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by rmcphearson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Yes, I got the book when I bought the car. I think what happened that caused the big coolant leak at the front/pass corner of the head gasket is the following: I replaced that head bolt with one that was too short. When determining the length for the new bolt I screwed it in until it bottomed out. I...
by rmcphearson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Looking into the old one from the top, there are 3 rows of louvers. Not sure if that's what I'm supposed to look at. This car had factory AC originally. The new radiator is noticeably lighter, seems to hold a similar amount of coolant. The bungs were the correct size and location. It's a very crudel...
by rmcphearson
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Radiator options for my '62

The alum radiator I rcvd was worse than the old one in terms of clearance between the fan and the radiator. I had to shorten the 4 fan bolts about 3/16" to squeeze them in and I had to omit the lock washers to get enough thread engagement. Probably should have gotten the original fixed like eve...
by rmcphearson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Radiator options for my '62

Thanks guys. The original is stamped C2DE 800. I don't know how to tell how many rows, I don't want to pull fins off. I found some correct drop ins. Rockauto has: Spectra CU1463 copper 3 row copper 1-3/4 thick for $105. OSC 251 2 row aluminum 1-7/16 thick for $130. I think I'm going to get the OSC b...
by rmcphearson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Radiator options for my '62

I need a radiator for my '62 falcon ranchero with a 170. The original has a gaping leak near the top. Instead of getting it fixed I'm thinking about getting a new aluminum radiator and keep the old one for a possible future restoration. It looks like the v8 radiators for my falcon can be purchased o...
by rmcphearson
Tue May 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

I am about the rebuild my Autolite 1100 on my 170. Are there instructions? Also, how do I clean/polish the outside of it?

Thanks,
-Roland
by rmcphearson
Sun May 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Ok. If I don't find a third shaft to operate on soon I might try to lengthen my too-short one so I can keep the long one for the 2.77 trans. Anybody know what the I.D. of the tube is or the O.D. of the yoke stub? If I can find that out I will go ahead and make a sleeve (with the proper O.D.) to have...
by rmcphearson
Sat May 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Got it, thank you. I will keep this option open. I'm looking around for a third shaft to operate on. Anybody happen to know if any later model shafts have the same yoke dimensions? That will be the best option because the local shop said a more modern shaft is thicker and can be shortened for cheap ...
by rmcphearson
Fri May 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

It does sound like they don’t want to do a retube of your old shaft. I have shortened my own driveshafts for many years never had any problems so far. But that’s if you have or can find a shaft that’s longer to start with. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Ok, please describe the process you use to shorten...
by rmcphearson
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

My local driveline shop quoted $185 to attempt to lengthen the shaft and advised me they would probably fail and I would be throwing money away. They quoted $100 to attempt to shorten the old shaft (and advised it will probably fail also) which I don't want to do because I want to save it in case I ...
by rmcphearson
Wed May 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

I'm back on the road. Now I need to lengthen the drive shaft a couple of inches. Not much of the shaft in the tail of the trans. Gotta take it easy till I get it lengthened!
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

Dang, I've got to get this thing back in service asap. I didn't know it was going to be this difficult. Gonna try to get it on the lift tomorrow night.

Powerband, what do you think my 3.03 shifter is worth?

Thanks for all the info!

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

By the way, the first order of business to do the swap (since Napa didn't have the correct pilot bushing in stock and I was in a hurry) was to bore the pilot bushing from .625 to .672 to accommodate the bigger shaft of the 3.03 trans. Since the new leather belt for my 1930s era Hardinge lathe has be...
by rmcphearson
Mon May 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

I had to beat the tunnel up in a couple places to get the bell housing to fit. I couldn't get access the top drivers bolt in the bell housing. Also, I couldn't get access to install the top drivers trans bolt. I think I will have to cut holes in the tunnel and install those two bolts from the cab. I...
by rmcphearson
Sat May 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

What is supposed to support the rear of the engine? It looks like the oil pan is resting on the "crossmember?"- the round bar that goes under the pan. I took the trans off without having to add additional support to the back of the engine.
by rmcphearson
Sat May 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Tans and Clutch swap today

I'm removing the original 2.77? trans, dog dish flywheel, busted bell housing, and shuddering clutch from my '62 ranchero (which has a 1970 170 block) and putting in a 3.03 trans, flat flywheel and clutch and bellhousing that all came out of a 1969 Mustang with a 200. Any tips or HeadsUps are apprec...
by rmcphearson
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Ok, I didn't understand the flow. I was thinking they were both vents that fed the intake.

Thank you
by rmcphearson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Ok back to the tune up mysteries. As I mentioned, the carb is not pulling any vacuum at any speed at the distributor outlet nipple (above the venturi). Now, regarding the PCV nipple on the carb adapter plate, if I pull the PCV hose off of that nipple the engine dies, and if I plug it back in and plu...
by rmcphearson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Ok, thank you.
by rmcphearson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

The 14 was above, not preceding, the other numbers. The head is a 1970 as pointed out above. I also have the following in my garage that I got out of a '68 Mustang recently: 200 head- 1969 200 block- 1968 200 bellhousing, new clutch, 3.03 trans w/ floor shifter Holley 1940 carb That all came out as ...
by rmcphearson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

The block has 3 freezed plugs. The casting #s are: 14 C8DE ?015-A ( the ? is either a 6 or 8 or G) According to my Schjeldahl bible this is a '68 or '69 170 block that "has a dual bell housing bolt pattern" Is there an easy way to confirm I have a "dual bell housing bolt pattern"...
by rmcphearson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Uh, there is no lash. Does that mean this is a hyd lifter valve train that is non-adjustable?
by rmcphearson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

I have the valve cover off, I tightened the head bolts, and I don't see any way to adjust these valves. I'm going to measure the lash.

The casting numbers on the intake are:
OD29 DODE-6080-A
by rmcphearson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: 170 tune up mysteries

Got it! Thank you! I don't have a timing light yet. I retarded the timing a bit and this thing is running smoother with more power and almost no pinging! I will try the sealer, head bolt snug, and adjust the valves, then plan on rebuilding the carb. On the rear of the valve cover the vent hose goes ...
by rmcphearson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 tune up mysteries
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

170 tune up mysteries

As discussed in another thread my '62 170 is seeping coolant from the head gasket on the driver's side. But before I schedule the gasket job I'm trying to unravel some other general carb and distributor mysteries. 1) My vacuum gauge is not indicating any vacuum from the port on the passenger side of...
by rmcphearson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Ok. I thought briefly about pushing my luck with a hotter stat, but today I noticed coolant seeping from the head gasket on the drivers side, so I'm going to leave the 170 stat in for now until I can schedule the head gasket change.

Thanks everyone.

-Roland
by rmcphearson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

I'm going to tac on a couple questions to this thread.

What spark plug should I use at my current 160-170 temp and what gap?
by rmcphearson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Hijack away brother. I haven't seen any leaks lately. I'm guessing that when I replaced the temp sender with a new temp sender a few months back the temp spiked, due to an air bubble or whatever, and that is what prompted the temporary leaks. I am leery of going to a hotter stat right now for fear t...
by rmcphearson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

I installed a 170 thermostat yesterday. The temp spiked momentarily while idling to 200 and then quickly went down to 160. It now stays around 160-170 while driving and spikes to 180 after shutting off. I don't want to push my luck with a hotter stat. This engine pings under load and I guess a highe...
by rmcphearson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Ok, let me recap. My OEM temp gauge would only go up to 1/4 scale since I bought this car last year. At some point just after I installed a new sender the temp gauge went up to 1/2 once, the engine stumbled/struggled and developed several coolant leaks. Since that single episode it's been running no...
by rmcphearson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Nice, cheapish floor shifter for 3 speed toploader
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Nice, cheapish floor shifter for 3 speed toploader

rzcrisis,

The one I have is for a 2.77. It's and "Indy" which I have been told is a Hurst "type". Text or call me if you want me to send you photos/info. I'm in New Jersey.
251 689 four two zero seven
-Roland
by rmcphearson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Ok, I'm going to get a complete engine gasket set since they are cheap and a new 180 degree thermostat. I'd like to get a temp/oil pressure/volts gauge pack to mount under the dash or in the radio hole. Now is a good time since I need to monitor engine temp closely. Can anyone recommend a cheap gaug...
by rmcphearson
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

The water pump is 2 months old. It ran fine today. Haven't even needed to add coolant yet. And yes, I replaced the coolant that was lost before I fired it up after replacing the sender. These 3 gaskets? 1 head 2 exhaust manifold 3 timing cover Great tip about gooping that head bolt. I think that's t...
by rmcphearson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

Thanks for the replies. It is burning coolant and running rough. I'm sure the head gasket is blown. Does anyone have a complete list of parts I will need to do this job? I know the obvious things I need but I'm guessing there are a few parts that are not obvious. I want to get everything at one time...
by rmcphearson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2646

Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

My temp gauge would not come up past the low mark for the 6 months I've owned this thing. Last week I swapped the temp gauge with another and that didn't make a difference. So I swapped the sender. The gauge then came up close to the midway point. The next day it would not come up past the low point...
by rmcphearson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID my carb please
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: ID my carb please

Thank you!
by rmcphearson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID my carb please
Replies: 5
Views: 512

ID my carb please

My '62 170 is supposed to have a holley but it has what looks like an Autolite 1100. But it is stamped "FoMoCo", I don't see "Autolite" on it. Were Autolites stamped "FoMoCo"? Also, I want to put a small air cleaner on it so I can see all the linkage, adjustments, and o...
by rmcphearson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Nice, cheapish floor shifter for 3 speed toploader
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Nice, cheapish floor shifter for 3 speed toploader

I have one if you still need one.
by rmcphearson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Hello from NJ

Greetings all, I found this site from reading the Schjeldahl handbook. I bought a '62 Falcon Ranchero last year with the original 170 three speed column shift and OEM AC system (which I have removed and plan to sell to raise funds for the resto/mod). It is my daily driver. I have about a thousand qu...