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by BigBlue94
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:nice
Before fire-up I recommend spinning up the oil pump to get oil pressure up. I use a 460 hex pump quill in an electric drill.


That's the plan. Spin it till I see oil coming out of the pushrods, then stab the dizzy and crank it over
by BigBlue94
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I've been a busy beaver since my last post. Most of the large stuff is done and hooked up. I made new starter cables out of 1/0 welding cable. Radiator is in, as is the power steering pump, alternator, starter, and carb. I poured oil in today through the top of the head, soaking all the rockers, val...
by BigBlue94
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next step for more HP?
Replies: 31
Views: 1126

Re: Next step for more HP?

Harte3 wrote: You might consider beefing up the C6 transmission with some modifications for improved performance to get the most out of the mods in engine performance. Don't know anything about transmissions, what would you suggest? I was thinking about swapping to an AOD at some point, but that's ...
by BigBlue94
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: camshaft schneider 248-56
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: camshaft schneider 248-56

I have the Schneider 140H in my 300 with 9.75 CR and a factory head with big valves. It's a week or so away from firing up.

I was impressed with their service and visual quality of the cam.
by BigBlue94
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

With my 85 I used one of the lower intake bolts towards the rear and a threaded hole above the distributor area on the driver's side of the head. With the radiator out, I still had to rotate the engine 90 degrees to get it out. https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1145747/fullsize/20190217_121422.jpg
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 six, what year?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Ford 300 six, what year?

For building an engine, the month and day of the date code isn't really important. It's just a fun fact to know your blocks birthday. :lol: E5TE-6015-MB 6A31 is the reman that came in my 85 bronco I've never seen that before, and just dated my block. It was made on my mom's 24th birthday! That's pr...
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI Exhaust Manifold Conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: EFI Exhaust Manifold Conversion

AbandonedBronco and others have made up little heating plates that fill that opening in the intake. They plumb coolant through it from one of the heater hoses.
by BigBlue94
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I contacted summit racing about my rocker arm. Since the individual rockers are on backorder, they are sending me a whole new set. I'll swap the 7/16 rocker out for a 3/8 one and send it back to them, all free of charge.

Now that's good service!
by BigBlue94
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Well, I got the new guideplates welded up on 1.95 centers. As I was trial fitting before torquing the studs down, i noticed one rocker on the #5 cylinder was extra rockery. I pulled it off and compared to another one. The stud bore in the fulcrum was .440". Whereas the other 11 match eachother ...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is there a commercially available windage tray?
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Is there a commercially available windage tray?

Dang, my kickout is on the wrong side! The PO added it to the factory oil pan. Adds about a quart of volume.

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by BigBlue94
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Took the engine back out today. Took about 15 minutes. Pulled the clutch and pulled the flywheel, only to find that I HAD indeed used red loctite on the flywheel bolts. :lol: Oh well, itll make doing the work on my new guideplates easier, considering the top of the core support is 5ft off the ground...
by BigBlue94
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

To be able to use a longer bolt with more thread area, would be my guess. :nod: Darn Ford engineers! present company excluded... Hahaha :mrgreen: Makes sense to me. Blind holes generally cost more and are more tedious to machine too. They caused me some engineering fits on a catch can I designed an...
by BigBlue94
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

You do not have to take the engine back out. Clean out the bolt holes with carb cleaner or equivalent and torque the bolts to spec from underneath the vehicle. This will require that you lock the flywheel in place, not that hard to do. That would require removing the driveshafts, transmission, cros...
by BigBlue94
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Thanks... I guess Haha now the engine has to come back out :bang:

Any specific reason for through holes instead of blind?
by BigBlue94
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Thought I'd read they can weep oil if not sealed... maybe I'm wrong
by BigBlue94
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Son of a !!!!!

I was supposed to use thread sealer on my flywheel to crank bolts wasnt I?
by BigBlue94
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Very good you found out before you fired up your engine.Would it be possible to remove your pushrod guide plates and cut your welds then clean them up and then reweld them in their correct spaceing? I'm sure I could, but that seems like a lot of work to save 50 bucks. I guess you have more money th...
by BigBlue94
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

pmuller9 wrote:BigBlue
Would you do me a favor and measure the distance from the center of the rocker arm roller tip to the center of the pivot (fulcrum)
Thanks


Approximately 1.575"
by BigBlue94
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

54-4x4 wrote:Very good you found out before you fired up your engine.Would it be possible to remove your pushrod guide plates and cut your welds then clean them up and then reweld them in their correct spaceing?


I'm sure I could, but that seems like a lot of work to save 50 bucks.
by BigBlue94
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are all 300 [4.9l] thermostat housings the same?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Are all 300 [4.9l] thermostat housings the same?

I did get one of those ports like you have pictured in the junkyard, but like you said my probe was too long to fit in it. Where did you get the aluminum bung? Thanks. I made it myself on the lathe. I dont recall the thread pitch used, but it's a standard pipe thread. Im using an Autometer gauge wi...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

To do this correctly you need to mark the pushrods where they go through the guides. Then remove the guides and put the studs and rockers back in place at the correct lifter preload. Then center the rocker roller tips on the valve stem and measure the distance between the pushrods at the place wher...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

1.92 center to center came from measuring outside to outside, then subtracting the diameter if one stem. 1.94 approx center to center on rocker studs. I roughly measured all the guideplates the same way and it came out to 1.918... I think that there is the problem! All my pushrods look like this. ht...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

1.545" between 3/8s pushrods, give or take .010

1.209" between valve stem and rocker stud (not easy to measure)

1.92! Between valve tip centers
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Cylinders 1 and 3 respectively. All six are about the same.

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by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I see. I'll get a couple, one where the valve is being opened.
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Are you saying that the intake and exhaust rockers on a cylinder pair are both facing outward? Can you take a picture of a rocker pair? I can get a pic this evening. If you look down at the rockers, the pair points slightly club footed. The roller tips on the rockers are slightly off the side of th...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Made some good progress in the last couple weekends. Got mounts built for my new shiney BeCool radiator and my power steering cooler mounted up and AN hoses made. Got the engine sitting in its permanent home too! https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1145566/fullsize/20190209_124606.jpg Check out the ...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are all 300 [4.9l] thermostat housings the same?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Are all 300 [4.9l] thermostat housings the same?

I am looking for a way to easily attach a mechanical gauge to my F150. It is a 78 and has a transplanted 300, not sure which year, installed in it. I see that in 80-84 the F350s with the big 6 have a t housing that has a port in the radiator hose outlet. So my question is will all years of the 300s...
by BigBlue94
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 31
Views: 2242

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

KB379 pistons for a pre-'71 351w fit stock 300 rods with a bushing in the pin end. My block only needed a few thousandths to get to zero deck. https://uempistons.com/i-29938-kb-hyper-piston-ford-351w-rod-5-956-step-dish-15cc.html The piston is a step dish of 15cc. It was designed for the sportsman N...
by BigBlue94
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Marking Engine Components
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Marking Engine Components

I like to put all the bolts for a particular item in a baggie and label it. I'm going through the rebuild process right now, and am glad I bagged them all up 12 months ago...

Take pictures too, they can be a lifesaver.
by BigBlue94
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb options
Replies: 33
Views: 1353

Re: Carb options

Had a 390 Holley on my 300. Worked pretty okay. New engine is getting a Holley style 450 quickfuel carb. Either should be just fine.
by BigBlue94
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1968 Ford F250 with 4.9 ltr six
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: 1968 Ford F250 with 4.9 ltr six

I love me some 68/69 Ford pickups! As noted, the duraspark2 distributor ceased to be used after 82, when they went to an electronic control carb and subsequent distributor. The duraspark2 works great when wired properly. Many of the 83-85 guys swap back to the DS2 because it allows swaping carbs out...
by BigBlue94
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Got some work done this afternoon. Got my manifold studs installed. Also had to make the little locating stud for the intake manifold on the lathe. The was a .312" pin, pressed in the head. https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1145487/fullsize/20190206_140931.jpg Doing some mockup and test fitti...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

My box of parts finally showed up so I'm ready to get this puppy back in the bronco. I ended up getting the Carter m60092 fuel pump, and it's quite different looking than my original, but honestly looks much better made. I also ended up making my own intake clamping washers out of brass on the lathe...
by BigBlue94
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clark 5spd behind a 300? Attention Notmeofficer!
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Clark 5spd behind a 300? Attention Notmeofficer!

I read of a Clark 4 speed somewhere, but not a 5 speed. And I've never seen much on the Clark's in fords
by BigBlue94
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How much should machine work cost?
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: How much should machine work cost?

Crank grind 185 Balance 180 Cam bearings 40 Freeze plugs 40 Line hone 250 Mill block 165 Bore and hone cylinders (6) 230 Machining for larger valves and bowl work 220 Hardened seats 100 Rocker studs 150 Mill head 80 R&R rods and Bush to smaller dia. 330 Magnaflux block and head 90 Hot tanks and ...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

One pump I saw was for not only all the "modern" Ford sixes, as well as the 360 and 390fe.
by BigBlue94
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

You know I have an 85 head in my 80, and I just assumed it had a efi valve cover because of the raised ends. I think I have to go pull a valve cover and check dimensions now... :thanks: I can't say my 'humped' valve cover is an original 85 part, but it came on my 85 with a reman engine. When settin...
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

The PBF and efi valve covers have different dimensions, I recently ran into this same issue with my new cylinder head. The efi valve cover is narrower and I believe slightly shorter. If you look closely there’s a large radius in the PBF cover for bolt clearance, where the efi cover doesn’t. The 74 ...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?

That is why I prefer to buy new rather than get some from a junk yard. Budget rebuild, I was hoping to go with what I had on the junkyard engine. I'll start massaging the manifolds, see if i can get them to bolt up. Thanks guys. Had a guy on FSB go through this with a 351w. There are exhaust manifo...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Meanwhile if you have two valve covers use one for an extension and make a high stock cover. https://www.dropbox.com/s/sjrk8a70abvhqzw/300%20Tall%20Valve%20Cover.jpg?raw=1 I have a 74 and an 85 cover. The 85 has extra height on both ends. I'm contemplating chopping the 74 PBF section out and cuttin...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1996 4.9l Headers
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: 1996 4.9l Headers

The reason you dont find them is what Pmuller stated. However, you can weld a bung into each collector, and after the cat. Then, you get the joy of building a y pipe and exhaust. Or paying someone to do it. Was an all day job for me. Longtubes really crowd the passenger side up. Long tube headers on...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Okay thanks Paul. I'll definitely check for proper roller to valvetip pattern.
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

So I went to set my valve cover on the other day and it wasnt close to touching the head surface. I need approximately .400 to clear the rocker arm nuts. I've got a Marshall spacer coming to cure that. However it had me thinking because I know others have had much better clearance. I decided to chec...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: Topeka, KS Miller Precision Machine
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Topeka, KS Miller Precision Machine

Recently had my 300 rebuilt by Dustin Miller. He is the owner and only employee of Miller Precision Machine, in North Topeka, KS. He's a drag racer and can build pretty much any engine from a SBC to a big rig Cummins diesel to a turboed and sleeved 4banger. His work has even been mentioned in a few ...
by BigBlue94
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300-6 drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 300-6 drawings

Not to argue against a six, but is the Zephyr V12 gone or damaged or what? Those v12s are SWEET! Gonna be singing Hot Rod Lincoln all day now lol
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150

The zf5 crossmember is not straight. When looking from above, it has a U shape. Usually there are holes in the frame for most transmissions available then. Since this is crossing generations, you may need to drill your own. I know AbandonedBronco had the lower holes already in his 85 bronco, can't r...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150

Ditto on the 87+ trans tunnel cover. Its taller than the 80-86. User AbandonedBronco points out that the zf boot mounts to the tunnel cover differently than the old 4spd trannys. Its specific to the zf5/m5od. The M5od shifter design however, makes removal on those more difficult than the zf5 equippe...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: I bought a used zf5-42 for my 1984 f-150

Are you going to rebuild the trans? If so, check put Torque King 4x4 or Allstate gear for all the little parts. You'll need to convert into to a 87 style tailhousing and output shaft for your speedometer I believe (im not up to snuff on 4x2 stuff). Your master cylinder should work, but the line is i...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 152
Views: 10521

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I picked it up yesterday! https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1144111/fullsize/20190110_172823.jpg https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1144112/fullsize/20190110_172842.jpg Got my sheet of specs at home, but main and rod bearing clearance is .0027 and .0029 respectively. He originally prepped the cra...