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by 68Flareside240
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Waking up from Winter storage
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Waking up from Winter storage

In my humble opinion, it's probably fine after sitting for a short period of time. Best practice would be to pull the dizzy and prime, but I think you will be fine without doing that.
by 68Flareside240
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Started my build
Replies: 56
Views: 1044

Re: Started my build

Echoing FTF on the engine stand, make sure it's a sturdy one. Big, long block. I used the Harbor Freight 4 legged and it's OK. Rolls around fine, but you can see it flexing. Another thing is you must be careful pushing it from the rear of the stand, even with a 4 legged model. On the HF, the front t...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Started my build
Replies: 56
Views: 1044

Re: Started my build

I was in the same boat as you last year, and am finally getting close to wrapping mine up. I initially was going to do a bone stock rebuild, then changed my mind and started the "well while you are there" and went over my budget by about $1500. I used the Erson 270101 cam after it was reco...
by 68Flareside240
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1990 f250 towing capacity
Replies: 27
Views: 427

Re: 1990 f250 towing capacity

Google search shows max towing capacity of 10,000 lbs for both the V8 and inline 6.
by 68Flareside240
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DEGREEING THE DAMPER
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: DEGREEING THE DAMPER

Man this gave me flashbacks to 8th grade geometry proofs! Pretty amazing what simple tools and a little knowledge can do. Everyday I am reminded we were not taught these things purely for our misery. I for one am incredibly thankful for the patience. As a member on several forums, automotive and not...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter fitment
Replies: 40
Views: 1762

Re: Starter fitment

I often wondered about the pronunciation as well, ha. If you haven't seen it he's got a good video of his crew idling on youtube. Thing is gorgeous and sounds great.
by 68Flareside240
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Started my build
Replies: 56
Views: 1044

Re: Started my build

Welcome, and to start there is no debate on the terminology. If it’s a Ford, it’s a flareside. Embrace it. :beer:
by 68Flareside240
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 300 build... questions
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: New 300 build... questions

I assume you mean 274 duration. Do you have the model # of the Erson cam?. The 4 speed granny low is a truck trans and made for low end pulling. I’ve got it in my 77 4x4 and I never use it. Run it essentially as a three speed.
by 68Flareside240
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New 300 build... questions
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: New 300 build... questions

Welcome! You’re about to be the coolest 16 year old in the parking lot. Great folks here who are an incredible wealth of knowledge. Enjoy and best of luck with the swap.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford headlight wiring upgraded
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Ford headlight wiring upgraded

Learn something everyday. I always thought in a sealed round bulb, high beams were the lows and highs together. I have a 98 Tahoe that I did the low/high mod to on the composite lights. Used the highbeam feed to trigger a relay to send power to the low beams. Factory fog lights cut off with the high...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to wrap this build up..
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Trying to wrap this build up..

Thanks for the input. Picked up some recessed plugs and installed in the intake. They don't go near flush, which I don't really like, but I will live with it. As far as I know deck and head surfaces were cleaned up just enough to make them flat. Looking back, I wish I would have put a little more th...
by 68Flareside240
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to wrap this build up..
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Trying to wrap this build up..

First of all, let me start with a big thanks to you all who have helped me along in the project. No way I’d be this far along without your expertise and wisdom. Thanks to FTFs throttle shaft bushing procedure, I’ve got the 77 F150 transformed into an extremely reliable (once I got the choke and idle...
by 68Flareside240
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.
Replies: 50
Views: 2489

Re: Bombardier Muskeg repower with a 240.

Really enjoying this build thread. Looking at the pictures of the 240 during tear down, there is blue paint coming through the green. Was this green used on all Ford power products? If so, did they just pull built 240s (in blue) and repurpose and repaint them for industrial power?
by 68Flareside240
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

Thanks for that input. I knew compression was a big issue for these motors, and unfortunately there's not a good way to bring it back. Only pistons I have found were a forged KB that without deckwork only gets you around 8.6:1. That's beyond the scope of this engine, at least currently. Supposedly h...
by 68Flareside240
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

I tried to update the previous post last night to no effect. Anyway, the cuts they had made weren't enough. Modified per FTF's method and it cut much better. Despite my best efforts, I ended up getting the cutting depths dead on, and the bushings seated without a hitch :beer: Using a long 3/8" ...
by 68Flareside240
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rattle Can Blue Ford 1971 Engine Paint ????????????
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Rattle Can Blue Ford 1971 Engine Paint ????????????

I painted my 68 240 with VHT Engine Enamel “Old Ford Blue”. I don’t know if it’s concours correct but it looks pretty dang close.
by 68Flareside240
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

https://i.postimg.cc/VLCVLmf5/43-E7-F691-F04-E-4-EEA-AD46-CF62809086-E4.jpg FTF, apparently Henkyo read your article and started modifying the reamer. Just received this in the mail today. I assume you used medium power thread lock on the throttle plate screws? Could I substitute thread locker for ...
by 68Flareside240
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

More adventures in carb land. Been cranking the truck to let it run through the choke system and come to temperature, checking fluids, etc. Well I couldn't get it to stay running, like it was starving for fuel. Well, it was. Pulled the lid and the bowl was dry, save for the layer of fine particulate...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

Thanks for that advice. I’m sure I will have plenty more questions when I get to it. Thanks fellas.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

Great write up FTF. Many thanks.You instilled enough confidence that I have ordered the reamer kit. As for the reamer modification, it appears that you just did a 45 on the backside of the flutes to get it to run in reverse?
by 68Flareside240
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Motorcraft 2150 advice

Unfortunately, around here the small auto shops are a dying breed. Downtown here used to have about 3 city blocks worth of nothing but machine shops, radiator shops, dealerships, etc. Just a ghost town now. My plan is to rebuild this carburetor (or replace) and put back on this truck until I decide ...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorcraft 2150 advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Motorcraft 2150 advice

Progress on my 68 f100 has been slower than expected due to weather and my work. So I did what any reasonable ford guy does and bought another project in a much better condition. 1977 F150 Custom 4x4, 351M, NP435, married NP205, dark Jade metallic and Jade interior. I am now the second owner. All or...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine flush- the right way
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Engine flush- the right way

I was planning on pulling them anyway so I will surely take pictures. I just drained the old oil and filled it Saturday. It hasn’t ran more than an hour since. I’m going to drain a quart or so, pull the covers and photograph. Administer whatever concoction I decide (probably Atf or seafoam) and then...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine flush- the right way
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Engine flush- the right way

I am going to do this with the 77 F150 351M i just got. Only 12,000 miles on the rebuild, and from the looks of it without an oil change. :hmmm: Nasty stuff. Not near as nasty as the carb. Layer of particulate rust in the bowl, and power valve and accelerator pump nozzles clogged with a powdered met...
by 68Flareside240
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Breather
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Breather

I've got an air cleaner off my 68 F100 I'd be willing to part with if you're interested. Upper and lower lids, no snorkel or heat riser. Came off 1v Carter.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

Well I spent about 6 hours today lapping valves, because based on my results, it hadn’t been done. At all. FTF was correct in his assessment, as usual! Anyways, after reading a good bit on the subject this week, I achieved what I felt was a pretty good valve seat. I did it the old fashioned way, sto...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Breather
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Breather

Are you referring to the fresh air PCV breather on the valve cover or an air filter housing for the carb? Either one should be pretty easy to find for these motors. What's the details?
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!

94f150rules wrote: Is it safe to say its a head gasket or bad valve?


Only one way to find out! What it sounds like, but until you break it down it’s all conjecture. Hate to hear your misfortune.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

They are even with the naked eye, I haven’t installed and measured yet. I see what FTF was talking about with the machinists dye. It’s difficult for me to tell if I smeared what was remaining or there was not even contact. The seats all look concentric. I will most definitely do some valve lapping a...
by 68Flareside240
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

Well for the low price of free, I may have gotten what I paid for. I think some of what you may see is artifact from me cleaning the head up. There was a little surface rust I was cleaning off the face and I think the inconsistencies you see is a smear of oily debris on the seat. I didn’t recall see...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

Picked the head up last Wednesday. Things look much better. Intake seats were pretty deep, so probably going to have to use some 0.030” shims to get the spring height right. If it ever quits raining, I can touch up the paint and get this thing back together! https://i.postimg.cc/qvgBT4F8/1376085-F-9...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new 4.9 owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: new 4.9 owner!

Welcome, you are in the right place. Pictures are worth a thousand words, post some up if you can.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New valve spring retainer suppliers?
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: New valve spring retainer suppliers?

I am not sure if they will work, but I have the intake retainers (and exhaust rotators) from my 68 240 head. When this head was rebuilt sometime in the pas, it was done with late model 300 valves and parts. I have no need for them, so I will be happy to send them to you, if they may work.
by 68Flareside240
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New valve spring retainer suppliers?
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: New valve spring retainer suppliers?

What springs are you using? I went with Comp 768 retainers with Comp 942 springs, and eliminated the rotators. I assume this is a 1980 300 ?
by 68Flareside240
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank from Rockauto?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Forged crank from Rockauto?

Call the supplier, Crankshaft Supply. 877-521-2235. I'd call but not sure I know the right questions to ask.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 truck headers
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: 300 truck headers

Several people here are running headers of some sort, and the biggest complaint is you can’t get the starter in and out with ease, and it causes heat issues on carbs. I was wanting to run a header, but living in Alabama I am concerned with boiling fuel. From what I’ve gathered, the late model EFI ma...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 67-72 Floor Pans
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 67-72 Floor Pans

Understand completely. I've have to swap a couple of hosting services, and it's a general PITA. Appreciate the info. I plan on replacing everything in the front end. This quickly went from a motor rebuild to frame off restoration! I don't plan on ever selling the truck for sentimental reasons, so I ...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 67-72 Floor Pans
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 67-72 Floor Pans

That's why I quit buying from LMC. Quality is all over the map, and their proprietary part numbers give no indication which you are getting. Then there's the return policy. I ordered a fuel line for a 68 F100, and what came was no way shape or form even close to being right. $70 plus $20 extra shipp...
by 68Flareside240
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 67-72 Floor Pans
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 67-72 Floor Pans

I checked them out. They look surprisingly similar to the LMC ones, and the price is about the same. On their website it lists the thickness as 18ga and says they are stamped with US steel. For that price I may give it a shot. If nothing else will give me something to set the welder up with and get ...
by 68Flareside240
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 67-72 Floor Pans
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 67-72 Floor Pans

Ray bucks? Never heard of it. I found some pans on Macs that were more expensive and made of 18ga, but they don't list the dimensions. I'm gonna need as wide as possible as my rust is down the inner kick panel too. Still not sure exactly what to do there. Gonna have to Fab something
by 68Flareside240
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 67-72 Floor Pans
Replies: 7
Views: 913

67-72 Floor Pans

I am slowly acquiring the equipment to replace my floor pans. I have read a few places that the LMC sourced pans (~$49 a piece) were thin and not the greatest quality and there was a set that was more expensive (~$90) but thicker material. I don't use LMC anymore and typically order from NPD. They o...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder bore finish
Replies: 45
Views: 3440

Re: Cylinder bore finish

Could someone remove me of my ignorance to the boring/honing/crosshatch in regards to the torque plate. I understand the premise that it needs to be done withe the block experiencing the load (probably not the right term) of a torqued cylinder head. But if I recall correctly, not long ago there was ...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 95
Views: 9919

Re: 300 Rebuild

Everything looks great except for the color! Just kidding. This motor would have fit right in the 77 F100 we had growing up, in that two tone light green/dark green paint, we affectionately referred to as the "Green Godzilla". Have to dig some photos up of that truck. As for the cam degree...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

Ordered a set of Melling V1120 intake valves. Hope to get it all dropped off tomorrow. Got all the wiring out of the engine bay so I can get to work with the wire wheel on 50 years of crust. Only rust through is the area under the battery tray. Not enough in my mind to warrant a new inner fender. I ...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crate engine or rebuild?
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Crate engine or rebuild?

As much as I love working on engines, I don't think you can beat that price and have someone stand behind it. I'm at about 1300 right now with machine work and basic parts, and I am in an area with pretty cheap prices.
by 68Flareside240
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 91
Views: 9203

Re: Engine is back

Just wanted to update, I haven't dropped the head off. I am waiting to order valves before I take the head back. I have kinda held off intentionally so I can focus on fixing some things in the engine bay that I need to address. No sense in a gorgeous motor stuffed in a shabby engine bay. But the pla...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Combustion chamber size pros and cons?
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Combustion chamber size pros and cons?

Not sure exactly when they made the change to the rod, but my truck is an April 1968 truck and it has the earlier C5AE rods. Anyone know off hand the date when the switch was made?
by 68Flareside240
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: parts cleaner solution -super cehap
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: parts cleaner solution -super cehap

I have used it before, and it works. Cheap, non-flammable, no fumes. Good stuff.
by 68Flareside240
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Any reason to put a double barrel on my 4.9L 300 (and Dichromate?)
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Any reason to put a double barrel on my 4.9L 300 (and Dichromate?)

If you’re sticking with a one barrel the Carter YF/YFA is hard to beat. I think they flowed around 200cfm, someone else may know better.