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by 68Flareside240
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Woodruff key availability
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Woodruff key availability

Tractor Supply had woodruff keys in several different sizes when I was in there the other day. Not sure if they fit this application, but they have them.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Bottom end is installed and everything is smooth as silk. Got the cam installed yesterday but cannot get the crank gear on. Assume I'm gonna have to get it warm and press it on with a large socket and a longer 5/8-18 bolt https://i.postimg.cc/r084sjjN/280-A49-CD-8-D15-4-E30-8616-6-E067-A5-A8279.jpg ...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Thank you for the input. The shop removed the valves, tapped the remaining bosses for studs, and did a valve job. I just want to clean and smooth things out while I have the head out.
by 68Flareside240
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Thanks FTF, that makes me feel better. Dad told me to do the same, and not worry about it. But the OCD in me wanted to replace it now before it bit me later. I will polish it up and move forward. As for main torque, my reference lists spec at 80 lb-ft. Connecting rod torque is 42 lb ft. If someone c...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Finally got around to cleaning the crank up and installing main bearings and checking the clearance on them. Had to swap two bearing halves but got all the clearances to between 0.0008-0.0013. However, I noticed that there is a nick on the journal surface of one of the thrust bearings halves. I cann...
by 68Flareside240
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I WANT GODZILLA!
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: I WANT GODZILLA!

I too am very eager to see what they are gonna do. With them dropping the 5.0 from the F150s I may have to step up to an F250 with this motor. I believe the 6.2 will still be an option as well.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 1239

Re: 300 Rebuild

Appears to be a 300.
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Well, pretty much have everything now to build the motor. Piston ring file came in last Friday, and I set the gaps on my rings. Had to take 0.001" off of three rings. Of course had I not bought the ring filer, they would have all been way off. Rings are all installed on pistons and rotating smo...
by 68Flareside240
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Rebuild
Replies: 37
Views: 1239

Re: 300 Rebuild

I agree FTF. People always talk about the confusing nature of Ford PNs, but they're the only ones you can discern any usable information from. My dad worked in Ford parts for almost 30 years, and that was 20 plus years ago, and he can still remember part numbers.
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

The cam came this evening. It, 12 lifters, some oil additive and moly lube. The cam came with Joe Gibbs Assembly grease. The cam also cam with a “cam lift report” from the date of manufacture. I will post a image of it once I scan it in. Pretty impressed with shipping. I ordered it on the 4th of a J...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Yessir, I know about all that stuff. I believe using the hydraulic lifter for a solid point doesn’t affect the dial indicator. It will however affect readings if the weight of the Valvetrain is on it and you're measuring off the valve. That’s why they have those reduced weight valve spring in “preci...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

If someone wouldn't mind looking at this and making sure I have it right. And to make sure I have my head wrapped around it, these marks are where I will be checking at 0.050 lift, not when the valve actually starts to open(or close), correct? Grind: RV10H 110+4 Lobe Separation Angle Overlap: 60.00 ...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Thank you for that info on the cam template. I have often wondered why those damn wheels are so expensive. I want a big one, but don't want to shell out that kind of money. I have a friend with a printing business who can print that template off on a decal. Another guy I know can make me an aluminum...
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Engine is back

Thank you max. I had read something to that effect about the cam, but wanted to verify with you experts first. The shop is going to press the cam free of charge. Only thing will be my time and effort to go. Anyone have a piston ring filer I can pay to borrow? Are the el cheap $50 Jegs, Summit, ProFo...
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Running on 5

:thumbup: glad you got it figured out. I would bet it gets it fixed.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Running on 5

Start with the simple things first. Check engine light on? Make sure all of your plug wires are making good contact. Check the plugs. Make sure it’s getting fire.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine is back
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Engine is back

Got my engine back last Wednesday. It looks really good. Guys did a really good job. And for $786. Pistons are Sealed Power 272AP. Pmuller you were correct on rods. After cleanup they’re C5AE. Crank machined 0.010”. Bearings are King’s MB7750SI 010 (mains) and CR640SI 010 (rods). Mahle 50664CP .040 ...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Results, Chevy rockers, EFI manifolds, clutch fan, new Carter YF
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Results, Chevy rockers, EFI manifolds, clutch fan, new Carter YF

Good info. Mike's seems to be the man when it comes to the YF(A). Follow his information on adjusting the carb, from what I saw on his site alot of the "factory" settings on float and metering rod are a little off. I wasn't able to tell much with the Chevy rockers other than a change to th...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Zinc
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Zinc

Great info Max. I am pretty positive the Delo I was running in my truck before I pulled the motor was CK-4. I didn't see a straight 30 on the shelf, but I will plan on running that when I get my motor together and broken in.
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Gotcha. I thought that number looked a little large for this motor. So that 0.532" is the number to check open spring compression?
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

I had to go back through and refresh my brain on what is actually happening with the camshaft in relation to crankshaft, and it all makes sense now. When it comes to cam lift and subsequently valve lift, I know that cam lift will be 0.448", which when using a 1.75:1 rocker equates to 0.784"...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Thanks for the help. Great info FTF, backed up what I was reading on Erson's site. I have decided to go with their E270101 cam and lifters. $226 to my door. Already have a few questions after looking at the cam card, but I'll hold off until a little closer. I hope to answer my questions in the next ...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Gotcha. I have been reading up on cam measurements and was just wondering why measuring there. Thanks for clarifying. Apprecaite the the input on the cam. I want something with a good idle, but don't want to change too much. I am sure that E270101 will be fine. I have found that cam and lifters for ...
by 68Flareside240
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

I would be happy to. If you wouldn't mind, please explain the reasoning on the measurement at 0.006". Also, I was looking at the Erson cams, and saw the 292 duration they have, still at 0.478" lift. Would this cam be too much for me?
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Yes I will be building the entire engine. Shop will be fitting pistons to rods. I do plan on degreeing the cam.
by 68Flareside240
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Thank you for the recommendations. I am not sure what the deck will be. I plan on running over there this week to check on things and talk about it. Gonna look into those cams this week and hopefully get one ordered. Trying to buy what I need as I can and stockpile it. Once I get everything I need I...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Yes I ran the chevys probably the last 300 miles I put on the truck. They were subtle, but I could tell a difference, especially in exhaust note. I plan on the offy c and I am looking at the edelbrock 500. From what I read it’s a good carb for adjustability and mild performance. I do plan on putting...
by 68Flareside240
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

I apologize. Yes, the 7 remaining press in studs are being pulled and screw ins installed.
by 68Flareside240
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: 240 valve size?

Well, machine work is almost complete. Waiting on pistons so they can bore. I ordered a master rebuild kit (minus cam and lifters) from Internal Engine Parts group who has a warehouse close to me, Birmingham Piston Warehouse. Pistons are Sealed Power stockers for 289/302, 0.040" over. I assume ...
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.
Replies: 120
Views: 3708

Re: So I have a plan but now im Second guessing myself.

You can get a 100mL burette for about $20 online. A large syringe may get you close, but I have seen some that were quite a bit off.
by 68Flareside240
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 valve size?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

240 valve size?

I appreciate the loads of information given, and looking back into the pages and pages of posts, I am sure you all get tired of answering the same questions over and over. But I would appreciate an opinion on my motor build. I have read about putting bigger valves in the head, and now would be the t...
by 68Flareside240
Thu May 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

I think I am going to look for a donor 300 for a week or so, then just go with the 240 if no luck. I found a complete 1985 300 for 300 bucks. Are there any years of 300s I should be looking for, or will any of them work?
by 68Flareside240
Thu May 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Ha because I am indecisive. I want to keep the 240, but I am paying to have a crank turned anyway, I might as well take what I am given and go with the 300. I talked to the shop yesterday and he felt the same way. Basically I am at a standstill now because he wants the pistons in hand before he star...
by 68Flareside240
Wed May 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

So not worth it. Anyone in Alabama got a 300 assembly?
by 68Flareside240
Wed May 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Heard back from the shop today. The bore is standard, but has 0.029" wear. Said we need to go 0.040" over. Crank was also worn and needs 0.010". So how is decision time. I want to keep my rods since they are the good ones. I am also thinking of going ahead and getting a 300 crank. Got...
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Some daily driver questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Some daily driver questions

I am pretty sure I have the Haynes Manual for that model year truck. Found it at my dads work under a stack of crap and took it as it had some info on the 300. I will send it to you if you want it, I really have no need for it for my application. PM me an address and I will get it to you.
by 68Flareside240
Thu May 23, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser VS Clifford
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: Offenhauser VS Clifford

From what I gather, the only benefit to a clifford is that it comes with water hookup for the heat. With the Offy, you have to make one or buy a pre made one if you want the heat. The Offy is set up for square bore carb, the Clifford you have to buy specific adapters. Not sure which one makes more p...
by 68Flareside240
Thu May 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

https://i.postimg.cc/8P8mcdCF/A136-F478-D888-43-C9-8-F11-84-C2-DB0-A590-B.jpg Here is the rod on 6: https://i.postimg.cc/nrmKTr3c/13-B1-B5-FE-B506-4-E71-B07-A-061-C76312178.jpg Number 4: https://i.postimg.cc/fWSvMqMn/955-F4-A8-A-1-B59-4-F06-9344-D9-E0-FBC7-E412.jpg When I was disassembling, I was v...
by 68Flareside240
Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

That’s the thing, this motor ran smooth as silk, other than ring issues, which I now assume to be due to a very poor ring job. The head job didn’t help a bit either. But it ran great. I’ve got a strong feeling I’m going to be blown away when I finish this truck. It’s been a heck of a ride so far. Ha...
by 68Flareside240
Wed May 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Pmuller I could be wrong but I’m 99% sure they were C6AE. All pistons were 4valve relieved as seen. I know the later ones have more limited piston choice. Are there any pistons I should look at or just go back with stock 289/302?
by 68Flareside240
Wed May 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Had minor health emergency last night, so couldn’t get the motor apart until this morning. Rod bearings were all good except for 4 and 6. They were wiped pretty good down to the copper in a few locales. I’ve got a pretty idea as to why.... but I’ll see if someone can guess it first(Hint:motor was re...
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: C5AE rods
Replies: 54
Views: 2579

Re: C5AE rods

Congrats on the addition!
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Yes the motor had a ring job when the head was worked. Based on the assumption the block never came out, I would assume the dingle berry hone (never heard that term but like it) was used. Will be pulling the pistons and crank tonight, more pictures on the way.
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

I have a date tomorrow morning with a machine shop. I think I called 5 shops before I found someone who was interested in talking to me about my project before saying "we don't do that" , "race engines only" etc. Taking it all over tomorrow to check out and mic and talk about wha...
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

I am not sure about the timing gear. I was wondering about it as it did not appear to be phenolic. Here is a better picture of the gear set. Sorry its upside down. Edit : the 2752 appears to be an obsolete Sealed Power number, assume it was replaced when the rest of the work was done. https://i.post...
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Yeah those 4/6 exhaust valves look burnt, did you do a compression test before you pulled the head? Maybe the cam lobes are worn, causing less valve lift, possible not drawing enough a/f mix into those cylinders? I don’t know, but usually 3/4 are the richest on the carbed heads I’ve pulled, with 1/...
by 68Flareside240
Tue May 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

Well, I believe I found the culprit on 4 and 6. The porcelain insulator on the plugs was cracked, leaving visible carbon tracking as the spark leaked out to ground on the head and not through the plug. When I touched the insulator, it fell off. Here's the plug for 4. 6 was not near as bad. https://i...
by 68Flareside240
Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Re: Got the motor out....

One was wet. Had oil leaking from behind the exhaust valve what I could tell. No idea about four other than maybe losing compression. Deposits everywhere, even visibly holding the intake valve open. Lots more pictures I will post tomorrow. But if anyone can tell me about the rods going from the plug...
by 68Flareside240
Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 1196

Got the motor out....

Well only took a few months but I finally parked the truck and got the motor out. Disassembly was pretty much uneventful, once I had made 37 trips inside to my toolbox. Took me the better part of a day working by myself and labeling and bagging everything. Pistons badly carbon caked, looks like numb...
by 68Flareside240
Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Possible bad head gasket?
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

Re: Possible bad head gasket?

That was in the back of my head that the lifter was pumped up, as the truck hadn't been sitting long when I adjusted it. Oddly enough, I feel that I had more timing gear noise with the stock rockers, than the chevys. Seemed quieter, but it could have just been my ears listening to the lope through s...