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by philford
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 28
Views: 1250

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

if you pull the block , send it to be rebored, stick new pistons and bearings in then you'll have something worthy of your time. send it for balancing wiht the crank , flywheel, con rods, new pistons etc.. and then if you want to spend time and money on mods at least you have a good base. I did that...
by philford
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

my van started overheating. New alunimum rad fixed it. I'd try that first if you haven't unless it's a collector in which case you can rebuild it if you like. maybe you need more if you race it or something. My van has Overdrive and by the time it gets there you dont; really want to go much faster. ...
by philford
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Key Switch Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Key Switch Issues

I found an online video that shows how to take the switch out which I have not yet.

I think there is a part that locks the steering wheel , it can be removed and then the steering lock wont' work but it isn't a necessary thing so far as I see, then probably no switch needed.
by philford
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Key Switch Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Key Switch Issues

I have an 88 E150 van . I got in when it was cold and frozen and the chrome thing with ears around the ignition key wouldn't turn. I sprayed silicone in there and got it to turn with a little force so I could get to work. now it works but feels a bit stiff. It doesn't want to spring back properly. I...