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by Jesse73
Sun May 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

I would not use anything thicker than 1/8 aluminum for plenums or runners. Steel can be thinner, say .048 on the runners and .090 for the plenums. A lower intake from a factory EFI is a good place to start. The curved runners are already formed so all you have to do is decide how to make the plenum...
by Jesse73
Sat May 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

I have another question regarding custom intakes. (The Clifford intake I was interested in sold before I could get my mitts on it) What is considered a good material to build ones own intake out of? Could thick Steel or Aluminum be used? I finally set up my arc welder and I am working on learning ho...
by Jesse73
Thu May 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Power steering gear, T85 overdrive transmission 1973 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Power steering gear, T85 overdrive transmission 1973 F100

I have found a power steering setup at a local yard from a ‘78 ish f100. I took the pump and bracket off of around an ‘82 f150 so that’s set. Unfortunately the steering gear is about 3” longer in the column direction. I have a steering shaft from a floor shift model that is shorter I think, hoping t...
by Jesse73
Thu May 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Edelbrock deal alert
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Edelbrock deal alert

Thanks for the tip!
by Jesse73
Thu May 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

Oooo, that grey looks excellent. Just file off the Clifford name castings and one would never know it wasn't OEM. I am going to put on a Ford air cleaner as well so know one knows...

Thanks guys!
by Jesse73
Tue May 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

Thanks for the feedback guys, I will try to scoop it up. I think the Clifford units look kinda factory with the water ports and all. Might have to paint the intake blue for the stealth stock look..
by Jesse73
Sun May 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

That intake you are designing in Argentina looks great! Sorry to stop the ball on that project for a second, but I have a quick question for the folks out there. Anyone happy with a Clifford intake for a single carb? I see there is one for sale in my area for $200 including a 2 bbl adaptor. I’m stil...
by Jesse73
Sat May 16, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: MPG – Torque – Cruise speed and gear ratio hypothetical?
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: MPG – Torque – Cruise speed and gear ratio hypothetical?

So, just today I drove from Bozeman to Laurel MT. It’s about 260 miles up and down grades and through various cross winds. On the way there I was driving near 70 mph and on the way back I stayed around 65. On the trip I averaged 13.89 mpg. I have 3.73 gears and 30.2 inch tall cooper tires that are 3...
by Jesse73
Thu May 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Okay boys well I gave in to peer pressure and bought an MSD unit from wsa111 to go with my recurved DS2 distributor he put together for me. Looking forward to get that installed and see what happens next. I would like to stop at the local dyno beforehand, but that may be cost prohibitive. I would li...
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

1894308 GM module has a 5th pin for a retard function, that was tied to the OE primitive ESC. Turbo builds have used it with a pressure switch, and I may add a dash switch in case I get a knock-prone fuel/environment/load combo. 10474610 heat sink from LT1 cars looks to be suitable. It mounts to a ...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone have pictures of a power steering bracket for an E150?
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Anyone have pictures of a power steering bracket for an E150?

Thanks for the reply, I will have to figure out how to post photos, but the bracket I got came off of maybe an '82 model truck with a v belt, not quite the same as the serpentine one you have pictured there. I think I will just give it a try and get my reman from my local autozone, they have been ex...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone have pictures of a power steering bracket for an E150?
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Anyone have pictures of a power steering bracket for an E150?

A bit of a hijack here sorry. I just bought a bracket (cast aluminum 80’s ford type) and 80’s style PS pump to go along with a Saginaw box. Is it worth finding a Saginaw pump to go along with my steering gear or do you folks think the 80’s ford pump is fairly decent? I’m going to have to trade it in...
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

I was taking a look over things, I think I will try and put the GM module in the cab. We’ll see. I still need to round up some stuff to complete the install. Harmonic balancer etc. I spent a couple hours last night building a cart on Summit Racing and rock auto, trying to get the lowest price betwee...
by Jesse73
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Power steering gear, T85 overdrive transmission 1973 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Power steering gear, T85 overdrive transmission 1973 F100

Hi guys, I am looking for a couple of things for my truck. I would like to add power steering as I rebuild the rest of the frontend, so I will need pretty much everything from the pump to the gearbox. Hoping to find a complete setup for a ‘73 six cylinder 2wd F100 or as many parts as possible. I cou...
by Jesse73
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Ok sure many people use the GM Module with a DuraSpark II Distribitor you can find the wiring diagram in the below link. There won't be any ignistion retard for starting though. It's on the GoFastforLess site on the last two paragraphs of the link. You will need to make a heat sink out of aluminum,...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

...or like FTF said just leave the back port plugged off. Good luck on your truck.:thumbup: :nod: I think I'd leave the port on the distributor itself open so any movement in the diaphragm is not met with a build up of pressure against it. I never took one apart so I don't know if there is a provis...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Do you recall how Ford retards the timing during cranking? Is it with the vacuum port or something else on the DS2 distributor? I thought I saw something go by stating that a DS2 has some provisions for retarding the timing for starting. What a guy could do, is put a solenoid on a vacuum line to the...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

So, I have found Rockauto has two options. This dual vacuum unit for 32.84 https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=27854&cc=1120880&jsn=628&jsn=628 And this single vacuum unit for 63.49 by the time I eat the core charge https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=27855&cc=1120880...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

All 240's & 300's blocks from 1965 to 1997 are machined the same for the distribor hole size, so they will accept the 1976 to about 1984 DSII distribtor's that were used in those 300 Six's. So yes a 1978 or 79 F150 truck would be in that group. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Excellent thank you. I w...
by Jesse73
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Does anyone have the correct part number off hand for a DS2 distributor that fits a ‘73 F100 with a 240 six? Wsa111 is guessing anything from a 78 or 79 truck. My local parts store was not able to help much over the phone.
Thanks!
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 inline swap into 72 LTD
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: 300 inline swap into 72 LTD

I think this is an awesome idea, although I’m sure my grandmother (long time large Ford buyer) would not approve at all. She used to order 428 powered cars, followed by 460 ci when that became available. I think her last LTD was a hold over cop package from about 1991. After that she bought an early...
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifolds
Replies: 61
Views: 5098

Re: Intake manifolds

Has anyone been able to give the Aussiespeed 2 barrel intake a try yet? It looks like the runners are a slightly longer, might be good for a few more points of torque at lower rpm? I am working on updates to my 240 but still trying to keep the curve around stock as the gearing seems to work well for...
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good DS2 distributor unit?(new.) I made another pass at the local junkyards and was not able to find a ds2 distributor. Now the state of Montana is closed down for two weeks so I won’t really be able to junkyard search in other towns farther afield. I have ad...
by Jesse73
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?
Replies: 31
Views: 2440

Re: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?

I also agree on not touching the gas, or just barely touch the pedal when starting to let a little air in. Also sometimes I hold the pedal to the floor to kick open the choke and everything. This is for hot starts. You will get it sorted out! I went from “I’m burning this truck because it is so fini...
by Jesse73
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good DS2 distributor unit?(new.) I made another pass at the local junkyards and was not able to find a ds2 distributor. Now the state of Montana is closed down for two weeks so I won’t really be able to junkyard search in other towns farther afield. I have adm...
by Jesse73
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?
Replies: 31
Views: 2440

Re: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?

Hmm, okay well if you are able to set the choke that should help enrich the mixture to start. Possible bad accelerator pump not allowing you to give it a good shot of fuel when you step on the gas a couple of times before starting? Have you tried checking out the fuel pressure with a gauge? Maybe yo...
by Jesse73
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?
Replies: 31
Views: 2440

Re: EFI on factory intake? Dependability?

I had tons of problems with my carb (yf) at first. Ultimately it was all worn out at the shafts and bushings but beside that the automatic choke was all bunged up. Perhaps try turning the plastic housing all the way to one side to set the spring to heavy full choke even when hot. I’m thinking turnin...
by Jesse73
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dearborn...we have a problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1475

Re: Dearborn...we have a problem

This is pure speculation on my part, but I think now would be a great time to buy a lot of Ford stock before they release an all electric F-150. Crap on electric vehicles all you want, but a high percentage of truck owners drive their pickups in town only. Perfect situation for an electric vehicle i...
by Jesse73
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Okay I'm back with a couple of thoughts on the topic. Basically, what I think I need is a stable ignition system that is easy to find parts for if need be. My current setup is points (reliable, old timey) and it works, but they are hard to find parts for at times. I also have issues with setting up ...
by Jesse73
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

So, just as an experiment I stopped by all of the parts stores after work today. Napa, O Reilly, carquest, auto zone. I asked for anything(in stock) related to a points system, and also anything related to a DS2 and a GM module. It went as follows for the points: NAPA Had cap, rotor, wires, points, ...
by Jesse73
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

So my friend John has a MSD hooked up to his stock cj-5 f-head 134 with a stock distributor. Basically from my recollections he has the ignition hot to the box instead of the coil, and then the signal from the distributor to the box instead of the coil. Or something like that. So in theory and pract...
by Jesse73
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

U did mention that acquiring Ford parts was something of a hit and miss. Ditto. Yes, it can be challenging at times. Lots of bumpside and dentside trucks still on the road here, so there are some parts available but people hit the junkyards pretty hard so parts can be hard to come by. Okay. I had s...
by Jesse73
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:
Jesse73 wrote:I am really thinking about sticking with a carburetor setup.

amen bro


Yeah. This truck is outrageously reliable considering its humble beginnings with this family. Why do it a disservice? :beer:
by Jesse73
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

You can set up a nice carb for a lot less. In ur considering, consider the factory 1 barrel intake with efi manifolds. A well tuned Carter or a Weber 36/38, could very nicely fill ur pockets with money and ur tank with gas. In low rpm pickups with manual transmissions, in other words " real tr...
by Jesse73
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Re: Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Here is the abandoned bronco thread about his detonation issues for those who didn't catch it https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=80566&p=625470#p625470 That seems a little frightening. Not much was said about the DUI distributor. Are folks thinking it has gone faulty already? I was sort...
by Jesse73
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next build phase-Intake and ignition
Replies: 72
Views: 5120

Next build phase-Intake and ignition

Hey guys, long time no posts from me sorry. Last fall we moved back to Montana from the UP. I used the truck to tow my wife's cherokee on a dolly and we loaded up the car with stuff as well as the truck. Truck did okay, got sort of 12-13 mpg at 60 mph which is really not bad considering the money I ...
by Jesse73
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Best wing window seal?
Replies: 5
Views: 5378

Re: Best wing window seal?

I ended up getting the Dennis Carpenter ones. Worked perfectly on the passenger side, drivers side frame must be bent out of shape it still doesn't seal up well.
by Jesse73
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?

Everything looked mint when I had the head off, no signs of damage at all in the cylinders. And I doesn't burn hardly any between changes. Maybe "constantly seeping oil on top the the valve cover' would be more accurate description, ha-ha. I have seen a six with bad rings, and THAT engine was f...
by Jesse73
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Anyone familiar with air cleaner setups?

Hey guys, Yesterday at the scrap yard I opened the hood on a '70 f100 to find that it is totally complete, no one has touched the 240 or anything else. My '73 air cleaner has a hole in the pan that is patched, so I took the assembly off of the '70 truck. The '70 had one hose running from the REAR of...
by Jesse73
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

So here is an interesting development. I took out the factory jet and metering rod and measured them against the reproduction carb versions. To the best of my ability I measured both. The ford main jet was just about .104-.105", and the metering rod seemed to be .080. The reproduction jet was a...
by Jesse73
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

What did your o2 sensor tell you. At idle was the carb rich or lean? What is your idle manifold vacuum? What are your idle jets set at (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 turns open? What is your timing set at (base / mechanical advance / total advance?. As I understand our AF Ratio should be close to 14.5 at idle aro...
by Jesse73
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

Well. Switching to the .104 metering rod and jet rendered the truck just about undriveable. Too much bucking and sputtering to really get underway. So I guess I am going to put things back the way they were for now. I guess I need a better way to get the jetting set up correctly on this thing. -Jesse
by Jesse73
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

Thanks for the reply and information. I live at sea level & flat land drive 95% of the time. jesse73, thanks for giving me some space to ask the question. -Crosses old28racer off of Christmas card list- No problem, forums are for advice after all. I'm not upset at all by it. I still haven't had...
by Jesse73
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

Okay, I will plan on the swap if you have experienced the smallest jet working for your application as .102. I wish there was a wideband O2 sensor to borrow from the auto parts store. Then I could really dial the truck in on the road. We'll see how much it likes a little more fuel. I believe I just ...
by Jesse73
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: two front efi exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: two front efi exhaust

Hello,

Just did a quick measurement and the front manifold sits about 8 -1/2 inches away from the block. On my 73 f100 this would put it pretty close to the inner fender well if used on the rear 3 cylinders, but it might sneak by. Otherwise I don't see why It wouldn't bolt in place (?)
by Jesse73
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Quick jetting question Carter YF

I think it would be worth the time to try. Yes switch the metering rod to match. Also try a half turn or so CW on the adjusting screw from the factory setting. Leave the pump shooters alone for now. Can you measure the nozzle opening orifice? I don't recommend drilling jets but pump shooter nozzles...
by Jesse73
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quick jetting question Carter YF
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Quick jetting question Carter YF

Hey guys, If you have been following along, you probably know I have carburation issues. I recently swapped in a reproduction YF from Mike's, and the high speed operation seems good. However, I feel like the truck had much better pulling power at lower speed (up to say 30) even with the rickety leak...
by Jesse73
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I WANT GODZILLA!
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: I WANT GODZILLA!

I got to ridentify back from Montana in one in the 60's. I was very young 6 maybe. I'm with wildland fire now in nevada. I may have seen one on the fire line. was I mistaken? They were still jumping out of a DC-3 from Missoula back in 2015-16 time period when I was working fire out of Wise River. S...
by Jesse73
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Results, Chevy rockers, EFI manifolds, clutch fan, new Carter YF
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

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

Another update. Took a large load of stuff for a 3 hour hilly drive at as close to 60 as I could manage. Probably around 1000 lbs of stuff plus two ladders on the rack. Averaging the miles between what the odometer says with Google maps I got 15.94 mpg. Basing the miles strictly on google maps the t...
by Jesse73
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 cooling fan
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: 240 cooling fan

I just ordered this "universal" fan shroud from summit, they also sell different size configurations to match your radiator: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-380482-sh/ Haven't received it yet but it should work with my clutch fan and radiator combo according to the tape measure. I c...