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by DoctorC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bubba has 10,000 posts!
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Bubba has 10,000 posts!

Hip hip hooray!!
:beer: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thanks:

Thanks for the help!!
by DoctorC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump for Carbed applications?
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Electric Fuel Pump for Carbed applications?

Before you make this jump read a little about electric pump drone. I had this as part of the carb upgrade kit and was all prepped and ready to go. But when I was trying to read about the best pump fixation location / method I came across tons of people who uninstalled these afterwards because the co...
by DoctorC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Getting rid of carb spacer.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Getting rid of carb spacer.

I think the issue you're having is that you're envisioning the orientation of the Carb in a specific manner. Here's the original carb orientation: 20190514_212215.jpg Here is a pick of the kit I got from VI (Carb and all together), the orientation shown is the same I installed it, looking from the v...
by DoctorC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Getting rid of carb spacer.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Getting rid of carb spacer.

Mine is from vintage inline. Bolted right on.
by DoctorC
Fri May 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Getting rid of carb spacer.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Getting rid of carb spacer.

have a read through my adventure doing that =)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80154

I also have a thread on the linkage woes I had until I bought a bell crank from Redline.

DrC
by DoctorC
Fri May 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: MPG – Torque – Cruise speed and gear ratio hypothetical?
Replies: 19
Views: 889

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

As a general rule of thumb, this quote from a Hypermiling forum makes sense to your conundrum i think: If you are achieving 70mph from the car in 5th gear at 3500rpm compared to 50mph from the car in 3rd at 3500rpm, then 5th gear (and faster) for the same RPM (and rough fuel consumption) is the bett...
by DoctorC
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Thanks xctasy for the link from CONTACT! magazine.
As a fan of flight I find it even more intriguing. Detonation failure is certainly an exasperating event. Detonation failure at 5000 ft AGL is a whole 'nother level of whoops.

Holy crap I never thought of that. Talk about a rush!
by DoctorC
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: knock sensor(s) location options core plug?

I'm considering going this route now myself, did yours work?
by DoctorC
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bronco Carb Options
Replies: 28
Views: 3512

Re: Bronco Carb Options

Naw, just tryin to be helpful to the bloke. Links make life easier. =)
by DoctorC
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bronco Carb Options
Replies: 28
Views: 3512

Re: Bronco Carb Options

I put a 32/36 on my Mustang 200 recently. Let me find the posts on the issues I had and post them here for you. I went with a kit from VI, spacer included. I'm super happy with it all. Incorrect vacuum hookup to Carb https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80154 Mechanical throttle linkage woes ...
by DoctorC
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure drops at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Oil pressure drops at idle

Thanks guys!
by DoctorC
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure drops at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Oil pressure drops at idle

Update: So I changed the oil to 10W30 (from 10W40) to see if that helps. It didnt. Then I drove 500 miles to Napa. Halfway there my oil pressure went to zero. Boom. I panicked, looked in the rearview mirror dreading a giant black line behind me. Nothing. Engine sounded fine. Pulled into the next Aut...
by DoctorC
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?

Hey Bob, Why the rich recommendation for cruise? I'm at 15.5-16 cruise and doesnt seem to have any neg impact. WOT drops to 12-13. On my drive from LA-Napa I did avg about 12 mpgs. Wont I see a big dent in that if I cruise lower? As for the air efficiency, I put in the hi-po filter on my weber and i...
by DoctorC
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 106
Views: 12122

Re: Holley 5200 carb

As i start on this journey myself with my new Weber, I'd just like some perspective...

Those numbers you achieved, are good, right? What are you shooting for? Cuz I was shooting for something similar to what you have =)
by DoctorC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 163768

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

Cool, well, if you need/want some help on migrating such things, I'd be willing to give up some of my time.
by DoctorC
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: untrusted address
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

Re: untrusted address

Yay back up and running
by DoctorC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: untrusted address
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

untrusted address

The forum keeps getting blocked on mobile because of an invalid cert date. Browser claims "connection not private "
On desktop I can create exceptions, but it still happens.
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Success pics

I still cant seem to post, lets see if I can use a link from my site: http://pics.calixto.ca/linkage1.jpg http://pics.calixto.ca/linkage2.jpg A few things I'll note: - The studs that came with the kit from VI are getting too short. I was barely able to bolt on the retention plate for the bell crank....
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Board Attachment Quota Has Been Reached
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

Re: Board Attachment Quota Has Been Reached

I keep getting the same thing?
by DoctorC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 24
Views: 4347

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

I did the electronic ignition upgrade recently, with a Weber carb. I spent about 500 bucks plus my time on the ignition. Plus whatever the Weber kit costs at VI (dont remember). Bill did the curve, Summit for the MSD box. VI for the carb. My threads on the debugging experience are here: https://ford...
by DoctorC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Success!

So I've installed the linkage kit for the Jeep and WOW I love it. I get a nice smooth movement and (finally!!) full throttle!! *happy dance*
I've been trying to post pics but i keep getting an error.
by DoctorC
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 163768

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

Fair enough. I didnt know ppl felt that way. I see Future Article and I thought we were supposed to fill those in.
And please dont get me wrong. The place is good just the way it is. Not knocking anything =)
Just suggestions for usability as times change.
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 163768

Re: doc's suggestions

Is this whats on the initial Index page under "General Tech, Read Only" OR on (for example) the index page for "our" forum: https://fordsix.com/viewforum.php?f=1 (the 1st 10 there?) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ no sure Yes, that's what I mean. But, as opposed to the stickies already stuck, I assum...
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 163768

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

I would propose a series of "Gotta have" threads from the members that have been around a while. These can be either turned into articles, or be focused on making sure they're properly migrated. Like a list of stickies from each board. Alternatively, if you have the analytics data, the top...
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 5313

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Welcome to the forum! I would check for fuel flow, which may be fixed by the fuel filter replacement. I picked mine up at the local parts store for like 5 bucks. As a debugger I also installed a transparent filter between the engine and the carb to eliminate any future suspicions of vapor lock / flo...
by DoctorC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Weel, I've already ordered a Redline Bell Crank off carbs unlimited that should do the trick. Due in by EOW. It's for a Jeep with a weber. 551 is the reference: http://www.carburetion.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?Part=99007.551 Then today I came across this little beauty: https://www.speedwaymot...
by DoctorC
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Thanks all for the ideas and pics. That pic of KC12's linkage is very nice. I'm curious tho how it's linked up at the pedal lever. My pedal goes from about 50° to about 90° in its sweep to WOT, in a lifting backward motion. This linkage shown must have a different motion, because a backward lifting ...
by DoctorC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Re: Weber linkage pics needed

So here's where i sit today. I got a couple heim joints to see if I can get this to work. So far, no. Failed attempt 4: 90degree fail-small.jpg The top is my current working ~90% WOT solution. Slight bind on first 5% throttle. Bottom is failed design #3. linkage bars-small.jpg Well, at least I learn...
by DoctorC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Carb linkage pics needed

Hi everybody, Inspired by xtasy picture in the other thread that shows a very nice linkage, I'm looking for more. that setup looks great, do you have a picture of how the throttle lever links up, next to the firewall? I've been working on this Weber throttle linkage hook up now for over a month and ...
by DoctorC
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Line Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3049

Re: Vacuum Line Help

Fair enough Chad, Alu head is quite different!
But from the sounds of it, this guy's not sure what goes where. So I was hoping a stock overview would help, then i threw in my experience for reference.
by DoctorC
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Line Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3049

Re: Vacuum Line Help

I have upgraded mu carb setup with a Weber 32/36, for which I removed the stock carb spacer. Therefore My Vac setup all changed, so I had to learn what I can put where. Here's what came stock for me: Distributor Vac to Carb Port vac PCV to Carb spacer (manifold vac) Tranny (if auto) to Manifold Vac ...
by DoctorC
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

Re: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?

For future reference I was able to pick one up from http://www.neperformancemustang.com for 100 bucks.
They are pretty active over at VMF and had one laying around.
One more thing to put on my To Do list =)
by DoctorC
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Banner Ad
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

Re: Banner Ad

I heard back yesterday!! Thanks Matt for the reply!! Hi Roger, Here's what I've been telling people: This is a form response, so I may not be answering other questions you had, but, regarding the aluminum cylinder head: I have added you to the list to get notified when I can take your order. At the ...
by DoctorC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

Re: "Something always leaking"

Well I fell for it! I was gonna order 3 and just went with 1, cuz 1 left! Do these rubber ones need replacing like cork? Or is it a forever gasket? From your other post on valve cover leak did you take any pictures of the valve cover flange area after you cleaned off the old gasket? :nod: No I didn'...
by DoctorC
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

Re: "Something always leaking"

The part number was very helpful. Turns out I can't find them because they're being discontinued, at least that's what the Rock Auto page says. I got their last one.
by DoctorC
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Electric Fuel Pump

If the only reason your going to do it is to control the pressure, I highly recommend you just install a pressure regulator. The reason I chickened out was because I read to many complaints and woes of people that can't stand the nose it makes. Since it's mounted to the frame... I'm super happy with...
by DoctorC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Electric Fuel Pump

Vintage inline sells them. I bought it with my Weber upgrade then chickened out.

Support those who support you!

-DrC
by DoctorC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

Re: "Something always leaking"

I can't seem to find the rubber/silicone ones anywhere online. Only cork.
Anyone got a pointer?
by DoctorC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

Re: "Something always leaking"

I just put on last week a new valve cover gasket. It's definetly leaking. I hammered it flat and used a cork gasket but looks like I'm gonna have to do more than that. I did notice that it's leaking ALSO from the back and dripping down to the tranny. I smelled the oil on the tranny and it's not tran...
by DoctorC
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Stroker 6 build house
Replies: 1
Views: 3185

Stroker 6 build house

Hi all,
I came across this shop in NC that builds straight 6 strokers.
The video is about a Jeep 4L6cyl but it was still great to watch.

He builds em and sells em!
https://youtu.be/WlHrqhwojf0

Thought I'd share =)
by DoctorC
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: to keep ur calm an' cool...cabin insulation
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: to keep ur calm an' cool...cabin insulation

Cool. First I'm hearing of it. My Stang gets bloody hot here in the desert. I had to buy the wood bead cover to stop arriving to work wet from shoulders to knees...
by DoctorC
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure drops at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Oil pressure drops at idle

It's the idiot gauge. Standard 67 mustang stuff. All the gauges are guess gauges :bang: The engine has been rebuilt, and from the looks of the cylinder head, recently. When I bought it I had a mechanic drop the pan and he said there was no sludge and that it looked very clean. I only did the sea foa...
by DoctorC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 3022

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

So I googled anatomy of a cylinder head :roll: I meant rocker shaft. I was expecting oil to come out of the end of the rocker shaft. But it came outta the rocker arm, so I didn't time how long it took. Anywho, all's well I think. Except my issue of low oil pressure at idle. I started a new thread on...
by DoctorC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 3022

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

Update: So I tried to figure out how long it takes the oil to make its way forward, but I failed. I was expecting the oil to come out of the end of the shaft thingy, over cyl 1. I ran for 1 minute with the cover off. Then, when nothing came out, I shut it off and noticed there was oil coming out of ...
by DoctorC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pressure drops at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Oil pressure drops at idle

Hi all, So a couple hundred miles ago I put in ~40% of a can of seafoam in the oil and ran the engine for about 100 miles over a week. Then i changed the oil. During that week I noticed that, once the car warmed up, the oil pressure would slowly drop to the min on the gauge when at a stoplight. The ...
by DoctorC
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 3022

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

How did the oil flow w/it off? I haven't run it yet. I plan to this weekend. I torqued all the bolts. I messed up the rod torque, but I think it'll be OK. I didn't double check before starting and thought it was 40lbs so I started with 30. They all were under 30. So then i thought I must be wrong a...
by DoctorC
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 3022

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

Update and question. So I finally started stripping the old cork gasket and scraping off the silicone from the valve cover. I've found that the silicone is thick on the outside edge of the gasket and thin at the inner edge. Therefore, the pressure of the cover on the gasket is inconsistent and the m...
by DoctorC
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Dizzy to get
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Best Dizzy to get

I went from stock to a DS2 curved from Bill (WSA11). I'm super happy.
by DoctorC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what's this? I-talian now? schucks...
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: what's this? I-talian now? schucks...

talk about good times, eh! Tell me a story! Heres one-a mine. We were on Interlagos (the Formula 1 track), in Sao Paulo, about 10 F4 cars doin a race. 5th lap my guy comes in with only 1/2 the front wing. Guess he rubbed with another fighting for a spot. Well, they had to red flag the race while I w...
by DoctorC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what's this? I-talian now? schucks...
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: what's this? I-talian now? schucks...

aint that the truth.
I, once upon a time, had the chance to be part of a formula 4 team. Them was 2L engines, flew outta the boxes like a bat outta heck.
quite melodic too.
good times.