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by SixFoFalcon
Fri May 15, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Can someone ID these wheels?
Replies: 23
Views: 3765

Re: Can someone ID these wheels?

Those don't look like "Magnum 400s" to me. All the 400s I've seen don't have the 4 "half" spoke designs on them. They just have the 4 full spokes, ala the Magnum 500s.
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good oil/additive for cleaning sludge?
Replies: 23
Views: 3052

I too just took off my valve cover the other day and found a lot of sludge build up all over the valve train , (amazing how the engine still runs with the amount of sludge on there). Anyway , I was reading more about the Auto-Rx http://www.auto-rx.com and it sounds pretty good but a bit pricey. Has...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting an 8" in the Falcon--Mustang flex hose OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Don't know why my earlier response never showed up, so I'll try again. Redfalken's site is very informative, and will prove useful as I swap in the 8" and C4. I got sidetracked with other projects over the past couple years and completely forgot that site existed, so thanks for the reminder. :) The ...
by SixFoFalcon
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting an 8" in the Falcon--Mustang flex hose OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Putting an 8" in the Falcon--Mustang flex hose OK?

I'm going to be putting an 8" rear in my '64 Falcon. Is the brake flex hose spec'ed for a Mustang going to work, or do I need to find a flex hose specific to a Falcon?
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: XADO Revitalizant Gels (for Engines and Gears)
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Well, I'm skeptical of any business that hosts their pictures on Photobucket. :roll:
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Granada swap and alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Thanks for the info, I will have to do some more digging and try to recall what I have already addressed on this car. I know that this steering/handling/alignment thing just came up out of the blue when I swapped to the Granada knuckles, so I'm thinking it has to be somehow related. I didn't take an...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Granada swap and alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Granada swap and alignment

So I did the Granada disc swap a couple of years ago, and though I've spent some considerable time fooling with the alignment afterwards, it's still not quite right. After dialing the toe in to factory specs, the car seems great until I get it up over say 45 mph. Then the car gets squirrely and want...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I spoke with John from Pony Carbs this week
Replies: 32
Views: 2902

After all the back-and-forth about John's claim "nobody gets that kind of fuel economy", I started to wonder if I put words in his mouth. I went back and listened to the conversation and he did say exactly those word's, "nobody gets that kind of fuel economy". Wait a second... you RECORD your phone...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator?
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

It's not so much the peak amperage you are looking to improve upon, but rather the performance at idle, and the general performance of the regulator. The 3G charges better at idle AND at peak than the older gens, and it has a more efficient voltage regulator. Absolutely no flickering, dimming or oth...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternator?
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Use a 3G unit. Mid-to-late 90s Fords (Taurus, Mustang for example) are a good choice for donors. The earlier 1st and 2nd gen alternators are garbage in comparison.
by SixFoFalcon
Fri May 23, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: aluminum head
Topic: Test Results - 66200i6 (Dyno)
Replies: 20
Views: 7538

Would using colder spark plugs with more initial timing advance be worth trying?
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 carb?
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Yes, it sure would. 1.08" venturis have proven to be small enough to work at lower rpms on the 200, and you will have plenty of flow at the upper end as well. I prefer the Autolite 2Vs over the rest.
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhausting Exhaust Port Divider Question
Replies: 49
Views: 5169

I think I'm going to bolt the port divider in, and maybe use some Cotec (or whatever it's called) high-temp adhesive as well. The plan is to drill a single hole through the intake floor below the carb hole into the center of the port divider and tap threads into the divider. As far as tack welding a...
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The ever elusive perfect exhaust note...
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Nah, we're not talking about ricer fart cannons. The correct use of the term "turbo muffler" (or "turbo-style muffler") refers to the internal construction being a continuous length of exhaust tubing, perforated and bent so it is shaped like an "S" inside the muffler case. This results in a sound th...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The ever elusive perfect exhaust note...
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Mine were under $15 from Summit racing. Factoring the flat rate shipping/handling charge, $20 or so from your local parts store may be a better deal if you just want one. FWIW, a lot of the V8 SHO guys love the "Bullet" brand turbo mufflers. They have a nice throaty sound when you open it up, but ar...
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The ever elusive perfect exhaust note...
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

I have a generic turbo muffler from Summit on my otherwise stock setup and I think it sounds just about perfect. The "tone" of the exhaust is similar to the stock muffler, but with just a bit more volume at idle and a nice healthy increase when you mash the pedal. I plan on installing my Clifford du...
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam replacement, hypothetically...
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Gotcha--I overlooked that in your last post. :wink: Seems like a valid concern. I also didn't think about the added cost of the lifters themselves. If they are *that* new, I have to wonder if they are in need of replacement w/ a cam swap. What kind of rockers are you running? Maybe get some high rat...
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam replacement, hypothetically...
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

The steel shim gasket for the 144 & 170 isn't worth "protecting" -- there are plenty of them floating around out there. The $20 or so you'd save would be lost in extra labor, and the potential for issues isn't something I'd care to think about.
by SixFoFalcon
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice on Carb adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Personally, I'd try the Stovebolt adapter mounted on the stock carb spacer (for proper carb alignment) and see if it fits under the hood. If it's too tall, I'd pull the head, tap it for studs that are oriented along the axis of the log, and then use the Stovebolt adapter w/o the stock carb spacer. T...
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD carb?
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Carter BBD carb?

I finally found some info on a 2bbl carb that was gifted to me. It's a Carter BBD carb, commonly found on the Mopar 318, and Jeep 4.2L for many years. From what I've seen so far, the only drawbacks are a tendency to develop vacuum leaks at the throttle shaft bushings over time, and potential to clog...
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: good price on original metal head gaskets
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

If it starts with C0, that means it's a 1960 engineering number. That also means it's for the smaller bore 144 engine. It will only work on the 144 and 170. :(
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New (?) idea for installing port divider
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Well, dayum! :shock:

Now that just brings up another option... attaching the port divider to the gasket itself!
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New (?) idea for installing port divider
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

My thought was that it would only rattle if the header was vibrating independent from the head. :hmmm: Warpage of the header flange might be a concern--now that I'm thinking about it more, I would want to avoid brazing or welding w/ a torch. I'm pretty sure a quick tack-job with a MIG or TIG setup w...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New (?) idea for installing port divider
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

New (?) idea for installing port divider

There are lots of methods out there for installing the exhaust port divider into the head--welding, brazing, high-temp epoxies and resins, tapping the head for a set screw or two, or even just jamming the divider in there and using the interference fit method to keep it in place. All those methods h...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: good price on original metal head gaskets
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

Oh, and BTW, DIBS on one of those 3.68" bore steel shim gaskets if there are any left! :lol:
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: good price on original metal head gaskets
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

I have an early OEM steel gasket (C0DE 6051C) which of course only applies to the 144 and 170 engines. The actual bore size on the gasket is right around 3.6" at the smallest points. Are there still enough people out there working on 144s and 170s that this particular gasket might be worth anything?...
by SixFoFalcon
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New here! with stumbling and idle question
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

You know this all sounds like it could be attributed to a vacuum leak, too. I know there aren't too many places for air to get in, what with the integral intake manifold and all, but you outta rule that out for sure first.
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

Thanks for all the tips folks. I guess I got confused when someone told me they used Cleveland valves in their crossflow, and I haven't bothered to check the various diameters and whatnot. I suppose my best bet is to get an order together from OZ like this: Valves Springs & retainers Cam (close ...
by SixFoFalcon
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gave away my HW 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

I thought the Holley-Weber was a mirror image of the real Weber? Like the linkage was on the opposite side?
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

I just took the calipers to the valves. They are 1.5" exhaust, and a bit over 1.8" intake. I'd have to pull them to get the hundredths and thousanths on those measurements, but the exhausts looked to be almost dead on 1.5". I don't see how this could be an "earlier" head since it is an EFI head (has...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

The valves in the head are right around 1.5" exhaust and 1.75" intake (haven't pulled them so that could be off by a 1/16" or so.) I'm still trying to find a US source for valves this size. Most of the "finished" valves in those diameters are coming up a bit too short so I may need to have a set cus...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

How about these ones which are intended for the 2.3 HSC 4-cyl? http://www.kb-silvolite.com/spistons.php?action=details&S_id=539 Seems like Ford's "high swirl combustion" designs would share something in common, so maybe flat-top is the way to go?
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

Crossflow/US200 pipe dreams (again)

OK, here I go again. I'm still a little ways off from having the machine work done (the Falcon floors need replaced, all my $$$ is being diverted into the new house like you wouldn't believe!) but at least I have a decent garage now. Things I have figured out: My alloy crossflow head is one of the m...
by SixFoFalcon
Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford inlines don't keep cool
Replies: 67
Views: 15745

I saw a 6-bladed OE fan go for cheap on eBay not too long ago. Might want to check in there from time to time, or get in touch with a Mustang/Falcon specialist who goes through lots of old parts. They'd probably let one of those go for a few bucks just to get rid of it.
by SixFoFalcon
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is 4.5 quarts too much oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Well, check your dipstick "stop". On at least two of the engines I've worked on, the stop could slip past the two stamped ears that are supposed to hold it in place on the actual dipstick. If I forgot about it, I would check the oil and think, "damn... I'm overfilled for some reason" and then I'd se...
by SixFoFalcon
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Valves, springs cross-references for X-flow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

I'm not finding many high-perf Cleveland valves in the right diameter. Seems that most of the aftermarket/race products are oversize. There isn't much room for bigger valves, and my little 200 will be MORE than happy with the stock size even at high revs :lol: (they appear to be a little over 1.75" ...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Valves, springs cross-references for X-flow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

You guys have made me so happy. :banana: :beer: WRT the pushrods, this alloy crossflow head is going on my US 200 block, so I'm using the 3.8L Regal pushrods anyway. I have some lightly used 351C roller tip rockers that I bought for a song since 3 of them had "jumped" and were destroyed (not really ...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Valves, springs cross-references for X-flow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Valves, springs cross-references for X-flow?

Does anyone know if the X-flow shares valves, springs, or retainers in common with any other popular engines? The valves and springs look OK on the head I have, so I don't want to go pulling everything apart just yet if there aren't any US sources for replacement parts. And it sure would save me som...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.3L HSC pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Rock on. 8) Before I proceed with the 200/crossflow project, I have a D5 log head and valvetrain that I want to toss onto the C8 block to give me a little better breathing in the mean time. I'll throw in the 2.3L HSC pistons to bump the compression back up since the D5 head has the bigger combustion...
by SixFoFalcon
Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.3L HSC pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

2.3L HSC pistons

If I get these for my 200, do I need the 2.3L HSC rods too, or can I use the stock 200 rods?
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 D7 Head on 65 200
Replies: 5
Views: 895

jamyers wrote:After some point ('74-'75???) aren't all 200 and 250 heads the same? Check the book, I think it says in there...

I'd take it off the head - way easier/cheaper/simpler than decking the block.

Yes. The 250 head in question is identical to a 200 of the same year.
by SixFoFalcon
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Need anything from OZ US guys????
Replies: 16
Views: 1799

Lee Owens wrote:The "waffle" valve cover has got to go but that's easy.

If you are talking about the aluminum valve cover, don't trash it! They are quite desirable. I'm sure you will find someone who would be willing to trade you the steel cover for your aluminum one.
by SixFoFalcon
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Identifying an Alloy Crossflow Head?
Replies: 40
Views: 21614

I still cant see the difference but will take your word for it X. Look at the picture labeled "locator sleeve". Just above my hand in the picture, you get a good perspective of how the intake valve is actually recessed deep (about 1/4") from the combustion chamber surface on the side opposite the s...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The BIG oil filter
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

I've used FL 299's for 5 years now...I bet you got that list of part numbers off my website! :wink: :lol: :lol: The other numbers are out of my Ford books. I beleive in using Motordraft filters so I've never tried any of the other part numbers in my ride. Later, Doug You know, I read about it years...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The BIG oil filter
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

The BIG oil filter

Anyone else using the extended version of the FL1A filter? It's Motorcraft p/n FL299 and corresponds to the following: AC - PF42 Carquest - 85773 Fram - PH977A (not that anyone would use a Fram! :roll: ) Napa - 1773 Purolator - L40017 Wix - 51773 It's nearly 2" longer than a normal FL1A so it gives ...
by SixFoFalcon
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Identifying an Alloy Crossflow Head?
Replies: 40
Views: 21614

Pics of my HF-5

I just pulled my alloy head off the shelf & snapped some pics of the various I.D. features so we can digest them here. Casting of "Ford" and "HF-5" on top of the head: http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3446/15353588.th.jpg Combustion chambers. Note the shrouding around the int...
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam selection for US200/Crossflow
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Thanks for the wealth of info! Here's my plan of attack: Start out with a stock EFI cam or #14678 and about an 1800rpm stall TC and 3.50 gears. I'll work out the rest of the kinks in the setup (carb, ignition, cooling, etc.) and see where I end up. If I feel the need for more cam, I'll swap to a #14...
by SixFoFalcon
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cam selection for US200/Crossflow
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Cam selection for US200/Crossflow

I've touched on this before, but now that the new house (and GARAGE) are just 9 days away from being MINE, I can start planning work for the Crossflow project again... at least in theory. :) Here's what I have: US 200 block (stock) Alloy Crossflow head (stock) Redline 4V intake w/ Holley 650 DP (may...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: SEMA UPDATE - hang on to your hats LOL
Replies: 41
Views: 7716

Mike, you are truly the man. 8) Now about this distributor... I could really use a low-pro dizzy when I try to make the US200/Crossflow thing work. I have measurements somewhere of exactly what dimensions I need to clear the intake. I know it's early to be talking price, but is there a ballpark figu...
by SixFoFalcon
Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machine shop just called
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Mind if I ask how much you paid for labor? (PM me if you want to keep it private)