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by Fred
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Just noticed this section and had some questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: Just noticed this section and had some questions...

Definitely on the market. Azcoupe has dedicated quite a bit to developing and marketing the aluminum heads. A great place to start is at the aluminum head section of his business website: http://www.classicinlines.com/alumoverview.asp
by Fred
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1956 Chevy 235ci
Replies: 10
Views: 6287

Re: 1956 Chevy 235ci

Starting in 54 all 235 motors had full pressure lube. Check valve clearances first, then follow Joe's advice to the letter. If the valves are set too tight (not enough clearance) the motor runs like crap.
by Fred
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Anyone want to sell an overdrive transmission?
Replies: 9
Views: 3923

Re: Anyone want to sell an overdrive transmission?

When choosing an overdrive transmission the input shaft size is rarely a concern. Unless you are looking to put big block power through a B-W unit, most any Ford based transmission will be tough enough. Clutch disks matching whatever input shaft you do have are much easier to find and more affordabl...
by Fred
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215 Six off-idle bog
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: 215 Six off-idle bog

Which carburetor and distributor do you have? If you have the 1904 "glassbowl" the accelerator discharge is adjustable. Loosen the screw and aim the discharge. It is also easy to have too big a main jet in the 215. When I first rebuilt mine it had the #64 main from a mid-50s 223 and you co...
by Fred
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Fire sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Fire sale

I sure wish you were closer. I could go for some of the rocker shaft stuff and maybe the T98s.

Condolences on the Divco. You should get the '47.
by Fred
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Gasket Set for 223
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Gasket Set for 223

I prefer Copper-Coat on one side of the gasket. Usually I will stick the gasket to the oil pan, valve cover, etc, with the copper coat so if I have to remove the part the gasket comes with instead of staying with the block. This really helps if the gasket needs replacement.
by Fred
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Diesel Inliner.
Replies: 243
Views: 92118

Re: Diesel Inliner.

Video?
by Fred
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Need Help with 215
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Need Help with 215

Check to make sure your accelerator pump is working. This sounds like a classic case of a no-working accelerator pump.

-Fred
by Fred
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: straight 6 w/ copper tubeing
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: straight 6 w/ copper tubeing

I personally think that is a good example of the old saying "just because you can do something doesn't mean you should" It is too low to do anything off pavement, and has two extra very heavy axles with high rotational loads to haul around. It isn't fast, pretty, and since the extra axles ...
by Fred
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: straight 6 w/ copper tubeing
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: straight 6 w/ copper tubeing

Please tell me that the giant tire in the upper left corner of each picture isn't the front tire on this car...
by Fred
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Carb issue (8HA 1bbl)
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Carb issue (8HA 1bbl)

The density of today's gasoline is less than what the carburetor was designed for and the boiling point is lower. The first change means your float is less buoyant in today's gas, you will need more of the float submerged to get the same force on the needle. This means there is more gasoline in your...
by Fred
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Back-up lite sending unit on T-98 tranny ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Back-up lite sending unit on T-98 tranny ?

If you are into light fabrication projects you can probably add a switch to the existing top. The shift rails have to slide into the top from one end or the other. I expect the shift rail hole will be closed by a plug. You could probably remove the plug and tap the hole to fit a reverse switch. Mayb...
by Fred
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Flathead 6 (226) problems..need help
Replies: 18
Views: 7110

Re: Ford Flathead 6 (226) problems..need help

I think the point gap is supposed to be .016-.018
by Fred
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?
Replies: 56
Views: 7550

Re: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?

Sorry, I didn't mean to derail the discussion. The transmission I have is a cast iron case so it apparently isn't a SROD. For what it's worth I would personally match a 3.5 axle with the (approximately) 0.8 fourth gear transmission and I would match a 3.73 axle with the (approximately) 0.7 fourth ge...
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?
Replies: 56
Views: 7550

Re: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?

I've got a question that is, I hope, relevant to the topic. What is the difference between the SROD and TOD transmissions? Are they the same transmission and I've just not paid enough attention to notice that one of the names was incorrect? I pulled a 300 out of a 1980 E150 long wheel base van along...
by Fred
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '53 215 paint color
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: '53 215 paint color

*Start shameless plug for a car club* If you want to restore your pickup to original I highly recommend joining the Early Ford V8 Club of America, earlyfordV8.org. One of the benefits of the club is the advisors you can correspond with. Another is the chance to find other people working on similar p...
by Fred
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 3-3,200 RPM at Highway Speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: 3-3,200 RPM at Highway Speeds

What year / make / model would I find the Borg-Warner 3spd w/ OD? Ford first made Borg-Warner overdrive an option in '49, and continued offering it until sometime in the '60s. As previously mentioned Ford was not the only make to offer BW overdrive. For your car most car transmissions from '52 to '...
by Fred
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 3-3,200 RPM at Highway Speeds
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: 3-3,200 RPM at Highway Speeds

You should have a 3.90 rear axle ratio assuming original parts. You can either add the overdrive or swap in the rear axle from an automatic transmission car with either 3.54 or 3.31 ratio. All non-heavy duty (mostly station wagon) rear axles from 52 to 56 are the same, so you can either swap the who...
by Fred
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 51 flatty 6 valve train design w/valve stem caps
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: 51 flatty 6 valve train design w/valve stem caps

Sorry about the slow post, I just checked my email today. You should be able to click the image to get the full size picture. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_001.jpg My memory is that Ford added the rotateable exhaust valves to the engines in 51. I thought that the caps were the...
by Fred
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Setting the valves on my 226
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Setting the valves on my 226

If your valve area is sludged up, then your oil pan probably is too. I think you should clean both. To adjust your valves you want the lifter on the heel of the cam (all the way down). You can have someone else turn the crankshaft and watch the lifter. It is pretty apparent when the valve is all the...
by Fred
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Help with 254 Flathead
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Help with 254 Flathead

There are some threads that deal specifically with this information; try searching clicking on the advanced search option and using "254" or "M series", etc as your search parameter. The best place to get specifications, in my opinion, is from a Ford shop manual. Get a reprint of...
by Fred
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: FOUND flat Ford 6 (H) with stud bolts and nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: FOUND flat Ford 6 with stud bolts and nuts

My memory is that the early 226 motors, the G series built from 1941 to 1947, used head studs. I suspect that the head studs for the early engines work in the later engines.
by Fred
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Carb Option
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

I was given a Holley 4011 that I have never run on anything. From just visual inspection I like the design. Everything is easy to get to, the adjustments make sense, there is no need for a crazy number of fasteners, and I like the idea of no gasket below the fuel line. Basically I see it as all the ...
by Fred
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Carb Option
Replies: 12
Views: 2453

I'm guessing it is a made in China for that price. It may have decent quality.

here is a link to the Holley 4010 exploded view. Sure looks the same as the "new" Summit carb to me.
http://www.holley.com/data/TechService/ ... 20View.pdf
by Fred
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: M flathead six motor
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

I apologize about the delay in replying, I was out of town over the weekend.

I no longer have that motor. Yes it was the 254 cube six cylinder version. M6ride is the new owner of that engine.
by Fred
Fri May 09, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: H (226) vs. M (254), front view-which is the 254 and why??
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

The longer bolt is out of the 254 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/P1010197.jpg oil screens http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/P1010196.jpg Can you send some pictures of the combustion chamber side of the heads side by side and a picture of the two different types of ...
by Fred
Wed May 07, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: H (226) vs. M (254), front view-which is the 254 and why??
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/226vs254.jpg On the flathead V8 motors the wavy looking cam gears were all aluminum and the flat looking gears were fiber gears for quieter running. It would not surprise me at all if the 226 came from a passenger car. It could just be two different...
by Fred
Sun May 04, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: ANOTHER "which toploader" thread, please don't hat
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

I have had a 3.03 sitting next to a top loader impostor and the input shaft length, spline count, throwout bearing, and bolt pattern where the case bolts onto the bell were identical. This is with the cast iron overdrive top loader transmission. I think the rear motor mount was in the same spot, but...
by Fred
Sun May 04, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can i buy transmission parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

I would be very surprised if the bearing for the '53 transmission weren't the same as yours. I would try to take the part number for the '53 transmission bearings and find dimensions for them. Compare those dimensions with your bearings and I bet they are the same.
by Fred
Sun May 04, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: First vintage six buildup
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

A lot of the what makes the larger cars easier to drive is gearing them correctly. For your car I would recommend either a 4.10 rear axle with a manual transmission with a .7 overdrive (such as the original optional overdrive or a well selected T5) or a 3.73 rear axle with an AOD automatic overdrive...
by Fred
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can i buy transmission parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

You can get gaskets, bearing, etc. from places like C&G parts: http://www.cgfordparts.com/Early_Ford_Parts.htm If you want to talk to a knowledgeable old Ford mechanic who runs a transmission repair business you can talk to Jim Perkins: Jim's Trans 5108 W 21st St Tulsa, OK 74107-2229 United Stat...
by Fred
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can i buy transmission parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

That is definitely not a T85 or a T86. That side plate looks just like the side plate that was on my '50 passenger car transmission. The boss cast onto the corner of the side plate was used to hinge part of the clutch mechanism. The rest of the transmission looks a lot like the standard three speed ...
by Fred
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat temp, what is optimal?? Danger, thermodynamics!
Replies: 47
Views: 7072

If you raise the temperature of the combustion chamber you get a more efficient, complete combustion of the fuel, thus you make more power. If increased power is not desired you reduce the amount of fuel so that you keep power output the same with the higher efficiency. A more efficient burn means y...
by Fred
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat temp, what is optimal?? Danger, thermodynamics!
Replies: 47
Views: 7072

My statements about thermostat opening temperature comes from two observations: 1- putting several (around five) thermostats in a pot of water and watching the action of the thermostats relative to the temperature of the water. I like to do this with thermostats before I install them. You need a goo...
by Fred
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat temp, what is optimal?? Danger, thermodynamics!
Replies: 47
Views: 7072

A few points: 1 - thermostats open over a range of temperatures as mentioned above. You can put a good thermostat into a pot of water and increase the temperature of the water until it boils. You will see the thermostat start to open long before the rated temperature. The thermostat reaches fully op...
by Fred
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can i buy transmission parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

I've looked there. But what means "top loading"? Top loading refers to the location you install the gears from. The T86 has the inspection / gear installation area on the top of the transmission. T85, T89, T10, etc have the gear installation plate on the side of the transmission, i.e. a "side loade...
by Fred
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can i buy transmission parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

I sounds to me like you have a T-86. Here is a couple pictures of a couple T-86 transmissions, with overdrive, to compare with: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/castpartnumber56overdrivetrans.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/topview56transand58trans.jpg The six ...
by Fred
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 intake/exhaust gaskets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

When I reinstalled the manifolds onto the 215 in my 53 sedan I installed the metal rings (glands I think they are called) and used a gasket between the manifolds and the head. I put Copper-Coat gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket. I have had no problems with the manifolds or gasket since then.
by Fred
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: aluminum vs. cast iron head
Replies: 19
Views: 3085

okay, so if you had a flathead that was cast iron and you could mill it, would you STILL spend the money for an aluminum head? This is a very contentious subject in flathead hot rodding. Flatheads are more likely to have combustion chambers designed for really low octane fuels than most any other e...
by Fred
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: My current project, 1937 Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 7690

It cleaned up decently. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37frontpassenger.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37backpassenger.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37backdriver.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37inte...
by Fred
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: ford 215 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

This may help you with posting pictures: http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26091

and I recommend either the 1952 or 1953 Ford pickup shop manual for good information dealing with your 215.
by Fred
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: My current project, 1937 Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 7690

My current project, 1937 Ford

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37three-quarterpassengerfrontview.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37back.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37dashfrontseat.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Fred_Mills/th_37engine.jpg Keepi...
by Fred
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Into the shop runnin' good, out not so much!
Replies: 5
Views: 887

One of the concerns with modern plugs is that they seem to foul out much easier than old plugs. I am told this is because new plugs don't have the porcelain sealed like the old plugs. All this is due to the fact that it is very hard to flood an EFI engine so plug manufacturers stopped worrying. You ...
by Fred
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 226 and 254 flathead or 223 and 262?
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

You will make more power with the overhead valve motor. On the other hand, if you are willing to drive to central Texas I will sell you a possibly rebuildable M flathead six (254 cube motor) for $50. I need it gone. I don't know of any inexpensive flathead six speed parts. Check ebay and inliners in...
by Fred
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sustained RPMs on a Big 6 300 For airplane
Replies: 75
Views: 14403

You may be aware of this already, but just in case you aren't, here is the post on the non-boosted 300 that made 400 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm:
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... highlight=
by Fred
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Intakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3092

I am going to not vote but instead relate my experience. I am using a C with the plenum divided so that the intake is a true 180 degree intake. I am also using a water heated carb spacer. The only tricky part of this is you have to make the divider and carb mounting plate yourself so that the carb s...
by Fred
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215 Overdrive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

The 50 Merc trans will not fit. You need a 52 - 53 passenger car transmission. You should post pictures or write a description of the transmission you have to make sure it is indeed for a 50 Merc. More overdrive information can be found at these discussions: http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...
by Fred
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1904 Holley big bore
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Sorry, double post. To make up for that, here is another link:

http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... ht=#264506
by Fred
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Magneto Set Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Hey FTF, does you head take a shaft mounted rocker system? The pedestals don't line up with the valves...

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