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by curts56
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 70
Views: 1749

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

I've always been a fan of water/methanol injection, though as FTF once pointed out "It works great. Until it doesn't". I used it on a previous turboed engine and it worked well. All the pinging/detonation stopped as soon as the pump turned on.
by curts56
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: DSII Distributor

Thanks. I'm actually going to lock the mechanical and vacuum advance then have a Holley Sniper do the timing.
by curts56
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: DSII Distributor

drag-200stang wrote:I looked at two used ones and there is no cover, so unless they fell off both and I see no good way that they would be held on... I would say yes they are open like that from the factory.

Thanks.
by curts56
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 398

DSII Distributor

I purchased a DSII distributor from Performance Distributors and noticed that the vacuum advance mechanism is not covered. Is this correct? I don't have another DSII distributor to compare with.
by curts56
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

pmuller9 wrote:
curts56 wrote:How close should the pickup be from the bottom of the pan? I have a rear sump pan since the center sump won't clear the cross member.

Around 3/8"

Thanks.
by curts56
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

Allensfasteners.com sells individual arp studs... Thanks. I'll check them out. Yes. You will need to get a longer oil pump hex drive from a Ford V8 and cut it to the proper length. Then you will need to modify the oil pump pickup so the pickup to oil pan spacing is correct. How close should the pic...
by curts56
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

J.R, thanks for all the Ak Miller history. I was going to use the Ak 300 setup I have, but decided a blow through system would be a better choice for a number of reasons. Thanks Paul for the cam specs. Since I have Isky lifters would it be better to have Isky grind a cam or will they be ok with the ...
by curts56
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 15
Views: 658

300 Turbo Cam

I’m getting close to bringing my 300 to the machine shop and would like to get a cam on order that would work with my goal of around 300+ HP with a max RPM of 4000. Here are the pieces I have so far: Holley EFI Super Sniper 650 Offenhauser C Intake Turbosmart Race Port Blow-Off Valve Garrett TO4B30 ...
by curts56
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbocharging the 223 for a “safe” increase
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Turbocharging the 223 for a “safe” increase

You'll probably be ok if you keep the boost down around 8lbs or less. I busted a connecting rod on my turboed 223 when the boost got up to around 11lbs.
by curts56
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

Too bad :( . That would have been the easiest solution.
by curts56
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

Does it fit? If so what part number?
by curts56
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

Good idea!
by curts56
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

Those are good articles with lots of pictures.
by curts56
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

The pickup plate is relative to the electrodes in the cap and the rotor is relative to the trigger/reluctor wheel. Moving the pickup plate changes the relationship between the electrodes and the pickup. MSD has an adjustable rotor that changes the relationship between the rotor and the trigger wheel...
by curts56
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: Rotor Phasing

Yeah, I didn't figure that one would fit a DSII, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't confused about rotor phasing and using the vacuum advance mechanism to make the phase adjustments. Locking it down is probably the simplest method. I just thought it might be nice to have some adjustable way to dial ...
by curts56
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Rotor Phasing

I plan on using my Holley Sniper's ECU to control ignition timing. The trigger source will be a DSII distributor. If I lock the mechanical advance could I replace the vacuum advance with something like this to adjust rotor phasing? https://www.speedwaymotors.com/HEI-External-Timing-Adjustment-Knob,1...
by curts56
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 56
Views: 8061

Re: serpentine belt conversion

I was going to convert to serpentine, but I was concerned about stress to the aluminum bracket because of the missing mounting boss on the head.
by curts56
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Headers with turbo adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

Re: Headers with turbo adapter

I'm using a HD exhaust manifold with a J-bend.

IMG_2563.JPG
by curts56
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

Re: EFI manifold and Clifford intake alignment

I used colored masking tape to test/adjust the port alignment. Put one color on the head and another on the manifold, then adjust the position until they line up:

https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=73716
by curts56
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Polished intake
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Polished intake

Dang, that's beautiful!
by curts56
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Polished intake
Replies: 28
Views: 2407

Re: Polished intake

Very nice!! What are you using to do the polishing besides elbow grease?
by curts56
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 "performance" expectation management
Replies: 31
Views: 7275

Re: 223 "performance" expectation management

This will also perk up a 223.

Image

You just have to keep the boost down around 8lbs, or you'll probably send a connecting rod out the block. How would I know that..... :oops:
by curts56
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

I really appreciate everyone's input! I'll post some photos as soon as I get time to weld on the wastegate flange.
by curts56
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

What about making a spacer plate to fit between the manifold and turbo to mount the blow off valve in? I wish that would work. Unfortunately the compressor was already close to hitting the motor mount. Not enough space to move it down any further. I'm also thinking the bottom would disrupt smooth f...
by curts56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

That's what I have in mind. Attach the wastegate to the bottom of the J-bend. Would there be any performance benefit mounting it on the side of the J-bend verses the bottom? http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/Manifold4.JPG http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/Manifold5.JPG
by curts56
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 51
Views: 6943

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

Very nice!! Thanks for posting photos of your fabrication work. They are very educational.
by curts56
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

Xctasy, thanks for the info. For the past few years my plan has been to use my almost 40 year old Ak Miller draw through turbo setup on my latest 300. Getting rid of the IMPCO boost controller and adding a wastegate has been one of my priorities. But after reading up on wastegate locations I've deci...
by curts56
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which manifold studs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Which manifold studs?

Thanks.
by curts56
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which manifold studs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Which manifold studs?

What's a "crimp nut"?
by curts56
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy Duty Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Heavy Duty Exhaust Manifold

I recently purchased a Stevens HD exhaust manifold. I plan on mounting a turbo on a 2.5" J-bend that connects to the manifold's flange. I'm trying to determine what's the most durable, leak free way to connect the J-bend to the manifold with the weight of the turbo at the end. Should I use a do...
by curts56
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: two barrel carb on one barrel intake
Replies: 29
Views: 4056

Re: two barrel carb on one barrel intake

I originally used a front motor mount, like was used with the 223: http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/56-F100/FrontMount.jpg This time around I made my own cross member and motor mount brackets: http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/56-F100/MotorMount1.jpg http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/56-F100/Mot...
by curts56
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

From what I've read it's restrictive even when fully open which in turns heats up the air mixture. Here's what the inside looks like: Image.
by curts56
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Wastegate Location

The manifold is from an Ak Miller 240/300 draw through setup. http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/300-2.JPG It uses an IMPCO inline boost controller on the outlet of the compressor. I want to use a wastegate instead. I looked at using an adapter, but it drops the turbo down too low which causes...
by curts56
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Wastegate Location
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Wastegate Location

I know this isn't the ideal location for the wastegate flange, but are there any real drawbacks?

Image
by curts56
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motor mounts for a 300 in a 55 F100
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Motor mounts for a 300 in a 55 F100

I have a 300 in my 56 F100 but I fabricated the motor mounts. Here's a link with info about off-the-shelf solutions:

https://fordsix.com//viewtopic.php?t=46462
by curts56
Wed May 24, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: front engine mount bracket '65/'66 truck
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: front engine mount bracket '65/'66 truck

Got it! Will try to call you tomorrow.
by curts56
Wed May 24, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: front engine mount bracket '65/'66 truck
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: front engine mount bracket '65/'66 truck

One of these:

Image

PM me if you want it.
by curts56
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Screw In Rocker Studs
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: Screw In Rocker Studs

Jason, thanks for the photos. As CNC-Dude says I better make sure the rockers are fully on the shoulders.
by curts56
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 240 or 300
Replies: 325
Views: 41296

Re: Turbo 240 or 300

What type of boost control do you plan on using?
by curts56
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Screw In Rocker Studs
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: Screw In Rocker Studs

That would be great. The more info the better.
by curts56
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 240 or 300
Replies: 325
Views: 41296

Re: Turbo 240 or 300

PMuller is correct. Ak chopped the outlet off an HD manifold and welded on the flange. I welded on the plate over the heat riser and milled off the bottom of the intake so it would clear. I think the smarter way would have been to install the plate so it was below the heat riser mating surface. Then...
by curts56
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Screw In Rocker Studs
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: Screw In Rocker Studs

I measured the press in studs and they are about1.65" long. The threaded portion is about 0.65". I looked at ARP studs but they don't spec how thick the hex portion is. If I used these and milled the bosses 0.10" then the height would be right but I don't know if the hex portion still...
by curts56
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Screw In Rocker Studs
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: Screw In Rocker Studs

Thanks Eff1 Shifty and CNC Dude!
by curts56
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

The Crane rockers are for the 300. The part number is 50750-12, which is now listed as special order. The ratio is 1.6.
by curts56
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

I'd like to use the roller rockers since I already have them. They require a 3/8" stud so I guess I need to replace the press-in studs with screw in 3/8" - 7/16" studs. Do I need to machine down the mounting bosses to accommodate the hex portion of the stud?
by curts56
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

If I can get ~300HP @ ~10lbs boost without porting the head then that would be good. I'd rather keep the boost down and not heat up the air since the draw-through doesn't/can't have any intercooler. I have used water injection in the past and that seemed to take care of any detonation. Just a hassle...
by curts56
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

Thanks pmuller. That's good to know the turbo should meet my goal, which is around 300HP. The engine is going in my 56 F100 pickup, This will be the third (and hopefully last) turboed 6 for this truck. I threw a rod out the block of the first engine (turboed 223) . I replaced it with a turboed 300, ...
by curts56
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

Thanks for all the info! So based on the charts the 0.81 A/R "P Trim" turbine would be appropriate for a 300ci engine? If I recall (25 years ago) my previous 300 with this same Ak Miller setup seemed to pull the best around 3500 RPM, though I probably had the wrong cam and and not optimal ...
by curts56
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Garrett/Air Research Turbo Help

I have an Air Research/Garrett turbo from my old (1979) Ak Miller 240-300 turbo kit. The kit lists the turbo as: Model TO4B30 turbocharger with "V-1" trim compressor and 0.81 A/R "P" trim turbine housing. Part #409900-5001 Somewhere (this forum?) I read that the compressor A/R wa...