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by curts56
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

You mean like this:

Image

The machined recess in my manifold is only around 0.5".
by curts56
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

I plan on using a gasket between the flange and manifold, so that should help the dissimilar metal issue. I'll be making some clips like you. I'm going to mill off the heat riser "block" off the bottom of the intake manifold and install a plate over the exhaust manifold's side of the heat ...
by curts56
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 300 Turbo Cam
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

Re: 300 Turbo Cam

The flange is made out of 3/8" plate and mates directly with the flat surface of the exhaust manifold outlet. Hopefully that will be more reliable than a donut gasket. I made a template out of hardboard panel then cut out the flange using a plasma cutter. The flange was welded to one end of a 2...
by curts56
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?

I picked up two different brackets, one for a York compressor and the other for a Nippondenso compressor. Did they make a bracket for a Sanden? I ended up using the one for the Nippondenso and mounted a more modern Sanden compressor:

https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75897
by curts56
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: parts cleaner solution -super cehap
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: parts cleaner solution -super cehap

Do you have a link to a site where it's sold?
by curts56
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 66
Views: 8548

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

I just purchases a set of Compstar CSB6385DS3B4AH rods from Summit. The box they came in was labeled CSB6385DS3B9AH. The packing list says the old part number was CSB6385DS3B4AH, so I guess when searching for suppliers you might search on both numbers. They sure are pretty!
by curts56
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

I sure would like to find out how that turbo motor ran. That's the Ak Miller draw through setup I was running on my previous 300. I planned on using it again and had it mocked up on my latest block. http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/300-2.JPG It ran well, but I was never happy with the inlin...
by curts56
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

I don’t remember who’s motor this is, but look at the motor mounts


That's a photo of the same engine/motor mounts above (post #89), but with an exhaust manifold from an Ak Miller draw through setup.
by curts56
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

What size turbo are you using? I am assuming it is a T3?


TO4B.
by curts56
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

I made my own motor mount brackets, similar to some FTF created (his look better!).

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by curts56
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

There is a slot in one strap so the alternator can be adjusted. Got it. Has this been mounted in the truck? No, but the motor mounts and cross member are attached to the block and I have a spare set of inner fender wells, so I've been able to check clearances without the engine installed. What's th...
by curts56
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

Sounds like a good idea. Do you have any photos of your back brace?
by curts56
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?
Replies: 103
Views: 9628

Re: Turboing a stock 300, how to make it last?

Here are a few photos of the my U-bend setup: http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/Manifold4.JPG http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/Engine6.jpg http://www.ckdesign-inc.com/images/Turbo/Engine7.jpg I elected to keep the turbo away from the intake manifold but it could easily be mounted clos...
by curts56
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Board Attachment Quota Has Been Reached
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Board Attachment Quota Has Been Reached

When I try to attach a photo I get the following status message:

Error
Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

Any suggestions?
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: 94
Views: 6460

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: 729

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: 729

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: 729

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: 24
Views: 2492

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: 24
Views: 2492

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: 24
Views: 2492

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: 24
Views: 2492

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: 1693

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 1862

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: 9888

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: 3686

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: 3250

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: 3318

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: 3318

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: 33
Views: 9819

Re: 223 "performance" expectation management

This will also perk up a 223.

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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: 3356

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: 3356

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: 3356

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: 8776

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: 3356

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: 1956

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: 1956

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: 1532

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: 4756

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: 3356

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.