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by Luckyman
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 78 f250 who's with me?
Replies: 19
Views: 6062

Re: 78 f250 who's with me?

Its a 7379, :thumbup: like the "Fubar" in my signature. :D 79 chassis, 76 cab & doghouse, 84 engine, who knows what year the box is. Just mind over matter. I dont mind and it doesnt matter. :D

Yours will be very, very cool when its done. :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Luckyman
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: Ranchero at local car show, 02-27-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Ranchero at local car show, 02-27-2016

Very Nice! :thumbup: :thumbup: :beer:
by Luckyman
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Random overheating?
Replies: 17
Views: 3269

Re: Random overheating?

Lazy JW wrote:
1991 f250 wrote:...

Compression is 160 on all cylinders...


You plan to rebuild an engine that has 160 psi compression on all cylinders? :?


X2. I would think an engine in that condition would be good for another 100K at least.

I do not subscribe to "If it aint broke, fix it until it is"
by Luckyman
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: 61-67 E100 Van Floor Mats or Bedliner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: 61-67 E100 Van Floor Mats or Bedliner?

I'm not familiar with the Econoline parts aftermarket, but if your online search does not come up with anything Econoline specific, you could search for the aftermarket rubber bed mats sold for 8' bed pick-ups and cut to fit. Even if you had to buy two you could probably cut them so that you would o...
by Luckyman
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heat plate on stock intake?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Heat plate on stock intake?

...... So, I was going to grind out an area at each side of the divider, to allow coolant to flow to both sides...... The divider does not go all the way to the roof of the manifold. Both sides are open to each other at the top to allow exhaust gas to flow over/around/through to warm both sides in ...
by Luckyman
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six
Replies: 33
Views: 5043

Re: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six

For some reason or another, from the early days, the 240-300 engine family has had an issue with the lifters "gumming up/getting sticky". However, YMMV. I did not know that. The six uses the same lifters as a V8. I probably misspoke with too much "broad brush". I've owned 4 diff...
by Luckyman
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six
Replies: 33
Views: 5043

Re: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six

For some reason or another, from the early days, the 240-300 engine family has had an issue with the lifters "gumming up/getting sticky". I have heard lots of them "clicking away" over the years and seen/heard a number of them cleared up with Rislone if it was not a mechanical is...
by Luckyman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six
Replies: 33
Views: 5043

Re: I need an education on oil flow in a straight six

A quart of Rislone oil additive at oil change time has also been known to clean up "gummy" lifters within one or two oil change intervals and keep them clean with regular use.
by Luckyman
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I'm gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnneee!!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 9301

Re: I'm gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnneee!!!!

WWhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

You are one of the smartest guys around. You will be missed.
I certainly hope you will be able to come back sooner than you think.
Take care of yourself and yours. Blessings on you my friend.
by Luckyman
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 fuel system update
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Re: 223 fuel system update

That's some good info right there. Thanks for posting that. Going to save for future reference.
by Luckyman
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What happened to pmuller9???
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Re: What happened to pmuller9???

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:I am sorry for your losses. My condolences.


Yep, ditto! That's a plate full for for four people let alone one. Take care of your self and yours.
by Luckyman
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: tilt colum
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: tilt colum

I don't know what year Ford started offering a tilt wheel option in their trucks, but I'll go out on a limb here and guess that a column from 73-79 F100 to F350 and 78-79 Bronco should go in without too much necessary modification if the donor truck uses the same trans set up as the recipient truck ...
by Luckyman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: R. I. P. AzCoupe
Replies: 42
Views: 12528

Re: R. I. P. AzCoupe

Just now seeing this. Words are so inadequate. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends.
by Luckyman
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found a Clifford intake for a GOOD price but....no heat port
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: Found a Clifford intake for a GOOD price but....no heat

arse_sidewards wrote:Doesn't the stock exhaust manifold have three bolts on the top?


Yep, you are right. I was not paying close enough attention. I was thinking of the Offenhauser Dual Port I put in my project truck, it had the 3 hole pattern same as stock. That Clifford 4 bolt pattern is a different animal.
by Luckyman
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Found a Clifford intake for a GOOD price but....no heat port
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: Found a Clifford intake for a GOOD price but....no heat

clintonvillian wrote:pretty much what I had planned, what exactly is the space for on the bottom?

Was it design to have something added there?


Closes off the open top of the stock exhaust manifold and allows for some heating of the intake by the hot exhaust.
by Luckyman
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1967 Galaxie/Custom Engine Swap
Replies: 35
Views: 10864

Re: 1967 Galaxie/Custom Engine Swap

I have always wanted to put a 300 in a 65-68 Galaxie/Custom 4 door sedan. I have the spare 300, just have not run across the right car for the right price, close enough to home. Would be a great cruiser.

Will be watching this thread and Galaxie 300i6's project/progress with interest.
by Luckyman
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 32/36 carb?
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: 32/36 carb?

You might want to copy and paste this question into the "144-250 Small block six" section where it will get more eyeballs/attention.

Sorry I don't know too much about Weber carbs.
by Luckyman
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil filter nipple question
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: oil filter nipple question

If narrow enough nuts of the correct size & thread could be found or fashioned it may (in theory) be possible to remove without too much damage.
by Luckyman
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Industrial 300 at work (in the scrap bin! gasp)
Replies: 34
Views: 7217

Re: Industrial 300 at work (in the scrap bin! gasp)

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:I'm 99.9% sure the E7TE engine will have a cast crank.

I wonder if the HD engines got EFI in '87? Like the trucks did.


It looks like the fuel injection valve cover on the engine.
by Luckyman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cast iron exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: cast iron exhaust manifold

Yep, the HD version of the engine from 1965 to 1986 used in trucks and buses up to F700 but most common in F500 & F600 But not really common as a number of 8s were on offer in those chassis. (My 76 shop manuals show the LD version in F100 to F350 and the HD version in the heavier trucks.)
by Luckyman
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 flat top pistons
Replies: 34
Views: 4762

Re: Ford 300 flat top pistons

"I really doubt that most folks would be happy with it, but it suits my needs perfectly." Joe Exactly! :thumbup: A vehicle built with a purpose...I like that! My philosophy exactly: "The right tool for the job at hand". Other tools can be made to work after a fashion, but the &q...
by Luckyman
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuild kits
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

Re: Rebuild kits

I'm going to try and keep the rebuild simple but I always start a giant snowball. Right now I believe just the head could use a rebuild. Sounds like me. I picked up a 67 f-100 for next to nothing. Turned out it was spitting smoke and once it ran for about 20 minutes it would cut off and not start f...
by Luckyman
Wed May 01, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Finally time to rebuild the top end
Replies: 64
Views: 7280

Re: Finally time to rebuild the top end

Would it be detrimental to the new lifters/pushrods/rockers and parts if I used seafoam in the oil during the first go with these new parts? I'm worried that my oil pump screen may have some blockage. If there is any possibility of pickup screen blockage it would be the best and ultimately cheapest...
by Luckyman
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Mercedes Benz Diesel in an old Pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 4254

Re: Mercedes Benz Diesel in an old Pickup

2 biggest reasons for price differential re. Gas vs. diesel are supply/demand and taxes. Diesel did not used to be taxed as much as gas or not at all. Still not taxed in some states if used only in off road agricultural equipment. US tax on diesel ranges from .32 to .77 cents depending on state with...
by Luckyman
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: free 300 what to do?
Replies: 63
Views: 6570

Re: free 300 what to do?

.................. " What to do with a free 300 six? " I say, dont throw it away. I plan to horde them up, to power things i drive till i die. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Ok, i will get down off my Soap box now :) X2 I have two good ones (300's) in mid 70's trucks and a spare 300 oiled/...
by Luckyman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Safe oils to use in non- Roller Cammed Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Re: Safe oils to use in non- Roller Cammed Engines

Some of the oils spec'ed for diesels still have somewhat adequate amounts of zinc in them ie. Shell Rotella and Chevron Delo. If the engine/cam are already broken in, synthetic oils are probably fine for engines that get frequent use. But the synthetics can run off of the internal surfaces more comp...
by Luckyman
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Headers glowing red/ low vacuum
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Headers glowing red/ low vacuum

........... The vacuum gauge is reading at 10 inches water column............... What elevation above sea level are you? The vacuum reading seems low. I can get 17 at 4100' and 19-20 at sea level. (but that is with the stock cam and factory timing gear locations, Holley 4V and EFI Exhaust) You migh...
by Luckyman
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Fuel & Temp
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: Fuel & Temp

Could also be the temp sending unit in the engine block. I've had to replace both of them in my 36+ year old trucks recently. Fixed the dead guage in both cases.

For the fuel gauge it could be as simple a bad/rusty ground of the sending unit at or near the tank somewhere.
by Luckyman
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 4749

Re: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds

With an Offy DP the suggested carb orientation is with the primaries next to the engine. On mine, with primaries facing the head, I was able to rig the accelerator cable to pull on the the Holley from the bottom instead of trying to figure out how to push from the top. Requires a bunch of tweaking ...
by Luckyman
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 4749

Re: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds

Yes,the water heated arrangement does take a bit longer. But when it is cold out and I know I'm going to be out and about I plug in the block heater at least 2-3 hours before firing up and driving. Works for me. I've used block heaters for some 30 years...and wouldn't be without them in a cold clim...
by Luckyman
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 4749

Re: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds

How is your intake heat WAY BETTER? Have you done it both ways? Dont mean to be a hijacker, but it might be a day or three before Big 6 Farmer responds. So, in the meantime I'll throw my experience in here while we await the way better explanation. The intake heating process is much quicker with th...
by Luckyman
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 4749

Re: what i have in my 300-6 & Split Ex. Manifolds

Very Creative. Very Interesting. Any possibility of posting photos of the exhaust manifold setup? I got a dual snorkel air cleaner from a 90's Mustang GT (5.0 HO) for my Holley 4V on a DP. But the one snorkel had to be removed and the hole blocked because of clearance issues. But still looks great w...
by Luckyman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: gearing for the 240 in my f100
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: gearing for the 240 in my f100

Your current 3.70 makes the first gear useable in your truck. Its just my humble opinion, but I'm thinking you wont like starting out from a stop or on a hill with anything taller than a 3.25 which would still give a much better cruising rpm. I have the 3.00 behind a 300 and np435 4spd and its great...
by Luckyman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Tire size
Replies: 3
Views: 2570

Re: Tire size

Probably 215/75-15 at the very least. More possibly 225/75-15 or 235/75-15. Any one of those sizes will work ok. My preferance/bias would be for the 235/75-15 for the extra weight capacity and a slightly fuller look in the wheelhouse.
by Luckyman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: an actual performance question
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: an actual performance question

.............. they probably figure they last too long, and the service departments can't make enough money off of 'em. Bingo! A change in philosophy from "How can we make the best, most long lasting product? To how can we make the most money? Thats my cynicism coming out. But I realize there ...
by Luckyman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Having a major problem and I could use some help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Having a major problem and I could use some help!

StrangeRanger wrote:It sounds like the Seafoam has knocked enough crud loose that it has clogged the pickup screen of your oil pump.

Other than dropping the pan and pulling the pickup tube, I'm not real sure how to fix it.


That is exactly what has happened and will need to happen in order to "save" it.
by Luckyman
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which sensors are these???
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: Which sensors are these???

Asa wrote:Wait, I'm sorry.

3 should be the oil pressure, then 4 would be water temp


3 is the oil pressure sending unit. 4 is the coolant temp sending unit
by Luckyman
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 Swap
Replies: 47
Views: 6711

Re: 240 Swap

CoupeBoy wrote:Come on nostalgia boys, how much should he ask for the head?


Used servicable $100.-150. Rebuildable core $50.-75. Remanned cond $250.-300. But those prices are JMHO (next step up from SWAG on the pricing scale)
by Luckyman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 Swap
Replies: 47
Views: 6711

Re: 240 Swap

tom954x4 wrote:CoupeBoy: X2 on the '65 baby blue truck. Go for it. You will not regret it. I wish I still had my '65.


X3. Wish I still had my 66.
by Luckyman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: UPDATE: Ranchero Back Glass - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Ranchero Back Glass - What am I doing wrong?

Dont know about the direction, but can you warm the gasket up in a bucket of water as hot as your hands can stand? Makes it more "flexible". Just Thinkin.
by Luckyman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my new to me 1974 f100 bad bad fuel mileage
Replies: 14
Views: 2155

Re: my new to me 1974 f100 bad bad fuel mileage

Father in law had a 74 F100 with factory 240, 3 spd non-od, and 3.70 rear gear in a 9inch. It was a pretty standard set up from 65 to 74 although mostly in base or loss leader/get you in the door for the least expensive cost set up, that could still work as a truck.
by Luckyman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: PICK your POISON, manifold oppinion post!
Replies: 57
Views: 9899

Re: PICK your POISON, manifold oppinion post!

Thanks Luckyman. You are welcome. As I mentioned, if you have most of the tools its just a matter of time and effort. I had to buy a drill bit and tap to do the two holes for the heater hose fittings. (Dont remember the exact cost on those two little jewels but probably in the $30.-$40. range for t...
by Luckyman
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: PICK your POISON, manifold oppinion post!
Replies: 57
Views: 9899

Re: PICK your POISON, manifold oppinion post!

FTF, if I understand your picture, I just need the white plate and the attached water fittings in that picture, correct? If so, is that plate something that can be purchased pre-fabricated, or will I need to have one built? Thanks. They can be fabricated from a scrap piece of 1/4" inch aluminu...
by Luckyman
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ekonokrate update....
Replies: 9
Views: 2496

Re: Ekonokrate update....

Hey Mutt! Howthehellyareya? Welcome back to MT. Glad to see you are still a loyal 300 jockey and your faithful steed is still alive and kickin. Thought you might have decided to stay up there in Canukistan. Have missed your salient wit and commentary around here. Hope to hear more from you.
by Luckyman
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: fenders for my f150
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: fenders for my f150

http://www.car-part.com

Enter your geographic parameters and what you are looking for and it should come up with the yards in your area (with phones numbers) that may have something you can use. Some of the stuff is way over priced and some of the yards are reasonable.
by Luckyman
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: replacing battery every few months
Replies: 14
Views: 3442

Re: replacing battery every few months

There must be some sort of parasitic drain in the system somewhere thats sucking the batteries down when the vehicle is turned off. Regular wet cell batteries can only be drained a few times ( generally 2-5 tops, there are exceptions) before they will not re-charge/recover at all. Defective batterie...
by Luckyman
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: vacuum readings seem awful low at cruise
Replies: 41
Views: 6566

Re: vacuum readings seem awful low at cruise

Is it possible to have instrument envy? I look at the beautiful simplicity of that vs. the IP cluster in my '96 and I WANT IT. (I won't even comment on the current IP clusters, other than to say there's way more cluster than there is instrument) :roll: "way more cluster than instrument" :...
by Luckyman
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: replacing battery every few months
Replies: 14
Views: 3442

Re: replacing battery every few months

Are my batterys from Costco junk? Costco batteries made/supplied by Johnson Controls. Not generally junk, but any battery can be defective. But several in a row indicates a different problem. Anecdotally, have a Costco battery in the Mrs. 1999 daily driver since 2004. Approx 8 years old now. At the ...
by Luckyman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1979 408 Swap for a 1985-86 300-6
Replies: 31
Views: 5230

Re: 1979 408 Swap for a 1985-86 300-6

A 302 will work fine in a 2,500-3,500 lb car with half the wind resistance of a truck or van, (and get decent mileage) but it does not have enough low rpm grunt/torque for 5,000 lb trucks and vans with the aerodynamics of barn doors. (unless the truck is all ate up with manual gearing) (IMHO) Discla...

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