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by 65coupei6
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 250

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

Did you take the drum off to check if a cylinder is leaking? Or did you just check the connections?
by 65coupei6
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 717

Re: Torque Strap

Nice work! It looks great.
by 65coupei6
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

That's why it is not worth the time and money to buy a used head. After you pay for the head plus having it magnafluxed and then a rebuild. You might as well buy a rebuilt head online for $300. They are still available.

I am not talking ebay or online junk yards. But an actual head rebuilder.
by 65coupei6
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Pro Products, Inc. Spring Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Pro Products, Inc. Spring Seats

I do not think Pro Products is around any more. I remember seeing their repro. stuff in the 90's.

But, that spring perch should work on:

1964-1973 Mustang
1967-1973 Cougar
1960-1970 Falcon
1960-1974 Comet
1966-1971 Fairlane
1968-1971 Montego
1968-1971 Torino
1970-1977 Maverick
by 65coupei6
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

Off topic. What models did the E0 heads come from?

On topic. Fully rebuilt C9 heads sell for approx. $300.
by 65coupei6
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Koni Adjustable Shock Setting
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Koni Adjustable Shock Setting

I have to disagree on the sway bar. I have the 1" with the 200 and it performs well. I don't like rear sway bars on Mustangs. As for the shock settings. I would start in the middle position and then work from there. Shock settings are kind of like exhaust sounds. Everyone has a preference. My s...
by 65coupei6
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rejetted the Holley 2300
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Rejetted the Holley 2300

Thanks Bill ! I finally rejetted the 07448 Holley to 60 jets from the 61's. It seems to run better and has less bogg when I stomp on it from a stop sign. I still have to drive it a little more. Accel. pump is in slot #2. But, I also have a new 3.5 power valve that I will put in it next week. I didn'...
by 65coupei6
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Push rods
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Push rods

See the Shelly6 post.

Call Smith Brothers.
800-367-1533
by 65coupei6
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?

Call Smith Brothers. They will get them to you quick.

800-367-1533

https://www.pushrods.net/
by 65coupei6
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DUI distributor install
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: DUI distributor install

A little off topic. But, which Ford TFI Coil do you recommend? Straight Ford Part # or aftermarket?
by 65coupei6
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DUI distributor install
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: DUI distributor install

I know a few people have suggested to me to use manifold vacuum. But, I say try both. See which one runs better. I had my recurved dizzy hooked up to manifold vacuum. With a gauge on it, the readings were all over the place and vacuum was around 8. I think. But, I switched to ported and the needle w...
by 65coupei6
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling system needs
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Cooling system needs

Is your electric fan always on? Or do you have a sensor that turns it on at a specific temp?
by 65coupei6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating at freeway speed
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: Overheating at freeway speed

Thanks for posting an update. I hope that solved your overheating. Usually I bleed the air out of the system with the front of the car jacked up, on ramps, or anything that raises the front of the car. Then just run the engine with the cap off. Hopefully, it is not the head gasket. If you are going ...
by 65coupei6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling system needs
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Cooling system needs

I have a AC fan with shroud. But, installed a small pusher that I grabbed from a Mazda 323 at my local junkyard. I have it hooked up to a derale temp. switch. So it comes on at a preset temp. But, it is also hooked up to a manual switch. So, I can turn it on if needed.
by 65coupei6
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Good places to get Disk conversion kits
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: Good places to get Disk conversion kits

In another post I think I saw you have a 5 lug rear? If so then just get a kit from CSRP or Open Tracker Racing and swap to 5 lugs in the front. Do it once do it right. :D With a good kit :beer:
by 65coupei6
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating at freeway speed
Replies: 21
Views: 623

Re: Overheating at freeway speed

Usually overheating at freeway speeds is the lower hose collapsing.
by 65coupei6
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 717

Re: Torque Strap

Maybe you can make this work. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Damper-For-92-00-honda-civic-EG-EK-D15A2-D16A-Torque-Damper-Brace-Blue/253779472065?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D2ec13dae917547d9ab5b06b967beca5a%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D26%26sd%3...
by 65coupei6
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New push rods
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: New push rods

If I read correctly. You are moving your adjustable rocker arms and push rods from the 65 to the 66? Then yes, you can reuse the old push rods. But, I would measure them to make sure they are the stock length. Was the 66 head milled a lot? If yes, then you may need new ones. Also, were the blocks mi...
by 65coupei6
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Install finally completed!

Gene, any updates?

How is it running? What plugs did you use? Was it too rich with the 500 Holley or perfect?

Xctasy: Thanks for posting the pictures of the torque strap.
by 65coupei6
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Install finally completed!

Looks great.
by 65coupei6
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 4 lug too 5 lug conversion adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: 4 lug too 5 lug conversion adapters

Remember those will affect offset.
by 65coupei6
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Issue with Aussie Head
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Carb Issue with Aussie Head

The Holley 2300 will be fine. Mine was close with the Oz head. Even closer now with the aluminum head.
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Issue with Aussie Head
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Carb Issue with Aussie Head

You might try a google search. OZ250 head. Click the images tab and look for examples. Sorry, no other answer comes to mind.
by 65coupei6
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 67 Mustang RearEnd
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: 67 Mustang RearEnd

The forum has a quota on much space is given to picture uploads. I guess it has reached its max. We will look into it.

You could always use a third party pic hosting. Here are some links:

https://imgbb.com/

http://tinypic.com/

https://imgur.com/upload
by 65coupei6
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 67 Mustang Rear Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: 67 Mustang Rear Springs

Look at the diagram again. It show's for the Wagon and Ranchero only.

The Mustang's did not come with an insulator pad.

The rear end looks good. Any more pictures?
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 67 Mustang Rear Springs
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: 67 Mustang Rear Springs

Not for the Mustang
by 65coupei6
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering tightening as the car gets hot
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Steering tightening as the car gets hot

The screw is not really meant for that purpose. You should check Chokostang's site for more info.

Did you check your centerlink? Did you grease everything?
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Push rods contacting head
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Push rods contacting head

I guess I was lucky. No problems with the larger custom 3/8 push rods. So far I have around 800 miles on the rebuilt engine. I will pull my valve cover soon and check for marks on the rods.
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Hot August Nights 2018 Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Hot August Nights 2018 Pictures

Here are some pictures from this year's show.
It was above 100 degrees almost every day. Plus a nice haze of smoke and ash from all the California fires.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HsHcuwjkKV9Rb2bL6
by 65coupei6
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Re: Performance 200 engine update. Defective Engine from 1 Hot Vega
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Performance 200 engine update. Defective Engine from 1 Hot Vega

But, this was all purchased in 2016? Two years ago. Good luck even if you could contact him.
by 65coupei6
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maximum Compression Ratio-Aluminum Head
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: Maximum Compression Ratio-Aluminum Head

One of the reasons why I am running 9.6 compression on my recent build is because we didn't want to mill a new head. Why take the head down that much when you never know if they will be available again. Also, look how hard it is to find blocks now. At least in my area. That is why we just squared th...
by 65coupei6
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pan question
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Oil pan question

That company went out of business as far as i know. Mike was having problems getting their products. Then some of the employee's left the company. I think they started or went over to ASR.

You might try contacting them. http://www.asroilpans.com/about-asr.html
by 65coupei6
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Im in trouble
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Im in trouble

$500 isn't bad for the west coast. I have seen just the engine from $350 -$700. In the past they used to be free when people where doing engine swaps. But now. People have gotten smarter and charge $$. They know the 6's are getting harder to find.
by 65coupei6
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Yella Terra Planning
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Yella Terra Planning

You can install a cam without pulling the engine. just pull the radiator.
by 65coupei6
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Read my plugs please.
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Read my plugs please.

2 cork gaskets work well. I was doing that since I bought the cover. I was one of the guys who first got the aluminum valve cover from Mike. But, he forgot to mention that the casting inside did not clear the rockers. I found out the hard way. I had to put the valve cover on my drill press and remov...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Valve Cover Baffle idea's
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Aluminum Valve Cover Baffle idea's

Well, it is a known fact that the aluminum unbaffled valve cover allow's to much oil to be sucked up by the pcv. You can make an extension and raise it by 2 inches like wsa11 has said in other threads. But, I would like to come up with another solution. I know gus91326 used some Moroso baffles. I wa...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Read my plugs please.
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Read my plugs please.

Just an update. I put in the Autolite 3926's, a hotter plug. I also swapped to a baffled valve cover. Car ran great. Drove it about 100 miles to and from a car show today. Just the baffled valve cover made a huge difference. Hardly found any oil in the catch can. Now, I just have to make some baffle...
by 65coupei6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Which Air Cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Which Air Cleaner

I have not found a air cleaner yet that will clear the hood. Your best bet would be a carb hat. I think a 14" would look out of place.
by 65coupei6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Read my plugs please.
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Read my plugs please.

I know I am running rich. That could be part of the plug color.

Just put in some Autolite 3926's. We will see how it goes. I know Mustang Geezer (Doug) was running the 3924's. But he has more compression than me. So, I figure a hotter plug would be better in my situation.
by 65coupei6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Took the Mustang to the track....
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Took the Mustang to the track....

The car looks good on the track :thumbup:

Willows is a nice track. Been there a couple of times. It's been around since the 50's right?

I might do a no passing event later this year.
by 65coupei6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Read my plugs please.
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Read my plugs please.

How do these look? I was getting some smoke from the tailpipes. But, I am pretty sure it was the un-baffled valve cover. I just switched back to a baffled valve cover but have not driven the car yet. Plus, I only have a little over 200 miles on the new engine. So, the rings probably have not fully s...
by 65coupei6
Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasket Sheet Material
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Gasket Sheet Material

Any recommendations for a gasket sheet. This will be used on the aluminum head between the intake and carb. adapter plate. I was thinking: FelPro #3046 https://www.jegs.com/i/Fel-Pro/375/3046/10002/-1 Or #3195 https://www.jegs.com/i/Fel-Pro/375/3195/10002/-1 I think they are both the same. Just diff...
by 65coupei6
Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operational minimums/maxinums
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Operational minimums/maxinums

I have seen some posts over time asking, how hot should my engine run. Or, does this oil pressure sound right.
I know there are differences between builds. But, should we make a sticky with some #'s?
Any other info to include?
by 65coupei6
Sun May 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Aluminum Head Woes

I second what bubba said!
by 65coupei6
Sun May 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1966 Mustang manual steering ididit collumn installation question
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: 1966 Mustang manual steering ididit collumn installation question

Sorry, a little late to reply. But, I would ask the question over at the VMF. Or do a search there. I have seen a lot of threads on the swap.
by 65coupei6
Fri May 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Conversion Checklist
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: 2V Conversion Checklist

Remember to have the port divider installed as a interference fit. I also pinned it from the top. Doesn't even budge.
by 65coupei6
Tue May 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good set of plug wires??
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Good set of plug wires??

Thanks Seth. Moroso replied and said the wires are 350 ohms per foot. So, these are a way better deal than Livewires. Magnecore also replied: "The KV85 will be the best choice for your system. Suggest you measure the wire and coil lengths so that no wire is touching another. Straight HEI distri...
by 65coupei6
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good set of plug wires??
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Good set of plug wires??

Magnecor responded to my request:

"Price should be around $67.10 for 8mm and $104.50 for the KV85 wires, plus Priority Paid post $13.65"

I am still waiting for Moroso.
by 65coupei6
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good set of plug wires??
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Good set of plug wires??

I don't want to put anyone's product down. But, $90 for a set of 8mm wires with 300-350 ohms per foot resistance is kinda pricey. I have to contact Moroso about the resistance per foot. But, they have a 8mm for $18.97. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-9085m MSD has a 8.5mm wire, with a 40-50 o...
by 65coupei6
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good set of plug wires??
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Good set of plug wires??

Anyone have a recommendation on a good set of performance plug wires?
This is for a DSii, MSD Box and TFI coil.

I have been using MSD 8.5's. But, I have never changed them. Even with the new build. I heard quality of MSD has gone down.

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