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by 65coupei6
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 17" Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: 17" Wheels

Not a Ranchero. But, 17's on my stang.

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by 65coupei6
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Performance oil pan
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Performance oil pan

The original company was Hi Energy Oil Pans in Australia. I am pretty sure the people who used to work there went off and started their own company.

http://www.asroilpans.com/contact-asr.html
by 65coupei6
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

The hipo pulley is for the alternator. Wash a new belt in soap and warm water to make sure all the release agent is cleaned off. After you scuff the pulley spray it with brake cleaner. Not all fan belts are created equal. :) Make sure the new belt is wide enough and does not sit too low in the groov...
by 65coupei6
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

Use a 289 hipo pulley. You should also break in a new belt and scuff the old pulleys.
by 65coupei6
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 25922

Re: My Budget 250 build

It has been fun reading the posts and following along with the build. Nice work! As for the push rods. you can buy an adjustable rod to help you measure. Or just make one. Just cut the rod in half. thread the ends and use a coupler. (just like your throttle linkage). I would suggest 3/8 pushrods fro...
by 65coupei6
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: "Something always leaking"

Valve Cover gasket? Vs12692 is cork. Vs12692r is rubber.

For the C4 use a lubelocker gasket for the pan
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is your favorite Street/Strip plug for the inline 3.3L 200 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: What is your favorite Street/Strip plug for the inline 3.3L 200 ?

Or for the Aluminum Head. The pricey NGK PFR5B-11 / 2300
by 65coupei6
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: WOT falling flat
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: WOT falling flat

I am not familiar with Weber carbs. But, I am running 18 for timing. 22 does seem a little high. Ported or Manifold vacuum? Can you change the accel shot on Weber's? Here is some good info : https://www.racetep.com/manufacturer/carbs-and-injection/weber/weber-carb-tuning-and-technical-info/jetting-a...
by 65coupei6
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Anyone here successfully running an aftermarket EFI System, Megasquirt, Holley Hp, Sniper, Atomic, FITech?
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Anyone here successfully running an aftermarket EFI System, Megasquirt, Holley Hp, Sniper, Atomic, FITech?

The FiTech is the same as the Sniper. I just drove from San Francisco to Reno, NV and back. About 500 miles round trip. From sea level to 7,200 feet over the Sierra Mountains. No problems. The FI performed great. I am just running a DS-II. On the smaller FiTech you can not do timing control. On the ...
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 3564

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

The 67-68 should use the same bracket with a linkage. The 69 250 switched to a throttle cable. Is your engine a 67? Any date code stampings? Here is a oem bracket. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Ford-Mustang-6-cyl-Accelerator-Gas-Pedal-Linkage-Return-Spring-Bracket-Ford/264299428882?hash=item3d89793c...
by 65coupei6
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

I do not know how to post pictures. I have an aluminum valve cover. adapter does not appear thick enough to tap into to add PCV valve. Valve cover has a filter thing on both ends. The filter should only be on one end. Remove one filter and replace with the pcv. You can post pictures here. https://i...
by 65coupei6
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machine Shop Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Machine Shop Questions

Besides the bore size. You will also want to know final compression ratio. What are you aiming for? Are they degreeing the cam?

Don't forget about paint color. It might sound silly. Are you painting everything Ford Blue? There are 3 types of Blue. Keeping the oil pan or timing cover other colors?
by 65coupei6
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 50
Views: 5643

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

Really nice work! I was wondering how the headers would fit since the height was changed. All in all. I think the modifications you did with cutting and welding mounts, brackets, etc are all worth it in the end. I can not wait to see the article. Some questions. Are you keeping the CI valve cover? D...
by 65coupei6
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock fuel pump flow rate.
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Stock fuel pump flow rate.

Basically, what David said. :) As for an aftermarket Mech. fuel pump there is none. There was an how-to somewhere. That showed how to open up a V8 pump and swap the arm with a i6 arm. But you needed a specific NOS pump that was pinned together. Most of the newer pumps you can not open up. I used to ...
by 65coupei6
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner
Replies: 18
Views: 1544

Re: Looking for mentors -new ‘65 200ci owner

Welcome! As mentioned I would go for the easy fixes first. New fuel filter and coil. See if it works out. If not then go for the fuel pump. Remember the fuel tank has a fuel filter sock on the sender. I am not sure how long the car was sitting or if the tank was ever replaced. But if the socks gets ...
by 65coupei6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: aussie speed twin outlet cast iron exhaust manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: aussie speed twin outlet cast iron exhaust manifolds

The price is really not that bad. I bet it triples in 10 years. :) I wonder if any of the Aussie Speed importers will be bringing it into the states. If not the shipping will tack on a lot.
by 65coupei6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Exhaust Sound Bites
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: My Exhaust Sound Bites

I don't know of its the garage, but the widomaker sounds a lot louder. And I kinda like the sound of the flowmaster. It sounds a little smoother. But exhaust is all opinion. Thanks man! I appreciate you putting a video up. I'll put what I have on currently here in the next few days The Widowmaker i...
by 65coupei6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving

When you say "gas". Do you actually mean gas the liquid? Or are you smelling exhaust?
If it is gas then I would not drive the car. That is a nice accident waiting to happen.

Diesel does not combust easily. But I would not like to get gas on a hot manifold or headers.
by 65coupei6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Exhaust Sound Bites
Replies: 2
Views: 449

My Exhaust Sound Bites

Here is my new 2.5" exhaust. Single out headers to a single in / dual out Windowmaker Venom 250. https://youtu.be/-xiV8iyGRyw Here is my old 2" exhaust. Same configuration but with a Flowmaster 40. https://youtu.be/2KrTKM4UYbk The Widowmaker sounds a lot better while cruising and no drone ...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

Here is my single out header to a Flowmaster 40 with dual outs.

https://youtu.be/2KrTKM4UYbk
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation
Replies: 18
Views: 1578

Re: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation

Just what Chad said. It goes in dry and gets squeezed to make the seal.
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Name some aftermarket parts in my engine compartment.
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Name some aftermarket parts in my engine compartment.

I have been asked about a few different parts installed over time. So, I decided to create a different topic. I will add links as I find them. Hope this helps some of you. Gano filter installed in top radiator hose. https://ganofilters.com/ Top silicone radiator hose from Speedway Motors. (90 degree...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

Oh. As a side note. All these valve covers have a slightly different height and shape. The CI/VI cover is a little more square at the top. My current setup above would not clear the cover.(Plus, no baffles built in and may need two gaskets depending on rockers and other factors. Unless the new one h...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

I also do not use lock washers on the valve cover. The reason I went to studs is because I hate cleaning the adhesive from the bottom of the valve cover. I have been switching between my current Powered By Ford cover with wrinkle finish, a reproduction plain black one, the CI Aluminum, and finally a...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Oil Collecting in HEI's
Replies: 12
Views: 2447

Re: Oil Collecting in HEI's

I was using the Spectre 42852 push in. Or the clamp on is Allstar 36202 from Amazon. Marco...do you have a classic inlines aluminum valve cover? Yes. I was using the 42852 with the CI cover. I have an extra one if you want it. It is used but it does what its supposed to do. :) PM me your address an...
by 65coupei6
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

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It really happened. ;)
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Driving my 200 at Streets of Willow track....
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Driving my 200 at Streets of Willow track....

Looks like fun. The car looked like it ran great!
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

I decided to use studs for my valve cover. Here are some options: 1. Stainless studs from Ebay around $7 2. Home Improvement Store Stainless Allthread cut to length yourself. Plus washers and nuts around $12. 3. ARP 200-7601 SB Chevy (stamp steel cover/aluminum cover needs longer studs) around $21. ...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Oil Collecting in HEI's
Replies: 12
Views: 2447

Re: Oil Collecting in HEI's

I was using the Spectre 42852 push in. Or the clamp on is Allstar 36202 from Amazon.
by 65coupei6
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat Housing Temp Myth
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Thermostat Housing Temp Myth

While installing the FiTech. I was trying to figure out where to put the temp sender it needs. I figured I would mount it in the thermostat housing. Everything I read said, do not put it there because it will not read correctly. blah blah blah. I did find one person on the VMF with a 289 who said he...
by 65coupei6
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

Matthew68 wrote:
If you find it, please pass along. Are they local to you only? Seems like a heck of a deal for ~$100. I’m going with a 110 L/C on my stock C4 as well, but have no power accessories to deal with.


Here you go: http://gopnh.com/
by 65coupei6
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

I found a place that does custom converters for a little over $100. I just have to find the bookmark again. The car runs way better than with the carb. Especially from a stop. I had the Holley tuned pretty good after the jet swap. I still have to get a new exhaust installed. Going from 2" up to...
by 65coupei6
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: What's a good idle RPM?

Thanks for the reply. I specifically asked for a 110. I liked the way my old cam idled. My stall is stock. I have been putting off changing it. I will play with the idle RPM a little and see how it goes. The FiTech is pretty nice. Even with the entry version I have. There are a lot of settings as lo...
by 65coupei6
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's a good idle RPM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

What's a good idle RPM?

I got the FiTech installed and running. I set my idle to 950rpm. This is with a Schneider 264-74H cam with 110 lobe and C4. My vacuum is pretty low. Around 12-13 at idle. It seems to like the 950. Should I go higher or lower. A big thanks to Gus. He sent me his FiTech file which got me started. I th...
by 65coupei6
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 4090

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

Doesn't everyone with a vintage car keep points in the glove box in case a nuclear bomb or EMP goes off. :thumbup:
by 65coupei6
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

I would do some research on the "X" pipe. From what i understand. It kills torque. Since our engines are all about torque I would consider against it. X pipes perform well for 2500 and above RPM's. For an all about cruiser street car maybe consider an H pipe. But I am mo expert so do some ...
by 65coupei6
Mon May 27, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust size and muffler type
Replies: 23
Views: 1906

Re: Exhaust size and muffler type

Muffler type is very hard. Everyone has a different opinion on sound and drone. I have a Flowmaster 40 and love it. I have also had Magnaflows. So it is personal preference. As for size these links might help: https://fordsix.com/ci/ExhaustKits.html https://www.exhaustvideos.com/faq/how-to-calculate...
by 65coupei6
Fri May 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: autozone 1100 carb
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: autozone 1100 carb

I am not sure what the price is at Autozone. But, you can try these guys. At least you will get the correct carb. for your application.

http://www.championcarburetor.com/carbu ... _3458.html

They used to be Pony Carbs.
by 65coupei6
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Hardware Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Engine Hardware Kits

Here you go. It has most of what you need.

http://www.mmsacc-stainless.com/html/ford.htm

I used to resell their stuff back in the day.
by 65coupei6
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

The easy way is to use a fuel filter with a return. Just plumb it in with a "T" back to the feed line. No need to go back to the tank. This worked for me for many years. A old member "Addo" from Australia showed me this trick. Search his name for some very useful posts. Also insu...
by 65coupei6
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Always something...Leaking Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Always something...Leaking Radiator

I hate to disagree with all the posts above. But, my old brass/copper radiator did not cool like my new Northern Aluminum with 1" tubes. For me the proof was driving in 100+ degree weather in traffic. Once i switched to the aluminum the car runs cool. Below is just one example of copper vs alum...
by 65coupei6
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Wheels for a 66 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Wheels for a 66 Coupe

Not another person with ramblers. lol. I put those on a couple of years ago, Anyways, you might have to roll your fenders. I did and my tires are not as wide. I am not home so I can not check my tire size. But, I think I have 215 front 225 Rear. I would pass by your local tire store and check the pr...
by 65coupei6
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating after Distributor swap
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Overheating after Distributor swap

Just something simple. But, did you burp the cooling system to get the air out? Run the engine with the radiator cap off. But have the front of the car raised. Either on a sloped driveway or with a jack. Also have the heater on in the heat position. Lastly. Does it only get hot when you drive? Does ...
by 65coupei6
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Overheating after Distributor swap
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Overheating after Distributor swap

What PSI is your cap? If you have a new 3 row I would use a 16lb. Try bumping up the timing a little.
by 65coupei6
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Not Enough Carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Not Enough Carb?

The Holley and Fitech cleared on my 65
by 65coupei6
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Not Enough Carb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Not Enough Carb?

I love the Autolite but, it may be time to consider a Holley for more detailed tuneability. That's my two cents, for what it's worth. Enjoy. Adios, David I am not as knowledgeable as David. But, having built an engine with the VI/CI head. I would opt for the Holley for easier tuning. Just dropping ...
by 65coupei6
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.
Replies: 50
Views: 5643

Re: 250 build thread for my 65 mustang.

Nice pictures. Keep them coming. I swapped in a Power Master mini stater then wrapped it with a heat shield from DEI. It will not do anything for performance. But, it did give me some good header clearance. Plus, it turns over easier. As for side drafts or EFI. That might also determine your fuel sy...

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