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by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flange/Ring installation
Replies: 4
Views: 81

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: 0
Views: 56

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: 341

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: 341

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: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Collecting in HEI's
Replies: 12
Views: 524

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: 341

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: 190

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: 341

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: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Collecting in HEI's
Replies: 12
Views: 524

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: 111

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: 298

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: 298

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: 298

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: 298

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: 36
Views: 1077

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: 12
Views: 390

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: 12
Views: 390

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 8:49 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Free Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Free Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator

I will PM you on Monday. Taking off for the weekend.
by 65coupei6
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Free Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Free Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator

Free Holley Fuel Pressure Regulator and AEM 15 PSI liquid filled gauge. Pulled it from my working setup for EFI.
It has an inlet/outlet and return with AN -6 fittings installed.

Just pay for shipping from zip code 94123.
Images attached below.

https://ibb.co/h9qR7Wd
https://ibb.co/h9By9zP
by 65coupei6
Fri May 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: autozone 1100 carb
Replies: 4
Views: 272

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: 235

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: 481

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: 263

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: 243

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: 356

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: 356

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: 535

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: 535

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: 32
Views: 1618

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...
by 65coupei6
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 Dyno Results
Replies: 20
Views: 868

Re: Ford 200 Dyno Results

Great results! Good work on bringing it to a professional shop for the final tune. EFI is tricky with all those settings

Are you going to Fab Fords?
by 65coupei6
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: header gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: header gasket

fast64ranchero wrote:Remflex is the best header gasket ever made (IMO) a little spendy but well worth the cost.


They are good gaskets. I used one on the last build.

http://catalog.remflex.com/category_s/82.htm

Chad:

http://catalog.remflex.com/category_s/155.htm
by 65coupei6
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 1111

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Any updates?

I was having a similar problem. My Holley 350 was great on the Oz Head. But, would stumble when smashing the pedal. Jetting down helped. See here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79122&p=610472#p610472
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: 850

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: 1398

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: 713

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: 385

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: 713

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: 424

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: 426

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: 715

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: 978

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: 931

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: 931

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: 989

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: 1320

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: 989

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: 3028

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: 1320

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: 1398

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...

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