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by 65coupei6
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator fan selection help
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Radiator fan selection help

Froggy where are you located? I might have a flex fan I was using a while back still in my garage. It's yours for free if you want it. PM me.
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator fan selection help
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Radiator fan selection help

I am not sure how much room you have in the Mav. But for an electric the SideWinder will work. Or find a Spal fan that moves a lot of CFM and mount it offset from the water pump so it will fit. Did the Mav have a clutch fan? I am not sure you will find one the will fit. I have some notes somewhere w...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1454

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

So the RT1139 is the correct number for the 200's? I have been looking for a 192 temp for a while but all the websites list something different.
by 65coupei6
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1454

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

bubba: As a side note. I have Dakota Digital gauges and a sender in the stock location. I also have FiTech efi with it's sender in the thermostat housing. I only see a 5 degree difference in temps. The sender in the head usually reads 5-6 degrees more than the efi sensor in the housing. The only ele...
by 65coupei6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head

No carb! Holley Sniper or Fitech efi. I am never going back to a carb. Unless I really have to. :)
by 65coupei6
Sun May 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers

I like loud. That's why I switched to a Black Widow muffler! I have a single out header with 2.5" pipe into the 3" muffler then dual out 2.25". Remember you can use 2.25" pipe with a 2.5" muffler. I don't know how much room you have under your wagon. But under the stang my e...
by 65coupei6
Sun May 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: EFI TBI Questions

by 65coupei6
Sat May 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: MSD Pro Billet-style distributor for use with EFI?

I love reading these posts where everyone gets so technical. It helps me learn something. :) But, I hate overthinking things. Keep It Stupid Simple. I like this answer the best: :pmuller9 wrote: Which Fitech unit are you looking at? You can use the signal from the magnetic pickup in the HEI distribu...
by 65coupei6
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1468

Re: What electric fuel pump?

lol. Go to Google and type in 1965 Ford Ranchero efi gas tank. There are some options you can look into.
by 65coupei6
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What electric fuel pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 1468

Re: What electric fuel pump?

Honestly, just wait and don't swap to an electric. Wait until you do the Sniper. For the price of that Holley pump I would just swap tanks with an internal pump.

The internal pump will run cooler and quieter.
by 65coupei6
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley sniper efi
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Holley sniper efi

I did the Fitech. But, I am guessing the install is the same. Install was pretty easy. The only challenge was drilling a hole for the o2 sensor in the exhaust. I swapped over to a Lokar throttle cable instead of trying to source items at a junk yard. I also swapped the tank to a Aeromotive Stealth w...
by 65coupei6
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking at starter options for a 200.
Replies: 25
Views: 1832

Re: Looking at starter options for a 200.

Easy answer. The FE starter should work.
by 65coupei6
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: tall PCV grommets

how bout that 40 or 60$ adjustable one? EDIT sorry, $130.00 one the guys posted abt afew months back. I don't think it'd wrk ("Use w/air oil separator."). On to read abt it again... http://mewagner.com/?p=444 https://www.classicindustries.com/product/all-years/pontiac/firebird/parts/df170...
by 65coupei6
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: baffled PCV grommets anyone?

They won't work. You will still get oil sucked into the PCV. Ask me how I know. lol.

Bill is correct. You either need a spacer or a oil catch can. Or the Moroso screw in weld in baffles (best idea).

I also removed the aluminum cover and went back to stock.
by 65coupei6
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 17" Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

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: 1240

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: 1671

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: 1671

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: 302
Views: 43492

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: 3374

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: 1894

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: 2126

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: 7444

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: 6271

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: 1544

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: 650

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: 8526

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: 2205

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: 2562

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: 1245

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: 713

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: 1800

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: 713

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: 2992

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: 2571

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: 897

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: 2165

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: 2165

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
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

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: 1349

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: 2165

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
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat Housing Temp Myth
Replies: 0
Views: 884

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: 1734

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: 1734

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: 1734

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: 1734

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: 6535

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: 2992

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 ...

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