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by Positively Ralf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Is there any reason to keep a 3 speed tranny?
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Is there any reason to keep a 3 speed tranny?

Was looking around craigslist for manual swap items and came up against this ad --> http://altoona.craigslist.org/pts/3918630293.html I never have driven a car with a manual transmission so I don't know yet if this is the route I want to go. But the reason this one caught my eye is because I don't h...
by Positively Ralf
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what this thing on top of this six?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

what this thing on top of this six?

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/pts/3883716268.html

The thing ont he top right of that picture holding the belt. What is that?
by Positively Ralf
Fri May 17, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is the Argentine Head a direct bolt on?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Is the Argentine Head a direct bolt on?

Yes it will bolt right on one thing thought is that you need the intake to fit it and the exhaust ports are different so you might want to get those with it or find out about headers to fit. The other thing they had was a great 221 cu in short block. Happy hunting :thumbup: Thanks for the response....
by Positively Ralf
Fri May 17, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is the Argentine Head a direct bolt on?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Is the Argentine Head a direct bolt on?

I can't find my Ford Six manual to look this up. Is it a direct bolt on to the US six? Reason I'm asking is because a friend is making a week long trip to Argentina and he said he would be willing to look around for one if he has the time. But again, is it a direct bolt on? anyone here drive with on...
by Positively Ralf
Tue May 14, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air filter options for a Carter RBS
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Air filter options for a Carter RBS

I need a new air filter housing cause the current one is all banged up. Any suggestions on good products out there for this 1bbl?
by Positively Ralf
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can any six header fit all six engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Can any six header fit all six engines?

So I found this while roaming craigslist ---> http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/2423051310.html I'm considering picking it up but it says that it is for a 250 engine. Does this matter at all with out engines? Can a 250 header fit onto a 200 six or earlier sixes? Also, has anyone heard of that band...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cause I'm just curious
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Cause I'm just curious

As I build on, I can't help but ask questions just to keep me educated on stuff I don't know :) if one were to do the modifications to make the large log run like a stock aussie head(based off of the numbers in the tech article "Flow Testing the Log Heads"), how would the engine run if the...
by Positively Ralf
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What kind of setups are the weekend warriors running?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

What kind of setups are the weekend warriors running?

Been a while since I've posted here and now I'm back :) (what sucks though I can't find my damn FordSix book) Anyways, I've decided to forgo my daily driver idea and just make my car a weekend cruiser. figured since I live in NY, the snow seasons are too harsh here so I'd rather just focus on having...
by Positively Ralf
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Flow testing the "log" heads
Replies: 48
Views: 15108

Re: Flow testing the "log" heads

Exactly what years would you say are the best suited to be called large log heads? Mid 70s and up? And does large log head apply to 250 heads only? If not, how much of a difference is there between a large log 200 vs. a large log 250? Reason I ask is because there is a seller nearby who has a 75 250...
by Positively Ralf
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Would you guys suggest a gear upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Would you guys suggest a gear upgrade?

I've decided to make my car a daily driver since I won't have the funds to make it as nice as I want to. But it doesn't mean I will get another one in the future to work on but that will be in a few years. But anyways, one thing I would like to do is definetely the Progressive Weber 2bbl upgrade sin...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do cam swaps help economy?
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Do cam swaps help economy?

If they do, does it depend on how hot or mild the cam is?
by Positively Ralf
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blowing 3 Gees on my Six
Replies: 272
Views: 28193

Re: Blowing 3 Gees on my Six

Dude, that thing is gonna be bad ass when it's done. After all the engine upgrades, will you be painting and adding new tires to the car? Or are you going to go for a very stock looking outside and inside?
by Positively Ralf
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: small six
Topic: Flow testing the "log" heads
Replies: 48
Views: 15108

Re: Flow testing the "log" heads

Out of curiosity, how much HP does a stock 250 Aussie head have on it? I'm sure it's more than the US log head but this would be a great idea for anyone who just wants to look around for a large log head. And I'm probably gonna go with this idea since I've found a 77 Maverick parts car that has a 25...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What's the difference between the DS1 and DS2?
Replies: 7
Views: 773

What's the difference between the DS1 and DS2?

I remember someone telling me that the DS1 was only around for around 2 years before the DS2 took over. But what's the biggest difference between them? If someone is driving around with a DS1 would it be better to get the DS2?
by Positively Ralf
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: some suggestions needed for exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: some suggestions needed for exhaust

Hey Ralf, Just to push some questions out there, your sig states it's a "74 mav in stock form, upgrades coming soon" Can you elaborate on upgrades??? and to what? (engine/drive train/rear axel/tires/brakes??) also as asked before what size engine do you have? If your thinking about the in...
by Positively Ralf
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: some suggestions needed for exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: some suggestions needed for exhaust

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Went to the local parts store and picked up abrand new Dynomax Super Turbo for $108. Gonna arrive tomorrow early in the morning. Now here's a question, what size resonator should I get? The owner showed me one for a 2 inch exhaust. Should I go along with the 2 inch f...
by Positively Ralf
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: some suggestions needed for exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 968

some suggestions needed for exhaust

Gonna go and redo the exhaust I got on my Mav about three years ago. I need some suggestions on what kind of muffler\ehaust combo to use to try to keep it as quiet as possible. It's finally gotten on my nerves that I hear more of the motor than the radio. So anyway, some suggestions on muffler choic...
by Positively Ralf
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Carb vs. Direct Mounted 2bbl
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Tri Carb vs. Direct Mounted 2bbl

Just been wondering which one makes the most power output out of these two options? Does it depend on what carbs are used in each application?
by Positively Ralf
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I've got two questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

I've got two questions

1. How do our inline sixes compare to economy engines of today? It's something I've always wondered about and would like to know.

2. I guess this applies to all kinds of engines, but what exactly do headers do for the engine? Are they necessary or is it something just fancy looking people like?
by Positively Ralf
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My reworked D7 head from CI
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: My reworked D7 head from CI

How long did they have it for and how much did it cost you? Was it the basic street package?
by Positively Ralf
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: questions for when I get to the machine shop
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: questions for when I get to the machine shop

Actually I was coming here to ask you guys where exactly on the head is the casting code. I removed the air filter assembly and was looking around but couldn't find it. I think I may actually need to get a new head considering the head on the motor right now seems to have a dark brown color to it. H...
by Positively Ralf
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: questions for when I get to the machine shop
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: questions for when I get to the machine shop

As far as I know, its a completely stock 74 200. Although I really need to find out how to identify the heads since I found a carter rbs on it for a carb and the maverick 200s of that year did not have an rbs.
by Positively Ralf
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: questions for when I get to the machine shop
Replies: 7
Views: 733

questions for when I get to the machine shop

Since I'm finally taking the head off to take it to a machine shop, what should I tell them to do when it comes to shaving the head to gain the 9:1 compression I keep seeing being suggested? Is that the referred ratio for everyone or are there any other suggestions? Cause I know I will be asking for...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter RBS and the Pony Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Carter RBS and the Pony Carb

I learn something new everyday. I'd figured from all that I have read on this great site that if someone were to upgrade the cam to a nice mild one you would have to upgrade the 1v carb to a 2v to take advantage. If indeed 215 from a single carb is too much, that's new info to me. Even though it doe...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter RBS and the Pony Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Carter RBS and the Pony Carb

I was just reading through the "Selecting the Right Carburetor" tech article and was really focused on the section with the 1bbl carbs. I know the RBS is as big a one barrel we will ever get and the Pony is a great carb as well with it's extra features. IIRC the RBS flows 215 and the Pony ...
by Positively Ralf
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Updated 03/2009 - First posted 12/2002 - Aussie 2V owners!
Replies: 104
Views: 23268

Re: Updated 03/2009 - First posted 12/2002 - Aussie 2V owners!

You know, one day I'll get lucky and score one of those heads. Or maybe I'll just go ahead and buy a complete aluminum head from Classic Inlines. But I'm a patient guy so I will wait it out. And btw, I'm curious to know some numbers from the people who still come to this site and have their Oz 250 h...
by Positively Ralf
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

Re: is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?

Well, I'm not going to be doing any super racing or four wheel driving with my Mav so I doubt I would burn it out :) This is some good news to hear that that combo could possibly work. I'm going to keep an eye out for this C3 bellhousing since this sounds like a great idea. Anyone know what other pa...
by Positively Ralf
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

Re: is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?

I don't know a lot about transmissions but what exactly kind of cars did a a4lds come in? And if a C3 Bellhousing does bolt onto a a4lds, how hard would it be to find a C3 bell? What kind of improvements would this tranny bring btw? Sorry for all the questions. It's just like I said, I'm more of an ...
by Positively Ralf
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

is the C4 the best auto tranny for the 200?

I know that the T-5 swap is one of the best swaps done for the 200, but I would like to know if the C4 is the best tranny for us automatic 200 drivers. Or is there a better auto tranny/rear gears combo that would be better suited for the 200?
by Positively Ralf
Fri May 07, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Back with Questions for you guys
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Back with Questions for you guys

Not an answer to your question but I have a question regarding the carb on it right now. Shouldn't that actually be a Carter RBS attached to the 250 head that year? I could have sworn the 75 250 Mav came with an RBS.
by Positively Ralf
Thu May 06, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has there ever been an attempt at fitting a 300 into
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Has there ever been an attempt at fitting a 300 into

any of those big bulky 50s customs cars? Although my experience has been with a small car like my Maverick, I want to own a 50s Mercury Custom car in the future. The thing is, those cars are really big and bulky and I'd imagine they must weigh a lot. Since I like the Ford six, I'd figured that maybe...
by Positively Ralf
Sun May 02, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?
Replies: 34
Views: 3019

Re: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?

To be fair though, if the zombies driving that army jeep in Night of The Living Dead 2 knew that, I'm sure they would have been able to steer it much better. That bad coil was the reason for their swerving around.
by Positively Ralf
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?
Replies: 34
Views: 3019

Re: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?

I actually think that recently, the zombie stuff has taken a big rise again. No, not because of stupid movies like Zombieland, but because zombies are no longer the slow cannibals that they were depicted to be. Granted, I still think the original Night of the Living Dead is still an amazing film tod...
by Positively Ralf
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?
Replies: 34
Views: 3019

Re: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?

It's better than L4D1 because: Melee weapons. More weapons. More special infected. However, I like the maps more in the first one. I play online a lot so versus is a lot more complicated on L4D2. More strategy. The thing is, the characters suck compared to the ones in L4D1. Yeah, that's a weird sta...
by Positively Ralf
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?
Replies: 34
Views: 3019

Re: DURASPARK WIRING - This look right to you?

I bought L4D2 for the 360 and man that game sucks compared to part 1. And speaking of the L4D games, my town actually had back to back L4D1 and L4D2 billboards. Pretty huge ones in a place where it would be hard to miss.
by Positively Ralf
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Question for you guys
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Question for you guys

Geez! That's a heck of a lot of parts to get :shock:

Another question, how much is a difference between a C4 AOD and a T-5 besides one being auto and the other manual. To tell the truth, I never drove a manual car but I keep hearing about how much the T-5 is an amazing upgrade to these motors.
by Positively Ralf
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Question for you guys
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Question for you guys

Found this ad for a part to put in T-5 on. I'd figured I may as well get this now before the DUI. http://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/1703497320.html If I do buy it, what other parts will I need to hook it up to a T-5 tranny? Also, is there a preferred T-5 you guys are using? BTW< my rear gears are t...
by Positively Ralf
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I finally talked to a machine shop today
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: So I finally talked to a machine shop today

Are lifters those things with round tops that are in each hole chamber that the cam pushes up and down? Yeah, you lost me there :) As for the rockers, he said he would clean them up for me. If not, I can bring in some new rockers and he would install them along with the pistons. Any suggestions on w...
by Positively Ralf
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: You know what, screw this
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: You know what, screw this

It's not even about the coil. I know I'm going to keep the motor in the car for as long as I have it so why not get the best available product right away? I know putting down $500(or whatever it costs) is a big spenditure(is that a word?) on a mostly stock motor, but I just want to get it done with....
by Positively Ralf
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: You know what, screw this
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

You know what, screw this

I bought the Accel Super Stock coil today because I wanted to mate it up with the Pertronix in my car. I'm going to return it tomorrow and just go ahead and put in the order for the DUI ignition. :)
by Positively Ralf
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I finally talked to a machine shop today
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: So I finally talked to a machine shop today

Are the springs located inside the head? Or are they inside the block?
by Positively Ralf
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: So I finally talked to a machine shop today
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

So I finally talked to a machine shop today

Really nice guy who has worked on plenty of motors in his life. I just have to remove the head and take it to his shop since there is no space for cars in the place. He is going to be charging me $250 for a really nice clean up of the head, conversion and rocker arms being cleaned. What sucks is he ...
by Positively Ralf
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can this be used on a later six?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Can this be used on a later six?

Question for you then, if I buy all of that stuff, will I then just need to find a T-5? Or will I need other items as well?
by Positively Ralf
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can this be used on a later six?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Can this be used on a later six?

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/1654783204.html

Saw this and was wondering if the ad is misleading. Can it actually be used on all sixes?
by Positively Ralf
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question about the Pertronix coil selection
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Question about the Pertronix coil selection

going to be taking out the Mav for the first time tomorrow and would like to change the coil in the car. I have the Pertronix in there but I never did get the flame thrower coil. There are some auto places around me and would like to know what are some hotter coils I can run that are comparable to t...
by Positively Ralf
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?

I like the DSII module because they are easy to find and can be swapped out easily and with minimal tools. If I break down the replacement part is as close as the nearest parts store. I suppose the GM module would probably be equally easy to find. Seems that you have a good foundation with the Pony...
by Positively Ralf
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone here have the DS2 kit from CI?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Anyone here have the DS2 kit from CI?

Thanks for the replies guys. I may just pony up and get the whole DUI setup. One wire hookup is what makes it sound appealing to me. Yeah, I'm not much into wiring stuff :nono:
by Positively Ralf
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone here have the DS2 kit from CI?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Anyone here have the DS2 kit from CI?

Was looking at both the DS2 kit and the DUI distributor at the CI page. I'm a bit confused about the DS2 package though or maybe I'm just not reading right but will this distributor need the extra hardware like the MSD box and all of the other things that came originally with the DS setup? Or is it ...
by Positively Ralf
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: What would be a nice build centered around a 1bbl?

Hey hey David I'm not talking about this for myself. Even though I was surprised to find that my car had the Carter RBS, I'm still going to go through with the 2v conversion later on in the summer if it permits. That is my main goal. I was actually talking about in general since finding the RBS mate...