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by fast64ranchero
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: header gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: header gasket

Remflex is 1/8" thick and will crush to 1/16" they sell two different gaskets for our small six, one for header and one for iron manifold the exh ports are smaller on one of them.
Walt
by fast64ranchero
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 24851

Re: turbo 200 build

[/quote] 13:1AFR at idle is okay. 12-13.5AFR during cruise is rich. 12:1 cruising is way rich. 13.5 cruising is not horrible, but still rich for cruise and probably drives well. 15-16:1 cruising is better for fuel economy, but won't be powerful and may need more timing to sustain without surge. 12-1...
by fast64ranchero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: header gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: header gasket

Remflex is the best header gasket ever made (IMO) a little spendy but well worth the cost.
by fast64ranchero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Combustion Chamber Size
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Combustion Chamber Size

My head was 56cc after porting and unshrouding the valves. After milling it is 53.2cc's the flat milling specs on CI tech page turned to be spot on.
Walt
by fast64ranchero
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast

Matt, IMO cast Iron works fine and is what you engine came with stock. Moly breaks in like Cast Iron and wears like Chrome. It'll be fine if built with Cast Iron, if that is what your budget allows.
by fast64ranchero
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Piston Selection - Hypereutectic vs Cast

I built an engine with the Aussie flat tops, they fit and finish just like a normal piston, I decked the block to achieve -0.005 piston in hole without problems. There is only one issue with using these Aussie pistons, they take a special ring set, the ring set is available, but only in cast iron. I...
by fast64ranchero
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: FiTech Fuel Injection for a 170ci

I think the 2V FI tech would work great on a Log head motor! I'm not on bored with the though it won't work do to distribution issues, it that was the case a Carb wouldn't work either. Optimum/perfect no, but all the same, it should work fine.
by fast64ranchero
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 37
Views: 6151

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

Keep in mind when looking for shelf, "NON stock" pistons that a Ford 144/170/200 or 250 has 3 right side intake valves and 3 left side intake valves, so, valve reliefs could/will become an issue with larger lift cams. You can't just throw any old piston in that meets you Pin height, pin si...
by fast64ranchero
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Will the Lynx manifold fit the Al head
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Will the Lynx manifold fit the Al head

Any 250 2V manifold will bolt on to the Alum CI/VI head, the two center cylinder ports will need a little clean up to match up.
by fast64ranchero
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 37
Views: 6151

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

I am making progress with build using 1JZ rods that Puller pictured above, the crank has been ground to fit the rods without any problems, they even offered to offset grind it for more stroke. I am sticking with stock stroke to help reduce side load. JE pistons are on order. Grinding the crank for t...
by fast64ranchero
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 24851

Re: turbo 200 build

I'm confused, are thatbluestang and 67straightsix the same or is Thatbluestang hijacking this thread?
by fast64ranchero
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 1568

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

I ran into the same type of problem with my Aussie 250 2V headed 200. Seemed no matter what I did the thing would fall on its face with any load but run and idle fine. I replaced the carb with a new holley 350, changed jetting both directions. nothing cured the problem until I replace the MSD coil a...
by fast64ranchero
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 45
Views: 3074

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

OP, I'm not understanding your opposition to decking the block? I do understand you are not wanting to Zero Deck the block, but you can have the block decked as much as needed to get the compression you want with whatever head you use. Does that make sense? example: you want 9.2 to 1 static compress...
by fast64ranchero
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Has anyone ever stroked a 200 ci?
Replies: 23
Views: 9166

Re: Has anyone ever stroked a 200 ci?

with a C-4 and stock converter I would not use the anything more than the 264/274, it'll be a hog from a stop. I was the guy that stroked the 250 to 269 Cu inches, I would never do it again, the 1.43 rod ratio proved to be to short and the engine wore out the pistons and cylinder walls. I looked at ...
by fast64ranchero
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 24851

Re: turbo 200 build

Just my 2 cents, I think the thing is going to run really well from 3200- 5500 rpm. leave the cam in it until you get it tuned and give it a fair shake. My head was similar to your head, the cam was close (113 LC) to the same although my engine had more cubes it ran very well from 2800 to 5200 rpm's...
by fast64ranchero
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oem engine lift strap
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: oem engine lift strap

I'm pretty sure I have a set. Do you want to barrow a set, or just a paper template or?
Walt
by fast64ranchero
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Engine vibration (torque bars)
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Engine vibration (torque bars)

[quote=The '61 250 (NA) uses Grade #8 bolts with locking nuts loosely thru the original type motor mount plates / rubber to limit movement. have fun[/quote]

This works very well and creates zero vibration if you leave the bolt loose.
by fast64ranchero
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri-power intake for aluminum head?
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Tri-power intake for aluminum head?

64 200 ranchero wrote:The vintage inlines head. I thought that they shared the same intake pattern as the Australian 2v

They do, I've had both. a little port work to make them match is all that is needed.

Chad, your way of writing (texting) gives me a headache.
by fast64ranchero
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminium heads other than vintage inlines
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Aluminium heads other than vintage inlines

I've had no trouble getting in touch with Vintage Inlines, he has responded every time I sent a email and I'm prob not his favorite person to hear from, I've always got design questions because I am pushing the limits of the head.
Walt
by fast64ranchero
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Centrifugal Supercharger vs Turbocharger Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Centrifugal Supercharger vs Turbocharger Advice

Couple things here, 15+ lbs at 3,000 rpm with stock parts on pump gas will be a disaster. Realistically 10 lbs. at around 3,000rpm is doable. If you are thinking 20 lbs of boost than you need to have the $$$ for rods and Pistons. Low RPM's and high boost destroy rods and pistons without very good co...
by fast64ranchero
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Machine Shops & Engine Builders
Topic: NV - Reno
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: NV - Reno

Bo Port racing heads moved to Sparks, he does great port work and complete heads specializing in Ford 2.3 LIMA stuff. He has done stuff for me and it's all been great.. look him up, he is on FB also.
by fast64ranchero
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam for 200 I6
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Cam for 200 I6

Wonder what kind of valve train you need to support 5800 rpm.
by fast64ranchero
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam for 200 I6
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Cam for 200 I6

That's just a little baby cam, I would run it in a street car, you will need cylinder head work and compression to make it work. If using an automatic tranny, you would need a 3,000 rpm stall also.
by fast64ranchero
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7 1/4 rear end options.
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: 7 1/4 rear end options.

You have options, some have been listed and some have not. Granada's drop in and had a 9", Mavericks had and 8" 57 58 ford wagons and rancheros 9" rears bolt right in, but the best one is a Explorer rear from 90 to 96, they all have trac loc rears and 31 spline. the center section is ...
by fast64ranchero
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: How much power can it handle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2200

Re: How much power can it handle?

My 64 Ranchero dead hooked and pulled the wheels on a 8" tire with way more power using nothing more than DR's and Dodge Super stock leaf springs with the spring clamps removed. What are you using for a tire?
by fast64ranchero
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Update, The head is done and in my hands ready to bolt on. Beehive springs ended up 140-145 on the seats and 350 open. I also purchased a low mount big bell engine off FeBay. When the engine arrives I'll strip it and get the crank and block to the machine. shop. I'll start a new thread in one of the...
by fast64ranchero
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Finally got the head mocked together, and figured out, it's a big cam and we had to work around a coil bind issue. The head is back at the porters for final touch ups and hopefully flow testing again. I'm having trouble finding a low mount large bell 81-83 engine at a reasonable price, so my hold up...
by fast64ranchero
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)

Sounds like it is well sorted now, as you increase boost if you have any questions let us know.
PS my milled off intake setup made 444 whp and 501 ft lbs. It was also blow through carb setup a lot like yours is.
by fast64ranchero
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)

I suspect your guessing of numbers is wrong unless you are running really low boost. Generally I go by, 15hp per lb. of boost + 20 to get to zero intake manifold pressure. 90hp stock, plus 20hp (just getting intake pressure to 0 psi) plus 15hp x boost psi.. usually comes out close.
by fast64ranchero
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: Just a little 200 with a turbo (specs, videos, etc)

Nice to see another modified log head. Looks like it runs ok!
by fast64ranchero
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil Pressure
Replies: 43
Views: 3271

Re: Oil Pressure

I've had Mech. fuel pumps make noises also.
by fast64ranchero
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alternative 200 six connecting rod
Replies: 37
Views: 6151

Re: Alternative 200 six connecting rod

Another alternative to the 200 six connecting rod is the Pinto 2.0L connecting rod. The 2.0L rod length is 4.977", the big end is 2.1654", and the small end is 24mm. There are custom H rods available in 5.050" length and 25.97 mm width. Hope this helps. I looked for early EAO 2.0L pi...
by fast64ranchero
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Break in oil question
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Break in oil question

I run Zink additive all the time on flat tappet motors, Brake in is the most critical, but you need a small amount of Zink all the time, not just for brake in.
by fast64ranchero
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Stop using Fords downgraded valve length. The valves in this head are custom with a +.300" length. I would expect that YellaTerra 1.65 ratio adjustable roller rockers will be used. Both are correct statements. Anyone have info on what the design thinkness of the alum head at the valve spring p...
by fast64ranchero
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

pmuller9 wrote:Would you mind posting a picture of the rods or a single rod?

I haven't Posted pictures sense Photo Bucket pulled there crap. I use Tapatalk on other sites but this site doesn't come up on tapatalk. I'll have to figure it out so I can start a build thread with pics and info.
by fast64ranchero
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Comp's QA team checked the springs they have and they are all within "spec" they did admit they all tested higher than advertised but within 5% and at the same time admitted they ranged from 145-152lbs @ 1.8" Still too much as we have to set installed height @ 1.75" They list Bee...
by fast64ranchero
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: CYL. HEAD WELDING
Replies: 22
Views: 2500

Re: CYL. HEAD WELDING

I've tried Brazing with standard Fluxed brazing rod, it didn't work. If you can Tig, use Silicone Bronze filler rod.
by fast64ranchero
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 221 Stroked 200 - Myth or Reality
Replies: 22
Views: 2627

Re: 221 Stroked 200 - Myth or Reality

I stroked a 250, it was expensive, it was a pain to figure everything out and ended up wearing the cylinders quickly due to the short rod ration and the load I put on it. For the money you will have in the short block getting it to 221 you could buy a VI alum head even using "stock" parts,...
by fast64ranchero
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Torque Strap

Stock motor mounts? if so drill the motor mount through both side and rubber, install a 1/4 bolt all the way through it. use a lock nut and washers, leave just enough slack in it that it is not tight. I've done this with no failures on high HP street cars and it works really well.
by fast64ranchero
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Good thing you checked the actual spring pressure. Did Comp give an explanation why the spring pressure is so far off? No response from Comp yet, it is at Comp QA. Lots of options for Beehive springs, but I kinda wanted the Conicals. I even coil bound one for a couple minutes and it only dropped 2 ...
by fast64ranchero
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200/3.3L crankshaft questions
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: 200/3.3L crankshaft questions

Thanks for the replys, it answered my question, I'll use the crank I have.
by fast64ranchero
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Problems never end. The springs are 165lbs on seat @ 1.8 and 440lbs @ .625 lift, too much for a flat tappet cam. Comp cams is now involved as this is way out of spec. For anyone doing this in the future. have the valves made with Bead lock groves. you have better options for keepers (can get up to +...
by fast64ranchero
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200/3.3L crankshaft questions
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: 200/3.3L crankshaft questions

Thanks Drag, like you said, someone might know. For my power level, any well prep'd crank should be fine.
by fast64ranchero
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200/3.3L crankshaft questions
Replies: 7
Views: 917

200/3.3L crankshaft questions

Did Ford change the design, manufacturing or material used at any point during the run cycle of the 200/3.3L engine? will an early crank drop in a late block? did Ford change material used to build the cranks at any point? Asking this to have the info before I build my engine, this engine could (sho...
by fast64ranchero
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 200 Becomes lean after about 5 seconds of WOT NEED HELP URGENT
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: Turbo 200 Becomes lean after about 5 seconds of WOT NEED HELP URGENT

I'd say one of two things. Fuel pressure problem as talked about by Drag, or you need more jetting after your accelerator pump circuit has completed spraying. If you have not increased the size of the passage on the power valve circuit, read up on that, that is what I did on my setup and it ran 20lb...
by fast64ranchero
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Issue with Aussie Head
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Carb Issue with Aussie Head

I used the Holley 350 street avenger, worked really well.
by fast64ranchero
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Issue with Aussie Head
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Carb Issue with Aussie Head

I ran a 2V head on my 63, it was close with a Holley 2v carb and elect choke but cleared. Do you have a motor mount problem causing the engine to lean to the passenger side?
by fast64ranchero
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam timing issue
Replies: 35
Views: 3279

Re: Cam timing issue

Was this a Clay Smith cam? Glad you have it all figured out!
by fast64ranchero
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Exact specs will be on the cam card when the cam comes. Over the phone specs are .571/.584 and 238/242 @ 50 on 113 or 114 he talked about both. I have more Cylinder head and Cam than my bottom end can handle. Guess I should build a bottom end that will handle what the top end is possible of making....
by fast64ranchero
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: CI/VI head setup questions
Replies: 38
Views: 7819

Re: CI/VI head setup questions

Exact specs will be on the cam card when the cam comes. Over the phone specs are .571/.584 and 238/242 @ 50 on 113 or 114 he talked about both. I have more Cylinder head and Cam than my short block can handle. Guess I should build a bottom end that will handle what the top end is capable of making. ...