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by fmartin_gila
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: when did they start retarding camshafts?
Replies: 23
Views: 3440

Re: when did they start retarding camshafts?

I may be corrected, but I think the stock grind did remain the same during the years they were trying different methods for emission control. The cam gear of the timing set had the key placed in different positions to advance or retard the timing for different years. I think they started playing wit...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Elect. Ign. on 1950 IHC
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

Re: Elect. Ign. on 1950 IHC

In the late 70s. I had a 61Ford Ranchero and a 60 Studebaker Lark pickup. I used an aftermarket unit called ARC which was the same thing. At that time was available from JC Whitney, is no longer available. Fast forward to 2005. Have been using Pertronix and Compufire units on vehicles which original...
by fmartin_gila
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: SROD Fitment
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: SROD Fitment

As I remember, there were also some differences in some of the SROD's as to where the shifter position was on the tailshaft housing. Either forward up close to the main box or further to the rear close to the back of the tailshaft housing. Seems I also remember some had external shifter linkage and ...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Late 50's REO Gold Comet 331 cu in gas 6 cyl
Replies: 6
Views: 5497

Re: Late 50's REO Gold Comet 331 cu in gas 6 cyl

Be careful if you go the Mil-surplus route. All the manufacturers built to sell to the Military. When I used to be a Fleet Mechanic, we had a wire pulling rig that was built up on a deuce & half and it was manufactured by Studebaker. During the time I was in the USMC(1956-1967), when fixing diff...
by fmartin_gila
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 300 cid in a 52 f3
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: 300 cid in a 52 f3

I am not so positive on this but as I remember, the two center bolts for mounting the bellhousing to the block has a variance of approximately an inch difference with the 215/223 block being narrower than the later 240/300 block. Maybe somebody more familiar or with more recent experience will chime...
by fmartin_gila
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Starter interchange?
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: 223 Starter interchange?

As I remember, there was some discussion about this subject sometime back maybe 4 / 5 years ago. Don't remember what it all entailed as I just found an extra stock starter and kept it for a spare. If you do a search through my postings, you should run across the thread.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 38 Float Sticking Closed
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Weber 38 Float Sticking Closed

It seems you have an opposite problem than I encountered several years ago with a Weber. Everything seemed to check out, but when the top was reinstalled there was some interference and the float would not completely close which made it flood out. I was about to junk it from total disgust, when on v...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Brown Lipe Aux. Trans.
Replies: 25
Views: 5505

Re: Brown Lipe Aux. Trans.

There was a discussion over at the Fordification.com site sometime back. Search for my posts there and the thread will be found.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil fouled spark plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: oil fouled spark plugs

Bill was referring to a leakdown test to determine where the compression was going after a compression test has determined there is low compression in a cylinder.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley Carb Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Holley Carb Replacement

If possible, find a Glass bowl. They don't warp and they are so neat.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 1958 F100
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Re: 1958 F100

The V8 is shorter and you will have to weld a upside-down "U" shaped perch to the front crossmember. At least that's what they did on the 62 F100 I used to own.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Hi lift rockers on which?
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: Hi lift rockers on which?

Back when I had a 223, I installed the Barker Hi-Lift rockers on both intakes and exhausts. The rockers are the same so can be used for either. I didn't really notice much change but my F100 weighed somewhat over 4000 pounds. As far as using them on intakes or exhausts, I am not much of a hot-rodder...
by fmartin_gila
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 6578

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Mallory did at one time make a Centrifical advance only Dist to fit the Earlier generation Ford Six engines. I don't remember what model it was, but I bought one off EBay that I was going to use on my 62 F100 223 if I ever changed carbs from the Holley 1904, but I never got around to using it and it...
by fmartin_gila
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front brakes lock up
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

Re: Front brakes lock up

OK, now when you installed the front calipers and then started to bleed them you were filling the empty calipers with fluid while the rear cylinders were already full, so when depressing the pedal, you were pushing the shuttle to the front side of the Proportioning valve(may or may not phsically to ...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front brakes lock up
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

Re: Front brakes lock up

You didn't mention the reason why you replaced the Calipers. You may have to bleed some fluid out of the front or back system in order to re-center the shuttle in the failure light as some of them blocked off the port to the failed side when either system failed along with turning the light on.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Transmission yokes?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Transmission yokes?

Some years ago I changed my F100 from the 3.03 to a T5 and I just used the same yoke and never had a leak, but I did use a new seal in the T5.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T86 & R10
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: T86 & R10

Edwin, Sometime back (maybe 5 -6 years ago), I downloaded all the pages to my computer and as a backup, printed them all too. Good thing I did, as that puter died, then the site disappeared. There was a lot of very good info there, and over time, when some questions have come up on some of the forum...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T86 & R10
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: T86 & R10

Edwin, Not too sure if this is still available: http://f6grp.yahoofs.com/v1/ENRgQh-46xW9DtM3T72zy5oVNoP... It is a reprint of the Borg Warner Overdrive manual. Also try:http://www.classictruckshop.com/clubs/earlyburbs/projects/over/driv... The oldburbs refers to the early suburban, but there used to...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter problem
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Lifter problem

Have to think on that a bit
by fmartin_gila
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thinner phenolic spacers
Replies: 20
Views: 2171

Re: Thinner phenolic spacers

You might try to stack a few gaskets to whatever thickness you think you may need. I have eliminated carb perculating in the past with this method,

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Power brakes on 1960 f-100 w/Hydraulic clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Power brakes on 1960 f-100 w/Hydraulic clutch

Gary, I used the 1532-238 T5. I normally keep the RPM between 1200 and 2000, it seems to like it in that range. Mine has a 3.70 rear and when the T5 is in 5th, this gives me an effective rear ratio of 2.701 and the 223 pulls very well. I have run this cross country twice and really like that the eng...
by fmartin_gila
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Power brakes on 1960 f-100 w/Hydraulic clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Re: Power brakes on 1960 f-100 w/Hydraulic clutch

Do you feel that power brakes are necessary? I installed front disks on my 62 somewhat over 6 years ago and did not go with any booster, and to this point in time, I have not felt the booster was necessary. Mine is a short Unibody with a self built steel framed shell on the back, and with all the st...
by fmartin_gila
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 300-6 Tranny options
Replies: 28
Views: 2846

Re: 300-6 Tranny options

The T5 tranny will have 1352-XXX type code on the tag. Don't know what the model you posted is, but is not a T5.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Duraspark II distributor on 223
Replies: 9
Views: 3701

Re: Duraspark II distributor on 223

You will also probably have to change the oil pump to the later one with a 5/16 hex.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mallory Dual Point Distributor
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: Mallory Dual Point Distributor

I have a model 7CM which fits a 223. Don't know if this helps with your quest or not, & I don't know if it would work with your application. The 223 is the second generation OHV after the 215.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: gear ratios in the t5 with 223 engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: gear ratios in the t5 with 223 engine

Sorry to come in somewhat late on this, but I have been out of the country since the 6th. Assuming you have a pickup since you state a 3.73 rear. I run a 62 F100 with a stock 223/T5 with a 3.70 rear. I am using a 1352-238 T5 which I installed about 6 years ago. Has worked out very well, the 1st gear...
by fmartin_gila
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project
Replies: 60
Views: 14567

Re: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project

You might consider installing disk brakes on the front along with a dual Master Cylinder(with Proportioning Valve). Won't be too much more than just going through the brakes as you planned and will be a significant safety upgrade.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: mechanical speedo gear
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: mechanical speedo gear

I'm using a 96 T5 in my 62 pickup. Just removed the sender for the elect speedo and installed the old cable end in the hole. the elect sender is configured the same as the cable end.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 55, 223 Fuel pressure regulator failure
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: 55, 223 Fuel pressure regulator failure

I don't quite figure why you have to run a regulator to cut down the fuel pressure. The system was not engineered with a regulator. I run a 223 with a stock fuel pump and a glass bowl Holley 1904 and have had no problems with it in the line of what you mention. I have completed two cross-country tri...
by fmartin_gila
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: Starter Question

Had a 1986 Merc Capri with 3.8 V6.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: More questions about block coolant flow
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: More questions about block coolant flow

The old flathead six's put out by the Chrysler Corp had what they called a "distribution tube". It was copper, was kind of an oval shape and ran the full lenght of the block, picked up the flow from right behind the pump and dispersed it out fairly evenly at each cylinder as it tapered dow...
by fmartin_gila
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Pertronix Advice

Wiring diagrams come with it. When I installed my Pertronix I with the matching coil, I opened the spark plug gap to .045 also. Has been running flawlessly now for over 6 years.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 on the Tree
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: 3 on the Tree

You do have the later head as they switched from the 2 bolt valve cover to the 8 bolt cover in 59 0r 60. It does help if you let people know your location, as to any assistance which may be offered. I switched to a T5 trans in my pickup and the column shifted 3 spd is collecting dust in a corner of ...
by fmartin_gila
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Fuel Pressure Regulators
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Fuel Pressure Regulators

NOTICE; PUBLIC APPOLOGY;;;

I am guilty of passing bad info. I hope it has not caused any undue problems. I just looked at the old pump I previously referenced and the pump mounted on the engine, I was visualizing it mounted wrong. THE PUMP ARM HAS TO BE ANGLED DOWN.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Fuel Pressure Regulators
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Fuel Pressure Regulators

The arm has to be angled UP if mounted properly. After looking at an old pump I still have, it looks like it could be installed upside down, but I don't know if it would work or not and don't know what the results would be.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Fuel Pressure Regulators
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Fuel Pressure Regulators

Little more info for you. I run a 62 F100 with a stock 223 and a glass bowl 1904. Been about 5 or 6 years now since a rebuild on the carb. It was set up exactly to specs as to float height, float drop and such, but would occasionally overflow as you are doing. After you get the bowl off and before y...
by fmartin_gila
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Aluminum flywheel ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Aluminum flywheel ?

I don't know, but you might go to a junkyard and see if they will let you look at their Hollander exchange books.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: If you switched to Pertronix what did you gap your plugs to?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: If you switched to Pertronix what did you gap your plugs to?

When I went with the Pertronix I and matching coil, I set the plug gap at .045, has worked well for over 6 years noe.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 2 alternators burnt up
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: 2 alternators burnt up

Kind of sounds like you are "full Fielding" making the alt overwork. May have a short to ground in the field wire from the reg.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 timing gear installation problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Re: 223 timing gear installation problem

For a bit of information to all users of thr self-locking rocker adjustors. I found that my 223 was not holding the valve adjustment for very long. After some checking, I found that the rockers have standard threads and the adjustment screws have a interferance thread. I found that various V8 engine...
by fmartin_gila
Tue May 18, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Duraspark 223 issues I'm missing
Replies: 18
Views: 3660

Re: Duraspark 223 issues I'm missing

No firsthand experience as I'm still running my original type LOM with a Pertronix Unit & 1904 on mine, but thinking if you are still using the 1904, you do not have the proper vacuum advance match. You might try to use a Carb for a later engine and be able to dial it in. Just food for thought. ...
by fmartin_gila
Mon May 17, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: anyone using dui distruber having promblem it miss firing
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: anyone using dui distruber having promblem it miss firing

The symtoms you mentioned really points to a Running Rich condition rather than an ignition problem.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sun May 16, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 1957 f100 t5 swap
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: 1957 f100 t5 swap

Yes, fully recommended. Along with Front Disk Brakes with a Dual MC and the T5 make these old pickups into a very good daily driver able to handle modern driving. I did mine about 6 years ago and am very well pleased. Slowed the engine down considerably, less noise, and slightly better gas mileage m...
by fmartin_gila
Sat May 15, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 1957 f100 t5 swap
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: 1957 f100 t5 swap

Should be about the same as mine, a 62 223, with a 3.70 rear. Contact John Mummert (http://www.Ford-y-Block.com). If you presently have a 4 spd, you can get an exchange bellhousing modified by him to accept a T5, if you now have a 3 spd, you can get an adapter plate that he makes to adapt a T5 to th...
by fmartin_gila
Tue May 04, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP

You should have a driveline shop somewhere close to you, take your broken pieces in along with the info of what you are running and they should be able to fix you up with a yew yoke & U joint.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Mon May 03, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 speed troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: 3 speed troubles

Kind of sounds like he failed to get the synchro springs in place properly while assemblying or one came unclipped during assembly. It looks like you are in for a teardown to actually determine what happened.

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Sun May 02, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 speed troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: 3 speed troubles

Sounds like you have already eaten the Synchros for some reason. Was/is the clutch setup/adjustment correct? Right type and weight oil? Synchro's assembled correctly? You need to go into diagnostic mode to determine what has failed and the reason why. With the oil changing color that fast indicates ...
by fmartin_gila
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Autolite 1100 problem

Or float set too high?

Fred
by fmartin_gila
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 57 ford f100
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: 57 ford f100

Good to have you here. Also join us over at FordTruk.com as we are all over the 60 - 66 Ford pickups and the earlier series was pretty close under the skin.

Fred

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