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by chad
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

motor out options

we're all ears on the 2vdirectmount so when U find a place that has quality work let us know.
by chad
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant type/brand do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Coolant type/brand do you use?

Never gonna see cold weather...with the clean block/head. Still need anti/anti & the other additives it has (non corrosion from the H2O, etc) just as said above - get the correct for ur system. Don't know? the multi-purpose will B the minimum. I like that you say "clean block"..."...
by chad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

engine out options

"...grill him..." tell'em what U want. Ask how he'd do it (sequence of operations, etc) and what it would cost. Hide a screen shot of the 2v direct mount in ur pocket. When he's done show him the pic and ask bout it... "...I'll happily travel some distance..." where R U? ".....
by chad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

motor out options

"...a used head from a 1980 ..." excellent (log cap., hardened seats, valves... "...adapted for a 2-barrel carb..." now if ur talkin bout the ' direct mount 2v ' now is the time to get movin on that. Locating a quality shop is paramount . R U near one of the listed known guys?: h...
by chad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

engine out options

rather than list it all out I wonder if U have seen the i6 specialist "the Ford 6 Performance Handbook" which lists some machining considerations, CR, cam, etc AND goes onto a phased "drive while U rest0mod" approach w/these vehicles? Might help in ur order to the company U left ...
by chad
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: European oil filter & Synthetic
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

European oil filter & Synthetic

blow by is a pretty regular occurance as rings and PCV systems have miles / too lill attention. Look at a Closed PCV System and an open variant to 'get urs right'. It needs the correct valve in that line for the model and yr, and plugged into manny vac (not port)... I think U said 'gas in the oil&qu...
by chad
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant type/brand do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Coolant: what do you use?

65coupei6 wrote:It depends. Red or Blue. I...use purified water ( not distilled, sorry Chad )

or green or yellow. I use the 'all purpose'...
o0OP, sorry, yeah - 'purified'.
by chad
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant type/brand do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Coolant type/brand do you use?

distilled water might not be too bad, I get pure anti/anti as I think it's cheeper to use my own H2O
mix it 50/50...
by chad
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54992

Re: My Budget 250 build

sae as my suggestion on his vid: "...either attach it or space them - U got 1/2'n 1/2 right now..." Yes, Chad that makes at least three people that have recommended bolting them to the bell housing, one was before I installed the pipes because he had a concern with the spacers sticking ou...
by chad
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54992

My Budget 250 build

pmuller9 wrote:rather than clearancing the bell housing could you make a bracket that bolts to one or two of the bellhousing bolts and attaches to the exhaust pipe.

sae as my suggestion on his vid:
"...either attach it or space them - U got 1/2'n 1/2 right now..."
by chad
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

Opus / Mike?
Its been 3 days, how's it goin?
Get it cleaned?
Do Not dissasemble w/o keeping order per cylinder...

Y do this? clean up & inspection as U re-do the entire motor?
by chad
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

"...the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook to learn more about your Ford Six..."
one vendor:
https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... e-handbook
by chad
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: Broken thrust plate...?

"...so I'll have to add about 4 degrees ..."
"...was installed dot to dot...."
still degree the cam.
Not sure plasma could make the piece. Need tool cutting equp.
:hmmm:
by chad
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 211

No Wedding Ring

nother trike Derrell?
by chad
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Which distributor vacuum advance

yes, many here use 'the Handbook' @ (2nd item):
https://www.vintageinlines.com/distributors
(we stay away frm the DUI dizzy, by-and-large).
The 200 was in the '73/4 bronk only so as B RON sez - the lill 'canister' is avail @
AutoZone, etc as a Y/M/M item...let us know how U do !
by chad
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1965 ford 200 I6 with a Holley 2300
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Holley 2300 carb ona i6

the 2nd pic in the VM article looks like 1 on our own thread (the peddle). pwerband has a red 'over the VC bracket' (mine's frm a late 70s "Grabber" 250). These take you far in ur quest. Will U use 'cable' or 'rod' linkage as ur ? For me? this is where the fun (problem solving/puzzle) beco...
by chad
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1965 ford 200 I6 with a Holley 2300
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Linkage for 200 / Holley 2300

right now I'm thinkin of 2 things: the 'search function' here in the top right corner of this page; and a bell crank style apperades (hemin joints, rod, cable, etc... The thread (many here) have/has pic too. Got any urself? If so plez post. This helps us problem solve w/U... (good luck w/my spelling...
by chad
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

U soaked, may B the solvent way not strong enuff? Try puttin it in & rubbin all over w/a brush while submerged. Or likewise held in hand, braced on the bench and w/other alternate btw the brush and a cana brake clean sprayed on. Drop can, p/u brush, apply to rockers/shaft. Repeat till clean...? ...
by chad
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Duraspark Improvement (ign tune)

here it is. Like urself (surely more so) I don't do anything fast. Decisions, spend, rest0mod...now w/older age, a touchada blues (robs my energy only), poverty...oh well...here's some joy. Found bub's post: = = = = = = = = = = = = = "...Distributor rotates CC fireing order is 153624 Autolite B...
by chad
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Duraspark Improvement (ign tune)

double post
:nono:
by chad
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark Improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Duraspark Improvement

Congrats John.
plug gap?
Don't stop there, geta 'new car' outta da deal!
nice lill ign tune next?:

(o0OP, can't post bubba's nice lill 7 Step
but it has the sequence of operations)

Last: ck-in w/yer carb tune too...
by chad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's
Replies: 28
Views: 18607

Re: Fitting SB Ford/250/300 Transmissions behind small bell I6's

just did my 3rd cite to the site on #18 above.
I't a great post as I have not found pic/verbage on the adapter or crank pilot adapter elsewhere.
The 1st is an easy DIY, need machine tools for the crank adapter (or are they retailed somewhere?)
:thumbup:
by chad
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 68
Views: 19824

What did you do to your car this weekend?

lotsa companies but: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/r/advice/car-technology/everything-you-should-know-about-fog-lights ck a few more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLhgQeaMIzY types: led, hologen, hid international brands R the ones if U must: hella, cibie, kc hi lites, Enjoy the research (1/2...
by chad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Slow to start in the mornings (the car... but me too I guess)
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Slow to start in the mornings (the car... but me too I guess)

"...back thru the supply line..."
correct, more 'tricky" means
:twisted:
by chad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock 170 knocking(?) under load
Replies: 7
Views: 201

noise

no thing seen there?
Take a 2 ft piece of garden hose,
place on ear, move around that area...
watch out for fan, the belts and manifold burns (hands, rubber)
by chad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock 170 knocking(?) under load
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Stock 170 knocking(?) under load

"... If it never made the noise before it makes sense to assume it has to do with the new..." /AND/ my lill sig quote in reverse: "...Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt..." ie w...
by chad
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Slow to start in the mornings (the car... but me too I guess)
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Slow to start in the mornings (the car... but me too I guess)

2 thoughts: evap from the float bowl (into atmosphere) due to gasket? Or 'wash dwn' as it trickles out da carb and pours into the engine (as very dangerous and not-good-for-motor condition). Nether f which could/might B true. This could B assessed by a carb-top-off observation "in the morning&q...
by chad
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock 170 knocking(?) under load
Replies: 7
Views: 201

sound is created w/throttle increase, gone w/less

Y increase/decrease w/throttle? Almost as if the motor rocks w/loose motor mounts - the fan is just beardy tickin the radiator (I have this image w/the sound, not possible w/the real distances involved). Yeah, I say this every time some 1 hits us up w/a strange sound or asks for assessment on their ...
by chad
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Looking for the book...
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Looking for the book...

glad U found it. Stick w/it, they'll B back.
Try the "4Sale" forum under 'wanted'
posta new self authored thread at:

viewforum.php?f=85
by chad
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head

"...is this a new cast head?..."
I don't think so. Not yet.
When U say 'new' I think of the 'small block' i6.
This is BB6, ck the multiple threads here onit...
:thumbup:
by chad
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head update 9-14

I don't have one but was a interested in watching the additional needs for the double springs on the sm i6 head.
This one seems to need a lill too.
I hope to be a lill more observant/informed than earlier as this one gets further developed.

Any test dates or other current bench marks set?
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: European oil filter & Synthetic
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Summit (jegs, speedway - 3 we use) not sure on mail export/import $

the harder shaft wears out the softer 'case' 's metal creating leaks. Here's one solution (same as ur own I'm thinkin): https://www.summitracing.com/parts/jet-201102?seid=srese1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItPyQpuPD6wIV8suGCh0EuA4FEAYYAyABEgIp-PD_BwE cheeper & more model specific on flee-bay but that's...
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)

I just sent a member my last spare ex mani (Redkin or sompin like dat in St Lou). Haven't heard from him since. A lill squirt daily (I like PB blaster), heat, percussion, its al part of the equation. I get into the drill out'n re-tap often enuff on these that there's no more cursin involved... :roll...
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: European oil filter & Synthetic
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: European oil filter & Synthetic

yes, complicated, but the internet's yer friend. Some here (me?) enjoy helping those from foreign shores (status upped?, self esteem boost? defiantly network building ). I myself find benefit from engaging long distance. One Limmie (hope that's not derogatory) hasa intake for 6 Keihen onan i6 motor ...
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)

"... have a leaky exhaust manifold..."
so very often mis-diagnosed as tappet noise
(nother problem even w/an in-person witness)
esp if "justa lill leak". Have fun
:thumbup:
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The 300 six that won Baja three times.....
Replies: 18
Views: 654

The 300 six that won Baja three times.....

sure, keep us informed,
"10 heads 4 beddah den 1".
And, gosh darn, now U got me curious...
an earlier post back said "every 3rd yr". I still think it's "every".
by chad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head update

nice pic. How much change will the ol iron block need? Will the head simply bolt on a late model block, hook up an existing wiring harness, fuel rail & injectors? May B the developers will sell the exhaust manifold ? Wonder how this will all come together? Still too early? Thanks for your updati...
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1 wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 23
Views: 769

3G 1 wire alternator belt squeal

CC - I saw U on another forum. Was it 'stang, falcon or ford specific?
Glad 2 c U use the same "handle'. I do too (for recognition assistance).
Pretty cool~
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head update 9-14

"...either or both..." I'd say the CI/vi is as well. I see some bosses on the runners. I don't know if folks R usin them but on a seperate (i6 sm block) posts here I saw a fella set it up w/triger wheel, dizzy eliminater, etc... hopin this BB6 also 'gets there'. Very excited abt this. Glad...
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: European oil filter & Synthetic
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

European oil filter & Synthetic

Mr. bubs has written a pretty good threatis for U. I would suggest a separate thread for all those additional points ur last post covered. Gets a lill hard to address such divergent issues in 1 post-back... If U f/u w/his ideas & do some head wrk at home - don't forget to address the INSIDE of t...
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Rattle in the saddle (detonation?)

They make stethoscopes for mechanics. You should be able to obtain one very reasonable. At least then you will be able to locate the area more accurately. Just don't flip out over all the other normal sounds you'll pick up. ...use items placed around & on engine components and the other end on ...
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The 300 six that won Baja three times.....
Replies: 18
Views: 654

The 300 six that won Baja three times.....

Moss ! (thanx)
shucks, that's not what he's lookin 4.
Can't tell frm dat info I gave him either - does not list out the motors...
a PM to FTF? any ideas how to get what he needs?

Y not tell us where you got the info you did. Start at the source a different way often wrks for me...
by chad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?

I think John was concerned abt ur safety as well.
I've heard of these mods, know nothing abt them
as don't follow the model (more truck-like oriented).
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: John Deere 420 Project
Replies: 5
Views: 194

John Deere 420 Project

Gota friend who actually collects 'em - I haven't visited for awhile but remember from the lillist to da biggest, new, old...I can't remember all of 'em "B", "M", 750, (most - 2 cyl diesels) the big 750 has a lill 4 cyl gas phony motor for its starter. This is not really farm cou...
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: John Deere 420 Project
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: John Deere 420 Project

this guy is near me and I applied for wrk there once: https://www.allpowersales.biz/john-deere/?utm_source=localiq&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=semallpowerservicejobs&scid=3895246&cid=3115261&tc=EAIaIQobChMIk8jn1LGw6wIVBLLICh08UQpgEAAYASAAEgJm9PD_BwE&rl_key=149692e7c42966e2bd2...
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: John Deere 420 Project
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: John Deere 420 Project

this has helped me w/Deer'n Bobcat:
https://www.worthingtonagparts.com/john ... ctor-parts
as U no similar for NAPA w/ford tractors...
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head update 9-14

"...completing the aluminum crossflow over the..."
that's great ! News to shout about. With bosses for 6 FI I'd B
very happy ! An ameri - can motor we can again B proud of
( not a fan of the coyote ).
Hope to see them cast here in usa over the nxt 2 yrs or so !
:thumbup:
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Re: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14

Mr M !
in a side note - don't make it to the BB6 often.
1) is this side of the forum re-organized by 'component' or something (looks different)
2) folks still attempt to do what Mike did for the sm6 - head, for 'these guys"?
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The 300 six that won Baja three times.....
Replies: 18
Views: 654

The 300 six that won Baja three times.....

I would try the Score website... yes, the SCORE record of event winners https://us.motorsport.com/score/news/past-baja-overall-champions/1940927/ I been in the '70/1 winner (Parnelli Jones') bronk when the current owner lived here B4 NC. 8) EDIT: nother: https://score-international.com/raceinfo/ove...
by chad
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Big Six aluminum head update 9-14
Replies: 218
Views: 129338

Big Six aluminum head::several updates

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=80701
I C a current thread on this forum & the fella has it in X-Flow format.
:hmmm:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77978

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