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by bubba22349
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Fuel pump confusion

It was mounted with the boul down and that matched the mounting on the block it's a 66 block the way it was mounted had the arm on the cam about the 5 clock position. The pump by application the arm sticks out strait pretty much and the old one is about a 45 or so. I did attach a photo on the old o...
by bubba22349
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bay Shore NY
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Hello from Bay Shore NY

Welcome to the Ford Six forums, great score on the 1965 two door wagon the 1964 & 5's and Tudor Station Wagons are big favorites of mine their getting quite hard to find too. You have some very good chassis Mod's with the Granda disks and 8 inch installed, with a few other tricks it could be eve...
by bubba22349
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Hello from Colorado

The big block six forum is probably the best place to start your thread since these engines were used for so many farm and industrial uses too. There was a post from awaile back on all the different uses besides cars and trucks (see below link as an example). I know many on that forum will enjoy rea...
by bubba22349
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Fuel pump confusion

On many of the older model cars regardless of the brand they used the same basic fuel pump so there was great interchangeably, and with many even the mounting flange is exactly the same with only the eccentric arm being changed to fit the engine design it was to be used on. Many in the past have rep...
by bubba22349
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Campbellsburg KY!
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Hello from Campbellsburg KY!

Welcome to the Ford Six forums home of the largest amount of info and knowageable people on the big Ford six'es. Good luck on your repairs. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 86
Views: 3976

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Well the stock driveshaft did fit, :beer: I dont believe I have to shorten it either. I feel like an idiot not checking the original driveshaft first. I just assume it wouldn't fit. Well u know what happens when you assume..haha. I got the driveshaft on and started the car, (it's on jack stands) re...
by bubba22349
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Hello from Colorado

A big welcome to the Ford Six site AnvilRW, sounds like some fun projects to work on. Your in the right place for info and some of the most knowledgeable people on those 240 and 300 six'es. Good luck with all them and if you want you could start a build thread for them so others can whach your progr...
by bubba22349
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Hello

Welcome the the Ford Six forums Nawashi2b, sounds like you will be building a few Fords now! I am sure that the site members can answer all your questions on these classic Fords. Good luck on those Ranchero's. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Amish Country PA
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Hello from Amish Country PA

Welcome to the Ford six site Mikerpsr, yes the 240 is a good little motor with many parts that interchange with the 300’s. The main exception is the difference of the crankshafts shorter stroke, with its longer connecting rods, and their matching compression height pistons. Good luck with your 69 F1...
by bubba22349
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd ignition problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Odd ignition problem.

Have you tested that the "Vacuum Advance Canister" is in good condition? i.e. That it will hold a vacuum. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inline 6 rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Inline 6 rebuild

Hello everyone. I'm in the process of restoring a 66 coupe with the inline 6 and plan on doing the following. I've read many articles on rebuilds and think I have a plan. I'm thinking of having a machine bore the engine .020 over, putting a clifford cam and headers in it with dual exhaust. I've rea...
by bubba22349
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Tallahassee,fl
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Hi from Tallahassee,fl

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Jimz91, congrats on getting the 1991 short bed they are great trucks I miss my 94. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Variable Venturi carb
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Variable Venturi carb

I used to rebuild lots of them back in the day when many people wouldn't touch them. I think they are good carb's figure on spending two to threes times more effort compared to an earlier carb on setting them up correctly. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Preventing detonation and selecting spark plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Preventing detonation and selecting spark plugs

On a stock build I start with 1 range colder and on a mild build up with 2 ranges colder plugs and work from there. This is based on the engines use of mostly higher speed operation on the freeway / hyway etc. How much timing were you runing for base, and total timing? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 86
Views: 3976

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Thanks for your Reply. I did loop the two connectors. One plug for the rear backup lights, and the other plug to start the car. I stuck a wire in 1 connector and looped around to the other side of the same plug connector and it did work. Thank you so much. I've got the T5 transmission in the car. I...
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: The new guy

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums Biggbeard6, your in the right place for Bronco and big six info! Good luck on your Bronco build. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Quitman Ga.
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Hello from Quitman Ga.

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Doc, we can use another experanced Ford restorer! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Tachometer needle is jumping all over at idle - low speed and it five hundred rpm’s over at high speed
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Tachometer needle is jumping all over at idle - low speed and it five hundred rpm’s over at high speed

:hmmm: Borg Warner parts should last longer than that, it Looks like a copy of a Mopar ignistion box! I ran one on my Olds 425 V8 for decades (1976 to 2014) without a failure mine was a stock 1970's Mopar Chrome box. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Valve Spring Retainer Rotators?

:hmmm: I don't think think that Powerband in his orginal post was asking about standard two piece valve retainers, but the valve rotators these were only used on the exhaust valves. They also didn't show up on any of the Ford engines until they were being redesigned for use with the advent in the US...
by bubba22349
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 86
Views: 3976

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

X2 yes it's that simple or if you wanted you could mount a switch to the clutch pedal so that you needed to step on the clutch before the engine is started like on the newer model cars. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thrust bearing fitment issues
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Thrust bearing fitment issues

Ty for the info! I was going to post and update that I found out that the thrusts go in number 5 main. But bubba raises a good point and yes I did decode my block code is D5TE-6015-AA and I’m fairly certain my crank is a 300 because my machinist ground the mains and roses .01 and resized the rod en...
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder heads valves and rockers
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Cylinder heads valves and rockers

Looks good so far however the 240 six'es first came out in both cars and trucks in 1965 same year as the 300 six that was only used in the trucks. Probably just a typo in first post on heads (1963 to 74 in trucks and vans). When a 240 head is swapped onto a 300 block raises the compression ratio aro...
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Torque convertor problem
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Torque convertor problem

X2 I agree with all the above in mustang6's post and will add that the front pump bushing may also need to be replaced. Plus if you are seeing any signs of wear or ruffness on the convertors front hub that fits into the front pump the converter for sure should be rebuilt or replaced, a new seal and ...
by bubba22349
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thrust bearing fitment issues
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Thrust bearing fitment issues

I am having issues with my thrust bearing halve fitting into the saddle (Block side*) The one that fits into the cap fits fine as do all the other bearings for that matter. My block is a 75 but had been played with prior to me owning it, I found an EFI head sitting on top. (Have 240 head that will ...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.

I appreciate your advice in the supercharger planning thread. I found this kit on eBay and it's so damn affordable it's having me reconsidering my plans . I've never seen a draw through system on a Ford 6, what are your thoughts on this? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eba...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Vintage Six
Topic: FORD flathead 6 OIL PAN for sale; H- and M-series 226 ci or 254 ci)
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: FORD flathead 6 OIL PAN for sale; H- and M-series 226 ci or 254 ci)

Hi John, parts for sale belong in the for sale section at the bottom of the other forums so I moved it for, you :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1966 F100 4WD ?
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: 1966 F100 4WD ?

The answer is yes you can swap in the 4x4 front axle. There is a difference in the front crossmember of the factory 4x4's chassis but many 2 wheel drive trucks have been converted to 4x4. One of the best auto transmissions for a 4x4 in my OPIN is a C6. Good luck on your swap :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Valve length

X2 yes that's correct I once had a conversation with Thad about his 300 Hydrolic roller cam setup, He is one of the site FSP Moderator's i don't know what happened to him he's hasn't been on here for a long time now. :thumbup: :nod: lost a finger in a band saw a while back after retiring from Halli...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Valve length

X2 yes that's correct I once had a conversation with Thad about his 300 Hydrolic roller cam setup, He is one of the site FSP Moderator's i don't know what happened to him he's hasn't been on here for a long time now. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intermittent tapping on cold start.
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Intermittent tapping on cold start.

Motorcraft, NAPA / Wix filters have the anti drain back check valve. Some low cost oil filters don't including the standard Fram their HP line dose I think. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: ID on engine

It looks right in the picture, but wish I could see the other side to be sure there's no SCV. I like the Autolites a lot and that application could work good for you if it doesn't have a SCV. Sometimes the parts stores have the wrong picture on their parts listings. With a little reworking and weldi...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: ID on engine

Your very welcome hope everything goes well on your swap. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: ID on engine

Hi Phil, having a mismatched carb and Distribitor is quite common on these Ford six'es and other early Ford V8 engines before 1957 too. The SCV carb's will work with the late style Distribitors since they are a duel advance type, but it's just not optimal for economy or engine performance as it won'...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: ID on engine

Hi Phil, looks like I made quite a bad mistake on the ID of the Distribitor, in looking at it again on a larger computer screen have determined that it is indeed one of the great DuraSpark II units, it might then be orginal to the 1978 engine block! Looks like someone has used an earlier 1967 to 197...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: ID on engine

I brought what i thought was a 200ci engine from a guy that removed it from his 67 mustang, looking at the numbers, they don't seem to The numbers on head D7BE8080AB above that looks like 7F13 on the block its D8BE underneath 6015 GD . it has a hayes ignition and 1940 holly by the looks of it On th...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

Newport Enginering makes a 2 speed wiper kit for the Falcons see below link for the 1960 to 62 bolt in Falcon kit. If you are handy and can find a later model Falcon (1964 up or others) then you might be able swap that in too, I use to do it that way. https://newportwipers.com/product/1960-62-ford-f...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

The 1960 144 fuel pump will bolt on to the 200 and help in operating the vacuum wipers. You could add a small electric pump (pulse type) as a helper, though with a stock engine and carb it shouldn’t really be nessisary. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Degreeing a Cam
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Degreeing a Cam

Yes 4 degree advance usally works very well for street use. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

Looking through your pictures The 144 stock Load O Matic Distribitor won't fit in the 200 because the early engines used a different oil pump drive shaft that is 1/4 inch the later USA engines after 1964 all used a 5/16 inch oil pump drive. But it's not a worry as your 200 engine already has the way...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

HI Phil, I got all your posts moved over to the small six forum. Yes the Alternator swap is very easy to do bolt on using all stock Ford parts hopefully you got all of them with the 200 engine. Besides the Alternator you need it's wire loom it may also be still mounted on the back of the Alternator ...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

Hi all, I am currently replacing a 144ci in my 60 Ranchero with a 67 200ci mustang engine. Could I ask for some advice on carburetors and distributors required? A little background on the cars The 1960 ranchero has a 144 with manual column change and a manual choke, it has a rebuilt Autoline carbur...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: High performance clutch
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: High performance clutch

Hahaha yes I'm,very familiar with that kind of lifestyle, with that being said I'm not expecting it to last forever but dont want it toast the first time it gets beat on, im not sure how much it will aid in reducing the firewall flex but i redid my pedal and linkage assembly to sit in bearings inst...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intrduction
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Intrduction

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Phil, the 200 will be a big improvement over the little 144. Good luck on your Ranchero :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: new clutch and bellhousing dowel is missing
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: new clutch and bellhousing dowel is missing

1983 F250 2wd manual. Bellhousing dowel is missing. Lots of searching and no luck. Does anyone know where I can get one or why can't I measure it and cut one from a piece of cold roll? I'm not a mechanic obviously, just an old parts changer. Thanks If you can't find one than yes you could make one ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Rear of Block: Oil Leak

The oil pan gasket and end seals is fairly easy job that could also be done in the car. :nod: Also, would I need to drain the oil before doing this? or will it be settled down on the bottom of the pan? I'm guessing it might be easier with it drained...? Thanks! Technically you could drop the pan wi...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear of Block: Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Rear of Block: Oil Leak

Howdy Y'all! I have a slow leak between the oil pan and the rear main (I think...?). Should it be fixed or is it not an issue as long as it's not pouring out? Is that just a new oil pan gasket or is it the rear main seal? Pic below. Thanks in advance! -Shawn https://i.postimg.cc/XvTb2sCn/Rear-Block...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intrduction
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Intrduction

Welcome to the Ford Six forums yes there is lots of ways to mod these small six's and the info and people who have done it are listed some in great detail in the small six forum, Supercharged / Turbo, Fuel Injection, and Hard Core forums. Good luck on your 200 build up :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 864

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

You can also use an analog volt / ohm meter by counting the long and short needle swings you get the code. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter
Replies: 28
Views: 864

Re: Old connector to new type fuelinjector adapter

Have you done a compression test yet on your engine? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

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