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by bubba22349
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First drive. What do you all think?
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: First drive. What do you all think

Thanks I'll check exhaust but what is causing that lack of power and rpm. It'll stop reving at like 2,500 and just flatline. You can her it at wide open it sounds mean but it doesn't make a lick of difference on speed I hear you but a plugged up exhaust system is one of the major causes for lack of...
by bubba22349
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First drive. What do you all think?
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: First drive. What do you all think?

:hmmm: congrats with it moving under its own power now that's good progress! On the bad shaking maybe the muffler is plugged up or the tail pipe is bent so it's al most closed. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First drive. What do you all think?
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: First drive. What do you all think?

:shock: that's a fast clip at 2 seconds :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Block
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Rebuilt Block

I assume that the rebuilt engine your looking at is a long block which may or may not be compleate with all the bolt on parts. In any case the 1966 and 1968 short blocks are virtually identical i.e. Both with the duel bell housing patterns, so your 1968 C4 will bolt up to to the 66 block without iss...
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel

:beer: That Looks Superb drag-200stang! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 Fairlane Drag Race Project!
Replies: 36
Views: 5616

Re: 1963 Fairlane Drag Race Project!

Well didn't think I would have any more updates on this project, but by chance :shock: I found out today that my 1963 Fairlane from this post is being advised for sale in the Baldwin Park, Ca. area along with another of my cars a 1958 Ranchero. Both as parts only who knows maybe it's because I still...
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member with a 1968 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: New Member with a 1968 Mustang

Here's a listing for the choke hot air tube too! :nod: http://shafersclassic.com/i-22626664-19 ... -tube.html
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member with a 1968 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: New Member with a 1968 Mustang

Hi MustangDadDrake, thought of one other thing that you can do if you don't have the orginal 1968 carb. You can do a few easy mods to the Autolite SCV carb's to convert them over to a ported vacuum (like Ford did on the later Autolite carb's) so that it works correctly with your 1968 Distributor. Se...
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Portugal
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Hi from Portugal

:beer: very nice the 56 looks and sounds great! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Portugal
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Hi from Portugal

Welcome to the Ford Six site RulMarques, the old Fords with the 223 are excellent. :beer: congrats on keeping your 56 Customline on the road. Good luck and post some pictures of your car when you can. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It's alive. But runs like a total turd. Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: It's alive. But runs like a total turd. Help?

:hmmm: have you done a compression test yet? Good luck :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Bronco 6 trailer towing
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Bronco 6 trailer towing

I have had some great experiences with the 250 six'es they are a faveriote of mine with their excellent pulling torque! Don't know the details of the early Broncos and towing but if you do a 250 swap it would have to increase the towing capacity quite substantialy some along with a few improvements ...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 66 mustang in Southern CA
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: 66 mustang in Southern CA

Welcome to the best Ford Six site 66contriviad-coupe, glad your keeping the 66 coupe six powered. Good luck on the rebuild :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member with a 1968 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: New Member with a 1968 Mustang

:hmmm: I can't tell you that the carb is the same in the summit link from your pictures they would need to be closer showing more detail from the passenger side, front, driver side, and all the hookups. The summit listing though lists applications from 1965 and up, which is odd since all 1965's used...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Block
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Rebuilt Block

Paying less that that, thanks for confirmation. One other question, there is also a good deal on the C4. Mine could use a rebuild so I'm thinking about picking them both up. My current car/motor/trans is a 68 Mustang. The block and C4 are from a 66. Is there anything I should consider doing this? I...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member with a 1968 Mustang
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: New Member with a 1968 Mustang

Welcome to the Ford Six site MustangDadDrake, yes that is a great gift from your Grandfather! From your pictures it appears that the carb was changed somtime in the past to an earlier version of the Autolite designed for the older Load O Matic distribors this is wrong for a 1968 model system. Do you...
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member, trans to bellhousing question.
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: New member, trans to bellhousing question.

Welcome to the best Ford Six site Curtis223, the Model A sounds like a fun build! My first car was a 1928 Model A Sport Coupe. Be sure to start a thread and document your car build with lots of pictures too I for one will enjoy seeing that. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: New member, trans to bellhousing question.
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: New member, trans to bellhousing question.

Welcome to the Ford Six forum Curtis223, yes with some machine work you can for use that 3.03 trans on your 223 bell housing. You would need to machine out the center hole to the 3.03 size or depending on how much of a difference I have turned down the front bearing retainer to fit into the bell hol...
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Worn out 300 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Worn out 300 replacement

Thanks bubba, will there be any issues with flywheel or starter fitment? I want a new flywheel beause the clutch shudders from hot spots I.ve been told. Buy one listed for an 85 three speed? Hi F150Binder, On the flywheel fitment a 300 / 4.9 engine installed in the F150 pickup models used the same ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 300 build thread
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: My 300 build thread

Yes for a performance build you need to swap out the old crack prone stock cast pistons to at least the late 1995 hyperectic type. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Arcing
Replies: 14
Views: 151

Re: Starter Arcing

If the starter has been removed repeatedly lately then it could be as simple as the starter stud nut backing off enough to be lose. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Ive tightened both of those nuts on the starter and the bolts that hold it to the bell Ok then it’s the insulator as “ frozenrabbit” said so ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Arcing
Replies: 14
Views: 151

Re: Starter Arcing

If the starter has been removed repeatedly lately then it could be as simple as the starter stud nut backing off enough to be lose. Ie the stud on the starter for power cable from the solenoid. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Worn out 300 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Worn out 300 replacement

Yes the 1985 long block will bolt right into the 1976. You will only need to use some of your old bolt on accessory parts like the carb, distributor, and engine wire harness, etc. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 300 build thread
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: My 300 build thread

If it's still open a new Melling oil pump might be a good idea too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Ford. 91 F-150 300 I6 auto 2wd
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: First Ford. 91 F-150 300 I6 auto 2wd

A big welcome to the Best Ford Six info site Locustar, :beer: and congratulations on your first Ford you picked one of the very best in your F150 4.9 / 300 six, it's a real workhorse. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: New Member Introduction

A big welcome to the Ford Six site F150Binder, I also had a 54 Customline Fordor up until 2014. Good luck on your F150! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1970's emissions controls bypass?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1970's emissions controls bypass?

Right the standard single vacuum advance has no adjustment. But you can also get an adjustable vacuum advance unit for your distributor, they are single type. They can be handy for tuning. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1970's emissions controls bypass?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1970's emissions controls bypass?

You can replace the valve if you want or just remove the valve and hook up the distributor advance to the carb ported vacuum. Yes you can swap out the duel advance unit for a single type. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

:beer: that's one great looking 63 and sounds good too! The gear ratio and 3.03 trans is good combo too. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: 223 performance build...questions

Thanks so much for the replies! Let me be clear: I'm not bitching at all... I think the build was super fun and turned out well enough, I Just want to get the most I can out of my build reasonably. I guess I had kinda forgotten that ford rated their motors without the water pump etc at the factory,...
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: GM 250's on 25% nitro!
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: GM 250's on 25% nitro!

:shock: :wow: looks like lots of fun! Back in the late 1960's and early 70's used to really enjoy seeing the Top Fuel and Funny cars run. Even got to see a few top fuel motors apart at Keth Black's Racing Engines (my friend worked there) on the 426 Hemi's. And I also was at a small shop buying some ...
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 69 mustang motor mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: 69 mustang motor mounts

In the below link you should be able to find out all the info on which 250 mounts work as well as how to mod standard 200 mounts to lower the 250 in the early model Ford / Mercury cars using this type chassis design like Falcons, Fairlanes, Comets, Mustangs, Mavericks and severial others too. Good l...
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Needed Duraspark Ignition wiring diagram or info

In the below link you will find the wiring diagrams (in PDF) first three are for the 1979, 1980, & 1981 Ford Mustang's should also cover those years of the Mercury Capri's too. Good luck on your project :thumbup: :nod: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?50010-Wiring-diagrams-1979-1986-in...
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thinking about a 4.9 Mass Air Flow Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Thinking about a 4.9 Mass Air Flow Swap

The 4.9 Mass Air systems came out in mid 1995 and were used until the end of 4.9 / 300 production in 1996 on F150's & E150's and in a few 1997 models like the F250, F350 Super Duty's (that still used the body style as the 1996), maybe the E250, E350 also. There is almost no parts interchange bet...
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Aftermarket ignition set-up question.
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Aftermarket ignition set-up question.

Yes with the Pertronix you can run a full 12 volts. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Just a little shop talk
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Just a little shop talk

:hmmm: did he mention what class he runs in or the fuel he uses? :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1970's emissions controls bypass?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1970's emissions controls bypass?

I have a 1970 240 in an E100 and am working on refreshing much of the motor (redo heads, regasket lower end, etc.). As I work my way through the engine, I have some questions about the pre-catalytic converter emission controls that I'm hoping to get some info on. I have a solenoid on the carb (Cart...
by bubba22349
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: 223 performance build...questions

Thanks for the advise, perfection was of no help to me. I ended up only being able to squeeze (just BARELY) a 10" B&B style on a re-drilled flywheel. 11" WILL NOT FIT inside the 63 FORD car bell housing! The 11" diaphragm clutch even hit the housing and ground grooves into it/dam...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Swap worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: 250 Swap worth it?

:D as someone that had both a 1975 & a 77 Maverick with 250’s and C4’s I think it’s well worth the effort! The 77 I had from 1977 to 2014 I would still have it if things had worked out right. The torque they have is amassing, and could out pull many stock small block V8’s (autos) from a stop. Wi...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all new to the forum. I drive a 92 F-150 with the 4.9 5 speed I’m from Athens Ohio and run my own shop
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Hi all new to the forum. I drive a 92 F-150 with the 4.9 5 speed I’m from Athens Ohio and run my own shop

Welcome to the Ford Six site FORDVWMAN, this is home to of lots of info and knowledgeable very people on these 300's Six'es. Good luck on your intake build. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator options for my '62
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Radiator options for my '62

:shock: you can tell how many rows by taking the radiator cap off shine a light inside and look for the number of tube rows there are. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

:beer: congrats falcon critter, looks great! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you hear about FordSix
Replies: 101
Views: 22337

Re: How did you hear about FordSix

Welcome to the Ford Six site glad you joined and supported the 300 head project :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question about 300 heads
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Question about 300 heads

Yes I agree that there likely isn’t much of a difference in weights between the 6.5 ft short bed truck and an 8 ft f150. However something isn’t quite right, mine would easily pull well in 5th OD starting at 45 MPH (and up) on flat ground as well as a slight up hill grade. Your truck for some reason...
by bubba22349
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to me Ford in my future?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: New to me Ford in my future?

Welcome to the Ford Six site Newferd, well you picked about the best there is for a workhorse. These engines are excellent, good luck on your E150 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

falconcritter wrote:ARRRGGGGGG ! :bang: Well all that work in the heat and humidity..... and the tach is off by 1,100 1,200 rpm ! Rats !


Falconcritter, :shock: well that just sucks! Could you still send it back to them and get it recalibrated? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 69 head
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 69 head

Looks like it's has a bronze valve guide liner on the intake side. :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 200 vs 223 vs Ford Zephyr 6
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: 200 vs 223 vs Ford Zephyr 6

:hmmm: I do remember some of those Auto rules and inspections there. It took me a bit of time to fix everything needed to be able to get my VW bug certified and get a set of Lic. plates. Was also working on a 62 Falcon sedan swapping a 1971 1600 Pinto engine and trans into it. With the German Auto r...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question about 300 heads
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Question about 300 heads

With my 1994 F150 short bed had the same EFI 4.9, 5 speed, and 3.08 rear gear, stock size wheels and tires, totally stock (including factory emissions) with 137,400. miles on it. I would rarely ever push it to 80 or 85 MPH usally cruised at 60 to 65 MPH depending on the need. My best was 22.5 MPG on...

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