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by bubba22349
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engineering a cooling system, when engineers punt?
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: engineering a cooling system, when engineers punt?

I think it's going depend on the ambient air temps were you will be operating it. I tried this on my first Hot Rod build in 1966, a 1927 T bucket Roadster / no fenders or hood. It had a thick three core pressurized radiator that fit into a 27 T radator shell the location was in the SoCal area. I tri...
by bubba22349
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Battery cable questions
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Battery cable questions

You can find a picture that shows a restored to factory detailing of an early 170 Falcon engine compartment, it's in the post on correct Ford engine colors by years (see the below link). If you look closely right behind the upper radator hose you will see the special engine stud with the battery's g...
by bubba22349
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 162
Views: 7473

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Well I took the car for it's final cruise a couple weeks ago before stripping it down and getting it ready for paint. The engine ran very well. No misses, no sputtering, no coughing or stalling. The transmission on the other hand just seemed sluggish and always in the wrong gear. Once I removed it ...
by bubba22349
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 2373

Re: something went wrong

HI Michal, so what ever happened with your Falcon? It's been a long time since we heard back from you. :shock: Looking for an update on your progress. Did you ever get the old "Rusty Wagon" back on road and everthing working Ok? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Return spring placement on carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Return spring placement on carb?

Hi notar61, this is actually a very common problem with these Ford sixes! Over years and with people working on them not knowing which parts will work together, then with this lack of knowledge of year differences or info the wrong parts often get used. Like most the time the an early carb is being ...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Progress on the '56. Help decide on this motor!

The 1956 F100 is a huge faveriote of mine! Going back to early 1956 when I got to go with my Dad to the locale Ford dealership to special order his new 56 F100 later on I learned to drive in that 56. Yours is looking really straight great job on the body work, it's going to be a real beauty. I think...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Return spring placement on carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Return spring placement on carb?

X2 Yes you should have gotten the better 1968 Autolite carb instead (is a non SCV carb) so it can work with your excellent DuraSpark II ignistion system. So can you return that wrong year carb? If not it can be modded to a ported vacuum carb fairly easy. Also there are many ways you can hook up the ...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos

Ok i think it's about everything here now on block differance's, so if the site members will go over this info and let me know if any additional info needs to be added or the things that may need to be corrected, or rearranged for better clarity too. Then we could also add some more pictures. Thank ...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos

This info is for the later model Mustangs (Fox Chassis), Mercury Capri, Granda & Monarch six'es On the 200 (3.3L) and 250's (4.1L) engines the colors in later 1968 through to end of 1981 all Ford and Mercury engines were painted the Ford Corporate (Dark) Blue, Duplicolor's 1606 matches this. Som...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos

This post will cover the Factory Engine Colors for those Restoring a 1960 Comet and the 1961 to 65 Mercury Comets and Metor's Inline Sixes. After 1965 the Mercury engine were painted Blue in 1966 and 1967 was Old Ford Blue, 1968 up Dark Ford Corporate Blue just as all the Ford engines where (see abo...
by bubba22349
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 26
Views: 1326

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos

This post is for those that want to detail their Ford's and Mercury's in the correct factory engine colors that Ford used by the Model years. The detailing that Ford used on the early model engines in late 1959 through the end of 1965 year models is my personal favorite, plus the correct color was a...
by bubba22349
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Keith Black Pistons

You might try some Austrailian parts sources since the Pistons were made for that market. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Keith Black Pistons

X2 I doubt you will have any troubles. But to figure this out would need to know the seated intake and exhaust valve measurement to the heads deck surface, the rocker arm ratio, plus the cam specs. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

The carb adjustments are the very last step of a good tune up done in this order. 1. Set the Plug gap to .044 or .045 2. Set your timing to 10 to 12 degrees BTDC, or your custom setting. 3. With the engine now warmed up to operating temp and check that the choke is fully open. Set idle mixture to le...
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

The compression test is decent. Do you have a tach to set the idle mixture and curb idle RPM with? Do you know if your timing chain set is in good condition?
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keith Black Pistons
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Keith Black Pistons

With a Virgin 200 block plus the stock orginal Ford Pistons (1.511 Compression Height) they are usally .019 down the hole. With those KB pistions at 1.530 it should give you a zero deck height. But in my opinion being out the top of the hole .010 won't hurt a thing. With either of the new style head...
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 722

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

Did you ever get that compression test on your engine done? What were the results? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Perfect Circle Pistons?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Perfect Circle Pistons?

They are a regular cast piston :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 27
Views: 422

Re: Holley 5200 carb

IN a way it's a bit small since its used on L4 engines that are about half the size of a 300 or 4.9l, but for strictly low speed city driving it could work out ok besides the Carter 1V isn't really all that big eigher. I do think that two or three 5200's might be interesting on a performance street ...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 27
Views: 422

Re: Holley 5200 carb

The Holley 5200 is based on the Weber 32 / 36 so it also has a primary bore of 32 MM or roughly 1.260 rounded off in inches, the secondary bore is 36 MM or 1.420 inches rounded off. Most of the Ford versions flow 270 CFM measured at 3" HG, Pri. Venturi measures in at 26 MM secondary is 27MM. Th...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 carb
Replies: 27
Views: 422

Re: Holley 5200 carb

Guy over on the 240/300 site said I might be able to get some real time information on this 2bbl carb. Anyone using one? How is the gas mileage if you stay out of the secondary most of the time? I am currently running a Holley 2300 350cfm that uses .061 jets & 8.5 power valve. My city mileage i...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 175
Views: 18189

Re: My Budget 250 build

I think you will be okay here is some of what we can know except for the blocks new deck measurement. With the Auzie Piston the compression height is 1.530 With a stock 250 replacement piston the compression height is 1.500 so .030 shorter so down the hole again HSC Rod lenght 5.990 Stock 250 Rod le...
by bubba22349
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 175
Views: 18189

Re: My Budget 250 build

:bang: well that's a bummer on those new Pistons Mike. With the stock type 250 cast piston you will be down the hole .030 more then the Ausie piston. On the deck cut I doubt normally that he would of took much more than .010 to .020 off, but even if the pistons do end up out the top of the block .01...
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East Tennessee!
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Hello from East Tennessee!

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums you in the right place for info and specs we have the largest amount and many knowageable people. Good luck in your 200 quest. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting from Washington State
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Greeting from Washington State

Welcome to the Ford Six site Cash66, that's a really straight Mustang in that condition it shouldn't be very hard to get back on the road again. Good luck on the restoration. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring
Replies: 26
Views: 473

Re: 68 Mustang Throttle Return Spring

Here's a second one for less that's not been cleaned up and repainted and you can even make an offer on it. You could probally make one like it out of sheat metal fairly easy too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Ford-Mustang-6-cyl-Accelerator-Gas-Pedal-Linkage-Return-Spring-B...
by bubba22349
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: I WANT GODZILLA!
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: I WANT GODZILLA!

I got to work on a DC3 airframe during my A & P training, such a great airplane! I didn't get to work on their engines but did get to work on a smaller Radel Version a Pratt and Witney R985 that was a lot of fun too. :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Smoke From Carb!

The engine will likely run with only the 70 to 90 psi may not be good but you will likely get a somewhat better compression test result after the valve lash is set correctly. The engine compression may also improve with some use to since it was setting so long or it may need to be taken apart and ev...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: new member introduction

A big welcome to the Ford Six site the home of the largest amount of tech info on these engines and many very knowageable people, glad you joined us. Good luck on your two Ford six'es. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

papawsfalcons wrote:Bubba , $20 to post a pic???


:bang: huh it shouldn't cost you anything there are still some free photo posting sites. How thick is your adapter? If it's 1/2 inch or more aluminum that can be easily drilled and tapped for a 1/4 inch NPT pipe fitting :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

To find the info on posting pictures see below link. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=48863
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

That looks to be an excellent deal for all those items and the head. :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 "performance" expectation management
Replies: 31
Views: 6853

Re: 223 "performance" expectation management

Do you happen to have a vacuum gauge on your car to? If so what kind of vacuum readings do you get at steady cruse speeds? Being too fat / rich can make it quite lazy on take offs also so try to dial that in a little better. Yes you may be getting close to the limits of your combo with 3.10 gear and...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 PCV valve ?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: 250 PCV valve ?

Yes for sure all 250's had a PCV when new and there is no good reason not to have one now. Some pictures would be helpful to see what parts you have currently. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Smoke From Carb!

From your pictures your car looks to have the orginal engine still in it. To verify this looking at the right front top corner (just below the head deck) of the engine block there will be a flat boss on all 1960 to 63 engines. That will have either an N stamped in it code for a 144 six or a T code f...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Head swap

Hi, I have a 65 mustang 200 ci. I have a 1970 head off a maverick grabber 200. I heard that today’s gaskets are thicker than original. I want too gain the extra ccs Would any milling be required, and if so how much. Sincerely :hmmm: To start the 1970 200 Maverick head for the most part is a direct ...
by bubba22349
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 45
Views: 2629

Re: Order of execution on a build

Hi Chris, was just wondering how you doing on your Mustang 200 rebuild project? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad fuel pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Bad fuel pump?

Did you get the float level set correctly? If it’s still flooding out after changing the float out, it’s not likely to be a bad fuel pump. Next check the needle and seat for damage or if a piece of trash holding it open. Testing the fuel pressure is a good move. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Smoke From Carb!

Congrats on getting your car running after it’s been setting for 20 years that’s a real accomplishment. Did you rebuild the carb too? If no this is the place to start. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ford 226 Flathead need an Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Ford 226 Flathead need an Exhaust Manifold

My father in law recently purchased a Ford 226 H-series and the exhaust manifold is in bad shape, the motor is on an 8N tractor with the funk conversion, I have been able to find a set of headers for it but they will not work due to a loader attachment, does anyone know of any place that may have o...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5060

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

On your question on the power valves most of the orginal carb's I have rebuilt over the years had a stock 6.5 power valve in them. How much did you detune the Last Loggie, was this to run in a certain bracket or class?
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

I don't think so as it Shouldn't be all that much to have head resurfaced some more compared to starting from fresh by having the 2V plate installed, valve job, and surfacing. You could take a picture of the sheet and then post it. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inverted wires MSD 8869
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Inverted wires MSD 8869

Yes your absolutely right! :shock: :rolflmao: I finally can see it clearly now, they reversed the plug connections on Distribitor end of the 8869 wire harness. Most likely since the wire colors in the 8869 harness are Orange and Violet like on Distribitor plug end they should have been matched up to...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

:beer: congrats that head looks great to me! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inverted wires MSD 8869
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Inverted wires MSD 8869

:hmmm: So how is the polarity inverted? By the above MSD's supplied wiring diagram! The (DS II) Distribitors Orange wire is Positive + and the Violet wire is Negative -. On the MSD box the Violet wire is Positive + and the Green wire is Negative-. So therefore the MSD Violet (+ wire) connects to the...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inverted wires MSD 8869
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Inverted wires MSD 8869

:hmmm: Except the wiring isn't going to do anything for your vacuum advance. So before you start cutting and splaceing the wires know that the vacuum advance is only controlled by the engines vacuum Conections and nothing to do with the any of electronic control box or the Distribitors pick up wirin...
by bubba22349
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator
Replies: 19
Views: 5060

Re: Nostalgia Comp Eliminator

What kind of 60 ft times dose the Family Truckster pull with those 2.47 gears? Yes that would be quite the radical change putting in that set of 4.56's next. In your above picture of the last Logghe launching off the line it looks like it's chassis works very well. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: What to stockpile? Moving to EU
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: What to stockpile? Moving to EU

Just in case the ones in your driveshaft go bad. Some were not greaseable if yours have the grease jerks and you keep them lubber then you might not need them. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations from the PNW
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Salutations from the PNW

Welcome to the Ford Six site Brandon, home of the most knowledgeable people and the largest amount of info on the the great 240 / 300 big six'es. Sounds like you have quite the collection of Fords to work on, good luck on all your projects. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Name some aftermarket parts in my engine compartment.
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Name some aftermarket parts in my engine compartment.

:beer: Thats a very clean Mustang and well thought out build, Marco. :thumbup: :nod:

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