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by bubba22349
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Using a Holly 9776 on a 300
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Using a Holly 9776 on a 300

Basic float setting for these type Holleys (390, 450, and 600, CFM carb's with side hung floats) is with the float bowl off and inverted (upside down) the float is then set with the weight of float on the needel & seat so its level with the botom of bowl. Do you have all the basic rebuild settin...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Using a Holly 9776 on a 300
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Using a Holly 9776 on a 300

The 9776 450 CFM Holley is a very good carb. It sounds like you may still need to get your float leavels set correctly, my best guess without seeing it is they are still set to high. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .

I think this has to do with the integrity of a newly cast block. Back in the day many racers perfered to use a well seasoned block that had been through many heating and cooling cycles in operation rather than a new block. I also knew a few of them in Calif. that bought new 427, 426 Hemi and 440, bl...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Comin atcha from Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Comin atcha from Texas!

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums emunder, your in the right place for the largest archives of 240 / 300 4.9 big six info and knowageable people. Good. Luck on your 1986 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from West Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Hello from West Texas

Welcome to the Ford Six forums maverick602, congrats on getting your 70 Maverick they nice cars! I had my 77 Maverick for many years (1977 to 2014) I sure do miss it. Good luck on your build up. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder bore finish
Replies: 36
Views: 788

Re: Cylinder bore finish

:hmmm: as an experiment why not check the bores both with and without head torqued down before you hone it. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the inline scene
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: New to the inline scene

Welcome to the forum yes lots of info here on the Ford Six site. I put a couple links (See below) but you can do a site search too and come up with many engine builds from stock to an all out race engine. Good luck on the build up. :thumbup: :nod: Some Old Magazine Articles on Hot Rodding the Falcon...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Texas '65 F-100
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Texas '65 F-100

Welcome to the Ford Six forums and congrats on getting that 1965 F100 they are excellent trucks! I had a 65 F350 for many years, good luck on the repairs. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ahoy from Iowa
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Ahoy from Iowa

Welcome to the Ford Six forums, yes we are all about taking care of and or improving the performance of these great six'es! Best of luck on those Econolines :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 F100 Columbus GA
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: 1981 F100 Columbus GA

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums sounds like you are well on the way to having a nice pickup. Good luck on the up grades :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Was there a problem
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Was there a problem

FTF I also am experiencing the same slow opening as well as it timing out with a 502 bad gateway message. :bang:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Lowering a 1984 E150
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Lowering a 1984 E150

Thanks bubba, that’s exactly what I was looking for. I’m kind of amazed that this mod is uncommon, considering the popularity of these vans and, you know, “vannin’” Chopping springs is shameful where I come from but I’m not opposed if it gets me the look I want without damaging alignment too much; ...
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Lowering a 1984 E150
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Lowering a 1984 E150

On the ride and handling part of your question, a good set of wheels and tires, plus the right shocks, plus bigger sway bars, watts link or panard bar will do that job. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Lowering a 1984 E150
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Lowering a 1984 E150

I’ve found mostly speculation in my searches here and elsewhere, has anyone actually accomplished this? I’m not interested in slamming the thing but a couple inches and a firm ride with less body roll would be great. 8) I don't know if it's been done on the later model Econoline ie with Twin I Beam...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ford noob
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Ford noob

Hello TBV_84, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, yet am glad to hear your going to continue on with the 1984 Econoline build it could also be a great tribute to him. Best of luck on your restoration / build up. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Rods OEM and aftermarket?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: 250 Rods OEM and aftermarket?

Here is another strong forged OEM connecting Rod that can be used in the 250 short blocks they will require a custom sourced piston. A Ford 300 / 4.9 con Rod measures 6.2097 (6.21 rounded off) big end is 2.123, small end is .912 for the 1965 to 1968 rods and .975 for the 1969 to 1997 rods. These are...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me identify this block
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Please help me identify this block

When it was new a 223 wasn't painted by Ford in Blue, so it was obviously rebuilt sometime later in its life. The block and head would of been painted Black and valve cover air cleaner were painted Red (see the below link for a nice orginal example of those engine colors). Also all 215's, 223's, and...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake runner angle
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Intake runner angle

...angle gauge on the head gasket surface and that will give you your degree angle. Good luck on your project. :thumbup: :nod: i'm thinkin that will B different than the "runner angle" requested here... :shock: How is it going to be different? With the carb base set level then the top of ...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me identify this block
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Please help me identify this block

Yes that is a 223. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake runner angle
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Intake runner angle

On an all stock combo with engine installed in the chassis with it setting at the stock ride height and stock size wheels and tires, the carb mounting base is level front to back side to side. The angle of the engine setting in the chassis is then 3 degrees. To verafy this set your head up so the ca...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: FS: hooker super comp 6602
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Re: FS: hooker super comp 6602

Hi Dons66, these headers are designed for and are going to fit properly only when used on a 250 engine in a 1960's to 1977 Ford chassis / body like a Falcon, Comet, or Maverick. Due to the height difference of the taller 250's they would hang down way too low if they were bolted onto a 170 or 200 en...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: One-half-4-9-ford-industrial-engine-prototype-2-45-liter-3-cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: One-half-4-9-ford-industrial-engine-prototype-2-45-liter-3-cylinder

That is quite interesting looks fairly compleate except for an intake / fuel system. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 4.9L build
Replies: 23
Views: 6909

Re: My 4.9L build

:beer: That's very interesting wonder how effeciant that is, it could be quite a stealth system too. Thank you Paul! I really liked his 300 six build too. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 4.9L build
Replies: 23
Views: 6909

Re: My 4.9L build

:shock: we're is the link for it? :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 flex plate mod to handle extra power
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: C4 flex plate mod to handle extra power

I thought about that, but people have told me that it the TC is not able to move, it will damage the pump. I'm thinking about using wider large flange nuts, maybe I can use another flex plate retaining ring as a shim at the crank to give the plate more clearance for the larger nuts. I think that th...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me identify this block
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Please help me identify this block

From the discription it sounds like it might be one of these, a 215 six engine used in 1952 & 1953 cars and trucks (the least likely), a 223 six engine used a cars and trucks in 1954 through to 1964 (this is the most likely), or the 262 six engine used only in the larger trucks but asso the pick...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjustable Vacuum Canistor for 300 4.9L
Replies: 20
Views: 711

Re: Adjustable Vacuum Canistor for 300 4.9L

Just looked up a "standard Motor Product" # VC31T single vacuum canister on Summit web site and they say it is a "non adjustable" unit. I am looking for an "adjustable single canister". Yes old28racer the Standard Motor Products was a good quality line of ignistion par...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjustable Vacuum Canistor for 300 4.9L
Replies: 20
Views: 711

Re: Adjustable Vacuum Canistor for 300 4.9L

Hi old28racer, the "Standard Motor Products VC31T" is an adjustable Vacuum advance canister with the early style 1967 68, etc. single vaccum tube hook up. I think the Autolite / Motorcraft number is C70F-A,B, C72FZF-F. If you want the Duel Vaccum hook up (for the stock Ignition Retard feat...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: duraspark II distributor parts
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: duraspark II distributor parts

Have you checked with NAPA in their Echline electrical parts line? A sure clip would probably work as a substitute. You could also try contacting site member " Bill, wsa111" to see if he has some spares or a sorce, in the below link. Or if all else fails and you have no other choice you co...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thanks for adding me to then group
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Thanks for adding me to then group

Welcome to the Ford Six forums paxzo66, sounds like your well on the way to having a really nice 66 coupe. Post some pictures of your car when you can, good luck on your build. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: High Ratio rocker arms for 200 I6
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: High Ratio rocker arms for 200 I6

In a word no. They are the stud mount type. As stated above you have a shaft type rocker witch is far superior to the stud mounted rockers. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Atlanta!
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Hello from Atlanta!

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums Paul, and congrats on keeping your Mustang all these years. Good luck on the rebuild and Mod's to bring it back to a daily driver again. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 flex plate mod to handle extra power
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: C4 flex plate mod to handle extra power

Is there anyone else who is running a small Bell c4 with a high power 200? I'm probably around 300 at the crank and I just keep breaking flexplates. I just replaced one about 6 months ago. I even built crush sleeves to take up the slack in between the plate mounting holes and TC studs. It seemed to...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 w/AL head] Mill head to raise compression?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: [250 w/AL head] Mill head to raise compression?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Background: '62 Ranchero, '74 250, early 300 forged rods, custom forged pistons, CI aluminum head with 55 cc chambers, Clay Smith 274/274/108 hydraulic cam, 1.6:1 adjustable rockers, Holley "500 CFM" 2-V carb with custom Quick Fuel metering block, CI headers, true...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Carter RBS or YF blow through?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Carter RBS or YF blow through?

The trick is going to be in getting the fuel enrichment correct under Boost Conditions. That really is the trick, I think I've read through most of these threads a few times now. Not many go into much detail on the carb mods. I've got this procomp carb on the way, and a bunch of holley parts here a...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Actually it's real easy and all this info in the link in my above post about block differences. But to simply it even more see below then check your block casting number to ID what your Mustang has. The Small Inline Six Blocks 1. All the early small six blocks built from July 1959 (for the first yea...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Okay in checking into this further, so yes You are correct in that the dividing line on the shorter input shaft lengths is end of production of the Fox chassis cars. Then when the SN95 Mustang chassis came out in 1994 the input shaft was indeed 3/4 inch longer and these last two years (1994 1995) of...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

Some of the info you might need in IDing your bell housing and flywheel combo plus which of the T 5 adapter plates available can maybe found in the above post on small block six differences see below link. I don't know that there is a difference on the input shaft lengths until 1997 and after but I ...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 59 ford f100 wont start
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: 59 ford f100 wont start

Hello all looking for some advice for my 59 f100 with 223ci engine that wont start. Truck was starting and driving okay until I put on a brand new carb i picked up from mikes carburetor.com . Truck started fine after install. I removed plug on intake and attached vacuum gauge to tune the carb. Truc...
by bubba22349
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Carter RBS or YF blow through?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Carter RBS or YF blow through?

Has anyone tried this yet? I've got my u bends, chop saw, and ebay turbo here ready to start putting on my 250. Still figuring out the carb situation. Currently in a 1970 Torino wagon with a C4, I don't want to fight too much with the carb linkage. Looking at using a 1bbl carb or a 2bbl on an adapt...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 66
Views: 7346

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

HI pmuller9, on using an accumulator grove on a custom made piston what are the specs that should be used? Thank you :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 91 F150 runs lousy- i want to understand EFI
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: 91 F150 runs lousy- i want to understand EFI

Can you post some pictures showing all the vacuum lines and electrical conections. On my 1994 had some troubles like that too. Started running rough one weekend setting and ideling this was just after I cleaned the battery cables and charged the battery. On mine it turned out to be partly the vacuum...
by bubba22349
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Central California
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Hello From Central California

Welcome to the Ford Six forums goldtele, that 60 Falcon will make a nice car for your son to learn on. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1512

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

fun to guess about being sly. in truth im not that clever. i tend to altering paper work over metal work. especially when a rig is a diesel when it started life as a gasser little details like that can get murky come registration time. ive been all over the tonner ford 88 and have seen but one vin ...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

Excellent info Econoline, adistionally Hot Rod magazine did a very good article on the 1G to 3G Alternor swaps back last year (2018) in the Dec or Nov issue. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: california CARB, exemption questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1512

Re: california CARB, exemption questions

X2 with 65 + years of living in Calif I agree that it's steadily gotten harder to register some of the older cars & trucks, but then the California CARB and DMV really wants to get all those old cars and trucks off the road. As far as trying to convert your 1988 into a 1968 truck Vin it won't ev...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

Has your fuel tank been cleaned out good? Do you run a good fuel filter? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 64 170" carb/disp matching questions
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: 64 170" carb/disp matching questions

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Snake, you have received lots of good info already as you start on your journey with the 64 Econoline. Below are a couple links that might also help you in IDing the parts you have. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Differance's in Small Six Blocks https://www.fordsix.com/view...
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8 inch sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Ford 8 inch sizes

The 1969 1/2 Mavericks had the choice of a 170 base engine or the 200 engine these both will have a 4 lug axel but this is an intragal 7 1/4 inch axel like was used in the earlyier Falcons. In 1970 the Maverick got upgraded with stronger front spindels, brakes, plus the 8 inch 4 lug axle, the 250 si...
by bubba22349
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8 inch sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Ford 8 inch sizes

On Mavericks and Comets 8’s the 1975 to 1977’s (last year) all have 5 lugs. :thumbup: :nod:

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