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by bubba22349
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Oly Washington
Replies: 2
Views: 4

Re: Hey from Oly Washington

Welcome to the Ford Six site, good luck on the change over of your 86 F 150. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Starter is disengaging

JackFish, you can get a new starter drive and swap it in fairly easy. You just loosen and pull the case bolts back so you pull the tail housing off then slip off the rear washer exposing the C clip knock it off the then the drive will side off. Install the new drive in reverse order. Good luck. :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Starter is disengaging

Not the Solinod, Battery, or Starter Motor. It's the starter drive unit that's bad (bendix, it's like a one way clutch) if it's a new starter they should replace it. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Central Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Howdy from Central Texas

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Ed, sounds like you have some great plans for your 1965. Good luck on the Mod's :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: stalls when put in gear
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: stalls when put in gear

How close is your tune up specs to those of a stock 1954 223 / with Auto trans (see below)? 1. Plugs gapped at .035 2. Point gap set at .025 or better yet at 36 degrees dwell 3. Base timing set to 3 degrees or up to 6 degrees BTDC 4. Engine warmed up good intake and exhaust valves lash set to .015 5...
by bubba22349
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: stalls when put in gear
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: stalls when put in gear

What distributor are you using in your 223? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 into a newer truck?
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: 300 into a newer truck?

I have been thinking of doing a 300 swap into a 10th Gen F150 (1997 to 2004). My idea is with these later pickups more Areo styling you could maybe get a little better MPG. Best I got out of my 1994 F150 short bed was 22.4 MPG on a very long trip. In this area there seams to be lots of the 10th Gen ...
by bubba22349
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to me straight 6
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: New to me straight 6

Welcome to the Ford Six forums wildwille1, the 83 Bronco will make a excellent truck project the 300 / 4.9 six is one the best of the Inlines six's. Good luck! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Site was down?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Site was down?

:shock: I was unable to log on to Ford Six site all day today! :bang:
by bubba22349
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which carter YF/YFA non smog carb with 1979 ignition system
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Which carter YF/YFA non smog carb with 1979 ignition system

For the carb's ported vacuum advance to work with your current DuraSpark II Distribitor you can use any 240 / 300 1V carb from 1968 up to 1984 (in a Carter YF / YFA these are the non feedback type) they will all work fine including the one you have now if it's in good condition. The earlier carb's w...
by bubba22349
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Hi Bubba, thanks for the update. So I've got one shortfall I hope you can help me out with... Current settings: 10 BTDC 17 Hg on the vacuum - I limited my idle to about 800 RPM...any lower than that and it starts getting rough. I've got a mismatched 1940/Load o magic (no SCV on the 1940). Can this ...
by bubba22349
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

:beer: Congrats excellent job! Sorry I must have missed that about it being a manual trans. So in that case you will then also need to reset the carb's Curb Idle RPM higher in the range of 500 to 600 RPM experiment and see what it likes 525 or 550 usally is about right. The base timing can also vary...
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Use a drill bit shank of the proper size as a gauge (see below) with the throttle held closed or you can measure this with a small 6 inch machinists rule the distance between the choke blade and carb throat. On a small bore Holley 1940 (1 7/16 inch) this measurement is 1/8 inch. For the the larger b...
by bubba22349
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

These are the factory stock tune up specs for a 1965 Mustang 200 with an Auto or Manual Trans. They are in the order that they should be performed to best baseline tune your engine. 1. First the Spark Plugs are gaped to .034 2. Points are then set to 38 degrees Dwell this will give you the best perf...
by bubba22349
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Thank you all again for all of the help! The carb rebuild went well I give myself an A-. No missing parts and everything fit back together :) The only issue I have right now is something is funky with the idle mixture screw. I've posted this in another thread and won't address that here to keep fro...
by bubba22349
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 71
Views: 4306

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

Hi "notmeofficer", any updates? I have been wondering how you are coming alone on your 300 MD / HD engine build up for the F600 4 X 4 Overland Camper project. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New carb or new dizzy???
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: New carb or new dizzy???

Without a picture we can't confrim or deny that you have a Load O Matic Distribor. For reference though in the first link below you will see a LOD Distribitor for the Ford Falcon small six and in second link is of a later model Duel Advance point type Distributor. Notice the difference in the Rotors...
by bubba22349
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from KCMO
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Hello from KCMO

Welcome to the Ford Six forums, I sure miss my 1994 F150 (4.9 5speed short bed was a faveriote of mine too. Good luck on your 94. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Dashpad repair - glue recommendations for brackets within foam
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Dashpad repair - glue recommendations for brackets within foam

I also have experience in using the 3M 77 contact cement to install door, trunk, ect. weather stripping it works excellent for that purpose. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Dashpad repair - glue recommendations for brackets within foam
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Dashpad repair - glue recommendations for brackets within foam

The lateral mounting brackets fell off my dashed when removing it. The 15 y/o foam seems to be in good shape overall so i wanted to save the cash & epoxy/cement/glue the 2 side pieces back onto their landing pad. Has anyone had good luck with doing this? Any adhesive recommendations that will h...
by bubba22349
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Burbank Oklahoma.
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Hello From Burbank Oklahoma.

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums home of the largest collection of info and knowledgeable people on these great 240 / 300 sixes. Good luck on your 300. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fixing up and 86 F-150, got a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Fixing up and 86 F-150, got a few questions

Here is an old post I did on wiring the DuraSpark II ignistion system using all the stock Ford parts i.e. the DS II Distribitor, Blue stran relef DS II ICM Box, stock DS II coil and a Ford factory wiring harness. This is how you can adapt the DS II ignition system by using the stock Ford wire harnes...
by bubba22349
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder

From your description of your 1963's operation and the parts that you have already replaced I don't think the problem is in the ignition system, carb or fuel system, so that leaves compression. Things to check if you haven’t already. Do a compression test if you haven't already (with the engine warm...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Here's a Holley 5200 (Weber 32/36 copy) linkage for ideas. :thumbup: :nod:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=80232#p622530
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The FNG from Indiana!
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: The FNG from Indiana!

Welcome to the Ford Six forums glad you found us there is always room for one more. Good luck on that 66 coupe should be a fun project build. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150
Replies: 35
Views: 890

Re: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150

The way those throdle shaft bushings are made they look like they would also work in the center support too if needed. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fixing up and 86 F-150, got a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Fixing up and 86 F-150, got a few questions

Hey all! Just bought 1986 ford f-150 xlt lariat in amazing condition for it's age. I got it at a heck of a price too, only is that it runs like crap. Had an exhaust leak at the manifolds that it quite bad, and it sounds like a redneck lope-tune when running. Exhaust leak is no problemo, but from wh...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb linkage pics needed
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Carb linkage pics needed

Having the throdle Rod go up so high in your top picture is shortening your pull i.e. You have to move the throdle/ gas pedal much farther to get the carb to open all the way. Also with that long of a 90 dregree bend there is going to be lots of flexing it would need some triangulation to stop the f...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam and lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Cam and lifter question

Sharp eyes pmuller9, X2 yes I agree with that statement! Looks like an excellent build up on your 250 short block plus the best there is in a stock log head. The single 1V YFA for sure isn't enough carb to feed your combo and allow it to breathe at the higher RPMs, so its going to be the very first ...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam and lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Can and lifter question

So I knew rules 2&3 and they are hard rules!!! It was rule 1 I was struggling with, the internet is all over the place on that one!!!!! But I think I'm going to try it!!! The mystery cam is the same lift .420 as my cam but afew * more duration, mine is a 280@.006 this one is 284@.006 mine is 21...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam and lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Can and lifter question

Yes you should install a new set of liters! Here are the rules I use on new and used cams and lifter sets that has always worked successfully for me. In all the below cases also be sure to lube the cam and lifters properly during the install. 1. A used cam if its still in good usable condition can h...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder

Welcome to the Ford Six forums, here is some info on the LOD system that maybe of some help to you. First off a stock Load O Matic (LOD) Distribitor also needs to have a compatable or matching Carburator to work correctly. There are severial like the Holley 1904 & 1908, Autolite 1100, and some o...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Cracked 8 inch, need guidance

If it's just the axle housing that is made out of steel so it could be arc or mig welded easily from the inside after its clean. Not so good on the Crome finish outside, but you could touch it up some with paint, I wouldn't braze it. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Line Help
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Vacuum Line Help

I’m finishing assembly on a newly machined 200 block along with my vintage Inlines head and intake with a C4 trans. I’ll be running an Autolite 2100 with a DSII recurved by Bill. I have a vacuum port on the carb, on the vac advance on the distributor, the PCV valve, the trans, and a port on the int...
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: oil pump
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: oil pump

Yeah the 200 Six oil pump is from a totally different engine family (Falcon Six) so it won’t fit in a 223. You need to look at the 1964 223 oil pump that is going to be a bolt in, or make an adapter to go from the 300 DS II distributors 5/16 hex shaft to your current oil pump drive shaft. Good luck ...
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: distributor swap
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: distributor swap

Yes you will need to use the distributor drive gear off a 223 on the DuraSpark II. You will need to make a adapter from the 5/16 hex drive on the bottom of the DSII to the blade end of your old shaft. Or you can swap out the oil pump for a 1964 223 engine so it’s 5/16 hex on both ends. Good luck :th...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Central Missouri
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Hello From Central Missouri

Welcome to Ford Six Forums Dave, your in the right place for big six info. That’s great that you can fix up your Dads truck to keep it on the road. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 187
Views: 21102

Re: My Budget 250 build

:beer: looks like it’s shaping up to a good combo Mike! And you still can adjust it a little with the choice of head gaskets Victor at .044 or FelPro at .050, and if you could find a .020 to .022 steel or copper head gasket you would have about the perfect quench. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Edited
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: distributor swap
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: distributor swap

haven't posted in a long time, i'm wondering what my options are for replacing the load o matic dist on my 54 223 w/automatic trans? would I be able to keep the holley 1904 and plug the vacumm port to the dist and plug the spark control valve? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Joe There...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Hello from Texas

A big Welcome to the Ford Six site Jake, there are several Mod's that will get you a little more out the 226 Flatheads. Best of luck of the 50 Custom. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 & 300 head numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: 240 & 300 head numbers

Yes the 240 cylinder head can be ID'ed by the casting / design numbers that are located under the heads thermostat housing mounting. This is an Example of the Casting / Design numbers of a 240 cyclinder head "C8AE-D" and with a Casting Date Code “9K23” In the above example the head decodes...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Mild Build for 1941 International Pickup
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: 300 Mild Build for 1941 International Pickup

:beer: cool looking "1941 Corn Binder" should be a fun truck to build and the 300 is going to be a great engine for it. Good luck on the build. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: exhaust

howdy Georgia 200: No, it is not possible to open a stock exhaust manifold past 2" and still maintain the stock type firewall seal between the manifold and the head pipe. Another option is to use a late style manifold that attaches a catalytic converter. IT would have to be modified to fit a 2...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: F100 caster pull
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: F100 caster pull

Yes if you have too much difference from side to side on both Camber and Caster you will get some pull or if the steering box isn't on the center high point before the toe is set. Are both your front springs still in good condistion and measuring the same height? Front Tire circumference / height in...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ignition woes
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Ignition woes

Maybe a weak coil! Try doing a test reading of the primary and secondary windings with a Volt Ohm Meter. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, from the steel city
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Hi, from the steel city

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Jeremy, that 1928 Imperial sounds like it will make a fun project. I hope that you take lots of pictures to document your build up on posts in the forums car build section. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: F100 caster pull
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: F100 caster pull

:hmmm: you mentioned that you replaced every bushing on the truck. Did you replace the Twin I Beam center pivot bushings. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and salutations MT Holly NC
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Greetings and salutations MT Holly NC

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Roscoe, with one the largest collections of info and knowledgeable people on both the 300 and 200 six'es. You have a couple of the best examples of inline six's Ford ever produced good luck on the repairs and or Mod's. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, from Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Hello, from Arizona

Mine is a 1965 Mustang 2.77 Trans that also has the orginal Ford factory floor shifter less the bolt on Handel, the below link has some pictures of it. I don't know how well the pictures will show up now but I could send them to you in an email with any other info such as the Casting date codes. It'...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long-time lurker from Oklahoma
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Long-time lurker from Oklahoma

Welcome to the Fox Six forums Brad, that's a great idea using a small block 200 in a Roadster build up hope you document your build with pictures in the forum so we can see and enjoy it. Good luck on the Roadster. :thumbup: :nod:

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