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by bubba22349
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member from ME
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Re: New Member from ME

Welcome to the Ford Six forums home of the largest about of info, helpful, and knowageable people on the 240 / 300, 4.9 inline six'es. Good luck on your F350 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

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
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

For some adistional info on block swaps for those that maybe wanting to find out what can work see link below. Best of luck to everyone on your project restorations or performance builds :thumbup: :nod: Ford Small Six Block Differences https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80022&p=6206...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

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

Yep, if its ex automatic, everything will fit on the stock dowls. The D8 with a GC suffix is 1978-1983 block, high mount. Make sure you use the original fasteners that were on the old block, and the old flywheel or flexplate. They vary between manual and automatic, and the bolts can touch the main ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

Yes the Permatex Aviation sealer will work great. I like the deep soft plugs better they go in straighter and hold better, the shallow ones may work but Ford used the deep ones originally so that's what I would use too. I would use the one standard deep soft plug on the rear and forget doubling it u...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

Michal, Also on the gaskets I will usually use a sealer like Gasket Stench or Permatex non hardening to glue the gasket to the block and so it stays in place. Do you have a NAPA dealer near you? They should have the smaller freeze plugs (I think they are 1 inch) on side of the head and the larger re...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

It's going to be very hard to get the timing cover to aline with its bolts hole locations as well as the front seal being in the proper location for the front Dampener with the oil pan installed. This is the reason I always install the front cover first along with the damper before I torque the fron...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

After many years I can tell by the feel, but the correct factory torque is 8 to 10 Ft LB's on oil Pan and valve cover bolts. Did you get al the correct parts to install the timing set and the then install of the front cover / with the front Dampener also back on? If not you should do all those first...
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 226 L6 Flathead
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: 226 L6 Flathead

I am in need of a bell-housing to fit a Ford 226 engine and will except an early style 3-speed transmission (39 to 48) I see you are near me and I have some extra 226 parts if you need something. you can call me, Roger @ 714-904-0823 Your posts for parts wanted or for sale should go in the proper s...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

Mike sounds like a good plan, I like the stealth look too, and mounting the HEI or the ICM inside the car were it's cooler can only improve its lifespan. On the coil if you could find one of the larger 1970's vintage Accel, Echlin, Mallery, coils you could maybe gut it out and hide an E-core type co...
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

Hi Mike, That plug on your Distribitor Might be for the Calif. only Red stain relief ICM (ignistion Control Module), it also has a hotter spark. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: DSII headbanger

Have you cleaned all your wiring conections and made sure that you have good d grounds from the - post of the battery to the engine block, from the block to the chassis, and an extra one from the engine to the firewall is good too? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Correct Timing Marks 240 & 300
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Correct Timing Marks 240 & 300

Timing marks on the timing cover are the same for a 240 and the 300's the Dampner mark is the same thin type line. The EFI 300 engines and later carb emissions type engines have timing marks on the passenger side these marks are like a round gun sight and correspond for use with a wider square notch...
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Bell Housings and Transmissions From 1960 to 1965 there were about 5 different bell housings used by Ford for the different car and truck model lines behind the 144, 170 and 200 Small Six's. These Manual Trans Bell Housings were all the same height and or distance from the back of the block (about 5...
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Thank you Mike, the Econoline bell housing casting number info is the biggest piece of the puzzle for this combo. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Nice work Mike, so you can use a DuraSpark I cap and rotor or the 1968 to 74 point cap and rotor they look the same. Or you can get the stock DuraSpark II cap adapter, wide cap, rotor, and wire set it will all fit right on. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 choke plate loose
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Autolite 1100 choke plate loose

Check the black bakalite choke cover index setting usally they need to be set to 2 Rich (two notches past the center index) this gives you some spring tightness to the choke blade however in warmer weather the choke bade will be starting to open some in 70 degrees and higher so you might then check ...
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Santa Cruz
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Hello from Santa Cruz

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums Idm314, love the Santa Cruz area! Good luck on the Mod's to the 250. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Thank you Mike, on the confirmation of your 3.03 swap using the Econoline bell housing with the dog dish flywheel and 8 1/2 inch clutch. I think if we could find the casting number for the Econoline bell housing that could be of some help too. Thank you chero1369, those casting numbers and demention...
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Order of execution on a build
Replies: 44
Views: 1938

Re: Order of execution on a build

I have sleeved quite a few blocks over the years when working with hard to find and antique blocks. This would get you back to a standard bore again. The sleeves are not so expensive but I don't know what the labor is today to install them. I wonder what the cost would be to have a run of new 200 an...
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 choke plate loose
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Autolite 1100 choke plate loose

Dose your carb have an Automatic or Manual choke?
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 20
Views: 507

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

This post topic is being made with the collaborative help, effort, generous sharing of knowledge, and parts info of our site members, lavron, drag-200stang, Powerband, Econoline, Frozenrabbit, Xctasy, and many many others, plus info from other sources too. The Goal is that it will hopefully shed som...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

Thank you Econoline maybe I should cut some this info section out and start a new post so as to not to mess up Eighttracks post. I do think it's an important topic to try and get some accurate info on the blocks so as to help the current and future members select the right parts for their project ca...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300-6 Stock Compression Ratios
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: 300-6 Stock Compression Ratios

Fixed it for you! You can always go back and edit your posts if you want to including the topic header, by clicking on the edit tab on the right " the little pencil" good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

:rolflmao: drag-200stang no offense taken actually when I was in grade school I missed much of the second grade due to being ill. For that and maybe a few other reasons I have struggled ever since having trouble with spelling and grammar, etc. Sometimes I go back and look at some of my posts :shock:...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap questions

Bubba on 2. The last '' with'' you meant without right. I remember someone that had to drill his own small pattern dowel pin hole.,but that was probably a manufacture glitch...I also have never seen a 66 up high mount starter not a duel pattern. I have a low mount block and it has a 164 tooth flex ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Block swap questions
Replies: 33
Views: 814

Re: Block swap question

From Ryan's original thread , I feel bad for you... Something not put together right. 9'' bell on a 8-1/2 small pattern only early block. It is looking like you've got a 9" flywheel and clutch set up on a 8.5" clutch block. What's the casting number on your block? The block is the origina...
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Manual transmission identification
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Manual transmission identification

I have seen these transmissions but it's been so many years ago I am not certain, maybe they were used in the old Ford Angela's or Cortina's. Send you case numbers and pictures to the link below they are a suppler of bearings, sincro's, gaskets, etc. they may have the parts to repair yours and might...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

Yes duel points were the state of the art for a battery powered ignistion system in the 1960's up through the early to mid 1970's. And yes the duel point allowed more dwell time and togeather with a better coil a hotter spark. :cool: looks like the old 170 engine also has the 3.03 trans and bigger f...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Manual transmission identification
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Manual transmission identification

Is there an ID tag on any of the case or cover bolts? The look of it seems a bit strange for any US built ones, resembles more like its from some British Ford product. Don't know what area your in but I do have a very nice 65 Mustang 2.77 it's a floor shift type trans compleate except for the shifte...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?

Well swapping in a ready to go third member in 45 min is a excellent and with repeating of an operation your skills will get quicker. Normally I can set up a new gear set in a 9 inch in 2 to 3 hours on the bench in my well equipped shop. The intragal type rear ends like a 7 1/4, 8.8, Dana's Spicer's...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Philadelphia
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Hello from Philadelphia

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Valleri66, great story congrats on hanging on to your first car! Good luck on the restoration. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Manual transmission identification
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Manual transmission identification

Stock it would have a 2.77, but it's hard to tell from the pictures if it is or not. Dose the trans work good? :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 36
Views: 1053

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

I just want to ask a related question here, I don't mean to hijack the thread. With my 250 build project I am/was intending to install some kind of electronic ignition but I was going through the paperwork on my 170 build and I have a Mallory dual point, mechanical advance distributor in it and it ...
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Improvements To My 300 Motor
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Improvements To My 300 Motor

Well I just wanted to post all the idea's that I have thought about that can be effecting my gas mileage. My modified 300 log intake, the 1x2 carb adapter, factory Holley 2V 350 setup. #1-- My 300 log intake has been hogged out some but much. The port in the intake has been opened up to the same si...
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?

Yes it can be done, have you installed a ring and pinion set before? Good luck on the swap :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri May 31, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in a used Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Putting in a used Clutch

Howdy guys, So when i bought my 1966 engine, it came with a clutch and flywheel on it. I decided after my clutch issues i have nothing to lose at this point. So I went and swapped them on. Might i say, as opposed to the last clutch, it doesnt squeak, and the pedal moves smoothly and is softer, more...
by bubba22349
Thu May 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

Hi Michal, how are you doing on the Wagon? We're you able to find the Camshaft Spacer Ring and new Thrust plate so you can put the timing chain set back in your 200? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed May 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Problems Pt 2
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Clutch Problems Pt 2

Howdy guys, It's been a year since my clutch problems and they're back at it again. What's happened since last year: •Car has always kinda vibrated soft/moderate wherever going into gear from a stop. Ocassional perfect transition •Put 8500ish miles on the car •TO bearing always made some whirring n...
by bubba22349
Wed May 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got the motor out....
Replies: 32
Views: 761

Re: Got the motor out....

You can get a nice set of Autotec forged pistions custom made for about 550.00 To 600.00 and you get to chose your ring sizes at no extra charge. Then you could use the late 300 metric style rings for a little less rotating friction. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed May 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

As long as the current vacuum advance is working and the retard is disconnected that is all you will need for good economy. So I wouldn't change it unless it quits working. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed May 29, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wron

Yes those two kits should supply all the worn out bushing and link parts. The sway bar is very easy to remove and replace again., as long as you first disconnect the upper A Arm links with the weight of the car on the suspension. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue May 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

I meant oil pan, I dropped it to remove all rest of metal pieces. Do I actually have to remove the pan to put new seal in or is it possible to do it just dropped... ? If I have remove the pan completely, I'd prefer to remove torsion bar. Do I need special tool to put it back?, or it's just take it ...
by bubba22349
Tue May 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 1909 woes
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Holley 1909 woes

How the condistion of the throttle shaft? Dose shaft have movement sideways or up and down loose from wear of the shaft or the shaft holes in the throttle body? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Ok I think I am figuring this all out. David, if my vacuum advance is currently working...I would unplug the hose, one closest to the distributor cap, and leave it open. Then I would cap the hose, can I just remove the hose as well and cap where it is coming from? See pictures 1 and 2. Bubba, if my...
by bubba22349
Mon May 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo US200 Crossflow
Replies: 35
Views: 684

Re: Turbo US200 Crossflow

Looks like a well built engine. Yes the C3 rods are the early forged style rods they are the very best in a stock Ford 200 rod, next step up is a set of some better aftermarket rods. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon May 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 819

Re: something went wrong

:beer: congrats that's good news that everything checks out. Which seals are you talking about the oil pan gasket end seals, the front cover seal, rear main seal? Yes the oil pan should be removed to clean out any trash or debris, check the oil pump pick up screen is clean too. The one trick to remo...
by bubba22349
Mon May 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo US200 Crossflow
Replies: 35
Views: 684

Re: Turbo US200 Crossflow

To add to your choices if your current block with its rotating assembly is still in good condition you could convert it over to the big bell used on the 6 bolt 289 302 351 V8's using a block plate. One of our site members has the plans and has even made several of them. Good luck on your build :thum...
by bubba22349
Mon May 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Reassembly of My Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Reassembly of My Falcon

:beer: very nice! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon May 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum Advance 101
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Vacuum Advance 101

Sorry to double post but I went and checked some things per Bubba's suggestion: Reference the attached photos. I disconnected the blue line from the carb side and sucked. I hear a noise on the diaphragm but nothing moved inside the distributor. Next I started the car with the timing light and I dis...

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