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by bubba22349
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from Wasilla Alaska
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: hi from Wasilla Alaska

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Wayne, sounds like a fun project! Be sure to state a build thread and take lots of pictures I will be looking forward to your progress reports. Good luck on the Scout. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.

Hi Doug, yes could go into a discussion about tower alinement though it would be better if you can start a new thread on that subject. :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 33
Views: 555

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

:hmmm: thanks FTF that's quite interesting so those early engineers had it all figured out! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cooling oil in South Texas.
Replies: 33
Views: 555

Re: Cooling oil in South Texas.

In looking at the head gasket it appears as the majority of the (cooled) coolant travels to the rear of the block and up through the back of the block to the #6 combustion chamber first. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/811/41480766302_800222e2df_z_d.jpg Based on wear I'm seeing I think the front of ...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Later on you need to check your total timing and you will need to make some extra timing marks on your Dampener or timing cover at 30 to 45 degrees in about 2 degree increments. You can use a machinists 6 inch steel rule to measure from you existing timing Marks or you can use some timing tape. The...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet 170 Carb upgrade problem
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: 62 Comet 170 Carb upgrade problem

There are a severial simple ways that that bigger Autolite 200 carb can be fitted. A couple is by eigher by making a new aluminum adapter plate that is tappered from the large opening to the smaller head opening so the butterfly blade will clear without hitting. Or you could mod your existing adapte...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:beer: :wow: great job in finding those problem areas! You will for sure notice a differance once the carb's are back together correctly. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Swapping out Granada Cable for Original Pedal

Looking great! Though it looks like your missing the oil breather hose that goes into the air cleaner base? :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

The ball I think is 1/8 or 3/16 inch it will seal in the tapered hole in the bottom, the ball goes in first then the weight is on top of it. If the ball is missing then that is probally why the pump shot isn't good. Yes the ball is easily lost and also sometimes wrongly left out during a rebuild. On...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Good on Idle setting. :nod: To Test it you should be able to take off from a stop stabbing the gas without any stumbling. Yeah looks like that pump shot is really weak you probally should pick up a new accelerator pump (NAPA used to have them separate) or you could get a carb kit, spray can Barryme...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Good on Idle setting. :nod: To Test it you should be able to take off from a stop stabbing the gas without any stumbling. Yeah looks like that pump shot is really weak you probally should pick up a new accelerator pump (NAPA used to have them separate) or you could get a carb kit, spray can Barrymen...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: 215 engine

The 215's are semular to the 223 and some parts will interchange but not everything. Basically you can swap in the 215 for a 223 with a little bit of work. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:beer: excellent now your ready to set the carb idle mixture. Starting off try to bring down the engines curb idle rpm (throdle blade opening) to close to the 650 rpm range also check that the choke blade is fully open too. Now on the center carb set the idle mixture screw to its highest RPM then tu...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Hi, the videos of RPM worked here. Work on the points and take a video of the meter, set on dwell, and raise the RPMS so you can see what the dwell meter does. Hopefully the dwell will hold steady. Old distributors have oil cups for lubrication, I wonder if your Mallory does. Good luck O.K. so here...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Can't help showing off the new Offy 2x1 setup

223's are great engines :beer: :thumbup: :nod: excellent the Offy 2 X 1V intake is a proven performer! As far as the linkage Offy intakes and linkage are still available new so sould be easy to find. As far as ignistion system if you can't find the Mallory Duel point, you might also consider swappin...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

These are thefirst two videos from your other post before, I seen them and they used to work for me but now they don't. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hx9uMHOw_rZOxy1RgXxSBBfYlcmWnuOS/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iCUtnjzOgkvAkf5eLI5n5yzXULIDEUOU/view?usp=sharing Second pair of...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: OCD and block assembly

Next question, my cam is installed with spacer, dowel pin and thrust plate in correct orientation. Before putting the timing chainset on I notice the cam can move in/out as much as about .144". Is this normal? Does the timing gear work with the thrust plate to keep this all in check when runni...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pseudo balancing a stock bottom end
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Pseudo balancing a stock bottom end

Say fellas, with an entirely stock bottom end, with pistons and con rods assembled, I'm looking at a delta from 180g to 190g across the six. I've no plans to separate these parts for this build and the crank was not balanced. My question, is it worth me removing material to narrow down the delta? T...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Had a little time to play around today. Got a video of it showing the tach at 600 and the dwell setting - about 27. Got another video of it at 800 and then the dwell - about 34. Not sure why there's that big of a difference, but I haven't measure the points yet. I have both outer carbs disconnected...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A new Canuck eh!
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: A new Canuck eh!

Welcome to the Ford Six forums jgregg13, home of a wealth of info and most knownageable people on the great 240, 300, 4.9 big Ford engines. Be sure to check out our Turbo forum (see below link) where there's lots of info on build ups from mild to wild. Good luck on your pickup :thumbup: :nod: Turbo,...
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

These were taken a couple days ago before I realized the carb linkage was hanging up. Probably more like 1000 rpm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hx9uMHOw_rZOxy1RgXxSBBfYlcmWnuOS/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iCUtnjzOgkvAkf5eLI5n5yzXULIDEUOU/view?usp=sharing Hopefully these li...
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers
Replies: 38
Views: 3580

Re: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers

Thrust plate groves needs to be facing out (as in above picture post #7) this is so it can oil the cam timing gear thrust! Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:beer: sounds great and is quite smooth! X2 now if you can get it idling down smooth at 600 RPM. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 on early 170
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Weber 32/36 on early 170

I am not rebuilding the engine as there is no need currently. It was done about a year ago. Yes the LoadOMatic distributor is the main issue here. I wouldn't mind converting to an HEI or Duraspark II ignition but from what I've read there is issues with the small hole in the early blocks. If I'm go...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Thegrayghost, that is excellent news 680 RPM is at least close to the ball park and you can work from there. Still work at doing the first steps of plug gap, the correct dwell, and base timing before working on the carb settings. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: OCD and block assembly

Yep it's actually hard to drive them in very far, good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Winter tune questions?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Winter tune questions?

If you going to do a change of your coolant and since the car sat unused for 18 years you should do a good flush of the whole cooling system first thing. Then open it up and replace the T Stat and use that 195 T State since you already have it. X3-4 I agree that the oil you have should be fine for u...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: OCD and block assembly

Don't know the exact amount but don't think it was very much maybe about 1/4 to 3/8 inch usally you can see how much it was in by the referance line on the old tube. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36 on early 170
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Weber 32/36 on early 170

There is also severial other options for these early engines. There is an electronic Distributor available from places like Australia that will fit in your block plus Swap in the later oil pump. If you are rebuilding the engine you can have the block hole opened up with a reamer for the 5/16 inch dr...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Diary of a Rat 300
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Diary of a Rat 300

As far as transmissions the NP435 4 speed is a solid chooice also the T-19. In a 5 speed the MOD found in the 1990's F150's would work for such a light truck or the super heavy duty ZF (but ZF is likely too big to fit into a small Ranger chassis), the down side to both is that they have Hydrolic clu...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Upper A-arm Ball Joints
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Upper A-arm Ball Joints

Can anyone quote the specs for the bolts that hold the upper ball joint on? The shop manual....I can't find it. Says to look in "Part 3-6, Spec." I can't find it. Also, whats the difference between the power steering idle arm and a manual steering idle arm? Looks like the "PS" a...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 85 F250 axle swap
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: 85 F250 axle swap

Look for a F350 axle like a Dana 60 or 70 for an almost bolt swap. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling engine
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Pulling engine

When I saw the title of this topic: “Pulling Engine”, I thought “cool, someone is building a 300 for a pulling truck or tractor” . Is anyone doing that? Yes there are several Ford 300's being built for pulling and mud use! See below link for an ongoing pulling tractor build. Good luck :thumbup: :no...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Plugs look real good except for that first one (if that is the #1 then) might be a sign to check out the front carb's condition like its float level ect. Did you happen to do a compression test on your engine yet? Also if you could do a video of the engine running this could be helpful in the diagno...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Meat
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: New Meat

Hi bucktooth welcome to the Ford Six forums, sounds like you have a nice truck collection. On the 1964 a 300 swap should be fairly easy if you can round up some 1965 240 / 300 engine mounts it will be a bolt in. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 63 Falcon Futura from North Carolina
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: 63 Falcon Futura from North Carolina

Hi Nic welcome to the Ford Six forums, congrats on the 1963 Falcon Futura. I resently spotted a 63 4 door too it's needing a lot of work though. Good luck on the Falcon :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy from East Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: New Guy from East Tennessee

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums Alan, glad you found us always room for another Ford racer! Be sure to check out the Vintage Ford Six forum for info and answers to that 215 six. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

X2 those Heathkit's where a very good quality in their day, I wonder if it might have a battery inside. Do you happen to have the instruction Manual for the meter? Unless you were using a tach / dewell meter as in a professional setting (full time mechanic or tune up shop) it's unlikely it could eve...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:hmmm: Wow that idle RPM is way too high if you can't get this down you might need to disconnect the two end carb's or block them off. Start working on your tune up specs by first getting the gap of your spark plugs to .034, then it's important to set the point dwell correctly so that each one is to...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from California
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: New from California

Welcome to the Ford Six forums 47tudorg6, congrats on finding that 1947 Tudor! Start by checking out the Vintage Ford Six forum there is quite a lot of info on the G motors (see below link). Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

viewforum.php?f=18
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 25
Views: 1645

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

:hmmm: Some pictures would be helpful in this. I haven't done specifically a transfer case or know of anyone that changed the transfer case angle my best best guess is you would need to rebuild its mounting location height to be able to drop it so as to change its operating angle. I will usually sta...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission for a Big Bell 200
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Transmission for a Big Bell 200

Yes Ford want to the larger bell housings back then (about mid to late 1965), to work with the new 3.03 Trans and its better larger 9 inch clutch. This was also why about mid 1962 the Falcon / Comet bodies started getting the bigger driveline tunnels in perpetration for the larger transmissions as w...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 25
Views: 1645

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

For best u joint life and vibration control you would want 3 degrees or less. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Newbie from Australia

Welcome to the Ford Six forums dhs1985, that's one great looking Ute :beer: Congrats on keeping it all those years too. Good luck on your further adventures with the Turbo build up, :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Yeah I am not talking about shuting down or blocking off the end carb's the idle gets tuned on all of them togeather. Being old school I just use a tach / dewel meter for this tuning. But before any type of tuning you would do be it with a sync. tool or any other method you first need to get the thr...
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

So I got a little bit more info to share. I started out to check the rpm's and dwell and compare them to bubba22349 numbers. Once I hooked up the tach I notices I was around 1100 at idle. When I went to turn it down I backed all three idle screw stops out and I couldn't get it to drop below 1000. T...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: 62 Comet update

A little update: Got the Pertronix I installed with new coil and ran a wire from ignition switch to coil (12v) Started right up BUT..... Then I loosened the Dizzy to try and get the timing dailed in (probably too much) cause when I turning the Dizzy the damn cap popped off and cracked while the eng...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: 62 Comet update

Yes the T code on the road tube boss indicates a 170 engine, and appears to have a LOM system and the correct parts. On engine colors yes the blue paint isn't original for a 1962 Mercury car but sadly its quite common during a rebuild. Many people don't realize that the earlier Ford and Mercury engi...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: 62 Comet update

If your engine is still orginal and stock the Distribitor and Carberator should be matched to each other they were a LOM (Load O Matic) type system (see below for more info). Some pictures of the engine, carb, and Distribitor would be of help IDing all those parts. Having a mismatched carb and Distr...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1142

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

For a 6 cylinder Mallory Duel point Distribitor the basic gap setting for each point is .028. The dwell setting for each point is 29 degrees, combined dwell of both points is 34 to 37 degrees. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

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