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by bubba22349
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1965 Ford 200 engine rebuilt but if line terribly rough
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 1965 Ford 200 engine rebuilt but if line terribly rough

X3, From your description it sounds like your dealing with a carb issue. You didn’t mention if you just reused the old distributor and carb as they were, but that’s my best guess that the carb was the likely cause of the original problem. Check the carbs throttle shaft for excess wear / slop X 2 on ...
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome to the Ford Six forum best on the web! The 223's are a faveriote of mine and they have lots of potential. Good luck on your Fairlane :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 engine update
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: 144 engine update

X2 Yes not having the stock ignistion switch hooked up to the stock wiring harness is most likely why the Generator and other parts of the cars electrical system aren't working. X2 Yes the quality of many of the so called bargin auto parts soliods is suspect :shock: Yes but, those early 144, 170, an...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey everybody!
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Hey everybody!

Welcome to the best Ford Six site Jim, good luck on that 200 build up in your Ranchero! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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

Bill, will be interested to heard how you like the roller idler and how it handles. :thumbup: One of my faveriote Mustangs I bought years ago was a 66 Fastback was a good looking car but it sure didn't handle at all. Turns out it had been in a front end wreck and all they did was replace all the obv...
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 engine performance upgrades
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: 223 engine performance upgrades

The ARP Rod, Main, and Head bolts are available for the 223, so probally the Head studs are available too. You can see the ARP Head bolts in the below link of the 223 Performace build. Best bet is to contact ARP direct on what the part number is for studs that you would want. Good luck on your 223 b...
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Fordsix Performance website has been Hacked.
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Fordsix Performance website has been Hacked.

HI David, :hmmm: yes that is quite sad that anyone would be so evil / devious as to attack, destroy, and hijack the site for you and your brothers work. :bang: take care :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Minimum piston/head clearance (quench)
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Minimum piston/head clearance (quench)

Bearing clearances are determined by the engines intended use. Ie Street driver, Full Race track car, or a combo of those two. Cometic might make you a custom head gasket I don’t have any idea as to the cost. You also used to be able to get Copper head gaskets made. One last thing if you happen to f...
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: New dual exhaust headers: choke heat riser tube?

:shock: yes if you want the choke to work as it was designed too, then the choke stove needs to be open so as to draw warm air into the choke housing! Plus that very small vaccum leak is needed to be able to do this. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 100k 4.9 freshen up advice please.
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: 100k 4.9 freshen up advice please.

For one thing you should forget using the stock cast pistons. At least use a set of the late 1995 to 97 Hyper. If you are rebuilding the rods use some ARP bolts there too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hesitates when giving it the gas
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Hesitates when giving it the gas

Check out the carb video's below, on accelerator pump and bench settings for that info. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Complete set of Autolite 1100 Carb rebuild, adjustments, and the carb trouble shooting, videos Autolite 1100 Carb Teardown https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eAirfexkMVY Carb Rebuild of the F...
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Minimum piston/head clearance (quench)
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Minimum piston/head clearance (quench)

Commonly available head gaskets are in a .044 or .050 thickness, to go with less would require a custom made head gasket when your staying with a zero decked block. A .035 to maybe .030 is about the practical minimum Qunech. Besides a custom head gasket one other way is going with a positive piston ...
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome to the best Ford Six site for info and knowledgeable people on the 240 / 300 big six'es. Good luck on your 83 F150 pickup. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hesitates when giving it the gas
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Hesitates when giving it the gas

Quote "Oh...and this is my wife's car...and she won't drive it unless it's trouble free." :hmmm: I think first off if can you post some pictures of your engines Parts like the Carb, Distribitor, vacuum lines etc. This will help variafy that you have all the right combo of parts that a 1968...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts

X2 Since the engine has the one odd ball push rod and the extra lifter parts more than likely in the engines past, a lifter failed and took out that one push rod too. Also it was quite common for Ford to use the adjustable rocker assembly’s along with hydraulic lifters on those early engines like a ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts

One of the better ways to remove the lifters is with a Hydrolic lifter removal tool, see below link for an example of what they look like. Well normally the push rods should all match, but if one got damaged in the past and was replaced that would explain the difference. Is it ideal for a performanc...
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Just finished taking head off 170 and, surprise extra parts

Well looks like one of your Hydrolic lifters has come apart! :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member with a 1962 Mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: New member with a 1962 Mercury

A big welcome to the Ford Six forum, post some pictures of your Comet when you can. Good luck on the swap :thumbup: :hmmm:
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: slo growth 170/D20/3.03 to 250/D20/NV3550
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: slo growth 170/D20/3.03 to 250/D20/NV3550

Do you have any pictures of the mounts set them next to each other. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to the best Ford Six forum Brodster1970 and :beer: congrats to hanging on to your 1970 Mustang over the years. The 250's have lots of potential, good luck on your mods. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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

I think it's going to be to much Caster for street use. I would do from 0, 1, up to 2 degrees max, small six cars don't have much front end weight so it's not really needed. Though Lots of Caster does does tend to return the steering back to center at speed, but it also makes the steering effort har...
by bubba22349
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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

Bill are you setting it up for the track? :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Hi

Welcome to the best Ford Six forum on the net, and :beer: congrats on getting Great Grandfathers F100. Good luck and post some pictures of it when you can. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Ball bearing idler arm on a manual steering vehicle.
Replies: 7
Views: 154

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

HI Bill, I have used the ball bearing idler arms on many of the bigger Ford cars (non power steering type) like a 1958 Ranchero. I can vouch that the steering effort is reduced using one over that of the rubber bushing type. I would always use them on my own personal rides. They were also adjustable...
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 31
Views: 1540

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

:beer: Those are a good looking set of Headers and Intake! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two dumb questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Two dumb questions...

Hook a extra ground wire on the gauge sender base as a test to see if it works again. :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.

All I have is the engine that came with the car so that is what i have to work with and modify. I have tried to goto http://www.falcon6handbook.com but it takes me to a french web site that sells furniture. what other web sites are good for the 170 engine rebuild and modifying? This site that you j...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 626

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

bubba22349 -- Thanks for the part numbers, I will check my local NAPA store to see if they have both the male and female. As I do not have a 240 OEM log intake manifold to look at can you tell me if the 1v carb to intake is a 2 or 4 bolt setup? Transdapt has both. Hi Old28racer, you won't need the ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two dumb questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Two dumb questions...

1. What kind of gauge electric or mechacnical?

2. Yes for sure the rear main seal is different then the pan gasket set.

Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 626

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

pmuller9 -- Thanks for the horse shoe connecter information. I looked at their site and they did not state if they carry both male & female ends and I was unable to find any 4 prong connectors listed. Will call and check. OK guys if I do make a modification to the 240 OEM log intake manifold an...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Performance 200 engine update
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Performance 200 engine update

#4 rod cap could be on backwards...Numbers should be on same side, with the tang cutout for the bearings for the cap and rod on same side..Maybe it was resized that way.. I think bubba could help, he is knowable about this stuff.. Yes that does look odd! And what does the other side of the rod look...
by bubba22349
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump

To be more accurate we would need to know what amount of power or fuel requirements you are going to need for you build up there are numerous different pumps. Knowing the pounds per hour or gallons per hour your engine will require will help. But just as an example of one (see the below link) it is ...
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Hello all

Welcome to the best site for info and knowledgeable people on these 240 / 300 big Ford six'es. Good luck on your engine swap :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Central PA
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Hello from South Central PA

Welcome to the Ford Six group and best of luck on your new 1995 4 X 4 accusation. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gas Tank Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Gas Tank Issues

On the fuel gauge unit if it works when outside but not after it’s installed, then you probably don’t have a good ground on the fuel tank to chassis. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 626

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

X2 DSII is a better system and parts are easy to find everywhere. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Stumped on a charging issue..
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Stumped on a charging issue..

Hi 62Cometman, yeah I don't find it rude at all, just a differance of OPIN. I was trained (1967 - 69) and have both A & E aircraft mechanic ratings. During my training on Airframes there was a lot of electrical theory, this is when I was taught that each lead acid battery cell is 2.3 volts. No m...
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: 62 Ford Falcon Ranchero 170 CID rebuild.

Welcome to the Ford Six site Dragonscloak, the 62 Ranchero looks like a solid car, good luck on the restoration. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I'm new here.
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Hello, I'm new here.

A big welcome to Ford Six site home of the largest info collection on sixes and knowledgeable people. Good luck on the Grumman P350 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Stumped on a charging issue..
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Stumped on a charging issue..

13 volts would be a charging battery. Full charged a battery should be about 12.6-12.7 since they have 6 cells and each cell produces 2.1 volts, over charging the battery doesnt do anything to help with the charging system, i would be doing exactly what you are doing fletcher and go through the wir...
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 173
Views: 8455

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Those numbers resemble the casting date code that usually tell the exact date the casting was made at the Ford foundry I haven’t seen the x though. Check the rest of the casting of your 240 head for the date code to see if there is much of a difference. It will look like 3 or 4 numbers and a letter ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Stumped on a charging issue..
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Stumped on a charging issue..

If you have a battery charger like a trickle type see if you can get the battery up in voltage in the 13.4 to 13.8 range. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu May 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Stumped on a charging issue..
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Stumped on a charging issue..

What voltage does the battery read at the posts with the cables off? :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu May 31, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Correct Hydraulic Lifters for 144
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Correct Hydraulic Lifters for 144

:shock: X2 yes it’s a fact that the adjustable rocker assembly’s were used on the first Falcon and Comet engines when Ford switched over to hydraulic lifters. Ford had the empty bin policy so that the older parts were used until they were gone. This policy was instituted by Ford Motor Company early ...
by bubba22349
Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine identification
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Engine identification

Your engine blocks design numbers C9AE-6015-B decode as this C is the decade and = 1960 9 is the year added together = 1969 A is for the Ford model line the part was design for = a Ford car (the full size) E is for the Enginering department that designed it = Engine 6015 is the Ford part number that...
by bubba22349
Wed May 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here and to Ford inlines!
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: New here and to Ford inlines!

:beer: Congrats on getting the 70 F100 and welcome to the best resource of info and knowledgeable people on the 240 / 300 Ford Sixes. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue May 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 to 170 easy?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: 144 to 170 easy?

Yeah the 200’s will still rev very good too, though not like a 144. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue May 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 to 170 easy?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: 144 to 170 easy?

:hmmm: We went through a lot of these early 4 main combos a month or two back :shock: you could reread some of your old posts for a little refresh. 200 crank stroker combo here https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78197 As far as making a 170 yes it's easy all you will need the compleate 170 ...
by bubba22349
Tue May 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Overdrive Transmissions
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Overdrive Transmissions

I have a 1962 Ford Falcon that I'm restoring and I'm about to drop the engine and the transmission in. The car is manual three-on-the-tree. It would have originally come with a Ford 2.77 transmission but I'm putting a Borg Warner T86E in as this was another transmission that would've been used. Wha...
by bubba22349
Tue May 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch pedal / Pressure plate issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Clutch pedal / Pressure plate issue?

:thumbup: Ok the pressure plate looks like the right type to what I remember. One other thing that can effect the pedal effort do you still have the clutch pedal return spring under the dash? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

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