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by bubba22349
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

:beer: yeah that's ok, I do also see that the rear floor looks a bit on the thin side compared to the other floors. Are you going to cut it out replace it with new pan? Good luck falconcritter. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: New to forum

Welcome to the Ford Six Site dawhite64, sounds like a fun build for your 64 Fairlane. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

For the Crankshaft Dampner / Pulley there is a company that rebuilds them "The Damper Doctor" (see below link). Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

https://www.damperdoctor.com
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

I have a question? I talked to the guy in the machine shop and he said that as long as there are no cracks in the block or the heads,he can bore out the cylinders to what ever is needed,resurface the heads and replace valve seals,install cam bearings for me at a price of $475.00.Is this is a good p...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

Nice job on rebuilding the heater box! From your all the vintage items you found looks like it’s never been taken apart over all these years too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Some places I used to find rarer or obsolete parts were old established Ford dealers (they sometimes have NOS parts still setting on their shelves) and Antque Ford parts dealers they often would buy up the old dealer stock. Something that would be of help in your search would be to find out the Ford...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Also, sometimes the search function is hard to use, to many results and to many off topic responses. Its difficult to sort through hundreds or thousands of replies looking for that tidbit of information you seek. Sometimes google is easier and faster. Sometimes its easier and faster to just ask the...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 145
Views: 2865

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Thegreyghost, have you done any more work on your Mustang? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Creechn32, have you made any progress on your 170? :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

You are very welcome! I forgot one though the Arining / Shelby UCA drop is another mod that is well worth the effort to gain better handling especially if your rebuilding the front suspension, but even if your not its a great mod (see below link for details). There are a site or two online that have...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First project truck
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: First project truck

Welcome to the Ford Six forums home of the largest amount of info and the most knowageable people on the Ford Big Six 240, 300 / 4.9 engines. Congrats on getting your 1974 F100 it's a great truck for your son to learn skills on! Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

1960 to 1970 Ford, Mustang, & Murcury Alignment settings with or without the Arning / Shelby drop. 1. It is very important that you have no more than .25 degrees of difference from passenger to drivers side. 2 A. For a light weight small six car 144 to 200 engines 1.0 to 2.0 degrees of castor bu...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

:shock: I only hear the cricket's now! :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Good evening all, It's me again. I have the 250 swapped '66 mustang, but the motor mounts are for a 200. I know the 250 mounts for a 69/70 mustang are virtually impossible to find, but will '70 Maverick motor mounts work for my application? The mounting holes to the frame look similar, if not ident...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern

Yeah that's a no then, many of the early Mavericks 1969 1/2 to 70 and maybe even 1971 that had a 170 or 200 six engines used the 7 1/4 inch with a bolt on rear cover like the Falcons and Mustangs. You will for sure need to find one that came with a bigger 250 six 1972 to maybe up to 1974 for the 4 l...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

:bang: Wow yes that's a fairly a deep grove, it's also pretty strange for a rebuilt low mile engine! What is that block bored out to now? You could have a sleeve put in that cylinder then you could reuse all your pistons. Did you see any rust lines in any of the cylinder bores? If you did see that i...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hello, I am starting to think about my front and rear suspension and I want to make sure everything is in good working order and just understand it better. Currently, my steering wheel is not straight when I am driving straight. Not sure if the alignment is out of whack or if the steering wheel is ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

Here are a couple 250 builds of site members that might be of interest for you. This first one is the link to Lavron's budget 250 a mild build up (for his Comet) he's using the E6 5.99 rods with off the self pistons these conecting rods are .110 longer than the stock 250 rods at 5.88 so they go a lo...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaky freeze plug
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: leaky freeze plug

There are rubber type compression freeze plugs. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Big Six
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: New to the Big Six

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums 68flarside240, congrats on getting the 1968 F100 they are great trucks and so easy to work on! Good luck on the rebuild :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: a red diamond in a pick up
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Looks like a fun project I used to maintain a Black Diamond for many years. An other big six I take care of and also operated was a 1957 Diamond T Reo it had a huge 590 cu. In. Hall Scott inline six on Propane, it was very powerful more torque than many newer Diesel engines. Good luck on your big Re...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

My apologies is I came across with an attitude. I do appreciate the knowledge y'all have shared with me. As I do not own a dwell meter or vacuum test gauge I was curious if y'all would have a suggestion to quality tools to invest in or particular ones to stay away from? OK It's all good, we all nee...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 25
Views: 1001

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

:nod: your welcome pmuller9, I also think it will be great to have all this info in one place!
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: How to inspect lifters?

No I would say that the theory of the bad "metering disk" isn't very likely. Because of when you tested them and it took you some good effort to recollapse the lifters piston. Are you sure we're talking about the same thing? The check valve that keeps the lifter from collapsing is at the ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 302 GMC Need some knowlage
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: 302 GMC Need some knowlage

Thank you! The stock Jimmys I remember seeing were in farm grain trucks and the Hot Rodded versions were in a Roadsters or Coupes on the street and at drags, plus seen some pictures of salt flats racers that used them too. That sounds like a great idea on the early 50's Chevy or GMC pickup for your ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Yes in that case if it's been overheated I would for sure pull the top end apart. Check the heads throughly early years of 302's usually don't crack to easily (1968 to later 1970's but some of later model 302 / 5.0's can. If they check out good condistion have them surfaced, plus a valve job, and in...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern

8.8 from an 87 thunderbird turbo coupe or 86 and newer v8 mustangs would be good to look into. Thanks I’ll have to look into them because I really wanting to keep the 4 lugs but not have the rear end explode the first time I get on it 8.8 is a real good axle however the their 4 lug wheels use a dif...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 145
Views: 2865

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:hmmm: so did you work on your Mustang or make any more progress on it? :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane
Replies: 32
Views: 7600

Re: Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:And please, won't somebody edit "duel plane" into "dual plane"?


Ok FTF I edited it to read Low Performance Offenhauser Dual Plane for you. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I6 Newb
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: I6 Newb

Welcome to the Ford Six forums 9Manchu, that 67 Mustang looks like a great foundation and your plan on building the six with a T5 is also very good. Matt at V.I. is a great guy and yes it's tuff to run a small business and manage your time. Good luck on the 67 Mustang :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 302 GMC Need some knowlage
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: 302 GMC Need some knowlage

Hi Guys, back after many years. Plan to make this a habit again... got a pile of GMC Inline 6 parts. Very nice, low mile 302 short block. 270 Cylinder Head ?... After looking at the Crank, Bearings, Pistons, and running a quick hone on the Cylinders. I would guess it could have less than 40 k miles...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Yes I have read all your posts and I have addressed your question on the timing being one tooth off and how to check for a worn timing chain and gear set in the #17 post above. Yes I had also seen that you did many of the things listed in post # 18 yet not everthing was stated or even yet such as a ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 25
Views: 1001

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

I made this post a Sticky! Plus there is a lot more info in the General Tech : read only, section for big six'es (see the link below). :thumbup: :nod:

viewforum.php?f=102
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Hello from Mexico

Welcome Luis to the Ford Six forums, that's a great gift to your wife! Good luck on your plans for the Mustang Convertable. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Bubba, on my ford 302 engine, the oil is milky. I thought it might be a bad PCV valve so I changed it and also did an oil change. After the oil change,I went ahead and ran the wagon for about 20 minutes and than shut the engine off. I checked the oil and it was really milky again. so it seems like ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Bubba, on my ford 302 engine, the oil is milky. I thought it might be a bad PCV valve so I changed it and also did an oil change. After the oil change,I went ahead and ran the wagon for about 20 minutes and than shut the engine off. I checked the oil and it was really milky again. so it seems like ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

The trouble with building a 250 is the amount of Quench or pistions being so far down the hole (from .123 to .150 down the bore depending on year). Stock these 250’s can be at 8.0 to 8.5 to 1 C. R. with a few real early 250's (1969-71) maybe a little bit more. Hope you did or can take some measureme...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 34
Views: 2025

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

What drive shaft angle did you end up with? :nod: 8.5 degree working angle Bubba the more I think about your question the more I realize what a sarcastic ars you are. What ???? :nod: :nod: :nod: If you are half as smart as you think you are you would know what the angle is.. From my previous post.....
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: 144 3/4 throttle flat spot

Hey everyone. Hope all is well for you all. I got my bird running pretty well over winter but for some reason even with the 180 thermostat it won’t warm up at all always at the C mark on temp gauge and it has a noticeable hesitation around 3/4 throttle after a second it’ll go away is this normal. A...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Sorry bubba,I did not mean to put you on the spot by asking questions on a V8 motor when this forum is for inline 6 cylinder engines. I am going to see if I can find a service manual for this 302 engine so that I can get the info that I need in replacing the head gaskets. Thanks anyway. That's ok, ...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Just joined

Yes 1996 was the last of the 4.9 / 300 sixes in the F150's they were also still a few in the F&E series 250 and 350 Super Dutys in 1997 too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 34
Views: 2025

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

:shock: just :wow: Ok then it's your party so have it your way.
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Have you done a compression test of your engine yet? If so what were the results. Here is info on how the LOM distribitor works too. https://fordsix.com/ci/Loadomatic.html Here are the Stock 1963 170 Tune up specs Distribitor rotates CW firing order is 153624 Autolite BF-82 plugs gaped at .034. Basi...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

When you say 30* are you meaning for initial advance? Cause that is ridiculous! Factory spec is 6-8 mine is set to 14 cause thats where it ran best at idle. If you are putting in almost double that then im willing to bet your timing set is off or your balancer has slipped. Also the LOM units do not...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 452

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

:shock: :wow: sounds like quite a lot to me plus thinking about it a little more I don't really see it taking 30 hours of work either! How much is the charge for a three angle valve job with back cut and surfacing? Edited
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new to forum.
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: new to forum.

Welcome to the Ford Six forums jroach, glad you found the site. Best of luck on the rebuild :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 145
Views: 2865

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Ok great job! You have now confirmed that you have the stock stall speed torque convertor, this is not a good match with most Performace cams (to tight) even though you have a 3:50 rear gear. A 2100 to 2300 stall performance built T. C. would be much better You also confirmed that you have a stock 1...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 34
Views: 2025

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

TeamNeptune wrote:The new drive shaft went in today and the vibration is still there . I am planning on setting the back up with jack stands and a center jack and run it up to speed to try and locate the cause.


What drive shaft angle did you end up with? :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Next step for more HP?
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Next step for more HP?

Here's what happened to my 85 engine, shortly after hopping it up. block never opened since my grandfather bought it factory. Had about 60k miles when I pulled it out. Never pulled the pistons but it had low compression on this cylinder and one more. I don't think stock pistons and rings are up to ...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

:beer: congrats on your success doing that rear main seal! :thumbup: Yes have also worked on the SBF 302's lots of them and many other Ford engines from 1928 to around 1996, but not so much after that. :nod:

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