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by Fordman75
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 53-64 F100 240/300 motor mount crossmember
Replies: 24
Views: 7145

Re: 53-64 F100 240/300 motor mount crossmember

But back to the OP reason for this post, would it be just as easy to use the front mounts from a 4x4 of 1965 or school bus style mounts to install a 240/300 in a pre 1965 pickup? Just throwing that out there as an option possible? I suppose you would need the early deep bellhousing with ears to go ...
by Fordman75
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1969 Ford Industrial 240 valve seals
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: 1969 Ford Industrial 240 valve seals

The umbrella seal goes on the valve ( cup down ) before the spring or retainer goes on. The umbrella seal goes over the valve guide boss not the spring retainer.
by Fordman75
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 53-64 F100 240/300 motor mount crossmember
Replies: 24
Views: 7145

Re: 53-64 F100 240/300 motor mount crossmember

For all of the folks reposting the rumor that FE V8 motor mount perches are the same beware... Yes they have the same width at the mount pad stud when bolted in the truck, BUT NO they are NOT the same parts moved forward! They look very similar but if you were to move big block V8 mounts forward se...
by Fordman75
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

I wouldn't touch the knock offs with a 10 foot pole. :lol: The knock offs are usually just different enough to where the jets and other tuning parts from the originals won't interchange with them. Makes tuning more difficult. Just because a new part is cheap does not mean it's good. For me I'll stic...
by Fordman75
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

With a stock intake I don't think you need more then the 1.08. But either will work with some tuning.
by Fordman75
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

2 bolt.
by Fordman75
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Carbon Sludge in Intake Port @ Fuel Injector

I'm with FTF on this, the best bet is to remove the parts and clean them out. And what I have the best luck with for removing carbon when cleaning parts is some fresh ATF. It might seem counter productive to use a oil to clean parts, but it seems to work for me. It must be the high detergent content...
by Fordman75
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

Distributor from 78-81 ( pick a year and anything 300 powered for a model, like F150 )
Distributor cap spacer
cap/rotor and correct plug wires
Ignition module with blue strain relief
coil ( if you can find a replacement horse shoe connector also get that too ) .
by Fordman75
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine identification
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Engine identification

You can't go off just the block #'s alone. I've seen a few 300's that had 240 blocks. So you have to compile all the info together from everything to confirm it's a 240 or 300. To know 100% for sure what engine you have you'll have to measure the stroke. 3.18" = 240 3.98" = 300. Or drop th...
by Fordman75
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

The DSII is my favorite set up. Here's a picture that shows everything except the coil with the horse shoe connector. https://s19.postimg.cc/mmwd1kltf/IMG_1497.jpg_original.jpg That wiring harness is a mess of wires. It makes it look a whole lot more complicated then it actually is. here's a diagram...
by Fordman75
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Race engine thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1528

Re: Race engine thread

The rods should have oil squirters. Just guessing but I would say they are probably C8AE rods. I believe the block was cast on August 23, 1969. The engine is a 1970 model year engine.
by Fordman75
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: F150 with stock 240 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 625

Re: F150 with stock 240 Question

Yes they will help. But the carb & adapter to the stock intake will be a much smaller improvement. When compared to a aftermarket intake with the same 2V carb. But it is still better then the stock 1V carb. If you can also take a die grinder and open up the intake and the adapter throat some tha...
by Fordman75
Wed May 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 82
Views: 2514

Re: Tri Power Again

you guys have any recommendations on an afr gauge? Is there any reason st spend a bunch of money? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N3VGPYS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527044327&sr=8-1&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=wideband+gauge&dpPl=1...
by Fordman75
Mon May 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 82
Views: 2514

Re: Tri Power Again

Any concerns about your carb mounting flanges being too thin and warping? It's hard to tell how thick they are just from the video. But if they warp you might be fighting vacuum leaks. On mine for my 2V carb mounting flanges, I'm going with a 1/2" plate and those are sitting flat on top of a pi...
by Fordman75
Wed May 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tri Power Again
Replies: 82
Views: 2514

Re: Tri Power Again

During my YouTube search I stumbled onto this. I'm not making fun of this kid everybody learns by thier mistakes. and when I was a kid I had to make some real junk run. but check out this 4v intake. and I have to ask, would it work? https://youtu.be/-DFMP5wa23A I'd be more worried about him ditchin...
by Fordman75
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

The red circle is your ported vacuum. The other one is fresh/filtered air intake for the heated choke set up.

Run the PCV valve to the intake manifold vacuum port not the carb.
by Fordman75
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 84' with a dui, no spark, cam/crankshaft sensor, we have one or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: 84' with a dui, no spark, cam/crankshaft sensor, we have one or not?

No crank or cam sensors on these dinosaurs. These are tractor engines not some new fancy engine. :D Maybe your Ford is just rejecting that gm designed ignition system. :wink: Which distributor do you have? Is it the GM style with the coil on top of the distributor cap? Or the Ford Duraspark style? J...
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 240 Head Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Ford 240 Head Pictures

I never go off just one of the items. I always check them all to confirm it is what it's suppose to be. I like to use a small wire brush to clean off the area the casting # is in. And use a small mirror to check it before I pull a head . Then pull the valve cover and check for that "A". Th...
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 240 Head Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Ford 240 Head Pictures

And if you need help determining if it's a 240 head. The 240 head will have a large "A" cast in the head under the valve cover area of the head. https://s19.postimg.org/ene1r44zn/3-8-2016_147.jpg The 300 will have a large "T". https://s19.postimg.org/4dbmrvujn/3-8-2016_146.jpg An...
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

JR --- I thought 240 head were only used from 1964 - 1967 and they were 68cc kidney shape chamber. 1968 - 1987 were 300 79cc head with a mod D shape chamber. 1988 - 1997 were 300 EFI 69cc head with a fast burn chamber. thanks 64-67 is the age for the early connecting rods on the 240/300's. 240 head...
by Fordman75
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 173
Views: 8408

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

I don't know but it kind of looks like another chopped up ls head. I hope not, I won't run LS heads.
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing sets
Replies: 48
Views: 1885

Re: Timing sets

There are still a lot of the desirable Cloyes multi keyway timing sets sitting in parts distributors inventory such as Jegs and Summit, and even eBay. So there is plenty of supply to provide enough to fulfill the few builds that are actually being done for quite a while. Not Summit's. They are list...
by Fordman75
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Testing the waters, potential for new cast aluminum valve cover.

If I buy an aftermarket valve cover I want a nice classic looking finned aluminum valve cover. I personally prefer no logo on it. Just a nice clean finned aluminum cover. CNC-Dude I appreciate the work you have put into & are putting into your valve covers. But I just don't care for the look of ...
by Fordman75
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 with flat top pistons??
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: 240 with flat top pistons??

So what part of the world are you located? The intake and flywheel are easy to ship. The block, head etc. gets pretty spendy. So a location may help you find a local buyer. :thumbup:
by Fordman75
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 with flat top pistons??
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: 240 with flat top pistons??

So what's the plans for the 240?
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 with flat top pistons??
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: 240 with flat top pistons??

He has to check which rods he has. He mentioned the valve cover had a 72 date on it. So he needs to check the date of the engine itself. If it has the later rods then the 302 pistons are a no go, without bushing the rods.
by Fordman75
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 with flat top pistons??
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: 240 with flat top pistons??

I say throw a V8 in it and send the 240 to me! :D Just kidding. :wink: The 240/300 are awesome engines that have a lot of potential. But if you are a V8 guy, you'll probably never be happy with the 6 cylinder. What to do with the engine really depends on what you want out of this. You said it's goin...
by Fordman75
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 173
Views: 8408

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

The only reasonably available performance intake manifold for the "U" head is the Offenhauser single 4 bbl "C" manifold. What other intake manifold types would everyone like to see made available for both the "U" head and the crossflow head? Dual and triple carb intake...
by Fordman75
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 or 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: 240 or 300

Look for the block casting number. Example: C5AE = 240. C5TE = 300 hope this helps. That works on the heads. But on the blocks you can't go strictly off that. I have seen a few 300's with the "AE" block. Since the blocks were the same, I think Ford robbed it's parts bins, when it needed t...
by Fordman75
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 triple carb ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: 300 triple carb ideas

That’s definitely the look I’m going for! I’m not sure on bore spacing, I ordered up of the three carbs so I can mock up the manifold. That’s what I was thinking. Use a length of aluminum stock and create an adapter plate. Another option would be to make a plenum sort of manifold and use rectangula...
by Fordman75
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 triple carb ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: 300 triple carb ideas

A member of this site was working on using the efi lower intake manifold and mounting two Porsche 3 barrel down draft weber carbs on it. He cut the manifold and was modifying the intake. I think using three of the 2V down draft Webers should be do-able. Check the bore spacing on them. Then get some ...
by Fordman75
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Opening Up" The 300 i6
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: "Opening Up" The 300 i6

The whole carb vs. megasquirt is entirely up to you and your preferences. EFI will always be better then a carb except on simplicity. That being said for me I personally prefer carbs. Now if I was some computer guru that might be different. Price between megasquirt and carb would also depend on you....
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Opening Up" The 300 i6
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: "Opening Up" The 300 i6

The intake manifold itself is pretty good. The only real restrictive part of it would be the throttle body. You can enlarge the openings in the intake manifold where the throttle body mounts too. And once you do that, then you could add the 5.0L or 5.8L truck throttle body. But like FTF said you won...
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 300 Inline 6 Sounds Like a Diesel !!!...HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: My 300 Inline 6 Sounds Like a Diesel !!!...HELP

The Duraspark I distributors showed up in the 300's around the mid 70's These have a small distributor cap and will have a vacuum advance and 3 wires going to a fairly large plastic connector. If it's older then the mid 70's and only has 1 wire coming out of it. Then it's a points distributor (stay ...
by Fordman75
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Off-brand carburetors...Any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Off-brand carburetors...Any good?

I personally try to avoid them. They work to varying degrees of success. Will your engine run with one. Sure. Will it run good, that's a coin toss. They are never as good as the name brand carbs. And their parts are not always interchangeable with the originals. So you are never sure if you'll be ab...
by Fordman75
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 81
Views: 8176

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

I have a small hoarding problem when it comes to 240/300's. Anytime I find one for sale that's $100.00 or less I try to buy it. I find the best place to get them are from the V8 guys/gals that are building the old trucks. I've gotten many free or $50 240/300's because they are worthless to the V8 c...
by Fordman75
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 81
Views: 8176

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

It has a drive off the front of the crank for a hydraulic pump but I am unsure of the back of the engine. It is still in the machine so I could run it before I pull it if I do get it. Sounds like I need to work on him about the price. What would have been the last year that a 240 was produced? Here...
by Fordman75
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 81
Views: 8176

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

All 240's are cast cranks. And unless it's a fresh rebuild that runs perfect, I feel $500 for a 240/300 is too much( unless it's a 300 HD with HD exhaust manifold and steel crank ) . I don't think I usually ever pay over $100 for one. And if it is a industrial 240 there isn't really anything special...
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

Yea I kind of divide up my performance parts purchases between Summit and Jeg's. What sucks is when you just need a little $10.00 item. :roll: When that happens the price doubles. :bang: But usually it's hard not to spend over $100. :D
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

Fordman75 --- Thanks for the list, I will need an SFI flexplate when I build my second 300 motor for a Vintage Altered Drag Race Roadster. After I posted the request I searched a little more and found the ATP Z134 32.97 and the ATP Z198 29.97 both for a 300 automatic neutral balance at Summit. At t...
by Fordman75
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

If you want a racing one here's a few. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tci-529625/overview/make/ford TCI for $140.00. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pma-pax30210/overview/make/ford PA for $145.00. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ati-915707/overview/make/ford ATI for $194.00. https://www.su...
by Fordman75
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Max compression with 268 cam
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Max compression with 268 cam

pmuller9 wrote:With studs it should be OK. The turbo group seems to be doing ok with the Felpro 1024.
There isn't any other choice unless you want to have a MLS gasket made for high dollar.


What about adding larger studs. That would help the 1024 survive better too, wouldn't it?
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Claims of a 240 "stroker", externally balanced, etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Claims of a 240 "stroker", externally balanced, etc...

Well he said it's externally balanced 50 oz. But then he also says it's balanced with the stock balancer. I don't see how that is possible. If he is running a stock balalncer it would need a bunch of weight added if the engine is externally balanced at 50 oz. Not to mentioned he says he's running 9l...
by Fordman75
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clifford dual Weber 38 set up
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: Clifford dual Weber 38 set up

Good plan:) but it's only the manifold. No Webers...sadly. But from the sounds of things, I'm on the hunt for some 2100 carbs. There are some cheapo carbs on EBay that are knock offs. Not sure if anyone has tried them. Don't want to spend good money on garbage, but if they are good, I'd like to kno...
by Fordman75
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb intake on an EFI 300?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Carb intake on an EFI 300?

I've done a whole lot of thinking and research on the Eaton superchargers. I feel the M90 is too small for the 300. The Cobra M112 is a better choice unless you want to run dual M90's. I've even had a GT500 H122 that I was going to use on a 300. You could use the stock lower intake and build a new u...
by Fordman75
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clifford dual Weber 38 set up
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: Clifford dual Weber 38 set up

Good find. If it was me I'd sell the new Webers and grab a couple Autolite 2100's. You could probably make most if not all your money back by selling the Webers. The Webers are decent carbs but more complicated then the Autolites. I believe those Webers will be the progressive 2V carbs. So your gas ...
by Fordman75
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2 barrel carb for dual intake
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Best 2 barrel carb for dual intake

As long as you get a matching pair you should be good.
by Fordman75
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 86
Views: 4905

Re: Tractor Puller

The oil pump drive shaft goes right into the distributor shaft. With a high volume pump don't be surprised if you shear a roll pin or two on the distributor gear.
by Fordman75
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: which manifold gaskets?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: which manifold gaskets?

My choice is the Remflex # 3005. It's a good gasket but it's not cheap.

http://catalog.remflex.com/FORD_Header_Exhaust_Manifold_Gasket_p/3005.htm
by Fordman75
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Street 300 L6 Motor
Replies: 190
Views: 16191

Re: Street 300 L6 Motor

I did the porting on the EFI manifold. I do all my own porting. I can't afford to pay anyone to do it. A log manifold isn't ever going to flow as good as a header or the efi manifolds which are basically cast iron shorty headers. But if you like the carb manifold. Then open it up as much as you can....

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