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by Fordman75
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: Aftermarket 300 Rod opinions?

There is also a very small amount of people that actually need aftermarket rods for a 300. Haven't seen too many stock rods broken.
by Fordman75
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 on Offy DP manfiold?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Autolite 2100 on Offy DP manfiold?

Not the right intake at all to run a 2V carb on. I don't get the whole DP intake. Lets spend the money on a aftermarket intake that has a built in restriction. A dual plane intake is a good thing on a V8. But the dual port on a inline the size of the 300 is pointless. Sorry about that, rant over. :D...
by Fordman75
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 33
Views: 748

Re: Roller Rocker Question

xctasy I never said anything about roller lifters. I would love to run roller cams/lifters in my 240/300's. But the roller cams for 300's aren't real easy to come by. And when you do find them they aren't cheap. I think FTF was just referring to them as part of Ford's R&D on the roller valvetrain.
by Fordman75
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 33
Views: 748

Re: Roller Rocker Question

FTF- I know the benefits of the roller rockers. All my projects are getting them. I'm just questioning does the cost of them justify the small benefits gained on his application? Would there not be other areas that the same $$ would give more bang for the buck? And him not wanting to do any head wor...
by Fordman75
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 33
Views: 748

Re: Roller Rocker Question

Fairly stock engine, stock cam, stock rocker ratio, it's kind of a waste of money to go roller rockers. My opinion is the tiny gain you may get is not worth what they would cost.
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with the Clifford 6-8 dual carb setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Does anyone have any experience with the Clifford 6-8 dual carb setup?

I would only buy from Clifford the parts you can't get elsewhere. Like their intake manifolds or the finned aluminum valve covers. Everything else I'd get from Summit racing, Jeg's, etc. I love the Clifford dual carb intake manifold. But like FTF mentioned I would run Autolite 2100 or Motorcraft 215...
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

I know a guy swapping a 460 into a 38 Ford car. If it will fit in that, you should have no issue with a truck/bus that size.
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

Not to derail the thread but if you just wand a super low low in a 2wd vehicle then any old chain drive transfer case with the front output half of the case sawed off and sealed up works well and weighs practically nothing. Too much hassle. You can modify the NP205's shift rails. Which lets you shi...
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

That would be a cool bus to build. My dream set up is the Advance Adapters Ranger gear splitter with the NP435. It mounts between the bellhousing and transmission and gives you another shifter coming thru the floor. It not only gives you OD but also allows you to break up that big spread in the NP43...
by Fordman75
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Water outlet/thermostat housing leaking
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Water outlet/thermostat housing leaking

I found a gasket at Orileys that has adhesive on one side so you can stick the gasket and thermostat in place while you position the thermostat housing. Those don't always stick to well. I really like to use Permatex high tack gasket sealer. And FTF is right. The cast iron housings are much nicer/s...
by Fordman75
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 33
Views: 748

Re: Roller Rocker Question

old28racer wrote:
Are there any after market places to find BBF 429 / 460 roller rockers in aluminum or steel that are for a 7/16 stud?



I bought some BBF 429/460 Crower stainless steel roller rockers ( 7/16" studs ) from Summit Racing for my 300.
by Fordman75
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Strange oil pressure problem
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Strange oil pressure problem

The engine flushs aren't always the best idea. They are a little too aggressive. They can knock loose big chunks. And there is a possibility of plugging up oil passages, pick up screen, etc. If I want to clean out a engine I like to replace a quart of oil, during an oil change, with a quart of ATF.
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Strange oil pressure problem
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Strange oil pressure problem

I seriously doubt straight 50W is going to help your oil pressure on cold starts. You are probably going to end up with even more bearing wear on cold start. And longer times with little to no oil pressure.
by Fordman75
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Strange oil pressure problem
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Strange oil pressure problem

Up here I switch to thinner oil for winter. Summer I usually run 10W30. For the winter I change to 5W30. It cuts down on the delay to build oil pressure on a cold start.
by Fordman75
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: opinions on a b.b. 300 in school bus

You could always remote mount the turbo.

As long as it had enough gear a 300 would be fine in it. But you'd definitely want some mods for more power.
by Fordman75
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: MIke's 1991 Bronco
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Clifford aluminum head

Looks like it's a late 1990 EFI head.
by Fordman75
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: MIke's 1991 Bronco
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Clifford aluminum head

I have a feeling it's more likely just a ported cast iron production head.
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 F100 Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: 68 F100 Upgrade suggestions

I personally prefer more cam then that. But a lot of people are running the 260 comp. I just can't see spending that much money for a cam with less adv. duration then the stock cam. :D
by Fordman75
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 F100 Upgrade suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: 68 F100 Upgrade suggestions

For induction my favorite is the Clifford dual carb intake with two Autolite 2100 2V carbs. I feel it performs better then a single 4V carb.
by Fordman75
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy valves instead of Ford ones!
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Chevy valves instead of Ford ones!

Get an adjustable length pushrod ( push rod length checking tool ) . Use this to determine what length push rods you need. Then order custom length push rods.
by Fordman75
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whats Next
Replies: 28
Views: 1120

Re: Whats Next

... out on the highway here between Charlottesville and Va Beach everybody and there grandmother will be flying by you if your doing 60mph. I can see 65mph while pulling the boat but empty, at least on the interstate I would be at 75mph... Whee! :D I don't remember ever having my ol' White Ox going...
by Fordman75
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whats Next
Replies: 28
Views: 1120

Re: Whats Next

The gears are the right step. If you current combo is tuned right you will have no issues running at highway speeds.

And Larry is the last person I would take build advice from.
by Fordman75
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

I have to admit, I'm a bit lost when it comes to spark control options/measures. I have the stock diz on my '82, and the original DS module is still attached to the inner fender I bought an MSD6 control module & coil quite a while back & it appears to be wired/plugged into the stock harness...
by Fordman75
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

I like to carry spare parts too. I like to be able to fix something if I need to. That being said the best thing I carry is a AAA card! :D Don't need to use it very often. But it's awful nice to have when something breaks that isn't real easy to fix away from home. I've never had the distributor its...
by Fordman75
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 head questions/concerns
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: 300 head questions/concerns

Your head was cast on May 1st 1980.
by Fordman75
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 head questions/concerns
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: 300 head questions/concerns

The head you posted is a D2TE-B. I believe with that casting it could be anywhere from 1972-1980. If you want/need to know the exact year of the head. There would be a date code on top of the head under the valve cover area. It would be a 3 or 4 digit code. Usually a number, then letter, then one or...
by Fordman75
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 2100s with 1.08 or 1.14 venturi?
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Ford 2100s with 1.08 or 1.14 venturi?

About your carb with the worn throttle shaft bores. The housing can be bored/reamed out and bushings installed to fix that problem.
by Fordman75
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for stock "powered by ford" valve cover
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Looking for stock "powered by ford" valve cover

You might want to mention what engine you want it for. The small 6 valve cover is different from the Big 6 cover.
by Fordman75
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My bad starter adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: My bad starter adventure

I would also recommend some kind of starter heat shield when running headers.
by Fordman75
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2 barrel adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Best 2 barrel adapter

If you are dead set on running the DP with a 2V carb instead of a C-series intake. Install a 2" open 4V carb spacer between the intake and the adapter. That would give it a small common area/plenum to feed all the ports. Not the best set up, but better then trying to run it with just the adapte...
by Fordman75
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Push Rod Cover
Replies: 40
Views: 3610

Re: Push Rod Cover

The cover looks good. The one thing I would suggest is to try and fit it with a DS II & HEI distributor that most people are running now. You may need to clearance the fins between the two center mounting holes. At that price, I don't want to have to take a grinder to it to be able to install a ...
by Fordman75
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI vs. Carb engine
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: EFI vs. Carb engine

I think some 4.10/4.11 gears would help out tremendously.
by Fordman75
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil pan, wrong sump no dip ???'s
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Oil pan, wrong sump no dip ???'s

The oil pan like FTF posted the pic of was on the 79 and older 4x4 rear sump pans. And also all the early 80's ( I think it was 80-81 or 82 ) Full size trucks and Bronco's. Also check 75-81 or 82 Econoline vans with the 300. I may be wrong, but I think they also had the rear sump with the same set u...
by Fordman75
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 98
Views: 6090

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:What is the purpose of the large relief below the top ring land? That would give emissions engineers apoplexy.


Weight reduction?
by Fordman75
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: DIY - Best Harmonic Damper Puller. Ever.
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: DIY - Best Harmonic Damper Puller. Ever.

Nice! Good solutions for some of the commercially available pullers short comings. The handle is ingenious! That is one of those, why didn't I think of that deals! :D My solution for protecting the crank threads when using the store bought pullers. I always pull the crank bolt, remove the washer off...
by Fordman75
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Heavy Duty Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Heavy Duty Exhaust Manifold

If you do want a gasket Remflex sells their gasket material in sheets that you can cut out to what you need.

Remflex gasket material.


Or they have a bunch of different flange gaskets. One of them might work.

Flange gaskets.
by Fordman75
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Performance intake manifold.
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Performance intake manifold.

Besides what everyone else has already said. The stock intake actually flows pretty good. The main restriction in the intake system is actually the throttle body. The 4.9L throttle body is pretty tiny. I would recommend getting a 5.0L or 5.8L truck throttle body ( 85-96 5.0L or 88-97 5.8L ) either a...
by Fordman75
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifold build
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

Re: Intake manifold build

I'd really love to hear what that sounds like! I've thought about doing an exhaust like that for a while now and keeping them split without a crossover the whole way back and out, just to hear how it sounds. One of the things I'll never fall in love with is the high revving 6cyl buzz. :) I've heard...
by Fordman75
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?

FTF & Fordman75 --- I got this DP dirt cheap and I might give it a try. If I open the main chamber to more or less a square shape down to the upper & lower runner floors and taper the center bottom edge between the two I think it might work. I know I will still have the original runner rest...
by Fordman75
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?

I'm surprised nobody has suggested just hogging out the inside of the DP, making it one large plenum volume. You can do that, but you've still got the runners to deal with. And you can't reach it all without cutting the manifold apart. But if you can get a used DP dirt cheap go ahead and hog it out.
by Fordman75
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Offy DP Intake Adapter to Autolite 2100 Two Barrel ?

If you want to run a 2V carb I'd just sell the DP and get a C-series ( or trade it for a C-series ) . The DP is the wrong intake to mess with adapters on. You can use the same adapters you would on a C-series but not only do you end up with the DP's restrictive runners then you also run into the ada...
by Fordman75
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds

BigBlue94 wrote:
I just had a set of Longtubes done for my 300 by Jet-Hot. It was about $500 For their 2000° off road coating, shipped.


The last time I checked it was in the $550-$600 range. So prices are still fairly close.
by Fordman75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds

Heats going to be there unless you do something to keep it in the system. And it's hard to beat ceramic coating for that, even with manifolds.
by Fordman75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: 3X2 EFI EXH. Manifolds

Ceramic coating is awesome. It works great. The temps drops can be amazing. But it is spendy! Unless prices have dropped recently. You could buy 2 or 3 sets of headers for what it cost to have one coated with a good coating. Header wrap likes to destroy headers ( depending on where you live ) . If y...
by Fordman75
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Intake manifold build
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

Re: Intake manifold build

For the Vacuum ports you could add some kind of distribution block/T on the firewall that you can run all your vacuum items off from. That way you only need a single fitting in one of the plenums. Or you could run one line from each plenum to it. And I would recommend some kind of oil separator in t...
by Fordman75
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dipstick into pan gasket?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Dipstick into pan gasket?

Can you drill the block for a dipstick and block off the hole in the pan? Why would you? He has a factory pan with the dip stick in it already. Everything is already where it needs to be. Just do what Shorty mentioned drill out the rivots and then either use a little rtv/gasket maker ( not huge glo...
by Fordman75
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hydraulic Lifter Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Hydraulic Lifter Brand

You should be good with Melling, Sealed Power, etc. The only lifters I avoid are Crower. I like their cams and roller rockers but don't run their lifters.
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: 8147

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: 488

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: 8147

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...

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