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by addo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Droning exhaust fix ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

I did a few low budget experiments on a two litre cat-back system. Being a high flow converter, it didn't really change the "note" of the engine, just damped it overall very slightly. Straight out 2" gave MASSIVE drone. You got a headache and it was way loud. Adding a midlength 2'×8&q...
by addo
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Steamy Exhaust - Blown Gasket?
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

You'll find a few adherents of spray sealer to augment a standard gasket. I'm one, liking Hylomar blue spray on both sides. A couple of the old schoolers here, still like the aluminium paint. Most important thing with a "BHG" is to determine accurately why it failed. Incorrect torquing (ba...
by addo
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Dumb" Power Steering parasitic losses?
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

The "handshake" info is useful - thanks.
by addo
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: triple weber side draughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

I think the Cliffy manifold is just your "bidder ticket". :wink: Triple 45mm DCOE carbs in good condition will cost a fair amount. Would your ideas about the right look, extend to Weber style throttle bodies? That would have slightly higher setup cost but offer better tuneability under all...
by addo
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 76 4.1 Crossflow dizzy needed in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 3013

From memory the bored holes were supposed to be either 490 thou or 530 thou. Does that sound right to you? :wink:
by addo
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing gears
Replies: 26
Views: 3267

Interesting the overall size option isn't applied to all skins offered on the Forum. As a "lean forward and squint" type of user I can see now that many of the odd font instances here and elsewhere, may be in fact rooted by visibility issues - rather than a poster's outright quirkiness. As...
by addo
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Steath DS1 - mount module in pass compartment?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

If connections are optimum and the wires overspec - why wouldn't it be fine?

The fun would start with a switchable second coil and module, wired to ground out via the passenger's seat frame... :twisted:
by addo
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Project 'Lil Chero
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Nice cat! :lol:

That's a good chunk of work you're doing there. The bare firewall pictures are actually quite instructional for major repair/restoration projects.
by addo
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 76 4.1 Crossflow dizzy needed in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 3013

Hi David, what level of urgency is there, and what are you going to do with it - modify or just run "as is"?
by addo
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: overflo tank
Replies: 10
Views: 948

It's on the unpressurised side; it seems manufacturers now just pressurise the reserve tank and run a simpler cap.

That which the OP needs, is sold (here, at least) as a "recovery type cap".
by addo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Parts car turned into a "runner"
Replies: 108
Views: 16610

Parents. They'd be so much better off if they just did what we say and didn't bring their own personality to the table.

Fixed.

:rolflmao:

I've had a few smashed noses; it's a hassle when hayfever kicks in but otherwise you get used to it.
by addo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: E series brake upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

The other "trick" is to look up Brembo discs by dimensions like diameter, thickness, overall height and not worry about the hole count.

Odd interchanges come up sometimes - if they can be bought undrilled or alternatively drilled from DBA, it's sorted.
by addo
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do I need sealant with a metal head gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 908

I still use its competitor, Permatex #3, for some things like rear end cover gaskets.
by addo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifter retaining clip missing
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

You can prime it up if you like. I'd just coat it top and bottom with break-in lube though, and after a few minutes running it'll pump up normally.

If your rockers are adjustable, eyeball a similar amount of adjustment on the new lifter to be in the ballpark once it's filled.
by addo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: US 250 and Oz pre-crossflow 250 timing sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Stephen, they're sadly not compatible. Some years ago I tried to get this one worked out, but it ran to ground. A multi-keyway crank sprocket for your US timing set is the easiest tweak.
by addo
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: BMW Bosch EFI Retrofit
Replies: 2
Views: 950

It's good thinking overall; there are so many iterations of the Bosch and Magneti Marelli ECUs about, that making one fit is a nice sort of exercise. So far as reflashing is concerned, all the work I'm familiar with is just substitutional; replacement of the existing map with a full download - it's ...
by addo
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Short Manifold Pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

If you're going to test run a motor in a stand, make sure it's well-braced. A "blip" of the throttle can have some pretty dramatic consequences.
by addo
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Barra motors
Replies: 39
Views: 6608

They could've used an RB26TT - just needed Aussies on the build team!

Part of the drift culture to me, is the sound of engines other than a V-8.
by addo
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Steering column bearing
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Isn't it a slightly odd bearing? Have you the column apart? Has it changed since the XY era (wondering about the endless supply of Mustang bits for less than $82).

If all else fails, can Rashie or Fingers cut you a better deal?
by addo
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 wants to be choked all of a sudden
Replies: 51
Views: 4227

No mention of the dwell being checked. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the points are closing for too long.
by addo
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: found an eaton m90
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Well, if our friend has the resources to follow it through - I agree fully. What I'm getting at, is the distinct benefit of a stable foundation for mods, plus the physical requirements of making such a blower fit and work. If you have to outsource fabrication and machine work at everyday rates, that...
by addo
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: found an eaton m90
Replies: 3
Views: 663

For the six? I'd sink cash into engine management before supercharging, but then again I've definitely become a convert to "new tech".
by addo
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: is there a way to tell if the timing mark has slipped.
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Yep; a spot of your closest bright colour nail polish bridging the rubber strip, or file a witness mark across inner and outer portions.

Revving it on a cold start is the easiest way I've found to detect damper slip - they often squeal a little like a PS drive belt.
by addo
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Harmonic balancer question / replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Harmonic balancer question / replacement

You must remove the centre bolt; it overlaps the damper by about 3/32 on its washer periphery. If you can, use shock to loosen it - can you borrow a cordless impact driver?
by addo
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did I wreck my fuel pump, or do something worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Hi David, you should only get a modest trickle of oil - as the fuel pump is driven from the shamcalf, it's a good way above the oil level in your pan. I'd suggest making the gasket sealing area good and clean when refitting, also using something like cam lube or moly grease on the contact point of y...
by addo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starters with built in solenoids?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

I'm pretty sure the PMGR type have integrated solenoids. Also look up Bosch interchanges by year/model - there may well be one.
by addo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My reworked D7 head from CI
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Nice thorough job, there. Good to see furnace brazing prices on the southern side of $500, too.
by addo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: General Discussion on Heat
Replies: 54
Views: 5535

Besides that, a pyrometer is neat to have (one of the laser pointer type). You can "shoot" temperatures in a variety of places; it helps gauge how evenly a radiator is cooling, for example.
by addo
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel holder
Replies: 7
Views: 765

If it's a manual trans, leaving the car in second gear and having someone stand on the brake may do it. A rattle gun also works! There's a cranked breaker which has a short offset "link" to the socket end, and you beat on the other part of it with a 3 pound hammer. It's good for tight acce...
by addo
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What are the parts I need on front of crank and cam?
Replies: 7
Views: 896

I may be wrong, but if you are talking about the cam - isn't it a retainer plate and possibly a thin engineered washer? But - these would be fitted to the camshaft before pressing the sprocket on... For the crank - there's a slinger which was deleted on later models, also the Woodruff key. You can u...
by addo
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: stock specs for an Oz 250 cube?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

ARD1DE is a 1971 head prefix. That makes it quite an early 2V.

I meant the bearing shell backs; that motor I don't think had ever had more than a head gasket change.
by addo
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: stock specs for an Oz 250 cube?
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

There will be dates on the shell backs, and what are the head/block codes? 72DA... or ARD1DA... ?
by addo
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: cracked 2V head
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

You might have to send it interstate for furnace brazing. "Vintage Motor Garage" can do it.
by addo
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Header flanges for US Crossflow owners
Replies: 37
Views: 5659

I'm hoping this thread will "grow" with some photos in progress of welding pipe to flange.

As someone with negligible welding skills, the more I understand what someone is supposed to be doing for me - the better!
by addo
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dellorto carb vs Weber 40, 44, coe dcoe, ida idf
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Dellorto vs Weber when both are in similar condition, is largely down to the vocalness of each brand's cheer squad! You should be able to use a pretty standard brazing spelter on cast iron, the heatup/cooling cycle is your biggest hassle. Creating a "pit" of washed, refined sand to preheat...
by addo
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: AU XR6 5sp "common" problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

I think part of the problem is the XR6 heavy duty clutch. Perhaps another issue is (either) the ratios or peoples' shifting habits. It means more shifts than is probably necessary to get the job done. About four years ago, I removed a broken pedal box from such a car as you describe. It was clearly ...
by addo
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: She won't go......
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Thing is, he says it did run before and he's replaced like for like, visually. I'd temporarily bypass the MSD box and use a cheap module, just to see - or if you can borrow a known good MSD that would also help. Putting the coil lead onto a grounded single "test" plug will give a good indi...
by addo
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Pre-xflow head chamber volumes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Aren't you in NZ? I'd have though there was next to nothing left by now. Late 188/221 (XW) and 200/250 XY heads seem to have volumes close to 58cc - probably the factory didn't want them to be over 60 or under 56. Don't recall measuring over 59 ever. These heads have the final version of chamber sha...
by addo
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2450

Why is the Australian Government (whatever party) does heavy handed, over the top stuff like this. Reminds me of the joke "Why do dogs lick their ****?" Answer being the same for either question? :roll: What frustrates me the most, is how much it stifles both creative cottage industries a...
by addo
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: $$$/HP
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Agreed - it's a very valid point. We all have wishlists, but it's nice to know what we can afford without bottomless funds, or what cherries can be picked from a supplier. I see an interesting parallel here with the Schjeldahls' FPH. That came from a perspective of staged (by budget and detail) modi...
by addo
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP!......Help Selecting a cam
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

While it's a fair distance from "bone stock" that recommended (general) pattern of cam has been a popular choice for many years in warmed-up street driven cars. It will definitely go better with a manual transmission than auto. You might find the throttle needs a little finesse when the mo...
by addo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: rocker shaft diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 759

If I read right, aren't they for an 0.840" shaft? I suppose they could be bushed down.
by addo
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Combustion chamber CC variance
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Unless you have a target CC larger (or smaller) than within that range, the easiest approach is to make them all the largest volume measured - unless you are yet to deburr/smooth, at which point re-measure and equalise in a similar manner. You won't need to remove much at all; a little trial and err...
by addo
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: cam advance
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

It wasn't a Ford six, but I've had a good chance to compare cam settings on an otherwise unaltered motor over the past year. Adding nearly four degrees with an offset key definitely made the car more tractable in city traffic. Seems to run cooler, too. This especially helped as it is a manual transm...
by addo
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2450

It is very sad; most people could readily run their lives without all the lawmaking, yet it cows people into a fear of presenting resistance. We don't have the same mechanisms of protest as in the US, either. As a note on officiousness, I was recently apprehended at a regional airport for acting sus...
by addo
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: ***URGENT READ THIS!!!**** Australian import laws!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2450

Hey, we really need more rules and regs being enforced, don't we?

It's about smart as the new NSW laws forbidding repairable write-offs.
by addo
Fri May 14, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: another ford six site
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

It's one that's very hard to "drill down" to a street address or even company details - I've not succeeded yet. Doesn't inspire confidence!
by addo
Tue May 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XFLOW bell ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: XFLOW bell ID

Single rail from a Cortina. You can tell by location of the cable (exhaust side). Odd that there is no prefix to the "6394" code, whether ARD x or 7 x DA. Also no "CAS" suffix to the number. Inside the bell it will have the extra raised boss to allow threading for a Toploader. Fr...
by addo
Mon May 10, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XFLOW bell ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

BW single rail? What's the ARC code on it?
by addo
Tue May 04, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: X-Flow in USA questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Ken, as the water pump and thermostat housing are interchangeable with US 250s, you'll be able to find some hoses that allow use of a US spec radiator. Otherwise you might look at the aftermarket crossflow radiators from people like Summit. Many installers of crossflows trim the radiator support pan...

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