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by hotrodbob
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: how many Mavericks here???
Replies: 161
Views: 81835

Re: how many Mavericks here???

Welcome ! :thumbup:
by hotrodbob
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Fuel Filler Relocation Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 6772

Re: Fuel Filler Relocation Kit

bubba22349 wrote:X2 :nod: Hate the fuel nozzles here in SoCal.


The California recovery nozzles are a pain. Besides Dearborn Classics, are there any other kits out there? $250 is just RIDICULOUS to pay.
by hotrodbob
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: compresion versus leak down test what's the diff
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: compresion versus leak down test what's the diff

Leakdown test is checking the sealing of the rings and valves.
by hotrodbob
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder Head Milled
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Cylinder Head Milled

Thanks for the info everyone. I hadn't considered performing a leakdown test on the car. It is probably a good idea. Want to make sure there are no leaks before I get the head milled. On another note, I want to test my vacuum pressure with a gauge. I do not see anywhere on the intake manifold to in...
by hotrodbob
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: how many Mavericks here???
Replies: 161
Views: 81835

Re: how many Mavericks here???

Welcome!
by hotrodbob
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Desert Valley Maverick Meet - Phoenix
Replies: 2
Views: 4165

Re: Desert Valley Maverick Meet - Phoenix

Hope you have a great turnout...
by hotrodbob
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: Stalls in turns

WOW, thank you :thumbup: . That's great.. Ok, I'll buy lunch. :beer: .
by hotrodbob
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: Stalls in turns

Thanks. That is good to know. I have never even had the air cleaner off this thing so I'll have to look at the carb to I.D. it, but yes it is a 1971, 250. I'd like to swap it over to a Holley/Weber 2 bbl some time, but hood clearance is the bigger issue with the 250. For now a 1 bbl is just fine. :t...
by hotrodbob
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: Stalls in turns

Float is original and who know when the carb was rebuilt. I've owned the car since I joined this forum and not touched it, so it's time.. Thanks
by hotrodbob
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: Stalls in turns

Float check it is. Will do that. Thanks :thanks: :thumbup:
by hotrodbob
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: Stalls in turns

The Maverick has the stock carb for a 250. Runs great the rest of the time. Just stalls in turns.
by hotrodbob
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stalls in turns
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Stalls in turns

During hard turns/quick maneuvers my stock 250 stalls/looses power. No mods to engine or carb. Pertronix in dissy is the only change from stock. Any ideas on what to fix/change is welcome. I first noticed this when I tried to autocross my Maverick a couple of months ago and it stalled in a turn. Sat...
by hotrodbob
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: offy triple carb setup idea's
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: offy triple carb setup idea's

Wow, I'm impressed. That looks GREAT. But it will run great too. I ran at the drags once against a 260 V8 Falcon. He was 3 tenth quicker. I know the 250 will scoot. Sold off my header as it wont clear my AC. and now the 3 X 1 set up will go since I did not spend the time like you to lower the motor....
by hotrodbob
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: offy triple carb setup idea's
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: offy triple carb setup idea's

Lot's a work. That's why I'm selling my set up. Bought it originally for my '63 Ranchero, but never got it on. Don't want to cut up my Maverick at this time....but I just might...some day. It will look cool though.
by hotrodbob
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Fairlane Ranchero w/250 Drop-in???
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: 67 Fairlane Ranchero w/250 Drop-in???

If it had a 200, then it should drop in.
by hotrodbob
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: offy triple carb setup idea's
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: offy triple carb setup idea's

Prepare to cut your hood. The front carb will hit the hood without an air cleaner. With the work you are doing, cam, head, header you should be ok once sorted.
by hotrodbob
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what type of oil do you use
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: what type of oil do you use

ZDDP is gone from oil because of smog component damage from it. Right?
by hotrodbob
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what type of oil do you use
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: what type of oil do you use

Used it in an SCCA H/Prod Sprite. Man it worked so much better then dinosuar oil. Gained 5 lbs at race temps and cut wear on the rod bearings to almost nothing. We would have to change bearings after each race before Amsoil. After the change to Amsoil we could go 3 - 4 races and then only changed th...
by hotrodbob
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what type of oil do you use
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: what type of oil do you use

I would prefer to use Amsoil. It's just a pain in butt to find since it's not sold in stores.
by hotrodbob
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Side striped
Replies: 1
Views: 3384

Re: Side striped

Looks pretty good.
by hotrodbob
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: mavy suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 3451

Re: mavy suspension

Your suspension is the same as 64-later Falcon, Mustang and Granada
by hotrodbob
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock HP numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Stock HP numbers

stock the 250s main advantage was torque over the 200ci as the 200 and 250 both used the same head. This caused the problem where 200cis would run out of steam around 4 grand so a 250 with the same head was out before 3500 usually. RPMs are what help to build HP and since the 250 had a lower peak p...
by hotrodbob
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what type of oil do you use
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: what type of oil do you use

A year ago I switched to Castrol Syntec (5W50). Made a big difference in start up noise reduction and the engine smoothed out a bit as well.
by hotrodbob
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maverick 250 carb options
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Thanks David. You always have great answers.

Off topic, but the 200 you guided me through a few years ago was a real strong runner. With a T5 it was faster the my friends 289 '65 Mustang stop light to stop light and on a long freeway on ramp he was not even close.

Thanks
by hotrodbob
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: was the 250 ever available in a fox bodied car?mustang?fairm
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Funky Cricket wrote:mustang II had em, but I don't know the orientation of the oil pan.
Foxes only came with a 200, mustangs/capri's only between 80 and 82.


"Stang II was a V6 or OHC4. The Fox 'Stang and Comets got the metric 200 or 3.3 ltr. It was different then the regular 200
by hotrodbob
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maverick 250 carb options
Replies: 5
Views: 723

That does help. How did that effect driveline vibration? I never thought about dointhe mount mod.. That's a good idea. Now ya got me thinking. maybe the 3x1 carb set up would fit if I do that...

Thanks!!!
by hotrodbob
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maverick 250 carb options
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Maverick 250 carb options

Those of you that have a Maverick with a 250, please tell me what carb or carbs you run that still clear the hood.
by hotrodbob
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stovebolt Engine Co. Legit?
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Put his set up on my Ranchero and it ran GREAT. Had to grind a little off to clear the base plate. Rejetted the carb after an exhaust change.

Great prices and fast service.
by hotrodbob
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: was the 250 ever available in a fox bodied car?mustang?fairm
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Mavericks, Mustangs, Comets Had the 250.
by hotrodbob
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: adjustable Rocker arm
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

No problem. Your welcome.
by hotrodbob
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3x1 on a 250 in a Maverick
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Cool Comet. I can see from your pics that the air cleaner on the front carb is above the fender line.

Bet it runs good though...

Thanks
by hotrodbob
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is it worth putting HEADERS on a stock six 200 motor or not
Replies: 40
Views: 4437

I guess I shudda read more... Sorry... I'm gettin old...

Thanks
by hotrodbob
Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is it worth putting HEADERS on a stock six 200 motor or not
Replies: 40
Views: 4437

Gene Fiore wrote:No, I don't have A/C.


What header do you use and what else do you have done?
by hotrodbob
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is it worth putting HEADERS on a stock six 200 motor or not
Replies: 40
Views: 4437

Gene, do you have A/C on your Mav? Does the header clear the compressor brackets?
by hotrodbob
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3x1 on a 250 in a Maverick
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Thanks for the offer, but I made the mistake of getting rid of one a few years ago. I'll be keeping this one even if it becomes wall decoration.
by hotrodbob
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3x1 on a 250 in a Maverick
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

3x1 on a 250 in a Maverick

Has anyone put the Offy 3x1 set up on a Maverick w/250? Wondering if there are hood clearance issues. I have the head and intake sitting on the self and was gonna use it on my Ranchero, but went with a 2 bbl instead. Would like to use it on my Maverick, but have not found anyone that has done this o...
by hotrodbob
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: adjustable Rocker arm
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Maverick75. If the JY does not have them I have an exra set.

Contact me if ya need them.
by hotrodbob
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Mainfold
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Start with a warm engine. that can help loosen stuff up. A good penitrating oil overnight might be a good idea as well.
by hotrodbob
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Calif Trying to crush our cars again
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Calif Trying to crush our cars again

In an effort to avoid public scrutiny, California Assemblyman Dave Jones (Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov) has amended a completely unrelated bill with language to require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older. This represents an obvious attempt to sneak through legi...
by hotrodbob
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: maverick throttle linkage/ pedal w/ tripower ?
Replies: 4
Views: 658

From what I see on my car, the front carb may hit the hood and I do not want to cut it. The engine seems to sit high in the chassis. Even the stock air cleaner is dropped to clear.

Thanks for the info.
by hotrodbob
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: maverick throttle linkage/ pedal w/ tripower ?
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Just curious, what engine do you have? The reason is that I have a 250 and not sure if the carbs will clear the hood.
by hotrodbob
Fri May 16, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Tranny Swap Question???
Replies: 6
Views: 4496

T-5 will require an adapter and machining of the front bearing cover. 4 speed will bolt up
by hotrodbob
Fri May 16, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: 1970 Ford prototype/show car- "Mavi GT"
Replies: 13
Views: 7013

AK Miller first did this for Hotrod Mag when the Mav first came out. On the 170 or 200 the carbs clear the hood so no scoop needed. The 3x1 was actually first used by Ford on the 144 cu in 1960 Falcon to combat the Corvair multi carb models and the MOPAR Hyper Pak 4 bbl option on the Valiant and Dod...
by hotrodbob
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: New Exhaust system
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

What header are you using? Seems to me the Mustang header should work in a Maverick, yes?
by hotrodbob
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: New Exhaust system
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

The 3.55 should help. I'd almost think that would get you into the 16's without the slicks. Mine (2.79) barely gets into high gear my the end of the 1/4. I'd be happy to get into the 17's with just a header. Not sure what mine weighs, but its all stock.
by hotrodbob
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: New Exhaust system
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

As my car sits (stock) it ran 20.05 at LACR at 2700 ft altitude or 19.44 at sea level (.97 factor).

I'd like to get mine to run 16's if possible. I have a 2 bbl adapter and the 3x1 on the bench.

What are your et's now?
by hotrodbob
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: New Exhaust system
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

Thanks for the info. That exhaust looks great and I be it helps.

What else have you done to the 6?

I have a 3x1 set up, but worry it will not clear the hood.
by hotrodbob
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: New Exhaust system
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

Gene,
Who's header do you have on your Mav? Do you have A/C? Any problems mounting it?
by hotrodbob
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Borg-Warner T5 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2852

I have the V6 T5 in my '63 Ranchero and it clears the bench seat just fine w/o the S10 tail shaft. I'm 5'9", but have the seat back. We just turned the V6 input shaft end down to V8 specs. V6 has larger input shaft bearings. I did use the E-Van bellhousing and stock clutch linkage. I have a 2.78 rea...
by hotrodbob
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mike's SU setup
Replies: 20
Views: 1800

We made plenty of log heads here. I guess you learn something new everyday. I don't hear people talk about the aussie log heads too much. I guess if there was a common alternative in the US we probably wouldn't here either. Have a good one. - Grant Did the Aussie's ever use the log head? If so, wha...