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by Asa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:That is why I prefer to buy new rather than get some from a junk yard.

Budget rebuild, I was hoping to go with what I had on the junkyard engine.

I'll start massaging the manifolds, see if i can get them to bolt up.

Thanks guys.
by Asa
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?

Manifolds and engine from an '87 F150. Finally ready to put the manifolds on and the bolt pattern is just off enough that I cant start the bolts on the 4 holes that are not shared with the intake manifold. I've tried every trick I have to get them to start with no luck. It's like I need to ream the ...
by Asa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to adjust rocker arms with hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

How to adjust rocker arms with hydraulic lifters?

These are the Chevy Rockers, if that matters. I found (somewhere, can't remember where) that I needed to go to zero lash, then give it 1/2 turn past that. Well, turns out that since I have the intake and exhaust manifolds off I can see in there. It is very apparent that this process results in a cou...
by Asa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?

I had everything separated and labelled when I dropped it off at the engine shop to clean them and the guys at the shop decided to separate everything and only track which valves went to what cylinder. Now I'm trying to figure out what goes where based off of pictures I took of everything when it w...
by Asa
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?

I had everything separated and labelled when I dropped it off at the engine shop to clean them and the guys at the shop decided to separate everything and only track which valves went to what cylinder. Now I'm trying to figure out what goes where based off of pictures I took of everything when it wa...
by Asa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chevy Rocker question

pmuller9 wrote:Get the SBC rocker arm pivot balls that fit a 3/8" stud.
Your local auto parts stores should carry them.

The ones pictured here have grooves for better oiling.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca- ... /chevrolet.

I hope I got it right this time. LOL

:thumbup:
by Asa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chevy Rocker question

The picture you posted showed a rocker arm that was centered on the tip of the valve, not with pushrod guide slots / plates. Notice the two "rails" at the end designed to trap the tip of the valve.Those were common on some 60s Ford V8s and early 240 / 300s. In answer to your question &quo...
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chevy Rocker question

pmuller9 wrote:That's why I changed my reply to "The one option you have is..."

You replied as I was making the edit

In any case, it doesn't provide a helpful answer to my question.

I would like to drop this line of discussion now, in pursuit of what I originally was looking for. Thank you.
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chevy Rocker question

The only option you have is the Scorpion pedestal mount roller rocker with a 1.73 ratio. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/scc-scp1059/overview/make/ford That is not correct. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71967&p=552938&hilit=36655+16#p552938 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php...
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleaning lifters
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Cleaning lifters

I generally clean my bolts and other small internal bits by soaking them in Berryman's Chem Dip

I'd like to do the same with the lifters, but I don't know if there's anything in them that will get damaged by the dip.

Any thoughts?
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Chevy Rocker question

I'm looking at the rockers Vs the stock rockers. The stockers have a mount that has a pivoting fulcrum like this https://i.imgur.com/EqomW4q.jpg Where I don't seem to find a part number for something similar for the Chevy rockers. Based on what it looks like, I'd expect something like this: https://...
by Asa
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trick to removing lifters?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Trick to removing lifters?

It feels as if they are binding as they lift out of the lifter holes. Do I have to remove the cam to remove the lifters? Are they just binding on oil that hasn't washed down and has latched onto the wall of the hole?

Also, when hot tanking the engine, do I need to remove cam bearings?
by Asa
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?
Replies: 13
Views: 869

So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?

Everything I know states that the EFI engine heads have pressed in studs that need to be removed and tapped for a new setup. Well, this is on the '87 engine I'm tearing apart. So what bits and bobs do I need to get this swap done? Sidenote, where can I find the casting number on the head so I can ma...
by Asa
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

Really? Do you know what specifically is supposed to happen?

This is the page I was going off of for engine types. https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants. ... 0Adhesives
by Asa
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

Looking around on Rockauto and Amazon for parts and supplies to go through this donor motor. Permatex on Amazon is about the same price as Motorcraft on Rockauto. I saw Motorcraft TA29, TA30, TA31, and TA357 on Rockauto. Anyone know if any is prefered with the 300? From what I can find on Ford's sit...
by Asa
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: T18 or T170?

Max_Effort wrote:
Asa wrote:Joe, Haywood, thanks for the info.I appreciate the info.

ANy thoughts on worth?


You’ll find them for $250 used at the salvage yards.

About $150 more than I was thinking it was worth. Thanks.
by Asa
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: T18 or T170?

Joe, Haywood, thanks for the info.I appreciate the info.

ANy thoughts on worth?
by Asa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?

I'm guessing that the air injection ports are what I've been calling smog ports, if so this is what I did. It's just a 1/2-20 socket head bolt I turned down, not everyone has access to a lathe but if you do this way creates a double seal if done correctly, I choose to get a bolt long enough to stic...
by Asa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?

I used 1/4" MIP brass plugs and high temp JB Weld. It's been a few thousand miles and I haven't had an issue. Coat the threads with the JB Weld and make sure they're snug but not too tight. You can get the plugs on eBay for around $8, just type in 1/4" MIP. One tip, when removing the air ...
by Asa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 929

T18 or T170?

This guy, with an aluminum case, is on my '87 donor engine which is out of a F150. From what I can find online, its either a T18 or T170 I don't need it, so I'm figuring I'll sell it. Anyone know what it is, and what I might expect to sell it for? https://i.imgur.com/4auuXFy.jpg
by Asa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

How to deal with AIR injection ports in head?

My donor engine is an '87 and has the AIR injection ports. I'm just going to clean it up, slap in new gaskets, and go while I actually build my current engine for power and fun. One of the things I'm going to need to prep is closing up the AIR injection ports. How does this normally work? NPT plugs?
by Asa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: '86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: '86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?

sdiesel wrote:is the donor engine from a 3/4 ton ford?

Nope, it was an F150.

Found out today when I went to pick it up that it was an '87.
by Asa
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: '86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: '86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?

Nothing major, assuming you want to keep the entire EFI, which I recommend. You'll need to remove and block off the mechanical fuel pump. The head is lacking a couple of bolt bosses so you need to affix the EFI exhausts with two clips to hold them in place. You may have to change valve covers to cl...
by Asa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 1995 EFI 300 turbo build
Replies: 55
Views: 5497

Re: 1995 EFI 300 turbo build

I have not seen a crown Vic conversion... what type of travel can you get out of it and how do you fit front axels in? Is there another spindle/knuckle combo that fits? You don't get the front axles in, you use the Crown Vic suspension and everything it has. Not a lot of travel, no, but it should d...
by Asa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: '86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

'86 manual engine to a '93 automatic truck, what hassles do I have to look forward to?

Looking for a cheap truck engine for my 366K mile daily driver. Found an engine and transmission (which I don't need, but can sell) for $300 Looking to figure out what problems I'm going to have to overcome.
by Asa
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 1995 EFI 300 turbo build
Replies: 55
Views: 5497

Re: 1995 EFI 300 turbo build

I have been thinking of adding a rear tank to my truck for the sole reason of adding weight to the rear. It’s really hard to get a truck balanced right. The best suspension in the world will ride like crap if 70% of the weight it up front To be fair, the Twin I-beam suspension, while robust as heck...
by Asa
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Anyone come across a phone holder for classic mustangs?
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Anyone come across a phone holder for classic mustangs?

Looking for one that will allow me to use it as a dash cam if I want, so it needs to be able to "see" the road.

I'm thinking I will have to 3D print one after I design it.
by Asa
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Still tuning out that flat spot
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Still tuning out that flat spot

Yeah there's a definite pause there before the rev. Sucking air. It's in the transition is my guess. Which would point to metering rod size and/or adjustment, or jet size or the two being too different when vacuum drops and the rod lifts. If the the rod is out of adjustment it will only get richer ...
by Asa
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Still tuning out that flat spot
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Still tuning out that flat spot

Did your engine with these components ever run good??? What are your ignition settings?? Initial & total advance. Vacuum advance ported or manifold vacuum?? Have you run an A/R ratio at idle, transition, cruise & WOT?? Uhh... when it was still automatic? Maybe? I can't remember when that wa...
by Asa
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA

Oh yeah, most definitely need to plug it if you're actually using that top half of the carb. Originally I bought a second carb (you can see in the pics that there are two halves there) and I was going to drill into it anyways and put an NPT plug in its place. Then I realized it was a welch plug cove...
by Asa
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Still tuning out that flat spot
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Still tuning out that flat spot

Old threads https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?t=76774 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76871 Since these, I had to replace the fuel tank, that took up most of my time. I'm not trying to remember where I was at and what I was doing with this. I did rejet the carb as I mentioned in this pos...
by Asa
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Just an FYI for anyone with a YFA

To tune that accelerator pump, there's a welch plug. You don't have to remove the top half of that stupid carb every time you want to adjust the pump just right. In both pics it is more or less in the center of the picture. Shown here https://i.imgur.com/lWno291.jpg Removed here https://i.imgur.com/...
by Asa
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New tank and sender, fuel pump replaced last ~20 years ago, no fuel in carburetor bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 444

New tank and sender, fuel pump replaced last ~20 years ago, no fuel in carburetor bowl

Hey guys For Christmas I got the 22gallon tank conversion from MustangsUnlimited or CJPonyParts, can't remember which. For my '67 Mustang with a Carter YFA 1bbl. Got it painted, sealed, prepped, and installed. Loaded 5 gallons of ethanol free gas into it in order to pop her off so I could drive down...
by Asa
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: After 350K+ I think I need to rebuild my Big Six. Current best budget build?
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

Re: After 350K+ I think I need to rebuild my Big Six. Current best budget build?

If you are going with larger valves you can unshroud out to the cylinder wall. Note cylinder wall scribe line on head surface. https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2wxpsuq25rp1u8/Ported%20EFI%20Head%203.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ch0zprsuxshy39/Ported%20EFI%20Head%202.jpg?dl=0 A lot of the 60 degree...
by Asa
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: After 350K+ I think I need to rebuild my Big Six. Current best budget build?
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

After 350K+ I think I need to rebuild my Big Six. Current best budget build?

A bunch of things are popping up with the truck. Taken alone I wouldn't think anything of it, but taken together I'm thinking I have a year left before things go sideways. So I figured I would go in for a mild build that will still play nicely with the speed density system on my '93 F150. It is a 2W...
by Asa
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Photobucket no longer hosts photos to third party (e.g. fordsix) websites
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Re: Photobucket no longer hosts photos to third party (e.g. fordsix) websites

Photobucket no longer hosts photos to third party (e.g. fordsix) websites. They want users to pay now for their services - about $400 /yr - which I will not. Hence, my avatar no longer appears. Is there a way to upload photos from my extensive personal computer collection? Other sites, such as the ...
by Asa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

Actually splurged on that Wagner PCV setup. It instantly fixed the surging and other issues associated with it. I love it, best buy since the DSII setup.

I might look at rejetting the carb with the original jet and the new rod.

Thanks X
by Asa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

Well, I'm dadgum tired of trying to adjust the accelerator pump by taking the top half off and fiddling with it only to find that I made it worse somehow. So, I picked up a spare carb that I'm going to mutilate so I don't have to remove the top to adjust it. Before I do this, any reason I should swa...
by Asa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pics posting options?
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Pics posting options?

Imgur is by far the easiest for me to use.
by Asa
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 136
Views: 15750

Re: turbo 200 build

I love this build.
by Asa
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Turbocharge my 66 mustang 200ci
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Turbocharge my 66 mustang 200ci

Welcome Travis Depends on the goals of the car, if it's going to be a daily driver, an autocrosser, drag strip, weekend warrior, or something else entirely. Personally, I like turbos, but that's just cause I like turbos. Honestly, unless you're going all out, you'll probably want to get a DUI distri...
by Asa
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

I'm trying to re-route the PCV valve to the air-cleaner using the filter that came with it. I know you're not supposed to get much vacuum from the PCV system, but I'm not seeing any. 0 in/Hg at any RPM. It doesn't look like there's a grommet that goes with it, but there has to be something else I'm ...
by Asa
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

Thanks X
After half a dozen different searches, it looks like BWD EC516 or EC518

Not sure what the difference in a yellow stripe (516) and a brown stripe (518) is though
by Asa
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

First drive, haven't adjusted anything beyond stock setup. Edit: yeah, float level seemed to be off. Adjusted that and it went away. Still have a minor flat spot, but it's not much. Just need to adjust the accelerator pump linkage. This flat spot is weird. I'm not sure if it's actually the surging f...
by Asa
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

Hrm First time I let it actually get up to operating temp. Means it's the first time the fuel pump got enough time running to fill the bowl. Means it's the first time I saw that there's an issue with the needle valve. https://i.imgur.com/Z5DzhL8.jpg Despite setting the float according to the diagram...
by Asa
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

The truck it was on was an '86 F100 with a YFA on it. Saw an '80 as well with a YFA, but it had the weird offset aircleaner that hangs down to the side? I didn't want that one. I'm not sure that's a relay (at least as I understand them.) Only has the copper connector and a wired connector on the oth...
by Asa
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Surging with a Carter YFA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: Surging with a Carter YFA?

So, picked up this guy. Got it partially disassembled already and started cleaning it for paint. What gets hooked up where? http://i.imgur.com/yFzD6qr.jpg Secondary question, can I hook this up to the front passenger bolt since that one's actually a stud? Step 7 says I should unbolt one of the rear ...
by Asa
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to start 144
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: How to start 144

B RON CO wrote:Remove the starter and jump it on the work bench.

If you don't feel comfortable doing this, most auto-parts places will test them in their machine for you.

Good luck!
by Asa
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to start 144
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: How to start 144

Pull all the plugs, squirt some oil down into the cylinders (not a whole helluva lot, just a moderate amount,) let it sit for a day or so, try to turn over by hand using a breaker bar and a socket. From there, let us know. After 8 years it could be any number of issues, including an old battery tryi...

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