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by Nathan289
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carberator problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Carberator problems

Well if its not the advance canister,

That would leave internal binding inside the distributor or carburetor issues.

If its carb issues it would have to be with the spark control valve circuit applying vacuum when it shouldn't.
by Nathan289
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carberator problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Carberator problems

I knew someone here did, just couldnt remember who.

I dont spend as much time here as I used to.

I ordered a vacuum advance module and plan on installing it and going from there.

I'll pm you once I find out if I have more problems.
by Nathan289
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carberator problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Carberator problems

Falconsedandelivery, Thanks, that worked.. kinda.. I'll explain.. I bumped timing, disconnected vacuum, fired her up and warmed her up. At 16* she knocked so I backed off timing until the knock went away. Which was @ 10* since we have winter gas already and its oxygenated I backed timing down to 8*....
by Nathan289
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carberator problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Carberator problems

Really? That much initial timing?

When I first fired the engine I had it running and the initial was way retarded. I had to advance the timing like 25*

Know anyone that recurred distributors?

Thanks,

Will give the timing adjustment a try.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carberator problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Carberator problems

Couple questions, Brand new rebuilt motor 170ci, .040 over bore, steel shim head gasket, comp cam 252h cam stock valve size, stock exhaust manifold. Ignition timing is at 6* Installed in a 4 door falcon squire station wagon. Factory bucket seat console car.. trying to keep it original. Rebuilt autol...
by Nathan289
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100

Asa, Do you have a link for that thread? I found a rebuild able 292 but haven't located a big six yet. I'm thinking a 300 would be the way to go, had a friend with a 95 f150 2wd 4.9L with a 5 speed and that truck was a great runner. I'm thinking non efi but the same 4.9L 300ci carbed with a 5 speed ...
by Nathan289
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100

Asa, Thanks, I found the thread in the performance big six section. Looks like the Trans adapt FE cross member is what is needed. After looking at Trans adapt's website I'm thinking that's how the P.O. installed the 302. Story is the P.O. sold (because he was hurting for money)the solid running 292 ...
by Nathan289
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Want to install a 240/300 in a 1960 f100

Hello guys, I'm new to the old truck world, but not new to Ford's or the small sixes. I just bought a 1960 f100 short bed truck. Don't tell the wife, yet I was supposed to be buying falcon parts. :shock: The truck is solid every where except two small holes in the bed corners. The truck has a 1959 h...
by Nathan289
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: HELP with 3 speed column shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Jamyers, Yes the mustang shifter sits further back than a falcon shifter. As far as i'm aware of. The falcon only got a 4 speed floor shifter behind the six. Hurst makes an aftermarket shifter for the falcon. or atleast I've seen them used in falcons.. I believe its an INDY unit, but not sure of the...
by Nathan289
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Thank you for the tip on setting the fast idle adjsutment. I'll give that a try.. I have all the check balls and the check weight. I actually am lucky enough to have a carb guy here local that is very helpful..I bought the weight and a smaller jet when I rebuilt the carb the first time.. He is also ...
by Nathan289
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

I'm going to throw the carb into the cleaning tank and start all over. I had the power valve circut tested using a vacuum pump and it is stuck in the wide open postion. So I ordered the parts to rebuild the power valve. Which requires me to pull the little freeze plug out of the top. Kinda hard to e...
by Nathan289
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

I pulled a good carb off my other falcon and it ran much better so the carb is my problem.. No back fire no miss and doesn't seem to foul out my plugs.. New problem is it over heats.. I was warming it up to operating temp so I could set the idle and check the timing.. SO I still need to do that.. In...
by Nathan289
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Thanks for the help.

I currently have the idle mixture screw 4 turns out. I've tried everything from 1 turn out to 5 turns out adjusting at 1/4 at a time..

I've done the same with the idle speed screw as well, but I'll try it again.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

How?? The car wont idle so I can't throw a timing light on it.. I brought the engine to TDC verified the balancer with the position of the piston. I then marked the distributor housing with a sharpie where the rotor pointed. I then turned the engine to the 10* BTDC. I rotated the distributor till my...
by Nathan289
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Ranchero/Station Wagon gas tanks found
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

I bought a gas tank for my 62 ranchero last year. I got it through maryland mustang.. the cost is a little more than a regular falcon tank but well worth it.. Fits well too
by Nathan289
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Carburetor Problems maybe

Hello, I need Help.. I have a 62 falcon with a 170 and the Ford 2 speed auto. I just rebuilt the 170. all stock except its .030 I have a Ford 1100 carb on top.. I've rebuilt this carb while assymbling the engine. This is a plain f-1100 it doesn't have the second accelerator pump on the paasenger sid...
by Nathan289
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 61 wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Brand new ranchero and wagon tanks can be found.

This place sells them.. price isnt cheap

http://www.gastanks.com/prodinfo.asp?number=F-55B



Nathan
by Nathan289
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear in a stock falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

I havent found a driveline shop that has a conversion joint.
The stock falcon u-joint is so tiny it creates a problem.
I'll just have the driveline modified.. I'll probably need it shortened a little anyways..
by Nathan289
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear in a stock falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Thank you, Thats what I was afraid of. I was hoping there was a solution that didnt require me going to the driveline shop. I know the rear end that I have will fit. just need to know how to hook the rear to the driveshaft.. Looks like I'll be heading to the driveshaft shop after all. Nathan
by Nathan289
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear in a stock falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

8" rear in a stock falcon

Hi guys, I'm wanting to install an 8" rear in a stock 61 falcon. I have the 8" rear with disc brakes all completed from a previous project and thought this car would be a good canidate for it. My problem is what are people using to mate the drive shaft to the pinion yolk of the 8" rear? I have a 170...
by Nathan289
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear swap in a 61 falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 944

I have the stock 61 falcon rear end. It takes a tiny U-joint one that is only an 1 7/8 from cap to cap. the 8" rear from a 70's maverick spans much further than the stock falcon. I'm not going to get lucky.. I guess I'll be going to the drive line shop and finding out how much they charge.. Nathan
by Nathan289
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8" rear swap in a 61 falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 944

8" rear swap in a 61 falcon

Hi guys, I have a 61 falcon and want to swap an 8" rear in it. I have the stock 170 and 3ott. What can a person use for mating the drive shaft to the larger U-joint yolk/flange that is on the 8" rear? I've been unable to find a conversion U-joint and was hoping there was a less expensive solution th...
by Nathan289
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

David I got everything put back together. And its running great.. I got a reman carb. I went with a Holley 1908 it has a much bigger throat than the 1904 I replaced.. So far it runs and sounds great.. I did a compression test on the engine today. With a warm engine, one plug removed at a time and th...
by Nathan289
Sat May 26, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Lagrasta,

heres a link to a couple of old pictures..

http://www.tffn.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12772

Nathan
by Nathan289
Sat May 26, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Lagrasta,

I have pictures posted on TFFN of my 62 ranchero.
I can send you pictures personally later when I'm at home and have access to them.
I need to upload the pictures i took last night. I've been working at getting it all in one color of primer.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Thu May 24, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

I've got David's Book. It's how I knew I had a problem in the first place.. What I need is for my shop manual to arrive so i get the rest of the info that I'm missing. i've found a rocker arm shaft and have the correct push rods on the way. What are the best places to buy a remanned or new Carb from...
by Nathan289
Thu May 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

David, Thank you again. Just the guy I was hoping to hear from.. Thank you for the link to rocker arm supply.. I forgot that Mike also carried rocker arms.. if he has one available.. Looks like I'll need push rods too.. I like the Holley carb too this one has seen better days though.. its been gone ...
by Nathan289
Thu May 24, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

The dizzy does have the smaller shaft and I'll look into modifing a duraspark unit and see how that works.. I had an exploded diagram of the carb and i have rebuilt a few of these before, with much better success than I did have with this one. I have a 3 frost plug/ four main 170 which came equipped...
by Nathan289
Thu May 24, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could use some tune up help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Could use some tune up help.

Hi Guys, I bought a new to us 1962 ranchero. it has some really cool body work. Ie frenched tail lights and other mods. Really cleanly done too. It has a 170 i6 that runs, although not very well. I've tuned it up with plugs and the other normal tune up stuff. replaced the fuel pump, rebuilt the carb...
by Nathan289
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Siezed!
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Fred,
Would that work with an automatic tranny?
That is a cool piece of info to know..
Thank you for sharing

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Pacemaker Headers
Replies: 3
Views: 755

I've always liked Magna Flows.
Similar sound as the Flows without the drone.
by Nathan289
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Initial startup/Break-In Fluid?- "6=8" legacy mill
Replies: 24
Views: 2779

I Have no idea what the mystery fluid is.
I preffered 30 weight oil myslef.
The problem with todays oil is its supposedly has less Zinc in it than it used to. Supposedly causes lifter problems.
I havent found a solution yet.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: disc brakes and rearend
Replies: 4
Views: 968

I have maverick spindles on my 63 falcon along with the Mav 8" rear.
Mav rotors and Granada rotors have the same part number at parts stores.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Converting a 250 C4 to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 2023

I've found that there are a few aftermarket companies that offer flywheels for the SBF in 3 versions. the 28.0z, the 50.0oz, and a 0 balance.

I havent looked in awhile, but they were available a year ago.
So you should have few issues finding a flywheel.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hooker's for 250?
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Now I wanna find a set :cry:

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hooker's for 250?
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Powerband,
I couldn't find anthing with the hooker 6602 number.
According to SummitRacing the 6601 are supposed to fit the 70 to 72 maverick and comet.

I'll try googling hooker 6602 but I'm afraid what the results will be. :oops:

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: anyone have a instrument bulb socket?
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Lagrasta,
I have an old wiring harness that got burnt up but the sockets are still good. I can send you them if you'd like..

I posted your steering box lube post on tffn for the link..

Havent seen you over on tffn for awhile..whats up wit dat?? :wink:

Nathan
by Nathan289
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.5 liter HSC rods
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

I bought a set of recon 2.5L HSC rods for $65.. If I had cores it would have been $30.. I'll be adding Arp rod bolts later.. A person could use the Tempo 2.3L rods if they wanted to short stroke a 200 or 250.. 2.5L HSC Taurus engines are hard to find.. out of the billions of tauruses sold, only 10% ...
by Nathan289
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Primary Lengths
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Mike,
Will that header pictured fit a 250 in a 63 falcon???


Nathan
by Nathan289
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 250 engine mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

I just used my stock 170ci mounts in my 63..

I believe your 60 are different than my 63s but I cant see why you cant use them as well.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed May 31, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix or DSII
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

I'll be using the DSI set-up as its what came with my engine. It looks relatively stock and works well with an MSD box.. For the most part DSI is the same as a DSII except it doesnt have the start retard function and the wide dizzy cap.. There might be some differences in the modules as there were m...
by Nathan289
Wed May 31, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix or DSII
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Why not find a DSI?? Smaller dizzy cap.. I actually believe its the same cap as a points cap..

Nathan
by Nathan289
Wed May 31, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3 RBS Carb's
Replies: 6
Views: 979

wish I could help you. I dont know enough about the rbs carbs to be of any help. I do know they were used on 74 and up 250s such as a maverick engine. I also know that the 74 and up 250 was the bigger carb base.. You should be able to bolt on the rbs carb to your 76 head with the use of the EGR or C...
by Nathan289
Mon May 29, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3 RBS Carb's
Replies: 6
Views: 979

I'm currently working on my tri power set-up and I went with 3 C/W 740 carbs..
I've heard there is clearnece issues with the rear carb and the hood brace, but I dont know for sure.

Nathan
by Nathan289
Fri May 26, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 with 3 two barrels
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Is your linkage progressive? You may get better throttle response and low-end power if you run off the center carb only... Have fun, looks cool. Kirk The linkage can be set up any way I want it to. I'll have to take a close up picture of it so you guys can see it. Its actually Stovebolts linkage th...
by Nathan289
Fri May 26, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Larger exhaust valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Arent the new SI Valves already back cut? well the intakes are arent they?
Nathan
by Nathan289
Fri May 26, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 with 3 two barrels
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Powerband, To answer your question about the cfms on the carbs i dont know. Kinda stupid for not knowing, but I never thought to ask Mr Langdon. When I bought them. I was going to order 3 H/W but Tom suggested I should buy the C/W figured he'd know best. The carb paperwork i recieved with the carbs ...
by Nathan289
Thu May 25, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 with 3 two barrels
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

250 with 3 two barrels

Hey guys.. Thought I'd share my little project with you. I picked up a D7 head had it baked and bought 3 stovebolt adapters and C/w carbs and linkage. I think its kinda cool. Dont know how well it will work, but it will be fun giving it a try. http://www.tffn.net/uploader/1296/picture096.jpg_thumb.p...
by Nathan289
Thu May 25, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjustable timing set for 250?
Replies: 51
Views: 10585

Az Coupe
is working on an adjustable timing set for the 250.
I asked him a couple of weeks ago..
I aslo asked him about a header that fits the 250..
Also being worked on.


Nathan
by Nathan289
Mon May 22, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: New To Falcons And To I6s
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Swap in a T-5 which is a 5 speed tranny.

the guys at modern driveline can set you up with everything you'll need for the swap. problem is it wont be cheap..

I've heard that the 3 speed overdrive trannys from some of the mid 80's Ford trucks are another different option.


Nathan