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by rbohm
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to straight 6 world
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: New to straight 6 world

i also love the 300. perhaps the next truck i decide to get will have that engine in it. lots of good upgrades available for that engine.
by rbohm
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all from Uruguay!
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Hello all from Uruguay!

ignacio, you are going to learn a loot from this forum. as for your car, i am rather jealous as i love the 56 ford but have never been able to find one decent enough to buy at a price i can afford. perhaps one day...... Hi! It's a great car, even to be a taxi-car for almost 30 years, it is in very ...
by rbohm
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all from Uruguay!
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Hello all from Uruguay!

ignacio, you are going to learn a loot from this forum. as for your car, i am rather jealous as i love the 56 ford but have never been able to find one decent enough to buy at a price i can afford. perhaps one day......
by rbohm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I be looking at more carb?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Should I be looking at more carb?

my advice would be to finish your build as is for now. get teh car on the road with the current combo and then decide of you want more power, or feel you need a larger carb. nothing kills a project faster than midstream changes. that upsets the apple cart, so to speak. at this point in your project,...
by rbohm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 with Aussie crossflow
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Ford 200 with Aussie crossflow

jack(i forget his user name) built a 200 with the crossflow head for a locost roadster he also built. there is a tech article on what needs to be done to adapt the crossflow head to the american block. it isnt all that hard, but it is fairly detail oriented, and requires a cam for the crossflow sinc...
by rbohm
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Carb Choice for CI Aluminum Head

Yes a Holley 390 or 465 CFM 4V (I happen to have one of those) and the Autolite 4100 and Motorcraft 4150's will bolt right on all of those are good choices. Not sure that the Eldenbrock would have a Holley pattern I never used one sure some other site members that have used will know. the edelbrock...
by rbohm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1260

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

as bubba and b ron noted, you have extra capacity in your cooling system now, so running a 195 tstat wont have an issue with temperature creep.
by rbohm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder

Ok, I took a hack at cleaning it up. Do I need to take it all the way down so that it is completely smooth? Or does it look pretty good as is? https://i.postimg.cc/k2M5hJht/4-BAF897-A-3845-4481-A205-37-F6-DE68-AD53.jpg Thanks! -Shawn that looks pretty good. you might round off the edges on the deep...
by rbohm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder

i will say this, the beauty of aluminum used in cylinder heads and blocks is that they can be fairly easily repaired, assuming you can weld aluminum. i have seen top fuel blocks made from aluminum that had a rod thrown through the side, and the low buck teams would weld the block pieces back togethe...
by rbohm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Damaged Aluminum Head & Cylinder

i agree with the others, have the head checked over for cracking. if there is no cracking, then the head can be refurbished to run again. i agree with the detonation issue though, perhaps there was a vacuum leak that caused that cylinder to be excessively lean, and the detonation busted up the ring ...
by rbohm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 1260

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

first thing to remember is that if the cooling system is designed to operate at 180 degrees, then as long as the tstat opening point is below that, the system will operate at 180 degrees. step the temperature opening point up to 195 and the system will run at 195 degrees, the temp the tstat is desig...
by rbohm
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: CI/VI Head on a 170?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: CI/VI Head on a 170?

one thing you need to consider is valve size. in your case not the loss of performance you might get from too large of valves, but rather the possible interference with the cylinder wall. unless matt has made a change, the valves sizes are 1.88in/1.50ex. they fit the 200/250 bore well, but the 170 b...
by rbohm
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: need some input

Rbohm, I have another engine swap for consideration in your Falcon, I think it makes even more sense than most of the others and that's the Austrailian Barra Six and its pure Ford too. I have been thinking about this swap for quite awhile, what a tuff bullet proof engine even with a Turbo, producin...
by rbohm
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 - First Build
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: 240 - First Build

Begin with top notch ignition. Duraspark , HEI or similar. I was considering going with the pertronix II system. I see lots of people like to go with the duraspark because it is available at junkyards. Is there any other advantages with the duraspark? Or should I stick with my original plan and ord...
by rbohm
Sat May 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 six rebuild kit
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: 200 six rebuild kit

before you dig into tearing down the engine, get it running again, and run a compression check, listen for bottom end noises, etc. 85,000 miles is not a lot these days especially if the engine has been properly maintained. so the first thing you want to do is change the oil and inspect the old oil f...
by rbohm
Sat May 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Question about a 200 with a Large Log Head
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Question about a 200 with a Large Log Head

:hmmm: Do yourself a real big favor before you start drilling those cut off bolts/studs.Get a good set of LEFT HAND drill bits to work with.A lot of times the heat generated by drilling will break loose the remains of the bolts/studs and they will back out with the brill bit,Use the penetrating oil...
by rbohm
Sat May 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: need some input

X as usual you are a font of information and amusement. keep up the good work my friend.
by rbohm
Thu May 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: need some input

volvo made their sixes for quite a number of years, though most of them went into front or all wheel drive cars, and the engine is transversely mounted.
by rbohm
Tue May 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: need some input

i thought about the jag six, and i do like them, but it seems to me that it is closer in size to the 300. its still an option though.
by rbohm
Tue May 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 487

need some input

i am considering swapping either a volvo inline six or bmw inline six into my falcon. both companies do have tied with ford, ford owned volvo for a while, and ford installed bmw inline diesels in some lincolns in the mid 80s. so advice, suggestions? it would be a fairly easy way to get 300hp in my f...
by rbohm
Mon May 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Coilovers
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Coilovers

a lot depends on the method of attachment of the coil overs. most use a spherical bearing for best results, and that means all the noise, vibrations, and harshness that would normally be damped out are not transmitted to the chassis.
by rbohm
Mon May 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod

the install looks just fine. remember that the "adjustment" built into the strut rod is there to fine tune the caster adjustment, not be the mode of caster adjustment.
by rbohm
Sun May 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Power steering conversion on `66 Mustang
Replies: 10
Views: 6097

Re: Power steering conversion on `66 Mustang

i am considering a power steering conversion for my 64 falcon. if i do i will likely go with the borgeson conversion, or a factory power steering system conversion. these are the two best imo as they fit the best with the fewest issues overall. the problem with the factory power steering is the leak...
by rbohm
Wed May 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with new carb please
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Re: Help with new carb please

Thank you. My next upgrade would be a HEI Distributer from vintage inline. Would your carb recommendations still be valid? Or does that open up a can of worms? I’m a Chevy man and build so many Chevy engines. And always been in love with classic mustangs. So in keeping Ford a ford, I know nothing o...
by rbohm
Wed May 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with new carb please
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Re: Help with new carb please

i agree with bill, start at vintageinlines and see what matt has for carbs. the autolite 1100 is a good carb to run, and so is the holley 1940. but you should get the later non LOM carb and distributor for best reliability, performance, and drivability. another option would be to step up and put on ...
by rbohm
Mon May 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: EFI TBI Questions

hey star, check out the megasquirt systems available. you can build from scratch, or buy controller already built, and just wire up what you need. the system is quite flexible. you can use timing control or not. they are even getting into transmission control as well if you wan tot go that route by ...
by rbohm
Mon May 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member looking to learn
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: New member looking to learn

OP, on thing i have learned since i started learning about car in 1970 is that you can make just about any engine fit in just about any car. to give you an idea, i have seen both a big block chevy and a big block oldsmobile engine swapped into a honda 600 coupe, and if you google honda 600 coupe you...
by rbohm
Sat May 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Small Six for Towing
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: Small Six for Towing

how much weight are you planning on towing? personally i would not use the 250 for towing anything, except maybe a small trailer of like a max weight of around 1500lbs. a better inline six for towing would be the 240 or the 300. these are big bore long stroke motors and make torque. even then in sto...
by rbohm
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "similar to a Holley one barrel model 1904"
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: "similar to a Holley one barrel model 1904"

back when i had my old 82 faimont, i bought a "universal fit" carb off amazon. it worked, sort of. it wasnt as universal fit as it claimed to be, but with more patience, i could have gotten it to work well on that engine. just be prepared to spend afair amount of time making it fit, and tu...
by rbohm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: 70 Falcon on E-Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: 70 Falcon on E-Bay

i like that body style falcon. the 70 1/2 falcon is neat but i owned an early 70 falcon at one time. the torino based falcon is a rare one though.
by rbohm
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is This A Crazy Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: Is This A Crazy Idea?

Mill a large log head flat, removing as little material as possible. Fabricate a 1/2in thick plate wide enough to accept the carb base. Bolt the plate to the log. Drill the plate to accept three of these: $85 on Amazon, $73 on ebay. https://www.amazon.com/KIPA-Carburetor-Prosche-Dellorto-Replacemen...
by rbohm
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 6003

Re: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon

I'm not sure of the differences between the early 9 steering boxes and later V8 ones, except that at some point ('64, '64??) they got rid of the long "spear of death" steering shaft and went to a rag joint. Makes it that much more difficult to pull the steering gearbox, not to mention shi...
by rbohm
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 76 maverick 250 new cam
Replies: 32
Views: 3405

Re: 76 maverick 240-300 new cam

Ok it’s the 250. I ordered a comp cam for the 240-300 and thought I had messed up but come to find out the cam I ordered will fit all 10 inch deck height straight sixes. if you ordered a cam for a 240-300, then it WONT fit the 250 as they are two different engines. the 250 is shorter and uses diffe...
by rbohm
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Performance oil pan
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Performance oil pan

craigII wrote:How hard can it be to weld a tray and baffles into a stock pan?


that depends on how well can you weld, how precise are you with measuring where things go in three dimensions, etc.
by rbohm
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: [250 w/AL head] Mill head to raise compression?
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: [250 w/AL head] Mill head to raise compression?

yes teh aluminum head does allow for a higher compression than the iron heads do, due to better heat dissipation. you can also run more ignition timing as well, but remember to balance them. your compression numbers look goo overall, so run the numbers and see what you ratio is now, and then bump it...
by rbohm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: exhaust

vintageinlines carries them;

https://www.vintageinlines.com/product- ... let-header

i believe hooker still makes headers for the small ford six as well.
by rbohm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Donut Gasket

i have had failures with the silver gaskets as well, but then my manifold is cracked all to heck so i need to replace it. when that time comes i will probably also use a high temp sealer with the donut gasket.
by rbohm
Sun May 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Maximum Lift - Clearance
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: Maximum Lift - Clearance

mathew, as you have already noted, any combination you come up with will have to be checked before final assembly. this is why mock up is so important. so start by finding out what your current v/p clearance is. you will also need the current compressed gasket thickness, and the depth the piston is ...
by rbohm
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 6427

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

X makes some good points. technology for technologies sake is not necessarily the way to go. i prefer using factory systems as much as possible.
by rbohm
Fri May 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: What wheels and tires fit on a falcon!
Replies: 24
Views: 14831

Re: What wheels and tires fit on a falcon!

wheel vintiques will build you just about any rim you want.
by rbohm
Fri May 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 6427

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

charlie, no we do not need modern electronic ignition systems, however they do have several advantages over the weak sauce points controlled systems, those being; 1: stronger spark output 2: more consistent spark output 3: more consistent dwell 4: more consistent spark timing, IE much less spark sca...
by rbohm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

Yeah thanks for the info. I didn’t mean flood the bowl in the carb I meant there would be a rupture in the fuel pump diaphragm and it would pump fuel into the oil pan through fuel pump with a mechanical fuel pump, what happens is the fuel is pushed past the inlet valve, and then the outlet valve, t...
by rbohm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

FM to run a return line you need this; https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hly-12-803/overview/ it has one inlet port, and two outlet ports. you plumb one outlet to the carb, and the other to a line that runs back to the tank, or as some have done to the inlet of the electric pump(not ideal but it wo...
by rbohm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

star is right. and if you have the system setup where the relay is energized only when the ignition switch is on, then there should be no problems. unfortunately a lot of people forget that, and just wire it to the toggle switch. if you leave that on the engine can ultimately be filled with gasoline...
by rbohm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vapor lock prevention?
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Vapor lock prevention?

dont bother with using a switch to turnn the pump on and off. use the relay to turn the pump on when you have oil pressure, that will prevent yu from forgetting to turn the pump off when you park the car, and you dont have to deal with vapor lock.
by rbohm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 302 v8 to 300 i6 trans questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1940

Re: 302 v8 to 300 i6 trans questions

one little trick you can use is the 302 uses the same flexplate bolt pattern the 300 uses, so you can bolt teh 302 flexplate to the 300. with a flexplate, you just need to remove the balance weight, including the welds that hold the weight to the plate in their entirety. that will make the flexplate...
by rbohm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tremec TKO BEHIND 240
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Re: Tremec TKO BEHIND 240

the first thing you have to ask yourself is what do you want from this truck? you want something for a working vehicle, a hot rod truck, a race truck, a daily driver? personally unless i was building a truck for racing, i would build the six, and i would probably use an overdrive trans, the TKO is a...
by rbohm
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 90
Views: 9257

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

i ma going with bill on this one, get the wide band O2 sensor and use that to tune your motor. reading the plugs was fine in the old days for experienced tuners, but these days with the changes in the fuel being used, unless you know what you are doing in reading the plugs, and even experienced guys...
by rbohm
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

i didnt notice before that you have the 3.03 trans, so yes the V8 bearing should fit nicely and have no issues.
by rbohm
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Can a V8 TO Bearing be used on L6

its not just the outside diameter, it must also fit the trans bearing retainer as well. i had a 66 falcon with the 170 where someone used the V8 throw out bearing, and you could hear the bearing rattle around on the bearing retainer. one thing however, the bearing itself is pressed onto the throw ou...

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