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by rbohm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 309

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
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, from Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Hello, from Arizona

desertpony, where in southern az do you live? i also have a couple of three spd transmissions i wont be using, one 2.77 an one 3.03. let me know rich.
by rbohm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Donut Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 808

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: 758

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: 2550

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: 9917

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: 2550

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: 909

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: 909

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: 909

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: 909

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: 716

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: 676

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: 88
Views: 4145

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: 630

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: 630

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...
by rbohm
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I get an MSD 6A?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Should I get an MSD 6A?

Okay so the general consensus is that I should stay with what I have. My mechanic seemed to think that the MSD would improve the fuel economy of the car and that is one of my goals. It's simply a daily driver, gets me to work, the beach, etc. At the end of the fall I had racked over 4000 miles and ...
by rbohm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crossflow 250 Head Swap
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Crossflow 250 Head Swap

here you go;

ci/XFheadswap.html

you can find it by clicking on the tech archive link and searching for the crossflow head swap link.
by rbohm
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: When did the 170 engine get the 5/16" oil pump shaft?

it was a running change in 1964. the early 64s had the 1/4" the later ones had the 5/16" shafts. i have an early one. as to when the changes over began, i a not sure, i dont think even ford is sure.
by rbohm
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2.3 HSC Heads
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: 2.3 HSC Heads

x is right, it can be done, but you must be very careful with your measurements as to where to cut each head, and then you must have then furnace welded together and fully machined to make sure all the gasket surfaces are properly square and flat. one other thing to consider is that you will have to...
by rbohm
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1980's Inline Six
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: 1980's Inline Six

1980 is the transition year between the high mount starter and low mount starter. Verify where the starter is located. The low mount starter block would be easier to install an AOD transmission by using a SBF bellhousing. Good Luck. this, and this link tells you how to modify the bell housing to wo...
by rbohm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Getting A'head at the Pull-N-Pay
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

Re: Getting A'head at the Pull-N-Pay

one thought, if the lanes n the yard are big enough, you might try riding around in a golf cart and use that to carry your tools and any parts you might procure. assuming of course if it is allowed.
by rbohm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminium heads other than vintage inlines
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Aluminium heads other than vintage inlines

unfortunately there are few companies making aluminum heads for the old small inline six. its not a popular motor for performance applications, so aluminum heads are not flying out of the factories. in fact there are few aluminum heads for any inline six regardless of manufacturer.
by rbohm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam for 200 I6
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Cam for 200 I6

OP the others are right, unless you are building a race motor that will be turning 7000+ rpm, the cam you linked to is far too much for your motor. when selecting a cam, first decide what rpm range your engine is going to spend 80% of its time in. for the street that means 1000-4500 rpm. you then se...
by rbohm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: help with rent housing in Park City
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Re: help with rent housing in Park City

your em[loyer doesnt provide housing?
by rbohm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: help with rent housing in Park City
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Re: help with rent housing in Park City

are you looking for a house to rent for yourself? or are you looking to buy a house to rent out to others?
by rbohm
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: Weber 32/36

i would go with a 62 jet.
by rbohm
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber 32/36
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: Weber 32/36

actually the weber has an idle jet, and its that jet that needs to be larger.
by rbohm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: distributor. final ignition time
Replies: 5
Views: 3067

Re: distributor. final ignition time

you could possibly create ad equation that would tell you what initial timing, total timing, and what ignition curve you need, but there are many more factors to take into account than just compression ratio, cam timing, combustion chamber shape, intake and exhaust efficiency, even things like the s...
by rbohm
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Latest project swapping a 351c into my 67 Mustang
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Latest project swapping a 351c into my 67 Mustang

moved to gasoline alley since this is not a six cylinder topic. OP bubba is right, this site is dedicated to the inline six cylinder engine. primarily ford inlines, but others are discussed here also.
by rbohm
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: information about cylinder heads. SP and max econo (argentina)
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: information about cylinder heads. SP and max econo (argentina)

Good info fakundo. Are those heads easy to find? good question, fakundo you might be able to make some extra money selling those heads here in the states. i would suggest getting a hold of matt at vintage inlines and perhaps set up a pipeline to him. it might be easier for you that way so you get y...
by rbohm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine tune and questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Engine tune and questions

Hello everyone I hope you all had a good weekend. I think I am going to take other peoples ideas and play it safe and trailer the car down. But I still will use it as a daily driver for the 6 mike drive to school and back. But besides that I have some questions still. I remember earlier on this for...
by rbohm
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flywheel question
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Flywheel question

to be honest, i would go with the NPD flywheel. they have the best customer service as well as qualitquicklyy parts. and tehy generally get the parts to you quickly. as for a lightened flywheel, that means they have taken weight out of the wheel making for quicker engine reving. that becomes a detri...
by rbohm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Scary thing happened yesterday.
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Scary thing happened yesterday.

i have never had a problem with one of those filters, except when one broke on me when i was tightening it up to spec. never had any leaks though, but i have had flow problems with those filters though, and they never seem to last very long either.
by rbohm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2bbl conversion & stock fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: 2bbl conversion & stock fuel pump

keeping the stock fuel pump will be just fine. they put out far more than the engine can handle in the first place, so a warmed over 200 wont be an issue, unless you are thinking about making something around 350hp or so. then you start hitting the limits of the stock pump.
by rbohm
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1964 Futura needs gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: 1964 Futura needs gas tank

here are three tanks available; https://www.falconparts.com/ford-falcon-auto-parts/pc/1962-1964-FUEL-TANKS-14-GAL-70p350.htm https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_falcon_mercury_comet/gas-tank-14-gallon-capacity-correct-for-1960-1964-falcon-except-station-wagon-sedan-delivery-and-ranchero.html#close ht...
by rbohm
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Main girdle?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Main girdle?

it shouldnt be too hard to have a stud girdle made up for your engine by a competent machinist. as to their worth, for the street they are of limited use, unless you are making some big power. for the race track they are more necessary. to prevent main cap walking at higher rpms. the choice is yours...
by rbohm
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car jumping in gear
Replies: 78
Views: 6930

Re: car jumping in gear

welcome michal, enjoy the insanity here, it helps if you relax. first thing, it doesnt matter how many cylinders an engine has, nor it configuration, they all operate on the same set of principles. they all need fuel fire and compression, as well as exhaust, at the right times. it can be a modern V6...
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 19
Views: 1963

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

chad wrote:a day down, a day back!


only if you are nutty enough to try and put down 1500 miles per day. :hmmm: :hmmm: well this IS fordsix.......
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 19
Views: 1963

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

the reason i asked is because i have a complete six cylinder C4 trans, including the torque converter complete with ring gear, and trans cross member. i may still use it, but it will be a while before i will get to it. if you were closer you could have picked it up. Where are you? I like road trips...
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 19
Views: 1963

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

the reason i asked is because i have a complete six cylinder C4 trans, including the torque converter complete with ring gear, and trans cross member. i may still use it, but it will be a while before i will get to it. if you were closer you could have picked it up.
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

the reason i asked is because i have a complete six cylinder C4 trans, including the torque converter complete with ring gear, and trans cross member. i may still use it, but it will be a while before i will get to it. if you were closer you could have picked it up.
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 19
Views: 1963

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

Hi Ryan, I thought you finally fixed your clutch/tranny problems when you got the "new" 67 motor, no? I think you could find a 200 bell and use it on your C-4 but the torque converter is unique to the 170/200, it has the starter teeth right on the converter and uses a small metal "cr...
by rbohm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Will a V8 C4 for a 65 or 66'' 200?

Hi Ryan, I thought you finally fixed your clutch/tranny problems when you got the "new" 67 motor, no? I think you could find a 200 bell and use it on your C-4 but the torque converter is unique to the 170/200, it has the starter teeth right on the converter and uses a small metal "cr...
by rbohm
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 66 falcon wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: 66 falcon wagon

if the C4 came from behind a small six it will.
by rbohm
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Economy
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: Fuel Economy

there is always room for improvement, depending on the money you are willing to spend to get there. driving style is the first thing to get right. beyond that you are spending time and money for various upgrades. and you need to select these upgrades wisely. remember to take a systems approach to yo...
by rbohm
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Block
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: Rebuilt Block

as long as the cranks turns over easily, you are good to go. you can add lubrication to the bearings if you like, or you can deal with that when you fully assemble the motor and install it by priming the oil pump and prelubing the oil system by running the oil pump with a drill.
by rbohm
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Next project, breaks
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Next project, breaks

Thank you all for the information. Yes, I have pulled the drums and it has 2.25 all around. Will a dual chamber fit without modification to the shock tower? Space seems kind of tight? Thanks again mine fit with no problem. the nice thing is that ford used the same bolt pattern on master cylinders a...
by rbohm
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Next project, breaks
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Next project, breaks

following david recommendation to upgrade to the 67 dual bowl master cylinder, i did this with my 64 falcon and it was easy, i also recommend that you upgrade to the V8 wheel cylinders on all four corners. again i did this with my 64 falcon and it made a difference.

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