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by 1bad6t
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjustable rocker screw
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Adjustable rocker screw

The adjustment screw is the same screw that were on the big six, Y-block and FE engine, part #B6A 6549-C. They come in .0023" over-size also if your rocker's thread is worn, part #C2AZ 6549-A. I got a couple or three from my local machine shop last year.
by 1bad6t
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

Re: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?

There are no bolt holes to bolt the lifting eyes on my '63. I used the generator bracket and a bolt screwed into where the ball for the Z-bar.

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by 1bad6t
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Removing rust with electrolysis
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Removing rust with electrolysis

I been known to electrocute a few parts myself...it's magic

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by 1bad6t
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gearbox

Here is what I know to add to what you already know. 60-62 came with one ratio. '63 was the first year for different ratio. '60-62 used 5/16" bolts to mount box to frame rail...'63 used 3/8", got to enlarge hole in frame rail or drill/tap box according which way you're going. Mustang box h...
by 1bad6t
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 61 falcon front coil specs/alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: 61 falcon front coil specs/alternatives

In my '60 Falcon with 289 I cut one coil off the Moog 8088 coil springs. They had a load rate of 1540 lbs. I cut two coils off the Moog 8304 coil springs in my 74 Maverick with 250. The firmness of the ride was slight noticeable, but not bone jarring. On a scale 1-10 maybe a 3 at the most. My '06 F1...
by 1bad6t
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 63 falcon differential identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: 63 falcon differential identification

From the tag i've gathered a few things. First row is WBY J1. Second row is 3 20 8F4 505. So i know its a 7.25in dif with the 3.2 ratio. Not sure how to read the date and which plant is 505. Date code = 1st number is year...2nd letter is month...3rd letter is week. Your code reads 1968, June, 4th w...
by 1bad6t
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

BCOWANWHEELS wrote:did you install main bearings upside down

Nope. Holes aligns with passages.
by 1bad6t
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

I blew air down the top of block and it sounds like it is coming out around either the main or connecting rod bearings at #5 and #6. It also could be coming from the empty lifter bores because it had a hollow echo sound. I filled hole with oil and it just sat there. Blew more air trying to see where...
by 1bad6t
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

Here's an update and new problem on the rebuild. Machine shop boiled the block 3 times to get it clean, decked the block .030, shaved head .015, turned crank 10/10 and bored block .040 over. They also put the pistons on the connecting rods and installed new cam bearings. All I had to do was the free...
by 1bad6t
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 91 F150 Front calipers - phenolic vs steel piston?
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Re: 91 F150 Front calipers - phenolic vs steel piston?

Don't know about trucks...but the rear brakes on Crown Vic police cars have steel pistons and regular CV's got phenolic. It can take the heat better than plastic.

Factory parts last a lot longer than box store parts.
by 1bad6t
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Advice for Planning my Project 1964 1/2 I6
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

Re: Need Advice for Planning my Project 1964 1/2 I6

StevenCCrowder wrote:http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i30/WrestleFreak_26/Mustang.png
Came with the 200 I6

The "T" in the vin number indicates a 170 ci http://classicinlines.com/Ident.asp
by 1bad6t
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spark plugs with 170 and DSII
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

Re: Spark plugs with 170 and DSII

This is a 1964 falcon 170, however I'm planning ahead in order to install the DSII dizzy, and replacement carb to get away from the autolite/loadomatic combo that runs poorly even after replacing them both. The later model distributor might not fit the early block...the driveshaft is different size...
by 1bad6t
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

The machine shop guy said the problem was a nasty dirty sludge engine...the lifters and oil passage were full of dirt. He said he cooked the block 3 times to get it clean. On a good note the crank will clean up with a 10/10 cut. I told him to shave the head at least .040 and go with .060 shims under...
by 1bad6t
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 1965 200 6cyl. Adjustable rocker arms and head question
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Re: 1965 200 6cyl. Adjustable rocker arms and head question

Ok I have checked and all the tube and holes are clear and clean,and all looks real clean.. The only thing that still bothers me is, what is in the area under the cap which the front mounting bolt on the rocker arm assembly is holding the cover over the plate which leads to a downward hole. I have ...
by 1bad6t
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

This could explain a lot why I have hyd. lifters. Block was cast 1/26/63 so it should be the new design. I notice the Master Parts Catalog saying 60/62 were solid and 63-up were hydraulic. This makes me wonder if all of my lifters are collapsed being why I have too much valve lash with the adjuster ...
by 1bad6t
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

The valve stem tips are too far gone and will need replacing along with the compression is about as much as my fish aquarium pump...I gonna do what needs to be done and bite the bullet and do a complete rebuild. I do have two '66 200's in my pile of parts but I kinda want to keep this car more date ...
by 1bad6t
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Re: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

David- Other than busting my bubble...to told me what I wanted to hear. I will let you know what I find. rbohn- I think the oil running down to the lifter was enough to fill the lifter some. The engine ran but didn't have that much power, more like the 144 I remember. But just a wild guess...pushing...
by 1bad6t
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 23
Views: 2204

Did a '63.5 170 come w/hydraulic lifters?

Just bought a sweet looking 63 Futura hardtop with a 170 build date of 1/22/63. When I went to adjust the noisy valves I couldn't get the feeler gauge under the rocker. I also noticed there's not much more adjustment, if any, left on the rocker arms. When I push down on the wrench to get a better gr...
by 1bad6t
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Ohm specs for fuel tank sending unit for 67 Mustang?
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Ohm specs for fuel tank sending unit for 67 Mustang?

Empty 73 Ohms
Full 8-12 Ohms
by 1bad6t
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1970 ford maverick turn signals
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: 1970 ford maverick turn signals

Did you replace BOTH flashers or just one? http://1bad6t.com/Maverick/repair/pdf/7 ... wiring.pdf
by 1bad6t
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dura-spark Distributor Specification
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Dura-spark Distributor Specification

http://1bad6t.com/Maverick/diagrams/DSSPECS.htmL Hope this is helpful Ken YEs I'm sure the guy with the smaller six will like. Where on earth did you find that?? Is there more to find like the specs for the 240-300s and "other" engines? Here is something I threw together for you big six g...
by 1bad6t
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder Head ID
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Cylinder Head ID

I had no problem using a bushing to adapt my vacuum tree. I don't think it had an internal EGR or if it did it is gone now. The inside of the intake looks the same as the D3 head. If you are saying the EGR bolted on the outside of the intake...then someone already tapped threads for the vacuum tree ...
by 1bad6t
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder Head ID
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Cylinder Head ID

Thanks for the reply. Let's say it was time for the guy to hit the clock instead of early lunch...it sounds better. Here is a pic of the vacuum port. I also notice I will be loosing the "High Rise" intake with this head, but this head has only 2000 miles with all new parts. http://1bad6t.c...
by 1bad6t
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder Head ID
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Cylinder Head ID

Looking over a cylinder head that I got from a friend today…I noticed the engineer/casting number to be 14 E BE-6090-BB. A quick comparison it to my D3 250 head with a micrometer…the valve size, combustion chamber and carburetor bore appears the same. Only difference I see different between the two ...
by 1bad6t
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Maverick rear axle in Falcon - shock stagger?
Replies: 13
Views: 5101

Re: Maverick rear axle in Falcon - shock stagger?

What year Maverick rear end? 67-70 Mustang plates will work with 70-74 Maverick rear...dont know with 75-77.

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by 1bad6t
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: C4 Dowel Pin Orientation on a '66
Replies: 21
Views: 1486

Re: C4 Dowel Pin Orientation on a '66

You are correct in your thinking. The mounting bolts will not align nothing. You need dowel pins to align the two together.
by 1bad6t
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark II install.....WOW!
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: Duraspark II install.....WOW!

If you really want to wakeup the DSII...do the Mr. Gasket #925D spring swap and bend the anchor tab 3/16" and open up the sparkplug gap to .045". I'll guarantee this will put a smile on your face. :nod:
by 1bad6t
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to wire in an electric choke?
Replies: 9
Views: 3571

Re: How to wire in an electric choke?

anywhere there is 12v with the key on....I have wired many to the coil + wire..... When the engine is running...the coil + is getting power through the resistor wire. Only time the coil + sees 12v when the key is in the start position. Ford wired the electric choke to the stator terminal on the bac...
by 1bad6t
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?
Replies: 24
Views: 5829

Re: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?

65 had an alternator whereas the 64 has a generator therefore some of the wiring is different. 64 also has a horn relay so more different wiring.
by 1bad6t
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?
Replies: 24
Views: 5829

Re: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?

Will suspension, steering and brakes in a 1965 Falcon interchange with a 1965 Mustang?

Everything will interchange but the centerlink. The Mustang is wider
by 1bad6t
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: generator to alternator conversion fuel mileage difference ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: generator to alternator conversion fuel mileage difference ?

If your looking for better gas mileage why run with the headlights on all the time? This is putting extra work on the engine to overcome the drag of the charging system.
by 1bad6t
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: keep it simple
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

Re: keep it simple

You should be getting around 25-28 mpg with you current setup. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the Duraspark won't fit some '64 blocks with a 1/4" distributor shaft. The round headlight Granada 2.79 rearend is a direct swap to the 64-65 Falcon. I don't know of any AOD with the correct bolt ...
by 1bad6t
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Pictures of my Girl
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Pictures of my Girl

It's a great feeling...especially if it didn’t involve walking back home. Keep chipping away at it one day at a time.
by 1bad6t
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1961 gas tank
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: 1961 gas tank

I was wondering if the later tank will fit or if i need to stick to the oe tank. has anyone tried to use the later tank?

http://www.1bad6t.com/tank.html
by 1bad6t
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Mounting new fuse panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Re: Mounting new fuse panel

The new pic is in the same place where the old pic was...post #2. It shows up on my computer. Here it is again just incase I did something wrong (again) :?

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by 1bad6t
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Mounting new fuse panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Re: Mounting new fuse panel

Sorry...I posted the wrong picture. :bang:
The fuse panel in on the firewall. I changed the file name to show the correct pic. Might have to hit Ctrl+F5 to see the new pic
by 1bad6t
Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Mounting new fuse panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Re: Mounting new fuse panel

My friends with a 70 and 73 Maverick mounted theirs behind the drivers kick panel.
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by 1bad6t
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: I own a V8 Falcon with a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: I own a V8 Falcon with a problem

Your carburetor will still be running on the idle circuit...running rich. Can't make enough HP to pull the car at a fast idle rpm.
by 1bad6t
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: I own a V8 Falcon with a problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: I own a V8 Falcon with a problem

Either a bad light switch or bad dimmer switch or loose wire
2.8 rear end is not enough gear with an AOD...you need at least a 3.55 or better to get any gas mileage.
by 1bad6t
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

There’s more to springs than 6 cyl vs V8 springs. Just because a spring came from a 6 cylinder car does not mean that is a weaker spring. Take the 74-up Maverick as an example with its heavy front bumper compared to a small bumper Maverick. The late model Maverick with a 6 cylinder with A/C and powe...
by 1bad6t
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 4 to 5 lug conversion contraversy!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3981

Re: 4 to 5 lug conversion contraversy!!!!

70 grabber wrote:It was a late year build I believe september 1970 in canada. The rear is origional to the car.

Wasn’t September is the same month the 71's came out. If I remember correctly the assembly plant were closed for model change in August
by 1bad6t
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 4 to 5 lug conversion contraversy!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3981

Re: 4 to 5 lug conversion contraversy!!!!

All my books show the 70 Maverick with the 8" uses the small bearing, ( 1-21/64" ID x 2-43/64" OD ). The 71 Maverick uses the medium bearing, 1-3/8" ID x 2-13/64" OD or 1-3/8" x 2-53/64". Is it possible the rear end has been changed out or is it the original rear e...
by 1bad6t
Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 1561

Re: What do I do now?

A bad starter solenoid or ignition switch will cause the same problem along with just about anything electrical. Check grounds also before you start throwing parts at it.
by 1bad6t
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Mustang II suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Mustang II suspension

It takes a lot of fabrication and effort to get a Ford Mustang II suspension to fit anything but a Ford Mustang II...that's why they make rack and pinion kits. Rod and Custom has the best kit that will fit with less work and ALL the parts are in the box(s). Other kits might appear to be cheaper unti...
by 1bad6t
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

using lowering blocks in the rear is probably the best way to go overall.

The axle needs to be as close as possible the the spring. Lowering blocks will cause axle windup and bad handling. Custom springs is the correct way to lower the rear
by 1bad6t
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: Lowering suspension options on early falcon/comet

1. Your car doesn't have struts...but it does have strut rods. Don't cut them.
2. The Shelby Drop doesn't lower a car very much...maybe 3/8"
3. This is the correct way to lower the front end...but who makes spindles?
4. I wouldn't cut more than one coil. Anything more will induce bump steer
by 1bad6t
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Tri-POwer
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Rebuilt Tri-POwer

Too hot of a plug will just melt the electrode. Too much timing will hurt the pistions, valves or blow a head gasket. 32* total is enough on a six cylinder.
by 1bad6t
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: blue cap for Duraspark II?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: blue cap for Duraspark II?

That's what they make blue spray paint for. :mrgreen: