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by unibody madness
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: valve clearance ford 223
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: valve clearance ford 223

I am sure more experienced and knowledgeable members will chime in. If you have adjusted them with a slight drag and they are noisier than before I would suggest you have your rocker arms lapped at a machine shop to insure they are not center worn creating a larger gap
by unibody madness
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rebuild or buy New
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Rebuild or buy New

Where are the pro's? You have listed all your con's
Just being me, but one of the reasons I enjoy this hobby, is I get tired of our disposable society. If the carb is rebuildable I vote do so. if you want to upgradf to a better ignition system system that's another question.
by unibody madness
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 262 water pump
Replies: 0
Views: 775

262 water pump

Who was the guy looking for the 262 small water pump?
by unibody madness
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 performance build...questions!
Replies: 37
Views: 7784

Re: 223 performance build...questions!

Updates would be great. Although The content is a bit above my head, and beyond my wallet,I have been enjoying and learning as you guys discuss options Thanks
by unibody madness
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '61 223 in F250
Replies: 7
Views: 2342

Re: '61 223 in F250

Those ports on the intake can be used for the pcv system or power vac assist brakes or both. California came up with a canister that went from the down draft tube opening, via a tube that followed the intake, with a flange that bolted to your throttle pivot . Then a pcv valve, rubber hose, brass fit...
by unibody madness
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Rebuild Kit recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Re: 223 Rebuild Kit recommendations

no recommendation other than find a decent machine shop and ask them, I got a great deal buying a motor that had already been rebuilt some years back. you will find little difference between cost of rebuilding 223 and 292 Y block.Whats wrong with your engine and where are you located?
by unibody madness
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Do I need to install a PCV valve (1962 223)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: Do I need to install a PCV valve (1962 223)?

Pvc systems in the f100 first came out in California, they replaced the road draft tube with a canister tube system that came up instead of down, bent towards the front and bolted to the ear on the intake that holds the throttle linkage, then came the valve, short piece of rubber, then a 90* that sc...
by unibody madness
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Oil Pump Intake Relo
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Re: Oil Pump Intake Relo

I found a rear sump/Pickup tube to put in my sons 61 f100 but he did not set the cv to the bottom of the chassis but rather to the top.
He used 2"square tubing on the bottom,flattened the lower frame rail and notched the top so it kept the ride height. that way it cleared the rack
by unibody madness
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Vapor Lock Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: 223 Vapor Lock Issues

Try restricting the return line a little to insure enough flow to the carb. Check to make sure your heat riser valve is not stuck closed, try a phrenolic spacer under the carb
by unibody madness
Sat May 14, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Making a load-o-matic carburetor work with a 300 distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Making a load-o-matic carburetor work with a 300 distrib

I am not an expert by any means, but I am currently working on a similar set up. I am trying to use a two barrel set up, and agree with the ported vac advise. I would also check to make sure the mechanical advance is not hung up have too light centrifugal spring set.
by unibody madness
Sun May 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: testing 223 oil pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: testing 223 oil pump

you may need to pack impeller cavity well with grease to insure suction at start up
by unibody madness
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Upcoming 223 build
Replies: 15
Views: 3276

Re: Upcoming 223 build

I can not speak to your particular build, but I had some serious fitment issues between the patriot long tube headers on my 61 f100 and the front cross member.
I can tell you that the Cliffford exhaust is much thicker and better built in my opinion,but you get what you pay for.
by unibody madness
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: shipping hook up?....Found thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 899

shipping hook up?....Found thanks

Looking for a little freight help from Queens NY, to northern Ca.
one pallet with nos 223 block
discounts,freight company info ect.
by unibody madness
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: NOS engine blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: NOS engine blocks

I was hoping for one of the 223 blocks, and a head if they had any left. I left them a message and tried to call several times but no response, ad says local pickup only. If you have a way to contact them please let me know.
by unibody madness
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Start/Idle Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: 223 Start/Idle Issue

Just a thought, the new gas eats up old carbs, or parts in older car rebuild kits that are still om the shelf. I had a similar problem some time back.
by unibody madness
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Any interest in a new dual carb intake?
Replies: 50
Views: 10898

Re: Any interest in a new dual carb intake?

Reasonable cost for dual exhaust on a 223 would be awesome. Patriots do not fit under the 60s truck cross members, and Clifford performance wants more than some trucks are worth. reproducing something similar to the old fenton headers would sell well from what I have read.
by unibody madness
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 mod guru help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

223 mod guru help needed

Let me start with saying I am willing to try or learn anything new, but know/remember just enough to get in trouble. I have been working on two different 223 motors and would like to get some info from the gurus. I helped my son with a rebuilt motor install in his 61 flairside. I had it set aside fo...
by unibody madness
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Distributor Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Re: 223 Distributor Swap

This may be a bit late, However, you can mod a 74- 85 DSII distributor from a ford 300. Either adapt the oil pump drive, or change oil pump to match dizzy. I just finished this in my 61 223, I changed out the oil pump to a 64 5/16ths drive pump.. Now I happened to have a 223 on an engine stand to dr...
by unibody madness
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 with loadomatic
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: 223 with loadomatic

Good to know, the more you post the more I attempt to learn. How would this affect a multiple carb set up?
by unibody madness
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DEAD BATTERY?
Replies: 15
Views: 2124

Re: DEAD BATTERY?

Ok ,if you have in fact got a gm one wire please do not believe it only needs one wire. The two spade connecters need to be attached as well. the sensing wire that often gets connected to the charging wire at the alternator should in fact run along side the charging wire to its connection point, gen...
by unibody madness
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '62 223 oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

Re: '62 223 oil leak

The kind thay charges 85.00 per hour,knows it all, and ends up costing me time and money to figure out his fixes
by unibody madness
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '62 223 oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

Re: '62 223 oil leak

My 61 uni didnt leak at all till my son took it to a local shop for some reason. The "expert", plugged my crank case vent tube because of a vacuum leak?, and I had to re seal everything. I took the time to clean out the canister,tube and valve out. No more leaks, and no more expert for my ...
by unibody madness
Sat May 14, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project
Replies: 60
Views: 14742

Re: 59 F-100 / 223 six...my project

Thanks for your service!!! One thing you might try if the motor is still running. 1)start it and warm it up, slowly run a thin stream of water into the carb and increase gas input to keep it running. this will essentialy steam clean the inside of your engine 2)Let all the crude blow out. 3)Slowly ad...