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by Stubby
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MORE POWER
Replies: 124
Views: 14452

Re: MORE POWER

The first thing to look for is small exhaust leak, that tick will fool you.
by Stubby
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft Degree Confirmation
Replies: 54
Views: 6118

Re: Camshaft Degree Confirmation

Frankenstang, there are several ways to change it, some better than others. I wouldn't do it at the cam because there is one bolt attaching it, and it can be a problem area. The crank gear adjustment is from different keyways. Picture a gear with the key aligned with a tooth on the gear. Stamp a zer...
by Stubby
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft Degree Confirmation
Replies: 54
Views: 6118

Re: Camshaft Degree Confirmation

The specs @ .050 are more accurate,but are also more difficult to get to repete. The centerline is easier for most and way closer than just throwing it together. When you get into asymmetrical lobes, it is alot better. But that is a story for another day. The main thing is to make sure it's not in l...
by Stubby
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft Degree Confirmation
Replies: 54
Views: 6118

Re: Camshaft Degree Confirmation

Just some food for thought on degreeing cams. 1. The keyway should be indexed with the #1 crankshaft throw. 2. The pins are offset in most stock type pistons, this means that the crankshaft throw and keyway isn't actually straight up when the piston is at TDC. However, if you run forged pistons with...
by Stubby
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Camshaft Degree Confirmation
Replies: 54
Views: 6118

Re: Camshaft Degree Confirmation

I have degreed many cams in many different engines and I would never recomend advancing or retarding any cam without using a degree wheel. There are too many variables. I would recomend degreeing all cams, but without a degree wheel, put it straight up and run it. Glad you got it dialed in. Sounds l...
by Stubby
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod hits camshaft
Replies: 41
Views: 5018

Re: Rod hits camshaft

Bill, I was refering to the crank gears. Stamped +4 degrees, change it, measure it, = 8 degrees. And by saying 8 degrees, I meen somewhere close to 8. The vast majority of these were Speed Pro and Cloyes. Never understood it, just accepted it and didn't trust it.
by Stubby
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rod hits camshaft
Replies: 41
Views: 5018

Re: Rod hits camshaft

I have never degreed a smal ford six or the timming set in question. However, I would like to say that I have degreed many cams and have almost never found a timing set to be correct on the alternate keys. Most SBC sets come out to double. If you change it to the 4 degree marks, it will be 8 degrees...
by Stubby
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Round Body Falcon 250 Swap Clutch Linkage Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Round Body Falcon 250 Swap Clutch Linkage Problem

I have cut and shortened, and also cut and lengthened. I may have a V8 equaliser at home. I'll look when I get there.
by Stubby
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: piston ring question?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: piston ring question?

Sealed power rings used to have a dot on one side, close to the gap. The dot goes up.

The ring with the brighter face, should be the top ring.
by Stubby
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Custom Gauge Panel (60-63)
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

Re: Custom Gauge Panel (60-63)

Most aftermarket gage companies offer a gage that will work with a ford sender.
by Stubby
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Gearbox Swaps - What fits or adapts ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2613

Re: Gearbox Swaps - What fits or adapts ?

I read about the Toyota Supra gearbox swap and considered it. However, they are fairly expensive here and replacement parts would be equaly expensive and ad complications I don't need on my simple Bird. I read Ricks post on the GM T5 and since others were using S10 tailshafts, I decided to go GM T5....
by Stubby
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which 2V Carb for 250 2V Head?
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Which 2V Carb for 250 2V Head?

For a man to refer to any Corvair as a "Late Model" he would have to be old like me. :D Good advice on carb orientation. There have been some guys on here that have had a bog turning left or right with the Weber. I think it may be due to float level. I had my Weber mounted to a log with th...
by Stubby
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

Re: 250 motor mounts

http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47350&hilit=250+mounts http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55946&hilit=250+mounts Coupeboy was the one who steered me towards those mounts. It appears that others know of them as well. I haven't dug through my shed yet, but I know...
by Stubby
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

Re: 250 motor mounts

Send Cobrasix a PM and ask if he has info on the mounts.
by Stubby
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

Re: 250 motor mounts

One of our members told me these mounts were what I need to bolt a 250 into an early Falcon. I was hoping he would chime in.
I'm still undecided on 200 or 250 in the Falcon.
by Stubby
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: well it's not the carb...
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: well it's not the carb...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57393&p=443249&hilit=distributor+clamps#p443249

Read Mikes reply almost half way down the page.
by Stubby
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: well it's not the carb...
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: well it's not the carb...

Just a quick note on fuel. I cannot run regular from Exxon. I can run regular from just about anywhere but Exxon.
by Stubby
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

Re: 250 motor mounts

There was a pair of fairly rare early 250 mounts on Ebay. I bought them. From what I understand, the rubber parts weren't made anymore. IIRC, they are 1969. Do some searches for info. We need to make sure they are what you need before we pay shipping.

Thanks, Gary Stubbs
by Stubby
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 motor mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

Re: 250 motor mounts

I may have some.
by Stubby
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: well it's not the carb...
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: well it's not the carb...

Check the thickness of the flange on both dizzys. There may be a difference. I know there are two different hold down clamps.

You use vac for timing and idle quality so you know that when the timing changes, the mixture setting will be different. Glad you are headed in the right direction.
by Stubby
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: well it's not the carb...
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: well it's not the carb...

Answer this question: Can you make the idle mixture too lean and too rich? You can smooth out a small cam with a rich mixture. The best example I can offer is a SBC with a Competition Cams 268H. When it's cold you can hear a nice lope. On a good hot day with the engine warmed up, you can't even tell...
by Stubby
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: well it's not the carb...
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: well it's not the carb...

IIRC, there are two different dizzy hold down clamps. The spacer part of the clamp may be too thick causing the bolt to get tight before it clamps the dizzy tight. Do I need to send a DSII setup to test with? I may be able to piece one together, or temporarily pull mine. It would require freight bot...
by Stubby
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 100 oil psi oh no!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: 100 oil psi oh no!!!!

In the meantime, run a Fram HP1 filter. It will handle a little over 100psi. Just in case it sticks.
by Stubby
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle too high on new engine break-in
Replies: 31
Views: 4871

Re: Idle too high on new engine break-in

I know you said your idle was too high. The mods I described help get the proper mix. This results in being able to idle it down where it needs to be. Carbs have become an obsession with me. They used to intimidate me. Then I built a max effort purestreet engine for a friend. He had to pull 16in of ...
by Stubby
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle too high on new engine break-in
Replies: 31
Views: 4871

Re: Idle too high on new engine break-in

I have worked with similar problems. My experience comes from a dirt car that was restricted by a vacuum rule. I have found that the idle circuit is inadequate for most performance applications. Think of it this way, this carb has to feed more engine, with less vacuum. The larger cam will pull less ...
by Stubby
Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: what did you do to your car today?
Replies: 21
Views: 4749

Re: what did you do to your car today?

I gazed at her longingly. Admiring her subtle curves. :D
by Stubby
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: mustang II ifs
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: mustang II ifs

There are some vans that have a short column and no ignition switch. Try browsing your local wrecking yards.
by Stubby
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

Re: What do I do now?

Someone mentioned checking the grounds. This is the first thing you should do, and do again. :) On these old cars, a bad ground can cause strange problems, like a ground loop feedback. Also check the rubber washer in the cap, under the coil. It will cause crazy things to happen. You mentioned blinke...
by Stubby
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone successfully build a header for a 200 at home?
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Anyone successfully build a header for a 200 at home?

Good advice. I would also place the gasket on the head and check alignment. Gaskets and heads do not always align well. You can make adjustments while building it.
by Stubby
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Help with 170 boat motor!
Replies: 68
Views: 7456

Re: Need Help with 170 boat motor!

Fuel presssure. That is my first guess. 9 is a lot for a rochester. It really depends on the diameter of the seat. A high flow needle and seat combined with a brass float will not tolerate as much pressure as a small diameter needle and seat with a phenolic float. Stopped up air bleeds can cause a p...
by Stubby
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: things to consider when making a fan shroud?
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: things to consider when making a fan shroud?

I would probably totaly inclose the radiator and make the fans pull the air through with 1 1/2 or 2 in of clearence between rad and shroud.
If you are making a pusher setup you might want to let more air get pushed into the rad at speed.
by Stubby
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Life-long Dream Morphs to Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 6466

Re: Life-long Dream Morphs to Nightmare

Have you offered to buy the "swap meet" carb from the builder?. Yeah, powerband, I have seriously considered using the swap meet carburetor permanently. It's missing lots of things that would need to be tracked down and replaced, but the most serious problem is that the PCV port points di...
by Stubby
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: A/F ratio Jetting on stock Pony Carb
Replies: 19
Views: 2540

Re: A/F ratio Jetting on stock Pony Carb

John at Pony Carbs would't sell you some jets?
by Stubby
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 500 cfm carb
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: 500 cfm carb

http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52903 http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54061 Read these and maybe it will give you an idea of the difference. I would run a smaller carb with an adapter to keep velocity up and have a better quality mix. However, some have ran 500's with an adapter an...
by Stubby
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Deceleration noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Deceleration noise?

Can also happen with a small exhaust leak. On deceleration it will be rich and if it pulls in fresh air from a leak, it will light off inside the pipe and pop. On a racecar with open headers, it will pop a flame out of the collectors.
by Stubby
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: shims on starter t5 swap 61 comet 170ci
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: shims on starter t5 swap 61 comet 170ci

The block plate has a hole that the starter fits into. This locates the starter in relation to the flywheel. If you look at the starter, you will see the area that locates it. If you shim the starter out, you must make sure the starter still registers in the hole. You did install the block plate did...
by Stubby
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Need Help with vin #
Replies: 17
Views: 3623

Re: Need Help with vin #

In Texas there is also the option of a bonded title. Just in case someone does stake a claim to it.
by Stubby
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Need Help with vin #
Replies: 17
Views: 3623

Re: Need Help with vin #

thats another problem... its just a garage built in the corner of a parking lot no house actually on the property that garage is on. knocked on all house doors around it and noone knows squat The tax man knows who the lot belongs to! Most records of who own property are public records, so you have ...
by Stubby
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Need Help with vin #
Replies: 17
Views: 3623

Re: Need Help with vin #

I had a little trouble finding info in your area. You can also mark a map and visit your local tax assessor.
by Stubby
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Need Help with vin #
Replies: 17
Views: 3623

Re: Need Help with vin #

Do a search on the property. Find the previous and current owners and go from there.
Most property records are public records. At least they are here in Tx. Our countys actualy have the info available on the internet.
by Stubby
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Where to get one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Where to get one?

I took awhile but I got it out. I just need an address.
by Stubby
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel mileage with 200 inlne?
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Fuel mileage with 200 inlne?

I hit a wall at 18 to 21 MPG. That was my limit no matter what I tried. Then I started playing with frontend alignment and it got better. Don't ask me the settings cause I have never had it on a machine. Most of my toe settings involve a string. :lol: Most of the camber settings require another stri...
by Stubby
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Retainers and Keepers for my 200 head
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Retainers and Keepers for my 200 head

302 valves have 11/32 stems and a 200 has 5/16 IIRC, so changing retainers and locks will not be a direct swap.
by Stubby
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No spark DSII Hei
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: No spark DSII Hei

I thought the ballast resistor was more related to which coil you run.
by Stubby
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Where to get one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Where to get one?

Can it be removed without removing the column? If so, I will try to pull mine out and ship it. :) I'm using the long shifter sticking out of the floor now and haven't removed the auto shifter yet. :oops:
by Stubby
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel mileage with 200 inlne?
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Fuel mileage with 200 inlne?

63 Falcon Stock rebuilt 66 Mustang 200 DSII ignition T5 trans from a 93 Chevy V6 blazer W/C 3:20 gear 215/70/14 rear tires 185/85/13 up front Sitting fairly low, I cut one full coil from front springs and had to install a spring rubber on both sides. :oops: 2300 RPMs @ 70 23 to 26 MPG I should also ...
by Stubby
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Where to get one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Where to get one?

Not sure exactly what part you need. If I can rob one from my stuff you are welcome to it.
by Stubby
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wideband suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Wideband suggestions

I'm using the LM1 with the aux box (lm3 I think) This allows rpm's, manifold vac, and many other parameters to be logged. You can insert the 02 sensor into the exhaust at the back, if there are no leaks.
I absolutely love it. 8) I also love my wife for buying it for me. :D
by Stubby
Mon May 03, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP

Measure and post the diameter of the cups and inside to inside measurement so we can identify the yoke.
by Stubby
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 4 lug wheels !
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: 4 lug wheels !

I may have a couple laying around.

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