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by wallaka
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19042

Re: Where are they now?

Haha, doubleposted and can still delete them...!
by wallaka
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19042

Re: Where are they now?

Just because people don't post don't mean they don't check in every once in a while. heck this thread is 4 months old!
by wallaka
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: RPM with no tach?
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: RPM with no tach?

Hmm. My dwell meter is entirely analog and connects the same way. I'd posit that you don't have the meter dial on the correct setting.
by wallaka
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lack of vacuum on 200 with 250-2v head
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: lack of vacuum on 200 with 250-2v head

hi something i always forgot to considere when reading either shopmanual or forum is that, in europe (this is including New caledonia as a french oversea territory) we are using 95 octane gasoline. This is allowing to push ignition advance way further than US 87 - 89 octan regular gasoline. It migh...
by wallaka
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust balancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: Exhaust balancing

The second header is probably one of the old "Cyclone" headers, I've never seen any other brand with that kind of collector grouping. The first is better for power because it has balanced exhaust flow. The second one sounds better at idle but I don't know about performance gains, it overlo...
by wallaka
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Help me choose a turbo for my 200 I6 please
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: Help me choose a turbo for my 200 I6 please

HX35 is a good sized turbo. Maybe a HY35 for a little quicker spool at the expense of top end. You should be able to find used ones for cheap. Your 200 horsepower goal is easily reachable, you'll probably have 300 ft/lbs of torque at that horsepower level too. If cost is no object, Garrett GT-series...
by wallaka
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Draft tube on a 200?
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Draft tube on a 200?

My '65 200 has a draft tube. Take the freeze plug out the tube just slips in, no modifications needed.
by wallaka
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: keep it simple
Replies: 19
Views: 2066

Re: keep it simple

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the Duraspark won't fit some '64 blocks with a 1/4" distributor shaft. i can't say i've tried, but i can say this... i was recently working on a friends 65 (IIRC) mustang w/ 289, his points were giving him trouble, so we went to the junkyard and grabbed a du...
by wallaka
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: General turbo theory questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: General turbo theory questions

Throttle plate is always after the turbo on an EFI system. When the throttle closes suddenly there can be issues, that's what a recirc/blow off valve is for. There are a lot of turbocharged airplane engines out there, Lycoming and the usual suspects still make them. The P-47 and F4U were both turboc...
by wallaka
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: General turbo theory questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: General turbo theory questions

You don't need the extra boost at cruise. It only takes 20 hp or so to keep a car running at 55 mph, once it gets there. That's not enough of a load to generate boost, just enough to keep the turbine spinning. I can watch my boost gauge and see that boost goes down to zero when cruising at anything ...
by wallaka
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what should i run
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: what should i run

At least one guy here is running triple ICT's. So yeah, they work.
by wallaka
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: make a jet engine out of a turbo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: make a jet engine out of a turbo?

StrangeRanger remembers right. Turbonique, a Florida outfit, sold centrifugal blowers in multiple configurations: exhaust-driven, electric motor driven, and one that was powered by some kind of solid rocket fuel tablet for dragstrip blasts. They put two of these units on a go kart to power the whee...
by wallaka
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: make a jet engine out of a turbo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: make a jet engine out of a turbo?

80broncoman wrote:I thought the quickest way to spool up a turbo was just a littel squirt of N2O.


Either that, or antilag systems...AKA injecting directly into the turbine housing
by wallaka
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Which of these two turbos?
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Which of these two turbos?

Get the Garrett. It's a very good match for the engine, the ball bearing center section means it spools super-fast. If you want something smaller like the K27, look at the GT3076 or similar, or just get the smaller A/R exhaust housing to spool faster, like the GT3563. I have a GT2871 on my Nissan 24...
by wallaka
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Tri-POwer
Replies: 15
Views: 2281

Re: Rebuilt Tri-POwer

Bad luck...dang. Car still looks fantastic though!
by wallaka
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What should I run a Tri-Power, Supercharger or Turbo?
Replies: 30
Views: 3260

Re: What should I run a Tri-Power, Supercharger or Turbo?

You might get up to 175-185 hp with the tri power, if you do a bunch of work on the head and run a huge cam. With a turbo, you're looking at 200+ easily. But the wow factor of the triple carbs can't be underestimated, and if you've already invested in the carbs...go for it. You can always build a pl...
by wallaka
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: P1SC Procharger
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: P1SC Procharger

Mustangaroo has a Paxton blower on his, so a P1SC should work fine. Search the forum and you can find pics and such. Main issue is getting a bracket and pulleys made.
by wallaka
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: aluminum water pump for 200
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

Re: aluminum water pump for 200

DO WANT. It'll match the billet t-stat neck nicely when sanded a bit...
by wallaka
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Droning exhaust fix ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Droning exhaust fix ideas?

Interesting problem. A crossover would be of no help at all since it's a single outlet manifold already. I believe that a resonator before the exhaust split would work well, but would unfortunately require shop work. Resonators should be as close to the front of the exhaust as possible, to dampen th...
by wallaka
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: some suggestions needed for exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: some suggestions needed for exhaust

2" exhaust will be fine, remember that the stock size is 1 3/4".
by wallaka
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: some suggestions needed for exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: some suggestions needed for exhaust

I'd go with a muffler designed for cars with large displacement engines, something like a Dynomax super turbo (P/N 17749) and also a resonator to be sure. This setup will flow more than enough for your car and still be extremely quiet, quieter than stock.
by wallaka
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: '67 suspension into a '65?
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

'67 suspension into a '65?

Anybody know if this will work? There's a '67 in the JY with 5 lugs all around (guessing it was a V8 car), was wondering if the spindles and all will fit on a '65. I guess I could get the control arms and everything else while I'm at it...
by wallaka
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help! 1500 dollars to spend
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: need help! 1500 dollars to spend

Expensive to cheap: The DUI distributor is the cleanest solution, and well-engineered. If you want to stay all-Ford, Davis also offers a Duraspark 2-based solution, or you can use a regular Duraspark 2 (look up 78 Ford Granada for parts) with the stock module (or Chev or Dodge module if you want). C...
by wallaka
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)

Nah, I just gotta send the parts back and get the correct shocks. No biggie.

And now it doesn't look like a cholo ride!

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by wallaka
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)

I found out today that Mustang shock tower mounts are different than Comets and Falcons. Crap.
by wallaka
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

New shocks! New bushings! Cut springs(!)

Had fun this weekend http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/wallaka/suspension/th_DSC00155.jpg http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/wallaka/suspension/th_DSC00156.jpg http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/wallaka/suspension/th_DSC00157.jpg I didn't like the stance at all http://i23.photobucket.co...
by wallaka
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fram Oil Filters
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Fram Oil Filters

Seen some more filters cut up, Purolator Gold is really good too. They were on sale so I got one for everything I own. Motorcycle included, haha. Way cheaper than so-called motorcycle filters!
by wallaka
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

I'd just put a turbo muffler or glasspack and call it a day. A turndown in front of the axle if you want it to still be loud :twisted:
by wallaka
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quieter Exhaust addon's....
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: Quieter Exhaust addon's....

Louvered mufflers are the single worst thing you can add to your car to disrupt flow in your exhaust system. If you want to go with them, I'd size up by a full half inch to minimize it. And yeah, old-school glass packs break down. Though there are some with heat-resistant or heatproof packing. Migh...
by wallaka
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

If the plugs are good, that would mean that you don't need any backpressure, yes?

But like I said, on a stock application, there is very little that you can do to mess it up. The backpressure myth is just one of my pet peeves.
by wallaka
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

From the link he posted: So how can backpressure help power production at any RPM? IT CAN'T The largest piping you can fit that keeps exhaust velocity up will be optimal. However, from what I've seen, the critical points are the primaries and secondaries of the headers, the collectors (length and ta...
by wallaka
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

You need back pressure to create a pressure differential during valve overlap. My Falcon does not run like it used to after I cut the muffler off. Below is a good link explaining this, especially for older engines which do not regulate their fuel flow like today's engines. http://my.prostreetonline...
by wallaka
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quieter Exhaust addon's....
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: Quieter Exhaust addon's....

Louvered mufflers are the single worst thing you can add to your car to disrupt flow in your exhaust system. If you want to go with them, I'd size up by a full half inch to minimize it. And yeah, old-school glass packs break down. Though there are some with heat-resistant or heatproof packing. Might...
by wallaka
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Suggestions (170)
Replies: 18
Views: 2519

Re: Exhaust Suggestions (170)

Not enough backpressure? No 4-stroke engine ever made needs any sort of backpressure. Honestly, any exhaust you put on there will make no difference except for noise, the 170 is hardly taxing the stock exhaust's flow capabilities. Listen to some sound clips on youtube and go with what sounds best to...
by wallaka
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark 2/MSD install ooh now with startup video!
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Duraspark 2/MSD install ooh now with startup video!

Been a while since I've done anything! Well, the MegaSquirt is installed in my 240SX, so I needed a new ignition solution for the Comet. I honestly don't think that the TFI distributor is better enough to warrant the pain in the butt it is to get it hooked up. EDIS or nothin! Anyway, I scrounged in ...
by wallaka
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Quieter Exhaust addon's....
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: Quieter Exhaust addon's....

Resonators are built like glasspacks, but the short length cancels out a different frequency of sound than a bigger muffler. That's the only difference. OEMs tune the resonator length to get the sound they want.
by wallaka
Wed May 26, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: High torque mini starter
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: High torque mini starter

Same part number...just make sure it has the right amount of mounting bolts and you'll be set
by wallaka
Thu May 13, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: small six
Topic: Flow testing the "log" heads
Replies: 48
Views: 17408

Re: Flow testing the "log" heads

Interesting. Whodathunkit?
by wallaka
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Muffler sound vs performance
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: Muffler sound vs performance

Your mechanic is wrong. :D

It'll probably be OK though. I'm sure it'll still sound good.
by wallaka
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust header
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Exhaust header

The headers work fine without the divider, it's not strictly necessary.
by wallaka
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Muffler sound vs performance
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: Muffler sound vs performance

Personally I like Scotts setup. Keep the pipe size down approx. 2" if your just cruising about town. Stay away from the crossover. These engines have a true 180 degree firing order. Assuming the header is made to collect each pulse at even timing pulses it would be very difficult to reconnect ...
by wallaka
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What displacement is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: What displacement is it?

There were, though they are very rare.

You need to upload some pictures.
by wallaka
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo and Propane?
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Turbo and Propane?

Sounds like a great idea to me. That's all I got to contribute, though :)
by wallaka
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Summit's 2.25" exhaust kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Summit's 2.25" exhaust kit

I believe that MustangGeezer has it. He had to do a custom x-pipe from the headers to the rest of the exhaust, but reported it fit nicely.
by wallaka
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 6.3 miles to the gallon! Woohoo!
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: 6.3 miles to the gallon! Woohoo!

It shouldn't be too bad off boost. I haven't had too much experience with owning turbo cars but my turbo Nissan gets better mileage than the n/a version if I don't drive like a hooligan.
by wallaka
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Twin Turbo 200
Replies: 20
Views: 3560

Re: Twin Turbo 200

Honestly, the only thing twin turbos are good for nowadays is packaging (and tractor pulls). With modern technology, a single will spool just as fast or faster and be more efficient.
by wallaka
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Prettying up the Falcon engine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Prettying up the Falcon engine.

Likely just make a flat base plate to seal those and flat sections on the sides.
by wallaka
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Spring Question
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Valve Spring Question

ozconv wrote:I read that in the Falcon Six Handbook but it didn't say why the intake valves won't work. Are they a different size or spring rate? Does anyone know?


The intake are a different size.

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