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by Ronbo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bubba! Long time no post :) NO! I still have not fixed that squeal, smaller belt, twice. The same result each time, tighten it up and its good to go for awhile then it starts back up again. Change to a smaller belt, tighten it up and....repeat. Now I have plenty of adjustment but it keeps working it...
by Ronbo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Ok, sorry I'm late :) Car runs strong. Oil leaks are fixed, still having fits with the a/c belt. Sounds like a dog that has been hit with a car :shock: The car likes ported vacuum as Bill had said. Still a slight problem with transition from idle to main circuit. I guess metering block action but it...
by Ronbo
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Will do Chad! This weekend I have access to a buddie's lift so off with the oil pan and new gasket. Hopefully I can keep moving forward from there, the body needs work both the car and mine. Knee work getting done on the 10th and I'll rest easier with the car sitting in a running condition. First ti...
by Ronbo
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Chad, I can be pretty stubborn and that is what led me down this path, refusing to believe I had the valve timing wrong. At least Bubba walked me through tuning 101 about ten times :) Westover, never was stationed there and never even stopped there on any of my deployments. Like they were telling me...
by Ronbo
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII Re-curve
Replies: 0
Views: 959

DSII Re-curve

I have to say WSA111 is a great guy to work with. Much experience there and I'll overlook the whole ARMY/NAVY thing :beer: :beer: My car had many issues and as I cleared them up it was time to try one of Bill's distributors. I bought a 1980 Fairmont distributor for my swap way back when and never go...
by Ronbo
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bill, to a "t" minus contact cement. Both times the corner gasket on the drivers side slips. I'll get it, practice makes perfect :) Glad I can provide entertainment for you Chad. My days are so busy I think I'm going to lose my mind sometimes. Retirement from the military is just "mov...
by Ronbo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

I now have one of Bill's distributors in and it works fantastic!! I want to drive the heck out of it but....still have an oil leak :( Pulling the timing cover again was a lot of work for nothing. Its that right front corner on the timing cover. The gasket wont stay put. I guess I'll try dropping the...
by Ronbo
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Oil leaks? Shoot...now I'm hung up with a belt. The AC bracket is NOT cooperating! :bang: Patience! LOL :chill: Keeping on....
by Ronbo
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 5445

Re: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon

What do they say? "It'll buff out" :) Nice, clean 'er up and see what you got! Looking past its present condition I see a nice wagon!

Ron
by Ronbo
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

It appears to have been valve timing. I pulled the cover and it looked fine from the angle I was at but I pulled the gears and chain anyways. After messing around with it different ways (I was in there so I might as well play) I figured there is no way I had it in wrong. Put it all back together, te...
by Ronbo
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Car runs great now. All I need to do now is stop all the oil leakage!
by Ronbo
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Wow! 6ft? That thing must have weighed a ton! But then again it was a 429 DOHC :shock: Yeah, I know about the 4 degree retard on newer models due to emissions but being as I was the part guy who ordered it.... :) But hey, who knows what was in the box right? I started it up tonight and it sounded li...
by Ronbo
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Also, so I don't hijack ssm's thread, degreeing a cam, if its stock it "should" be dot to dot on the gears correct? Pardon the grammar/punctuation. :) Both crank and cam are keyed and the dots line up with each other as well as the dowels, no brainer? I've never had to degree a stock cam. ...
by Ronbo
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Whew, I'll get to xctasy's reply eventually but for now I'm thinking the head is set up for a 250 and not a 200. Based on a few comments I chose to ignore because of the difficulty of the work involved (lazy) I rechecked valve timing. Spot on as expected so that eliminates that problem and I hope I ...
by Ronbo
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Time to ask for help. Timing and tuning problems.
Replies: 63
Views: 7698

Re: Time to ask for help. Timing and tuning problems.

Wow! Deja vu (or whatever), I step away and someone else pops up with almost the same situation. Watching intently now to see what happens. Bike is up and moving so I feel a bit better. Howdy Bubba, miss me? :lol:
by Ronbo
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bubba, good luck with that Win install :( I have WIN 10 and just trouble :) The car....it'll wait. The best I can tell from pictures I had it running in 2009 and then put the head on, then the rocker arms and then nothing. Tossed the original head when I moved out there BUT I have a modified large l...
by Ronbo
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Jack, I pulled the intake once already and put new gaskets. Compression, eh..I was expecting more but it should still work. With all vacuum sources plugged it drops like a brick below 2k. Its drawing fuel like crazy with the floats are a tad bit low. We beat this down pretty good. I don't want too c...
by Ronbo
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Wow, how did you "block" one side? I'm letting the car sit for now, ignoring it will make it work right? :lol:
by Ronbo
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Negative Ghost Rider! Still at the same point. I think I'm going to have to call it on this one. The darned thing fires right up but you know the rest of the story. Now I'm thinking its too much head for the engine. It's a highly modified 250 2V head on a bored .040 over, plain Jane (who is she anyw...
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Ok, the car starts first try every time. It can be sitting for a week, ten minutes, hot or cold, me tearing something down and putting it back together, wham! Starts right back up. Too much fuel, low vacuum at idle, elevation 5000ft...I've used a 8.5, 6.5, and a 4.5 power valve. The chance of all of...
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bubba, becoming a mystery? :lol: I'm thinking someone is screwing with my mind. Last night I was thinking fuel filter, wait too much fuel...float, below the sight hole....vacuum, low but steady...timing, dead on.... I'm going to put the plugs back in and start at square 1, AGAIN. This would be wicke...
by Ronbo
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Crap NO! :) Compression test: 1=120 2=135(H) 3=125 4=120 5=120 6=130. Valves ain't the problem, checked them all doing a "spin test" on the push rods, tighten until it barely spins lock it down. Even if its a bit loose it wouldn't cause the low vacuum eh? Cannot find a vacuum leak no way a...
by Ronbo
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Uh oh Chad, your from Amherst? I lived in Amherst for awhile and then Hamp. :) I won't hold it against ya LOL I have the choke to the alternator and a in-line fuse to go in when I get the thing running right. I'm thinking hard on valve adjustment. I never got the adjustable hydraulic thing. I mean G...
by Ronbo
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Shoot, this is driving me nuts! The choke "vent" as I call it is to open air and the 12V is switched from the radiator. I threw another rebuilt carb on this morning because of the choke and its doing the same thing. Kicker is I can see the base gasket getting wet. Float is BELOW the sight ...
by Ronbo
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

On a side note, choke vent on a electric choke, it draws vacuum right? I know it says not to block it but.....

I'm already cracking covers so maybe it is blocked when it shouldn't be? I'll add that to the check list!
by Ronbo
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bubba, your a hoot! I'll go over that laundry list you left pretty much its all straight but you never know. Weren't you interested in a header I had at one time? The Borla one?
by Ronbo
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Ok, now that we have that straight... :roll: Scott good suggestion. I already thought of that though. Replaced the gasket and I have never used any kind of sealant on an intake. Does not mean it wont work, my thick skull refuses to use it. Here is where I'm at now. I got the thing down the road, one...
by Ronbo
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Shoot, I've been trying to post a reply for two days so this is a test.
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Re: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

Bubba, sorry I didnt hit you back with a follow up. Yes the threads on the fitting I had were cheesed so I bought one from Lowes and voila! Tighenet right up. As you know its still not running "right". I'll be chasing a vacuum leak tonight.

Ron
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Thought I posted a reply to this but it was kind of late. The balancer is straight, timing is 14 btdc w/vacuum advance disconnected(ported vacuum), weber wont fit but is close, plugs are dry but sooty, electrodes are brown (yay dsII). Whatever is causing this is going to be stupid :bang: Tonight bac...
by Ronbo
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

The throttle shafts...I hear ya, just like on the quadra-leaks when people would use heavier and heavier return springs. The weber is new as well as the holley-weber I have. I never tried mounting the weber directly on the manifold but thinking about it, if it doesn't fit it'll be darned close. The ...
by Ronbo
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Bubba you are on my bucket list. You've helped me more than once here as have some of the long term members. The Weber is still available but I do not have an adapter to the OZ manifold and as far as I know they don't make one :( Maybe I have the valves adjusted too tight? Compression check is in or...
by Ronbo
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Webber 32 36
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Webber 32 36

Check some VW and Yota sites, a lot of good info there. FWIW the Weber is a good carb on the 200 I ran one for a while and still have one in the garage.
by Ronbo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

Thanks fellas. This thing has been whooping my behind one way or another for almost 20 years now! I keep changing things which leads to different tunes. Stock cam with FSP rockers, I believe they are 1.6? Its been awhile. Timing has been set anywhere from 10 to 14 advanced, tried both ported and man...
by Ronbo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 10937

Drilling carb butterflies

Ok, stock 200 lower end with a FSP prepped 2V head. Dura spark ignition and a 350 cfm Holley, headers. I flat out think the carb is too big for the engine without serious modifications done to it (carb). I can barely get an idle and forget about idle in gear (auto trans.). Will drilling holes in the...
by Ronbo
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Re: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

I think I am :?
by Ronbo
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Re: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

Bubba you were spot on. I went stopped on the way home and picked up a new fitting and voila, tight as a drum!

Still wont idle though, it's going to be a long weekend :(
by Ronbo
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Re: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

Will do. I forsee a long weekend ahead. The thing snugs up just fine just wont seal. Its actually made up of three fittings so I'll try a plug first then add pieces in as I go, maybe the brass cracked on the main piece. MTF

Ron
by Ronbo
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Re: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

Thanks for the reply Bubba. The one I'm using is a 3/8 NPT and I dont get it. :hmmm: I tried some thread grease from ACE and that didnt work, didnt think it would. The aluminum threads cut the heck out of the pipe tape and you can't find adapters/fittings anywhere anymore.

Ron
by Ronbo
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Thread size intake manifold vacuum port
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

Thread size intake manifold vacuum port

High all. I have the 250 head and was wondering what the thread size is for the vacuum fitting that sits behind the carb pad. I have a fitting in there but it won't seal up, even with teflon tape. Its giving me fits :bang: :bang: :) so any inf will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ron.
by Ronbo
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.6 Adjustable Rocker Shaft Pedestals
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: 1.6 Adjustable Rocker Shaft Pedestals

Uh oh....my pedestals look nothing like that :(
by Ronbo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.6 Adjustable Rocker Shaft Pedestals
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

1.6 Adjustable Rocker Shaft Pedestals

Posted this in an old post so I'll try again here. The rocker pedestals on the shaft I have are all the same size bolt holes. Shouldn't the one to the rear be larger?

Ron
by Ronbo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Too much, too little?
Replies: 36
Views: 4015

Re: Too much, too little?

Bringing this to the top again :roll: Five years later and I'm still messing with the same problem. Been through so much other stuff I forgot about this. I went with the CI adjustable rocker assy. and the car ran for awhile then died. Broken push rod the first time, three collapsed lifters and two t...
by Ronbo
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mounting the 2V Intake
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Mounting the 2V Intake

Help? Absolutely! I bought the gaskets from Aussie Speed and they are fairly thick. I used a high tack sealant predominately because it is resistant to fuel break down. Why I would have to worry about fuel at that point I don't know. Unless its flooded it should be vaporized. I did make my own and i...
by Ronbo
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mounting the 2V Intake
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Mounting the 2V Intake

One more question for you, gasket sealer on the intake? I never did that before but they are paper gaskets. The ones I always used in the past (American V8s) were metal or self sealing (FelPro). I will probably have made up my mind before I hear back. It'll be interesting to see if I made the right ...
by Ronbo
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mounting the 2V Intake
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Mounting the 2V Intake

You are very correct :beer: I made sure the 7/16 NC would fit through the head and then tapped it out. So far so good on fitment. Heli coils can save the day and they can be a real pain. That is why I opted out. I really appreciate the help. I've made everything fit/work on this car but the head swa...
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Mounting the 2V intake
Replies: 3
Views: 3941

Re: Mounting the 2V intake

Over the top! Thank you very much! I'm glad I caught it this time. I put A/C in the car so it is a real PIA to work in there. I do not want to be doing this again anytime soon :beer:

Ron
by Ronbo
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mounting the 2V Intake
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Mounting the 2V Intake

That is EXACTLY what I'm looking at. It seems there is enough meat that I could tap it for the next size? Or is heli coil repair the better option? Thanks for the info.

Ron
by Ronbo
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mounting the 2V Intake
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Mounting the 2V Intake

I asked this on the Australian piece as well. I just want it to work :) I do not know how the bolts go. Do they go through the head to the intake or the intake through the head? Crazy sounding but I put this head on awhile back and had epic failure. I ran bolts through with nuts and studs where need...
by Ronbo
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Mounting the 2V intake
Replies: 3
Views: 3941

Mounting the 2V intake

I do not know how the bolts go. Do they go through the head to the intake or the intake through the head? Crazy sounding but I put this head on awhile back and had epic failure. I ran bolts through with nuts and studs where needed. Looking at it this time (second install) I swear there are threads o...

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