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by frank b
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: distrubutor vacuum advance hookup
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: distrubutor vacuum advance hookup

on my 82, there are two vacuum ports on the carb. As you look at it from the passenger side of the truck, there is one really low towards the base, and one a bit higher and towards the rear of the carb. I had it plugged to the higher one, and the egr on the lower one, but it pinged like crazy, switc...
by frank b
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

nope
But set up an account with Photobucket(it's free) and you can download them from your computer to that site, then copy the address and post here.
by frank b
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

Your point is why I think it would work fine in my application. The intended RPM range would seemingly make the CFM more than adequate. As far as the linkage, just about any carb swap requires a new bracket, so that would be something to deal with. On my other truck, I made 2- one for the 390 and o...
by frank b
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: howling sound and slight virbration from front of truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: howling sound and slight virbration from front of truck

yeah, I'm just saying that your going to have all that off anyway, at least take a look and see what else is worn. I will replace everything that is worn, not just the one making noise so I won't have to tear into it again. I'm not saying he has to do it.... If the wheel bearing IS bad, the rotor ma...
by frank b
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: howling sound and slight virbration from front of truck
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: howling sound and slight virbration from front of truck

That is a classic bad wheel bearing sound. The bearings don't cost all that much to replace, and it's easy on a 2wd. If your like me and get carried away with it, it's a good time to replace the rotors, brake pads, calipers, and brake hoses too... :roll:
by frank b
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

I only have limited carb experience, but this progressive nature is exactly why I think a 5200 could be a good deal. Am I missing something? Progressive is a good thing, you run on the smaller venturi untill you open the throttle about halfway, then the secondary opens up which is a bit larger, hen...
by frank b
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

The 5200 is a progressive, it will only use the smaller venturi until you floor it and the secondary opens up. Then you will reach full flow. The larger carbs like the 38/38 are linked and both venturis open at the same time like the 2100. There are 34/34 synchro carbs too(there's one on ebay right ...
by frank b
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

Yes the 5200 is a weber 32/36 progressive clone. They can be from 250 to 280 cfm, but that has to be with both throttles open. The 38/38 can be 380-390 cfm.
by frank b
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Holley 5200 (Weber) on a 300

I looked into this some time ago and there was one member that posted saying that he had a better throttle response with the weber. I think it will all come down to jetting. It's also popular with the Jeep crowd on the 4.2L six. I would think that the 34/34 or 38/38 synchronized carbs would be bette...
by frank b
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: sea foam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3851

Re: sea foam?

If your really wanting to clean the valves and pistons of carbon, then take off the air cleaner and pour half a bottle SLOWLY directly into the carb but don't go so fast that it stalls out. either have a helper shut it down or pull the coil wire or choke it to turn it off. If you pour it too fast it...
by frank b
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?
Replies: 37
Views: 4089

Re: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?

Sometimes it's amazing what a little bit multiplied by 6 will do for an engine. If you are used to the truck, or know how it should properly run, any change is usually somewhat noticeable. It's an extension of the body thing. I agree 100% Thats why it so hard to get others to belive that something ...
by frank b
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: sea foam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3851

Re: sea foam?

SeaFoam and Rislone are the only ones that have made a difference for me. I used seafoam on a subaru that had sat for two years, these cars have a problem with the lifters gumming up bad from lack of maintenance, in the subaru world it's called the Tick Of Death. You'd think the engine is going to b...
by frank b
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this "unshrouding the valves?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: Is this "unshrouding the valves?"

This was posted in the Hardcore section, I just found it doing a search for other info.

If this doesn't explain the process, nothing will. :wink:
http://www.diyporting.com/Shrouding.html
by frank b
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Craigslist parts score!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Craigslist parts score!

Thanks for the replies. I just found this PDF of Holley parts numbers, shows cfm, kit numbers etc. While looking for a carb. It shows a few other small four barrels like a 370 cfm, but after some research it sounds like these are too rare to consider. I think they were part of a dual carb setup on t...
by frank b
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Craigslist parts score!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Craigslist parts score!

Craigwell wrote:.. although I've discovered something interesting to help me scour Kijiji and Craigslist...

http://www.searchtempest.com

Have fun!


Thanks, I used that one to find this stuff!! :D
by frank b
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Craigslist parts score!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Craigslist parts score!

Thanks
by frank b
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Craigslist parts score!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Craigslist parts score!

Thanks!

I forgot to ask, how would this cam compare to a stock cam with chevy rockers??
by frank b
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Craigslist parts score!
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Craigslist parts score!

I just got home from picking up a great parts score, a NEW in the box Offenhauser DP intake and a NEW in the box crane 503905 cam, for $125 :shock: http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv122/paranoid74/3ka3mc3pe5O15Q15X5a5f0526dc890fbc18.jpg The cam bearing surfaces have a very light surface rust on t...
by frank b
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?
Replies: 37
Views: 4089

Re: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?

frank b wrote:
300-6 Freak wrote:all i know is EFI plugs made my truck miss and run worse then basic 1982 style plugs


What did you set the plug gap at?


Nevermind, found that in your other thread.
by frank b
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: MPG update!! running like a 300 should...well 99% so.
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: MPG update!! running like a 300 should...well 99% so.

It sounds like you need to tear into the carb and check the throttle shaft/plates as mentioned, I had picked up a reman(new) carb for my 82 and i could never get it to run correctly. So I just used the bottom half, the throttle body, on my old carb and it ran 100% bettter! Also try replacing the thr...
by frank b
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?
Replies: 37
Views: 4089

Re: EFI plugs - fact, or myth?

300-6 Freak wrote:all i know is EFI plugs made my truck miss and run worse then basic 1982 style plugs


What did you set the plug gap at?
by frank b
Wed May 19, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hot-Spark Converstion and MSD Box
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Hot-Spark Converstion and MSD Box

http://www.gofastforless.com/ I just did the HEI conversion on my all stock 82, and it made a very noticable differencce! Pulls harder, and higher in the rpm range too. It used to fall off just under 3000, now it pulls up to 3500 before the valve clatter made me let off. I used an MSD coil for a Je...
by frank b
Mon May 03, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Exaust, Open or use a muffler
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

Re: Exaust, Open or use a muffler

High Flow muffler like Hooker Aero Chamber(flows more than Flowmaster), But be sure to run the exhaust all the way out from under the truck, if you end it under the bed it will be loud with ANY muffler. The sound will resonate under there between the bed and road.
by frank b
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 300 update
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

Re: My 300 update

Take into consideration that the original exhaust heated intake was cast iron, I don't think the aluminum would take the exhaust manifold heat. Theres probably more than a 500 degree difference between coolant and exhasut temps. Most engines have intakes with coolant flowing through them, aluminum i...
by frank b
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: offenhauser c exhaust manifold question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: offenhauser c exhaust manifold question.

Put a hotter coil on it too. Propane likes that :D
by frank b
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Looking for replacement shock advice / overload springs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Looking for replacement shock advice / overload springs?

Monroe Gas Matic shocks(yellow) are on my 82. Previous owner put them on like 15 years ago and they still do the job! Look for helpers that are not part of the active suspension untill you have it loaded. If you just put stiff springs on it, that truck will bounce on every bump and you could easily ...
by frank b
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Replacing lifters
Replies: 12
Views: 5696

Re: Replacing lifters

Change your oil and filter, use a good filter, not the generic $2.00 ones, add the MMO or Rislone at that time and run it a few hundred miles to see if the ticking goes away. http://www.barsproducts.com/100QR.htm I use rislone in standard trannies too that use motor oil or gear oil. Really cleans it...
by frank b
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: tank cleaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: tank cleaning?

electrolysis

Or if that scares you a little to much, just try a few gallons of Coca Cola with the nuts/bolts/bb's method.
by frank b
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?
Replies: 18
Views: 3376

Re: Putting heavier duty rear springs on F-100?

I would suggest the bolt on load helper springs, the ones that are good for 500-1000 pounds. The problem with using the bigger springs is that you'll overload the axle and frame without realizing it. The best and obvious indicator of an overloaded suspension is the springs. The axle and frame may no...
by frank b
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Little Ranger with a big six....
Replies: 72
Views: 22537

Great job!

You may have to stiffen up the front suspension, and may have handling issues with that big piece of cast iron in front, but think of the traction you'll get in 4WD!
What are your plans for a heater box? You should be able to find a simple one in a junkyard to fit inside the cab.
by frank b
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: valve spring adjustment question
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

and if you change the lifters; http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37022&highlight= $35 shipped, not bad. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/183-232-240-300-FORD-MERCURY-HYDRAULIC-LIFTERS-12PK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c2...
by frank b
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: valve spring adjustment question
Replies: 7
Views: 3675

Found this on Autozones site. If you can't get it right, or as mentioned before you can't get a full turn before bottoming out the nut, get new lifters. Check the pushrods to see if they're bent too. Oh, and use new, all metal jam nuts. Hydraulic valve lifters operate with zero clearance in the valv...
by frank b
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: smog related bs......
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

smog

by frank b
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Yellow Sludge?
Replies: 4
Views: 980

sludge

That's moisture in the oil. Either you have coolant seeping into the oil from a leaking head gasket, or the engine just isn't getting up to temp to boil it off. Do you make a lot of short trips? Does it sit for a few days inbetween trips? The engine oil needs to reach 180 degress and stay there for ...
by frank b
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: looking for a source for carpet or rubber mat for my 82
Replies: 6
Views: 959

got one

Thanks for the replies, I will look into all of those places once I'm ready for a "good'" one. I bought one on Ebay off of this seller. http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/disciple73 It's buckskin(tan), and doesn't match the rest of the truck. But I only needed it to cover some small holes in the f...
by frank b
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: looking for a source for carpet or rubber mat for my 82
Replies: 6
Views: 959

looking for a source for carpet or rubber mat for my 82

I've seen them on ebay, carpets fro $100 and up, and rubber mats for $80 plus shipping.
Is there a cheaper source for these?
Or does anyone have a used one for sale?
by frank b
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.23" carb on a 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Using the info from these two sites, I figure I need a 1.01 or 1.08 on my stock 300. I got the 1.23 carb off ebay without knowing the size, it was in such nice shape I didn't want to pass it up! I think I'll just sell it and find another 1.08" http://www.amceaglenest.com/~iowaeagl/guide/index.php?ti...
by frank b
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1.23" carb on a 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

1.23" carb on a 300

I had a 1.08" 2100 series carb reserved for my 300, but I had to use it on a truck I sold. I just got a deal on a nice 1.23" 2100 series carb but is it too big for a mostly stock 300? I have a set of chevy rockers to put on, I opened the exhaust a little, and a higher voltage coil, that's it.
by frank b
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What the heck......300 6 in a Forklift?
Replies: 17
Views: 3040

300 powerplants

I used to work for a sign repair company, and one of the plaza's we serviced had a 300 6 powered generator in a back room. I went past the door to that room a hundred times to get to the circuit breakers, then one day I had this overwhelming curiosity to find out what was behind that door. I felt li...
by frank b
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: got my 1 to 2 bbl adaptor in
Replies: 20
Views: 3855

carb

Sounds like you have a late model 2100/2150 carb. They are different than the older ones which don't have that big space on the bottom.
by frank b
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Air-locker for a 2wd??
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

locker

The locker would be great off road in the dirt and mud, but NOT in the snow and ice. Every time you got on the throttle the rear end will break loose and bring the ass-end of the truck around. Open diff for snow and ice.
by frank b
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI head work on a Carbed motor
Replies: 3
Views: 922

plug

Sorry for the shameless plug, but I have a clifford intake, and two barrel carb for sale in the for sale section......
And a stock engine with all the carb stuff you need too.

Why are you getting rid of the EFI anyway? Does it not work properly?
by frank b
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: third member swap 9 inch rear, fuel savings with higher gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

swap

Thanks for the replies.. The truck gets down the road great right now. 300 6, 3 speed with OD(4speed). But the gears were swapped for towing. The guy used the truck to tow a small boat and camper. I don't tow all that often, nor do I haul heavy loads. From what you guys are saying, and from what I'v...
by frank b
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: third member swap 9 inch rear, fuel savings with higher gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

third member swap 9 inch rear, fuel savings with higher gear

Can anyone give me a quick how to on swapping the rear third member(gears) on a 9 inch rear end. It now has a 3.50 or something in it according to the previous owner. But he gave me the original 2.73 set he swapped out. I thought of putting it back in to try to save some fuel but I have never done s...
by frank b
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: replaced egr and discovered a gas soaked gasket?????
Replies: 1
Views: 540

replaced egr and discovered a gas soaked gasket?????

I drove 60 miles to a job interview with no issues. I come out after an hour and the truck would not idle and it feels like its only running on half the cylinders. After flogging it a bit after leaving the parking lot it ran fine untill halfway home when it started again. This time I stop and look u...
by frank b
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How do I get these lifters out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

lifters

If you pull on them with too much force you can break them or damage the block. Spray them with a good dose of penetrating oil, then use a scribe or hook to catch the groove just inside, pull it up untill it catches, push it back down, pull it up, push it down, etc, etc, etc. It should come up a lit...
by frank b
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy rockers won't work !?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

lifters

It's quiet as a mouse now! I thought that it was not adjustable when I noticed that the nuts are nut lock nuts. I was going to put some on it, but maybe next time. If nobody buys my chevy rocker(posted in the for sale forum) I'll try them again. I didn't have a lifter puller just a dental scribe. An...
by frank b
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy rockers won't work !?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

got it

Well I'm done. I replaced all the lifters and kept the stock rockers in place. After reading through the repair manual and various sources online, it seems that there shouldn't be any adjustment anyway. I just torqued down all the rocker nuts and put it all back together. It runs great. Just a sligh...