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by JackFish
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 45
Views: 545

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Don't some tachs have a switch for 4, 6 or 8 cylinders?
by JackFish
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which speedo gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Which speedo gear?

Well holy moly information overload X, as usual. :lol: Thanks very much for the input. I did find a solution but didn't post. I determined I have a red gear in there now so it's 21 teeth. The speedo was out about 25% as in it reads 125kmh when traveling @ 100kmh gps. I found a formula that verified ...
by JackFish
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?

What kind of vacuum guage readings are you getting at idle?
by JackFish
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Torque converter
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Torque converter

Not that I am aware of, but I took my converter to a transmission shop and they were able to tweak it to about 2000rpm.
by JackFish
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which speedo gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Which speedo gear?

I need to know the drive gear that would be in this transmission.
Anyone have any idea?
by JackFish
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which speedo gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Which speedo gear?

I had the gears swapped out in an 8.8 for 3.27 ratio.
The Fairmont has a stock 1978 C4.
Which speedometer gear should I be looking for?
by JackFish
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Adjusting hydraulic lifters
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Adjusting hydraulic lifters

You have adjustable rockers with hydraulic lifters?
by JackFish
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam for 200 I6
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Cam for 200 I6

That is a hot cam.
You'd never get enough air\fuel in there to make use of it's range of 2500-6300rpm.
Looks like a race cam. It would be tough to tune to drive around at normal rpms.

I'm running a Clay Smith 264/274/112 with C4 automatic and a ported head.
by JackFish
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Vintage Six
Topic: NOS 223 Rockers
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: NOS 223 Rockers

:beer: bump
by JackFish
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Rebuild/Cleaning (200)
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Carb Rebuild/Cleaning (200)

Wow board is wonky tonight.
by JackFish
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Rebuild/Cleaning (200)
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Carb Rebuild/Cleaning (200)

That is your fuel filter.
It is feeding into the needle valve, which should be a replacement part in your kit.
You will be replacing that fuel filter anyways, buy a new one.
Is it broken and rotating on itself?
You can use a big pair of pliers to get a grip on that rim on the housing.
by JackFish
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My First Car is an '83 Fairmont
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: My First Car is an '83 Fairmont

Congrats on the fox body purchase, especially for a first car. Yeah that carb is probably stinky and needs cleaning. I'm in the middle of an 8.8 rear end build for my '78 Fairmont wagon, along with subframe connectors and torque box reinforcements. :D A car your vintage might have a low-mount starte...
by JackFish
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo Header Design
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Turbo Header Design

I've been hoping someone might come up with something for our little engines. You could look at the designs they have for diesels like the AFE I put on my Cummins. https://www.xtremediesel.com/afe-46-40011-bladerunner-stainless-steel-exhaust-manifold https://www.xtremediesel.com/mm5/graphics/0000000...
by JackFish
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: dying when hot
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: dying when hot

Have you made any adjustments to the new carb?
It would need to be set up.
And perhaps the the timing needs to be adjusted too.

Have you got a tach , timing light and a vacuum guage?
by JackFish
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Vintage Six
Topic: NOS 223 Rockers
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Re: NOS 223 Rockers

I'm not looking for big money on these I'll let them go cheap.
Just want to see them go to wherever they can be used.
by JackFish
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: 1V Phenolic spacers

Have you got a vacuum guage?
by JackFish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: 1V Phenolic spacers

Or perhaps a threaded insert, helicoil style?
by JackFish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Vintage Six
Topic: NOS 223 Rockers
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

NOS 223 Rockers

https://s20.postimg.cc/lucxzdrmx/20171219_102632.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/ucme3pqft/20171219_102744.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/yyiic2495/20171219_103120.jpg I don't know anything about these but Bubba says they are some kind of fancy special zero-lash rockers. 8) So if you want them make an offer...
by JackFish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: 1V Phenolic spacers

I found that the cheap cutting board stuff susceptible to heat and will deform.

If you buy more than you need I would be interested in a small square or two. :hmmm:
by JackFish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Fordsix Performance website has been Hacked.
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Fordsix Performance website has been Hacked.

Sorry to hear about that. :(

Perhaps remove the link from your signature. :wink:
by JackFish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: 1V Phenolic spacers

You can get small sheets of phenolic on ebay or McMaster Carr.
by JackFish
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stalling
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: stalling when NOT @ idle

chad wrote:u don't list transmis in sig or Q.
I'm wondering what a vac leak frm there to carb might do?

He said he puts it in "drive". :wink:
by JackFish
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stalling
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: stalling

Pics of your carbs setup? If you are not running base plates with coolant pass-throughs, or spacers, you could be boiling the fuel in the carbs. He's got an offy tripower so that ain't gonna happen.! A vacuum gauge will help with tuning and adjusting the carb and timing. It might just require a bum...
by JackFish
Thu May 31, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Fuel pump

An electric pump would require a pressure regulator and return line.
And overkill for an engine that needs about 3-5lbs of pressure.
by JackFish
Wed May 30, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Fuel pump

A vacuum leak can also cause a similar surging problem.
Or a bad coil.
by JackFish
Tue May 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Fuel pump

Don't forget to change your oil! :thumbup:
by JackFish
Mon May 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

I thought an update was in order. My air tool for holding the valve open turned out to be a piece of junk and leaked at the swivel. So I ended up using rope again to hold the valve up. The tool I first used was like the last one in the video and it fell apart and was a piece of junk. So don't buy on...
by JackFish
Wed May 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 1102

Re: Dying Under Load

How are the battery cables?
Who tested the alternator for you?
by JackFish
Wed May 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 1102

Re: Dying Under Load

You need a timing light with an advance dial to check anything over idle.
And if all you're doing is driving around the block it won't charge the battery.
by JackFish
Mon May 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dying Under Load
Replies: 25
Views: 1102

Re: Dying Under Load

Sounds like you've gone over the carb pretty well.

Put a timing light on it and see if you're getting proper advance.
If not check the distributor springs.
by JackFish
Sun May 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

Rope yesterday because I put my air adapter down somewhere and spent too facking much time looking for the damn thing... :x
by JackFish
Sun May 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

chad wrote:do U have it in the right place?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcSGF3i3cYo

I am using one like the last on in the video but it's sticking.
And oddly enough, in that video he doesn't set that one properly squared up. :stick:
by JackFish
Sun May 13, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

Yeah the keepers are stuck in the retainers.
I'll try a good tap or two tomorrow before I try again.

And my head has the viton seals only on the intake valves, but I don't remember why. :lol:
by JackFish
Sat May 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

Having a little trouble with the spring compressor.
It just pulls up on the spring and not down off the retainer.
I tried tapping it a bit but didn't want to get carried away.
by JackFish
Sat May 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Blown valve seals

Excellent thanks :thumbup:
by JackFish
Sat May 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blown valve seals
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Blown valve seals

I may have one or more seals blown. Got some oil on startup and whatnot. These are the viton type installed when I had the head rebuilt. I have a few of the old rubber? style and am wondering if it's ok to use these instead of the viton style. I believe the spring seat was machined to accommodate th...
by JackFish
Fri May 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter solenoid acting wierd
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Starter solenoid acting wierd

I had a similar problem and it ended up being a battery cable.
Just old and crappy. Not letting enough juice through.
by JackFish
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!
Replies: 35
Views: 2790

Re: Multiple Coolant Leaks Suddenly!

A stuck thermostat can cause problems like that.
by JackFish
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?

Aah, very nice, yah that might work for me. :idea:
by JackFish
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: Who has the Offenhauser 3x1 aluminum intake?

Wondering if it might be possible to rig on of these up with a cable throttle, as I have a fox-body?
by JackFish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Happy New Year!

Good luck to everyone in all your future endeavors. :santa;
by JackFish
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: how much to mill the 200 ci head for new gasket materials and performance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: how much to mill the 200 ci head for new gasket materials and performance?

Has no one mentioned cc'ing the chambers to verify and determine the volumes?
by JackFish
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Bad valve guides so pulled head - Couple questions about what to have done by machine shop.

There are lots of vids out there, here is one that explains the concept.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7V40ZWNgCo

I used a syringe for measuring the amount of liquid used.
by JackFish
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dumb question. Confirming cam position at TDC for timing set install
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Dumb question. Confirming cam position at TDC for timing set install

Disconnect the coil. Remove #1spark plug.
Bump the engine over by hand or with a remote switch while holding a finger over #1hole.
You will feel the air pushing out on the compression stroke.
by JackFish
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New cylinder head
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: New cylinder head

These guys are good. Did you do a 3 angle valve job or back cutting? Port and polish? What are you using for an ignition system? Yes on valve job but negatory on the polish. I would have the valve pockets ported out though. And DS2 for me on the sparks. oops responded to the wrong post :oops: I see...
by JackFish
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good places to find a 200 six.
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Good places to find a 200 six.

I have one you can have.
Pick up in Winnipeg... :?
by JackFish
Sat May 13, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: speed daddy headers
Replies: 83
Views: 9433

Re: speed daddy headers

Anyone tried these on a fox-body?
by JackFish
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leaks to bell - no clue about cause
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Oil leaks to bell - no clue about cause

Might it be the valve cover?

Dang Chad you posted while I was typing...

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