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by JackFish
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Valve cover off, now what?

Before you reinstall the cover check the mating flange to make sure it's true especially around he bolt holes.
by JackFish
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Part Interchangeability
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Part Interchangeability

A reverse rotation could be used in a marine engine.
by JackFish
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 662

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

Yeah some of those rockers look weird.
Perhaps they can be pushed into alignment?
by JackFish
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Can I swap 2.83 for 3.20?

I went from a 3.08 to a 3.27 and am very satisfied.
So that may be another option to consider.
by JackFish
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve train clatter
Replies: 49
Views: 1931

Re: Valve train clatter

I was wondering if it might be a pushrod issue.
Did you go from a stock head gasket to a newer thicker style?
Was the head milled?
by JackFish
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 890

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

Stock camshaft?

I run 12 degrees timing with rpms up about 750-800 with my cam 264/274/112.
Plug gaps at .050.
by JackFish
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who's 200 SB6 Build at Folks Machine in Norman Oklahoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Who's 200 SB6 Build at Folks Machine in Norman Oklahoma?

We once had a thread with a link to a mapping site.
I thought it would be a sticky but couldn't find it.
by JackFish
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Offensive gas smell after 10 minutes of driving

Might need a float level adjustment.
by JackFish
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Valve Cover Studs Part #. FYI

I like that idea, where do you get those tab things? I had my valve cover powder coated and would like to keep it clean. I think the idea with the nylocks is that they will maintain their torque. And with the low torque on those I don't think taking them on and off would be that much of an issue. I ...
by JackFish
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: DSII headbanger

SweetSix wrote:I'll check TDC again,


Make sure it's on the compression stroke, eh. :thumbup:
by JackFish
Fri May 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 1967

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

link seems to be broken
by JackFish
Sun May 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: vacuum loss 250 crossflow
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: vacuum loss 250 crossflow

So you teed into the brake booster line which is manifold vacuum. I'm not seeing numbers there that indicate a vacuum issue. I have a cam in mine and it runs quite well idling with only 10-12 hg Yeah it drops a bit when the brakes are applied. Are the brakes not working, or is it not shifting correc...
by JackFish
Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Do we really need a modern ignition?
Replies: 44
Views: 1967

Re: Do we really need a modern ignition?

Very happy here with a DS2 and a MSD Blaster2 coil.
Quite reliable. 45,000 volts.

What might be interesting is a coil per plug scenario like on the LS engines.
by JackFish
Sat May 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: vacuum loss 250 crossflow
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: vacuum loss 250 crossflow

So what are the current vacuum readings?
by JackFish
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

Google military battery terminal It replaces the original crappy connectors with ring terminals. You use two cables on a dual battery diesel - on from the first battery to the second and one to the starter. But you can run any accessories off of it. The bolt is just a standard 3/8". I got my Cu...
by JackFish
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Knocking noise; seems different from others
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Knocking noise; seems different from others

Fordman75 wrote:I've also seen the oil pump pick up tubes with cracked/broken support brackets. They would shake and hit the oil pan causing a knocking sound. I got a couple good engines very cheap because of that! :D


Had that happen on my 200.
by JackFish
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

If you haven't already got cables, consider a couple of those military style connectors. https://s15-us2.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Ft0.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcQVIiaAF2ECaBajhc5h8Kdx5xSYtedBRgdXYI5Gfx2LINpezf2bwA&sp=3a419ca4e080c301e76a4e707ae35467&antica...
by JackFish
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oil Pans are now available!
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: 250 Oil Pans are now available!

What about the Granadas and Monarchs?
They had 250's - did they have rear sumps?
by JackFish
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Re: HEI ignition

I run a 1976 Ford Fairmont 200ci small cap distributor with a 4 pin GM module mounted on the shock tower. A '76 Fairmont eh? That would be a rare duck. :lol: yeah, '78 wuz 1st 1, but I claim: Granada ('75) as 1st' foxbodied'. The 1st gen Granada was on the Maverick platform from '75-'80. 2nd gen fo...
by JackFish
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Re: HEI ignition

63falcon4drwagon wrote:I run a 1976 Ford Fairmont 200ci small cap distributor with a 4 pin GM module mounted on the shock tower.


A '76 Fairmont eh? That would be a rare duck. :lol:
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: 163
Views: 7814

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: 900

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: 10
Views: 914

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: 3
Views: 838

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: 900

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: 900

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: 382

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: 905

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
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Rebuild/Cleaning (200)
Replies: 5
Views: 718

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: 718

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
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo Header Design
Replies: 13
Views: 1675

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: 463

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
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

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: 2879

Re: 1V Phenolic spacers

Or perhaps a threaded insert, helicoil style?
by JackFish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

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 12:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1V Phenolic spacers
Replies: 29
Views: 2879

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: 1287

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: 1287

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: 2215

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: 2215

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: 2215

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: 1559

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: 2184

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: 2184

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: 2184

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: 1559

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: 1559

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: 1559

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:

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