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by JackFish
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo Manifold DIY
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Turbo Manifold DIY

Here is what I have on my Cummins, a definite improvement over stock. The stock manifolds tend to crack. https://s17-us2.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.summitracing.com%2Fglobal%2Fimages%2Fprod%2Flarge%2FAFE-46-40011_OE.jpg&sp=af49ded55947b7953fe7e5ff840fbbeb&antic...
by JackFish
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23

The first photo does not appear, so don't use that account for your forum posts. :beer:
by JackFish
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Photobucket Had a Major Crash 12-23

I hate photobucket.

Switched to postimage.org

https://postimages.org/about

Simple clean interface, and free. :thumbup:
by JackFish
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: What is a low mount, big bell 200" engine worth?

[quote="gumby23]I traded for mine, and I see one listed on eBay right now for $700 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motor-Engine-3-3L-VIN-X-8th-Digit-6-200-10-1-4-Converter-Fits-79-83-ZEPHYR-6874/383277292236?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I suspect a fair value would be...
by JackFish
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Engine sputter in accel. And dies at idle?

I'll suggest a damaged accelerator pump diaphragm.
by JackFish
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: 3G 1wire alternator belt squeal

I am using a double pulley.
IIRC, I used a washer to shim the alternator a bit for better alignment.
by JackFish
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Photo Hosting Site - ANY free ?
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Photo Hosting Site - ANY free ?

I use postimages.org
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by JackFish
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Starter is disengaging

I'll consider that when I exhaust my stash of spares. :)
by JackFish
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Starter is disengaging

Indeed.
I swapped in one of a few spares I had and sure enough it worked great.

Too bad about the crapped out one.
I found the receipt and it's only a couple of months off a two-year warranty.
Hardly even drive the thing... :?
by JackFish
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Starter is disengaging

Thanks guys.
I will take it in to the shop.
by JackFish
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter is disengaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Starter is disengaging

Having an issue where the starter will only grab momentarily and then disengages.

It is a new starter and the battery is reading a strong 12.7v.

Could this be a solenoid issue?
by JackFish
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: untrusted address
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: untrusted address

My phone works but my laptop running Linux and firefox is blocking access.

edit: working now :?
by JackFish
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Mercury marine 165hp six
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: Mercury marine 165hp six

We had a Merc I/O back in the day and IIRC I think it was a Chevy motor.
by JackFish
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150
Replies: 35
Views: 2490

Re: THROTTLE SHAFT REBUSH - REBUILD, 2100 / 2150

I don't know what you need but there are reamers and bushings available on ebay.
by JackFish
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Was there a problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Was there a problem

yup same here
by JackFish
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: "Something always leaking"

The part number was very helpful. Turns out I can't find them because they're being discontinued, at least that's what the Rock Auto page says. I got their last one. I saw your post and checked it out, i was able to order two of these without issue even though it said last one. Couldn't pass it up ...
by JackFish
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: College Senior Design Project for the 200
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: College Senior Design Project for the 200

While you're at it, how about a turbo manifold like you can get for a diesel.
I have one of these on my Cummins:
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by JackFish
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Something always leaking"
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

Re: "Something always leaking"

Check the back of the valve cover.
It can drip there and seep down looking like a seal leak.
by JackFish
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: F150 for sale $1,250.00
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

F150 for sale $1,250.00

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/winnipeg/f150-for-sale/1457808407 Description Are you looking for something that will be aesthetically appealing to everyone, while being exceptionally good on fuel with no rust, well keep looking because this isn’t it. If you’re thinking this thing is slow well o...
by JackFish
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover off, now what?
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

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: 739

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: 1632

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: 12
Views: 1561

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: 3737

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: 2224

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: 552

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: 1094

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: 1371

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: 1421

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: 4090

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: 7
Views: 2060

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: 4090

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: 7
Views: 2060

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: 1891

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: 11
Views: 1888

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: 1891

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: 1674

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: 2447

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: 2447

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: 165
Views: 14455

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: 1174

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: 1404

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: 1122

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: 1174

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: 1174

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: 548

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: 1254

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: 946

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: 946

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.

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