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by jamyers
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 51
Views: 979

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

Offhand, with the pcv inlet hose off, your idle went up - meaning it liked the additional air. So your idle is either too rich, or something squirrelly is going on with the pcv... Looking at the video, and trying to remember how my '62 used to be set up... IIRC the pcv valve is screwed into the plat...
by jamyers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 51
Views: 979

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

Waitaminnit... ... It seems like the ring gap is a little too wide, but the worst one was by .003 is this going to be problematic? ... Do you mean that one of your piston rings (in the cylinder) has a gap of only .003" ?? That's WAY too tight, that ring is going to expand and bind u...
by jamyers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Prepping engine block for paint, in vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Prepping engine block for paint, in vehicle

Assuming you can keep it off of rubber, aluminum, etc, Oven Cleaner works well on thick gloopy engine blocks. Just remember you're dealing with lye...
by jamyers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1965 Mustang 6 Cylinder 5 Lug Conversion - Driveshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 1965 Mustang 6 Cylinder 5 Lug Conversion - Driveshaft

I'd think the odds are pretty high that not only are the u-joints different, but the distance from the new rear axle u-joint flange to the back of the transmission is going to be different - meaning you'll need to shorten or lengthen the shaft. I highly recommend visiting a driveline/driveshaft shop...
by jamyers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 51
Views: 979

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

According to my Chiltons the bearing clearances for the 144 are as follows, Crankshaft - .0007-.0026" and .004-.008" endplay Rods - .0006-.0026" Wow, bearing clearance specs as wide as that shows you how "economical" these engines were designed and built. Also, how much cra...
by jamyers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Replacing the cam
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: replacing cam, motor in

I've heard remove stuff in the way (radiator, etc) cut a hole in the grill. Put it back when done. But folks here said no. :?: Cut a hole in the grill??? I don't know about a '67, but a halfway decent '62 Falcon grill (*if* you can find one) will cost you hundreds of dollars. Geez, pulling the engi...
by jamyers
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 51
Views: 979

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

... But I noticed something strange: There are 7 different rings on the piston? The upper compression ring is normal, then on the second ring there is another compression ring, a very small ring under it and then a wavy type ring behind them both, then the typical oil ring set up. But its progressi...
by jamyers
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 4000

Re: Smoke From Carb!

On the other hand, with the above compression numbers, you could probably just keep soaking that piston ring in penetrating oil until it loosens up, then *carefully* remove it, clean it and the grooves up, reinstall, reassemble, and be on your way.
by jamyers
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 4000

Re: Smoke From Carb!

Where are you located? Chances are decent that there's a FordSixer near you, or we can point you to somebody who could help you borrow a ridge reamer, etc. Also: If you haven't done so already, look around for local car clubs, car shows, "cars and coffee" meetups, etc. Go, meet some folks,...
by jamyers
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 4000

Re: Smoke From Carb!

Once you scrape the carbon off, how big is the difference between the ridge at the top of the cylinders and the cylinder wall below it? That'll tell you how much the cylinders have worn, and if it really needs boring and new pistons (doesn't sound like it so far). Please, beg or borrow a ridge reame...
by jamyers
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: New member introduction

Sounds like a sweet car, got some pictures you can post?

7.25 rear end, that's not the same as the super-light-duty one used in these old Falcons and Rancheros, is it? If so, I'd strongly suggest looking for an entirely different rear end - parts for the old 7.25 rear end are near impossible to find.
by jamyers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is This A Crazy Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Is This A Crazy Idea?

... https://www.amazon.com/KIPA-Carburetor-1981-1984-21100-35520-2110035520/dp/B07FMF91X2/ref=sr_1_28_sspa?crid=3QGDM00JB6YGE&dchild=1&keywords=ford+pinto+carburetor&qid=1584113247&sprefix=pinto+carbs%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-28-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNDEwS...
by jamyers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 4000

Re: Smoke From Carb!

What Bubba said, plus: Unless you can get either an oil pump pickup screen GASKET or something to make one out of, I'd try cleaning that screen in place with a couple cans of carb or brake cleaner. If you've got or can make a gasket, then I'd remove it and have at it. Get ready for some oily gunk sc...
by jamyers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoke From Carb!
Replies: 84
Views: 4000

Re: Smoke From Carb!

I'd go back through the carb with an obsessive-compulsive fine tooth comb, making sure it's *absolutely* clean and all settings are dead on.

Also, check valve lash - if they're out it'll cause all sorts of heck.
by jamyers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Electrical problems

I'll second all electrical advice above, plus add my 2 cents: It may be that when you pulled the instrument cluster, you didn't get the harness connected back solidly (hence no indicators) Make sure the grounds are perfectly clean and tight - a loose ground will cause all sorts of shenannigans with ...
by jamyers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 170 manual flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: 170 manual flywheel

I'm pretty sure it's going to depend on the year...for example a '62 Falcon is going to have the smaller 8.5" clutch and a 2.77 transmission, while a later one (67 and up?) will have a bigger clutch disc for a bigger (3.03) transmission.
by jamyers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which "weber" should I put on my car with a 2-into-1 adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Which "weber" should I put on my car with a 2-into-1 adapter?

The DF_V's and H/W 5200's are mirror image versions of the DG_V's, so the main difference is the "direction of pull" of the throttle. I believe the "Pinto DGVs" are actually the mirror-image DFV / 5200s, I see lots of people just simply call them all "DGV" , hence the c...
by jamyers
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which "weber" should I put on my car with a 2-into-1 adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Which "weber" should I put on my car with a 2-into-1 adapter?

I think the main issue you'll have is the throttle linkage...I've got a DFAV / HW5200 on mine, because the throttle linkage "pulls" the right way for my throttle rod.

Otherwise, it's all jetting and choke setups.
by jamyers
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello frm South Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Hello frm South Texas

Howdy from West Texas! I'm near Abilene, whereabouts are you located? Lots of fellow Texan Fordsixers around here...always glad to meet another!

(I didn't know Ford ever used the inline 6 in a Fox-body Mustang...veddy interisting!)
by jamyers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome!!! :beer:
by jamyers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Hello

Welcome!!!

Hooray, more Roundbody Rancheros!! :beer:
by jamyers
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Amish Country PA
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Hello from Amish Country PA

Welcome! :beer:
by jamyers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd ignition problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: Odd ignition problem.

If it was working with manifold vacuum to the dist, why change to ported? (Ported is silly btw, imho)
by jamyers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: How can one copy photos from Photobucket & transfer them to my pc?

I believe you can download your photos by album, by going into each album and selecting them. Kind of a pita if you had your photos organized into lots of different albums like I did, but I couldn't find any easier way to do mass downloads. I downloaded all my photos about 6 months ago and haven't b...
by jamyers
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: IDA, IDF, DCOE, DGS, DGV fuel injection setups
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Re: IDA, IDF, DCOE, DGS, DGV fuel injection setups

Interesting! Pricey, but interesting!
by jamyers
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: baffled PCV grommets anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: baffled PCV grommets anyone?

Use the baffled grommet for the pcv & raise the pcv position at least 3" above the grommet to prevent oil from entering the pcv valve. https://i.imgur.com/dqO5XTX.jpg ... Or, do like wsa111 did, but stuff that "riser" with a scotchbrite pad, it'll catch a TON of oil before the pc...
by jamyers
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ID on engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

Re: ID on engine

just searching for carbs. your right struggling to cant find a 1101 without scv found this AUTOLINE C844that says its for a 1969 250ci fairlane, what are your thoughts on these as an option? https://fordsix.com/img/_data/i/upload/2020/01/24/20200124181025-07ea81d1-sq.jpg https://fordsix.com/img/_da...
by jamyers
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap
Replies: 24
Views: 2392

Re: Advice with carbs and distributor for engine swap

obviously a junk yd ford product would B ideal. Let's start another thread as this is so different frm "carb/dizzy": ... Agree on both counts. But I'll toss in here that the wiper "switch" for vacuum and electric is the same part, as it's actually a geared push/pull cable - whic...
by jamyers
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Econoline small 6 draw through turbo kit on eBay.

Another advantage with a draw-through is that you don't need a blow-off valve.

Interesting kit, I'm really curious about exactly how the exhaust is piped from the header to the turbo...
by jamyers
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 7868

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

:shock: :hmmm: in what way? ... The variety of bellhousing sizes, block/bellhousing bolt patterns, high and low-mount starters, block plates, etc. The lack of standardization across engines, transmissions, and years is what I'm referring to. By way of comparison, from around '65 to '76 any Buick en...
by jamyers
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 4909

Re: Upgrades to a 1960 Falcon

I'm not sure of the differences between the early 9 steering boxes and later V8 ones, except that at some point ('64, '64??) they got rid of the long "spear of death" steering shaft and went to a rag joint. Makes it that much more difficult to pull the steering gearbox, not to mention ship...
by jamyers
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: t5 swap 66 mustang 200
Replies: 104
Views: 7868

Re: t5 swap 66 mustang 200

While I like Fords and love my Ranchero, anybody in charge of any part of the whole "connecting-engines-to-transmissions" part of Ford Engineering should have been drawn, quartered, shot, then burned at a stake. They make plumbing manufacturers look like a model of standardization. :evil: ...
by jamyers
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 63 Falcon Upper Control Arm rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: 63 Falcon Upper Control Arm rebuild

I forget who, but somebody makes a roller-bearing upper shaft kit, and I've seen somewhere (youtube?) where a guy put either tapered roller or ball bearings on the shafts. Doesn't seem that hard if you've got the tools (bif if there)
by jamyers
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Could air cleaner upgrade make cruise very lean?

When cruising, is it surging or otherwise acting up? 15-16 AFR's at cruise aren't out of the ordinary, My Ford 200 cruises just over 15 AFR, and my Chevy 350 and Buick 455 both cruise right at 15.5 AFR. I'd go for a 20-30 minute drive, listening for detonation and watching the temp gauge, then check...
by jamyers
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

MustangDadDrake wrote:I spy a steelers football.


I do too, hahaha!
by jamyers
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

Yes sorry I meant to say a breather cap for the oil cap, as Bill suggested. Yup, you want some sort of filter on the oil cap, to let air through but keep dogs and small children out of the crankcase. I'm not a fan of K&N filters, given their price and dubious filtration (not much when clean). Y...
by jamyers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Air Cleaner Question and Intake Manifold Vent?? (with photos)

Save that old tin! somebody wants it. most(some aftermarket)air cleaners have a knockout for breather/pvc,Route pvc to intake,breater cap to hole put in air cleaner. Kind of a pre 71 smog thing,still better than a road tube. steel line looks over-sized,but I'm guessing you have an auto. and that is...
by jamyers
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

... Grab a TFi distributor, and an weld up the sixth index if its a sequentil distributor. There ya go. :beer: I think this thread is an example of "info overload", or like my kids tell me: "Dad I don't want to know how clocks work, I just want to know what time it is" Not that ...
by jamyers
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

Wait..."TFi is internally fitted with a Hall Effect sensor"
In the distributor? I thought you said it used a crank wheel - now I'm confused.

Back to the original question, what's the simplest way to get a square-wave (Hall Effect) signal for triggering an ignition system?
by jamyers
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: threading the core plug hole-can I do this at home?
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: threading the core plug hole-can I do this at home?

Why thread the block at all - why not just drill a hole in the middle of a good brass freeze plug, install a hose fitting, and go with that?
by jamyers
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

... This was just a totally gutted large cap Duraspark II, with no Magnetic trigger, and no advance inside. ... To duplicate it on an in line six, you can make an even 120 degree sweep three edge ring tone that fits between the balancer and the pulley, and run a Duraspark II with the advance unit l...
by jamyers
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: How to add computer controlled timing
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Re: How to add computer controlled timing

Holley EFI systems like a hall-effect distributor, the GM HEI isn't hall effect, is the Ford TFI?
by jamyers
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 4352

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Standard starting point for idle mixture screw is 2 turns out initially, then in or out from there. All the way in *should* kill the engine, 99% of engines. If it's still running, it's getting fuel/air from somewhere else, sounds like the throttle may be open a bit too much. Try to get the hot idle ...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 4352

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

Greetings, Thank you for reviewing my first post... I just purchased a 65 FB with 200ci engine with holley 1940. ... Can i buy/install a spark control valve? Just caught this - if the 1940 carb doesn't have a Spark Control Valve, then the Load O Matic distributor won't work properly at all, and the...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 4352

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

If you change out the Load O Matic (LOM) distributor, you will also have to change the LOM carburetor. The LOM carb will not send vacuum to a distributor with a vacuum canister. Not really, you can plug the LOM port (SCV) on the carb, and hook the distributor vacuum up to the intake manifold or the...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: 170 keeps dropping a cylinder

I'm still wondering about exactly what "dropping a cylinder" means, and how you know one cylinder isn't firing. So...you floor it in gear, rev it up and it accelerates fine, but when you put in the clutch and let off the gas and shift - it starts missing / running roughly / shaking? Or doe...
by jamyers
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please
Replies: 30
Views: 4352

Re: New Owner '65 Mustang - tune up help please

21 inches vacuum is pretty dang good, I'd rule out vacuum leaks. Is the vacuum steady? Ditch the Load O matic, save yourself money and headaches and get a distributor from WSA111, either a DS1 or 2. Then your ignition will be 100% Sure sounds like the carb needs work. Kits are cheap and simple, and ...
by jamyers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 102677

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

I'll second all of the above comments - no worries, buddy!

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by jamyers
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best Dizzy to get
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Re: Best Dizzy to get

I'll second the above comments. I've been using a DS1 distributor triggering a GM HEI module for years now, with zero issues.

As important as the type of distributor is getting the ignition timing curve set up properly - that's huge.

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