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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: 2
Views: 38

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: 125

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: 125

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: 125

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: 320

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: 320

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: 426

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: 320

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: 320

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
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Central Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Howdy from Central Texas

Yeah, which part of central Texas? I'm near Abilene.
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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 16
Views: 899

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 10:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Hello from Texas

Buffalo Gap, 10 miles south of Abilene. Used to have family down in May, my parents live over in Stephenville. Small world, huh?
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: 1489

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
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Hello from Texas

HOWDY!!! whereabouts in Texas are you? I'm outside Abilene, so I totally understand the distance thing.

Welcome to FordSix!
by jamyers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 38
Views: 22210

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: 856

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.
by jamyers
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Anyone here successfully running an aftermarket EFI System, Megasquirt, Holley Hp, Sniper, Atomic, FITech?
Replies: 22
Views: 2890

Re: Anyone here successfully running an aftermarket EFI System, Megasquirt, Holley Hp, Sniper, Atomic, FITech?

Not on a FordSix, but we just got a Holley Sniper going on a Ch*vy 350. Thoughts: * The truck runs as well or better than it ever did with a Q-jet, and we're nowhere near done getting it dialed in. * EFI is not a solution for a poorly-running engine - EFI will highlight and exaggerate any weaknesses...
by jamyers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Ford 6 Cyl Garage Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Ford 6 Cyl Garage Sale

PM Sent, interested in a Weber carb
by jamyers
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 on the tree to a 4 on the tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: 3 on the tree to a 4 on the tree

That's pretty slick - Nice work!
by jamyers
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?
Replies: 41
Views: 2344

Re: No compression in one cylinder.. anything I can do before pulling head?

wsa111 wrote:Put air into the cylinder via the spark plug threads & listen for where the air escapes. Out the carb, intake valve, exhaust pipe exhaust valve, crankcase breather, piston or ring problem.


That's the Numba One answer right there.
by jamyers
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 on the tree to a 4 on the tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: 3 on the tree to a 4 on the tree

Great work!

What's on the other end of the reverse cable?
by jamyers
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: NHRA Champion Jenny Treadwell
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Re: NHRA Champion Jenny Treadwell

Woot woot!!! Congratulations!
by jamyers
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gear

Wait: Just found this, looking at Lares website apparently Advance deals in their gearboxes, although I can't get advances website to behave and confirm that. RockAuto.com shows this: LARES 8677 Manual Gear; Reman - Return and Rebuild Service Only - You send your part to be rebuilt and returned to y...
by jamyers
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: '62 Ranchero, originally 170, 3OnTheTree - steering gear

I also have a '62 Ranchero with a worn gearbox, and have been watching for some place that rebuilds them.

As far as I know, nobody does the early "no rag joint" boxes.

If you find somebody to rebuild a stock box, let me know.
by jamyers
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Small 6 to AOD adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

Re: Small 6 to AOD adapter

Gear vendors and affordable don't go together...
by jamyers
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which weber?
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Which weber?

If you want to keep the throttle on the passenger side, you'll want the mirror-image version called Weber DFV, DFAV, or Holley-Weber 5200. I got mine from Tom Langdon for a great deal, but found out that mine happened to have an ENORMOUS idle air bleed, which made it lean as heck and isn't available...
by jamyers
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 2 new starters, same problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

Re: 2 new starters, same problem

Yup - sadly, "Remanufactured" doesn't mean much anymore, be it starters, alternators, or especially carburetors (NEVER buy a parts store reman carb!!!)

Heck, I've seen brand new parts for newer cars that don't meet OEM specs, even AC Delco and Autolite.
by jamyers
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 2 new starters, same problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

Re: 2 new starters, same problem

I've found that Autozone starters (and alternators) are a crapshoot. The lifetime-warranty ones are slightly better than the 1-year ones, but still.
by jamyers
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil coming out of valve cover gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2548

Re: oil coming out of valve cover gasket

I've used the "Right Stuff" pookie all by itself with no leaks. Wipe the sealing surfaces with carb cleaner or some such, and if done well you'll have a tough time getting the valve cover off, it's that tenacious.
by jamyers
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Carb Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Weber Carb Question

Once the throttle opens past idle, there is NO difference between ported and manifold vacuum Ported Vacuum Advance was a crappy early-emissions-era crutch, and if you don't have an emissions-driven Ignition Advance Curve in your dizzy, or an EGR, A.I.R. Pump, catalytic converter, etc, why bother wit...
by jamyers
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil coming out of valve cover gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2548

Re: oil coming out of valve cover gasket

Don't keep tightening, that's what causes leaks. Best bet is to take the cover off, make sure the gasket surface is FLAT - feel free to hammer it back flat if need be. I don't know if a modern-type gasket is available, I rather doubt it. But I've had really good service using "The Right Stuff&q...
by jamyers
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Carb Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Weber Carb Question

tdlund wrote:I know this is late in the post, but can't the autolite 1100 be modified so it doesn't use the spark control valve and be usable with the ds2?


Absolutely, just plug the SCV vacuum port, then use straight manifold vacuum from the intake manifold.
by jamyers
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Carb Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Weber Carb Question

chad wrote:carter RBS: $115 on the net.
(BTW: thanks 2 David'n Dennis 4 dis tip !!!).

MAKE SURE U get the right model #s 4 da Ford.
Some R 4 AMC, J^*p, etc.


Where? I'm not finding it.
by jamyers
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Carb Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Weber Carb Question

I don't know that the RBS is significantly better than other 1-bbl, I just like them based on experience with marine engines
by jamyers
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help upgrading carb and ignition system.
Replies: 29
Views: 3904

Re: Help upgrading carb and ignition system.

Regarding vacuum source, know that the ONLY difference between Manifold and Ported is at idle, where Ported has no vacuum so no advance. The only reason Ported vacuum was ever introduced was to raise combustion temps at idle and reduce emissions. Once the throttle is cracked open, they both function...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weber Carb Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3691

Re: Weber Carb Question

Having run a Weber for the last 10 years or so... unless you like tinkering with carbs, I'd look elsewhere. While opening up the secondaries is fun, so is not having to mess with idle jets, air bleeds, main jets, main air bleeds, yadda yadda yadda. Because any Weber you get is going to need to be re...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 transmission issues!
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: 2.77 transmission issues!

happystang wrote:Pulled the transmission and popped off the cover, the synchros are TOAST!


Isn't that just the cutest little gearbox you ever saw? Just looking at you can see the definition of "light duty".

I don't know if synchros are even available anymore... ???
by jamyers
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 transmission issues!
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: 2.77 transmission issues!

Also, if / when you pull the transmission, be sure to replace the pilot bearing in the back of the crankshaft. If you can, an actual bearing is much better than a bushing.

If it is loose at all, you're liable to end up with a chattering clutch engagement no matter what transmission you put in.
by jamyers
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 transmission issues!
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: 2.77 transmission issues!

It's probably one of the simplest transmissions ever made, shouldn't be hard at all to rebuild.

Although, if you could manage it, a swap to the later 3.03 transmission is a HUGE improvement.
by jamyers
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Forensics - stock 250 with boost.
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Forensics - stock 250 with boost.

Any updates? Isn't a broken piston land an indication of too little ring gap, where the rings don't have enough room to expand, drag on the cylinder walls, and pop the land off the top of the piston? If so, sounds like all you'd need to do is open up the gap on your 200's rings, at least until you f...
by jamyers
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: can i present a well chewed topic to chew again- cooling
Replies: 20
Views: 3248

Re: can i present a well chewed topic to chew again- cooling

I'd think that a better approach would be to try reverse-flow cooling, push the coolant into the head, then out the front of the block. You'd have a cooler head, and then the hottest part of the block would be the front cylinders, where there's more airflow.
by jamyers
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark II issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Duraspark II issue

Guys, lets not get sidetracked with pros-cons of coils...the OP is noticing 'extra' sparks when switching the ignition on and off - I don't see where swapping coils is going to change much... I can see an extra spark when shutting the ignition off, since the coil may well be energized, and I don't t...
by jamyers
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 27 T Roadster Project
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: 27 T Roadster Project

Wow. NICE work!

Cool to see an actual old-fashioned hot rod with parts sourced from what you found rather than one giant kit as so often seen these days.

Hats off to you, sir!
by jamyers
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: My 85 hp Beast!
Replies: 6
Views: 2999

Re: My 85 hp Beast!

Sweet! Very nice and clean
by jamyers
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '63 Ford Falcon Wagon 170ci Alternator upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: '63 Ford Falcon Wagon 170ci Alternator upgrade

Jamyers - Why is the GM 1 wire the least desirable? just curious because that is what I am doing. I am doing a trade with a local Hot rod Mechanic on Wednesday and he is installing a new GM 120amp alternator 1 wire. If you've got a deal in the works, by all means keep going! By least desirable, I m...
by jamyers
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '63 Ford Falcon Wagon 170ci Alternator upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: '63 Ford Falcon Wagon 170ci Alternator upgrade

From my experience on my '62... Generator brackets will work with a Ford alternator, at least the 60's-70's alternators. You need a long 3-4" spacer, but they'll work. Or the above-mentioned OEM and aftermarket brackets as well. Regarding the actual alternator, you have 3 basic routes, as the w...
by jamyers
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Machine work for dual 1bll carbs, between cylinders 2 and 5
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: Machine work for dual 1bll carbs, between cylinders 2 an

Why not go to 3 carbs as in the Offy setup?

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