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by jamyers
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: New from Texas

Welcome! And howdy from Abilene! :beer: :beer:
by jamyers
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized

The politics of dealing with the CCP aside, I don't understand why ANY company would want to deal with China. Intellectual theft, corruption, backstabbing, etc.
by jamyers
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1966 Mustang 200 6-cyl/trans/entire drivetrain for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: 1966 Mustang 200 6-cyl/trans/entire drivetrain for sale

Which transmission, manual or auto? By drivetrain, do you mean rear axle too?
My nephew is in the Huntsville area, he might be interested.
please send photos to jamyers63@gmail.com.
by jamyers
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Vacuum lines help
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Vacuum lines help

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1481 ... grams.html

About 4-5 posts down says it's a '96 F150.
by jamyers
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DS II distributor control module
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: DS II distributor control module

I have no experience with the DS modules, but I've had an HEI 4-pin module firing my DS1 distributor for going on 10+ years now with ZERO ignition issues. Starts and runs like a champ!
by jamyers
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New straigjt six'er here
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: New straigjt six'er here

What year?
by jamyers
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Cars and Coffee near Abilene, TX
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Cars and Coffee near Abilene, TX

OK, so all the car shows around are being cancelled, and all the groups that use Camp from June to Sept have cancelled, and it's too damned quiet around here. So I've washed up the Ranchero and the Buick, and will be hosting a Cars and Coffee meet and greet this Saturday morning. Nothing fancy, just...
by jamyers
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

It may well have no sock - mine didn't when I dropped the tank (Im positive I was the first one to do so). Maybe mine rotted off, but there was just the fuel tube.
by jamyers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Austin, TX.
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: New from Austin, TX.

Sorry I havenlt been online a couple of weeks, work calls.

Anyways, as far as exhaust manifolds, Look for one of the later ones with a 2" outlet, then get a grinder and open up its ports to match the gasket, and clean up any casting flash you find. That'll go a long way on a 144.
by jamyers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Austin, TX.
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: New from Austin, TX.

Welcome, fellow Texan! I've also got a '62 Ranchero, not many of them left anymore...especially dead stock with the 144, lol. Mine had the 170, but I swapped in a later ('68?) 200 and the all-synchro 3.03 transmission years ago. Also tried a bunch of different carbs, ended up with one of the Holley/...
by jamyers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bubba has 10,000 posts!
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Bubba has 10,000 posts!

Dayum, Bubba! Good for you! :beer:
by jamyers
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator fan selection help
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: Radiator fan selection help

Yeah, an assymetric fan that's not balanced is a bad idea, not sure where that one came from... I'd be replacing it as well. As far as nylon vs. riveted steel, I wouldn't worry - OEM's used rivets for decades with no issues. If I recall, the 'problems' with flex fans came when they used some sort of...
by jamyers
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Radiator fan selection help
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: Radiator fan selection help

By "asymmetrical", I assume you mean that the blades aren't evenly spaced? If I remember, many stock 4-blade fans had one pair of opposite blades set slightly ahead (or behind) the other opposite pair (looking at the fan from the front or rear as it mounts on the engine.) Looked more like ...
by jamyers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Kit suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

Re: Front Disc Conversion Kit suggestions

I've been considering the Scarebird kit.

Used them on our '69 Chevy C10, worked pretty well.
by jamyers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: crimping and soldering wire or cable ends Which is best?
Replies: 28
Views: 1439

Re: crimping and soldering wire or cable ends Which is best?

If it's not critical, I'll crimp. If I don't ever want to revisit it, I'll solder and heat shrink - and mount to minimize vibration.
by jamyers
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 3236

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

Heck, I'd try a stock 190 or 195 thermostat, see if it still swings. My suspicion is that the fancy Edelbrock "high flow" one is too sensitive. Any good cooling system should get the engine up to temp quickly, and then keep it there. Any thermostat will cycle slightly up/down until the who...
by jamyers
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?
Replies: 54
Views: 3236

Re: Ok to run at 160-180 coolant temps?

If you (or anybody else here) is near Abilene, TX - I've got a couple Volvo electric fans, a couple Buick ones, and one or two "universal" ones. The Volvo ones move an astonishing amount of air, also can draw an astonishing amount of current. Free to any fordsixer, they're taking up space ...
by jamyers
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with new carb please
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

Re: Help with new carb please

Yup, since you won't be using the SCV port, and an SCV carb won't have a "Ported Vacuum" port.

But straight Manifold Vacuum is best anyways - Ported Vacuum was a factory crutch for meeting idle emissions.
by jamyers
Thu May 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update
Replies: 164
Views: 13543

Re: '62 Ranchero - 250 - Aluminum Head update

Wow, seeing a cam that far off, I'd be checking every lobe, every cylinder.
by jamyers
Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with new carb please
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

Re: Help with new carb please

Also, understand that most "rebuilt/remanufactured" Carbs, especially the big-house ones like you'd get through your local parts store, are mechanical abortions done by unskilled gorillas using large wooden mallets and 3-foot crowbars. I haven't seen a good carb come out of a parts store i...
by jamyers
Thu May 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with new carb please
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

Re: Help with new carb please

If you go to a 2-bbl, here are 2 threads you should look at: Direct-mounting a 2-bbl adapter to a log manifold (ditching the ford adapter plate, lowering the carb, and keeping the original throttle rod) https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32460&p=235935&hilit=carb+adapter+mount#p2359...
by jamyers
Thu May 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Selecting correct size exhaust and mufflers

While my Ranchero's 200 has a stock exhaust, I used Vizard's notes on my Buick 455 to very good effect, which shows that you can get great results even though you'll likely have to make several compromises because of space, packaging, installation issues, etc: * pipes the same size as the header out...
by jamyers
Thu May 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1964-1/2 Mustang 170 bucks and jerks under load
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: 1964-1/2 Mustang 170 bucks and jerks under load

Agree with all of the above. Weak spark will start to fail under load, so make sure the ignition is 100%. (you mentioned cleaning the points which is ok, but once they start pitting it's better to replace them - I like Standard brand Blue Streak, if you can find them.) Once you've double-confirmed t...
by jamyers
Wed May 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Yeah, EFI ain't perfect, the devil is in the details - and there is a lot of details in fine-tuning EFI.

All that said, I'm glad we did it - although half the fun has been turning wrenches with my son.
by jamyers
Wed May 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: No fire ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1826

Re: No fire ?????

Short of the timing chain actually breaking, not many mechanical reasons why it would run fine one day and not the next. I'd start with the basics: Spark? Fuel? If those are both present, then I'd pull the valve cover and confirm valve operation, then check the valve lash (unless hydraulic lifters)....
by jamyers
Tue May 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: EFI TBI Questions

I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system. How was getting it all tuned up and dialed in? Did you have any issues? How'd you fix them? These are the things that I've learned, mostly from experience ('cause...
by jamyers
Sun May 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: EFI TBI Questions

I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system.
by jamyers
Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: EFI TBI Questions

...Thats what I'm trying to get at, can i still use the EFI with the HEI if I'm not using timing control? Yes. They use the tach output from the HEI for their rpm signal, nothing more. Regarding EFI Timing Control, I have no idea about FiTech, but Holley recommends against having their Sniper contr...
by jamyers
Thu May 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter won’t stop
Replies: 44
Views: 3079

Re: Starter won’t stop

Reading through this is confusing me, and I like electric wiring, hahaha Here's a pic / troubleshooting guide I put together to test the stock Starting and Points Ignition circuits. https://photos.app.goo.gl/wvAyaWkpiMUvfHjEA Think of automotive electricity as water flowing through a pipe, and you'r...
by jamyers
Mon May 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5654

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

That's a beautiful video! Glad you're getting it fixed up! :beer:
by jamyers
Mon May 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter won’t stop
Replies: 44
Views: 3079

Re: Starter won’t stop

Have you jumped across the Neutral Safety Switch - jumped the 2 Red w/ Blue stipes together? That would bypass it completely, and if it then starts that's the problem.
by jamyers
Sat May 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Starter continues to try and start engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Starter continues to try and start engine.

Wait a second, sounds like 2 opposite things going on... 1. Starter keeps turning the engine after the key is released, 2. No voltage at the "S" terminal on the solenoid with key to "start". So...if there's no voltage at the "S" terminal, how is the starter starting to ...
by jamyers
Fri May 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: 1966 Mustang 200 Mild Rebuild

Yow, trying to get a lifter back into it's bore reminds me of this video:

Robotic Surgery peeling and suturing a grape
https://youtu.be/KNHgeykDXFw
by jamyers
Fri May 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results
Replies: 87
Views: 5654

Re: How is my engine? Valve Cover off and Compression Results

Ditto what B Ron said. Those compression numbers are about what you'd expect on a mid-mileage engine, unless you're wanting an excuse to rebuild it I wouldn't worry. (of course, if you *want* to tear into it and need an excuse for your wife :mrgreen: ...) I use either a sharpened putty knife or a si...
by jamyers
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 stalls off idle at operating temp
Replies: 15
Views: 1560

Re: Autolite 1100 stalls off idle at operating temp

Sounds like it's going too lean. When it stalls, is it popping or surging, or is it just not revving up ("Falling flat on it's face") and then recovering? Surging/popping is too lean, "falling on it's face" is generally too rich. * Plug the SCV port in the carburetor and forget i...
by jamyers
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 67
Views: 6826

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

HOORAY!!! Glad you got it sorted out! :beer:
by jamyers
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van
Replies: 9
Views: 4205

Re: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van

That trans would make somebody a nice upgrade from a 3-speed.
by jamyers
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan

wsa111 wrote:Why drill, just screw in the next size oversize & install a sealing washer with a rubber seal as part of the ring.

Because clean new threads are better than over-cut mangled ones?
by jamyers
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan

Once you drill the old threads out (should be able to do by eye with a helper to double-check) and get a clean hole, it should be straightforward to run a tap in straight enough. Then use a good washer, either plastic or soft copper on the bolt. I've done this on a pan still under the engine in a ca...
by jamyers
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Weld Piggback Plug or get new Oil Pan

Probably easiest to drill the threads out, then tap new oversized. A cheap one-time-use tap from someplace like Harbor Freight would likely be cheapest way to go, unless you have a set or a friend with a set.
by jamyers
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 67
Views: 6826

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: 67
Views: 6826

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: 1203

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: 1737

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: 67
Views: 6826

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: 1450

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: 67
Views: 6826

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: 8965

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: 8965

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,...

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