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by thesameguy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: Wire repair

Cost-wise, it may be very worthwhile to do that alternator upgrade. $30 for the brackets, $40 for the alternator, and then you get to remove most of that old wiring. http://www.falconparts.com/ford-falcon-auto-parts/pc/1960-1964-ALTERNATOR-BRACKETS-FOR-6-CYL-ENGINES-24p157.htm On a full resto an alt...
by thesameguy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Complete New Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: Complete New Wiring Harness

They are defined in the factory manual - do you have that?
by thesameguy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: anyone use microsquirt?
Replies: 11
Views: 2920

Re: anyone use microsquirt?

I looked at Microsquirt. In talking to the DIY guys, you'll need some big resistors in line to run the injectors as compare with regular Megasquirt. I think the resistors needed for the Microsquirt setup on a large TBI style injector is a pricey item. Can you use a ballast resistor pack from a car ...
by thesameguy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shelby Drop LCA Camber fix ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Shelby Drop LCA Camber fix ?

Something does seem amiss. I have 1 or 2 degrees negative camber and still a small shim or two on my Shelby'd '62.
by thesameguy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Headlight Wiper and Dual Tank switches
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Headlight Wiper and Dual Tank switches

Anything is possible, but those switches are actually quite complex internally - you see two or three positions but they are doing a fair amount of work, for example turning on multiple circuits (head, tail, parking, interior lights). In order to replicate that functionality with two-position rocker...
by thesameguy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Complete New Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: Complete New Wiring Harness

Found some stuff on my ignition switch rewire from another forum: There's a headlight switch: http://www.championfalcon.com/images/Electrical%20&%20Lighting/C4DZ-11654-AR.jpg And the fuseholder plugs into that: http://www.sacsaabs.org/sacsaabs.org/misc/falcon_fuseholder1.jpg And on the other sid...
by thesameguy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Complete New Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: Complete New Wiring Harness

Got your email. :) I didn't actually replace my wiring harness, I made a pair of add-in harnesses - one to replace the ignition switch fuse box and a second to add features (electric fuel pump, fans, distributorless ignition, etc.). The original harness is still intact and doing mostly what it was d...
by thesameguy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Oil

Zinc needed is a function of pressure on the contact parts - unless you're running serious valve springs and a big-lift cam, you don't anything special in terms of oil. Joe Gibbs themselves have articles on this on their website: http://www.drivenracingoil.com/news/dro/training-center/articles/dont-...
by thesameguy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: TC'd 250 w/ Crossflow head,...runs good enough to drive,...detonates in boost.

You say the tune should put it at 11:1, but do you know that's actually happening? Are you datalogging or at least watching AFR on a monitor/gauge?
by thesameguy
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio meter questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2301

Re: Air fuel ratio meter questions

Seriously! I am always amazed at how a car that feels right can show such poor AFR or EGT - then you dial the numbers in and it's even better. You can only do so much with your ear and your butt!
by thesameguy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air fuel ratio meter questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2301

Re: Air fuel ratio meter questions

Your might consider these guys:

http://www.14point7.com/pages/products

The Spartan2 will work with any generic AFR gauge, or you can buy theirs for $50. $125 out the door.
by thesameguy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 95 maf setup, were they sequential injection?
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: 95 maf setup, were they sequential injection?

I have heard some rumors of early production MAF-equipped cars that were still batch fire, but I don't believe it. According to Ford, all the MAF/EEC-V equipped 300s were SEFI.
by thesameguy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Crankcase ventilation solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2791

Re: Crankcase ventilation solutions?

If I can find it I will post it, but I read some information about PCV design, and the forces in play that you have to deal with. You need the suction point to be sufficiently higher than the vent so that you're only sucking air and not oil, but you need to keep it short enough that the contents don...
by thesameguy
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat Operation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

Re: Thermostat Operation?

Thermostats aren't supposed to be an open or closed affair - they can also open partially. Proper behavior would be to start opening at their specified temperature and then becoming fully open around 10-15 degrees later. As such, you should hit a target temperature then slowly open flow the radiator...
by thesameguy
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Crankcase ventilation solutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 2791

Re: Crankcase ventilation solutions?

Strong advice - good PCV is critical on boosted cars, open-air breathers just don't provide the same function. Modifying the fuel pump hole for direct crankcase ventilation is a good plan. You could use a separator from production turbo car here, or make something yourself. I recently learned about ...
by thesameguy
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Oil cooler for SC/Turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Oil cooler for SC/Turbo

Honestly, I don't think that's a huge consideration. Superchargers that share an oil supply are designed to operate in that temperature range - I don't think taking a few degrees out is going to provide any useful benefit. That said, adding an oil cooler seems like a good idea for oil and engine lon...
by thesameguy
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 300 fuel injection swap
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: 300 fuel injection swap

If they have a map and you have a harness, PIMP seems like exactly the right solution. Should be a fun project! Although I sold my F150 a few months ago, I seriously considered yanking the motor, and a supercharged EFI 300 swap into a Galaxie wagon is one of my dreams. Sadly, I have too many dreams,...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 300 fuel injection swap
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: 300 fuel injection swap

If you still have the wiring harness from the EFI motor, I *think* you could plug in a Stinger PIMP since it'd be EEC-IV. Last I heard they don't have a base tune for the 300, but I'd reach out to them and see what you can find. If you don't have the harness, but do have the EFI components still on ...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 300 fuel injection swap
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: 300 fuel injection swap

Are you planning on swapping the fuel injection in, or switching the later engine back to a carb?
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 200 in 1967 MGB
Replies: 8
Views: 2831

Re: Turbo 200 in 1967 MGB

Why not just hold it closed with a "fake WGA?" That way, if you ever decide to use it - or sell it - you have the option. Also, you don't need an external wastegate to use a boost controller. The only reasons to use an external wastegate are for installation or flow concerns. Whether it's ...
by thesameguy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: o2 sensor placement on a tri-power 200

36" is fairly common for WB sensors. Also be sure its closer to the top of the pipe to prevent condensation from sitting on the tip.
by thesameguy
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

Nope, that is spot on. Nothing more you need to add to make it work!
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: electric fuel pump vs mechanical what an I6 needs

1st X I've seen us mention no return line . I like that… Now - may B we've got all the components except the 'collision shut off' (or whatever it's called. Are they even still used?). Any way: I think we may B gettin to the answ of this Q / post ... Can some one name all the prts in the system? I'm...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

And understand the whole in tank module system assembly can fail http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a22532/ford-recalls-cop-cars/ I don't think they're referring to the in-tank pump, but rather the fuel pump module. It's a small computer-like thing that matches fuel pump output to engine requirem...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

Flexible lines under the car are subject to a lot of exposure and braided or no, it doesn't take a lot to damage a rubber line. Always use steel line in exposed areas. And don't use copper-nickel line either - it's fine for brake fluid but reacts to gasoline. Only steel fuel lines under the car. For...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Calif Emissions
Replies: 21
Views: 2191

Re: Calif Emissions

[There was a reason 1982 press 5.0 Capri RS and Mustang SS/GT's accelerated faster than the 1986 EFI GT's and all 83-85 4-bbl 5.0's...they really were running a 1972 351W Marine, the 1995 Mustang SVT R351 cam, not that milder production 1973 Tornio 351W and later Lightening F150 cam...] I never kne...
by thesameguy
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

Steel line exposed under the car will rust. The vinyl coating helps prevent that. You don't want a rust-induced leak in a fuel line.
by thesameguy
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

3/8 will work, but 5/16 is factory. If you go 3/8 you will need to adapt up from the fuel pump you chose and back down to the carb. Unless you plan on making big power, vinyl covered 5/16 steel tube for brake line is cheap and easy to work with and won't require any steps up or down. If you do plan ...
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

Seems like a good setup - I really think a $90 pump is $50 more than it should be, but it'll definitely do the job.
by thesameguy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

Also, Ford ran with that goofy low-pressure/high-pressure pump combo for a while. My '86 XR4Ti has the same setup. Long time ago I eliminated the under-belly high-pressure pump and replaced the in-tank low-pressure pump with a Walbro 255lph pump. Runs my XR at 20psi very nicely. I never really under...
by thesameguy
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

It's actually the red-labeled square in this one:

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The Facet 40105 should be more than enough to run an I6 without any assistance - 30gph is plenty.
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter fuel pump mod?
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Re: Carter fuel pump mod?

I would personally not use an Airtex pump simply due to reliability concerns. Those brands typically don't specialize in long life. My personal choices are Carter P60504 or Facet 40105. Carter makes good pumps, always has. Facet makes solid state pumps that are really neat, commonly used in aircraft...
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

OIC - http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/a ... 10-013.jpg

Over the rear axle looks like a good place, given a single exhaust or adequate heat shielding.
by thesameguy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

I maybe shouldn't admit this, but I have never seen the underside of a Mustang. ;) Where and how you mount the pump will depend on the pump you choose - the Carter I mentioned is round, the Facet is square with ears for mounting. You've got those variables. Remember the best place to mount the fuel ...
by thesameguy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 4453

Re: 200 electric fuel pump vs mechanical - 66 coupe

I think this is the discussion Chad was referring to: https://fordsix.com//viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75708 I would go electric every single time. No risk of fuel getting dumped into your oil, long service life, reliable performance, and faster starting after sitting. Installation can be as simple or a...
by thesameguy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 2 new starters, same problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: 2 new starters, same problem

jamyers wrote:especially carburetors (NEVER buy a parts store reman carb!!!)


Man, truer words were never spoken.
by thesameguy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 2 new starters, same problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: 2 new starters, same problem

Automatic transmissions don't have flywheels - they have flex plates. The ring gear is pressed on around the edges of the flex plate to give the starter something to spin. When removed, the ring gear looks like a ring, hence its name. It can become damaged, resulting in the starter not working or wo...
by thesameguy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Drain: Revised 130amp Alt and twin batt soln
Replies: 18
Views: 5385

Re: Electrical Drain: Revised 130amp Alt and twin batt soln

Well, I'd start by staying away from Toshiba. Some of their stuff is great but some of it is really, really bad. Toshiba makes some of the worst computers in the world in my experience - very poor thermal design and often subject to overheats. They've been sued more than once. They're not all bad, b...
by thesameguy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Drain: Revised 130amp Alt and twin batt soln
Replies: 18
Views: 5385

Re: Electrical Drain: Revised 130amp Alt and twin batt soln

Believe you me, I hear you about the keeping the costs under control, but I also believe in throwing good money after bad, penny smart pound foolish, whathaveyou. ;) . I guess I don't know your inventory, but you're talking about extra alternators and batteries and building out/hauling around a trai...
by thesameguy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Drain: Revised 130amp Alt and twin batt soln
Replies: 18
Views: 5385

Re: Electrical Drain: Two alternator, Four battery Solution

I'm telling you, that computer is killing you. You have waste from the inverter and more waste from the ancient PSU - probably as much as 40%. 10 or 15a just vaporized in waste. The entire output of a 1G alternator at idle gone to perform no function. In my motorhome I have a micro ITX system that r...
by thesameguy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter fuel pump mod?
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Re: Carter fuel pump mod?

The Revolution controller will actually do that - when it gets 12v from the ignition switch, it runs the pump for three seconds to prime, then shuts it down. Once it gets a tach signal, it starts back up. You can get more priming with more key cycles. I *think* that Volvo part does exactly the same ...
by thesameguy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter fuel pump mod?
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Re: Carter fuel pump mod?

FWIW, I believe this is the relay from a Volvo: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/6934/102240-fuel-pump-relay-1978-1985-240-with-k-jetronic If you can find a '78-'85 240 in a junkyard, it's a way to go. Or buy new from IPD. :) This page: http://www.davebarton.com/volvo240mods.html Shows the wiring dia...
by thesameguy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter fuel pump mod?
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Re: Carter fuel pump mod?

I'm a totally anti electric fuel pump guy, for net hp verses supply rating, fuel return line, gasoline heat soak, brake/exhaust/suspension fouling /fuel shut off in crash, reliable 1/4 fill to emplty and fuel leak reasons. Etc etc, yadda yadda yadda. they just aren't safe unless you use ALL the fac...
by thesameguy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm
Replies: 28
Views: 4113

Re: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm

What does the oil pressure gauge say at 3999rpm? Can you replicate that pressure using a drill to drive the pump?
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm
Replies: 28
Views: 4113

Re: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm

What you describe is consistent with some modes of failure for the pressure relief valve. Sometimes you've got a weak or inappropriately sized spring that will open too early but then close once pressure drops, but sometimes the valve, bore, or spring is damaged in such a way that once it's open it ...
by thesameguy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm
Replies: 28
Views: 4113

Re: No oil pressure at 4000 rpm

Is there a bypass valve on the oil pump on these cars? In others I've worked on there is a simple valve which prevents the pump from overpressuring the system - sometimes the spring holding the valve closed is damaged and after pressure gets to Xpsi the valve opens, bleeding off pressure long before...
by thesameguy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: World class T5 in my '66 coupe - what ATF and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: World class T5 in my '66 coupe - what ATF and why?

I use Royal Purple's stuff - I think it's called Synchromax. I have been very happy with the results - the old junkyard transmission has been putting up with a highly boosted 2.3l for ten years now!
by thesameguy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Whats up with "new" t5"s?
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: Whats up with "new" t5"s?

Considering how long the T5 was in production and how many flavors it came in, it's not surprising that multiple people are branding them. I don't know how much these cost, but given how cheap the guts are for T5s I can't immediately see the value of buying new vs grabbing one from a junkyard and ha...
by thesameguy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Fusable link?
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Fusable link?

You don't need (or want) the resistor wire if you're not keeping the points ignition. If you're doing Pertronix, Duraspark, HEI, whatever there is no purpose for that resistor wire. If you are intending to run points, just hit up NAPA and ask for an ignition ballast resistor - they are standard and ...

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