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by Ferris Bueller
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: What fluid for a M50D?
Replies: 9
Views: 6519

Re: What fluid for a M50D?

Another thing with these Mazda built F150 and Ranger trannys is they leak. On many F150 and Ranger forums they think its the plastic plugs in the top of the tranny behind where the shifter attaches. In my experience its the tailshaft seal. Look for oily spray on the underside of the truck bed that s...
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Bus Project.
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

Re: The Bus Project.

Or see if you can find a "Brownie" auxilary transmission instead of changing rear gears or replacing the transmission. When I had my 71 F600 it only got up to 50 on a flat road. The exhaust manifold on it looked different than any other 300 manifold I had ever seen on the 15 or so 300-6 I ...
by Ferris Bueller
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: She's Home!
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: She's Home!

If the engine is together can a dye be put in the coolant to find the leak?
by Ferris Bueller
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Check your tailshaft seals
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

Check your tailshaft seals

F150s, light duty F250s, Rangers and even some Explorers have variations of the Mazda built M5OD transmission. They can slowly leak losing all of their fluids. Some people think its the plugs located on top of the tranny on the backside of the tower that the shifter goes into. My 04 Rangers tranny a...
by Ferris Bueller
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is there an easy way to bleed the Ford internal slave?
Replies: 27
Views: 3200

Re: Is there an easy way to bleed the Ford internal slave?

When I did the clutch, clutch hydraulic system and tranny swap in my 04 Ranger I ended up bleeding the clutch master while it was attached to the hydraulic line. I screwed wood screws to a 2x4 on a shelf in my shop. The screws were located in such a way that I could make the line hold vertical enoug...
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: [b]300 cubic inches, 300,000 miles[/b]
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: [b]300 cubic inches, 300,000 miles[/b]

My 93 F150 has been parked since 2007. At 201,000 it barely used any oil. Only a malfunctioning EGR and a slight clatter echoing from the block at idle on a warm day. I almost hate to part out the truck but others I own are better and the mouse smell would knock you over.
by Ferris Bueller
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget fuel mileage build
Replies: 46
Views: 8265

Re: Budget fuel mileage build

Build a slant back topper with plexiglass or something similar. It won't be cheap to build though. How is your allignment and how are the ball joints? Back in the spring with some clear thin plastic from a package,,, I made a scale angled back topper on the back of a Ford promo model black F150 92-9...
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: My RV or Moterhome with a garage project
Replies: 34
Views: 8262

Re: My RV or Moterhome with a garage project

When its done where will you go with it?
by Ferris Bueller
Tue May 17, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Economy Experiment
Replies: 76
Views: 23264

Re: Fuel Economy Experiment

The last carbed 300 F150 I bought was an 81 regular cab, longbed 2wd. Got it from the original owner. New it had that 4 speed overdrive transmission and the 2.47 rear. With a topper going 50 on the highway he got 27 mpg. He said the overdrive burned up and it was replaced with either an Np435 or T18...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed May 11, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What Manuals Trans will fit 240/300?
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: What Manuals Trans will fit 240/300?

If you have any version of the M5OD in F250 light duty, F150 or Ranger,,,, check the fluid levels often as in every oil change. Tranny swap in a Ranger is a MAJOR PITA. Look for oil spray on underside of truck rearward from tailshaft. If you see it replace the tailshaft seal. It can be done in less ...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Trouble pumping gas into the truck
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Trouble pumping gas into the truck

Last week I removed both tanks in my 92. Both filler necks have a plastic tube inside of a rubber hose.
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Fuel selector valve woes
Replies: 5
Views: 4498

Re: Fuel selector valve woes

Where is that selector valve located on the truck? I'm stripping my 92 F150 right now and don't want that part to end up in the scrap yard. No its not for sale, I will keep it for a spare for my 94 F250.
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 11943

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

I wouldn't have the money to buy one. The most I would ever consider doing to any of my 300s is a new exhaust, ceramic coated headers, different cam and maybe porting work. But there are a LOT of things I have to get to before I would do that. I did over 10 years ago put a 2 piece long tube header o...
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: road report, gruman ford
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: road report, gruman ford

I'm guessing the Oscar Mier Weinermobile would be more aerodynamic than a cube shaped van.
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 11943

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

The market for an aluminum 300 head is shrinking every year. He is taking a fair risk in making an aluminum 300 head.
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Trouble pumping gas into the truck
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Trouble pumping gas into the truck

Many vehicles have a smaller tube next to or inside the hose going to the gas tank. The smaller tube is a venting return tube. If it is clogged or bent it will create what you are dealing with.
by Ferris Bueller
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Save an EFI 300 for a generator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Save an EFI 300 for a generator?

I think I sold or scrapped all my old 1 barrel carb intakes. Well when I cross that bridge I'll punt.
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: IGNITION SWITCH
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: IGNITION SWITCH

If I remember correctly there are slots so the exact placement for that switch is adjustable. Make sure to have the ignition centered in the "off" position before taking apart so you can put it all back together correctly.
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Save an EFI 300 for a generator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Save an EFI 300 for a generator?

I have an inline low psi (4-7psi I think) fuel pump. If I needed to I could use an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and mount the gas tank horizontally below the carb. Like I have seen on here I could cut an opening on the top of the intake to mount a carb. I think I would go for a small 2 barrel ...
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Save an EFI 300 for a generator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Save an EFI 300 for a generator?

I'm parting out a 93 F150 with 300 which has 201,000 miles and doesn't use any oil. It hasn't ran in about 4 years but I think it should. Still in the truck and nothing related to the engine or wiring has been removed. I'm also parting out a 92 F150 with 300 which has 117,000. It last ran 1 year ago...
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: later 16 inch wheels on '91?
Replies: 1
Views: 1779

Re: later 16 inch wheels on '91?

Same bolt pattern used through 96 model year then was smaller bolt pattern with 97 and up. No factory F150s had 16" wheels that I know of. 1st generation Lightning had 17" wheels. The E150 vans about mid way through 2004 model year switched to rear disc brakes and 16" wheels. There we...
by Ferris Bueller
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hello all, looking for 200hp/250tourque
Replies: 21
Views: 4107

Re: Hello all, looking for 200hp/250tourque

GCWR is gross combined weight rating, meaning truck+trailer.
by Ferris Bueller
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: EFI eaxhaust manifold vs. header
Replies: 8
Views: 3895

Re: EFI eaxhaust manifold vs. header

EFI, definitely EFI unless you go for quality headers ceramic coated. 10 years ago installed Hedman 2 piece long tube headers in an 83 I had. Starter was completely trapped by the header tubes. Cab floor got very hot. Under hood got really hot. I had no mufflers on and about 3 feet of exhaust. 300s ...
by Ferris Bueller
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hello all, looking for 200hp/250tourque
Replies: 21
Views: 4107

Re: Hello all, looking for 200hp/250tourque

You will want 3.55 or numerically higher rear axle ratio for heavy towing. I once towed 7000 pounds with an 84 F150 2wd, 300, granny 4 speed and 3.08 rear axle ratio. I would not recommend towing 7000 with an 80s F150 as I think there is not enough brakes to handle 7000. I wouldn't tow more than 500...
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: when to engage 4wd
Replies: 12
Views: 3562

Re: when to engage 4wd

Also crawl under your truck to inspect the 2hi/4hi/4lo shifter and the linkage to the transfer case. When I started parting out my 92 F150 4wd I got a lot of calls for the linkage and the shifter itself. Linkage was gone and the shifter was broke where the linkage attached to it. The rear u-joint wa...
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: what gets damaged when you connect the battery backwards
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: what gets damaged when you connect the battery backwards

While you are at it replace the fusible link. My very first F150 an 85 300 4 speed. The guy I bought it from smoked weed daily. Before he delivered it to me he swapped batteries with another vehicle and put the battery cables on backwards. He had to jump start it to get it to start, he is lucky the ...
by Ferris Bueller
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Help me beat my brother
Replies: 11
Views: 4025

Re: Help me beat my brother

What is your rear axle ratio? What is his rear axle ratio. This can make a BIG difference.
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: ZF s547 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: ZF s547 ?

I just posted more specs in the drivetrain section.
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: ZF & Mazda 5 speed ratios
Replies: 2
Views: 833

ZF & Mazda 5 speed ratios

From my 1994 Ford Truck Source Book which I have listed on ebay: Gear------------Mazda---------ZF wide ratio---------ZF close ratio 1---------------3.90-----------5.72---------------4.14 2---------------2.25-----------2.94---------------2.37 3---------------1.49-----------1.61---------------1.42 4--...
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Meet the Big Old Bus
Replies: 45
Views: 8390

Re: Meet the Big Old Bus

Oh, and about the weight question, what do you guys suggest is the best way to find out how much she weighs? Should I just pull into the next open weigh station I see? Will they even weigh a non-commercial truck? Many truck stops have certified scales. You have to pay something like $8-$12. I have ...
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hi Temp on stop
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

Re: Hi Temp on stop

I didn't replace any of those parts on my 80s trucks but the 90s 300s water pumps have 30 or 33mm hubs where the fan mounts. The clutches easily rust on the hub to the point only a torch will save the fan. And the fan from Ford costs $100. Some parts places like Napa only list one (I think) the 33mm...
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorhome buildup
Replies: 22
Views: 3706

Re: Motorhome buildup

By just changing from stock exhaust to a Hedman header on an 83 I had there was quite a noticeable difference in power. I did that about 10 years ago. The Hedman header I got was a thin wall tube and raised the temperature under the hood greatly. The cab floor was hot enough I could feel it through ...
by Ferris Bueller
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 9" rear.
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: 9" rear.

If the donor truck has a higher factory rear axle ratio the driveshaft might be a 2 piece. I have had F150s that were identical in engine, transmission and rear axle but the one with a 3.55 rear had a two piece driveshaft and a place to bolt in the holder for the center bearing. Other truck with 2.4...
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motorhome buildup
Replies: 22
Views: 3706

Re: Motorhome buildup

The ZF tranny is a brute but the slave cylinder in mine always leaks. How big is this motorhome? I had an 85 F150 stock 300, C6, 3.08, extended cab, longbed and built a top on it with sheets of plywood for doing leaf jobs in my lawn service. It was 4' above the bedsides. The truck couldn't get over ...
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 9" rear.
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: 9" rear.

If you swap from an 8.8" to a 9" you will need to swap driveshafts or shorten yours.
by Ferris Bueller
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 9" rear.
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: 9" rear.

Another "possible" option is E150 vans 2004 and up. Look on car-part.com and search E150 wheels. See which year they were all 16" wheels and that is the year they started rear disc brakes or it might have been part way through that year they did the change from drum to disc. I looked ...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Tilt column swap 92 to 94?
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Tilt column swap 92 to 94?

Anyone know if there is anything that would make the project of swapping the tilt steering column from my 92 F150 into my 94 F250 other than a bolt in project?
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: swap the mazdog for a zf?
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: swap the mazdog for a zf?

There is a difference in length between the Mazda & ZF 5 speeds. If you look around enough you might find the right driveshaft to use when you do the ZF swap. Some ZFs have a fixed yolk in the rear, others have a slip yolk. My 94 has a fixed yolk & a 2 piece driveshaft that slips somewhere i...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 9" rear.
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: 9" rear.

My guess is the F150 9" would be wider. How about finding a 9" from another F150 and then swapping over the disc brake parts from the Lincoln? From the side with the drums off the 80s F150 8.8" axles looked the same as the 9" ones.
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my son's 86 f-150
Replies: 78
Views: 11235

Re: my son's 86 f-150

StrangeRanger wrote:
Ferris Bueller wrote:...If he went out on a date he could impress her with his skill doing modifications.


And how exactly would you know this? :rolflmao:


Oh, your talking about something else that ends in ------cation.
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my son's 86 f-150
Replies: 78
Views: 11235

Re: my son's 86 f-150

Do all of the new aftermarket radios have remotes? If he went out on a date he could impress her with his skill doing modifications.
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my son's 86 f-150
Replies: 78
Views: 11235

Re: my son's 86 f-150

Kids and their ear-bleed stereos :bang: I don't suppose he believes you when you explain to him that he's a future deaf person if he keeps it up? At the very least he should re-install the factory radio in it's designated spot and hide the aftermarket unit someplace inconspicuous like in the glove ...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: my son's 86 f-150
Replies: 78
Views: 11235

Re: my son's 86 f-150

Have you checked the EGR, hoses going to the EGR and vacuum hoses for leaks? Also consider a Clifford adaptor for installing a 2 barrel carb (you might have to wait for months to recieve it). Or if your handy you could make an adaptor for a 2 barrel carb. Do you know what the axle ratio is? 80s F150...
by Ferris Bueller
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: transplant big six in 72 ranchero
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: transplant big six in 72 ranchero

I thought the 351C had a different bolt pattern than the small block Ford.
by Ferris Bueller
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 5 speed trans options
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: 5 speed trans options

To look for trannys: www.car-part.com
My 94 F250HD has ZF and 4.10 rear, stock 235-85-16 tires. At 60 the rpms are about 2000. On flat roads in town I can put it in 5th at 30 mph and its at around 1000 rpm.
by Ferris Bueller
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2wd 75 F-250 with 300, C6 to ZF info needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: 2wd 75 F-250 with 300, C6 to ZF info needed.

If you can when you get the ZF tranny, buy the clutch master and line between them together not taken apart if they are still in the donor truck. Search via http://www.car-part.com. Do the search via your zip code and search via nearest location. You probably know this but make sure you get a ZF fro...
by Ferris Bueller
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coast-to-Coast: Mega-MPG
Replies: 50
Views: 6682

Re: Coast-to-Coast: Mega-MPG

The last 80s F150 I had was factory: 81 F150 2wd regular cab, longbed 300, overdrive 4 speed with 2.47 rear. The original owner said he got 27 mpg with it with a standard topper and driving around 50 mph. How many middle fingers would you get these days driving that slow? A guy on one of the Ranger ...
by Ferris Bueller
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Any members with 79-82 200?
Replies: 18
Views: 5513

Re: Any members with 79-82 200?

When I worked at an auto auction back in 95 an 82 GT came in with a 200 inline 6 in it. I sure was surprised.
by Ferris Bueller
Sun May 23, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: truck stalled out while driving, won't start up again
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: truck stalled out while driving, won't start up again

Have you swapped the ignition module? Its so common for them to go bad I carry a spare plus ignition tool with in my 94 f250. Its usually the first suspect. Some are mounted on the left fender. Others mounted on the distributor. Buying one plus a tool to replace it is cheaper than a tow home.
by Ferris Bueller
Tue May 11, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: removing air conditioner
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: removing air conditioner

Look for a diagram on top of the front of the radiator. It will show belt routing for trucks with and without A.C. I'm guessing you can just remove the a.c. pump and then install a non a.c. belt. I'm not completely sure on what I said above. My 92 parts truck has a.c. and my 94 gas sucking tank does...

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