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by Gene Fiore
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

UPDATE: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Ive ordered an 8.5 pv and some larger acc pump squirters to try. Good news! :D Got the parts and started doing some testing this morning. On Bill's suggestions, I went back to the original acc pump cam, installed an 8.5 power valve and .057 pvcr restrictors. I was previously running a .031 acc pump...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Ive ordered an 8.5 pv and some larger acc pump squirters to try.
by Gene Fiore
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

Econoline wrote:
Gene Fiore wrote:
pmuller9 wrote:Will the engine run at WOT if you open the throttle very slowly?

Yes


Under load?

Yes
by Gene Fiore
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

pmuller9 wrote:Will the engine run at WOT if you open the throttle very slowly?

Yes
by Gene Fiore
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

B RON CO wrote:Hi, I know you probably checked this out but I keep going back to the accelerator pump.
Are you sure the weight is under the squirter, and can you see a good pump squirt at the end of the throttle opening.
Good luck

Not sure...I'll have to check that out.
by Gene Fiore
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

I have 3/8 line from the tank to the carb...Holley electric fuel pump at 6.5 pounds.
by Gene Fiore
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 971

AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

I'm re-posting an original thread from the aluminum head section that I posted a few weeks ago. I recently switched from my 2bbl conversion log head to the aluminum head and intake using the same carb. I have an update on how my setup is performing...and it's not all good. Here is the baseline for ...
by Gene Fiore
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Install finally completed!

I don't have a wide band...so tuning is very difficult. I'd really like to be able to make the 2BBL carb work.
by Gene Fiore
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Install finally completed!

Nothing new to report yet...been too busy with other stuff. I am running Autolite ap3924 plugs currently. I have an update on how my setup is performing...and it's not all good. Here is the baseline for my Holly 500 2bbl which ran great btw on my log head. Main jets: 73 Acc pump squirter: .031 PVCR...
by Gene Fiore
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Lifting engine out via the cylinder head bolts?

That's how I always do it...works fine.
by Gene Fiore
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Oil leak from valve cover and thermo question

X2 on what Chad said. Also might want to check the adjustments on the brakes. There should be an adjuster on the backing plates to move the brake shoes closer to the drum if needed.
by Gene Fiore
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

Thanks Bill and yes...I still have a little tuning to do first but hopefully early in 2019.
by Gene Fiore
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

Thanks all! :D
by Gene Fiore
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

The 90 degree bracket at the block was a piece of cake. Just mounted the piece in my bench vise and whacked it with my 4lb sledge until I had the proper angle. The whole setup was based on a mopar torque strap I saw on line by Schumaker Racing. The frame bracket was 4 pieces that I made myself and t...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

I finally gathered up all the pieces to make my torque strap and got it installed. The parts include 3/8 inch grade 8 threaded rod, chromemoly rod joint, 3/16 inch flat steel stock, grade 8 mounting bolts/washers, urethane bushings, aluminum tubing(to hide the threaded rod and make it look nice), ja...
by Gene Fiore
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Install finally completed!

Thanks Bob! I am running the factory voltage regulator. My DUI was not setup by WSA111 but I guess I lucked out because it runs great right out of the box. Did you have the module checked? I have had a few issues over the years where occasionally the engine won't start and there is no spark. I had t...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

The mount point I plan to use on the block is where the power steering pump bracket would normally be attached...there are already two 3/8 threaded holes in the block at that point. So I would need to make a 90 degree bracket...one side of the bracket with two holes drilled to mount to the block and...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

So now looks like I can the heim joints and matching threaded rod that I need! Thanks for the tip Tony! Question is should I go with the 1/2 - 20 setup or 3/8 - 24 setup. Any big difference in strength between the two? Also for mounting plates...would 1/8 steel plate be strong enough or should I go ...
by Gene Fiore
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Torque Strap

Crosley wrote:I've bought 1/2 inch x 20 all thread steel rod from Grainger and McMaster-Carr... McMaster has ball joint ends, male or female style too.

Thanks...I will check that out.
by Gene Fiore
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Universal Carburetor Sold by Vintage Inlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

Re: Universal Carburetor Sold by Vintage Inlines

That's a nice engine bay right there! On the head gasket seepage...it's a common occurrence on these engines for the head gasket to weep on the drivers side. Don't be afraid to re-torque the head and see if that stops the leak. Worked for me. :wink:
by Gene Fiore
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Torque Strap

Since recently installing the classic inlines aluminum head and intake, I want to install a torque strap between the block and frame on the drivers side to prevent the intake from hitting the shock tower under hard acceleration. I want something more elegant that just a piece of chain. So I was thin...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Install finally completed!

Nothing new to report yet...been too busy with other stuff. I am running Autolite ap3924 plugs currently.
by Gene Fiore
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Install finally completed!

I created an album in the "image gallery" and posted 4 pics. Here is the link.

img/index.php?/category/121
by Gene Fiore
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Install finally completed!

I've finally got the aluminum head install completed! :D Looks and runs great. I haven't driven it very hard yet because I need to install a torque strap yet on the drivers side since there is only 1/2 inch clearance between the intake and the shock tower. :wink: I'm trying to install pics but somet...
by Gene Fiore
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Push rods contacting head
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Push rods contacting head

Oh yes...the pushrod bores are not machined properly. :bang: I had this same issue and decided to manually fix the pushrod bores myself. I mocked it up installing all the pushrods and rocker assembly. Then carefully marked the casting area around each pushrod bore with a sharpie where the pushrod wa...
by Gene Fiore
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)

Anyone running the classic inlines aluminum head with a Holly 2bbl carb? Since my Holly is a known commodity I am planning to start with it. I want to mount it with the float bowl facing front and the throttle cable pull coming from the firewall. I'm looking for suggestions or pics of what kind of t...
by Gene Fiore
Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Thermostat,gauge and alternator questions
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Thermostat,gauge and alternator questions

Regarding the thermostat...I was told once that the flow of coolant thru a 195 will be slower than that of a 160 thermostat...which is preferable because you don't want the coolant flowing too quickly thru the radiator otherwise it cannot be cooled down sufficiently. I'm sure others will chime in on...
by Gene Fiore
Mon May 07, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Aluminum Head Woes

35# is probably overkill for the pedestals. That's around maximum torque for a grade 8 3/8" bolt. And being the aluminum head and the pedestals are aluminum or zinc/white metal 20-25# should do. With washers and locks 15# would probably be a plenty. A couple of the pedestals on my old 170 were...
by Gene Fiore
Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Aluminum Head Woes

That's good news...I plan to give him a call first thing Monday morning. I'd rather have a professional handle this.
by Gene Fiore
Sun May 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Head Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Aluminum Head Woes

After what seems like an eternity I was finally to the point of bolting down the aluminum head on my 250. Got the new head gasket and studs installed and torqued the head to specs. Installing the rocker assembly is where things went bad. Got the pushrods in place and rocker assembly in place. Start ...
by Gene Fiore
Thu May 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Pushrod Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Pushrod Issues

Thanks Will. I have my new pushrods and started enlarging the holes. Hope to have that done this weekend and maybe get the head bolted on. Still lots to do around throttle cable setup and bracket. :wink:
by Gene Fiore
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Pushrod Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Pushrod Issues

That fact that I had aftermarket 3/8 diameter pushrods doesn't help. :wink: I started to enlarge the holes in the number 1 cylinder but since my pushrods were too short I was having trouble gauging the overall fit so I stopped doing that until I get my new pushrods which will be delivered today.
by Gene Fiore
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a 250...
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Picked up a 250...

At Bill...I can't seem to find this .084 thickness Victor head gasket. Do you have a part number or direct link?
by Gene Fiore
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: AZ Inliners get together April 14th
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: AZ Inliners get together April 14th

82F100 wrote:Gene,
I even made sure to check and not have it on a Rattlers home game.!

Nice! Hope I can make it.
by Gene Fiore
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: AZ Inliners get together April 14th
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: AZ Inliners get together April 14th

I don't think I will be able to make it either...but it will be a last minute deal as I have 3 things going on that day. Just have to wait and see how things play out.
by Gene Fiore
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Figuring out pushrod length
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Figuring out pushrod length

Thanks for the responses drag-200...I've never even used a dial indicator before :( and I just bought one today. A picture of what you are describing would be worth a thousand words of the technique you are describing...even if it is on something unrelated. :wink:
by Gene Fiore
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Figuring out pushrod length
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Figuring out pushrod length

Ok then you have fixed shaft rockers , this link should help...Pushrod length does not effect rocker to valve geometry, only moving the shaft! http://www.eatonbalancing.com/2007/12/10/rocker-arm-geometry/ If you are happy with the as designed geometry, Then and the adjuster is in a good spot, not t...
by Gene Fiore
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Figuring out pushrod length
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Figuring out pushrod length

drag-200stang wrote:Gene, What rocker do you have exactly?

One of the classic inlines 1.6 ratio adjustable rocker assemblies...which required an aftermarket set of pushrods with a larger cup then oem pushrods.
by Gene Fiore
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Figuring out pushrod length
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Figuring out pushrod length

The ball and cup pushrods I have been running are now too short when doing mockups with the aluminum head...and actually they were already on the short side. In lieu of using an adjustable pushrod I want a way to determine how much longer pushrods I need and then order them. If I depress the adjuste...
by Gene Fiore
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Pushrod Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Pushrod Issues

I'm getting ready to install the aluminum head on my 250 and upon doing some mockups I notice that the pushrod holes in the head are off center and the pushrods will definitely rub. Has anyone had this issue and what did you do to correct it...just use a round file and have at it or something else?
by Gene Fiore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going for 150 rear wheel hp...
Replies: 20
Views: 2179

Re: Going for 150 rear wheel hp...

Put a mild aftermarket camshaft underneath that head and you will be there! :wink:
by Gene Fiore
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going for 150 rear wheel hp...
Replies: 20
Views: 2179

Re: Going for 150 rear wheel hp...

When you say "ports matched" I have to assume you are talking about the exhaust ports? I would not resize them by port matching them to the header gasket....you need the velocity...just have the rough casting removed and smooth them. Those cam specs are a stock Ford camshaft yes...don't th...
by Gene Fiore
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wrong cam?
Replies: 19
Views: 2502

Re: Wrong cam?

I'd go back to Gene's question about whether or not the cam was degree'd when installed. I swore up and down that I installed mine correctly the first time, but went and degree'd it anyway. Lo and behold, it was off by a tooth. If I remember right, 1 tooth is about 13 degrees. Yeah...back in the da...
by Gene Fiore
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Wrong cam?
Replies: 19
Views: 2502

Re: Wrong cam?

Was the cam degreed when it was installed?
by Gene Fiore
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Large Log Head Swap
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

Re: Large Log Head Swap

This may seem trivial...but how many pumps on the accelerator pedal do you give it before a cold start?
by Gene Fiore
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Oct. 14th Arizona Inliners get together.
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Oct. 14th Arizona Inliners get together.

Sounds good Rich. :D
by Gene Fiore
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: D.U.I. upgrade........
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: D.U.I. upgrade........

I don't have a leak but I sure would like one of those dizzy hold down clamps! Do you have a part# and web site?
by Gene Fiore
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build and questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: 250 build and questions

You're probably going to have hood clearance issues using the 2bbl adapter as well...the 250 is a taller block than a 200 and hood clearance in the Mavericks is minimal with a 250.
by Gene Fiore
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duel exhaust with headers
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Duel exhaust with headers

71 Maverick with a 250 motor and hooker super comp headers.
Mav_exhaust_003.jpg

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