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by eeyore
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 87
Views: 11467

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

You know I haven't gone to this site much lately, mainy because my latest project has gone a diferent way, a 65 International PU with a 392 V8, don't hate me, but I just have to say there is still the coolest stuff on this site! I wish the French Town Flyer was my neighbor, well maybe not cause then...
by eeyore
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Supercharged 300"s at Symco Shakedown
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Supercharged 300"s at Symco Shakedown

Yeah, I don't know if either of these is technicaly great, but it was cool to see.
by eeyore
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Supercharged 300"s at Symco Shakedown
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Supercharged 300"s at Symco Shakedown

Just thought I'd share, the second one is using a Kaiser supercharger and carb boxes. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l47/eeyore150/Symco%202012/small/IMAG0114.jpg http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l47/eeyore150/Symco%202012/small/IMAG0116.jpg http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l47/eeyore150/Symco%...
by eeyore
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: ported 300 head
Replies: 19
Views: 5913

Re: ported 300 head

Hey Nick, what intake are you using? Did the intake need to be opened up to match? Bowls look great, I was a little surprised by the lack of any remaining boss in the exhaust port. Nice! :beer:
by eeyore
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?
Replies: 56
Views: 4537

Re: will a 300 hold 1700 rpm at 65?

Given an option I'd go with a lower gear (higher numerically). I know this is the wrong truck and engine, but I own a 2006 F150 5.4 and 3.55 gears and I sure wish it had 3.73's. With the tallish 18"s (I don't off hand know the size) I need to be going about 45 to get into OD, so around town it ...
by eeyore
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 46178

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

Wow, thanks FTF, I told you you should write a book. Just think how much more you've learned in the almost a quarter of a centry since! I am particularily interested in the in-head studs to support the combustion chamber. I've never seen or heard of anything like that. Very interesting. I assume you...
by eeyore
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0 Mod Log Build
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: E0 Mod Log Build

Sounds great, also sounds rather ambitious, good luck! :beer:
Any way my thought is 2X two barrel for sure. I keep thinking of doing the 2X 2brl on a log. In any case keep us posted.
by eeyore
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holman Moody intake & 750 Dominator
Replies: 30
Views: 20126

Re: Holman Moody intake & 750 Dominator

I have a question. Where does one find a Holman Moody intake?
by eeyore
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Okay, Frenchtown Flyer, then I'll ask!
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Thanks, 350-400 hp is just a number off the top of my head as a goal. From flow numbers I've seen on this site 300-330 is likely more reasonable. Your 360 is encouraging. The nice thing is a 300-350 HP motor can proably be built with a nice flat torque curve.
by eeyore
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Okay, Frenchtown Flyer, then I'll ask!
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Okay, Frenchtown Flyer, then I'll ask!

In another thread Greg , The Frenchtown Flyer said: My racing life is pretty much an open book - I'll tell you everything I know EXCEPT the speed secrets and tricks that other racers have confided in me. Well I could think of lots of questions, but let me start with a couple basic ones. I have a har...
by eeyore
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300I6(EFI) into a ford maverick
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

If you do this, and I hope you do, take lots of pictures and keep us informed! By the way, this is posible, but not a bolt in by any means. You may want to look at posts by "nitrousnick", there is a sticky of his 300 into a Mustang swap. Cliford used to have headers for a 300 in a Falcon that may he...
by eeyore
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: IT'S SPRINGTIME! Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racin'
Replies: 34
Views: 3143

Oh, and good luck on the 8.80's. The faster you go the less I get laughed at when I tell friends I want to build a six!

Did you ever get the head gasket issue sorted out?
by eeyore
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: IT'S SPRINGTIME! Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racin'
Replies: 34
Views: 3143

Wow Greg!, I've had never seen one of your motors up close, very nice. I for some reason had thought you were using 3 four barrels with individual runners, obviously I was wrong. You are the master of the hammer form. Did you use a hammer form for the valve cover as well? What type of welder are you...
by eeyore
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine / piston pics
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Nice cars, almost too pretty to race! You guys do a nice job.
by eeyore
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 6cyl. rod big end width???
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

11 second drag truck

AND
2.47 rear end gears

WOW!
(regardless of what engine)
by eeyore
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine / piston pics
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Thanks Andy,

Good to know. I always hear that the .050 over is too much for performance use. Sooo maybe not!
by eeyore
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 6cyl. rod big end width???
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

My thoughts were not so much for long rods as strong rods and pistons at SBC prices, thats all. Side clearance issues obviously negate any cost benifit, but I too didn't know the width diferances originally. I was just contemplating the possibilities. As to the long rod discussion, there are some be...
by eeyore
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine / piston pics
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Okay, I'll ask about the pistons. Did you sonic check the block before the .050 overbore? Did you use or consider a partial fill of "Hard Bloc" to help support the walls for the big overbore? Have you run this bore before without problems?

Very nice engine by the way!
by eeyore
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 6cyl. rod big end width???
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

I always thought the Chevy rod was a good idea as well. The reasons being that there are several low cost high strength rods out there for Chevys, even for the longer ones, and there are a ton of 4 inch pistons with a wide variety of pin heights for Chevys with the correct pin diameter to match the ...
by eeyore
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170/200
Replies: 5
Views: 529

While a 170 is a stroked 144 at 2.94 verses 2.50, a 200 is NOT simply a larger bore 170, as the stroke is also larger at 3.13. The bore for the 144/170 is 3.50 and for the 200/250 the bore is 3.68.

Hope this helps.
by eeyore
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve job for 200 6
Replies: 26
Views: 1546

Looks alot like the early Ford. The 215, 223, 262 family I'm not sure, check out this link. http://www.geocities.com/edwins63/ohvsix.html
by eeyore
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: lost
Replies: 70
Views: 3465

Remember that the rotor pointing to the #1 plug wire when the engine is at TDC is only good if the engine is at TDC ON THE COMPRESSION STROKE. This means both valves are closed on the #1 cylinder. Otherwise you could be at TDC on the exhaust stroke, or 180 degrees off. I've seen this, it won't run, ...
by eeyore
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clay smith 274-110 cam in oz-250 2v
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Anyone have any answers to his cam question? I'm curious as well.
by eeyore
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Tire compounds, softeners, strengtheners, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 859

I ended up using CTS Tire Softener. I didn't have much time before the race Saturday to experiment and CTS was the cheepest short of a homebrew ($22/Gal). It does seem to make the tires feel soft in a fingernail test. The weather, and therefore the ice, was much different this weekend than the previ...
by eeyore
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Tire compounds, softeners, strengtheners, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 859

I've read a little on using solvents like kerosene, acetone, napha, ect. My feeling is that I would expect them to get real soft, then dry out as the solvent evaporates and be even harder. The solvent taking some of the natural oils in the rubber with it as it evaporates. I believe in the plastics a...
by eeyore
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Tire compounds, softeners, strengtheners, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Tire compounds, softeners, strengtheners, etc

Has enyone here used any type of tire compounds, softeners, strengtheners, etc such as Track Claw or Formula V? Do you have any opinions? All snake oil? Any home brews? After fighting for traction all day at last weekends ice race (yeah I know ice is slipery), my brother and I were left wondering ho...
by eeyore
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cylinder head number
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Yes, that is a 1980 (E0) casting used from a 80-82. 1.75 intake (carb) bore and 1.76 intake valves.
by eeyore
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 ci L6 shortblock almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Beautiful parts! Six inch rods with Chevy pins? Are those Chevy rods? If so what did you have to do on the big end to make them fit? IIRC the Chevy rod is wider at the big end than the Ford six. Journal diameter is very close though. Are the pistons custom or did you find something off the shelf tha...
by eeyore
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can someone dig up some pics?
Replies: 30
Views: 3425

Falconaround, any new pictures?
by eeyore
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header install in a early bronco?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Love to see pics when you get them!
by eeyore
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2x1 carburetors?
Replies: 2
Views: 488

I started a thread on dual two barrels and I would imagine the same ideas would work to fabricate a setup for one barrells. In fact Curtis (Inline6Merc) mentioned that he did this with two ones. Maybe he could be of some help. Here's the link: http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55426
by eeyore
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite carb jetting
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Update. I've done some searching and someone (Fred) mentioned that "some" of the Autolite 2100's used Holley jets. That sounds promissing, but I don't know how you'ed find just the right pair of oddball carbs. Also I read that the power valves from Holleys fit the Autolite 2100, thats going to be go...
by eeyore
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite carb jetting
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Autolite carb jetting

I had this question in another post, but that post went anouther way so I'm posting it separate.

On Autolite carb jetting; if Autolite jets are hard to get, can Holley jets be fitted? I know modifing Rochester 2 barrels for Holley jets is pretty common so I was wondering.
by eeyore
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two, two barrels on log head
Replies: 28
Views: 3196

Wow! I didn't know what I was starting, this is great! Falcon & inline6, do you have any pictures of your set ups that you can share? I understand that splitting the manifold creates a dual plane, and I think for driveability with the two big carbs it may have merit. It would be real easy to tes...
by eeyore
Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two, two barrels on log head
Replies: 28
Views: 3196

Thanks guys, Ron's pictures are exactly what I was thinking. I too thought a divider may be needed to inprove the respose with the two comparativly big carbs. I never even thought about the progresive carbs, that's a good idea. Ultimately I'd like to use Mike's head and make a multi-carb intake. I w...
by eeyore
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dumb question about cooling lines.
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Personally I'd plug them just so they stay clean, in case your plans change down the road and you need them.
by eeyore
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Two, two barrels on log head
Replies: 28
Views: 3196

Two, two barrels on log head

Has anyone thought of two, two barrels on a log head? Probably Autolite 1.01 or 1.02's. It is really not much more flow than most 3 X 1 set ups. And the small six likes these carbs. No way to do a progressive linkage though. I guess I picture one carb equally spaced between cyl 1 and 3, and anouther...
by eeyore
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Larger valves and porting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Yeah, I suppose your right, but I'm not really to that point yet and don't want to ask alot of questions at a local shop and then say "OK when I do this in a year or so I'll let you know." Right now I'm half curious and half advance planning.
by eeyore
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Larger valves and porting questions
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Larger valves and porting questions

I have a question on larger valves and porting. It seems to me, that it would be wise to do the porting before machining for the larger valves to prevent damage to the new seats. However isn't there going to be a big step at some point after machining for larger valves? I realize they can/should mac...
by eeyore
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Jetting on Autolite 1100 for a 200ci
Replies: 7
Views: 851

I hate to hijack, but I have a quick related question. Where do you get Autolite jets or are they the same as Holley jets?
by eeyore
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: distributor and fuel pump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

I don't know but I would epect that they are different. There is a sticky on this forum showing how to swap levers on a Carter pump, maybe that will work for you. But I'm not sure its worth the effort for a stock JY pump.
by eeyore
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark I verses II
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Duraspark I verses II

Is there any detriment to using a Duraspark I over the Duraspark II? Is the only difference the cap? What was the purpose of the change Or Changes?

Thanks!
by eeyore
Mon May 19, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior Dimentions and Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 943

I would have thought that was the case, but I've tried every search variation I can think of and haven't found it. I think in the 300 forum it's a sticky, but I can't find it for the small six. If someone has a link I'd be gratefull!
by eeyore
Mon May 19, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior Dimentions and Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 943

I've found in other posts that the 250 is longer by 1" due primarily to the waterpump. Which I didn't originally know. I knew it was taller and wider, but what I'm trying to find out is how tall are the two engines. I know the 250 is about 2" taller than the 200, but I don't know how tall the 200 is...
by eeyore
Sun May 18, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exterior Dimentions and Weight
Replies: 12
Views: 943

I'm going to high jack this thread a little to keep from reiterating what's already been said, I too have done searches and not found too much so here goes. I'm looking at putting the small six in a hooded streetrod, I haven't decided on a 200 or 250 yet. I'm OK with the carbs (planning 3) poking ou...
by eeyore
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What should I do
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Phantomace,

Isn't the 250 swap a little more involved? I was under the impression that the engine is both wider and taller, requiring diferent motor mounts? Maverick mounts I believe. Hood clearance might be an issue in a 65 as well. Correct me if I'm wrong.
by eeyore
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: updated...TIMING COVER IS OFF ... SEE PICTURES..
Replies: 120
Views: 6917

OK, I'm a little late here and this thread is long so I'll make two quick comments. It's not your timing chain, if that were continously jumping your cam would be way off and moving the distributer would not help. besides the marks are lined up as you saw. I couple of degrees due to stretch won't ca...
by eeyore
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200/250 for Ice Racing (oval)
Replies: 6
Views: 628

The classes are 4 cyl fwd non-studded, 4 cyl fwd studded, 6 cyl fwd non-studded, and all rwd non-studded. As you can see the rear wheel drive cars are all lumped together and most run a ton of weight where the back seat used to be and some more in the trunk. I keep thinking that if these guys wern't...
by eeyore
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: aluminum vs. cast iron head
Replies: 19
Views: 1810

Aluminum conducts heat much better than Iron. This is generally a loss because heat lost to the head is heat not causing pressure in the combustion chamber. However it is conciveable that it is also reducing detonation causing hot spots and maybe the basis for what you read. In general the big gain ...
by eeyore
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200/250 for Ice Racing (oval)
Replies: 6
Views: 628

200/250 for Ice Racing (oval)

I have been ice racing for a couple of years now and this past weekend saw the end to my current car (4 cyl, FWD, spectacular crash). I've long been a six fan and since I'm contemplating jumping to the RWD class I'm curious about using the small six. The engine rules are simple, the engine (type not...