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by dvldrmmr
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Some stupid questions about modifying EEC-4
Replies: 9
Views: 4139

Re: Some stupid questions about modifying EEC-4

I'm sorting out the earlier MCU EECII style systems Hey xctasy, I'm curious what information you've found on this. I have a 81 zephyr 2.3l with the MCU system, and a 84 f150 4.9l with EEC-IV FBC and TFI. Trying to sort out the ins and outs of these systems so I can put them back together and get th...
by dvldrmmr
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: f- series dash illumination
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: f- series dash illumination

no shorts, but I have had bulbs burn out (not too much of a pain to change really) I will say that, even with all the bulbs working and the dimmer all the way up, the dash still isnt that bright, especially compared to my other gauges (aftermarket, all using a single incandescent bulb) I think the d...
by dvldrmmr
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: battery,starter, soleniod relay still no start
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: battery,starter, soleniod relay still no start

I recently had the same problem with mine - truck had power until you tried to start it and then nothing. turns out the cable between the battery and solenoid was bad, and it caused a 10 volt drop :shock: new cable and all was good 8) sounds to me like a wiring issue or the solenoid
by dvldrmmr
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help w/ basic settings on a 300
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Help w/ basic settings on a 300

the emissions sticker should list both on it, but off the top of my head idle speed is usually around 700-800 and base timing is usually around 8-12 deg I think, but every engine is different so yours might like more or less.
by dvldrmmr
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 300 Main Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 766

if you jack up the front of the motor (carefully that is) after unbolting the engine mounts, you'll have enough clearance. jack it about 3-4 inches then stick some bricks under each engine mount and lower it onto them, and you're good to go.
by dvldrmmr
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Temp gauge sender
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

sender is on passenger side of engine, in the block just below the intake/exhaust. dunno bout the fan part though.

good luck!
by dvldrmmr
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why did they stop using these?
Replies: 40
Views: 4976

The stories that say that Walmart refused to admit they screwed up are just that -- stories. It really depends on who you talk to about it - at least 90% of the managers just want the customer to be happy so they come back, so they'll fix something even if it wasnt actually walmarts fault. Ive work...
by dvldrmmr
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: electronic spark module differences
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

i remember reading on here awhile back that the red grommet (maybe yellow?) could handle the hotter TFI coil w/o a ballast resistor
by dvldrmmr
Tue May 29, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pic request: stock 300 carb intake
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

http://stevensparts.com/EXHAUST%20MANIFOLD%20INDEX.htm

scroll down about halfway - theres a pic of the intake taken from above, as if you were looking down the carb throat (no carb in picture though)

if I stumble on some more, Ill post them too.

Cheers.
by dvldrmmr
Tue May 22, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mechanical Tach ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

ahh, thanks supermag, thats what I needed to know. guess Ill use the one I have til I find a cheap 0-4K on ebay or something.
by dvldrmmr
Tue May 22, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mechanical Tach ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Mechanical Tach ?

I have access to a 0-4K mech tach for free, and since Im never over 3K RPM, I find the 0-8K sunpro I have now is too much. What would it take (is it even possible) to hook up the mechanical tach on my 300? Its an '84 btw. If its too complicated or not possible, Ill stick with what I have now. Ive se...
by dvldrmmr
Mon May 21, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tick.. Tick.. Tick... Lifters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

all the walmarts around here have it, big, small, or bigger bottles ... cant remember how much though - Id assume most walmarts would have it, but stranger things have happened. Im sure someplace like o'reillys or autozone or simliar would have it.

good luck!
by dvldrmmr
Thu May 17, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: intake vaccum readings; normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 842

I use a 2" SunPro I got from JCWhitney I think
by dvldrmmr
Tue May 15, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2bbl adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 971

I dont have the link with me, but there is a site that has them. Maybe a search for carb adapter in google would show it. Also, I know Advance Auto Parts has them listed on their website - I think its made by Transdapt or something like that. I try to find that link when I get home. EDIT: found the ...
by dvldrmmr
Sat May 05, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Just what our my options on a 4.9L
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

For companies that make parts for the 300, check the FAQ at the top of this forum. It will also likely answer some of your other questions as well - a search through the forum will get you even more info. I used to have the TFI on my truck, but Ive since switched to DuraSpark 2 ignition (it was plug...
by dvldrmmr
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1986 300 mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

I think the best I ever got out of mine (after a rebuild and with stock TFI dizzy) was about 12 or 13. I was getting around 15 with it after I switched the TFI dizzy to a DSII, so maybe the advance on my TFI dizzy wasnt working correctly? I think with advance working right on the TFI dizzy, you coul...
by dvldrmmr
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1986 300 mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

My '84 was getting around 9-10 mpg before i swapped the feedback carb for a non-feedback one, as well switching the dist to a DSII - after I swapped carbs and dists I was getting a consistent 15-17 mpg. I would at least rebuild the carb if you didn't want to swap to an older carb (when I rebuilt my ...
by dvldrmmr
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: offy swap question
Replies: 4
Views: 728

when i swapped out the computer stuff in my 84 (also feedback) for the DSII, it was all plug and play ... just find a wiring harness from a junkyard or something like that and it should all just plug in ... best of luck
by dvldrmmr
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: CRAPPY GAS MILAGE
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

is it running rich? does it have the feedback carb on it (my 84 had one)? if it does and its running rich, id check float height (mine was way off before i rebuilt the carb). just my experience with similar bad mpg on same year truck (since improved with DSII and non-feedback YF to 15-17 mpg :twiste...
by dvldrmmr
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil in Air Filter Question And Idle Question
Replies: 10
Views: 936

mine is around 2000 rpm as well, pulling around 20-21 on the vac gauge, same as it does when idling after its warmed up (around 700-800 rpm at idle warm). should be alright I think??
by dvldrmmr
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil in Air Filter Question And Idle Question
Replies: 10
Views: 936

I am also having issues with the first problem, so I cannot help there. But as for the second problem, it sounds like the choke and fast-idle stuff isnt working right - it should engage after you hit the throttle keeping it open wider (basically the same thing as having your foot on the gas, only le...
by dvldrmmr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YF ports?
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

mine originally had TFI (EEC-IV), which is probably what you have. I had a computer under the dash until i took it out when i switched to DSII. good luck!
by dvldrmmr
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YF ports?
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

'68 is points, right? if so, theres a thread somewhere around here that had a link to a site that showed how you could make it work.

http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38862

www.gofastforless.com
by dvldrmmr
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter YF ports?
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

id hook a vac guage up to the ports one by one and see how much they pull at idle and with the throttle open. i have my vac advance connected to the ported vac on the carb, which has no vac at idle but vac when the throttle is open - seems to work for me. i cant remember if the feedback carb i used ...
by dvldrmmr
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help with TFI on 84 F150
Replies: 7
Views: 748

the idle speed is different, its a screw next to the throttle cable that rests against the carb body when the throttle is closed - screw in or out to increase or decrease idle speed
by dvldrmmr
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help with TFI on 84 F150
Replies: 7
Views: 748

thanks for the clarification FTF. mine (its an 84) had the solenoid version, connected to the wiring harness along with the feedback solenoid, etc, so i assume as well that he has the solenoid version.
by dvldrmmr
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need help with TFI on 84 F150
Replies: 7
Views: 748

i think thats the anti-diesel dashpot, not real sure on the name of it, but you should be able to adjust it - i think you just take a wrench to the end that holds the throttle open and turn it one way or the other to push it further out or in. i dont have my old feedback carb to look at right now, b...
by dvldrmmr
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

i got my 1 bbl off of ebay - havent checked in awhile, but theres usually a couple at least. mine was arounf $30 including shipping, though it needed a rebuild. at least the carter yf is an easy carb to rebuild, it was my first rebuild and it runs great. good luck.
by dvldrmmr
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Choke tube thingy
Replies: 20
Views: 1716

so thats what the tube from the top of the carb is for ... learn somethin new every day
by dvldrmmr
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: feedback carb
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Ive done this with my 84; swap the feedback carb to a non-feedback one, and if you want it to advance right, switch to a duraspark ignition (theres a thread around here somewhere about that). Mine runs much better since Ive done it, and better gas mileage too :twisted:
by dvldrmmr
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter Carburator
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Im not sure of the difference between YF and YFA, but if it has a feedback solenoid on it, its from an 83-86 I think, not sure about 83, but my 84 originally had a feedback carb on it ... if it has a vent next to the fuel line that goes to a canister, its from a late 70s, early 80s ... someone more ...
by dvldrmmr
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacume advance Where is IT !
Replies: 5
Views: 785

the spout is a plug right next to the dist, i believe its on the bottom wire of the part that plugs into the module on the dist ... just unplug it and set the timing normally ... good luck!!
by dvldrmmr
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Duraspark
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

i just finished this swap in my 84 f150 ... youll need a dist, ignition box, coil, wiring harness, and possibly a carb (if it still has the stock feedback carb on it) ... i got my ignition box, coil, and wiring harness from a 80-81? truck with a 302, my carb off ebay, and my dist from a junk yard .....
by dvldrmmr
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: electrical issues??
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

You might wanna check the connections on the alternator, mine come a little loose every now and then and my battery doesnt charge very well ... just a thought ...