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by ChuckinNH
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: '61 223 in F250
Replies: 7
Views: 2805

Re: '61 223 in F250

The screw that is against the choke cam is your idle adjustment. The choke needs to be completely open to make set the idle speed. Put a vacuum gauge on. I think you are dealing with a vacuum leak if you can’t get the idle below 1500. The most likely culprit is the manifold to head gasket. Try remov...
by ChuckinNH
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: AC, alternator and power steering brackets for 223.
Replies: 27
Views: 5677

Re: AC, alternator and power steering brackets for 223.

Nice and clean looking. How much distributer clearance do you have?
by ChuckinNH
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215 in 68 F100
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: 215 in 68 F100

I agree with Bubba. Do a valve job and rings on the 300. You will like the results better than trying to run the 215. It will take less time and effort to refresh the 300.
by ChuckinNH
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Torque Specs
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Torque Specs

This from a Ford manual I have. These values apply to 226 Six and Flathead V8s ENGINE 1946-48 PASS. CARS & TRUCKS TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS 1946-48 MODELS Ft. Lbs. Cyl. Head Nuts Cast Iron Head 50-60 Cyl. Head Nuts Alum. Read 35-40 Con. Rod Nuts Castellated 35-40 Con. Rod Nuts Self-locking 40-45...
by ChuckinNH
Fri May 13, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Making a load-o-matic carburetor work with a 300 distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Making a load-o-matic carburetor work with a 300 distrib

To me it sounds like you have a carb issue or a vacuum leak. Make sure the accelerator pump is working. Your timing and point gap are in range. Try running without the vacuum advance. The engine should run quite well with just the mechanical advance. That distributor uses ported vacuum not manifold ...
by ChuckinNH
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Where can I find these?
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

Re: Where can I find these?

Do you mean like the one just above the motor mount boss?

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These take a press in plug like a freeze plug.
by ChuckinNH
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 distrib swap to 240
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: 223 distrib swap to 240

The adaptor will not be a problem. I brazed a 1/4" to 5/16" hex drive socket to a piece of 5/16 hex stock. Just clamp the parts in alignment. Braze or high temp solder them together. It will be straight enough. Once the distributor is clamped down every thing rotates in unison.
by ChuckinNH
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Fenton Exhaust Manifold for 223: pics??
Replies: 14
Views: 6286

Re: Fenton Exhaust Manifold for 223: pics??

Here are 2 pictures of mine. This is on a recently rebuilt 215" [img http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae102/chlessard/53%20Courier/installed20rebuild2010-16-14_zps6x9lc6vn.jpg [/img] [img http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae102/chlessard/53%20Courier/Fenton20Manifold_zpszdtowthr.jpg [/img]
by ChuckinNH
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 6 cyl oil pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 6422

Re: 6 cyl oil pressure

Hi Fellows . Installed mechanial guage , it reads oil pressure at about 40 lbs . Factory guage was way off . Is it possible to install new valve guide bushing with engine in car ? Thanks Brian Mine runs at a shade under 40 pretty much constantly regardless of engine hot / cold revs hi or low! .. On...
by ChuckinNH
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215"/223" valve lash?
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: 215"/223" valve lash?

Thanks Bubba,

I set the lash on all valves this morning to a snug .016". The top end is quiet and the performance is back. I'll check them again in 1500 to 2000 miles to see what or if anything changes.
by ChuckinNH
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 215"/223" valve lash?
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

215"/223" valve lash?

I've been chasing a pop/misfire condition for a while. Investigated carbs and ignition first. I found nothing that would be the cause. The intermittent exhaust pop/misfire continued until it became almost constant. After running a cold compression test cylinders 3 & 4 were 25 psi less than the o...
by ChuckinNH
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: t5 behind 215 six 52 f3
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: t5 behind 215 six 52 f3

Fordtruck52,

Do you have any pics of that conversion? I'm thinking it would work well in my Courier.
by ChuckinNH
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: water pump for a 215
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: water pump for a 215

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=69375

I am carrying the NAPA unit in my kit of travel spares.
by ChuckinNH
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Getting ready for install
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: Getting ready for install

223" in a '48. Neat. That should to confuse the lookers! :shock: The 223" will probably out perform a stock flathead.
by ChuckinNH
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 water pump binding
Replies: 12
Views: 4149

Re: 223 water pump binding

I don't know if this will be any help, but here it is. A NAPA Rebuilt pump #58199 applies to all 215s and 223s from '53 through '64.
The unit I have measures .688" from the mounting flange to the back of the impeller.
by ChuckinNH
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 226 Ford Flathead Speed Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

Re: 226 Ford Flathead Speed Parts

Here is a link to the vintage classifieds on this forum. viewforum.php?f=88 You should also check the classifieds on the HAMB. Those can be found here. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/index.php
by ChuckinNH
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Bubba, thanks for the tip on the right distributor to use. I ended up converting one the other day. The Courier now runs the way it should. I posted pictures of the conversion to this thread. http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86084. 51panelman started that thread and is dealing with the...
by ChuckinNH
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V carb on 223?
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Re: 2V carb on 223?

X2 on the Holley 94. They are fairly easy to get. They were on V8 Fords from the '30s to the '60s. One should give you a performance bump over the stock single. You could make an adaptor to use one on your existing manifold.
by ChuckinNH
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V carb on 223?
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Re: 2V carb on 223?

For the 1904, put a plug in it. You might take a look at some of the Rochester 2CG carbs that were used on GM V6s and small V8s. The base size is smaller than the holley or Motorcraft units so they may be easier to adapt.
by ChuckinNH
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford 215 and Clifford headers
Replies: 16
Views: 9043

Re: Ford 215 and Clifford headers

The answer for cast iron headers may be here.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=696300
Check it out It sounds like he's ready to do a 50 piece run of Fenton style repros if there is enough interest.
by ChuckinNH
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

I still haven't done the oil pump change to use the 223 Mallory YC distributor. I'm having too good a time driving it. I am contemplating another approach to get the benefits of both vacuum and mechanical advance. Has anyone on this forum used a Chevy 6 distributor adapted to a Ford 215". Or is...
by ChuckinNH
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: standard holley?
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Re: standard holley?

There is a Holley 1904 carb list from 1964 available for downloading on www.carbsrus.com. It also has repair part numbers and diagrams. It shows list Numbers R-2273A, AS, 1A, & 1AAS for the '61 262.
'62 262 was list R-2273 2AAS.
by ChuckinNH
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Update 3: The weather has been agreeable to play with the old cars and carbs. I now have a matched pair of 1904s. These are list #1350. Both are setup with a new power valve plunger. No spring modification. both are jetted with #62 main jets that were in them. According to the Holley parts list they...
by ChuckinNH
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 crank kit for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Re: 223 crank kit for sale

8BA?? That is a late flathead V8 designation. So what do you really have for sale? A better description would help. Do you have a complete part number for the crank?
by ChuckinNH
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: starter motor mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2710

Re: starter motor mystery

It sounds like you are dealing with some corrosion at the interface of the starter and flywheel housing. The starter on the flat motors, both 6s and V8s fit into a hole in the flywheel housing. The 2 long bolts hole the starter together as well as secure it to the housing. Keep coaxing the starter o...
by ChuckinNH
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Oil and Temp sending unit locations on 223
Replies: 4
Views: 2653

Re: Oil and Temp sending unit locations on 223

Here is a labeled pic of a 215. I think the 223 is very similar.

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by ChuckinNH
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Second update: I messed around some more with the mis-macthed carbs. Was able to get a smooth cruise mode by cutting 4 coils off the economizer spring on each carb. Doing so basically reduced the spring pressure by about 50%. I figured that would be similar to the 3.5 PVs in the 94 carbs on my 41 V8...
by ChuckinNH
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Thanks to Lou for the Speedway link. I have a YC dizzy coming. This weekend I tried running with the vac advance blocked off. It ran about the same performance wise as when connected. Cruising along with light throttle was smoother although the buck/stumble was still there. I did find the carbs are ...
by ChuckinNH
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Thanks for those links. I had seen the first one before. That may be the direction I go when I get the cause of bucking at cruise problem nail down. I'm not yet totally convinced its a problem related to the LOM. I believe this system was put to gether about 15 years ago. So I have trouble believing...
by ChuckinNH
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Re: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

Thanks Guys, Already checked the operation of the vacuum advance. Its OK. Also tried manifold vacuum. Ran worse hooked up there. That lead me to the question of dual carbs and the LOM distributer. I thinking I'm in the same position as the late flathead guys. Not being able to get the LOM to work wi...
by ChuckinNH
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Dual carbs with a Load-O-matic distributer

My recent aquisition is setup with an Offy 2 pot manifold on a 215". There are 2 Holley 1904s on it. The vacuum from the front carb is hooked up to the Load-O-Matic distributer. I can feel a bucking at cruise at any speed above 25MPH. It runs strong when I'm on the throttle. I am suspecting the...