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by matt1967
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

yea... I did send out my original carb out for a professional rebuild ( once I got the bowl off I realised it was no holley and put it back on ).. when I got it back it was running just like it did, only diffrence is the carb looked new, and it was able to idle hot... I sent it back on warranty and ...
by matt1967
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

Just as an update to what's happened w/ the carb issue... I found a NOS carter Zip fit RBS on ebay for $60 so I snagged it.. stuck it on and the car runs like a top
by matt1967
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Electrick Super Charger
Replies: 17
Views: 1681

the first link is a marine blower, used for getting gas fumes out of boat hulls.. they stuck the fancy filter on it.. those things are a big time rip off.. even if they worked, you can get them for about $40 from a place like West Marine
by matt1967
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

The RBS is a decent carb. If you do have a bad float, you might try to save it, or you may have to pull more off some junkers to find a good one. Also ck yellow pages for carb shops, most larger cities have a few, and there is Hemmings. Usually, unless you are trying to up the performance, stock sy...
by matt1967
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

I could try that, but I'd have to get a carb, then rebuild it.. dosn't make any sense to me, the RBS is a decent carb that flows good, theres no reason to change it.
by matt1967
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

Sounds like there may be plugged passages too. Just make sure everything is clear and pay close attention to making the adjustments called for. Fred I'v heard the measurements on these carbs are critical to get right, I have a complete manual now, also a specification/ adjustment procedure and blow...
by matt1967
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 1965 AMC 196
Replies: 10
Views: 6843

1965 AMC 196

I just recently bought a '65 Rambler American 330 w/ the 196 and Flash O Matic auto trans. the engine runs fine, but the Carter RBS carb is a little screwy, it will start fairly easy and idle fine cold ( fast idle ), after it warms up a little, releasing the choke will cause it to idle irraticly, fl...
by matt1967
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: My Tempo EFI conversion
Replies: 217
Views: 42341

I have a 1994 Tempo w/ 2.3. just got the hayes manual for it that covers '84-'94's the book tells nothing on injector preassure or flow rating. only useful information it has in this case is zilch. injector retaining screw torque spec is 18-22 in /lbs, if that's useful. injector is unconventional it...
by matt1967
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 i6 to 5.0 engine
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

My prices were guestimations as stated in the first sentance for new stuff. I rarely deal in that brand. For my own pricing I could have done it cheaper and used the (free) '79 t-bird as a motor/trans donor. And I do my own work, if I had to pay for it, I'd be hosed.... Honestly I don't care what y...
by matt1967
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 i6 to 5.0 engine
Replies: 25
Views: 3225

coupeboy I think you are low on a couple things and guess it would cost about $3000 if you did all the work yourself. For that investment he could build a nice strong 6 and have something different. Jim in MO I know I shouldn't even jump into the middle of this, but... For $3000, you will not have ...
by matt1967
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasket sealer?
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Okay, here is the deal. A Gasket sealer does two things. 1.) It holds the gasket in place while you install stuff. 2.) It fills in voids between the gasket and the mating surface. Now, if you have brand new parts, #2 shouldn't be an issue (ha). Gasket sealer is a band-aid, but it's one that we all ...
by matt1967
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Shell Rotella Oil ????????????????? READ THIS NOW
Replies: 14
Views: 2250

Blue STP oil treatment additive has zddp in it also still available. red can oil stabalizer had a higher content but it has been discontinued. I got my last 3 quarts at big lots because of that. GM EOS has also been discontinued/ reformulated and now introduced under a Delco label
by matt1967
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: V8 C4, what's needed to convert for 200 6
Replies: 4
Views: 797

8) If your 100% positive the C4 is the correct year. To be safe I would count the splines. But yes get a 200 I6 (3.3L) flexplate and a 170/200 I6 converter should bolt up to it. You will need to get the bellhousing for the I6 too. Well my current trans is a C4, so I have the 6cyl bellhousing. Yea. ...
by matt1967
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: EFI Info
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

I was interested in Affordable a year or so ago but they never returned any of my emails or phone calls. Dont know if that has changed since then but I lost faith in their product if they couldnt answer their email or phone calls. There are also a few other 'one man show fly by night' efi people on...
by matt1967
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: V8 C4, what's needed to convert for 200 6
Replies: 4
Views: 797

so I would need the converter from a '70 + 200 I6/ C4 is all. Thanks.

I would stay w/ the T5 idea, but money right now for the conversion, just isn't there.
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal replacement on a 200ci
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

200's stock, have a rope seal, you could use the chineese finger trap thing to replace it, but newer neoprene seals, you have to pull crank
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what engine is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

they will fit if you make them fit ( size the distributor down, or increase distributor hole size ). pull the oil pan, and count the mains. 7= 200 4= 170. in '65 200's were now 7 main, but the 170's were still 4 main. they got 7 mains in 1966. My bet is it's a 170, mod'd to fit the DS1 distributor.
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: V8 C4, what's needed to convert for 200 6
Replies: 4
Views: 797

V8 C4, what's needed to convert for 200 6

I'm now thinking otherwise of going to a T5 5spd, or any manual because I thought the only auto's that work with the little 6's were, auto's put behind the little 6's, but I ran into some articles yesterday that say diffrent. from what I read, the bell housing needs swapped, and the torque converter...
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: EFI Info
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

http://www.affordable-fuel-injection.com/ can now do a basic plug and play kit for the 200. if you just want simple. it's basic GM stuff, but they figured it all out. approx $1,500
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what engine is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

3 plugs = 170.
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: is there supposto be a galley plug behind timing gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

IDK, some of the galleys on certin engines are used for drain back, so it was an honest mistake. I could have gotten the manual and dbl checked, but didn't.
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: is there supposto be a galley plug behind timing gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

matt, I'm not sure what you're seeing but you shouldn't be able to see it with the oil pan off if the timing cover is still on. What you're looking for is about a 3/8" plug behind the cam sprocket that goes in horizontal. It generally gets removed to clean out the oil galley. You can get to it by t...
by matt1967
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: is there supposto be a galley plug behind timing gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

well, that's good. there's my oil preassure problem. when I built the motor, teacher said it was a drain back galley, and wasn't to be plugged. well. at least now, I know what I gotta do, put 1 there lol. I thought it odd, looking up at the bottom end w/ the pan off, seeing the bottom of the timing ...
by matt1967
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: is there supposto be a galley plug behind timing gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

is there supposto be a galley plug behind timing gear?

on a 200, is there supposto be a galley plug behind the timing gear?
by matt1967
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: plastic oil pan gasket washer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

will a cork gasket work? I can cut 1 out of cork. with my new oil pan gasket, they shipped it with an extra peice of cork that is not needed. sticks the 2 gasket sides togther.
by matt1967
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: plastic oil pan gasket washer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

ok. is there supposto be a gasket 4 the oil pump- block surface? I do not have/ did not get 1, ither time.
by matt1967
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: plastic oil pan gasket washer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

aah. I never got an oil pump screen gasket b4, so I never installed. probably sucking air there. replacing oil pump anyway. only opening it up just this last time, so I'm replacing everything that could be wrong, except bearings.
by matt1967
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: plastic oil pan gasket washer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

plastic oil pan gasket washer?

where does this peice go? In my original Corteco gasket set, there was no mention on what to do with it, so my teacher and I couldn't find refrence to it in the manuals we did have ( 1974 Motors manual, and a 1978 Motors Manual ). so we left it out. well, I'm dropping my oil pan tomorrow to replace ...
by matt1967
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Throttle Spring
Replies: 3
Views: 691

factory, it hooks in the front end of the log manifold, gripping where the access plug is, then to the hole in the bell crank
by matt1967
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: a week before the Falcon nats, it starts acting up–UGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 5772

Blown between two holes != using water. Also, blown between two holes will still give you low compression on those two holes. Think about it. that's what I said, well. I didn't bold out the 115,115 but yea. if all others were 125 or 130, those 2 were evenly low, around 115 or so, it would be blown ...
by matt1967
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: can u get HP out of 6 cyl.'s
Replies: 17
Views: 2779

Yea, it's possible, but it takes a lot of $$$. I have over $4,000 in a freshly rebuilt turbocharged 200, and I expect it to have around 300 hp at the crank. they cost a lot more to go fast, but can if you build them right.
by matt1967
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Boosted to pieces...
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Hypers are factory on many turbo cars, but this is dealing with an engine that was never meant for a turbocharger. There ok for N/A street motors, but in cases like custom turbo's and NOS, the tops can split right off them, I'v seen the aftermath. a Cast pistion will hold better under preassure than...
by matt1967
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo installed on '67 Falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 846

not quite yet. had some oil preassure problems, turned out to be a pushrod had come out of adjustment, and was drowning the top end in oil ( not to mention beating itself flat on top ( have new 1 in arleady ). so I gotta re adjust the valves, and reinstall the carb/ correct valve cover. I won't be a...
by matt1967
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: worst cylinder head?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

yup. that's pre 1980 heads. on my D8 head, I used the factory EGR spacer, cleaned it in the parts washer after removing the EGR, fabbed and slapped on
a block off, installed with factory EGR studs and EGR gasket, worked great.
by matt1967
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: a week before the Falcon nats, it starts acting up–UGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 5772

None of that camel excrement really matters however if you are trying to find a blown headgasket. you will see something like 120-115-125- 35 -130-120 spark plugs in, throttle closed or however you end up doing it. not always, could be blown inbetween 2 cyls, so it could be like 130 130 115 115 125...
by matt1967
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gas pedal problems can be solved for $40
Replies: 4
Views: 823

I don't have any pics of the setup right now. I have the pedal mod'd and the Ford pedal pad is installed.. I don't have it in my car yet, but I have test fit it, and it will work great. I will take pics installed and uninstalled.
by matt1967
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gas pedal problems can be solved for $40
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Gas pedal problems can be solved for $40

I'm posting this here because it applies to both 6cyl Falcon's and Mustangs, not to 1 or the other, and has to do with the 2bbl mod. If there is no available donor car, for the cable operated gas pedal. Speedway Motors sells there Problem Saver Pedal P/N 913-55005. this can be easilly mod'd to accep...
by matt1967
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stock power on a 70 mustang 250ci
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

addo wrote:If looking for original data, you're probably going to get quoted FWHP figures, not the later "net" style which are much more honest.

Ignoring the motor, what is the rest of the car like?


1970 was the first year of Govt mandating, posting the Net ratings, instead of gross Hp ratings.
by matt1967
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: NOV Hot Rod's 200 maverick EFI/NO2
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

yup, that EFI system is pretty basic, retrofits pretty decent into any 6cyl with that firing order. u can search stuff on it all day long for Slant 6 engines.
by matt1967
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: C4- T5, what's needed
Replies: 5
Views: 927

im not sure, because ive never done it, but i think i read that a t5 from a v8 is a better choice. yes, it has a better gear ratio, but from what I understand the V8 T5 has the wrong input shaft which would need swapped over from a 4cyl T5. if this is not true, that's even better, cause theres more...
by matt1967
Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: C4- T5, what's needed
Replies: 5
Views: 927

C4- T5, what's needed

My '67 Falcon has a C4 that works, but is in unknown condition, I kno the turbo 200 motor will tear it up eventually, so when it does, I'm going to get a Granada/ Monarch 4spd, or a T5, most likely a T5, cause that's what I'll find first. I know that I need the 4cyl T5, what other parts will I need?...
by matt1967
Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Frezze Plug Installation Info Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 685

I used red hi tack, no leaks
by matt1967
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Well, I just built the oil preassure test resivore, that I will preassurise to 40 lbs with air behind the oil. should hold a few quarts of Oil.
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

where the stock rocker assembly gets oil under that end hold down bolt, does that galley need plugged w/ the yella terra rockers? if so, that's the problem
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

How long did you run it for? Less than about seven pounds at idle is what I'd consider a danger area... Could you make and tee in a pressure vessel (like a catch tank) filled with a pint of oil and pressurize it to a constant 40PSI, just to see if there are any huge "leaks" with the rocker cover of...
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Bort62 wrote:Air could be causing problems, but I doubt like you describe.

Is oil getting to the rockers?


yes, oil comes up to the rockers, there the yella terra full rollers.
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Wait - didn't you have an oil system problem you posted about just a little while ago ? yes I did, needed to get oil to turbo. now I have that taken care of. the thing is, it dosn't sound like it has no preassure, could air in the 1 mech gauge be causing havoc w/ both gauges? clearences were dead o...
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

any way to pull the pan on a '67 falcon in the car? I can't pull the motor right now, have no equipment here. so if that's the only fix or place to check, I guess I'll have to put the car up for now. :(
by matt1967
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Really low Oil Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Really low Oil Pressure

Today, I fired up my 200 turbo engine, had no oil preassure registering, so to rule out the turbo being the cause, I disconnected it, and plugged the fitting hole, that the line went to, I also plumbed in an external gauge right to the T block coming out of the engine, that I had for my fuel preassu...
by matt1967
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Here comes winter...
Replies: 7
Views: 953

make shure your choke works, verify you have a 180* T stat, and it should do ok, providing the log is still water heated ( heat intake air ). if ur carb ices up. maby some 12v heating coils wrapping the carb. can get them from napa.

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