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by russk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Custom Rod lengths and pistons
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Custom Rod lengths and pistons

n4longhaul: You might also consider using a "small journal" (2.100) big block Chevy rod with a 6.8" center-to-center length. Given the big Ford 300ci deck height of 10.000" (IIRC) and a stock stroke of 3.980", I'm thinking you'd need custom pistons with a compression height ...
by russk
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: FTF on Passtime!
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: FTF on Passtime!

FTF: Darn! I suspected you would be on yesterday (Wednesday) but I had to be away and managed to miss the show. My wife and I watch the show often and when you announced you were going to be on, I told her I would guess you would run somewhere between a 9.05 and a 9.15 at about 145mph depending on t...
by russk
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: FORD 6 cyl Hilborn Fuel Injection Ford 240-300 Inline-ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Re: FORD 6 cyl Hilborn Fuel Injection Ford 240-300 Inline-ebay

Yep. It's been out there on ebay for a couple of weeks. I think the "buy it now" price has been reduced from its original posting.
by russk
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci with Bike carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: 200ci with Bike carbs

gb500: I haven't been able to find a web version of the article(s) but there are listings where you can buy the original publication. I have had that publication in my library since I bought it back in 1967 and those two articles were instrumental in developing my interest in inline sixes. To scan i...
by russk
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci with Bike carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: 200ci with Bike carbs

Guys: Just to follow up on xctasy's reference to Ak Miller's four carb experiment, you can find the article on that build in the following publication: Complete Book of Engines 3rd Annual Edition by the Editor's of Hot Rod Magazine Copyright 1967 by Peterson Publishing Company Article: "Go, Pon...
by russk
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flyer Tech: Stud Girdle
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Flyer Tech: Stud Girdle

Greg:

I looked over your pan fixture and this rocker stud girdle and, as usual, outstanding! I've found over my career in software development that simple solutions are the most elegant and reliable. I suspect that's the same with fabricating "tools" and parts.

Russ
by russk
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Any intake manifold for side draft webers for the Alum Head
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Any intake manifold for side draft webers for the Alum Head

Scott:

If done right, the plenum tops could apply to any inline six you built 3xDOCE manifolds for. The plenum might have to be a bit different for each application due to the difference in intake port spacing but they should all be similar.

Russ
by russk
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Any intake manifold for side draft webers for the Alum Head
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Any intake manifold for side draft webers for the Alum Head

CNC Dude: After casting up the 3xDCOE manifold(s), I wonder if you could develop an alternate plenum that would bolt up instead of the Webers, and then have several plenum top plates for various combinations of carbs or throttle bodies? Perhaps a way to leverage the triple Weber manifold effort ... ...
by russk
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Triple TBI Intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: Triple TBI Intake?

Mike: You might consider providing a "blank" top cover with gasket and fasteners to affix it to the plenum but with no provision for a particular set of carbs, throttle bodies or ???. As you say, the buyer can then do whatever he/she wants if one of your pre-done covers is not to their lik...
by russk
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 8471

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

PS: When I find myself thinking that our inline six market place is too small for folks to invest the time and money it takes to develop an aftermarket aluminum head and bring it to market, I run across things like Edelbrock apparently looking at an aluminum Buick nailhead and at least two players w...
by russk
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 8471

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

Guys: I was recently over on Classic Inlines web site to investigate the individual port EFI they have at the prototype stage for the "small" Ford six. While there, I checked to see if Mike had posted an update on the 240/300ci aluminum head project under the normal update section attached...
by russk
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 8471

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

Guys: In addition to my long time interest in inline engines, I have been interested in vintage V8s including the Nailhead Buicks. So I stop by the Nailhead forums from time to time and I've also seen the thread discussing Edelbrock's apparent interest in producing an aluminum (nail) head in additio...
by russk
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum cylinder head
Replies: 41
Views: 8471

Re: Aluminum cylinder head

Guys: My understanding is that CI will use roughly the same design choices as they made for their "small Ford" aluminum head. One of the main decisions was to keep the U-flow design so all (most?) existing OEM and aftermarket parts would be useable, thus keeping the cost of ownership down....
by russk
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Barry Grant filed for Chapter 7 (bankruptcy) last Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Barry Grant filed for Chapter 7 (bankruptcy) last Friday

Guys: Very sad to hear. Chapter 11 and 13 are generally utilized as an attempt to "reorganize" (debt) and then continue business operations, though in some cases, it becomes obvious that continuation is not possible so the original filing is amended. Chapter 7 (as stated above) is a full l...
by russk
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Same piece?
Replies: 39
Views: 2757

Re: Same piece?

82F100: Neat stuff! I should have included plain ole "Sportsman" racing (particularly outlaw door slammers) because that's how it all started and those cars still have interest and character. Likewise, of course, our inlines and vintage flatheads. All of those should've been included on my...
by russk
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Same piece?
Replies: 39
Views: 2757

Re: Same piece?

Smitty: You're spot on! We lived in the Puget Sound (Woodinville to be exact) for 20 years before moving down to the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon to retire. While in Washington State, we never attended the hydro races for the exact reason you illuminated. Early on, there may have been one or two...
by russk
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Same piece?
Replies: 39
Views: 2757

Re: Same piece?

continued ... Now I wouldn't spend a dime to see an NHRA event and rarely watch the TV coverage. All the cars are [nearly] the same with absolutely NO interest or character like back in the day. Big Daddy making the RED work was probably the last really significant innovation we'll ever see because ...
by russk
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Same piece?
Replies: 39
Views: 2757

Re: Same piece?

Guys: Never was a NASCAR fan (nothing [too] wrong with it; just not my thing growing up in SoCal). Have been a 50+ year fan of drag racing going back to my first encounter at Lions in 1958 and the OCIR in later years. Also got the road racing bug in the late 60s and early 70s with the CanAm series -...
by russk
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: question re deck height? ZERO
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: question re deck height? ZERO

Emerald: In checking my spreadsheet calcs closely, I compared my results with your post (and against other racing web sites) to see where various intermediate answers differed (thus pointing out a possible problem in my logic). I noticed in your calculation for area, you arrived at just shy of 18 sq...
by russk
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: question re deck height? ZERO
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: question re deck height? ZERO

Guys: I built an "engine analysis" spreadsheet that allows for the typical set of inputs and then calcs various stuff including displacement, bore/stroke and rod ratios, approximate intake and exhaust flow needs, static compression ratio, and such. Given the varying CRs given on this (and ...
by russk
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: question re deck height? ZERO
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: question re deck height? ZERO

StrangeRanger: I'm soooo confuzzzzed! Are you sure? I've always seen the distance measured between the crank centerline and the head mating surface referred to as the "block height" and the distance measured between the same head mating surface and the [flat of the] piston at top dead cent...
by russk
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: question re deck height? ZERO
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: question re deck height? ZERO

Sam2007:

By way of a PS to my previous post (and again, if I've done the math right), your configuration give a 9.99:1 static compression ratio if the block were to be machined to result in a true "zero deck".

Russk
by russk
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: question re deck height? ZERO
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: question re deck height? ZERO

Sam2007: If I've done the math correctly (and don't take that to the bank), and given the specs you listed, when all is said and done, the block will need to be machined such that the piston (at top dead center) is .025" down the hole to result in a static compression ratio of 9.51:1. Of course...
by russk
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Switch from aluminum to steel rods
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Switch from aluminum to steel rods

Flyer: Thanks for the update. Glad to hear the steel rods are working out well for you and that others are making the switch too. Oliver rods are certainly not cheap but they are surely a high quality product. And yes, I'm about to get started on a build. While I've been partial to the "big&quo...
by russk
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Switch from aluminum to steel rods
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Switch from aluminum to steel rods

'Flyer: Some time back I remember reading one of your posts where you indicated that you were changing from aluminum rods to steel rods in your altered race car. If that's true, I'm curious how they're working out? Also, can you give the maker of the rods and their specifications? I'm particularly i...
by russk
Wed May 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Any roller cams / other required parts available for us?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Any roller cams / other required parts available for us?

Guys:

You might want to check with CNC-Dude about 240/300 big Ford six roller cams. I believe he can provide either billet blanks or ground finished cams at a more reasonable price. Worth a look . . .

Russ
by russk
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aircraft engine Power confusion!
Replies: 73
Views: 6203

Re: Aircraft engine Power confusion!

'Flyer:

Yep! Real bad things happen! The enemy finds you with sonar and their destroyers drop depth charges on you! Oh wait a minute ... that's cavatation and submarines. Wrong venue.

Russk
by russk
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Big Inch Ford Four Cylinder
Replies: 13
Views: 6966

Re: Big Inch Ford Four Cylinder

Guys: I believe there are a couple of articles on Mercruiser 4-banger builds in the Inliners International "12-Port News" publication. As I recall, one covered a 270 ci injected motor. I also remember seeing a twin Merc 4-banger front engine dragster somewhere on the web (but can't find th...
by russk
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300+ hp 300 builds.
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

Re: 300+ hp 300 builds.

Fordman1988: Just looked back at an article in the 1967 "Complete Book of Engines" publication written by John Christy about a stroker 240 six (to 300") that the late Ak Miller built and put in a 65/66 Mustang. The "big block" Ford six was relatively new back at that time an...
by russk
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Cam for the 200 inline 6?
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: Roller Cam for the 200 inline 6?

CNC-Dude: If they are the true innovator of this roller lifter concept, I can't imagine they would not have filed a patent application! You're absolutely right that the lifter is conceptually simple with just the two components: the lifter body and the roller (or wheel) - of course there needs to be...
by russk
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Cam for the 200 inline 6?
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: Roller Cam for the 200 inline 6?

CNC-Dude: Speaking of expensive (but certainly interesting) valve train parts, have you looked at the Schubeck Racing site and their "Roller-X" lifter? Pretty neat stuff! They have designed a new [mechanical] roller lifter that eliminates the traditional roller, axle, and needle bearings. ...
by russk
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mallory distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: mallory distributor

Guys: Ran across some interesting Mopar slant six stuff on Alkydigger's ebay store that included a Vertex mag for the 225. So there's another inline six that has a magneto available. You would sure think that the small Ford has had one available at some point in the past and that one would show up o...
by russk
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: mallory distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: mallory distributor

Guys: Vertex does make magnetos for inline six cylinder engines. I've found them at various web sites being utilized on GMCs, 194/230/250/292 Chevys, and the 240/300 big Ford. The question is whether they make one for the small Ford six. I haven't been able to specifically find one for that applicat...
by russk
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: the 200 is torn down and ready for machining
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: the 200 is torn down and ready for machining

Mavereq: You're right! The rods are really short at only 4.715" center-to-center. But the block deck is pretty short as well at 7.808" tall (typical) so even with the short stroke, you pretty much need a short rod to to make everything fit. But even with all that "shortness", you...
by russk
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci connecting rods
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: 200ci connecting rods

PS: The rod-to-stroke ratios for the Ford "small six" are as follows: * For the stock 200 ci engine: 1.51 : 1 * For the stock 250 ci engine: 1.50 : 1 * For the 200 block with the 250 rod (if it were possible): 1.88 : 1 As you can see, the rod ratio using the 250 rod in the 200 block would ...
by russk
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci connecting rods
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: 200ci connecting rods

Bayrunner: All the above posts hit the mark about the [domestic] 250 rod being usable in the 200 block. The 200 and 250 rods share the same big end dimension of 2.1236" and I presume (but don't know for a fact) that the small ends match as well. So the questions is whether, with a custom piston...
by russk
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Regarding Rod Length in 300
Replies: 51
Views: 7756

Re: Regarding Rod Length in 300

Guys: For the second time in just a couple of days, I seem to have lost a post to the "ether". Don't exactly know why but I assume I did something wrong. Hmmmm . . . In any event, it's like being back in school attending one of those very rare classes you really enjoy every day, soaking up...
by russk
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Regarding Rod Length in 300
Replies: 51
Views: 7756

Re: Regarding Rod Length in 300

'Flyer: Just curious: Over in the Chevy [!] camp when building up a race 292 (or greater), there is a problem with clearing current aluminum rods as they rotate past the cam. I believe most of the 292s have traditionally used the "small" Superod aluminum rods. But like your X-flow head, th...
by russk
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Regarding Rod Length in 300
Replies: 51
Views: 7756

Re: Regarding Rod Length in 300

Twocron: My son is building up a 408" SBC for his '67 Chevelle (he's also an inline fan so I'm not too hard on him) and the particular combination uses a 3.75" Lunati crank and 6.0" rods. Given the SBC's deck height (9.025" typical), the stroke, and the relatively long rod, the L...
by russk
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

CNC-Dude and FTF: I just wrote a (too) long post regarding the 240 vs 300 inch question and it apparently got lost in the "ether", maybe running into the 'Flyer's most recent post. In any event, I have been under the perhaps mistaken impression that the 240/300 Ford OEM head would not achi...
by russk
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: six one barrel carbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: six one barrel carbs

Guys: I seem to be going back to old publications ("Complete Book of Engines" 3rd Edition, Petersen Publishing Co., 1967) to find interesting inline six stuff and I guess it goes to prove that there's really nothing new under the sun - just about everything's already been tried at one time...
by russk
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: I'm assuming the cross-flow head you sold was for the "small" Ford six? I agree that $399 for the head, injectors, and such seems way below a fair market price. But as you say, maybe the market just isn't there. I really hope you're wrong about the potential demand in the 240/300 h...
by russk
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: So the "head posting" technique came from Bruce Sizemore. Why am I not very surprised! I hope you get a chance to test the CI head when it becomes available. While I understand that a U-head design will never (?) perform to the level of your cross-flow head, it would still be inter...
by russk
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: At least you have some wheelbase to help keep you going (relatively) straight. As you obviously know, back in the day, the AA/FA's typically had something like 100" - some even less - with an insanely high center of gravity. But then again, I guess the wheelbase is sort of meaningless w...
by russk
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: PS: Real men drive altereds. Real crazy men drive FUEL altereds! I know. I watched Willie and Sush (and many others) race many times at Lions and OCIR back in the day. The question was never who would win. The real question was which lane they'd be in going through the lights . . . Russ
by russk
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: big six
Topic: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF
Replies: 50
Views: 44145

Re: BIG SIX BUILD-UP ARTICLE BY FTF

'Flyer: I have a considerable interest in all inline engines but particularly the 240/300 Ford six. I got hooked on it back in 1967 after reading an article on Ak Miller's side draft weber carb'd 300 ci (stroked 240) build up in the "Complete Book of Engines" published by Petersen in that ...
by russk
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyone have Hot Rod Car Craft articles regarding the Ford 6?
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: Anyone have Hot Rod Car Craft articles regarding the Ford 6?

Guys: There's a good early article that chronicles Ak Miller's build of a 240 (stroked to 300) ci big six. He used the truck crank and rods, and fabricated his own headers and tripple side-draft weber intake. Good stuff and this article was responsible for starting my [specific] interest in the &quo...
by russk
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuild a 300 for flex-fuel???
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Rebuild a 300 for flex-fuel???

Shmoozo: Of course you're absolutely right that things are in a continual state of flux and there are always new developments on the horizon so the value of gasoline/E85 flex-fuel vechicles may yet be worthwhile. But so far, it has fallen well short of its original promise (in my opinion) and that's...
by russk
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuild a 300 for flex-fuel???
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Rebuild a 300 for flex-fuel???

Several years ago when ethanol production in the US began to increase and E85 came on the scene I was interested in it for all the supposed benefits: Renewable, produced here (not imported), better performance, lower emissions, cheaper to run, and so forth. Then the flex-fuel vehicles came out and t...
by russk
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 I6 + 300 I6 = 329 I6?
Replies: 48
Views: 10625

Re: 240 I6 + 300 I6 = 329 I6?

CNC Dude is right about the Allen Johnson / Ford SVO billet race head being VERY expensive. But that's just the beginning since the head (at $7 to $8 grand) is delivered pretty much bare! So add another couple of grand to that amount for the cost of having finish machine work done, porting and polis...