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by james singleton
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Fresh Idea's! Fixed!
Replies: 41
Views: 3250

Re: Need Fresh Idea's!

Explorer, I am curious as to whether this is the stock Autolite Carb for your 66'? If this Autolite Carb is from a 63' Falcon, Fairlane, Mustang, etc., it is quite possible that you do not have the fuel mixture screw turned out enough turns. I noticed you said that you have your fuel mixture screw t...
by james singleton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Adjustment Question
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Valve Adjustment Question

FalconSedanDelivery (and Others), I adjusted my valves this afternoon and the engine is purring like a kitten. I used the method as described in my Manual (see my earlier post where I copied the Manual's step by step). One thing that I did, and have done in the past when checking my engine timing, a...
by james singleton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Adjustment Question
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Valve Adjustment Question

Bobroncoman and FalconSedanDelivery, thanks for your comments. I probably should have stated the reason for my post. I am installing 'new' hydraulic lifters on my inline six, which is actually a Chevy inline six (a 67' 230cid engine); hope my post does not get deleted since this is a "Ford"...
by james singleton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Adjustment Question
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Valve Adjustment Question

I have been giving some thought to the whole concept of adjusting the 'valve lash' on an engine with hydraulic lifters. Here is what I came up, correct me 'if' I am wrong here, but it seems to me that when adjusting the valve lash (with the engine turned off) that as long as the valve(s) that you ar...
by james singleton
Wed May 26, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 behind a 200?
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: T5 behind a 200?

Jamie, thanks for your response on the Rochester carb set-up that you are running on your 200. The carburetor(s) that I have for my 67' Chevy six (230cid) are the Rochester BV model(s), not the "BC" model that you have on your 200 engine. I do not believe the hole/bolt spacing on the Roche...
by james singleton
Mon May 24, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 behind a 200?
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: T5 behind a 200?

Jamie, I'm sorry that I cannot answer any of your questions concerning a T5 behind a 200, but I noticed that you mentioned that you are using a Rochester carburetor (from a 63' Chevy) on your 200. I have a question or two about that Rochester carb: What Chevy engine did it come off of (the 194, 230,...
by james singleton
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144ci fuel pump torque specs
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: 144ci fuel pump torque specs

1962Falcon, my Manual says the following: "PRESS THE PUMP TIGHT AGAINST THE PAD, INSTALL THE RETAINING BOLTS AND ALTERNATELY TORQUE THEM TO 12 - 15 FT. LBS. ON 6 CYLINDER ENGINES AND 20 - 24 FT. LBS. ON THE V-8......." James
by james singleton
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley carb # 1946
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: Holley carb # 1946

LaGrasta, in reference to picture #4 on Ebay, for the 1940 carb, there is no SCV diaphragm on that carb; only the empty hole/chamber where the SCV diaphragm would go "if" this were a SCV carburetor. The hole/chamber that I am referring to in picture #4 is approximately 1" to left of t...
by james singleton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Starter Question

66conv6cyl, I looked at the picture of the starter that you mentioned, and the starter in your picture looks just like the one that is on my 66' -200cid engine (with manual trans.), but my bellhousing is from a 64' Econoline that orginally had a 170cid engine. "If" I am not mistaken here, ...
by james singleton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: holley 1940 carb with SCV?
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: holley 1940 carb with SCV?

LaGrasta & FrankenStang, the picture that you posted (FrankenStang) that is circled in 'red' is indeed where the SCV diaphragm goes. LaGrasta, if your carb has threads inside of that chamber (that FrankenStang circled), it might possibly work; I am not sure about the difference between the diaph...
by james singleton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Starter Question

Follow-up on my starter situation: I ended up ordering a starter for a 65' Ford Fairlane for a 200cid engine. On the website for Kragen's/O'Reiley's they did not differentiate between a Fairlane with an automatic transmission and a Fairlane with a standard transmission (on the 200 engine); so I orde...
by james singleton
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: holley 1940 carb with SCV?
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: holley 1940 carb with SCV?

FrankenStang, I appreciate the offer. I will let LaGrasta have first shot at the SCV diaphragm 'if' he thinks he can use it (?); since he started the post on the Holley 1940 carb. If he does not want it, let me know the best way to contact you so I can give you my address. Thanks, James
by james singleton
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley carb # 1946
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: Holley carb # 1946

LaGrasta, that carburetor you mentioned that is on Ebay looks just like my 1940 carb, but it appears to be the "non-SCV" model. There is no diaphragm on the Ebay carb, indicating that the carb on Ebay is for a 'non-SCV' carb/distributor set-up. In picture #4 on Ebay, you can see a hollow (...
by james singleton
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Starter Question

KuKm66, I am not in the Phoenix area; I am in S.Cal. If memory serves me here, my bellhousing is the orginal bellhousing that was in my 64' Econoline, and was orginally behind the stock 170cid engine. I have installed a couple of 200cid engines in the van over the years, and I changed out the transm...
by james singleton
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: holley 1940 carb with SCV?
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: holley 1940 carb with SCV?

LaGrasta, there are Holley/Autolite 1940 carbs with an "SCV"; I own one. I believe that the SCV diaphragm on mine may be shot; and I have tried to locate someone who sells the 'SCV diaphragm', but have not found anyone yet. I installed the 1940 carb on a 200cid engine back in the early 80'...
by james singleton
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Starter Question

My starter went out, and in trying to replace it, there has been some confusion as to the correct replacement starter at my local Auto Parts store. Here is what I currently have: A 64' bellhousing ("with a 3-bolt pattern-starter") that was orginally behind a 64' - 170cid engine, w/standard...
by james singleton
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Downside (or Upside) of 1-wire versus 3-wire Alternator???
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Downside (or Upside) of 1-wire versus 3-wire Alternator???

Thanks Wallaka, that was a great article on both the "one wire alternators" and the "three wire alternators" systems. That article was just what I was looking for; it answered most of the questions I had concerning the two systems. Thanks, James
by james singleton
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Downside (or Upside) of 1-wire versus 3-wire Alternator???
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Downside (or Upside) of 1-wire versus 3-wire Alternator???

I am curious as to any thoughts/comments concerning the use of a "1-wire" alternator versus the use of a "3-wire" alternator. Is there much difference such as longevity of the regulator, etc.??? Thanks, James
by james singleton
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.

Adam, I forgot you have a manual choke on your carburetor. Yes, I believe you are correct in that the 'fast idle setting' is for an automatic choke. Sorry about that. I also noticed from one of your previous posts that you were inquiring about the "Float Level". My Manual (for the 63' 6 - ...
by james singleton
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.

Adam, glad to hear things appear to be going better. As far as setting the "Fast Idle" adjustment, my manual gives a 'fast idle rpm' of "1500" for a 1963 6-170 standard transmission. It has this note as far as setting the fast idle rpm: "WITH IDLE SPEED AND MIXTURE PROPERLY ...
by james singleton
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.

Adam, to answer your question: 'Yes', I was able to get the idle rpm down around 550 to 600rpm, give or take. If I am not mistaken, you need to back off the idle speed to where it is not even making contact, and adjust the fuel mixture screw first to the approximately 3 to 4 turns out; and then adju...
by james singleton
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.
Replies: 29
Views: 1951

Re: 170 rough acceleration, unless choked.

Adam, I wrote a reply earlier this afternoon, but evidently it did not go through. Back a year or so ago I installed a 'rebuilt' autolite 1100 carb (that came off of a 63' Fairlane) on my 66' - 200cid engine (with manual trans.). When I first installed it I started with the fuel mixture screw turned...
by james singleton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Fuel/Air Mixture Screw Q.
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Carb Fuel/Air Mixture Screw Q.

Rbohm, thanks for your comments. Since I posted, I installed a different fuel/air misture screw from a different carburetor (that is functioning normally) and the carb would still not stall or die when I turned that 'new' screw in as well. Even though I did not hook up my dwell/rpm gauge, I barely h...
by james singleton
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Fuel/Air Mixture Screw Q.
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Carb Fuel/Air Mixture Screw Q.

I intalled a back-up carb (single barrel) this afternoon and the engine appears to be running fine, but while adjusting the fuel/air mixture screw, I turned it all the way in and it did "not" stall or kill the engine. What is the normal problem when this happens??? Is it the furel/air mixt...
by james singleton
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PERTRONIX IGNITOR
Replies: 25
Views: 3158

Re: PERTRONIX IGNITOR

Joe, you say to open up the spark plug gap(s) .005 until you have gone too far. Question: How will you know when you have gone "too far", or too much gap??? Will you be able to tell by performance, the color of the plugs, or what??? Thanks!
by james singleton
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Gaskets - Rubber vs Cork
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Valve Cover Gaskets - Rubber vs Cork

Thanks for the replies, and the helpful hints! James
by james singleton
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve Cover Gaskets - Rubber vs Cork
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Valve Cover Gaskets - Rubber vs Cork

I need to replace my valve cover gasket and thought I would try and get a response as to "your" preference(s) as to whether you prefer Rubber or Cork??? Or is it basically just six, one-half a dozen, or another??? Also, if I remember correctly ( it has been awhile), you normally put gasket...
by james singleton
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motor Oils with Zinc
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Motor Oils with Zinc

Thanks to all of you for your replies. Jackfish, a special thanks for the list you provided; very interesting. James
by james singleton
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Motor Oils with Zinc
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Motor Oils with Zinc

I know this is a subject that has been discussed in the past, but I am not sure whether there has been any recent topics concerning whether or not there are still some motor oils that contain zinc?? I know that Shell's Rotella Oil (diesel motor oil) supposedly contained zinc at one time, but I do no...
by james singleton
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PERTRONIX IGNITOR
Replies: 25
Views: 3158

Re: PERTRONIX IGNITOR

Havoline, Curious as to what carburetor you are running??? The reason I ask, and I know that I am going in a different direction here with my question than the previous posts, but in your initial post you wrote: "BEFORE CONVERSION STARTED UP ABIT ROUGH BUT STARTED STRONG. HAVE IDLE SET AT 900 S...
by james singleton
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP

Thanks Stubby, I presently have a fairly thin gasket between the carb spacer and the bottom of the carburetor, as well as a much thicker gasket between the manifold and the bottom of the carb spacer, but like I mention in a previous post, the instructions that came with a carburetor rebuild kit seem...
by james singleton
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP

I re-read my question from an earlier post, and realized that it may be confusing. So here goes again: Do you need a gasket between the top of a "Phenolic Carb Spacer" and the bottom flange of a carburetor?? Thanks, James
by james singleton
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP
Replies: 22
Views: 1602

Re: Phenolic Carb Spacer HELP

While on the subject of Carb Spacers, I want to ask a question. I am in the process of rebuilding a single barrel carb, and I presently have an approx. 1" thick phenolic carb spacer between the manifold and the carb. The carb rebuild kit insturctions say: "6 CYL WITH HEAT INSULATOR BLOCK D...
by james singleton
Wed May 27, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rochester BC
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Rochester BC

Jamie, I find this interesting in that I have a Chevy inline six (230ci.) in a 67' Chevelle, that has a "stock" Rochester 1-barrel carb. I also have a Ford 200ci engine currently with a Autolite 1100 carb. Not too long ago I bought a back-up Rochester carb for the Chevelle that I plan on r...
by james singleton
Tue May 26, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Tests Results Question
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Compression Tests Results Question

wsa111/Bill.... you wrote: "MORE AIR IN THE INTAKE FROM CAMSHAFT OVERLAP WITH 5 PLUGS IN THE ENGINE CAUSING A LARGER GULP OF AIR ON THE INTAKE STROKE" I like that explanation the best, but what do I know.(?) Ha! - James wsa11/Bill, you also wrote the following: "LEAKING HEAD GASKET FR...
by james singleton
Mon May 25, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Tests Results Question
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Compression Tests Results Question

Thanks for everyone's explanations on the drop in compression numbers. I should have inclued the results of the "wet test" ( a tablespoon of oil) following the "dry test", when all the plugs were in the block (other than the cyl. I was testing).Here were the the "dry" a...
by james singleton
Mon May 25, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Tests Results Question
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Compression Tests Results Question

Jackfish, I do not believe the engine had cooled off, because after the first set of compression tests I ran the engine to charge the battery. Thanks, Jim
by james singleton
Mon May 25, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Tests Results Question
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Compression Tests Results Question

I have a question concerning "compression tests results" that I took this last week. I hope that you won't mind that these compression tests were on a Chevy Inline 6 (230ci) and not a Ford Inline 6, which I also have (a 200ci) and post on here regularly, but here goes: My first time around...
by james singleton
Fri May 22, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix install
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Pertronix install

I assume you set the proper air gap on the Pertronix??? As far as the Petronix Rep mentioning a possible ground problem, I am trying to remember "if" the ground wire for a points set-up (ususally a bare wire that sits below the plate inside the distributor) needs to be hooked up on a "...
by james singleton
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Rommaster, How old is your 3-finger pressure plate? I had a similar problem after installing a new engine, and after adjusting the clutch play from A to Z, I had problems getting the trans in gear (especially reverse). I also had clutch "chatter", where it was tough letting out the clutch in first g...
by james singleton
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 trans parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

How bad is the leak?? The reason I ask, is that I had a slight leak (on a 3.03 trans.) that had been sitting for a while, and I installed some of Lucas Oil transmission stop leak (or whatever it was called) and it did the trick! It may be that this transmission stop leak (Lucas Oil) worked on my veh...
by james singleton
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Looking for a "How to add a brake booster" article
Replies: 35
Views: 4707

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by james singleton
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: bad oil filter???
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

I will never use a Fram oil filter again! Last year while changing my oil on a 2001 GM car that I own, the entire oil filter had basically disintergrated! It is a paper-type filter that fits inside of a metal cannister; not your typical "metal-type oil filter" like on our Ford Inlines. The paper fil...
by james singleton
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why install an Electric Fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

To prevent vapor lock in my case! Works great.
by james singleton
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: air ride?
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Shortbox07, the reason for my question concerning the Rangers' " I-Beam" is that I have an older econoline van that has a solid, or one-piece "I-Beam". Not being that familiar with the suspension on Ford Rangers, I did not realize that you, and others, were referring to the plural, or I should say "...
by james singleton
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: air ride?
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Shortbox07, Is the "I" beam on your Ranger a stock set-up?? If so, what year, or years did the Ranger's have I-beams?? Thanks, James
by james singleton
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: BRakes have been acting weird need help
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Not all vehicles in the 50's, 60's, or even 70's, as far as I know have automatic adjusters; just depends on the makes and models. James
by james singleton
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Ceramic Brake Pads = Better Stopping???
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Thanks for all the replies! That was what I was hoping for, some input on whether or not anybody had noticed any appreciable difference in your braking/stopping capabilities. From most of your answers, it sounds like the difference is very minimal in relation to actual "braking/stopping." I know tha...
by james singleton
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Ceramic Brake Pads = Better Stopping???
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Ceramic Brake Pads = Better Stopping???

I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether they switched to "ceramic" brake pads; and whether or not it made much difference in braking/stopping performance?? Also on the same subject, has anyone switched to both "drilled & slotted" rotors inconjunction with ceramic brake pads, and how was th...
by james singleton
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carburetor Problems maybe
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

I had a similar problem with a rebuilt 1100 carb, that I had bought, where I could not get the engine to idle correctly. Two things that got my engine running fine was to: #1. Back off the carburetor "fast idle screw" to where the adjustment screw was not even engaged (you can adjust it later to the...

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