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by ford9n2n
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: 1974 Ford highboy flatbed project truck
Replies: 0
Views: 313

1974 Ford highboy flatbed project truck

Factory flatbed registered through 4/2020. I got this truck off a ranch in 2007, pulled the 360 and installed a rebuilt 300. Probably less than 5000 miles since rebuild. Newer: Warn hubs, main driveshaft, exhaust and muffler, undercarriage ujoints and seals, transfer case seal kit, Francis wiring ha...
by ford9n2n
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New engine, initial timing settings
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: New engine, initial timing settings

Thanks pmuller9 for working through this with me. I will post first start results after the big event.
by ford9n2n
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New engine, initial timing settings
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: New engine, initial timing settings

Thanks for the replies. Can we take it step by step? 1 - set crank notch at 0 degrees on pointer 2 - mark for alignment distributor shaft and engine body 3 - dist. rotor lines up with #1 dist. cap terminal 4 - set crank notch at 14 degrees BTDC. This puts dist. rotor before #1 dist. cap terminal 5 -...
by ford9n2n
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New engine, initial timing settings
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

New engine, initial timing settings

Hi all, I have a rebuilt 300 (not yet run) and a recurved Duraspark distributor. Checking initial timing settings before first start up. The recurve guy recommended initial timing be set at 14 degree BTDC. To start, I first made sure the rotor was in #1 piston compression position, then centered an ...
by ford9n2n
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine mount problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4353

Re: engine mount problems

I had the same situation - new aftermarket mounts too 'thick' or 'long' at the insulator. I tried them anyway and they are just plain wrong. What about using an alternate insulating material on the mount? On a recent post, a hockey puck was suggested as a radiator mount replacement. How about a piec...
by ford9n2n
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new lifter requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 967

new lifter requirements

Just need some conformation on the necessity (or not) of preoiling new lifters. I've seen two posts that recommend it. My machinist says it is not needed. Intuition tells me it would be a good idea. Let them sit in oil for a week. Perhaps they pump up quickly enough after initial start-up? Until the...
by ford9n2n
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: steering sector spacers/seals
Replies: 1
Views: 505

steering sector spacers/seals

I'm doing the integral power steering conversion on my 1974 highboy. Picked up a junkyard steering box off a 1973 F250 2wd. When I pulled the pitman arm off to reorient it, the snap ring fell off. Apparently, someone had been in the gear housing before, so I pulled the two seals and two spacers (don...
by ford9n2n
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: power steering conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 730

power steering conversion

I'm putting an I6 in my 1974 highboy, which came with a 360 and the power-assist ram under the driver side wheel well. Because PS reservoirs/brackets and integral units are expensive and difficult to locate, I'm considering going manual. Is the stock steering sector hefty enough to be used in a manu...
by ford9n2n
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: head bolt washers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Re: cylinder head torque. Chilton's says first torque to 55 ft. lbs., second torque to 65 ft. lbs., third torque to 75 ft. lbs. Haynes says final torque 70 to 85 in three steps. I used a fiber gasket, dry, lubed bolt threads and under bolt head as FTF suggested, and went to 75 final. We'll see!
by ford9n2n
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: head bolt washers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Thanks for the help.
by ford9n2n
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: head bolt washers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Pardon my ignorance. Do you mean lubricate the underneath of the head bolt hexhead where it contacts the cylinder head after being torqued? If not, what is the head boss?
by ford9n2n
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: head bolt washers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

head bolt washers?

Into my first I6 rebuild. Block and head back from the machine shop, all clean and pretty. Dropped the head on the block tonight, and cannot remember for the life of me if washers go on with the head bolts. There is the nice round depression in the head casting that looks just right for a washer, bu...
by ford9n2n
Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Upgrade to headers or EFI exhaust manifolds?
Replies: 34
Views: 9023

The extra holes in the EFI manifolds had me wondering about correct fastening to the carb head. Had not seen this addressed until now. My machinist suggested a spacer plate with studs. FF, please elaborate on clips!
by ford9n2n
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: v 300 performance help...
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

Thanks.
by ford9n2n
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: v 300 performance help...
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

pssnmn1

Why are the reversed intake/carb combo's less desireable? Why not mate a MC 2100 with an Offy DP?