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by rommaster2
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Mustang shorter front springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Mustang shorter front springs

You can cut the springs no problem as only the top end is flat however remember that when cutting the springs the rate is going to go up. If you are cutting stock springs you probably will not have an issue, when i first lowered my car i was young and dumb and had big block mustang springs (cause wh...
by rommaster2
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 95 f150 coil springs help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: 95 f150 coil springs help!

Also while i would definitely investigate to make sure that your spring setup is normal (for the sake of having a predictable safe car to drive) the springs may not be the issue with your tire wear. Camber is a very slow wearing angle and more likely your wear issue is related to the toe, however wh...
by rommaster2
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: need info on coil overs for 71 Maverick
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

Re: need info on coil overs for 71 Maverick

While i don't have the measurements you would need, i would recommend looking to see if you can find specs on the already available products. I have been out of the game for a while but if memory services me correctly (as well as a quick google search seemed to imply) your maverick uses a similar en...
by rommaster2
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I've got two questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: I've got two questions

I had wanted to mention in my post that i believed that most of the users here who are running higher HP 200s can still get mid to high 20's in mpg if they are tuned right but i didn't have proof to back it up yet. Its pretty much all based on different variables, your point is true that there are m...
by rommaster2
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I've got two questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: I've got two questions

Fuel injection doesn't really recycle unused fuel it runs at a much higher pressure so it uses a regulator and returns fuel that didn't get used just right then but its all about the same. Modern fuel injection is more accurate but i wouldn't say it always makes for better gas mileage. In fact a pro...
by rommaster2
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: racing the ranchero
Replies: 37
Views: 3680

Re: racing the ranchero

the cam is the wild card in this, otherwise your setup is the same as mine i have a msd powered duraspark 2 and a 2 barrel into an adaptor. biggest difference is mine has a 3.80 rear gear and a 5 speed. its fun on the street but theres not enough topend for a race like this. I love these straight si...
by rommaster2
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: racing the ranchero
Replies: 37
Views: 3680

Re: racing the ranchero

Are you running the turbo?? If not with that 1 barrel especially you are at a severe disadvantage at anything other then to 60ft. Of course my falcon which is slow slow slow can keep up with a 5.0 to 60 feet, but nobody considers that :(.
by rommaster2
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: racing the ranchero
Replies: 37
Views: 3680

Re: racing the ranchero

depends on how far into construction your engine is from your sig. A stock 200 is really really slow, my 200 with ds2 powered by msd, a 2 barrel carb, and a bigger stock exhaust was still slow on top end. All i had on hondas was i could rape one up a hill with the T5 but otherwise i would get a hole...
by rommaster2
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AutoX project
Replies: 35
Views: 4176

Re: AutoX project

IDk if you actually price it out vs building the 200 it costs about the same i'd imagine since either one will require fabrication to get everything to fit. Better yet can't the v6's in those be built up?? I don't know for sure cause i've never looked into it but it seems like alot of work to pull t...
by rommaster2
Wed May 05, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP

I don't understand the question really, if its a 2 speed behind a 170 then it can only be one type of transmission as there was only one type of automatic transmission with 2 speeds used behind the 170. Now supposedly according to falcon parts (falconparts.com) there is only one type of yoke used be...
by rommaster2
Wed May 05, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII vs DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: DSII vs DUI

dsII with msd 6al, now my car feels ilke i can take a v8 Yeah, so does mine, first and second gear keep up, theres the small matter of when those damn 289's reach their power band. Now honds, shoot i can take a civic uphill and with the five speed swap on flat ground for a while till they hit 7,000...
by rommaster2
Sun May 02, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII vs DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: DSII vs DUI

If your down to wire it all up i would say go ds2 with msd module, thats what i've been running and you can pick up used msd modules for pretty cheap (got my module and coil for $100) which puts my duraspark 2 and msd package at about $150 pricewise. Made such a huge difference.
by rommaster2
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: how to fit a 250 in a mustang 66
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: how to fit a 250 in a mustang 66

Since the 250 has the same bellhousing as a v8 all you need to do is get a neutral balanced flywheel (i wanna say 157 tooth but i could be wrong) and any v8 manual. I would suggest if your planning a naturally aspirated build going with a T5 as the overdrive gear gives you so much more fun since you...
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 w/AC overheats what about fitting a 390 radiator?
Replies: 31
Views: 3423

Re: My 200 w/AC overheats what about fitting a 390 radiator?

Thats strange that you say that the temperature is usually around 140 to 150 while driving, this is too cold, it should be around 180. I also know on my 65 falcon at least when its warmed up at 180 its about 1\4 of the way over, not even half. How hot is it getting when yous ay it overheats?
by rommaster2
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 stock
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: '65 stock

Doesn't the C4 bellhousing for the 200 use the lower bolts on a dual pattern block? If so, any C4 bellhousing for the 200 with a high mounted starter should work, even for a 65 block. Not 100% sure but I doubt that is so seeing as how the bellhousing pattern for the larger stuff is completely diffe...
by rommaster2
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 stock
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: '65 stock

depending on what year your 200 block was made you might need to find a bellhousing for the small bell with c4. Not the easiest thing these days since they only used em for like a year and a half *shrug*. I know they're out there though cause i have one sitting in my garage along with a c4 in case m...
by rommaster2
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what head mods to do
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: what head mods to do

A 1965 block is a little light on mains for forced induction, isn't it? You may want to seek out a later 200 to go with your head. -Dave The 65 200 has seven main bearings. Yup seven main bearings, when i rebuilt the damn thing i was amazed at how sturdy the bottom end looks. The only downside is t...
by rommaster2
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what head mods to do
Replies: 6
Views: 971

what head mods to do

Ok so i have recently become the proud owner of a low miles (well 60,000 miles) E0 head for my 200ci. I'm trying to figure out what things to do to prepare it to go on. I already know that the direct mount 2 barrel swap is a must while the heads off. The main concern i have is milling it to clean it...
by rommaster2
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Preparing to replace suspension parts
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Preparing to replace suspension parts

Ok well my 65 falcon needs new tie rod ends, and i'm planning on building adjustable strut rods for it. Now i do suffer from some bump steer issues due to my granada spindles on there and lowered suspension. I was wondering if converting it to a v8 front suspension might help with that (the bump ste...
by rommaster2
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: zoom clutch for small six
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: zoom clutch for small six

That and some of us have a 65 200 block that has the small bell housing on it that are using a T5 and would like a new clutch and pressure plate :)
by rommaster2
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Strut rod question
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Strut rod question

Ok well my 65 falcon is lowered about 2 or 3 inches (not sure how much cause i never measured at stock) and i'm trying to figure out a way to get slight caster adjustments out of the suspension when having it aligned. Now I dont really feel like purchasing a 400 dollar set of adjustable strut rods b...
by rommaster2
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DS I vs. DS II?
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: DS I vs. DS II?

The secret for me was breaking the plastic locking tabs, the damn things are a snug fit either way
by rommaster2
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: which is correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: which is correct?

in a 65 falcon if it was manufactured prior to june of 1965 then it had the reddish color. My engine in mine was the original never been rebuilt and it was a orangish red color once i cleaned off everything that made it look black.
by rommaster2
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I am impressed with the 250
Replies: 29
Views: 2697

Re: I am impressed with the 250

I agree whole heartedly, if you look at the power numbers once they switched to net the 250 does not have too much more power then the 200. the reason for this is they both have the same head and intake restriction. Pretty much all its gaining power from is 50 more cubes and since it won't rev as du...
by rommaster2
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2bbl head
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: 2bbl head

Yeah the money to reliable power ratio with the 5.0 is just not a fair comparison due to the cheapness and displacement (for which theres no replacement) that said the sixes are just cool :). Honestly the mod doesn't look too hard and i'm seriously contemplating attempting it with my buddy in his ga...
by rommaster2
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock HP numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: Stock HP numbers

stock the 250s main advantage was torque over the 200ci as the 200 and 250 both used the same head. This caused the problem where 200cis would run out of steam around 4 grand so a 250 with the same head was out before 3500 usually. RPMs are what help to build HP and since the 250 had a lower peak po...
by rommaster2
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tips and Tricks for Oil pan gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Tips and Tricks for Oil pan gasket

well most likely it leaks that much because my house and for some reason like everywhere i end up going has inclined parking spots\driveways. If i park facing down frontwards then it doesn't leak that bad at all. So basically from what i'm getting i can use rtv and just no gasket at all as long as i...
by rommaster2
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tips and Tricks for Oil pan gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Tips and Tricks for Oil pan gasket

Ok well I have a leaking rear pan gasket and I have changed the oil pan gasket once before and it still leaks from the same area. Basically it leaks down the back of the engine but it only gets on the front side of the divider plate between tranny and engine never on the back side. Along with that m...
by rommaster2
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is more important to fix/replace first?
Replies: 39
Views: 3740

Re: What is more important to fix/replace first?

What is it that is involved in your pricing out the replacement loadomatic distributor? That price is redicoulously high, unless your wanting to replace it with a DUI which i can understand but there comes a point where ya gotta make do with what ya can afford :P. I would say at this point unless yo...
by rommaster2
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: removing choke absolutely necassary
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: removing choke absolutely necassary

Sealing the shaft is irrelevant considering the construction of the Holley carb puts the shaft under the carb hat. If i recall the issue with choke is not that you don't get fuel its that it doesn't atomize as well and therefore doesn't like to idle. I've driven cars without chokes before and I know...
by rommaster2
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: REAL BAD OIL LEAK PLEASE HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: REAL BAD OIL LEAK PLEASE HELP

I have a similair problem and thought I'd ask if yours is a stick or auto? The reason i ask is cause i'm like 90% certain mines not a rear main seal that its the rear pan gasket but I've changed that twice. The reason i'm sure of that is that the oil doesnt leak down behind the plate that seperates ...
by rommaster2
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: removing choke absolutely necassary
Replies: 3
Views: 765

removing choke absolutely necassary

Hello I'm getting ready to throw a turbo onto my 200ci and i was wondering apart from the obvious plugging of vacuum ports and a nitrophyl float in the carb do i have to remove the choke? The reason i ask is i'm not going for squeezing out every single horsepower, i'm just looking to boost my power ...
by rommaster2
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C6 block what will fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 461

C6 block what will fit?

ok well i have a gentleman who wants to purchase my 3 speed toploader from a 67 mustang for his vehicle. the question i have is whether or not the bell housing will bolt up as he has a 66 block, now i know my 65 block will not work with the bell housing but i'm not sure if the 66 block is the same a...
by rommaster2
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: putting my column back togethor
Replies: 1
Views: 767

putting my column back togethor

Ok well I took my column apart to not only replace some parts in it but to also try and fix a short that ended up being related to my turn signal switch. Now my only question is on the area that holds the turn signal switch originally I had to undo these two bolts to get it off from the rest of the ...
by rommaster2
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Ford 2.3L turbo motor
Replies: 25
Views: 2976

Re: Ford 2.3L turbo motor

Whenever I finish putting the turbo from turbofairlanes setup in my car I can let you know, if we're lucky he might chime in supposed to be off an SVO which was the same setup as the turbo birds just better intercooled IIRC
by rommaster2
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump Install (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Electric Fuel Pump Install (Pic Heavy)

What modification if any did you have to do to the sending unit?
by rommaster2
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Has anyone heard or done (Extrude Hone) porting on Cyl Head
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Has anyone heard or done (Extrude Hone) porting on Cyl Head

Haven't had it done but would be interested to hear results if anybody has. If i could find a local place to do it I'd prolly have it done after I ported my spare head and put bigger valves in it before i threw it on the 200 with the turbo.
by rommaster2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Broken leaf spring - how common?
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Broken leaf spring - how common?

Never broke one but to be honest i'm surprised I never did when i had the stock 3 leaf on my car. The axle used to wrap under light throttle if it was wet outside, and would always wrap when i spun the little 13s. After replacing em with 4 leaf from mcveigh truck springs (company name on ebay) It do...
by rommaster2
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: DID I BREAK IT !!?????
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: DID I BREAK IT !!?????

I would imagine thats not your problem, just replace the PCV valve, and perhaps make sure the hose for it aint too soft. Otherwise you should be good as long as its running fine.
by rommaster2
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: DID I BREAK IT !!?????
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: DID I BREAK IT !!?????

If your asking for a 65 mustang 200ci then you shouldn't have a road draft tube. Either way its hard to tell, if i remember correctly (and god knows its late) there is this problem with an improperly working PCV or road draft tube at high speeds billowing smoke. I would say usually you'd notice a pr...
by rommaster2
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: DID I BREAK IT !!?????
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: DID I BREAK IT !!?????

Do you have a road draft tube (i believe thats what its called?) or PCV
by rommaster2
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Bump steer question
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Bump steer question

Good to know, then probably what i will do is the shelby drop and while i'm at it half a coil off the springs (they're 650 rate so they don't give at all), see where that leaves me and then lower the back to match it once everything settles and i burn up my big tires on the back.
by rommaster2
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Bump steer question
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Bump steer question

I have done the granada disc brake swap on my 65 Falcon with six cylinder suspension. I do have a little bump steer but its totally manageable. My main question is whether or not doing the shelby drop will make my bump steer worse or not cause I wanna lower my car a bit more and was planning on doin...
by rommaster2
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Better Gas Mileage
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Better Gas Mileage

Now if you upgraded to an overdrive tranny you will see huge improvements :), My T5, mostly stock (2 barrel, MSD ignition with DS2) 200ci gets 25mpg highway, which honestly shocked the heck out of me but hey it works for me :) Things you can check would be to make sure its in tip top shape as far as...
by rommaster2
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 3 on the tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: 3 on the tree

Well first of all yeah 2nd gear is pretty much useless as far as down shifting goes, you basically have to be going like 10 mph to downshift if your running stock rear end and 13" rims. When downshifting to first try sliding it into second first (no need to release the clutch) then down into fi...
by rommaster2
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: uh oh
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: uh oh

If it was cracked at the shop they should be paying for it not you. At the very least compensation for the stock head should be made Apart from that realistically unless you do the machine work yourself you will be most of the way to an aluminum head if you mod a log head, or purchase an aussie head...
by rommaster2
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Monte Carlo bar
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Monte Carlo bar

wow these guys are in brentwood, shoot my dad lives there i could go there in person :), perhaps I will check it out sometime on a day off.
by rommaster2
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Monte Carlo bar
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Monte Carlo bar

So i was wondering where you guys running square body falcons are getting your monte carlo bars. I'm under the impression that the mustang one will not work as it is slightly wider for the engine bay of a stang. Basically i'm looking to get one so i can install it before i start doing intercooler pi...
by rommaster2
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: New Look/Rims for Sandy
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: New Look/Rims for Sandy

kind of, basically the wider tire means more rolling resistance on the front and more weight to move on the back. Along that same route, the lower profile will give a rougher ride, 45s you will feel every single bump in that rode on your car unless your springs are really soft. Basically if your jus...
by rommaster2
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Check it out! 560hp inline ford.
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: Check it out! 560hp inline ford.

Imagine the times he could run if the damn thing had a better valve train so he could run a reasonable rear gear :p, i'm surprised it redlines that low, I would have thought with proper balancing he would be able to get more out of it rpm wise.

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