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by fordconvert
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: neutral safety switch
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: neutral safety switch

The switch would only effect the ability to crank. It should have noting to do with it staying running. To eliminate the ignition switch and stuff from the puzzle for a test run a wire direct from battery + to + of the coil. You will have to disconnect this wire to get it to shut off. Also be carefu...
by fordconvert
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Brake vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Power Brake vacuum

I ran mine off the transmission line. The end of the metal line reduced to the small transmission size, I cut that end off and put a plastic T there that splits off to the transmission, distributor, and booster. Has been running good for 3 years that way.
by fordconvert
Mon May 23, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oxygen sensor? air/fuel gage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: oxygen sensor? air/fuel gage?

Another way to think of a narrow band would be a blind man looking for an open manhole cover.
You know when you found it but you dont get any clues as to how close or far away you are.
by fordconvert
Wed May 18, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: msd blaster 2- do i need a ballast reistor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: msd blaster 2- do i need a ballast reistor?

The ballast resistor is used as a current limiting device in a conventional points system. When you install something like a MSD6 box the current limiting is done electronically so there is no need to do it with something like a resistor. It may not hurt anything in this case because as long as the ...
by fordconvert
Mon May 16, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: msd blaster 2- do i need a ballast reistor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: msd blaster 2- do i need a ballast reistor?

You dont need a resistor when using the msd box. It does not matter how you are triggering the box either way no resistor. The box does what the resistor did and much more. They are cool boxes. I have one. Not quite convinced I need one on all my engines but I do like it. Be sure to have the power o...
by fordconvert
Sun May 15, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Brake help
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Brake help

Sounds like you have manual brakes. They work but if you are used to power brakes... This is the booster MC set I used in my 66. http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy01.asp?T1=A28143+01&Category=Wheels+%26+Brakes&subCategory=Brake+Boosters+%26+Related&CatKey=EMUSTANG I had to modify th...
by fordconvert
Sun May 15, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oxygen sensor? air/fuel gage?
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: oxygen sensor? air/fuel gage?

Autometer seems to list several gauges and their website is not very good. Looks like you can get some that have the controller built in and some that dont. Which one did you get? If you paid around $250 you should have the controller and sensor, if you paid less than $100 you likely just have the g...
by fordconvert
Mon May 02, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: '95 E-150 on MS, overview
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

Re: '95 E-150 on MS, overview

Cool projects. Thanks for sharing.

I think most of that stuff is now available with the current offerings from MS, gotta admire you guys that were able to get all that out of the MS1's.
by fordconvert
Sun May 01, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: kick down bar
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: kick down bar

Lokar is about the most popular place to get aftermarket stuff like this.

http://www.lokar.com/product-pgs/thrott ... ables.html
by fordconvert
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Need pics of stock C4 linkages
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Need pics of stock C4 linkages

Mine is a cable from the trans to the arm hanging off the gas pedal rod. Sounds like that is not what you need.
by fordconvert
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: May Have to Sell the Car
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: May Have to Sell the Car

Bummer to hear about your situation. Glad to hear that you are still with us though and still have options to stay that way.

What are the basics on the car and how much were you thinking? Not that I need another car but you are not that far away and mine is a rust bucket.
by fordconvert
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running too cool . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: Running too cool . . .

Now that I think about it I dont think I have ever had an inline with an electric choke, all my electrics have been V's.

Perhaps thats an advantage to the V's is the choke is nested in the V with a little less airflow.
by fordconvert
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running too cool . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: Running too cool . . .

I missed that little tidbit about the ELECTRIC choke so most of my post does not apply to this issue. An electric choke should not really care much about ambient temps and airflow within reason which I would say would be anything above 0*F. If you have or can borrow one of those IR temp guns you can...
by fordconvert
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running too cool . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2294

Re: Running too cool . . .

Just what I see in your signature about your setup I am guessing its fairly likely you could be cooling the choke down at at steady cruise on a cool day. What are you using to get the heat off the headers? Tube wrapped around one or the little HELP! box? Make sure the line from the headers to the ca...
by fordconvert
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: what a MESS
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: what a MESS

Just finished swapping out the pump in mine. Turns out the leak was from the front shaft seal and it was flinging it on the fitting on the box that I thought was loose. Stupid rebuilt pumps, only 11 months and 4,000 old, at least they warrantied it for me. Too bad they dont cover labor. 'Book' said ...
by fordconvert
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: EFI AFR Maps and Cam changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: EFI AFR Maps and Cam changes

The AFR target table is one of the things I dont get about the newer self learning stuff. When I did my MS they had a auto tune option that worked alright but it would adjust to the target table that you needed to manually modify. That is where every car is likely different because slight engine mod...
by fordconvert
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: what a MESS
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: what a MESS

Looks like no serious damage. From what I can tell a fitting came loose. It feels a little jerky but hopefully its just a little air that needs to work itself out vs. pump damage. Glad I bought another gallon of fluid last week when I was replacing a hose on the diesel.
by fordconvert
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: what a MESS
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: what a MESS

I have seen hydraulic hoses leak. They just get wet and weepy usually at the crimped ends. Usually your first clue is the dampness seems to collect dirt. I think its fluid escaping from somewhere and making its way through the layers. One time I had a mole or gopher problem behind my garage so I got...
by fordconvert
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: what a MESS
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: what a MESS

I have not yet got the wrong threads on what otherwise looked to be the right hose. On one I replaced yesterday the original appeared to have 18mm nuts and as usual to get clear access would require practically removing the engine from the car so it took a while to find the right combination of unus...
by fordconvert
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Article on DUI
Replies: 13
Views: 3038

Re: Article on DUI

It would have been much better if it turned out like many of us where "i got this car with a six in it and was planning on putting in a v8 but I started messing with the 6 and found out its a great little engine SO IM GOING TO KEEP IT'".
by fordconvert
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Article on DUI
Replies: 13
Views: 3038

Article on DUI

Found a link to this on DUI's site. http://www.stangtv.com/tech-stories/ignition-tech/upgrading-to-a-dui-distributor-on-our-65-mustang-6-cylinder/ No mention of CI and looks like they still ended up junking the 6. It would be nice to have the cash to buy a DUI rebuilt carb for an engine you were abo...
by fordconvert
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trying to pull engine but it's hung
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Trying to pull engine but it's hung

Normally when you remove the engine without an auto trans you first remove the bolts between the torque converter and the flexplate / flywheel. When you remove the bolts the converter will usually slide back far enough to almost clear the crank while its still attached. It will for sure then be clea...
by fordconvert
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Manual Choke setup
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Manual Choke setup

I cant remember do these choke stats have a loop or a hook on the coils that hooks to the lever in the housing? If its got the loop make sure its on the lever. If its just the hook make sure its on the correct side. Do you have the heater hose running against the housing?
by fordconvert
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: 300 EFI on 200
Replies: 9
Views: 5924

Re: 300 EFI on 200

Im fairly certain that even if you cut the log off a 200 that the 300 intake would not be that close of a physical fit. If you have the resources to cut a log off it would seem that you could also fit one with injectors so I see very little benefit to starting with a 300. There would be very little ...
by fordconvert
Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can I run electric fan only?
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Can I run electric fan only?

It appears that electric fans certainly can work, most factory cars have been this way since the 90's, the transverse ones since the 80's. What you need to ask yourself is how hot does it get where you figure you are usually going to be operating? Do you have AC or plan to add it? How much of your t...
by fordconvert
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: What do I do now?

The tach signal should be the same. Its connected to the same place in both systems which is the neg terminal of the coil.
by fordconvert
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: What do I do now?

You should be getting more than 12v with the engine running. Rig up a way to get you meter hooked up inside to the lighter or something so you can see what the voltage is doing when you are having issues.
by fordconvert
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: What do I do now?

The ground wire I am speaking about and that contact washer thing is all in the cap. If you have not had it apart I would expect that they did it correct at DUI but ya never know it may be worth a look. Sounds like you need a volt meter for both short and long term testing. The 'import' models are r...
by fordconvert
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What do I do now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: What do I do now?

You should not be anywhere near the limits of those relays with the DUI. I dont remember exactly what they draw, Im thinking in the 5 amp range. Is your coil / center contact assembled correctly? The contact goes in the cap first then the rubber washer then the coil. All that makes contact with the ...
by fordconvert
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: holley kit?
Replies: 19
Views: 6901

Re: holley kit?

When looking at downsizing a system you have 2 issues. First is the drivability. Usually the computer can handle keeping the AFR correctly but you end up with too much throttle response. I have a 2bbl on a 500" motor and I had that problem. I was able to solve it by modifying the throttle linka...
by fordconvert
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb question and starting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Carb question and starting issue

40 should be fine with the petronix, some people are running 50. 35 is the typical spec for a points system so I would not go any smaller than 35. The truck carb likely has less emissions related oddities and tune on it than the cougar one would have so I am thinking staying with the truck carb woul...
by fordconvert
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: will 14" wheel vintiques fit front disc?
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: will 14" wheel vintiques fit front disc?

If its a modern wheel it should be fine. It was just stuff that was designed in the drum era that has issues.
by fordconvert
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: General turbo theory questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: General turbo theory questions

On a typical EFI turbo gas engine is the throttle before or after the turbo? I am fairly certain that running the turbo hard all the time (at least on a gas engine) is about as inefficient as you can get plus I assume its hard on the whole system. I know of supercharged piston airplanes but are ther...
by fordconvert
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: General turbo theory questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

General turbo theory questions

Lots of questions I have never really found the answer to. Im pretty well sold on turbos for diesels and I can see the logic for gaining acceleration performance on a smaller lighter rig. It seems the ideal setup for a gas engine is to size the engine so that it can cruise without boost. This gives ...
by fordconvert
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Gas Guage
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Re: Gas Guage

I was thinking at some point your entire dash was going to be operated by a single network cable even if it has 'needles'. Im pretty sure my 05 dodge is that way. 1 out of 1000 times everything is all wacky and the gas gauge moves down with the throttle, everything else dings and blinks but the car ...
by fordconvert
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C-4 tranny leaks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: C-4 tranny leaks?

You mention pushing it out of the garage, this implies you are not running it. If you are not running it the level inside the transmission case may be higher than usual causing fluid to be at places its normally not and slightly higher pressure. Much of the fluid in an AT is in the torque converter....
by fordconvert
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: blue cap for Duraspark II?
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: blue cap for Duraspark II?

I believe the blue streak line from standard were the ones that were blue.

Did you check the classic inline store? Or Davis? I think the MSD ones are red.
by fordconvert
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Wicked little Fairmont with Electrical Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Wicked little Fairmont with Electrical Problems

Do all the lamps light for running mode? Are all 6 lamps supposed to be combo running/ brake turn lamps? Or are perhaps 2 just running lamps? I dont remember those cars but I also dont remember seeing any cars where the whole thing would flash. Most designs just some of the lights have the dual lamp...
by fordconvert
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: New To MS, Learning basics
Replies: 45
Views: 11598

Re: New To MS, Learning basics

If you are planning to eventually do a boosted system and perhaps other constant changes that is where MS really shines because its pretty much infinitely configurable.
by fordconvert
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: New To MS, Learning basics
Replies: 45
Views: 11598

Re: New To MS, Learning basics

I have heard some very good things about FAST EFI and if I get around to another project am going to consider them. http://www.fuelairspark.com/ But of course like most of the rest of them they cater to the 350 and up. May be worth a call to see if they are thinking about anything for smaller engine...
by fordconvert
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: New To MS, Learning basics
Replies: 45
Views: 11598

Re: New To MS, Learning basics

The typical low pressure low impedance TBI injectors have severe limitations as far as how little you can get them to squirt so I doubt you would be able to get a 200 to idle with the 2 85lbhr injectors that would typically come with the 670 throttle body. Apparently there are fairly new high pressu...
by fordconvert
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Compression Numbers

Those numbers would not bother me unless I had just spent a ton of money on a rebuild.
by fordconvert
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust patch connector source
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: exhaust patch connector source

If a parts store does not stock it they should be able to order it. Every store carries some line of exhaust parts and every line seems to have that flex stuff. Every parts store I have ever been in has always had the flex stuff, sometimes not the size I need or enough to build a whole system but th...
by fordconvert
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Thoughts on Throttle bodies and computer comp.
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Thoughts on Throttle bodies and computer comp.

I figure if MAP is basically reading ambient at WOT then the TB, inlet, filter system is not restricting things.
by fordconvert
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: painless wire harness no pink wire
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: painless wire harness no pink wire

You should be able to get a resistor at just about any parts store. Just ask for a ballast resistor or ignition coil resistor for a 1970 Chrysler. Model and engine does not matter. The same resistor fits multiple makes and models but for some reason its easier to look it up for Chrysler. GM and Ford...
by fordconvert
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front brakes lock up
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Front brakes lock up

Are you sure the rears are adjusted?
by fordconvert
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: passing emissions?
Replies: 67
Views: 7225

Re: passing emissions?

If you could find a mechanic that knows what he is doing on this old stuff when it comes to emissions I think at this stage it would be well worth paying to have him make it pass. Trick is finding someone. Im sure plenty of people would say they can do it. You would think in areas where there are cl...
by fordconvert
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Attempting Bolt On Chevy TBI
Replies: 17
Views: 5928

Re: Attempting Bolt On Chevy TBI

Slow progress is still progress. I have a few projects that have not even seen 45 minutes of wort this year. Keep us posted.
by fordconvert
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Shorted Wire to Gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Shorted Wire to Gauges

Yes I agree that his IVR is most likely fried. The only other thing would be if all the sensor wires shorted to ground at the exact time, only way that could happen is maybe a grommet in the firewall but that would not explain that melted wire. I would be looking at the wires between the IVR and the...

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