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by cobraguy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1964 falcon with a 250 swap
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: 1964 falcon with a 250 swap

First welcome to Fordsix. I put a 250/C4 in my 62 and it's a squeeze but doable. Yes you need a pusher fan in front of the radiator. I had to flip my center link not sure if that's necessary on the 64. There is a lengthy build thread (66 pages) on the Comet Central forum http://cometcentral.com/foru...
by cobraguy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Mustang II isntall

Update: I have the boxing plates made and the driver side is boxed. I'm doing this install at an adult ed night course so I only get to work on it Monday and Wednesday nights 6-9. The school has all the fun toys so the trade off is worth it. I also can easily figure how many hours went into the swap...
by cobraguy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Scarebird disc brake conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Scarebird disc brake conversion

It's a 4 lug.

Revherbel PM sent
by cobraguy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Mustang II isntall

I'd love a couple pictures of that oil pan.
by cobraguy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Overdrive Transmissions
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Overdrive Transmissions

That T86E can be a big PITA. when the input shaft bearing gets a little worn it will kick out of 1st gear just before your grabbing for second. This banging gears at high RPM results in broken teeth on first gear and the counter shaft.
by cobraguy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Mustang II isntall

Thanks X I'll look up that build thread. Is the Aussie 250 bottom end any different, oil pump location looks to be my challenge. I don't have my pan off yet but the engine is still in place and my frame rails are naked getting prepped for boxing plates. From looking at it the oil pump and R&P mi...
by cobraguy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Misc Parts
Topic: Scarebird Disc Brake Conversion/ San Diego
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Scarebird Disc Brake Conversion/ San Diego

I went to a Mustang II front end in my 62 Falcon. I have a complete Scarebird setup with fairly low miles on it. You can have any or all the front suspension pieces coming off except the srings which were cut to simplify removal. I also am offering up the Geo master/booster. Local pickup in El Cajon...
by cobraguy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Scarebird disc brake conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Scarebird disc brake conversion

I am selling my complete Scarebird disc brake setup. Going to a Mustang II front clip in my 62 Falcon. Selling any or all of the stock/rebuilt front suspension, Scarebird set up, Geo master/booster, willwood adjustable proportioning valve. I'm located in El Cajon CA just east of San Diego. Prefer lo...
by cobraguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1962 with a 351c cobra jet...
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: 1962 with a 351c cobra jet...

If its a true 351 CJ Torino Id hope the body was trash or wrecked or something. It'd be a crying shame to waste one nice classic to ruin another. Just my $.02.The Cleavland would be a real tight fit and forget about changing spark plugs once it's in unless you do a Mustang II front end and get rid o...
by cobraguy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Mustang II isntall

Thanks for the info and pics. I've done a Volare swap into f-100 so nothing really new here. Same types of challenges. I tore down and cleaned the M2 stuff and found a couple issues. I'll be buying tubular upper arms because one of mine is cracked and the bushings were welded in. I guess the previou...
by cobraguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Mustang II isntall

I got a deal on a complete 75 Mustang II front end. Donor was a V8 a/c car. I grabbed the master cylinder and proportioning valve with it. So now I have a couple questions right off the bat. Strut rod mounts. Sway Bar links using Falcon bar. Spring rate-springs have been cut so I'll be getting new o...
by cobraguy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1962 Ford Falcon Trim
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: 1962 Ford Falcon Trim

I have all the trim from my 62 deluxe 2dr except the left quarter which was not savable. I'm in San Diego. PM me
by cobraguy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust donut burnout
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Exhaust donut burnout

I had problems keeping my exhaust pipe from loosening up at the manifold. I finally took it to an exhaust shop and they made a support bracket and bolted it to the block and used a muffler clamp on the pipe about 6" down from the manifold flange. Haven't had a problem since.
by cobraguy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: falcon front bumper?
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: falcon front bumper?

I think it will bolt on, you may have to remove the stone guard. Don't know if it will look good.
by cobraguy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 62 rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: 62 rescue

Try it this way

http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/richa ... sort=3&o=5

If that don't get a picture then I give up. Come out to Cali and look at it in person
by cobraguy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 62 rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: 62 rescue

Maybe this time it'll work
[image]http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/richandshele/media/IMG_20170503_191531405_HDR_zpsat3767cd.jpg.html [/image]
by cobraguy
Thu May 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 62 rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: 62 rescue

[facebookpost]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211436750928945&set=a.4832210037623.177208.1067803439&type=3&theater [/facebookpost]

Let's try that again
by cobraguy
Thu May 04, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 62 rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: 62 rescue

[facebookposthttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211436750928945&set=a.4832210037623.177208.1067803439&type=3&theater][/facebookpost]

I finally got it painted. If I did this right you all should see a pic I put on FB from its public debut at our local Cruise Night last night.
by cobraguy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 1962 falcon / ranchero - rear suspension options
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: 1962 falcon / ranchero - rear suspension options

You can't do a shackle flip on the Ranchero. You can put in longer shackles, re arch the springs, air shocks. Raising the rear more than an inch or two will affect the handling negatively. If your tires are rubbing the fender lip you can- change wheel offset, narrower tires, roll the fender lip, ins...
by cobraguy
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engines out, what would you do??
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: Engines out, what would you do??

Doing the 3 items you mention in your last post will pretty much use up your $300 budget. You say the 170 has electronic Ignition. I assume pertronix. An 80s 200 will work better with the DS II setup. You say its a 61 ? wagon, again assuming Falcon, with a fordomatic. Is it a running driving car. If...
by cobraguy
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando area
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando

I should really read to the end before replying. Not sure on an asking price at the moment cause its 1/2 done.
by cobraguy
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando area
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando

Its in primer right now and I'm pecking away at making the body as perfect as I'm able. Car was built in San Jose Ca sold in Hollywood. Still have the original plates and frames. PM me an email address and I'll send some pics.
by cobraguy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando area
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: WTB:Daily driver 200 C4 Falcon, Comet, Maverick-Orlando

Don when I'm done painting my 62 Falcon, I'm considering selling it and getting another project. 62 2dr, 250/c4, 8", aluminum rad, electric fan, scarebirds, geo power brakes. Daily driver. I would not hesitate to drive it from San Diego to Orlando.
by cobraguy
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Scarebird discs/Geo master/soft pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Scarebird discs/Geo master/soft pedal

I ended up using the 10lb RPVs on the fronts and an adjustable proportioning valve on the rears. I was still having a weird problem though. When coming out of a sharp turn or U turn the pedal would go to the floor :shock: scary. I had put the brackets on the wrong sides. They will go on backwards, c...
by cobraguy
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Scarebird discs/Geo master/soft pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Scarebird discs/Geo master/soft pedal

I am running a Geo Master Cyl/Booster. I just installed a Scarebird set up. After lots of brake bleeding I still have almost no pedal. I had trouble before when bleeding the drums. Ended up power bleeding them. Looks like I'll have to repeat the power bleed. Anybody else running a Geo master and Sca...
by cobraguy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions please)
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions pleas

Coupe just a heads up I did the same thing on my 63 Ranchero. Concerning the tower cap/ shock mount. I ended up having to cut some small pipe to make spacers between the tower cap and the shock tee top, about 1". Without the spacers the shock would bottom out before the suspension.
by cobraguy
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Cougar suspension in a 62 falcon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Cougar suspension in a 62 falcon?

Thanks Bubba. A buddy is swapping the rotten tub on his 68 Cougar GT and said the donor, 67 drum, suspension was mine if I want it.
by cobraguy
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Cougar suspension in a 62 falcon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Cougar suspension in a 62 falcon?

I have line on a front end out of a 67 Cougar 5 lug disc. Can I make it work in a 62 Falcon or are there major differences. I'm thinking it won't from the searches I've run. I think the UCA shaft is longer and won't fit in the tower. I'm not afraid of doing some work to fit it, just don't want to en...
by cobraguy
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How do you guys with the 250 like the 274 cam?
Replies: 21
Views: 1957

Re: How do you guys with the 250 like the 274 cam?

Can't comment on the cam, but I can say I'm very happy with the other work I did on my 250. See the thread, 250 "Freshen up" for all the details.
by cobraguy
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Need a pair of 4X4.5 14s
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Need a pair of 4X4.5 14s

I'm looking to upsize my front wheels to 14". Looking for 2 stock 14" 4 on 4.5 in SoCal. Anybody got a pair laying around. I have a pair of aluminum slotted mags I'd trade 14X6 4 on 4.5.
by cobraguy
Fri May 15, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 w/Aluminum - Troubleshooting help - running roughly,rich
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: 250 w/Aluminum - Troubleshooting help - running roughly,

Ignition miss will cause a rich exhaust. Fire it up and feel header tubes the cooler ones will indicate the missing cylinder(s)
by cobraguy
Tue May 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Removing oil pan on 3rd generation ('68) Falcon
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Removing oil pan on 3rd generation ('68) Falcon

Yes check any bearing you can get at, at least 1 rod and 1 main. If they are worn (copper showing) you can replace them in the car. They are not expensive. Yes prime through the dist hole.
by cobraguy
Mon May 04, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Removing oil pan on 3rd generation ('68) Falcon
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Removing oil pan on 3rd generation ('68) Falcon

If you have to remove the pump to clear the pan do your self a favor and remove the distributor and pump shaft too. Check the bearings while the pan is off. If you see copper they're done. low oil pressure indicates worn bearings more often than a bad oil pump. When the new pump is in and the pan on...
by cobraguy
Mon May 04, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: annoying miss at idle, ideas appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: annoying miss at idle, ideas appreciated

Do a compression check on the engine. All the tuning in the world won't overcome a low compression miss. To know what year the block is look at the casting number on the block in front of the starter. First 2 letter # is year code C= 60s 9=year so C3=63 C9=69 D2=72.
by cobraguy
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Greenhorn Builder Looking For Some Direction from the Sages
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: Greenhorn Builder Looking For Some Direction from the Sa

MM73 I just completed such a build. See 250 Freshen Up. I had burnt a piston in the 250 in my 62 Falcon. I purchased a 250 out of a wrecked 73 stang and rebuilt it. I'm very happy with the result. My goal was a daily driver that will live on 87 octane and still do a burnout. My budget was around $10...
by cobraguy
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Vacuum for PVC valve and Master Power Booster Brake options
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Vacuum for PVC valve and Master Power Booster Brake opti

Run the PCV to the carb adapter if you can then the brake booster to the port in the manifold. If that isn't feesable a tee at the manifold port will work. Vacuum may drop below 18hg during WOT but then you won't need the brake boost at that point anyway.
by cobraguy
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: torque converter ballooning?
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: torque converter ballooning?

Gotta check that end play. It takes alot of HP to baloon a converter. I have only encountered it once. It was a warmed up 454 on a stock 700r4 in a 1ton daully crew cab. The converter balooned wiping out the tranny thrust bearings and the pump. The tranny let go about 150 miles after the engine inst...
by cobraguy
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Free Stuff

PM Replied come get it.
by cobraguy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Free Stuff

I can't sit on my old motor so anybody needs wants any or all of it let me know. I put up an add in the market place small six.
by cobraguy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: It's Alive
Replies: 3
Views: 745

It's Alive

Got the rebuild done, installed the engine and did the initial start up and cam break in. I have a lifter clattering that I'll go back in and adjust. Now that the cam break in is done, do I change the oil filter only, then take it for a couple hundred mile ring seating ride, then a full oil change?
by cobraguy
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Little freeze plug
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Little freeze plug

Thanks. I was thinking that. I took it off the engine stand and installed most of the other pieces. Filled the oil and installed a temporary oil pressure gauge. Spun the oil pump with a drill and got 45 psi and no leaks. The engine is now sitting on the mounts with a couple bellhousing bolts tight. ...
by cobraguy
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Little freeze plug
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Little freeze plug

I ended up with an extra 3/8ish freeze plug. I have no idea were it would go on the 250 block. Could it be an oil galley plug for an earlier application? Don't want to put the motor in to find out it goes somewhere important. I do have the threaded plugs installed in the oil galley that goes through...
by cobraguy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Gaskets!
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Need Gaskets!

You could get gasket material and tap one out if the manifold is off already.
by cobraguy
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 "Freshen Up"
Replies: 43
Views: 13412

Re: 250 "Freshen Up"

Got the block back yesterday. They forgot to deck it :x Its going back today. I did drop the crank and one piston in it to remaesure and comfirm a .060" shave. They installed the cam bearings is that going to be a problem for the decking or just mean extra cleaning when i get it back?
by cobraguy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: **ATTENTION CLASSIC INLINES PATRONS**
Replies: 19
Views: 3650

Re: **ATTENTION CLASSIC INLINES PATRONS**

I was able to speak to Mike last week. I will say he is a man of faith and he appreciates anyones prayers as he goes through this.
Thanks Mike for all you do and continue to do when you can.
With prayers for your recovery, Rich Kelley AKA Cobraguy
by cobraguy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 "Freshen Up"
Replies: 43
Views: 13412

Re: 250 "Freshen Up"

Thanks for the pointers X but I am on a budget and this is a daily driver. I will get the block back today and start bottom end assembly :thumbup: . The head will be ready Thursday, it got a light skim, hard seats, and new guides. I'm into this build for a total of $1,030 not including new plugs, oi...
by cobraguy
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 "Freshen Up"
Replies: 43
Views: 13412

Re: 250 "Freshen Up"

Well I got all the pieces and the block and head are at the macine shop. The pistons new are Silvolites and are .020 shorter with a 6cc dish. I measured using a new wrist pin holding a new and old piston next to each other head down on the block and feeler gauged it. So the block is getting .060 sha...
by cobraguy
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Anyone /w 1st, 2nd-hnd experience /w Gear Vendors overdrive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Anyone /w 1st, 2nd-hnd experience /w Gear Vendors overdr

Gear Vendors is close to my house. They make an excellent OD system. You may run into tunnel clearence issues on the skinny 62 tunnel. The gear Vendor unit normally doesn't add length but you end up with a fat stubby tail section.

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