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by garyt120r
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

I saw the thread on classicbroncos.com and it really got my head spinning about throwing in a ZF. Right now I'm concentrating on my fiberglass tub though.
by garyt120r
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

There was a guy on http://www.classicbroncos.com who put a big block ZF in his bronco with a 400. So the transmission fits fine. Just need an adapter plate and a clutch disc made to accept the 1-1/8" pilot. Not a big deal for most shops. I'm seriously debating this myself someday as I have 3 sp...
by garyt120r
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

I don't think you can use a ZF without the master/slave cylinders. Why would you want to eliminate the hydraulic clutch? It's so smooth and better pedal feel than linkage or cable. Plus with the Big Block ZF the actuator is external.
by garyt120r
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

A big block or diesel ZF will fit the small six with an adapter plate. Just the clutch plate will need to be custom made to fit the 1-1/8" pilot of the tranny. I have all the autocad drawings and if you don't have the means, an machine shop could easily drill the plate for you. The big block ha...
by garyt120r
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 build
Replies: 274
Views: 20951

Re: 250 build

There was a writeup on here from someone who got a double row chain to fit. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think it was Does10s. Was some machining that had to be done, but it would be worth it.
by garyt120r
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Cad File
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Bellhousing Cad File

Well I did a quick overlay of the 385 series, sbf and small six bellhousings. The small six to a SBF or to a 385 series bellhousing looks relatively easy. The 385 to a SBF, not so much. But this is a Ford six forum right?:) So here's a question: Does the small six need the block spacer for the start...
by garyt120r
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: better then stock harmonic balancer
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: better then stock harmonic balancer

Who/Where did Classic Inlines get their balancers from?
by garyt120r
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Cad File
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Bellhousing Cad File

Thanks for all the info everyone. I will do my best to find time in the next week or two to draw up the 3 bellhousing patterns and to overlap them for adapter purposes. I'll post them as .jpgs and cad files when I finish.
by garyt120r
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Cad File
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Bellhousing Cad File

I'd like the same for the 250. Machining an adapter here will save on an Advance A. purchase ($800 I don't have). I need one for 2, 3 places (@ bell, transfer case) to swap in a new transmission. Know of any site having these I can download and blow up to make a template? Thanks, Doesn't the 250 ha...
by garyt120r
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Cad File
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Bellhousing Cad File

CoupeBoy might have something that might help. Which year 200 block? This is for an adapter, but I think I can get a basic dimensioned/scaled/usable cad drawing... BELLHOUSING-TEST-4-WITHFLYWHEEL.png - Perry That's what I need. I'm going to overlay my 460 bellhousing on my 200 bellhousing to make a...
by garyt120r
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Cad File
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Bellhousing Cad File

Does anyone have a cad drawing of the 200 bellhousing? I'm going to make one soon of my own measurements and would love a comparison. Even pictures of measurements would help.
by garyt120r
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

All I can tell you is it worked. I know the guy who took it out and it was because the whole truck rusted apart around it. I was going to install it as-is, just not bothering anymore. Going to keep my 3-on-the-tree for now.
by garyt120r
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

There's a 351W, 351M and if that's not confusing enough, there's a 351C. The 351C being an oddball as it came in a few bellhousing patterns. Someday I'll get kean enough and draw up both the 200 and big block bellhousing patterns on autocad and overlap them. It'll be easy to see how an adapter plate...
by garyt120r
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

The 250, 300, 302 and 351 have the same Bell pattern. The 351M and 400M share the 370, 429 and 460 bell patterns. The reason the 200 would be doable with a big block bellhousing is because it's so physically small. The 200 would mount on the inside of the big block bell pattern. The clutch plate wou...
by garyt120r
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

I have an NV3550 for sale near the USA border (Niagara Falls/Buffalo) for $500CAD. That's $385 USD. Give me what I'm asking and I'll bring it across the border and meet you.:) Can't beat that deal.:)
by garyt120r
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: POR15
Replies: 10
Views: 2428

Re: POR15

I'm not a fan of it myself. I prepared the frame as per their instructions. It lasted a year. I sandblasted my axle and some other parts, treated as per instructions and it lasted 2 years. After 2 years I had less than 1000kms too. I was located in Newfoundland, but I know I had better success with ...
by garyt120r
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: removing 200 camshaft
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: removing 200 camshaft

You need to rotate the crank a bit. The cam can get caught on the crank throws.
by garyt120r
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Grooves in head?
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Grooves in head?

I cut the grroves into my Harley cylinder heads. I run a measured/calculated 11.29:1 on 91 octane pump gas. It has a slight ping on acceleration, but I have my timing too far advanced. I did all the writeup on http://www.mpgresearch.com. No idea if that page is still out there or not. Anyway, many p...
by garyt120r
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cracked head salvageable????
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Cracked head salvageable????

So I was all happy with my E0 log head. Pretty much got the 2bbl conversion complete when I see 2 small cracks. Can anyone tell me if this is still useable or I'm screwed. My gut tells me get a new head.:( The first pic it's easy to see, the second you have to look for the small rust colored place o...
by garyt120r
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Sealing -AN plumbing???
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: Sealing -AN plumbing???

AN fittings are routinely used in 3000psi aircraft hydraulic systems. No thread sealant used. You'll b fine with a 45psi auto system.:)
by garyt120r
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1980 Head Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: 1980 Head Mods

I'm using a carb temporarily. i have been thinking about the fuel being 'blown' to the outboard cylinders... at 45psi i wonder how that will be any different than a TBI setup. I guess the only way to mow is to try it and see. if I'm not happy I'll rip the head off again next winter and try something...
by garyt120r
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1980 Head Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: 1980 Head Mods

Well here's the thing, I need a carb and distributor for break-in. I have an AEM EMS for this engine. So I'll drop in a cam sync sensor next and tune a coil near plug setup from a GM LS engine. Once my ignition is tuned correctly, off comes the carb and I adapt a throttle body on to it. Then more tu...
by garyt120r
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1980 Head Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

1980 Head Mods

http://i60.tinypic.com/a3fnkh.jpg http://i60.tinypic.com/rjqmqf.jpg http://i59.tinypic.com/2bwnsw.jpg So I'm doing 2 mods to my head on the 200. The 2bbl adapter from Classic Inlines is a great addition. The second is the addition of injector bungs. Due to the location of the 2bbl carb adapter, inj...
by garyt120r
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mods to a 1980 head
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Mods to a 1980 head

This engine is going on my 1966 Bronco. The deck was zeroed and the E0 head is 62cc, so I'll need to shave a bit to make 8.5-9:1. I have an Eaton M90 on the shelf... Sooo that will be my project after it's all running. Don't want to go too high with the compression. The valve backcut and 3 angle job...
by garyt120r
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Mods to a 1980 head
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Mods to a 1980 head

I just pulled apart my 1980 head (E0..). It's got the big valves in it and best of all, everything is new. I'm doing the 2V conversion as I have the CI adapter. Any suggestions as to what other mods I can do to this head before I bolt it on?
by garyt120r
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts

Actually the ARP bolts only come with hardened flat washers. That's why I was confused. I did some research though and I'm gonna put arp lube under the head and loctite the threads. Torque em up and call it a day.
by garyt120r
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts

Hello all, I just picked up some ARP pressure plate bolts and was wondering on the procedure for install. Do you use ARP lub, Loctite or dry threads when installing? The instructions on ARP's site just gives the torque values.
by garyt120r
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My very, very DIY tripower intake mod.
Replies: 42
Views: 10572

Re: My very, very DIY tripower intake mod.

FYI: If you want to seal an intake, look into a sealer called PRC. We use it on aircraft and there's nothing like it. I'd almost use it on a boosted intake... Within reason. It's amazing stuff.
by garyt120r
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Super Charged 200
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Super Charged 200

Yes, but E85 doesn't work the same way as gasonline. You can crank the boost and compression waaayyyy higher without detonation worries. Now that's all out the window if you think there may be times you run gasoline.
by garyt120r
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Super Charged 200
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Super Charged 200

You know you will have better detonation resistance if you set the quench height than if you go with a thick head gasket... Even with a slightly higher compression. 9:1 with e85 and a supercharger is kind of leaving a lot on the table. You can easily go 11:1 or higher with the E85 and a blower. Some...
by garyt120r
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Some stupid questions about modifying EEC-4
Replies: 9
Views: 3848

Re: Some stupid questions about modifying EEC-4

With a Tweecer you can properly change the firing order and pretty much any programmable part of the EEC-IV. You could use a SEFI 3.8L EEC and make it work on a 300 no problem. But for what you'll pay for that, it's much easier to pick up an AEM off Ebay. Easier to tune and a great system with many ...
by garyt120r
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sealed Power Pistons
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Sealed Power Pistons

Does anyone know the dish volume in cc's of the Sealed power cast pistons? Would save me the trouble of measuring it with a flatplate.
by garyt120r
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Header
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Header

Has anyone installed a Classic Inlines header into their Early Bronco? It says some modification may be necessary... I've heard some stories of the Clifford needing clearancing with a BFH... I'd love to know anyone's experience installing the CI into their rig as it looks awesome.:)
by garyt120r
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: DNAmotoring stainless header
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: DNAmotoring stainless header

Oh trust me, I'd buy the Classic Inlines header in a heartbeat if I thought it would fit my Bronco. Just there is a lot of issues with any header fitting it.
by garyt120r
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: DNAmotoring stainless header
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

DNAmotoring stainless header

Has anyone used the DNAmotoring header?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151397014363?ss ... 1423.l2649

I am debating it for my Bronco. Seems no one makes a stainless header for it.
by garyt120r
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Engine Stand

I'm not worried about the stand. I'm worried about 4 little bolts and thin bellhousing ears. I keep visualizing it falling off the stand.
by garyt120r
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Engine Stand

Hey guys, I was just wondering is it safe to put the 200 on a conventional engine stand to rebuild it? Seems like a lot of moment weight to have on 4 3/8" bolts (Grade 8 of course).
by garyt120r
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 9424

Re: Dropping a 250 into a Bronco

That header looks really good. Do you think that you will have issues with fram clearance? If not I'll pull the trigger and buy one myself.
by garyt120r
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

The 300 and the 200 are totally different engines.
by garyt120r
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

No? Care to elaborate why?
by garyt120r
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: 200 with a Big Block ZF???

Thanks for the comments. 250s are almost unheard of where i am in Canada. Even 200s are rare but they can be found. I didn't even think of a flywheel swap... that would be easier than getting a custom clutch disc made. Then again it may mess with my starter. Hmmm. Something to look into. If a 10&quo...
by garyt120r
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 200 with a Big Block ZF???
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

200 with a Big Block ZF???

So the other day I laid the 460 block plate on the floor. I laid the 200 block plate on top of it. Looks like a 200 can be easily adapted to the 460 big block ZF transmission. The Bronco needs a 2" body lift and the clutch disc would need a 1.250" x 10 spline pilot. Might need to be custom...
by garyt120r
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

Put in a 2" body lift. Then make an adapter plate for the Big block ZF to the 200. Find a conversion clutch disk. I measured it all up an it will work, just no idea where to get the clutch disk.
by garyt120r
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Nv3550
Replies: 27
Views: 2961

Re: Nv3550

Money.:) The full kit is over $2000. The adapters add up to almost $900 if you have a tranny. Here's a writeup. Seems pretty simple.

http://classicbroncos.com/tech/nv-3550-install
by garyt120r
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Deck Height
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: 200 Deck Height

I have a cylinder bore gauge. Measure 3.680" on a micrometer, then set zero on the gauge. Put it in the bore and take a few measurements. Built a few old engines, but never had one vary like this. I have no idea why the bore is smaller than advertised, but it is. I checked a few times. Went bac...
by garyt120r
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Deck Height
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: 200 Deck Height

I'm debating weather this is even worth salvaging... The bores measured front to back are 3.6785" (all 6). The bores side to side go from 3.6770 to 3.6790. So a smaller bore than advertised. Kind of strange because there is a ridge in the bore. I measured just below that and got a low of 3.684&...
by garyt120r
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Deck Height
Replies: 5
Views: 472

200 Deck Height

I just got finished checking my deck height on my 200. I cleaned the deck surface and the piston tops and this is what I came up with starting with #1:

0.012 0.017 0.010 0.018 0.014 0.018

Should I just deck to the lowest or is there a set height that is preferred?
by garyt120r
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: ZF swap
Replies: 6
Views: 806

ZF swap

Is there any way possible to mount a 200 to a ZF 5-speed? I'd love to put one in my Bronco.
by garyt120r
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Frame off restomod 1966
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: Frame off restomod 1966

My EB has a 200. I'll keep it till it blows, then decide either merc 470 or a big block.
by garyt120r
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 1163HP !!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

1163HP !!!!!

Not sure if this has been shared or not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2eWHNSaSZU