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by powerband
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump

... getting too far from fuel pump discussion SC is a centrifugal Vortech V2. A friend had a 'kit' on her Ford Lightning 5.0 Clone Pickup. Eventually with too much fun ( BOOST ) the 5.0 gave up the pistons, etc ... I wound up with the SC and she put a 351 NA in the PU. SC's like the Vortechs' or com...
by powerband
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump

Sounds likes the beginnings of your forced induction project. I'd recommend reading the 'bible' of forced induction, the Hugh Macinnes book: TURBOCHARGERS https://books.google.com/books/about/Turbochargers.html?id=pewyJ3_F4XMC I am going to go for belt driven instead only thing is how will i mount i...
by powerband
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: 67 Mustang - Need info on an electric fuel pump

Another forced induction fan,,, Getting a single ended non-return pump to work with varying pressure requirements may be more difficult then anticipated. Boost when using blow thru either FI or Carb needs the fuel pressure to follow or reference the boost levels. Also for safety any electric pump ne...
by powerband
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member with a 1962 Mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: New member with a 1962 Mercury

... first year for the Mercury Comet, early styling still lookin' good with the signature Comet Fins . Glad to add another Comet owner in the discussions. have fun http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET%20-%20STAGE%20%20III%20%202013/th_100_3196_zps9831696f.jpg
by powerband
Wed May 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch pedal / Pressure plate issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Clutch pedal / Pressure plate issue?

a little strange but the over-center dash spring and 3 finger design is intentionally fairly light pedal feel. still have the return spring it is the original for the 62 so its weak, doesnt return the pedal fully back Early cars often have an adjustable top clutch rod at the Z-Bar from pedal, someti...
by powerband
Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Overdrive Transmissions
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Overdrive Transmissions

There is an aftermarket vendor who makes an adapter plate for the 2.77 bellhouse enabling the use of a Ford foxbody T5 Overdrive 5 speed. I'm not familiar with T86E but early BW 3+OD's typicallly were non-synchro first gear like the 2.77. The T5 conversion is not exactly bolt-in but can really trans...
by powerband
Mon May 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT

. . picked up a 3.8L v6 turbo setup over the weekend, but I couldn't remember who had actually done the install. If it is yours... 1. What did you do for timing control? If you peek inside a typical early 70's DSII Distributor , you may see numbers like 13R or 1/2 the maximum advance (Distrib turns ...
by powerband
Mon May 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Thoughts after 3.80 gear change.
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Thoughts after 3.80 gear change.

Anyone that sees this I do have a question about clutches. I’ve got the stock flywheel and am wondering what is the largest clutch I can put on it and should I try and go with a king cobra clutch if I can go that big with the 157 tooth flywheel? Or is a fairly stock clutch fine with the power that ...
by powerband
Mon May 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Tuning a blow through carb with boost
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: Tuning a blow through carb with boost

I'm new to Forced Induction and want to learn more, here's a few comments: Which Holley 2300 are you using 7448-350CFM or 4412 500CFM carb?. Do you use an AFR gauge?. My supercharged 250 blow-thru setup started with a 500 cfm 4412 and I could not get near a good AFR. The AFR was way too rich with th...
by powerband
Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Air cleaner

A Maverick 250 air cleaner like ne I modifed for 32/36 is the lowest clearance air cleaner AFAIK, one for dale on EBay - Not mine https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-FORD-MAVERICK-OEM-AIR-CLEANER-LOCK-BOLT/142798026610?hash=item213f6cf772:g:E0MAAOSw8XBZqg~y here's pic (pics might work) https://i.ebayimg.c...
by powerband
Wed May 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Air cleaner

Where can we get that "wire bail with screw top" ("wire 'basket' to air cleaner nut")?


The wire basket' uses the solid wire part of an old car antenna I "formed" to fit. Any stiff wire would work.

have fun
by powerband
Tue May 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Air cleaner

OK, "the blue" looks like the top one inch was cut off the oe Maverick 250/RBS 'base' (what filter will fit - is the rest a correct assumption?)? The seriously short Maverick 250 air cleaner had the base carb hole hammered flat and cut to the Weber (H/W 5200), otherwise it's stock 250 / R...
by powerband
Tue May 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Air cleaner

Here's a version of modified Maverick 250 RBS AC for ultra-low clearance: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/CARBS%20HEADERS%20EXHAUST%20INTAKE/th_FUELGUAGEINHAND.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/CARBS%20HEADERS%20EXHAUST%20INTAKE/AIRCLEANERINSTALLED.jpg http://img....
by powerband
Sun May 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to use mechanical gauge and idiot lights?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: How to use mechanical gauge and idiot lights?

The oil pressure gauge can be a simple T fitting on the block' oil pressure lite switch port but the Temp guage needs to be in the coolant flow. Using a T fitting on the temp port supposedly results in a 'dead 'leg' and will not read accurately. So you can use the mechanical aftermarket temp. sensor...
by powerband
Tue May 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock carb to Holley 94 swap
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Stock carb to Holley 94 swap

If you are familiar with the '94's , why don't you give one a try. Fairly small cfm 2 barrel carb with a tall profile. made to sit on a flathead typically @ 239CID. Probably varied CFM from many applications . Carb adapters and linkage adjustments usually are not too complicated. As a carburetor ent...
by powerband
Mon May 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

You can connect the 3.03 to the original column linkage. I used the Maverick 3.03 shifter ears which put my 61's shift rods in close to correct position. Maverick shift ear is big U-shaped and I used someaftermarket shifter parts I had. It did need the formed / clearanced tunnel in other pics. (If p...
by powerband
Mon May 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Tans and Clutch swap today
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: Tans and Clutch swap today

The Mustang 3.03 will haev the shifter bosses back further than practical for early cars. Cutting out crossmember and fabbing alternate is an option The common 'C4 conversion" mount can be used with the 3.03 toploader with a little help. There is also an OEM mount for the 3.03 with original fla...
by powerband
Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Shudder
Replies: 64
Views: 1748

Re: Clutch Shudder

from Modern DriveLine page: .... The mid 200’s, 1965-68, had dual pattern blocks. And the late 200 block castings, 1967-1979 only had the 9” set-up AFAIF The C8DE 200 and 170 castings were dual-drilled and used in Mustang and MAverick through early 70's. The OEM - 3 frz plug 170 from my '71 Maveric...
by powerband
Fri May 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Shudder
Replies: 64
Views: 1748

Re: Clutch Shudder

. It's simple to determine. The "dual drilled' 170/200's have the bellhouse block fastener 'holes' at top/rear of block deck right below the head at the head/block gasket line.. NON dual drilled for small bell only have bolt 'holes' @ 2" below the deck/head mating surface. Even with the en...
by powerband
Wed May 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to source rocker arms
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: Where to source rocker arms

Here's a source that may be able to help"

http://www.rockerarms.com/

haev fun
by powerband
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: 1967 Mustang I6 TURBO KIT

I don't believe there are any current 'kits' for small or big Ford six. Adapting a 'kit' from a similar engine is and option with reasonable additional fabrication. With modern fuel and ignition management options, the available power adders are only limited by your budget. have fun http://img.photo...
by powerband
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Can I use a furniture dolly
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Can I use a furniture dolly

A dolly with a few woods blocks under front and back works fine. If you want to roll it around, be careful , it is seriously top-heavy. A strap or similar restraint is helpful. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/PARTS%20AND%20EQUIPMENT/200%20COMET%20ENGINE/th_100_6182.jpg http://img.ph...
by powerband
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: CL NY-HV 170/ Bronco 3.03 C8DE
Replies: 0
Views: 128

CL NY-HV 170/ Bronco 3.03 C8DE

never saw one of these 3.03 variants before ...

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/pts ... 14786.html

haev fun
by powerband
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: M112
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: M112

Good to see another Forced Induction project. What is the preliminary plan?. I picked up an Eaton SC for a 'project' six but veered over to a centrifugal Vortech type when a friend blew up a Lightning' P/U. . Many of same challenges with the Roots type and the Ford six. I am interested to see your i...
by powerband
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a 250...
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Picked up a 250...

... lots of fancy emission hosing and fan, Alt on left side, maybe a late Granada or LTD?. Whats #'s by starter?.

haev fun
by powerband
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points or electronic ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Points or electronic ignition

some perspective:
The '71 Maverick 170 in my '63 Wagon has run flawlessly with original POINTS ignition for @ 15 years . As long as components are in good shape and tune, there is no reason to swap. When/IF it ever has problems I may consider swapping to DSII.

haev fun
by powerband
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: how many Mavericks here???
Replies: 161
Views: 73581

Re: how many Mavericks here???

'76 Comet GT and '74 Maverick were 'merged' to build my Supercharged 250 'Grabber' clone : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET%20GT/th_100_4759_zpsurfr2vtm.jpg . http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET%20GT/th_100_4402_zpsf5669c93.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albu...
by powerband
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)
Replies: 34
Views: 1213

Re: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)

Has anyone ever seen a US 7 main 170 ?


... and has anyone seen a 4 main 200 of any year?.

have fun
by powerband
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)
Replies: 34
Views: 1213

Re: 4 main crank vs 7 main crank (just curious)

Seems non-intuitive but I was at a sports car - track car garage recently and the main mechanic was explaining the physics behind additional friction losses with 3 more bearings and reason for four main sixes revving higher than seven main. I was there consulting on front suspension mods for a 65 Mu...
by powerband
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Figuring out pushrod length
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Figuring out pushrod length

Building the current 250, the pushrods were too long . 'Rocker Arms Unlimited' was my source for custom length. re-discussion: https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75267&p=579314&hilit=pushrod#p579314 re-post: For rocker arm related parts including a set of custom length pushrods for ...
by powerband
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Header Sizes

There is an advantage to using 2" to exit simply because 2" has more options for pipes and mufflers matching directly. The dual out Hookers go through two stock 170 Falcon mufflers on my '63 170 4 dr Wagon. two stock dual mufflers provide quiet cruise and a mellow sound with mild built mot...
by powerband
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Dagenham to T-5 swap
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Dagenham to T-5 swap

a larger bell made for a 3.03 tranny and the adapter plate for the block, then use the T5 adapter plate from modern driveline for the 289 ... the early 60 - 65 170/200's used a smaller bellhouse and bell bolt pattern. The Dagenham and 2.77 bolt up to a unique small clutch bellhouse for each.Later 1...
by powerband
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Dagenham to T-5 swap
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Dagenham to T-5 swap

Modern Driveline has adapters for some early small block six' bells but lists only later 66-Up Dagenham bell (?! ... did Ford offer the Dagenham still in 66?, Maybe listing is incorrect?) They do offer a conversion adapter for common 3spd 2.77 bellhouse. You could find one of those inexpensively. Th...
by powerband
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Girl on the Block
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: New Girl on the Block

now I am looking for the drivers side headlight buckets that the sealed beam units go into. I’m missing both pieces. So far I think that’s all I’m really missing. there are a few on Ebay currently but are NOS - brand new so they are pricey $ , A decent set of used buckets hopefully show up on EBay ...
by powerband
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Girl on the Block
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: New Girl on the Block

welcome! Great to hear of another early Comet on the forum. The drivetrain is basically the same for Falcons' and Comets' but the styling is more Jet-Age. Not too many for the early ones show up around here, where ya at?. have fun http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET%20-%20STAGE%20...
by powerband
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: template or actual: Lifting Eyes (OEM or duplicate)
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: template or actual: Lifting Eyes (OEM or duplicate)

Front lifing eye is simple enough-, bolting onto block or PS standoff casting. Automatics, rear lift eye is the bracket for the Carb/auto tranny kickdown fulcrum. the Rear Lift Eye on manual cars is a simple bent 'comma'. I usually cut off the kickdown lever to offer more room around carb. have fun ...
by powerband
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking to Build an I6 hotrod
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Looking to Build an I6 hotrod

captured this pic' somewhere , don't know about rest of car , looks like early wire front wheel; http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/PARTS%20AND%20EQUIPMENT/200hotrod_WEB.jpg Second choice would probably be to supercharge a small six. I my supercharged 250 Maverick ( hot rod? ) http://i...
by powerband
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber

About a month ago I bought (3) YF clones off ebay, stored for when I find time for my next project. I will likely use them on a 250, I've got one sitting on the shop floor. I was also looking at these the other day wondering if they would work. maXpeedingrods 44 IDF Carb Carburetor With Air Horn fo...
by powerband
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Triple Carb VS direct mount weber

There is a real advantage in the three ports close to intake runners on the tri-power type setups to even fuel distribution. Especially with bigger carbs, the center vs end cyl's get a different fuel mix, I'd like to see an analysis of A/F ratios on different cylinders with big center-mount vs tri-c...
by powerband
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flamethrower Coil
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Flamethrower Coil

For us from in the points, condenser and oil filled coil era , what's makes it TFI coil? . Do you ever need a resistor with a Ford late model coil and GM HEI module for trigger?. Any advantage over standard ford 12V Dura-Spark II coil? PS: the term 'Condenser' dates from a time before 'Capacitor&quo...
by powerband
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in the tranny and bell housing
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Putting in the tranny and bell housing

A simple method to slide tranny easily into place is to get two bolts @4" long with same thread as tranny to Bellhouse bolts, cut heads off and finger-screw them into lower holes in bell for guides as you nurse tranny's input thru TO and splines into clutch plate.

haev fun
by powerband
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Highway prep for 170
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Highway prep for 170

With the typical 3.50:1 rear gears, you will really be spinning the 4 main bearing 170 . A slower pace will be more likely to ensure finishing your trip with the 170 still spinning. Without OD, I believe lower RPM range with speeds topping at @ 60-65 mph to be safest for the engine . Of course with ...
by powerband
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Putting in the tranny and bell housing
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Putting in the tranny and bell housing

The diaphragm type clutch requires the early TO bearing to fit the TO fork arm. With Bellhouse, TO Fork and TO bearing attached with engine slightly tipped down in rear, you can 'stab' tranny shaft through TO bearing fairly easily. Just keep fork in retracted position and it should not dislodge. Unt...
by powerband
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Spring 2018 car season has arrived!
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Spring 2018 car season has arrived!

Here's a scan of the flyer from my album available on this site( if it works) https://fordsix.com/img/_data/i/upload/2018/02/15/20180215160642-000deae4-sq.jpg ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by powerband
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Spring 2018 car season has arrived!
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Spring 2018 car season has arrived!

I guess Flyers go out to previous entrants and vendors. See if this link works, it should provide the info but basically it's Swap Fri-Sun., Any and all cars Saturday and Pre-93 judged show on Sunday. Sat. you park no-cllasses , Sunday it's divided into years, competition etc. there is a great toler...
by powerband
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 67 Father/Son project
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: 67 Father/Son project

In NY there is 'upstate' and there is UPstate . Here in the Mid-Hudson Valley , with an unheated barn I rotate the battery trickle chargers on the cars and equipment but don't like to start any in single digits and usually wait for temps reach above freezing for a few days . I do pull the plugs and ...
by powerband
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dual Weber 32/36
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Dual Weber 32/36

The dual 2bbl progressive 32/36 type setup sounds workable for the log manifold six. The versatile progressive 2 bbl 32/36 would likely tune easier than three progressive 1bbls. Weber JEts are accessible, running synchronous would have small primaries and 32/36 has built-in progressive secondaries!....
by powerband
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb question
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Carb question

I tried the Holley 350 cfm 2bbl and the 32/36 type Holley/Weber 5200 progressive carb through 1X2 adapters on my 170 six 63 wagon. The 170 is basically stock but has dual out headers and later D6xx head milled to 48cc chambers and uses a steel shim head gasket for a CR @ 9.5:1. Both carbs ran well o...
by powerband
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Identification - Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: Header Identification - Help Please

The pics are hard to figure with the fbgls wrap but they don't look like Hooker 6601's for 200 or 6602's for the 250. Hooker long tubes have the #2 & #3 cyl loop out and back for equal length. Also Hookers haev Hooker emblem on tube and are stamped with model number on flange between 1 and 2. ha...
by powerband
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Holley 1904 for 262
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Holley 1904 for 262

Thanks for adding to the info base on 1904 type carbs. The many variations are confounding at least. here's a few notes from a previous thread that may not be too helpful but you may empathize: I believe the 1904 with the SCV valve is the exception . the 1904 was used on many different vehicles from...

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