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by powerband
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Centrifugal Supercharger vs Turbocharger Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Centrifugal Supercharger vs Turbocharger Advice

high boost at low RPM could be a problem with a centrifugal without large drive pulley . I run a fairly stock 250 with a centrifugal Vortech V2 blowing thru a 2Bbl Holley. Recently had to swap to a smaller driven pulley on the SC to enable enough boost at lower RPM, now get @ 10 psi at 4500 rpm. Mos...
by powerband
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: New guy

Welcome, a '73 Comet is a fairly rare these days. Which small block six and tranny does your Comet have?. Often just getting the car to engine tuning and chassis performance close-to original is enough to convince to keep the six. The 70's Maverick-Comet line had the best OEM trannys, brakes, drivel...
by powerband
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 with carter 2 brl air cleaner?
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: 250 with carter 2 brl air cleaner?

The early 'roundbody cars' like '63 have hood clearance issues with a typical 250 installed to clear the center link/oil pan, most carbs should be able to use a modified low clearance type air cleaner. An excellent OEM choice for mild modification to fit low clearance is the Maverick six air cleaner...
by powerband
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

... simple install simple simple simple. just like Me.

I live by that mantra, it's the basis of my modification and fabrication projects ... . 8)

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by powerband
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pro charged 300
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Pro charged 300

Surely someone has at least started a supercharged 300 in the forums. I fabbed up a Vortech SC / Carbureted / Blow-Thru - small block six 250 (Maverick). If you search on member posts 'powerband', you will find many posts of my requests for help on the project concerning fuel , ignition, engine spec...
by powerband
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Spares - DSII Ignition System
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Spares - DSII Ignition System

switched to HEI MODULES. for the very reason of on road security. I use a DS I distributor with HEI trigger with ZERO problems, but for security I have a spare module on opposite side of the heat sync - as learned in the B.S's.: BE PREPARED ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET...
by powerband
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?

I u... isnt the point of the adjustable rockers that you dont have to be exact on push rod length cause the rocker will make up the difference?...: ...There are multiple posts of pushrod length issues with 250 builds , AFAIK , NO US 250's were equipped OEM with adjustable lifters. http://img.photob...
by powerband
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Pushrods - giving up on VI. Any other vendors?

try contacting this vendor:

http://www.rockerarms.com/

they sell hi-ratio rockers and made me a set of custom length pushrods. Nice guys on the phone too ...

have fun

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by powerband
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Engine vibration (torque bars)
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Engine vibration (torque bars)

A quick down and dirty way to do a strap for the engine is to use a piece of cable or chain. I like the simplicity of the wire cable idea ... Some motor mounts have interlocking plates allowing only limited movement on the bonded rubber halves before they catch. The '74 Maverick with supercharged 2...
by powerband
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Transmission ideas

I'm a big proponent of OVERDRIVE for the six cars. With the typically 60's low geared rear axles, the conversion to OD tranny allows early six cars to safely spin the motor at interstate speeds while keeping optimum acceleration available. Also a lot more fun ... There are T5 adapters and complete k...
by powerband
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: longevity: turbo builds as daily driver how durable is your build?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: longevity: turbo builds as daily driver how durable is your build?

Fairly stock inline 250 MAverick with Buick derived Draw-Thru' turbo setup lasted until @ 15-20 PSI of boost at which piston ring lands cracked off leading to sudden loss of power and cloud of oily mist across windshield ... Current Vortech supercharged ( from blown-up 5.0 )/ blow thru carb'd fairly...
by powerband
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Carb leaks fuel under boost
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Carb leaks fuel under boost

On the Holley 2300 2Bbl's I prep for forced induction use, I remove the linkage from the opposite side of carb and add an O-ring with a washer and spring pressure to keep it sealed. Not the most sophisticated solution but so far works fine with 5-8 lbs boost. Good idea to spot weld linkage to shaft ...
by powerband
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo a triple carb set up?
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Turbo a triple carb set up?

another $.02: In developing a Forced Induction setup for my small block six avocation, I worked on using the Offy Tri-Power - three individual port - log manifold modification to the purpose of adding a compressor. It used a plenum on top of the manifold enabling tuning a single carburetor instead o...
by powerband
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 221 Stroked 200 - Myth or Reality
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: 221 Stroked 200 - Myth or Reality

Simple answer for me is: U.S. small block six 250 IS basically a stroked 200 ... . ... same Heads, cam, bearings, pistons etc, the 200/250ci have same 3.68 inch cylinder bore. Stroke: The 200 has a 3.13 inch stroke , while the 250ci engine has a 3.91 inch stroke - simple performance mods for even mo...
by powerband
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Front main seal or oil pan seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Front main seal or oil pan seal?

...sounds like your front pan gasket is leaking, If it is the oil pan seal around the timing chain cover the pan needs to come off to re-seal rubber pan gasket . If front seal of balancer is leaking, you should not have to take off pan or cover. Also there is a repair sleeve that slips over balancer...
by powerband
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 9" clutch recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: 9" clutch recommendation

For daily Driver use, the later application (Granada, Fairmont etc) application diaphragm Disc and PP will work fine but early Bellhouses will require earlier THROW OUT BEARING because Faimont/Mustang etc used Cable clutch with different TO bg. ... here's an inexpensive option if you have a 170/200/...
by powerband
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 200 Becomes lean after about 5 seconds of WOT NEED HELP URGENT
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Turbo 200 Becomes lean after about 5 seconds of WOT NEED HELP URGENT

I pore over every forced induction post mining for hints on my own FI projects, here's a few thoughts and related pics on this post thread ' Wondern' if you are using vent tube extensions?. My 250 with Vortech SC (@5-8 PSI boost @3500rpm) and blo-thru 2300's was erratic at boost until I extended car...
by powerband
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New old guy from New York
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: New old guy from New York

Welcome to the forums. '64 Futura sounds like fun. If you work on old Tractors, you should be right at home with the Falcon six, tractor repair can be similar . http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/TRACTORS%20TRUCKS%20EQIPMENT/th_100_4310.jpg another new yorker;
by powerband
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Exhaust ideas?

Suitable location for the muffler(s) and hangers is a challenge on early roundbody's with the shallow subframe- underpan and offset fuel tank . I run true dual outs from longtube Hookers' exiting ahead of rear wheels for simplicity . Uses only generic 2" tubing , SS flex fittings, pre formed be...
by powerband
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo setup
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Turbo setup

Here's a a good start for home-figuring, building and adapting with Ford sixes included, also Pre-computer, carbureted, and Draw-Through turbo setups : https://www.amazon.com/Turbochargers-HP49-Books-Spark-Ignition-Applications/dp/0895861356/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0895861356&...
by powerband
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo Header Options
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Turbo Header Options

Fabricating your own exhaust probably is only way to locate turbo in a usable position in most vehicles without using a "J Pipe". Not aware of any aftemarket header solutions although nice turbo manifold for small ford six sold on here recently I believe. Closer turbo is to exhaust outlet ...
by powerband
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Electric Fan

Ok sweet, thanks man! Any recommendations on what and where to get the fuse block, relay, variable controller, and temp sensor? I bought the fan on E-Bay , the controller and relay from Summit. Available at most speed equip or even auto-box stores : https://www.summitracing.com/?gclid=CLC7pZGfx7wCF...
by powerband
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Electric Fan

So electrically, these are simple to rig up, yeah? I just have to make sure i got the room for it in front of the radiator? 'Simple' to rig if done right: A direct feed from Battery to a fuse block - Fused power (B+) to the fan relay - Temperature sensor in the water outlet with it's variable contr...
by powerband
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Electric Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Electric Fan

Using a fan designed to pull may not be suitable to PUSH . For the fan, I'm using a $110 Perma Cool 2950 CFM fan and variable thermostat in the top water outlet set to @ 160F. I'm using an the Permacool 15" in "Pusher" position - in front of the radiator with some trimming of the hood...
by powerband
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Rear hubs stuck? Or am I missing something?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Rear hubs stuck? Or am I missing something?

Brake Drum inner flange can be simply age-stuck on axle end. Heat is your friend, 'could try heating the steel drum around axle hub to expand, lube, then try dislodging with something heavy and soft - I prefer @ 2' of 4X4 ... have fun http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/FALCON%20170%20T...
by powerband
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 170 Bell Housing, Clutch Fork and Pressure Plate - Torrance, CA- free if picked up
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: 170 Bell Housing, Clutch Fork and Pressure Plate - Torrance, CA- free if picked up

" Rather than continuing to sit in the garage taking up space, they should go to a good home. ... If someone can use these, you can have them for free if you pick them up. " I don't need them but hope someone near by can use the parts.. Nice gesture bfoldy , you are indeed paying it forwa...
by powerband
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header Identification - Help Please
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Header Identification - Help Please

The unidentified long tube headers don't look like they could clear the shock towers and steering in any early Ford passenger car. The Hooker 6602 longtube's needed some BFH to fit in the '61 and looks like the UN_ID's ones are even more spread at the exh. manifold height. Interesting ... https://fo...
by powerband
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Lead filler used until ?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Lead filler used until ?

On two Maverick C-Pillars I've noticed wavy surface - on my original '74 (non Grabber) 2 dr and another 74 (true) Grabber. Also my 74 looks like may have filler on top A Pillar into roof and cracks under paint.. Anybody take their 70's car to bare steel ?. Curious about how the roof - body seam alon...
by powerband
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Maverick 8" 4 lug brake question
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Maverick 8" 4 lug brake question

previous discussion: The 4 lug Maverick rear is the closest cousin to a bolt in you will find. You will need the later-bigger spring plates and U-Bolts and the Mav's had staggered shox so you may need the "left" plate from a late 60's stang or simply cut and weld the shock tab. Other than ...
by powerband
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?

thanks, this is the page I needed for considerations in forced induction mods. https://fordsix.com/ci/DynoSwap.html The specs on the 250 vs 200 are basically peak output @ 4,000 RPM (CI = 80HP - @ 3950) for the 250 vs 200 at @ 4900 RPM (87HP @ 4900RPM) with a simple 2Bbl adaptor and Holley 2300/350 ...
by powerband
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?

not sure it's on old CI site or please ad pointer

thanks
by powerband
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

HP/TQ @ RPM Specs 200 vs 250 ?

Is there reference info available:

Factory Rated HP and TQ @ X RPM.

Curious about RPM ratings 200 vs 250


I know change in HP ratings in early 70's confuses issue. '69 Mustang 250 ratings ?.

thanks
by powerband
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Bellhousing?

Yes 170's were dual pattern as in the pics of the '71 Maverick 170 in my '63. I have a 76 Maverick 200 with C4 auto' using the SMALL pattern bellhouse . Easily identified by : 3 freeze plugs + 170 VS 5 Freeze plugs = 200cid. Also 'had a C5DA 200 with 5 frz plugs and ONLY small bellhouse pattern . ht...
by powerband
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Bellhousing?

Not sure why a '65 Mustang with '66 engine would have C7ZA ('67 up) bell unless swapped previously but, as long as you have the 3.03 "Toploader" 3 speed and not "peanut" 2.77, a simple adapter plate should mate the T5 to the bellhouse. As mentioned, the details to completing the ...
by powerband
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Block
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Rebuilt Block

am I taking a huge risk purchasing this? Price is right, but at the same time I don't want to throw money away. I think it's worth a shot if you can get a simple visual inspection. IF the engine is stored after being lubed and prepped, it would depend o the storage. Stored in a dry location it coul...
by powerband
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Swap worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: 250 Swap worth it?

250 install in '61 (Comet) fits ... but with a few issues : ( most were addressed in the Schjeldahl bros' book ) 1) The Radiator clearance is very tight. (Look into Pusher Fans) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/Powerband/COMET%20IN%20PROGRESS/PUMPCLEARANCELS_WEB.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/...
by powerband
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Aluminum head with 2bbl Holly (500 or 350 cfm)

Presuming it's the Maverick with Al head, an aftermarket longer cable using the existing Mav' pedal and other parts is fairly simple. With bowl in front, typical linkage should pull from below carb. Universal cable cut to length should work with any orientation . You can 'open up' the 4412/7448 thro...
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: 933

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: 933

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: 933

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: 407

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: 410

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: 3
Views: 420

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: 776

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: 541

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: 800

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: 619

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: 619

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: 619

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...

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