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by powerband
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Carb leaks fuel under boost
Replies: 3
Views: 44

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: 39

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: 21
Views: 354

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: 191

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: 225

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: 306

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: 124

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: 257

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: 386

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: 2
Views: 156

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: 403

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: 403

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: 403

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: 126

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: 178

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: 1314

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: 200

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: 204

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: 342

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: 342

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: 342

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: 299

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: 299

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: 503

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: 541

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: 242

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: 798

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: 798

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: 798

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: 348

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: 267

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: 249

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: 557

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: 392

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: 589

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 291

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: 886

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: 749

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: 749

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: 2807

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: 2807

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: 1234

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: 557

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: 459

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: 1
Views: 257

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

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