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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: 35

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: 143

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: 297

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: 214

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: 160
Views: 72007

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: 26
Views: 587

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: 26
Views: 587

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: 241

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: 380

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: 232

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: 232

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: 226

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: 226

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: 111

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: 380

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: 609

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: 609

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: 636

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: 308

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: 483

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: 308

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: 290

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: 290

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: 829

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: 275

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: 344

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: 640

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: 273

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...
by powerband
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: 250 Head Swap

Powerband, what's an RBS 'teapot' carb? Haven't read/seen that term yet. Is that what's on the 250? > on closer inspection I don't believe the carb is an RBS, can't quite determine from pic but looks like an 1100 variant. RBS carb is a very short 1Bbl used on 250 Maverick's to aid hood clearance . ...
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: 250 Head Swap

Keep the 170 valve train as the rockers should B the adjustable / can go on the 250.

.... (and the ball/cup PR's) good catch to keep in mind for the rebuild.
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Events & Shows
Topic: Spring 2018 car season has arrived!
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Spring 2018 car season has arrived!

Yay, Got the 2018 Rhinebeck Car Show and Swap Meet flyer today in the mail: http://rhinebeckcarshow.com/ May 4,5 & 6th - Fancy cars and not so fancy cars, vendors and all kinds of stuff dragged out of from ancient New England barns can be found. Sat. 6th - anything & everything from Customs,...
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Head Swap
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: 250 Head Swap

Congrats, definitely a good deal. Looks like the C9DE still has a Points distrib, If you have a '65 with C3 or C5 block, the diz probably won't fit block. RBS 'teapot' carb is higher CFM and usually decent upgrade for freshened 170/200 . The Cyl head if original probably has @ 62 cc chambers and wil...
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Holley 1904 for 262
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Holley 1904 for 262

FWIK: I collected a bunch of E-Bay "parts only" 1904's for 'tuning' the Tri-Power setup on the '61/250. Used on IHC, Rambler, Dodge and other applications besides Ford, there are all sorts of variations, the difference (to me) being 'big " (1-9/16") and "small" throttle...
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Canuck from Ontario, Canada - Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Another Canuck from Ontario, Canada - Hello!

There are few around so it's great to hear of another MEL styled early Comet. (Some call them the Falcon's prettier sister) . A T5 is a great upgrade to driveability and will unleash the torquey 200's available powerband. welcome to the nest 61/250 T-bolt six Comet: http://img.photobucket.com/albums...
by powerband
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch and stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Clutch and stuff

The Fairmont uses a cable pull clutch throwout arm, your C7xx bell is push-rod actuated and needs the TO bearing to match. To get out the Pilot bushing/ bearing, a slide hammer type puller (or improvised) with a large head screw tucked behind bearing will usually pull it out fairly easily. 'Borrowin...
by powerband
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: T5 Swap Possible?

... I am not considering changing out my rear end, so 3.20 will do ok right? It might not be optimal, but should perform better than the 3.03?" The 3.03 universal yoke should fit though DS may need shortening @ 1"." Could you explain a little bit? The T5 is a huge improvement in usef...
by powerband
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 732

Re: Clutch Failure

... it may be cheaper to find one already rebuilt. Id be looking for a 3.03 toploader right? Even if it has floor linkage, can i disconnect all that and hook up the column linkage? U can't easily replace a floor shift 3.03 with a 3OTT because 3OTT version dousen't have mount bosses for the floor shi...
by powerband
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust for a modified i6 200
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: Exhaust for a modified i6 200

You can simply replace the choke tube with a piece of bent brake line and clamp it to a header pipe if you want to retain original 1100 carb. It just passes thru the OEM manifold for 'choke/heat riser" effect anyway. Unless you plan on frigid weather use, you could skip it entirely and just pum...
by powerband
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: T5 Swap Possible?

There are more details to investigate but if you already have a 3.03 'Toploader" tranny, the T5 swap basically can utilize an inexpensive (@$130) adapter plate between bell and tranny and it will bolt in. The 3.03 universal yoke should fit though DS may need shortening @ 1". 3.20 isn't too...
by powerband
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 732

Re: Clutch Failure

Whats the difference between the stock style and the diaphragm style pressure plates? ( IMHO ): Newer Diaphragm type vs 3-Finger/long frame type is considered an upgrade as the Diaphragm type take less pedal pressure for clamping pressure and less likely to chatter with a more even engagement . hav...
by powerband
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 732

Re: Clutch Failure

"I just got back from a fun adventure. I pushed my clutch in at a light and felt a weird pop in the pedal, next thing i know i cant get it in gear. When i tried to force it into gear the rpms started dipping fast....- I DID NOT PUT THE TRANNY IN THE CAR - ... it has shuddered going into gear s...
by powerband
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: POR15 & Lizard Skin
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: POR15 & Lizard Skin

POR 15 has two primers it claims can be applied over POR 15 to prep for other coatings. I used POR 15 'Tie Coat Primer" for painting over the POR 15 with typical SS or 2K paints. On their website I don't see it offered any longer(?) but another "primer-over-POR15' is offered and claims to ...
by powerband
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: '65 manual 200 starter question
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: '65 manual 200 starter question

... leave it to Ford : My '63 wagon has a (MAverick) 1971 170cid - C8DE block with 3 freeze plugs , OEM C7ZA 3.03 bellhouse and TWO bolt starter. My 'parts' C8DE 200cid - 5 Freeze plugs had an automatic with THREE bolt starter. Another 200 out of a 76 Maverick has the three bolt with a C4 automatic....
by powerband
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 200 build
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Turbo 200 build

... for fuel supply i went for a 45 psi eletric fuel pump fueling an ebay turbo fuel pressure regulator. and for pistons i have in there are just oem. hoping they wont melt under the 15psi i hope to put it through. and do you know exactly what caused the engine to blow at 15psi I used the tired ori...
by powerband
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 200 build
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Turbo 200 build

Another Forced Induction fan very interested in what you find you can share ... The Holley 2300 (7448?) mod' carb looks good, ,with the Supercharged 250 Maverick, I need an extension on the fuel bowl vent into charge pipe @ 4". The engine would build boost and then lose power cyclically without...
by powerband
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: E-Bay Finds
Topic: DCOE turbo blowthrough airbox
Replies: 0
Views: 327

DCOE turbo blowthrough airbox

popped up on E-Pay looks like starting point of Hi Performance build https://www.ebay.com/itm/40mm-DCOE-Weber-Solex-Delorto-turbo-blowthrough-sealed-airbox/112759289624?hash=item1a40fa3718:g:OmUAAOSwyYFZ5sNZ&vxp=mtr (from Australia) https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EY4AAOSw09xZ5sNb/s-l1600.jpg hav...
by powerband
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Questions on Replacing a 2.77 Transmission in a 65 Ranchero

I swapped a Toploader 3.03 tranny in a '61. When modifying the original 3OTT linkage I used the detent provided on the steering column center plate divider to align shift arms. The provided detent for column shift ears is the starting point for getting linkage correct. First be sure the column shift...
by powerband
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: "Knock off" Carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: "Knock off" Carbs

What gives? some kinda paten experation date just reached? I keep seein more'n more of the knock offs... 6mo ago it was 'our' venerable Autolite 1100, now the 2100 & Carter YF (see below). The source of the 'knock-offs is most likely a territory that has no interest in adhering to US/internatio...
by powerband
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: exhaust port divider
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: exhaust port divider

Can typical headers can be used without a port divider?. Headers and their gaskets typically use lands with port divider dimensions or may not seal ... see: https://www.vintageinlines.com/exhaust from previous thread: ... instructions with original Holley port dividers called for an "interferen...
by powerband
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tachometer for my 144ci
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Tachometer for my 144ci

Now if our weather here in Southern Ontario would just warm up from the negative numbers I would be really happy! 8) ... only 'work' possible here - right now is rotating the battery trickle chargers on the cars, tractors and equipment when I can get through to the barn. have fun http://img.photobu...

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