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by brianproctorla
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Everything seems to be going well. I do have some liquid on my intake bolts and suspect that I need to seal the head gasket again. The gasket I used previously was supplied by the previous owner, so it was a bit suspect. I ordered a Vic reinz set and am hoping to do this over the weekend. Which bolt...
by brianproctorla
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Just rechecked the RPM's and I was at 1800. I was wrong, I must have not lowered the idle all the way when I was messing with the engine as I am now able to lower it to about 900 rpm, which sounds right by your figures. I imagine the cam is stock The carb swap included a new power valve and the Jet'...
by brianproctorla
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

The advice on the carb rebuild was spot on. The rebuild solved the engine stall problem. Rebuilding the holley 2bbl was a dream compared to the holley 1940 1 bbl i rebuilt prior to this. I installed a mechanical temperature and oil pressure gauge. I believe the oil pressure is a steady 50 psi and th...
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

The engine idles well but will stall when i pull throttle open wide.
The revs go up when I apply the choke, but I assume that is normal?

Could this be a vacuum issue or is this a carb restriction requiring an overhaul?
Thanks
Brian
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Good points. I put in new hoses, thermostat, water neck, and water pump during this build. I also changed the coolant a few times. If I was smarter, I would have started off with water until I knew I had everything sealed properly. That is a lesson for next time. I have temp vac and oil pressure gau...
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Thanks!
The transmission is a manual valve body c4, so the vacuum is no longer connected if memory serves.
I don't think I added more fluid since she was last running.
I'm wondering if it it is an overheating situation. Maybe I should hook up a temp
Probe
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

As for carb, I didn't overhaul it yet, but it appears to be functioning well. I did remove a blockage from one of the accelerator pump outlets.
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Update: I readjusted valve lash and she started right up. I got the initial timing set, got the idle speed close, and was able to tune the carb with a vac gauge. She was running great. After the 10 minutes it took to tune the carb, I turned off the engine and heard a big puff sound like what a steam...
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Thanks. The choke is manual, so the problem is my understanding of a choke. I live in New England, which is freezing right now. Do I start with the choke on (plate closed)? As for base timing, can this be set by cranking, at full charge, with a timing light or does in need to be under some power? As...
by brianproctorla
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Update: duraspark is in and wired except for the 12v source, which has a battery jumper until my relay arrives. Spark is much better! I gapped plugs at 0.05 and checked each plug with an inline spark tester. Since the distributor was out, I put my finger over the number one spark plug hole until I f...
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Looks like the most challenging part is going to be finding a keyed 12 volt source. Should i try to tap into ignition or use a relay?
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I'm guessing the ballast in the diagram is not necessary if I have a ballast resistor in the ignition wire itself.
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I ordered a single vacuum distributor from a 1975 maverick and the moose orange box. The moose box has a weird pin out, so I will get a harness for that. I saw that the molar wiring kit has a ballast resister. I was reading about 6 volts of resistance at my coil, which I think is good. My hood wirin...
by brianproctorla
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Took your advice on the dura spark setup. I'm going to pick up the wiring harness. Do I need a separate ballast resister or use the resistor wire from ignition?
by brianproctorla
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpg http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg Sorry about the link. The picture was too big. Here is a picture of the setup and the distributor. Should I go with pertronix,duraspark o...
by brianproctorla
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I noticed something today. I think the distributor is a loadomatic as it has two visible springs, although my identification method might be off. I didn't think it was as the old carb, didn't have a spark control valve. i am not sure if this is part of the problem, but it probably is not helping mat...
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

The last time I had a carb back fire and produce a visible flame, I had the distributor clocked wrong in a 69 Lincoln. That isn't the case here as the distributor has not been pulled and ran fine with the log head. I checked the rotor at tdc and it pointed close to cylinder 1 on the cap (I was worri...
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Should I leave it at 12 degrees advance or try to adjust the timing to where it seems to run best before i check for leaks? I figured I would try to spray some starter fluid around the base and see if the engine picks up. Or maybe try to cover the carb and see if it revs up . any other ideas to dete...
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I replaced the coil and plug wires. I can get the car running for maybe a minute or so. Usually with the help of starter fluid. The idle is quite rough. I set the timing for 12 degrees during the rough idle. If I open the throttle more than a little bit, I get a lot of back fire and the engine will ...
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I reset the points, checked the dwell, went to check the timing and she started up.
I am not out of the woods, but she ran for about 10 seconds!!!
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I have power to cool and when I hook up a test light between negative coil and ground, it flashes on cranking. I am getting a weak spark at the high voltage lead. Thinking it could be coil.
by brianproctorla
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I will start checking the spark first. When I put an inline spark tester on it, I get an orange spark. I am going to charge up the battery and test again both with an inline tester and with holding the lead against a ground. You might be right about carb gaskets. This requires an adapter and I had t...
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I tried it. It seems a bit closer to starting, but really has no sustained detonation . I can't even get a few seconds of run time off of a blast of starter fluid.

Should I do a wet compression test?
An intake leak would be able to pull in some vapor correct?
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

I've got a Holley 350 on it, and I can see a shot of gas going in from the fuel pump.
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Man, I just can't seem to figure the one out.
Shouldn't i see some puffs of vapor coming out of the piston holes when cranked?
Is there any way to test if fuel is being pulled into the cylinder?

I was thinking that perhaps the head bolts bottomed out and kept the head gasket from sealing.
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Is 90 pounds of compression enough to get the engine to start?
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Definitely a jamb nut. I removed it and tried to set the lash again. With the plugs out and the lash set, shouldn't I get a mist to spray out of the spark plug holes when cranking? I don't think it is pulling in fuel even when I spray starter fluid . It seems a little better now, but I can't get sus...
by brianproctorla
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Might have found the issue. The 250-2v rockers have a nut that is screwed in on top of the rocker that limits travel. This is not present on my 250.
I bet if I remove this the adjuster won't bottom out on the nut.
by brianproctorla
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

The compression was a pretty consistent 90 lbs with plugs pulled and throttle wide open.
I swapped the head, carb and intake.
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Cool. The degrees are a big help
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Yes, I am more comfortable doing each separately. I will try again looking for upward movement rather than rolling the rod.
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

When the piston is in the top dead center position, is the rod at its highest or lowest point?
Just to make sure I am starting off on the right foot, is tdc , for cylinder 1, around the zero setting of the timing mark?
by brianproctorla
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

That is a good idea concerning the adjustable push rod for measurement purposes. Maybe I should revisit my adjustment method entirely. Can someone give a quick guide as to when the rod should be adjusted? I think I hand cranked the engine until the rod was at the lowest position. Spun the rod as I t...
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Good points all around. I will measure the pedestals as well. It was getting up to 90 in about 3-4 strokes, and topping out there . If the compression was at around 90, wouldn't it still run, but have bad performance? I am not getting any sustained detonation. Car ran fine with the old log head, pri...
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

Sorry, meant to say I didn't pull all of the plugs. I never had the head cc'd, but a machines shop did give it a good cleaning and check
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Re: Head swap help needed

That might be the issue. I didn't pull all of the rods and jumped the solenoid to crank the engine. I can pull all plugs, open the throttle and try again. I suspected the rods as when I went to tighten the adjustable rockers (turning the engine and then rolling the rod), I pretty much bottomed out t...
by brianproctorla
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap help needed
Replies: 85
Views: 17704

Head swap help needed

I am in need of some help. I am wrapping up a 250-2v swap for a 65 mustang i6 with 200 engine. I have it buttoned up, it turns over and has spark. I checked the compression in the first two plugs and got 90 pounds. I think my rods (from the 200) are too short. I used the pedestal from the 250-2v. Ho...
by brianproctorla
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250-2v head swap
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: 250-2v head swap

Thanks for the great info.
Since my 65 200 rockers are adjustable, which adjustable rocker is better? The 200 has an oil provision on the first pedestal.

I have a baffelled, aftermarket chrome valve cover. Can the baffle be notched to clear the rockers?
If not, can a stock 200 valve cover be used?
by brianproctorla
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250-2v head swap
Replies: 2
Views: 967

250-2v head swap

I've finally gotten around to installing my Aussie 250-2v on a 65 200 i6.
I have both rocker assemblies. On the 200, there is an oil provision on the first pedestal. I do not see this in the 250-2v.
Which rocker assembly should I use? Can I use my 200 pushrods?
Thanks
Brian
by brianproctorla
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Floor shifter recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

Re: Floor shifter recommendations

I think im going with the zgate B&m as it is $100 (50 off with code visa) at advance auto
by brianproctorla
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Floor shifter recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

Floor shifter recommendations

I have a 65 mustang I am installing the overdrive for my c4. The tail is wider, and it is hitting the stock floor shifter. If I were to move the floor shifter forward or the engine back by approx. 1/2 inch, I would probably be fine. I don't believe they make adjustable engine mounts for the 200 i6, ...
by brianproctorla
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bellhousing to motor bolt size for a C4
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Bellhousing to motor bolt size for a C4

Does anyone know the size and number of bolts needed to mate a C4 to a i6 200?
Thanks,
-Brian
by brianproctorla
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 Linkage question
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: C4 Linkage question

figured it out. 3/8 ball bearing or oil galley plug with sealant
by brianproctorla
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 Linkage question
Replies: 1
Views: 481

C4 Linkage question

I am swapping C4 transmissions. The new transmission has a lot of mods. The shifter linkage hole was the wrong size (diameter too big). I swapped out the old lever, but I noticed that the new transmission must not have a kickdown. Any ideas on plugging the hole where the inner shaft would have been?
by brianproctorla
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: AXLE Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 629

AXLE Issues

I dropped my trac-lok into a 57-59 carrier and went to install the axles. The axles are 28 spline and I was told the carrier was 28 spline also (axles and carrier go together / pumpkin is from a different car). The axles are in and seated, but they just spin and make a metallic clicking sound. I can...
by brianproctorla
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Starting my nine inch swap
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: Starting my nine inch swap

First, I pulled the axle bearing using a harbor freight axle bearing puller. I don't have a slide hammer so I just tightened the washer against a couple of wrenches. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car14.gif I cleaned up the axle flanges with a grinder with scotch brite style wh...
by brianproctorla
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Starting my nine inch swap
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: Starting my nine inch swap

Here is my nine inch, from a 57-59 Ford passenger car. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car12-1.jpg It looks like the previous owner added a drain, although it looks slightly jacked up. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car13.jpg For a sanity check, I measured ...
by brianproctorla
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Starting my nine inch swap
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Starting my nine inch swap

Before I start my Nine Inch swap, I wanted to get people's opinion on installing a drain. Has anyone had any luck with these universal kits? tapped holes with pipe plugs, welded bungs? http://image.become.com/imageserver/s8/1036204138-150-150-5-32/bandm-80250-automatic-transmission-universal-drain-p...
by brianproctorla
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: V8 Supension Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 5964

Re: V8 Supension Upgrade

Here is the vehicle off the jacks with the suspension components snug, but not torqued to spec: http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car12.gif I don't think I achieved toe-out, which would have demonstrated a full range of adjustment, but hopefully it is close enough for a proper ali...
by brianproctorla
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: V8 Supension Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 5964

Re: V8 Supension Upgrade

I went to the machine shop today and had the inner tie rod end of the sleeve shortened by 3/4 of an inch. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car8.gif There is still a slight tow in http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brianproctor/car11.gif The front end is jacked up and I have ...