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by sdiesel
Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: TECH TIP - STORAGE
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: TECH TIP - STORAGE

excellent tip.
and a low humidity space to storealso.
corrosion paper and shrink wrap, combined, will store my finished parts where in oregon we have high humidity.
also I like to hot tank b4 storing finished parts
by sdiesel
Sun May 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser VS Clifford
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Offenhauser VS Clifford

if it's "just a truck" a perfect description of my vehicle, then "simple" is key. a 2100 autolite or even a well tuned engine with a carter 1 bbl, is going to offer u everything u need. how many trucks have labored their entire existence with one lung, UPS did this for billions o...
by sdiesel
Sat May 25, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser VS Clifford
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Offenhauser VS Clifford

can I cast a vote for the possibility of an EFI intake "wet". Paul tossed that idea, and it grows on me. with side draft, or if the sniper can be horizontaly mounted, the combo seems like a winner. ford gives u "tuned runner" intake, something none have done except chrysler, and ...
by sdiesel
Fri May 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coil Mounting Bracket Change
Replies: 15
Views: 235

Re: Coil Mounting Bracket Change

dr. jay,
ur plug wire set looks beautiful.
lots better than my used 460 spaghetti.

also FWIW, those not using the mech. fuel pump, the TFI coil bracket bolts beautifully to the fuel pump boss , and ideal location, especially if using HEI, trigger, as it sits in perfect proximity to the distributor.
by sdiesel
Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: On a road trip, tuning advice needed Carter YF
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: On a road trip, tuning advice needed Carter YF

in such a scenario, ur best friend is a vacuum gauge. time to peak vacuum. factory spec. is no longer a valid number. check carb is opening butterflie(s) fully. this is a very common problem and often overlooked wit the above customer complaint. even check the pedal . more than once I have found deb...
by sdiesel
Thu May 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 HD heavy duty exhaust manifold
Replies: 71
Views: 28259

Re: 300 HD heavy duty exhaust manifold

clean and simple. the HD is huge . Muller has discussed the advantages to the efi at length, from a technical perspective there can be no argument that he is accurate. the degree of improvement is in question, based on end use. and owners preferences. to hang a wrapped turbo from the bottom of an HD...
by sdiesel
Sat May 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbocharged big block MPG reports please
Replies: 3
Views: 144

turbocharged big block MPG reports please

now that the number and quality of turbo installs is rising on this board, a relevant question arises.
in the application, all sorted and dialed, are there any relI able reports of fuel mileage?
especially in trucks.
especially, especially, in heavy trucks?
thx
by sdiesel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1

Most people mount them on the backside of the damper on the OD of the seal surface. You may need to chuck it in a lathe to extend the machined surface past the outside area between the timing cover and rear of damper/balancer. A snug press fit is all that's needed, and since it's on the rear of the...
by sdiesel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1

Puller holes:yes 3threaded 5/16 holes for the puller to get a grip. Getting the blooming Trigger wheel exactly centered is a not so simple task. At least for me. I suppose I could use socket head bolts and nuts in 3of the slots and jigger the wheel till it measures evenly. the socket head of the sli...
by sdiesel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1

with just a touch of uncustomary creativity, I looked up 36 tooth sprokets, and of course there were myriad choices. seems the best guess is a mini bIke or gas powered bicycle drive sprokets in steel. shave one tooth, and many of these sprokets have multiple holes in them to account for the differen...
by sdiesel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1
Replies: 10
Views: 403

EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1

crank shaft wheel? my 36-1 wheel is a stamped steel piece from mega jolt. I conjured all kind of ideas, the best being a sleeve that fits inside the damper well, and is welded to the trigger wheel. bore and thread the end of the crank bolt, for a stud to hold the trigger wheel tight to the damper fa...
by sdiesel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 95 f150 4.9L camshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: 95 f150 4.9L camshaft

cam u run that by me again, with a bit more specifics?
"what needs to be done" , is vague enough that the obvious response would be
rebuild the engine first...
by sdiesel
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Replacing Cam and Lifters
Replies: 30
Views: 1044

Re: Replacing Cam and Lifters

timing gear oiling. yes there have been clever attempts at forcing oil directly onto gear teeth. years ago that topic was discussed fairly often on this board. subsequent conversatin as recently as late last year when I brought it up, sum up the need to modify oiling of timing gears as unnecessary. ...
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15050

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I like to turn the crank over a few half rotations during priming to insure all the lifters get filled and and bearing surfaces are wiped with oil. I was going to jump in and say exactly this^^ I'm astonished how often this method is overlooked. or not practiced. assembly lube probably would save m...
by sdiesel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: overhead cam.
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: overhead cam.

I see...
45 years of cumulative racing , in one engine.
in a half ton, it will be a rocket
by sdiesel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: overhead cam.
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: overhead cam.

Note, NO OHCs, thank God. Don't be fooled by the fact that this 445 ci small block gas burner is slated for trucks. It has racing thoroughbred written all over it. (As an aside, I once drove both Blaine and Brian's race cars. True whiz kids each.) Just like the Fox Mustangs became the "'55 Che...
by sdiesel
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HEI Ignition Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: HEI Ignition Issues

try it again. first guess is 180 out.
everyone and I mean everyone has done this once, and some of us more than that
(whistle whistle, eye roll)

if u buy a module, if it's the 4 pin, buy the BW World. it's U.S. MADE borg warner product.
better chance of not walking home.
car quest has them
by sdiesel
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust question...
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Exhaust question...

just the opposite. as gases cool they slow down, and a larger pipe is better after the muffler. there the gases lollygag, and are swept along by momentum from the smaller pipes push. but there is room for more gases in the larger pipe and the gases are contracting so I can shove more in. sorta, like...
by sdiesel
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: ZF S5-42 Rebuild Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: ZF S5-42 Rebuild Questions

mid west has a good rep.
and they have the short throw shifter too.

I'd try if they are close enough that warranty is no hassle
by sdiesel
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust question...
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Exhaust question...

in general terms, smaller initial pipe close to the exhaust valve should be small on a vehicle that does not see a lot of wide open throttle. after a certain length the pipe can be opened up. that certain length is black art. I keep the small, even on the 6.9 diesel, which has similar pipe to the 30...
by sdiesel
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck valve locks
Replies: 53
Views: 1022

Re: Stuck valve locks

this forum, and the Abody mopar guys, are crazy sharp.
H.A.M.B. has got good threads too sometimes.
but for really digging in , this board is tops.
I've watched go from a few lonesome voices to its current robust exchange of ideas and information.
there is real depth to this forum.
by sdiesel
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 mods update
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: 240 mods update

there have been cases where, a transfer case has been used with a 2wd vehicle, only for the low range it offers for just such a need.
by sdiesel
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: overhead cam.
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: overhead cam.

Smokey had a thing for pushrod engines too.
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: overhead cam.
Replies: 29
Views: 938

Re: overhead cam.

why indeed? I'm enough of a geek that I look at engineering teams like a kid looks at music groups. I've worked on, repaied, put up with enough engineering calapies, to have chosen my "rock stars". I'm not a big fan of OHC either untill those brilliant guys at detroit diesel gave us the se...
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: overhead cam.
Replies: 29
Views: 938

overhead cam.

recently a video was sent to me about a fellow who had retrofitted an OHC in a OHV head.
it was rematable for its ingenious design.
so of course the follow on question is....
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: how did ford break in engines on production line?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

how did ford break in engines on production line?

how did they insure proper break in?
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

thst is sexy
I've considered repurposing a 6.9 7.3 oil cooler a similar design.
by sdiesel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

depends somewhat on ur domiciled climate. Minnesota would benefit from oil preheaters. San diego... further. in my personal experience the coolant regulated oil is not necessary-if the cooling system is in proper condition. the cooling system as designed is expected to cool the oil environment adequ...
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Long runner 2bbl?
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Long runner 2bbl?

back to ur idea of using the efi as a wet mani.

in pickups we have room.....
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Long runner 2bbl?
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Long runner 2bbl?

can someone please ...
make one like this?
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

all of us heavy haul guys have oil temp problems. there is lifter clatter, sharp and swift rise in coolant temps, and of course the engine itself shows the scars on tear down. part of this is fords inaccurate cooling system. part is tendency to ask too much of the engine in the truck, another indica...
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck valve locks
Replies: 53
Views: 1022

Re: Stuck valve locks

I think there was a change to the block casting. I think the front oil galley pipe tap was converted to a blind hole with the metric threads for the knock sensor. Knock sensor placement is part science, part experimental witchcraft, based on finding the various nodes of the myriad components' frequ...
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck valve locks
Replies: 53
Views: 1022

Re: Stuck valve locks

thank u for this. apparently the 4.9 had a knock sensor that would feasibly retrofit to my earlier engine with edis. mjolt, or Msquirt. with propane, and huge advance. but where on the 6 was this knock sensor, I guess I have to find a newer truck to tear into. any help is a huge plus. the info u gra...
by sdiesel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck valve locks
Replies: 53
Views: 1022

Re: Stuck valve locks

go deeper please into the knock sensor dial in.
for years I have asked on here to get some life into a discussion about knock sensors. not much has come of it
by sdiesel
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust question...
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Exhaust question...

furthermore, do u really want a larger pipe?.
what are u hoping to gain by going up in size?

is ur log manifold a HD or a light duty manifold.
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 42
Views: 1754

Re: Rebuilding 240

very good.
fix qhat u got run it.
build another in carport at leisure....
what could possibly go wrong......
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilding 240
Replies: 42
Views: 1754

Re: Rebuilding 240

before you tear down.... its a wise idea to know exactly what the problem is as it is right now. a blanket rebuild is like carpet bombing for a gopher. go through each detail. on an old engine, use a vacuum gauge for timing. time to highest reading. reset idle, time again. use vacuum gauge as indica...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: need help troubleshooting mc 2150
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: need help troubleshooting mc 2150

yes your floats are set too high, or your fuel pressure is overriding the float needle. the extra gas is generally directed to the venturi. fuel pressure is often a sneaky culprit to lots of carburetor sins. and its equally as often overlooked. generally when you have a factor installed fuel pump fo...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

Oh boy ! my favorite subject. because it's something I actually know about. the oil in pan, should be 195 ish. the very best and cheapest way to do this: a ford 460 oil cooler.it's a bolt on affair. remember to remove the threaded adapter plug from the donor 460. it even uses the same 1515 filter. 8...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Story of my '95 deathtrap
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Story of my '95 deathtrap

very entertaining. nice writing I spent 5 hours one day at the farm with a key and tumbler. no fun. but the rig was my 35 mile ride home. column is shot? can't just remove tumbler and turn it by its wings? try to not tear the rubber seal around column. where it goes through fire wall. I hear they ar...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck valve locks
Replies: 53
Views: 1022

Re: Stuck valve locks

with hammers! a word of caution. I witnessed a seasoned heavy equip mech, an old moss covered bugger, knock a tooth out cause the fool had his head directly over the valve. the spring sent that two faced dead blow right back up lick-dy split. lost a tooth , bloodied some gums and turned the air blue...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Yet another thread about Chevy rockers.
Replies: 25
Views: 941

Re: Yet another thread about Chevy rockers.

paul,
this procedure is of course with lifters fully pumped, right?
by sdiesel
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: crower rod catalog
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: crower rod catalog

as a consideration.... some time back we discussed shaping up the spit hole rods. there were numerous ideas. has any progress been made on this idea? or maybe more to the point. is there any idea as to when the later rods become unreliable? as in power numbers etc the rods seem to be a sticking point
by sdiesel
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Industrial 300 forged cranks?
Replies: 34
Views: 1044

Re: Industrial 300 forged cranks?

a fascinating ton of good information in the last posts. thx. I'm confused about forgings. my old man had a fount ry and a drop press, and later hydraulic, but he never let me into the shop to know what was going on. here is a fine question. if the equat ion for a forged steel crank requires certain...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clutch Options
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Clutch Options

I like the Mustang principle that seems rational.
furthermore with the ford truck, and the firewall issues due to pedal stiffness, I believe I should purchase that fo my f350.
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: camshaft schneider 248-56
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: camshaft schneider 248-56

just to say, Paul thx Fer the input. jerry was out and I got a word with Kevinno at schneider. Kevin is usually the shop guy doing the work. I explained, ,he concurred. and the opinion of his fell right directly in line with the opinion u have expressed herein. essentially he said "you were rig...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: camshaft schneider 248-56
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: camshaft schneider 248-56

Thx Paul
I'm going down to their shop here in a few minutes.
dave
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: camshaft schneider 248-56
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: camshaft schneider 248-56

Thx paul.
I failed to mention this engine is in an 8000# truck with a 5 speed.
410 gearing.
chang anything ??
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: camshaft schneider 248-56
Replies: 6
Views: 329

camshaft schneider 248-56

paul, this cam is my current cam with a rebuilders head. with the Jr head, will I be better advised to change cam? the unsightly mess I will make if I don't begin to sync parts pretty soon, before i begin making real power, will lead to my demise. the block has, best I can remember the d -dish hyper...
by sdiesel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

no joke I worked with a man 400 pounds who ...would remove fenders to change spark plugs on company trucks. he was journeye d union const mech. he was fast. so...when , on a ford I pull an engine, I remove front clip,use a forklift. every thing comes out more or less at one time. eng. trans. t case....

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