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by sdiesel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: is detonation related to operating temp?
Replies: 0
Views: 8

is detonation related to operating temp?

if I do not have a knock sensor, but want to control detonation potential, suppose with edis 6 and megajolt, would a sharp rise in temperature or some signal from sn o2 sensor be able to detect pre ignition, detonition? if I learned of a way to adapt the late ford six knock sensor into the block of ...
by sdiesel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Rotor Phasing

wow,

but is it necessary with modern electronic timing?
like TFI or Edis 6?.
and is this a
"the last one percent" of power to be wrung from an internal combuston engine.

makes perfect sense.
by sdiesel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 6693

Re: serpentine belt conversion

With the 300 we're really spoiled with how good the belt routing is. We can get close to 180deg wraps on everything with no extraneous idlers and no components hanging way off in space. now, are u referring to V belt or serp? one massive drawback to v is the limited amps it can pull when the alt. i...
by sdiesel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: industrial 300 blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: industrial 300 blocks

blocks are identical. high nickel content cast iron. look for propane units, and buy the lot.propane units are valuable on the market, and the heads may have hardened seats. very few had forged cranks but by accident. most often they were destined for big trucks, tuggers, and combines. u will find, ...
by sdiesel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 94’ 300 i6 upgrades for better horsepower
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: 94’ 300 i6 upgrades for better horsepower

there are a ton of guys who have asked this same question. same answer high state of tune, chev rockers. exceptional attention to engine detail, in timing and tuning, edis 6 and....my favorite, snow water injection using methanol. I tend to differ with fellows who sink a ton in exhaust., other than ...
by sdiesel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rotor Phasing
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Rotor Phasing

WTH, is rotor phasing?
with a crank trigger, and knock sensor the ecu will calibrate.
why do I not understand the need to set the rotor at a different clocking than the trigger wheel.
if that is indeed what is meant by phasing
by sdiesel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades

my research (chicken scratching and hen pecking) tells me that my reversion tube is supposed to reduce the sonic wave that travels up stream with each valve event, thusly promoting less impediment to the intended flow of exhaust. I agree the sag. is a very good pump at 1350 psi. the fords work for m...
by sdiesel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades

I got spun off on exhaust. and fergot to mention... what I would suggest for the OP, is an oil cooler. I seldom fool with fords with a 1 or a 2 in front of the "50". my rigs are tonners. the oil gets very hot. use the 460 oil cooler it bolts on and if it's good enough for ford....well, tha...
by sdiesel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Advice for a Newbie - 1984 Ford F350 upgrades

big blue!!! very nice work. I build mine own in the same fashion. the Flowmaster merge is huge improvement. love ur work. in mine I try to build in a reversion tube down stream from the merge. I have no idea what I'm doing or if it is an improvement, but I have dis covered that no one else does eith...
by sdiesel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Transmission choices...
Replies: 22
Views: 407

Re: Transmission choices...

this whole subject is getting side-wards. 600 in front 2.75 in the rear, no weight on back axle.... yes o.d. is senseless. there is a bell ringing in my head for a power glide 2 speed, with manual valve body. I've never toyed with racer stuff, and never driven such a transmission, but with that kind...
by sdiesel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Transmission choices...
Replies: 22
Views: 407

Re: Transmission choices...

honestly , gor fast boy toy, the zf is a poor choice. an automatic properly built seems a better option for ur needs. my main complaint with the zf is slow shifting, and funky gear spreads my choice might include an Aod, fully built. they will take the power. the zf will too, but that power with qui...
by sdiesel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 6693

Re: serpentine belt conversion

the a.i.r. pump, if not used for its original purpose (and I highly recommend using the system if possible), I believe, can be repurposed. I vaguely recall developing the pump housing into a dummy idler, so I could use the pump as a "relay", wherein it ran another belt that ran a vtwin air...
by sdiesel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 6693

Re: serpentine belt conversion

in the reimagination of our obsolete, engines, it's useful to consider upgrading to a 3 g ford alternator and the safer pigtail, while adding the serp. belt. it's a marvelous improvement overy the truly junk alternators ford had been using. power steering pumps: the ford pump rocks. if u are aware o...
by sdiesel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: serpentine belt conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 6693

Re: serpentine belt conversion

I have done this conversion. it works. the f.i. head is different than the carb head. on the driver side there will be one hole on the bracket, with no place to go. it just hangs there in the air if ur using carb head. as there is no threaded hole in the carb head to attach. everything else works. a...
by sdiesel
Fri May 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: CNG MAF 300
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: CNG MAF 300

I am very familiar with impco in propane. CNG LESS so. we had a couple of rigs were cng when I was mechanic on a tunnel job . I cannot for the life of me understand the purpose of that monster u have there. however, if the CNG unit and especially the tanks are still on that rig, you have, in this ca...
by sdiesel
Fri May 31, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Improvements To My 300 Motor
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: Improvements To My 300 Motor

progressive 2 bsrrel. doesn't weber have one? the best, very best overall performance I have ever gotten from a truck six is a one barrel from an old falcon, oil cooler and winter mix windshield fluid later on, when it got close to tear down I began an unscientific water injection (mixed sometimes w...
by sdiesel
Wed May 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: TECH TIP - STORAGE
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: TECH TIP - STORAGE

vci oil...where to get that?. I'll have to look into it. I love linseed oil, but don't it get hard like the Dickens when dry? funny story. Paul M came down a few years ago to fetch some parts he needed. I had a worn out old block that I knew was .60 over and tired. I had, for some reason put molasse...
by sdiesel
Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: TECH TIP - STORAGE
Replies: 8
Views: 366

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: 16
Views: 853

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: 16
Views: 853

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: 488

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: 10
Views: 449

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: 28821

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: 242

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: 475

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: 475

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: 475

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: 475

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: 270

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: 1206

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: 16222

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: 1089

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: 1089

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: 303

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: 674

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: 645

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: 674

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: 57
Views: 1507

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: 865

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: 1089

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: 1089

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: 1089

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: 325

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: 452

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: 452

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: 425

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: 425

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: 452

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: 57
Views: 1507

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: 57
Views: 1507

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...

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