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by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

I'll stop and pick up some Trans-X on the way home, give that a try. I'm not really a fan of fixing a physical problem with a chemical solution though. Since I noticed the issue last week, the car has only been driven a couple times and mostly on long drives where the transmission goes into gear and...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Air Compressor Plumbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Air Compressor Plumbing

I recently bought a "real" aircompressor. My old Campbell Hausefeld http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/shop/Magna%20Force%2060/20160609_Setup/IMG_3554_zpsw9x3xn23.jpg MAGNA FORCE 60 GAL. VERTICAL AIR COMPRESSOR It worked good for years for airing up tires and very, ...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Proper fluid level and a new vacuum modulator did not change the behavior.
I'm going to try adjusting the bands and see what I can get from that.

I'm also going to have to dig out my C4/C6 rebuild book, I bought one years ago.
O'Reily's has a master rebuild kit for $85 if i need to go that far.
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 18952

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

The information I've been seeing all say there is a 16g tank for an upgrade to the original 14g, and that I need to use a new fuel sending unit, which I'd probably want to do anyhow. When I stopped at the parts store over lunch I picked up all new lights.. headlight (just 1), (4) 1157, (4) dash bulb...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 18952

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Brakes have been finished. I drove it today through all 4 gears up to 60mph, everything with the drivetrain works... and stops! I poured gas into the fuel tank and it ran right out the bottom, through the tank. Does anybody have a recommendation for where to buy a tank that fits the old 'vert? And I...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 6291

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

Locally I found a guy who claims to know where there are roughly 30 falcons within 100 miles of my house. He thinks he can get me a fender. My next area of concern is under the rear seat, there is a divider that is vertical that holds the front of the rear seat, over 30 years of sitting, this car ha...
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Wiring Vent
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Wiring Vent

So the questions I'm asking myself are
Is this like emissions tests that I've been through?
Do you get a retest?
How many times can you flunk before it becomes a *real* problem?
Do you have to pay the second time?

Previous owners suck!
by CoupeBoy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

Now that you mention it... Early this Spring, I took it out for a drive and on one "spirited acceleration" the car smoked white and stunk of burning ATF. I didn't get the screen changed last night, other family stuff came up.. Fargo's first downtown cruise night :rolflmao: IMG_3166.JPG I'm...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It is old. I've been driving this car with this transmission in it for 15 years. The only fluids it has gotten is for topping it off after any transmission work. Like when I changed the radiator or the bell housing and I drained the torque converter. Or it just leaked it out. The behavior now is jus...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

Re: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

It shifts firm into reverse.
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear
Replies: 40
Views: 5250

1968 Mustang C4 Transmission weak into gear

I just drove my '68 Mustang for the first time in a long time, and it is acting oddly. When taking off from a complete stop it acts like it isn't going to engage the clutches, and then for the first few feet it feels loose, then it acts normally. When it shifts up into second it is almost like the 2...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: E4OD update
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: E4OD update

I was wondering how this ever turned out.
I'm of no use on E4OD information, someday I hope to have one...

I'd call the rebuilder back and ask them, otherwise synthetic version of whatever Ford recommended.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build
Replies: 63
Views: 18952

Re: 1963.5 Falcon Convertible Build

Its been a while since I spent any time with the old bird, and I haven't posted many pictures. Its been parked in the barn. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/1963%20Falcon%20Convertible/20160601_RandomPics/IMG_1087_zpseqzvab59.jpg Outside the barn. http://i689.photobucket.co...
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 26, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stock 4.9 efi upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

Re: Stock 4.9 efi upgrades?

5.0 Throttle Body and higher rate rockers?
Were you talking high flow aftermarket cat, or free flow modifications to the stock one?
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 26, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)
Replies: 64
Views: 6906

Re: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)

That thing looks peculiar.
And I've already seen the stock transmission crossmember and mount.
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 20, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19055

Re: Where are they now?

its not that family pictures are disallowed; its that in this day and age, everybody has become so paranoid about identity theft that almost nobody posts photos or personal info (some even lie about things)... unless its Facebook -- apparently there, people have no qualms about posting everything.. ...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19055

Re: Where are they now?

I thought.."Josie's on a vacation far away"?
FWIW, my 7yr (almost 8) old daughter's name is Jocelyn (Josie)
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 20, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who makes a tall valve cover?
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Who makes a tall valve cover?

years ago i worked for Jack Clifford. his son-law runs the company now. i called their company he said that they where not going to make any more alum. valve covers for the 240/300 six he sold me the last one that they had on the shelf for my 67 f-100 240/tott. Welcome to the forum Orbie! Some of m...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 20, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19055

Re: Where are they now?

rbohm wrote:i graduated college in 1979!!
I was alive that year! In single digits, but alive non-the-less! :rolflmao:

FWIW, I graduated college "older than average" in 2006.
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

Distracted by other things, but not forgotten... Zetec with distributor Silvertop Zetec 2.0 Running Distributer -- TurboSport.co.uk Forum http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2008/6/200806291112455249SELLING%20023.jpg FWIW, I'm mostly looking for a cheap way to get this motor running, after that I'll star...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 17, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Cam pull
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

Re: Cam pull

I'm pretty certain that you have to pull the head also, regardless of engine in or out of vehicle. Otherwise the lifters will keep falling down.

But yes, it should be doable in the vehicle.
-ron
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 16, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

The red car belongs to my coworker.
When I start using the Zetec, not much will be factory stock.
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 16, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

The "2300" is in the "Engine" portion of the window sheet, so I'm guessing 2.3L i4. No cam driven distributor, that would be a nightmare. I dropped off a flywheel for (4) simple bolt holes to be drilled and tapped 3.5 weeks ago and it is still out. While I trust in their work, I ...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 16, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

I wish this guy had posted more information about the mods he made to the distributor. Edit: page 4, has a lot more information on his conversion. Suzuki G10 3 cylinder project. -- Miata.net Forum Page 3 My original clever plan for lubrication has also been scrubbed. I ended up boring out the distri...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 16, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)
Replies: 64
Views: 6906

Re: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)

Well, Speeduino requires an arduino mega 2560, as it is a lot more powerful then a normal arduino, I personally use a sainsmart brand clone http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CF2REXC/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687582&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00761NDCI&pf_rd_m=A...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 16, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

Over the weekend, I went to a swap meet and found a guy selling (2) T5 "parts" transmissions. He bought them this way, he sold them to me this way, he knows nothing about them. The price was right, $25 and that included a SBF bellhousing with throwout bearing. http://i689.photobucket.com/a...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 13, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)
Replies: 64
Views: 6906

Re: My 200 EFI Turbo build ('65 Econoline)

Rich Apparently I've been sleeping on the job and missed this thread somehow. I am currently in need of a EFI/Timing for a little project I picked up a couple weeks ago. Zetec -- FordSix Forum My little motor has no option other than digital/electronic ignition. So far the items I've found for sale ...
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 12, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

I loved reading the B2 2.3l thread. I saw that you are planning on supplanting it with a "v" motor.

I'd read it either way. But it would be fun to see the 2.3 get another chance to redeem itself.
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 11, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

I thought that the Distributor Less 2.3's still used a stub to drive the oil pump and provide a tach signal?

This is the motor in the 2wd ranger at Dads.
image.jpg

I'd have to double check, but I think is is one of those weird ones with 8 spark plugs for 4 cylinders.
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

as i said before, I am basically i4 illiterate, I never had much reason to know about them. Sitting at Dad's house is a Ford Ranger with a 2.3L/5 speed and out back in the trees an Aerostar with a 2.3L/5speed (2wd). He offered both, plus he said he had another 5 speed for a 2wd ranger 'tucked away' ...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PCV Set up for 1962 144ci Six
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: PCV Set up for 1962 144ci Six

If that adapter plate for the original road draft tube isn't baffled, my guess is that you could be sucking through a LOT of oil. Not required in NoDak, but if you are required to have it, you may want to look into getting an updated valve cover with a factory provided PCV valve grommet and a factor...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200-250 motor mount locations
Replies: 28
Views: 2744

Re: 200-250 motor mount locations

chad wrote:Is the 'butterfly' another name for the 6 bolt SBF? I see it referenced often (it seems by non-ford folk).
I have never heard that nomenclature before. And I read a lot of weird stuff. Typically if not being referred to as a SBF pattern, it will be called a 'Windsor' motor.
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

This thread, had me out looking around the internet for bellhousing patterns 200-250 motor mount locations -- FordSix Forum And during my random google searching, I stumbled upon this.. Ford Transmission Bellhousing Info -- MercuryCapri.com The original site is now defunct and the only place that in...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Exhaust questions and recommendations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Exhaust questions and recommendations.

The early cars ('66 and older) use GT exhaust through the rear valance. The '67/68 cars have minor opening under the botom of the valance and they usually have dual out tips. I google searched 1967 rear valance, these just happen to be examples from CJ Pony Parts. The "round" openings in t...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200-250 motor mount locations
Replies: 28
Views: 2744

Re: 200-250 motor mount locations

It was not my list, wikipedia also had an early SBF section that included the 221 and 260 Early Windsor V8 pattern 221 V8 260 V8 289 V8 (made before August 3, 1964) - had five bolts holding bellhousing to block I left off those motors because I didn't want to introduce confusion. I don't know if the...
by CoupeBoy
Tue May 10, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200-250 motor mount locations
Replies: 28
Views: 2744

Re: 200-250 motor mount locations

List of Ford bellhousing patterns -- Wikipedia The interesting section is what is typically referred to as SBF (big six) pattern. Later Windsor V8 pattern -- wikipedia Note: this is commonly called the Ford Small-block V8 pattern, though it is used in some "big block"-sized V8's as well a...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 09, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

the 90amp is flux core only, the 170amp has the option to run as flux or gas shielded, and for somebody who wants the options it can be purchased for about 2x the price of the 90amp, and is probably worth it (I have never used one). From what I have read, the HF flux wire is garbage and should be av...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 09, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Exhaust questions and recommendations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Exhaust questions and recommendations.

My '68 runs the dual out exhaust under the rear valance, it was that way when I bought it. Single exhaust will never sound like dual exhaust. I'm of no help for the mufflers or pipe size, I'd match the pipe size to the header output pipe size. I have no recommendation for mufflers either, I like the...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 09, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

Sidebar from Zetec chatter...somewhere, I don't remember where, I did a writeup on the el'cheap-o HF 90Amp MIG. I thought it was here in the Eye Candy section, but be danged if I can find it. It isn't a perfect machine, but it has its uses. After I bought my HF 90amp, the first thing I did was take ...
by CoupeBoy
Mon May 09, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200-250 motor mount locations
Replies: 28
Views: 2744

Re: 200-250 motor mount locations

You cannot use the 200 flex plate. On the 200 the flex plate is something like a 4 pointed star and it bolts to the torque converter. And the torque converter had the starter ring gear welded to it. On a 250 (240/300/SBF) the flex plate is round and the starter ring gear is welded to the flex plate ...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 06, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

This may make you feel better about a cheap welder, I bought my Harbor Freight 90amp flux core welder when it was on sale for $82 just over a year ago. I designed and built custom 144/170/200/250 motor mounts to allow easier installation of 250 motors. Small Six Motor Mount Dimensions -- FordSix For...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 06, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9496

Re: 250 IS IN AND THE BEAST LIVES!!!

I'm just tossing this out there... instead of separate body bushings and body lift pucks, or modifications to the frame, have you considered. Custom Body Lift Kit 1-inch 1966-1977 Bronco $119.99 inch Body Lift Kit Body lifts are an easy way to gain clearance for larger tires without going to excessi...
by CoupeBoy
Fri May 06, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: A4LD trans to C3 bell mods
Replies: 43
Views: 12066

Re: A4LD trans to C3 bell mods

I'd run a starter that matches the flexplate. My reasoning is that the nose cone depth is set when the starter bolts to the bellhousing and the nose cone determines the open angle on it, and the depth at which the drive engages.
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 05, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

I planned on re-reading your EDIS install thread, you made it look easy enough for a guy like me to figure it out. I've got minimal fabrication skills, but I have no doubt that I'll be able to create the motor and transmission mounts necessary to install the powertrain. It could be just me, but I th...
by CoupeBoy
Thu May 05, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

That said, I think that flange will work, but it's not what you want. That flange lets you put the dual Weber crossflow intake from an old 1300cc motor onto your new Zetec. That's great if you've got one of those rare, expensive manifolds and you want your Locost or Escort to look right, but I thin...
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 04, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

A lot of those parts exist... just not here. Check these guys out: http://www.rwdmotorsport.com/ and http://danstengineering.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home That and a Megajolt setup and you're set. I have a Duratec 2.0l in the garage from an '05 Focus that I am someday going to put into the Falc...
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 04, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Zetec
Replies: 52
Views: 13891

Re: Zetec

You think that's impressive.. Last weekend I went on a 2 day bender of yard crawling at a few places near my Dad's house. Because I don't want any of you to have to endure what I did..... Take a peek at the pictures. Tetnus -- FordSix Forum -- Eye Candy Section http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv2...
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 04, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: Tetnus
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Tetnus

Not a truck, but I may have to go back for this.. 300/C4 http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/Tetnus/20160504_Vernon/IMG_2067_zpsze3y65cf.jpg If I liked Jeeps... (he says he doesn't have a title) http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/Tetnus/20160504_Vernon/...
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 04, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: Tetnus
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Tetnus

Day 2 I made a stop on the way to Dad's house to check out this F600, I'd put the cab on a different frame. Sadly the guy selling it wasn't home, and when I called him on his cellphone it was far too loud for him to hear me. http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/Tetnus/20160504_...
by CoupeBoy
Wed May 04, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: Tetnus
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Tetnus

As I've stated before, I'm a hoarder who has NO PLANS to quit any time soon. I've got a nice daily driver, and I am working on my next (hopeful) daily driver http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv256/phl3gm/automotive/Tetnus/20160504_Dad/IMG_1838_zpsaem5szzo.jpg I've been lazily shopping for an old 2...

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