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by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: dizzy upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

dizzy upgrades

Forgive me for not paying attention but what dist can a person use in the early small ford 6? I know that later blocks (larger dist shaft) can upgrade to a '68 (or later with dual mech vac advance) for petronix upgrade or the DII. But I forgot to pay attention to what the older blocks could use when...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 5200 Elect. Choke???
Replies: 3
Views: 940

5200 electric choke

I dont know about the 5200 but when I hooked up my electric choke on my '68 mustang, I had a 25Amp fuse with a 30amp relay. But that relay powered the choke and the ACC power for my radio. Could you tell me where you got your electric choke from? what is it off? Who did you order it from. Electric w...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 26, 2002 11:54 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: TO UNDERCOAT OR NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 2090

undercoating

What about under the fenders? My car was painted last January and if you look real good at the tops of the fenders there are a couple little spiders that I know are from rocks coming off the tires and smacking the metal from the inside. Wouldnt undercoating prevent this type of damage? Will the POR-...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Most economic way to get more performance from a 200
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: Economical Performance.

Clifford makes quality parts. Sometimes the phone advice and hype is a little overzealous, they have had periods of frustratingly slow service and pricing can a bit on the high side, but after all is said and done, where else can you go for some things. The exhaust port divider is a case in point. ...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:54 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Rack and pinion steering
Replies: 16
Views: 3309

R&P into 60's ford from ssixto

I still like looking at http://home.pacbell.net/ssixto/automotive/R&P/R&P.html
some people just make it look easy..

ron
by CoupeBoy
Fri Nov 22, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: factory sound Mods?
Replies: 8
Views: 1895

radio repair

Do you work on Ch*bby radios as well, I know a lady with a '55 that would like hers fixed someday..

ron
by CoupeBoy
Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:03 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Installing White Faced Gauges.
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

white faced gauges

It seems to me that the ones on ebay were going for 30-40$ how would they compare to the ones being offered by http://www.gt350mustang.com/wfg for 20$ (including shipping)? http://www.gt350mustang.com/wfg/images/67wfg1.jpg I bought a '68 dash pod a while back to do the swap but been to busy/preoccup...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: (2) 2bbl to 1bbl adapters
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

(But is this over kill? Hmmmmm) How would that ever happen?? Maybe with some smaller 32/36's with progressive linkage you could drive it successfully on the road. Ducktang said Peugot Bill runs this on a race only car with a pair of 38/38 (non progressive carbs). But with smaller progressive carbs....
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:08 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Ripping Out Heater Box!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3933

heater removal instructions

Thanks for asking the question Doug, and thanks for the reply Jack. In a couple weeks me and my buddy have to figure out what happened to his heater box. the trap door (fresh air?) wont open to the inside. It looks like whoever put the heater in last time tightened the heater up to tight. The housin...
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: (2) 2bbl to 1bbl adapters
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

pcv with dual 2v

I would assume that a good place could be directly into the log itself, drill and tap, stick in a large bung for the hose and let 'er fly. Maybe even put one into/onto the plate that plugs the original 1V hole..

ron
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:47 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: The Stang in progess.
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

grinding a piston

Image
In this pic it looks like he is just removing years of carbon buildup from the top of the pistons.

ron
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: (2) 2bbl to 1bbl adapters
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

dual 2v on a log

Like this?
Image
A while back when discussing using the stovebolt adapter with Ducktang he sent me this pic. He said that Peugot Bill is running this setup on a 200 that he races.

ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 20, 2002 12:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 69 falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

used webber

I made the mistake of getting a carb from my local wrecking yard, the thing cost me 36$ after taxes. Then a rebuild kit for 21$ (AutoZone) I havent gotten a float yet but its another 10$. Mine came off a '74 2.8L (171 cu in) $65 looks pretty good for one from stovebolt now... (ah the beauty of hinds...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need Advice...to tear down...or not to tear down...
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

2 rebuild or not 2 rebuild

It looks to me like you plan on having this engine in for a while and possibly letting it stretch its legs a bit. I think you should go ahead and get at least a rering kit for it, to get a good look at what you have and be sure its 100% before dropping it in. With the mods you plan on making it woul...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Who had the thin head gaskets?
Replies: 1
Views: 833

thin headgasket

MarkP
and he is back to sell them again:
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=252

ron
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:43 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: IRS in the Mustang and Fast Ford Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

IRS

That is kind of where I was trying to lead that, why not use front spindles on the back? What types of problems would there be with using exploder spindles from the front with some custom arms? For a while the guy who owns http://www.rockstomper.com ( who also goes to the 4x4 meetings I attend somet...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 4:17 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: IRS in the Mustang and Fast Ford Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

IRS in a stang

how about getting parts from an exploder? http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/edweb/clor/explorer_mountaineer/media/02.Ford.Explorer.IRS.350.jpg What do you think? are the spindles worth attempting? what about the center section? is it an 8.8 derivative? Lots of talk about swiping...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 390 or 600
Replies: 20
Views: 5496

edlebrock book aint so bad

on my '68 the first time I put a 600CFM w/electic choke (1406) on it, I put on a baby tiny 10" air cleaner and didnt hook up the PCV. The thing ran rich all day long, puffing black smoke and getting crappy gas mileage. I then found http://edelbrock.com/automotive/eps_1406.html Its pretty straight fo...
by CoupeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 10:55 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Reverse Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

C4 backup switch

although I have never replaced one, I have been told that the backup light switch and the neutral safety switch are the same thing. And since my car only starts in 'N' or 'P' I assume its not the switch. I called to AutoZone and Checker (Checker Schucks Kragen whichever branch is in your area) they ...
by CoupeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 2:55 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: IRS in the Mustang and Fast Ford Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

Vintage Pics of Ford IRS

I caved in and went and bought the book. These are the only 2 pics of the original car they had. There was a bit about both the fastback and the IRS being presented to Iaccoca at the same time, and he chose the fastback, but not the IRS (bummer) http://phlegm.us/Mustang/tech/Suspension/IRS/mini-Ford...
by CoupeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: NEED YOUR HLP QUICKLY!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

2.77

crud, no sooner do I open my mouth, when I find
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says there were 2 different tg codes, and part numbers being used on six cylinder motors in '65

I hope this helps a little more then my original "no information" post
ron
by CoupeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AUSSIE 250 eBay
Replies: 24
Views: 4662

xflow on ebay

its ausheads, importing and selling goods from Oz again. Now that I think about it, did ausheads ever reply about whether or not he could get large numbers of Oz headers from down under to us up here in NA?

ron
by CoupeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:06 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: NEED YOUR HLP QUICKLY!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

2.77

as far as I could tell (I looked in 3 books) the 2.77 ran up till '66 then the 3.03 took over in '67. I know in another post Fordman75 says there could be 2 different snout lengths, but my books say nothing about that.

good luck
ron
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head leaks oil/coolant - what now? also 250 swap notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

exhaust port divider

Found the other source for exhaust port dividers
Somebody else had found this originally, but its good info to keep around.

http://www.autokrafters.com/tpls/Detail.tpl?command=search&db=Catalog.db&eqskudata=73-1136

ron
by CoupeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:48 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Question on TPS from EFI
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

TPS readings

Yo C-town, I busted out my "How to Tune and Modify Chevrolet Fuel Injection" book, I am assuming you have GM EFI. On page 82 it has instructions on how to test the TPS and it says the range for GM TPS is usually from .65V (throttle closed) to 4.0V (full throttle) I know AutoZone can test em for you ...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:14 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: IRS in the Mustang and Fast Ford Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 4708

IRS in the Mustang and Fast Ford Mag

Did any body else read that article yet? They even do the swap on the ground. http://www.dvsrestorations.com/images/irs.jpg http://www.dvsrestorations.com/irs.shtml is the company that makes the kit they used. Also a couple days ago I was at my favorite library (no not the bathroom) Barnes & Nobles ...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:09 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 mustang - getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

fat man lack of upper control arm

That is a pretty common setup in most new cars. There is a lower control arm, Then the strut hold the spindle straight. But without the upper control arm people say that this setup doesnt have quite as good of cornering camber. But should weigh less if you care about such things.

ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:27 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Pony drifts to the right
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

pony pulling

I was not questioning tire rotation schedule, mine get swapped every 3-5k (its free from where I bought them). Nor am I wondering if radial pull exists (unfortunately it does). But if rotating your tires causes some sort of weirdness in the alignment I would think that a replacement tire is in order...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:59 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 mustang - getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

fatmanfab info

See thats the problem with theives they never give credit where credit is due :lol:

ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Replacing clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

65mustangman wrote:The only special tool you need is a clutch alignment too.


Back on the farm we have even gotten around this by using a ratchet extension and various size sockets to match the clutch spline, not perfect but works in a pinch

ron
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: So what should I do next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

upgrades for MustangRob

Since cost is a concern would he be any better or worse off getting a 32/36 webber from stovebolt for 60$? Or is the Holley just that much better?
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:10 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 mustang - getting started
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

front suspensions

I keep checking their website to see if they have it posted yet (and they do not right now) but here is some pics to tide you over http://phlegm.us/FordSix/tech/Suspension/FatManFab/FM1.jpg http://phlegm.us/FordSix/tech/Suspension/FatManFab/FM2.jpg and there are some pdf's that somebody (forgot who)...
by CoupeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head leaks oil/coolant - what now? also 250 swap notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

falcon performance book for sale

Usually orders go to David, but with him on vacation, can we get the book from you Dennis? or is there somebody back in Idaho that will send the book? or are we relegated to wait? Sorry about the quote, can't figure out how to relpy without the quote. at the very bottom of a message thread there is ...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 11:55 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Pony drifts to the right
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

drift

"radial pull" myth, magic, or technology wonder? If it did turn out to be that rotating the tires fixes the issue would you keep those tires or chuck them and get new ones that are truly round without the possibility of cord shift? Have I ever fixed an alignment/pulling problem that way? yes. Did I ...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Distributor Caps
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

clear dizzy cap

What I want to watch is you spraying the cap with Windex and wiping clean while engine runs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: and make a mpeg of it so the rest of us can see too, that would be sweet. plexi bonnet grease is the word, staring a sexy Oz transplant, Ms. Olivia Newton-John
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 head leaks oil/coolant - what now? also 250 swap notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

head milling to correct CR

where are those darned Schjeldahl brothers when you need them? On their website http://falconperformance.sundog.net/ They have tons of interesting information about the ford sixes http://falconperformance.sundog.net/facts.asp and a handy compression ration calculator that is set to the 200 specs by ...
by CoupeBoy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:42 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Pony drifts to the right
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

pony drifts to the right

Did you ask if they could align it if you brought them in the specs? I know at least when I used to do alignments the nice digi screen displayed it all, Caster, Camber, Toe. Even if they dont have specs in their computer, I would hope they have a person intelligent enough to figure out how to make c...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 8:57 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: testing gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 906

testing gauges

I am still looking for the magical steps to test gauges in a dash pod I picked up from a swap meet. If anybody know, or knows where I can find the info I would appreciate it. Dash pod is for a '68 Coupe.

ron
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 4:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Distributor Caps
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

transparent dizzy cap

I have seen transparant plug wires, but I thought they were a no no. The ones I saw had wires ending at random locations so that the spark would jump from then end of the wire back to the main passthrough wire cluster. And people quit using them for a number of reasons like 1. All that spark jumping...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 2:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: start this again
Replies: 15
Views: 3193

post count

From the first post (also a sticky post) in the FSP forum http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3 As a concession to all those who have endured so much these last few days, I'll restore your post count if you just e-mail or PM me what it should be. :D Keep in mind that the clock stops at 999,999,...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 254?
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

engine solutions for a '53 F100

This is almost the same problem I am going to have in a year or so when I dust off my '54 F100. It originally came with a 239 Yblock, but when I bought it it had a 240 (locked up). I have another 240 that moves freely and even bought all the ignition parts to put it in. I also have a couple 302's ou...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Got my newer 200 head
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

78 head shaving

I will feild a couple of these It is neccassary to mill the head if you want to maintain the factory CR or improve upon it. If you dont care about performance, then dont worry about it. You will need to find the compressed thickness of your new headgasket and the CC size of your old head, and new he...
by CoupeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 12:39 am
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Mav Update
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

Inliner Mav Update

Have you decided if you are keeping or selling it yet? I know before the forum went down last time there was a "for sale" in your sig

ron

(and NO I am not in the market for a green maverick)

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