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by drag-200stang
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 45
Views: 2525

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

I am not sure if this is your problem but i will throw it out anyway.
The bolt threads are close to the out side edge of the flange and can crack to the seal surface, causing a leak.
Maybe the crack can close up and not be seen when the bolt is not tight and spreading it,and it is missed. :hmmm:
by drag-200stang
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: how did ford break in engines on production line?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: how did ford break in engines on production line?

I might be doing it wrong but after I break in the cam, I drive it like I stole it.
by drag-200stang
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Would a 70 250 head bolt on 67 200 block?

Yes same type but larger and flows more = more power.
The chamber is larger and you will need to deal that with by milling the head to bring the compression back up.
by drag-200stang
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Tuning help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: 200 Tuning help needed

The balancer can slip..The hub is keyed but the outer part where the timing marks are, is mounted to the hub with rubber...That is what dampens the harmonics of the crank and it can slip.
by drag-200stang
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dealing with oil temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Dealing with oil temperature

I would think that oil cooled with the water like that would extend engine life...Oil temp lags cooling temp. by a large amount on start up.
Faster oil warm up would be a good thing.
by drag-200stang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 45
Views: 2525

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

Ok that makes sense.
I thought that you were going to try a nos neoprene seal that may be made to the right spec. versus today's offshore stuff.
by drag-200stang
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 45
Views: 2525

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

What do you mean trim the seal to fit ?
I do not remember that needing to be done, that maybe your problem...No crush to make tight.
Let us see what other members say.
by drag-200stang
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Interesting debate
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Interesting debate

Only if you identify as a Ford man.....How do you feel. :D
by drag-200stang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Draw through with nitrous
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Draw through with nitrous

What cam ???
by drag-200stang
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Short Block Build Plan - Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Re: Short Block Build Plan - Thoughts?

Forget that dot to dot stuff, the cam must be degreed...That is the only way to know if it is right for sure...Do not build engines to chance.
by drag-200stang
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: .159
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: .159

X2 .159 is common on a 250
by drag-200stang
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ARP Rod Bolt Machine Work
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: ARP Rod Bolt Machine Work

I am not sure what you are doing, but the aftermarket steel 1jz rods may be a good idea if you need the crank ground and new pistons.
Fast 64 is working on that and soon we will know if there is any issues with doing so.
by drag-200stang
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?

I would like to see more taper but flow is not as important on the inducer side as the exducer side...May be easier to go with a thick flange and blend the flange from the 2'' to the turbo inlet to fit , less welding and stronger seal.
by drag-200stang
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Boost reference mechanical fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Boost reference mechanical fuel pump

I know people have boost referenced the mechanical fuel pump, but I cannot see It being a good idea...Not sure about the combo pump you have, but on a regular fuel pump there is no seal between the diaphragm rod and the bushing bearing...You will suck oil air out of the crankcase under vacuum and in...
by drag-200stang
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: Turbo J pipe suggested gauge / wall thickness?

Keep in mind the turbo oil drain needs when planing the mounting and piping of the turbo.
by drag-200stang
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oil Pans are now available!
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: 250 Oil Pans are now available!

The sump has to be in the front because the oil pump is there ...It can be full length , front and rear sump, but it cannot be rear only.
I remember this because I had to pound out the front of the pan to get the modded 250 pump to fit my 200.
by drag-200stang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oil Pans are now available!
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: '70-'77 250 Oil Pans are now available!

chad wrote:"...call-back that this was a rear sump pan…"
No such thing, no?

"...no rear sump 250s ever made (rear 200 in the 80s)…."

I think that who ever contacted you simply does not know the front from the back and how it mount on our engines.
by drag-200stang
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Disc for Ford based T-5 Swap?
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Clutch Disc for Ford based T-5 Swap?

My tri power 200 dd went 14.22 that is 195 hp...Two 9'' clutch plates exploded, no steel pressure plates made...Had a company make me a custom 8.5 steel flywheel that used a 8.5 steel pressure plate...(They said that the European racers used it and it worked for them ) It started slipping before I e...
by drag-200stang
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Priming Oil system/pump
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Fordman75 wrote:I use a old distributor that I gutted and pulled the drive gear off from.

This is the best way of doing it. :thumbup:
It is possible to ding up the shaft bearing surface the other way, I know, :wink: I can mess it up.
by drag-200stang
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP
Replies: 21
Views: 1568

Re: AT MY WITS END...NEED SOME HELP

I am thinking that the larger area of the ports and manifold is hurting your carb signal...Maybe try a 350 or a small four barrel with smaller primary's ...As said the cold manifold could be a contributor to the problem. Ak Miller always said the turbo lag or simply lag is a fuel lag problem. and it...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Solid or Hydraulic Lifters on 1966 170 Bronco ?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Sold or Hydraulic Lifters on 1966 170 Bronco ?

That looks like a solid lifter to me...I do not see how it would be possible to be a hydraulic, no way to have any part that moves, being that it is one solid piece of metal.

I think that they would refer to that lifter as the Mae West lifter.
by drag-200stang
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1913

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

...Also if you try cut the head to get the stock tilt (or level as installed in car) the metal will be to thin, maybe split the difference and some in the manifold and the rest cut from the adapter after bolted down... The log is already tilted with respect to the head(to level the carb), why would...
by drag-200stang
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1913

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

That adapter looks like it would work, but if you center it like they did and look at the pic that upper left corner is filled with braze, that wont work well if done with epoxy...Epoxy will work great to fill low areas that will be compressed between the head and the adapter, that spot is to large ...
by drag-200stang
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 1913

Re: E0xxx head 2bbl Conversion

Can you post up a link or pic of the adapter before you buy it...I would like to see if it will work for you or against you, a scratch build adapter may work out better in the long run.
by drag-200stang
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Balancer/damper

It sounds like it is good enough, run it. :thumbup:
Check for dings in the seal area, should be able to see where it runs.
by drag-200stang
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Build the 300 or go V8?
Replies: 22
Views: 2115

Re: Build the 300 or go V8?

Best bang for the buck would be a junkyard LS with a turbo :shock:
by drag-200stang
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 165
Views: 9496

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

thegreyghost wrote:
drag-200stang wrote:Could it be that the vacuum advance is retarding when you give it throttle like it is supposed to and the mechanical has not gotten up to speed yet at first ?


No vacuum advance on the dizzy - mechanical only, but thanks for the suggestion.

Yes you said that in your first post :oops:
by drag-200stang
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 24902

Re: turbo 200 build

:beer: Car looks great.
I could not drive my wife's escort without stalling it four or five times (no torque ,small flywheel) She had no problem ,she was used to it...The gear change will help.
What rpm does it quit pulling...If you have dared it yet ?
by drag-200stang
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 165
Views: 9496

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Could it be that the vacuum advance is retarding when you give it throttle like it is supposed to and the mechanical has not gotten up to speed yet at first ?
by drag-200stang
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Old setup pics of drag 200 stang
Replies: 28
Views: 5288

Re: Old setup pics of drag 200 stang

TTT with restored pics.
by drag-200stang
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Autolite 2100 mixture screw snapped

Frankly I would just work around it...It may be perfect just as it is set.
by drag-200stang
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 165
Views: 9496

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

This may or not help you but my tri power tuning issues went away when I screwed filters directly in the carbs and then drove it some...Then tore down each carb all the way, not disturbing the filter, defuzzed the gaskets, cleaned out all passages...After that no more issues.. Some times it took a c...
by drag-200stang
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: First time cam degree questions
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: First time cam degree questions

You are using a solid lifter right...I would check my work by checking the intake and exhaust open and closing points according to the cam card at .050 or what ever they spec out...If it matches the center line method, send it.
by drag-200stang
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers
Replies: 38
Views: 5694

Re: No Oil Pressure / YT Full Roller Rockers

Some are ''Drag '' proof and are grooved on both sides. :)
by drag-200stang
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: OCD and block assembly

Yes missed it by that much :)
I may have mis read the op post and edited to be more accurate.
The height of the tube will position the dip stick at the right height.
by drag-200stang
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: OCD and block assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: OCD and block assembly

Checked four 200 rear and front dip stick blocks, length of tube up from the block, exposed is 2.960'' same on all even a E1BB.
by drag-200stang
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Roller Rocker Question
Replies: 43
Views: 2931

Re: Roller Rocker Question

I think so but hate the cost :(
by drag-200stang
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Torque Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Torque Strap

Nice job. :thumbup:
Your hood and shock tower will thank you!
by drag-200stang
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Old setup pics of drag 200 stang
Replies: 28
Views: 5288

Re: Old setup pics of drag 200 stang

Pics should work now.
by drag-200stang
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Re: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel

That is what I was thinking...I am hearing that the magnets in the wheel are better for high horsepower engines that have crank flex issues.

Do not know about the high horsepower but I expect the crank to flex...The 3 magnet wheel would have been a lot easier to make...One day I hope to find out.
by drag-200stang
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Re: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel

Yes I agree,..Read post #1 closely and look at pic 2.
I am using the hly dom and the wheel is designed after their 36-1 but I made the tooth notch radius tighter than they did.
by drag-200stang
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Re: Home made 36-1 trigger wheel

Yes and no...The sensor has to be 60 degrees before tdc , like at the 7th tooth counter clock wise from the missing tooth at tdc of #1. It is mostly an issue of mounting the sensor in a favorable spot to mount solid and fiddle with...It is simple and yet confusing. As long as the engine is at top de...
by drag-200stang
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

This will not help but but when I bought the late model 170 flat top, large log, small chamber head that Ak recommended, it was 78 dollars at the dealer, new with seats..This was a DO head in 1970 for my high school tri power 200 mustang...Seams cheap but I was only making a dollar an hour :( Hotrod...
by drag-200stang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: "180" degree crank SIX CYLINDER hi-torque engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: "180" degree crank SIX CYLINDER hi-torque engine

I would think that #4 main would take a pounding.
by drag-200stang
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Does this bear further investigation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Does this bear further investigation?

bubba22349 wrote:Looks like a 250 six to me! Finding the block and head casting numbers would help in IDing it further. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

X2 Also think that it is a 250
by drag-200stang
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What did you do to your car this weekend?
Replies: 58
Views: 7898

Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

...this last weekend; I took the 250 (in my 1976 Comet) apart again (had a lifter come apart and pushed the #2 exhaust valve into the piston while driving to work! Ahh!) Got very lucky; was able to lap in a new valve; replace the lifter set; replace all the gaskets and today its alive again... just...
by drag-200stang
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Does this bear further investigation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Does this bear further investigation?

Looks like a 250 six to me! Finding the block and head casting numbers would help in IDing it further. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: It looks odd to me...I have one of each and I could go look, but right now my back is saying no you are not going anywhere . Yesterday I was the hammer and today I am the...
by drag-200stang
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Happy with the 200
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Happy with the 200

So i ususally suggest only revving the engine to what the cam can support as trying to push it past that point doesn't really give you much for power. That particular cam is rated to 4500 according to comp so honestly i would rev it to 4500-4700 and that would be the shift point. I think babying it...
by drag-200stang
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt Head, No Oil Flowing
Replies: 40
Views: 2636

Re: Rebuilt Head, No Oil Flowing

Success!!!! I bought an oil pump priming tool and used a drill. Took about a minute and twenty seconds but oil is now flowing out of the rocker shaft just in time since my drill was starting to smoke too! Good deal :beer: ..... So did it seem like it took forever to prime ? I think I got this one,....
by drag-200stang
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Polished intake
Replies: 28
Views: 2557

Re: Polished intake

You must be talking about timing marks? I kept them thinking I was going to need them but after my balancer showed up not sure I will. I agree on a flat smooth surface would look better. Sorry, I was referring to the intake manifold , I should of been more clear...All of the polishing looks great. ...

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