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by mustang6
Wed May 03, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 1967 mustang front drum fade/pull?
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: 1967 mustang front drum fade/pull?

I second everything that Bubba said with a couple of extra points- They should not pull at all, and if you do all the adjustments, parts checks (wheel cylinders, linings, drums, etc) and can find nothing else wrong, consider the flexible brake hoses behind the backing plates. When they get old and d...
by mustang6
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Folks dig the 3x1...
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Folks dig the 3x1...

Wow, very nice. Just a few comments/questions. 1) it looks like you are actually drawing ported vacuum off the side off the center carb, but you said you were drawing off the intake manifold so where do you have the ported carb line going? 2) I'm struggling a bit to totally understand the issue you ...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Manual 200ci bellhousing
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Manual 200ci bellhousing

One thing to keep in mind when deciding which way to go is the clutch linkage- the newer bell will save you getting a T-5 adapter but you will have to convert your car over to a cable "pull" type throwout bearing setup. Using the older bell makes you use the T-5 adapter but keeps the stock...
by mustang6
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft length
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Driveshaft length

Most people find they have to shorten the driveshaft about an inch to do the swap you did. I think you've proved you can squeeze it in there without shortening but I would be concerned about the loads you are putting against the pinion bearing and inside the transmission. You are supposed to have ab...
by mustang6
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: low cost od for Bronco
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: low cost od for Bronco

It's one of these, adapted to the Bronco.

http://www.davidkeetoploaders.com/imposters.htm
by mustang6
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: sorry, another drum power conversion.....1967 mustang.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: sorry, another drum power conversion.....1967 mustang.....

Yes, the 67-68 power brake pedal pivots from a 3/8" diameter bolt that goes through two holes up high in the support, higher up than the spot where the manual pedal/shaft are attached.
by mustang6
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: sorry, another drum power conversion.....1967 mustang.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: sorry, another drum power conversion.....1967 mustang.....

Yes, if you are using an OEM style power booster you will need the power brake pedal. Many of the non-OEM conversion kit boosters are designed to hook up to a manual brake pedal but it doesn't sound like you have that kind? I have done this conversion with an OEM booster and had to change the pedal....
by mustang6
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Sector shaft adjustment screw
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Sector shaft adjustment screw

This site has the proper process for steering box adjustments http://www.stangerssite.com/adjustment.html
by mustang6
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Toploader bearings replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: Toploader bearings replacement

A high wear point on the toploader is the uncaged roller bearings that ride inside the gear end of the input shaft, where it supports the nose of the mainshaft. When tearing down, inspect both surfaces for scoring and other unacceptable wear. Dave Kee sells replacements but unfortunately scoring on ...
by mustang6
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Safety Mods "Travis Allen Smith"
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: Safety Mods "Travis Allen Smith"

There are a few different ways to get away from the 65-66 long shaft "spear of death" steering box. http://cdn.nexternal.com/sacstang/images/mustangsteeringbox_short.jpg In the old days guys would adapt the 67-70 short shaft boxes (with their respective collapsible columns). These days you...
by mustang6
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: What rim size can be used
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: What rim size can be used

Like Bubba said, some 14" rims will clear and some won't. If you look at the pictures below, the first one is a drum brake wheeI- look at the inside (hub side) of the rim where it is closest to the brake rotor and you can see it angles towards the hub area in a way that doesn't leave room for t...
by mustang6
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: '64 Ranchero exterior questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: '64 Ranchero exterior questions

I like it! Pretty similar to my 65 except I have rust in the rear floors. I need a windshield so thanks for the warning on what's to come there.
by mustang6
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bell housing bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Bell housing bolts

Don't know all the sizes off the top of my head but they are all coarse thread. Hardware store bolts will work fine but be sure the get at least grade 5, preferably grade 8 (most big stores have both grades). Buy a bunch of sizes that look close, use the ones that work, take the rest back.
by mustang6
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 4700

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

+1 Yes
by mustang6
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 61 to 68 steering gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: 61 to 68 steering gearbox

I'm not sure on the answer to your question, but I happen to have a 68 Falcon steering box I can measure and shoot pictures of if you need. Last year I bought a complete steering setup off a 68 Falcon (mistakenly) believing it would fit a 68 Mustang. I found the steering box to have a slightly diffe...
by mustang6
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Trans swap options for overdrive? 61 econoline
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: Trans swap options for overdrive? 61 econoline

There have been a couple of people on this board that have put toploader 3 speed overdrive transmissions (that came in late some 70's cars and light trucks, see http://www.davidkeetoploaders.com/imposters.htm ) into Econolines and used either a four speed column (rare but they did exist, for what ye...
by mustang6
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.
Replies: 14
Views: 3681

Re: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.

You have to load them somewhere else and link to them here.
by mustang6
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Front Disc Conversion Only
Replies: 22
Views: 4700

Re: Front Disc Conversion Only

60-80% (depending on how nose heavy your car is and how hard you brake) of all braking is done on the front which is why disc brakes were put there first. So you will get the most bang for the buck by doing that. Adding power at the same time is a good call as disc brakes are not "self energizi...
by mustang6
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.
Replies: 14
Views: 3681

Re: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.

Can you post a few pictures of the carb, distributor, vacuum advance routing, connection to auto transmission vacuum, etc? Did it do this before the rebuild? Perhaps that was the reason for the rebuild but it didn't fix the problem?
by mustang6
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Fordomatic swap question
Replies: 61
Views: 8593

Re: Fordomatic swap question

Your prime cruise RPM is going to be the point where the engine is at the top of its torque curve (also the point where it will get best mpg). So for a stock 67 200, that would be around 2400 rpm (190 ft/lb torque peak). So figure out what rpm the torque curve will peak at for your engine (largely d...
by mustang6
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 67 Hub Caps
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: 67 Hub Caps

Cant see the photo but stock 67 wheel covers do have argent (kind of a grey silver color) painted between the raised "spokes" or "ribs".

Image
by mustang6
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.
Replies: 14
Views: 3681

Re: 68 auto stalls off idle acceleration, need help.

First thing I would do is (with the engine off) look down the top of the carb and operate the throttle, looking for the accelerator pump shot of gas. Your symptoms exactly match a bad or misadjusted accelerator pump. Those pump diaphragms commonly fail and leave you with a bad off-idle hesitation. I...
by mustang6
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bench bleeding master cylinder - still a bit confused
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Bench bleeding master cylinder - still a bit confused

Often times new master cylinders come with plastic flare plugs in the holes, so I had saved and reused those over the years. Even if you plug them with a small rubber or plastic plug to help keep them from dripping that's all you need to do. Also, I feel bench bleeding is really to "prime"...
by mustang6
Thu May 26, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144/170 Carb Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: 144/170 Carb Survey

I have a Holley 1909 off an early 60's 144 you could have for the price of shipping. i think the only thing wrong with it (other than sitting on a shelf for 30 years) is the ear is broken on the plastic cam part where the manual choke cable was attached.
by mustang6
Mon May 23, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil pump to block gasket or not gasket?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: oil pump to block gasket or not gasket?

here is a discussion that I was a part of years ago on this subject:
http://fordsix.com//viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21895
by mustang6
Tue May 10, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Exhaust questions and recommendations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Exhaust questions and recommendations.

My 68 has a dual Clifford header, 2 1/4" pipes, Dynomax turbo mufflers (throaty but not too loud) and dumps underneath the car before the rear axle. Some time ago I replaced the stock rear valence for one with the dual exhaust cutouts but have yet to get the exhaust pipes extended. Like others ...
by mustang6
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Pulls right
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Pulls right

If all the more obvious things fail to fix the problem, don't forget the flex hoses can deteriorate internally and become a restriction that causes uneven braking. I've had it happen twice on different cars, not common but something to look at as a last resort.
by mustang6
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Re: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon

Sweet! Please post pics when you get it!
by mustang6
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: ball joints
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Re: ball joints

My experience with the "sealed for life" joints you describe is that they hold up fine. The original style have zerk fittings for greasing but the boots didn't seal as tight so seem to always ooze grease. So I personally like the cleaner look of the sealed boots, and I've heard of people d...
by mustang6
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Will 7.25" rear brake from a 66 couple fit a 66 8" rear end?
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Will 7.25" rear brake from a 66 couple fit a 66 8" rear

Unfortunately, probably not. The 7.25" rear brakes were 9" diameter and the 8" rear brakes are 10" diameter and in my experience the backing plate holes are smaller/closer together anyway. The backing plates/brakes from a 8" rear and a small bearing 9" rear will typical...
by mustang6
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 28 spline to 31 spline center chunk swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: 28 spline to 31 spline center chunk swap

Your 73 F100 will likely have 28 spline axles if it is 2WD, 31 spline if it is 4WD. Pull an axle and count to be sure.
by mustang6
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Drilling carb butterflies
Replies: 68
Views: 8358

Re: Drilling carb butterflies

I'd suggest you sell me that head and I can test if it messes up my smooth running 200 ;) Seriously, I wish I had a 2V Oz head but dont, so this suggestion is based on vacuum leaks I've heard others talk about. Some people seem to have had a real hard time getting those intake gaskets to seal well, ...
by mustang6
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Switch from 8.5" to 9" clutch- worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3260

Re: Switch from 8.5" to 9" clutch- worth it?

I agree with Bubba, go with the later block and get at least the 9" clutch.
by mustang6
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Adapting a Borg Warner T-96 to my 200
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Adapting a Borg Warner T-96 to my 200

Not sure if this helps but I have heard of an extended length pilot bushing that is used when people use a big block toploader four speed (say from a 67-9 FE block Mustang) in a small block application. Perhaps you could have a special bushing made that would extend beyond the end of the crankshaft ...
by mustang6
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T10 side loader question here.
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: T10 side loader question here.

Be careful- the T10 uses a reverse cut plastic internal speedo drive gear that will be ruined if you use a driven gear (on the end of your speedo cable) from a 3 speed stick or automatic transmission. If you ruin a T10 drive gear you will have to find a good used one as they do not make those new an...
by mustang6
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 cluster shaft funnel
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: T5 cluster shaft funnel

Interesting, thanks.
by mustang6
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 cluster shaft funnel
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: T5 cluster shaft funnel

What was the answer?
by mustang6
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 pilot bushing
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: T5 pilot bushing

The part number for the pilot bearing for 4cyl T-5 to mate to 200/250ci is SKF Part no. 6202-2RSJ, sold at NAPA for $25. I'm sure you can source it other places as well, but be sure they don't accidentally order 6202-RSJ as it only has a seal on one side. I did not have to shorten my driveline when ...
by mustang6
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasoline in oil - FINAL
Replies: 21
Views: 3009

Re: Gasoline in oil - FINAL

Glad to hear you fixed it!
by mustang6
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: aod or not
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: aod or not

My only experience retrofitting an AOD is in a car (67 Mustang with a 225 HP 289, 3.25 posi 9" rear) so I'm not sure how applicable it is to a heavier truck but you do have a 300 which is higher torque so maybe similar? I bought a "usable" (turned out to be really a core) AOD out of a...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasoline in oil - FINAL
Replies: 21
Views: 3009

Re: Gasoline in oil

Yeah sorry, didn't mean to imply you were "lucky" to have all those problems. I do think you have some reliability to look forward to with the DSII/MSD combo, I have run those together in I6 and V8 cars for over 10 years with no problems. On the oil/fuel issue I just don't see how that cou...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: next project
Replies: 36
Views: 10563

Re: next project

You really think a spool is a good item for the street? If you are using the term as I understand it (a solid ring gear mount to the axles with no pinion gears) you will have a heck of a time going around corners and chewing up tires. Spools are almost exclusively used on the straight line dragstrip...
by mustang6
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasoline in oil - FINAL
Replies: 21
Views: 3009

Re: Gasoline in oil

I think you are lucky, last time I saw a fuel pump diaphragm fail the fuel/vapors that went into the oil ignited in a big explosion that blew the oil cap off the valve cover so hard it dented the hood from the inside! Engine had died (when pump failed) and wouldn't start and the guy was cranking it ...
by mustang6
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 4x4.5 or 4x41/4 15 steel Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 5304

Re: 4x4.5 or 4x41/4 15 steel Wheel

Look for steel wheels off a late 80's to mid/late 90's Nissan 240SX (some models the last few years were 5 lug instead). They had the 4x4.5" bolt pattern, came in 6x15" size, and were not to badly offset because the 240SX was a rear wheel drive car. I have used them on a 68 Mustang before....
by mustang6
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Saginaw 4 speed?
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Saginaw 4 speed?

Ford did use the Borg Warner T-10 side-loader 4 speed behind small block V8s up to about 1966, after which they transitioned to the stronger T&C Toploader 4 speed. In the Mustang the T-10 (as well as the later Toploader) was offered in both wide and close ratios.
by mustang6
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Flex plate
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Flex plate

Not sure if there is a stronger version available, but I would think double stacking would mess up tolerances as guys who have accidentally put the bolt ring on behind the flex plate have had problems. If yours does not have this strengthening six-hole washer, that could be part of your problem.
by mustang6
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 65 econoline 6cyl possible 4 onthe tree help
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: 65 econoline 6cyl possible 4 onthe tree help

Message 66 E100 Pickup, I sold him a Ford toploader 4 speed OD transmission years ago and he was doing this mod. They actually made a 4 speed on the tree shifter for this, here's what he told me about it: Just found a guy with a 4 speed column shift for an Econoline Dagenham 64 tranny. It will be a ...
by mustang6
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 2v intake adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: 250 2v intake adapter

Isn't a 32/36 kind of a small carb to run on the 2V head? The main advantage of the 2V over the log head is the improved breathing on the intake side, and in my experience a 32/36 seems like an economy carb even on a log head.
by mustang6
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: speedometer cable
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: speedometer cable

Use the same cable and gear as the three speed manual transmission. Since the T-5 speedo cable hole is on the left (driver's) side, it is the same as the 3 speed manual. Original four speed cars used a longer cable and reverse cut gear because the speedo cable entered from the right (passenger) side...
by mustang6
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Power steering conversion on `66 Mustang
Replies: 6
Views: 3880

Re: Power steering conversion on `66 Mustang

I've done a couple of R&P power conversions over the years on 67-8 Mustangs and more recently done one power Borgeson conversion. I prefer the Borgeson conversion for many reasons- keeping stock look with the steering box and steering column connection looking basically the same (I also run the ...

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