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by mustang6
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Difficult starting but once it's started it runs beautifully
Replies: 6
Views: 929

I agree. The bendix spring in the starter is getting weaker so it is not staying engaged long enough to start the engine. Usually it's just best to buy a new/rebuilt starter as it's likely other components in the starter (electrical contacts, brushes, etc) are worn too, just not yet to the point of ...
by mustang6
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: The great guage mystery-HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 700

I'm not totally convinced that you have good oil pressure, or at least you may not be getting good pressure to the sender(s). You say you know the engine has oil pressure but I'm not sure what you are basing that on- is it the fact that your engine still runs? You could have pressure of 5 lbs or les...
by mustang6
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stovebolt conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

No, I bought a 5200 with the adapter from a guy on this board but the height of using this adapter with the Ford OEM spacer (which is how I would have had to do it without modifying my throttle cable bracketry) prompted me to buy a Clifford adapter. It took over 3 months for Clifford to get it to me...
by mustang6
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: stovebolt conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

The round opening on the bottom side of my Stovebolt adapter is just a hair over 1.5", I'd say about 1 5/8".
by mustang6
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: I must love My 60
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

This is what I have done with my '66. The parking light curcuit turns on my overdrive, the headlight curcuit turns on an underhood light, and the reostate controls my wiper motor speed. :rolflmao: :rolflmao: :rolflmao: :rolflmao: Man that is so funny, you can't ever sell that car to anyone! They wo...
by mustang6
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: desired 80s head
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Anything with a casting number of D7 or newer (1977+)will have the big intake valves.
by mustang6
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: power potential of 200
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

The factory rated an early 200 ci at 120 HP at the flywheel with no accessories and no restrictive exhaust system. Add on a water pump, alternator, maybe power steering, a restrictive exhaust system, and a power-robbing automatic plus other drivetrain losses and you can end up where hasa68mustang is...
by mustang6
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: monte carlo bar ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

The bar actually utilizes some existing bolts that run down the inner fender at the front of the shock towers so it should be pretty obvious right where it fits. As far as it being too long, it is generally the case that what you are seeing is the amount that your shock towers have sagged inwards ov...
by mustang6
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: compression test results
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Deteriorating and failed valve stem seals will definitely contribute to a problem like the one you are experiencing. You may also have worn valve guides, when you have the springs off you should check to see if you can rock the valve stems at all. If you can, they are worn too and need to be dealt w...
by mustang6
Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How the Spark Control Valve (SCV) Works
Replies: 12
Views: 7913

I run the later style Duraspark II electronic distributor in my car, but the stock 68 distributor is OK with the H/W 5200. 1967 and earlier load-a-matic distributors are the problem ones that require the carbs with SCVs. See the sticky right below this one for a rundown on that subject.
by mustang6
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bolt torque numbers..
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Sounds like you really need a shop manual if you are putting this engine together yourself. How are you measuring and checking clearances and end play? You need the specs for that stuff too for a successful rebuild. One of my manuals says the following for the 1970-76 250 6 cylinder engine (all in f...
by mustang6
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Oil Pan Question
Replies: 2
Views: 401

For the 170/200, both Broncos and Econolines had the rear sump oil pans. Since the 250 wasn't used in either of these two applications and it does take a different pan than the 170/200, I think you are left with making one. Perhaps you could graft a 170/200 rear sump oil pan together with a 250 pan ...
by mustang6
Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Goodbye to my stang, last pics (interior, motor, and body)
Replies: 16
Views: 1560

Did you ever get gassed out sitting at idle with the windows rolled down?
by mustang6
Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: breather system...
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Your problem is the closed system you've created- the PCV is sucking the air and it has to come from somewhere. Since your crankcase is closed (no venting at the valve cover), it is sucking air past the rings out of the combustion chambers. And yes, a configuration like this will cause massive blowb...
by mustang6
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 170 ci performance
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Econoline vans had the same rear sump pans as Broncos.
by mustang6
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine rebuild?
Replies: 7
Views: 820

I recently priced out doing a basic 200 rebuild doing everything I could myself to keep costs down and I figured it would cost about $800 - $1000. I even bought a rebuild kit through NAPA and prepared to take the block and head to my local machine shop to get started. Then I looked on ebay and found...
by mustang6
Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Can someone help me w/ my oil pressure gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 891

The head is off this engine, but here I've painted an arrow pointing to the OEM sender on the side of the block.

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by mustang6
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Can someone help me w/ my oil pressure gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 891

That "vacuum line" is actually an oil line. The stock gauge uses a sender at the engine block that has a wire that attaches to it (the wire sends a variable ground to the gauge). The aftermarket gauge is a direct pressure gauge. Oil directly pushes up the tube to the gauge inside the car and the gau...
by mustang6
Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: engines
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Found some of my measurements from when I did the swap. Both the 302 & 351W engines measure 27-1/2" from flywheel to water pump snout (with short serpentine water pump M-8501-A50). At their widest points at the outside edges of the heads the 302 is 18-3/4" wide and the 351W is 21" wide. I think ...
by mustang6
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: engines
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Some things need to be double-checked with your friend's engine. Ford didn't put 351's in Mustangs in the 80s, the largest engine was a 302. So if your friend says it's the original smallblock engine it's likely a 302. If it's a replacement engine it could be a 351, most likely a 351 Windsor (351W)....
by mustang6
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: possible pushrod damage? (pic 800*600)
Replies: 6
Views: 846

I think this is wear/eventual failure. I have seen engines where the ball ends have split the tubes back so far that little chunks have broken off the vertical fractures that were formed. Notice that the fractures/splits in the picture show pieces of metal that will break off someday if the fracture...
by mustang6
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: nOOb rebuild question
Replies: 4
Views: 501

I read that page and I guess I'm not sure why you would assume those pistons are hypers. Silvolite makes regular cast pistons as well. I don't see a kit that you have to pay extra for moly rings having hyper pistons.
by mustang6
Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Looking for Rear Spring Advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

You could also use those bolt-on half leaf spring helpers available from places like JC Whitney and just take them off when you are done. I've used those successfully over the years to raise up Mustangs with sagging rear leafs until I could afford a new pair. Another option would be air shocks, indi...
by mustang6
Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Dash light problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Do you get any flickering on lights at all when you twisting the dash light switch knob? The dash light brightness (and on/off feature) is controlled by twisting the dash light knob and there is a variable resistance coil that is part of the headlight switch that is prone to failure. You can see it ...
by mustang6
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Pitman arm with a 1 1/8" sector shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 794

There's one for sale here http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4512528395&category=34200&sspagename=WDVW but looking at this item reminded me that the power steering pitman arm does not have the joint in it, as the power steering stud goes through the ta...
by mustang6
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Gettin' Hot
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Most likely a bad or failing accelerator pump in the carb. Also possibly timing that is not advanced enough.
by mustang6
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: White-ish Smoke Under Acc.
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Although I haven't experienced it firsthand, there have been some long threads on this board describing how oil leaking past valve guides can cause white smoke as it smolders in the exhaust ports (as opposed to blue smoke when it is burned in the combustion chambers).
by mustang6
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: How do I get more power to the rear
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

If you can find a 1970-1972 Ford Maverick 4 lug 8" rearend like I have, you could save yourself all the expense of new brakes and wheels for now. That is unless you wanted to upgrade these weak, pathetic brakes anyway.
by mustang6
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Noisy 4 sp O/D
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Maybe the roller bearings that ride on the nose of the output shaft (and inside the back end of the input shaft)? I had similar syptoms in a toploader four speed and that's what it was. Another indicator if the transmission is out is that you can grab the snout of the input shaft (where it would go ...
by mustang6
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Mustang gearboxes.
Replies: 3
Views: 450

I've put a 65 T-10 4 speed into a '68 200 six three speed Mustang. I think that because you have a '68 engine and bellhousing in your 65 Mustang, you have the larger tranny bolt pattern and your T-10 will bolt right in. If so, the only issue you will run into will be speedo cable and gear. On a T-10...
by mustang6
Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: gonna do somethin to my carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

On the PCV question, I'm sorry to disappoint but it should not matter if you had a leaky valve cover or not. IF the PCV valve is working correctly, it wouldn't matter if it was hanging in mid-air or hooked to a sealed valve cover- the PCV valve would only open to let air through under high manifold ...
by mustang6
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Idnetifying the Year of a 6 Cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 16163

I've got a head off a 170 with exactly that same casting number. Also, David meant to say '70.
by mustang6
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Ujoints
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Splines in the sliders can also be worn and cause vibration. That one that was slinging grease, was it still so tight that you couldn't wiggle the two ends?
by mustang6
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Flywheel for 250
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Then that means a 240/300 zero balance flywheel would bolt right up and I thought that wasn't true?
by mustang6
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head bolt leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 867

I went in my garage and looked at a spare head gasket that I had laying around and I have to admit that it looks like it would be pretty difficult for coolant to make it's way from the cooling passage to the head bolt hole without also getting into the pushrod (crankcase) cavity. Are you seeing any ...
by mustang6
Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: gonna do somethin to my carb
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

I agree with Ronn- modify that carb and you will lose your rights to return it. I'd go through 2 or 3 rebuilt carbs before I decided whether the engine or carb was at fault.
by mustang6
Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Idnetifying the Year of a 6 Cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 16163

Ford produced 170's well into the 1970s.
by mustang6
Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head bolt leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 867

It could be a cracked head but I think it's more likely it's a bad head gasket. Torquing the bolts down will help some, but if the gasket is bad it will need to be replaced.
by mustang6
Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD Ignitions
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

I install MSDs in every older car I ever drive. You will not be disappointed with the difference.
by mustang6
Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help ID This Carb
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Click on the carburetor picture at this website and you'll get an exploded diagram.

http://www.acecarburetorexchange.com/carburetors/sm-holley.php
by mustang6
Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: NEED help WON't START
Replies: 7
Views: 782

I honestly don't know how you got it to run well at all with the oil cap breather line running straight to manifold vacuum through the adapter. Maybe it was plugged and then the plug came unplugged? Regardless you can't expect it to run smoothly with that big a vacuum leak. Why do you need that anyw...
by mustang6
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: AAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHHH! I'm screwed
Replies: 19
Views: 1587

Am I the only one who was curious why you were JB welding all the seams on your carburetor?
by mustang6
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1100's on a tripower?
Replies: 9
Views: 911

I ran one manual choke 1100 in the center and two small 144/170 Holleys on the ends on a flat log Offy setup. The Holleys were a pain, if I'd had two more good Autolites I would have run those. The Holleys were always leaking, flooding, sticking, etc. even though I rebuilt them.
by mustang6
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII wiring help ASAP please
Replies: 5
Views: 489

I have sent two or three MSD boxes in for fixing and they have repaired them all. Turnaround was about three weeks including the shipping time. It's been awhile since the last one I sent in but they charged $25 flat rate a few years ago so $30 now sounds about right.
by mustang6
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need the right Trans :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

The C-4 has a removable bellhousing, that's why it can be fit behind both a small six and a small block Ford. Same trans, different bellhousings. Ford never put the C-4 behind the 360/390/428 FE so there's no C-4 bellhousing for that. AODs don't have removable bellhousings, so whichever engine an AO...
by mustang6
Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: REar stump oil pan
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Look for a pan from an early Econoline van or Bronco and you'll find a rear sump pan. Don't forget to grab the pickup tube as well.
by mustang6
Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: will a C4 fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 754

by mustang6
Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: clutch not quite right
Replies: 3
Views: 596

You have a slipping clutch! This happens in the highest gear because that's where the clamping load demands are greatest on a clutch. You need to immediately increase the free play at the clutch pedal or you will glaze this new clutch over and ruin it. If you have plenty of free play, then you have ...
by mustang6
Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Blurry!
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Rain-ex on the outside of the glass, Anti-fog on the inside. You'll be surprised at what a difference this combination makes. I use it on my glass all the way around, and it rains a lot up here in the Pacific NW of the USA.

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