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by mustang6
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Using Lift Hooks
Replies: 1
Views: 487

On US small sixes, the right rear hoist bracket attaches to two bolt holes at the rear lower edge of the intake log on 1969 and newer heads (between intake ports 5 and 6). These holes (and the mass of metal between the ports that they are tapped into) don't exist on earlier heads. The left front hoi...
by mustang6
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 2300 350CFM-2V //stock 200CI/67 conv
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

I wanted to congratulate you on a nice clean conversion. That custom bent fuel line looks very solid. The angles on that linkage look a little extreme though, does the throttle move smoothly and without too much effort?
by mustang6
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: dsII vacuum line
Replies: 1
Views: 418

There are some posts on here that go in the pros and cons of the different vacuum sources, but I have found that generally yes you want ported vacuum. This insures you get advance at the right times.
by mustang6
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which carb adaptor?
Replies: 1
Views: 504

A stock '66 head/intake should take the smaller 2 3/4" adapter, but just to be sure you should measure the true distance between the two intake studs on the top of the head.
by mustang6
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Installing engine on trans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

And if $2.95 is too much money, do what I did. Stop by a transmission shop and ask for used input shaft with a trashed gear. They give those out for free!
by mustang6
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Gasket Question before I torque it up..
Replies: 4
Views: 524

I just went in the garage and looked at two other brand head gaskets and they are the same way. Obviously there is some water flow control going on in the design of the gasket, but it does seem odd that the factory would cast all the holes the same large way and then rely on the gasket to control th...
by mustang6
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Spring Perches, 66 and 67, are they the same.
Replies: 1
Views: 303

The spring perches are the same distance apart, but the 67 housing is one inch wider on each side from the spring perch to the axle flange. So the 67 will bolt in, but will space your wheels 1" wider out on each side.
by mustang6
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: rear engine seal
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Man, it really depends on what seal is in there now. If it's an OEM-type rope seal you basically have to have the engine out of the car and the crankshaft removed to change it. If it's been replaced with a more modern style neopreme seal that has been installed properly (ie the rope seal locator pin...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Wire routing from starter solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Positive cable goes from the battery to the stud on the starter solenoid that is closest to the battery (should be right next to it). Negative cable goes from the battery to a bolt on the right (passenger) side of the engine block, found just above the oil pan line behind the alternator lower bracke...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Holley 2300 350CFM-2V //stock 200CI/67 conv
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

You've got to put the [img] tags in by using the (alt + p) key combination, you can't type the tags in yourself. Looks the same, just works different.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header to Pipe Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 775

I used to have the same problem on my Clifford header (I bought it used many moons ago for only $15) and the soft metal flange gaskets are the only thing that have worked and held up for me. I was able to find thicker, high quality paper base gaskets of the right size, but nothing lasted longer than...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Falcon 200 w/Auto -- just keeps dying randomly
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

I think you've done a fine job of isolating it to be an electrical problem. You've essentially come up with a real-time ignition troubleshooting display much like I did with a clear fuel filter for the fuel system. The inside of your distributor sounds like it was really messed up. Hopefully with a ...
by mustang6
Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: BAD COMPRESSION....IS THIS THE END?
Replies: 20
Views: 1449

I'm thinking about the advice to pull the spark plug wire to the low pressure cylinder- I'm not sure that's such a good thing- maybe it helps take the load off a cylinder with bad rings or valves, but since fuel/air mixture is still going to be going in and out of that cylinder, isn't it best that i...
by mustang6
Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: quicken the rate of turn?
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

I think it would be easier to incorporate a Shelby pitman arm and idler arm (known as the Shelby quick steering kit) like those sold by Tony Branda's at http://www.cobranda.com/GetItemDetail.asp?ItemID=1205&CatID=367&DeptID=1 That's exactly what these parts were designed to do, and Mustangs ...
by mustang6
Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What is up with my car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

In my opinion you have a dying battery or bad cable connections. The Ford solenoid needs every volt and amp that a good battery and cable connections can provide. If even one cell in your battery is going bad, it will take a quick charge from the alternator like when you push started it, and start r...
by mustang6
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Falcon 200 w/Auto -- just keeps dying randomly
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

I've had 3 different cars act like this over the years, two were fuel problems, one ignition. The easiest one of the three to trace down was a problem where the engine began to loose power and then would die, always when under load for awhile, like going up a long hill. It would always start back up...
by mustang6
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Something doesn't add up....
Replies: 11
Views: 908

And for aminute I thought you were going to be the first guy with a six that would turn 8000 RPM without blowing up...
by mustang6
Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: coil
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Manufacturers will also tell you that the life of a coil can be drastically shortened by vibration, which our little sixes are known for if you are bolting the coil to the stock location on the block. If it has gone bad, next time you might try the fenderwell for better longevity.
by mustang6
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Stop that suspension squeak
Replies: 6
Views: 692

I have also found out from experience that if the upper control arm bushings are too worn, for some reason even greasing them will not make it stop.
by mustang6
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: will 67 seat covers fit 68 seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 692

You guys are making a good point about the thickness of the seats although I once went the other way and put 68 covers on a set of 67 buckets and I didn't end up with any extra fabric when I pulled it all tight. Maybe there was enough elasticity in the new vinyl to take up the slack, if there was any.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: will 67 seat covers fit 68 seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 692

They will fit, but the pleats will run a different direction than your back seat if you don't change it. If you change them all, only the purists will notice. :)
by mustang6
Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Oil smells like gas
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

I agree- fuel pump has an internal leak into the engine. Fix this quick, because the fumes are explosive. I once saw the fumes from gas in the oil explode in an engine and the oil filler cap blew off so hard it dented the hood from the underside out.
by mustang6
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: On the Road again...
Replies: 5
Views: 920

I believe you have a bad headlight switch. They have a circuit breaker in them and when it starts to go bad the lights will flash on and off as you describe.
by mustang6
Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: who remembers what they called the pinto truck?
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Are you thinking of the Ford Courier?
by mustang6
Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FSPP or Clifford?
Replies: 22
Views: 1692

An update- my Clifford parts finally came today, about 7 weeks after ordering them.
by mustang6
Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: More Petronix Problems
Replies: 21
Views: 2379

Seems to be a common occurence that the timing and possibly even the carb settings need to be set back up after you install a pertronix. Not really the pertronix fault, just a function of changing the timing controller.
by mustang6
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cliffy Headers and Starter. Now I know what you meant
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Wow Mike, now THAT is clearance! It looks like you could even change the starter with the headers installed, is that true? I once replaced the solenoid/plunger assembly on my starter while installed behind the headers because it was less trouble than removing the whole header to replace the starter.
by mustang6
Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Water Pump Bearing 'Noise'??
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

You can't really feel the play in the bearings unless you take all lateral loads off the pump, so unless you took off all the belts, just grabbing the fan blade really isn't a very true indicator. Even then, only a small amount of play is needed to make noise. If there truly is no play at all, you c...
by mustang6
Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: clifford 1bbl to 2bbl
Replies: 4
Views: 454

CARB ADAPTORS PART # DESCRIPTION PRICE 08-1651 WEBER 2 3/4" Bolt Centers $68.00 08-1650 WEBER 3 5/8" Bolt Centers $68.00 08-1641 HOLLEY 2 3/4" Bolt Centers $68.00 08-1640 HOLLEY 3 5/8" Bolt Centers $68.00 Right off their web site at http://www.cliffordperformance.com
by mustang6
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Wow, if you've got three blocks to work with you are probably in good shape. If you can measure the taper in those blocks you could be 100% sure, but even if none of them are disassembled to measure it sounds to me like your odds are much better than just working with one block. You are also probabl...
by mustang6
Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 751

I think what Mike was getting at was if your engine needs to be bored more than .020 then these won't work for you no matter what you do. Most blocks seem to need between .020 and .040 at rebuild time, so these may or may not work for you. Only boring a block .020 just to match a set of pistons when...
by mustang6
Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ready to start assembling my 200...tips, hints, sugestions,
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Some suggest using a later year narrow shank bolt for the left rear headbolt. This is the headbolt hole that oil flows through to reach the rocker assembly and other parts of the head. Using the narrow shank bolt allows for more oil flow. Also, as I've seen others on this board warn, if you shaved m...
by mustang6
Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: FSPP or Clifford?
Replies: 22
Views: 1692

I'll give you a reason I'm a little bugged with Clifford right now- I ordered their Holley 5200 intake adapter and a port divider (about $90 with shipping - ouch!) a month ago. A day after I ordered, I received an e-mail saying my order had shipped. Three weeks later I contacted them because I had n...
by mustang6
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 6 Cylinder, 6 Blade fan Spacer
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

I have a number of different spacers, with different size noses, but would need some more measurements from you- what length does the spacer need to be? There are many different lengths available.
by mustang6
Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb/FI? What is this and will it work on an inline six?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Interesting, I hadn't thought of propane because the fittings appear to be liquid-oriented. The red switch says "GASOLINE 4.5 PSI max", and "HV-180538 1973" on it, as well as "Automana Switch Co. 24/60 5.8W 12 DC 6.4W". It's hard to read, but I think the "n" in Automana has something over it, like a...
by mustang6
Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb/FI? What is this and will it work on an inline six?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Carb/FI? What is this and will it work on an inline six?

In my many years of attending swap meets and keeping an eye open for anything one or two bbl. that might fit in the intake of a 200, I bought this at one but never figured out exactly what it was, what it was from, and if it could be run on a 200. Can anybody out there identify this? It says SES in ...
by mustang6
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: it's amazing what you can find just by pulling up the carpet
Replies: 27
Views: 3105

I found an old motel room key for the Moclips Motel. I looked it up on the internet, it was a small motel on the coast in Washington State. I had no idea how old it was (it looked old), but it had a fob that said you could drop it in any mailbox and it would be returned to the motel so that's what I...
by mustang6
Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: When should I add headers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

I've started in different places (intake and exhaust) on different 200 sixes, and I found the headers to be the more noticeable difference, and it was ALL about the torque. I know a lot of guys on here say just run the larger OEM exhaust manifold with a good flowing muffler and it's not much differe...
by mustang6
Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 out of balance??
Replies: 19
Views: 1809

Having run a 302 before (sorry guys) with the wrong balance, I agree with Jack. A mechanically out of balance motor starts out vibrationally rough and gets exponentially WORSE as you increase RPM. I would guess a spark misfire if it's minor, possible a carb transition problem if all cylinders seem a...
by mustang6
Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: werid sound
Replies: 7
Views: 746

I think that sound is something mechanical, not related to fuel or timing. From what I can tell from the sound clip, it sounds like it may get louder with engine speed, but it doesn't really seem to change "speed" with the engine RPM, does it? The two keys to figuring out stuff like this are localiz...
by mustang6
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:31 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Truck Bed Removal / Underbody Cleanup , Prep & Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

It's hard to tell from just pictures, but it appears you have a problem with the steel/rubber bracket holding the driveshaft slider joint. It looks to me like the rubber has shifted towards the back of the truck, perhaps even popped out of the bracket, causing the front part of the driveshaft to mov...
by mustang6
Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Windshield Interchange Question
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Thanks everyone!
by mustang6
Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Windshield Interchange Question
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Windshield Interchange Question

Can anyone tell me for sure if a windshield from a 1966 Mustang Coupe will fit a 1965 Ranchero? If so, must a Ranchero-specific window seal be used?
by mustang6
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Alloy Valve Covers
Replies: 44
Views: 5579

The Edelbrock cover I have was not originally tapped for a PCV valve, are you planning to include that or not? Just curious.
by mustang6
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dwell
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

The way I remember this, dwell is supposed to be a more direct measurement of what is being set, and therefore superior to point gap. The whole idea is that the time the points are closed (a function of the dwell angle) is the time that the coil gets charged to build up the next spark. You want opti...
by mustang6
Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Spacer for a 200 1 barrel ?????
Replies: 35
Views: 3265

Some later model Fords (Mavericks, Fairmonts, etc.) had a heat deflector plate that I have used to combat this problem with good success. It is basically a thin piece of stamped steel that slips over the intake studs under the carburetor base, but is much wider than the base so it protects the whole...
by mustang6
Sat May 01, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weirdest Log Intake Manifold Ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Weirdest Log Intake Manifold Ideas?

Something I read on this site reminded me of the weirdest log head modification I ever saw. About 15 years ago I saw a log head six in a Falcon at a car show and the guy had tapped/threaded the casting holes (that are normally plugged) at each end of the log, bolted on a threaded cap over the center...
by mustang6
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: led tail lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Interesting that these LED conversions don't use "shields" between the individual lens parts to keep each light from partially lighting up the other two lens parts during the sequential operation. Is your sequential separation really clear or is the spot next to the one that is lit up also sort of l...
by mustang6
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: led tail lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

So they are LED and sequential? Where did you get them?

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