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by mustang6
Mon May 11, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 67 driveshafts
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Re: 67 driveshafts

For 67-8, six cylinder driveshafts for cars with automatic transmissions were the same as small block V-8. Only 67-8 six cylinder cars with manual transmissions still used the smaller driveshaft/u-joints used in 65-6.
by mustang6
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Gasoline fumes while driving
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Gasoline fumes while driving

The filler hose in the trunk doesn't even have to leak to let gas fumes through, in my case it was so old it must have gotten porous and let fumes through. I also used to get a whiff of gas occasionally but could never find a leak, then one time after a car show I left some salt water taffy in the t...
by mustang6
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions please)
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions pleas

When you say 'Traditional Style" are you talking about oil bath? vs Gas charged? Yes
And can I assume that means GR2 vs Gas-A-Just? Yes
by mustang6
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions please)
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Shopping for Shocks (KYB) for the Falcon (opinions pleas

My experience with KYB Gas-adjust shocks is they can be a bit stiff for cars with a light rear end, causing rear end bouncing over rough roads. I love them in the front though. So on heavier cars I've used them on all 4, lighter cars I've used traditional style in the back or on all four.
by mustang6
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 4 speed info wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3330

Re: 4 speed info wanted

The T4 is an evolution of the Borg Warner SR4 4speed. The SR4 was a lightweight design, ball bearing and needle bearing counter gear box using bronze synchro rings. The T4 was an improvment of this design, using tapered input and output shaft bearings combined with a drawn cup roller bearing counter...
by mustang6
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200ci 1976 block in 1966 mustang
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: 200ci 1976 block in 1966 mustang

Sixty-Six-Stang,

Where on the west coast are you? I'm up in the Seattle area and have a rebuildable 65 200 block that is standard bore, if you are close enough maybe we could work out a 250 for 200 swap? As others, I'm assuming you have a 250.

Scott
by mustang6
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: rear axle ratio opinions and advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: rear axle ratio opinions and advice

3.00 - 3.25 are generally the best street and highway compromise gears if you are running a 1:1 top gear transmission. With an auto I'd go 3.00, with a 3 speed manual I'd go 3.25. I'd really like to convince you to consider going with a T-5 and have the best of both worlds, running lower gears (3.4-...
by mustang6
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Transmission Leak

Common leak points for a C-4 are: 1. Transmission Pan gasket 2. Cooling lines 3. Vacuum Modulator 4. Front seal Pan gaskets are by far the most common unless you have a cooling line that is damaged or never sealed correctly. The thin stamped steel pans can be hard to keep sealed, an aftermarket cast...
by mustang6
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running open headers? Opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Running open headers? Opinions?

I don't think running open headers (especially long tube) would hurt the exhaust valves. In my experience this is only a concern when running bare heads with no exhaust manifolds or headers. On a small six with dual exhaust I am very surprised you notice a difference when uncorking it, to me this so...
by mustang6
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering - recent strong pull to the right
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Steering - recent strong pull to the right

I think they just need to measure well and make sure everything is straight and square, but you should go the route you are most comfortable with. As a precautionary measure I have invested in Optima (gel cell) batteries for my old cars so they will never cause battery acid induced rust again!
by mustang6
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Steering - recent strong pull to the right
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Steering - recent strong pull to the right

Glad that didn't give out on you at high speed and cause an accident! My dad recently had a similar frame repair done on a '56 Ford and found that steel welding shops were much more reasonably priced than specialty auto restoration shops ($500 vrs $1200).
by mustang6
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Gauge problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Gauge problem

I agree the oil sender seems to check out OK. I would have suggested a problem with the instrument voltage regulator if you hadn't tried both mechanical and electronic versions. The way I understand you describing it, the output voltage (5V+) on that regulator is dropping over time (down to what?), ...
by mustang6
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Overheated
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: 200 Overheated

If all the air burping doesn't help, I'd suspect a problem with water flow through the radiator. Here's my thinking: you started it up with the cap off, engine runs for a short while with little/no flow through the radiator because the thermostat is closed, when engine heats up and thermostat opens ...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Parts for 64-67 Convertible needed badly
Replies: 13
Views: 3552

Re: Parts for 64-67 Convertible needed badly

If they are the same as those used on Mustangs, you need to google/call some places that part out old Mustangs. There are still some around and they usually sell and mail. Here's an example of one that's fairly near where I live

http://www.amustangranch.com/
by mustang6
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Is this Vacuum reading Ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Is this Vacuum reading Ok?

I used to get about 17" with a 252H in my 200 with a large 1 bbl (Autolite 1101), went up slightly to about 18" when I put the Weber 32/36 on. So with your gauge correction readings on a large 1 bbl you are probably just about the same.
by mustang6
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flat spot with weber 32/36
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Flat spot with weber 32/36

If the mixture is really lean at that point, increasing your plug gap could make it worse. The 32/36 is a little small for a healthy 200 with your specs, especially if it is still jetted for a 4 cylinder engine like these Webers came on. You need to either get an air/fuel sensor and see what your A/...
by mustang6
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: White smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: White smoke

The heat up on restart can be considered normal, the engine will heat soak after being shut off and build the heat up in the water near the temp sender. Once you restart, the coolant starts circulating and you quickly get a true reading that is much lower. As far as white smoke, that usually is stea...
by mustang6
Mon May 05, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: how bad can i hurt my engine
Replies: 30
Views: 2222

Re: how bad can i hurt my engine

What kind of spring pressures are you running with those double springs? Running high pressures will wipe out cam lobes. I have seen guys install new double spring sets, not check the pressures, and wipe out cam lobes on used and new cams.
by mustang6
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft modification?
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: Driveshaft modification?

Is your 71 driveshaft from an auto or manual transmission?
by mustang6
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 8" pandora's box
Replies: 17
Views: 2559

Re: Ford 8" pandora's box

Measure the distance between the wheels studs on the 4 lug. I'm betting you will have the later 4-1/4" spacing instead of the Maverick 4-1/2" spacing.
by mustang6
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Going from "small log" to "large log" intake head issue
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

Re: Going from "small log" to "large log" intake head issue

That would be a 1101, but with an early one like you have you need to watch for SCV/distributor mismatch. I think you said you are running a DSII which will not match well with the SCV on the early carburetor. If your carb has a SCV you will need to use manifold vacuum, or get a later carburetor (th...
by mustang6
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: The Mustang Project sequential hood signal LED lights
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

Re: The Mustang Project sequential hood signal LED lights

After having mine in for a couple of years in my 67 I am thinking about taking them back out. Had all the same installation issues as you, sounds like nothing has changed there. They just cycle a little too fast for me and are a bit too bright. I wish they sequenced at the same speed as my rear sequ...
by mustang6
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: loud inconsistent knock
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: loud inconsistent knock

Could be a broken flexplate and not loose, the small six flexplates have tendency to crack and break like this.
by mustang6
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 with 250 2V Head
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: 200 with 250 2V Head

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by mustang6
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1986 f 150 power steering issue
Replies: 3
Views: 2023

Re: 1986 f 150 power steering issue

If you can pick one while still on the truck, look for good, red clean fluid. Brown, dirty, or burnt smelling fluid would make me shy away.
by mustang6
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: 68 mustang center console
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: 68 mustang center console

When I put the T-5 in my 68 Mustang, the shifter lined up through the stock shifter hole (it was originally a 3 speed) with no modifications. I don't have a console in that car but I see no reason why a manual trans console wouldn't also fit with no mods.
by mustang6
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: borgeson power steering?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: borgeson power steering?

Borgeson.com has instructions and step by step pictures on their web site for the V8 stangs which should be close enough for you. The only thing that will differ with a 67 inline six car is the actual pump brackets and hoses and you can easily see the differences in those by looking at the pictures ...
by mustang6
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil on plug threads
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: oil on plug threads

I used to have this happen with a chrome valve cover as well. Sealed and resealed, sometimes with better sometimes with worse results. One day I found an aluminum valve cover (mine's an Edelbrock, Classic Inlines makes them now) and using it solved this problem. I use almost no sealer with my alumin...
by mustang6
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: I have a line on an 89 5-spd
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: I have a line on an 89 5-spd

I run a 4 cyl T-5 and I actually like the lower gearing because the clutch on the 170/200 sixes are small (8.5" or 9") and can have longevity issues. Maybe it wouldn't matter so much if I lived in a flatter area, but with hills and a small clutch I like the lower first gear.
by mustang6
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Tank Armor - what do you think?
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: Tank Armor - what do you think?

It's a good idea, but I've always been put off by the price (over $200). The metal shield panels that go behind the rear seat and isolate the back seat and package tray from the trunk seem to serve the same protection purpose in a rear end collision and cost less than half as much. True they don't p...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: borgeson power steering?
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: borgeson power steering?

I think they charge so much because it is rebuilt and comes with the custom brackets to mount the GM pump to a Ford engine. I went the route of retaining my Ford pump with their conversion hoses and I feel it works just fine with the Borgeson box. Not quite as much power assist as you are supposed t...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: small six
Topic: Seriously disappointing dyno numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 9489

Re: Seriously disappointing dyno numbers

In one Hot Rod article, Ak Miller and Jay Storer said any closed chamber 52 cc 170 head with the small chamber is up 30% on the stock (105 cfm intake) flow rate, The article doesn't really use the word "any", so I've always interpreted it in relative terms- the small log 170 head flows ab...
by mustang6
Tue May 07, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Which is better for T-5 conversion - adapter or 80's block?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Which is better for T-5 conversion - adapter or 80's blo

Maybe you are thinking of the 1981 T-4 bellhousing that is a direct fit to a high mount starter block and mounts a T-5 with cable linkage and no adapter? Those are hard to find but they do simplify installation if you were going with newer cable/hydraulic linkage anyway.
by mustang6
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Unable to open '67 Mustang passenger door?
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Unable to open '67 Mustang passenger door?

Mustangs are notorious for this when the grease in the door latch mechanism dries up and gets sticky. There is a little sliding part of the latch that is engaged/disengaged by the lock, and sometimes when the lock has had to override a door opening attempt, then it won't fully disengage- it won't sl...
by mustang6
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Battery is not charging!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Re: Battery is not charging!!!!

Hate to say it but I think your Pertronix was damaged when the battery was connected backwards, swap it out or temporarily go back to points to see if that cures it.
by mustang6
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with picking a Carb/ cant find what I need
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: Help with picking a Carb/ cant find what I need

The ideal carb to work with your combination of a large log head and load-o-matic distributor would be an Autolite 1101 with SCV, commonly found on larger 240 sixes from 63-67. You would also need a larger carb spacer for the carb since it would be silly to have the larger carb to match the larger i...
by mustang6
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: need rearend.
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: need rearend.

Maverick 4-lug 8" is almost a direct bolt-in, especially if you have an auto trans and therefor the larger ujoint driveshaft to start with.
by mustang6
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3.03 shifter options
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: 3.03 shifter options

I've used aftermarket universal Hurst 3 speed on the floor shifters (available on ebay) and they mounted to the trans using a bracket structure that doesn't reply on any particular mounting bosses on the tailshaft housing. They used the same bolts that hold the tailshaft housing on, as well as a muf...
by mustang6
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Cracked 250 Head. Need Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Cracked 250 Head. Need Advice

I have a 250 head from a 70 Mustang that has been hot tanked and magnafluxed (certified no cracks!) I would sell for $50 if you are interested. I had a shop disassemble, tank it and the parts, and magnaflux for cracks as I was preparing to mod it for a direct mount 2V and wanted to be sure there wer...
by mustang6
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Single in Dual out Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Exhaust Single in Dual out Question

Magnaflow is doing it wrong then, those Camaros originally did have the inlet and one outlet on one side, the other outlet on the other side. Take a look at the muffler and pipes at the Dynomax web site and see what I mean, you can also download the installation instructions and it clearly says the ...
by mustang6
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: disc brakes not returning
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: disc brakes not returning

Assuming the brake hose is OK, this is a classic sign of a sticking caliper- so your options are to repair or replace. If you have access to compressed air and a hone, you can buy a seal kit for a couple of dollars, pop out the piston, clean and hone the cylinder, clean up the piston with emery clot...
by mustang6
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 67 spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: 67 spindles

I've read that "properly functioning" 65-67 4 piston calipers produce more clamping power than the 68+ single piston calipers, but the fixed caliper, small piston design of the 65-67s make them much more prone to issues. In going to the later design, Ford fixed most of those issues while a...
by mustang6
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Parking brake won't set?
Replies: 12
Views: 3871

Re: Parking brake won't set?

It looks like this under there:

Image

If yours is permanently broken a repro only costs about $20-25.
by mustang6
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Harmonic Balancer
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Harmonic Balancer

Someone definitely tried welding on a second pulley to your balancer, probably ruining it's balance in the process.
by mustang6
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Whats this screw for on windschield
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Whats this screw for on windschield

You should have a whole row of those studs all around the windshield, they are attaching points for the clips that hold the windshield trim. If you only have one left, you need to think about how you will install the clips.
by mustang6
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: trans mount broken
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: trans mount broken

I had a broken trans mount once and the vibration was so bad (especially when releasing the clutch) that the car was almost not drivable!
by mustang6
Sat May 05, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Accessing the Rear Main Seal
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: Accessing the Rear Main Seal

If I remember correctly those seals have a front and a back side- are you sure it was installed in the right direction?
by mustang6
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7.25" Rear Axle Pinion Flange Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: 7.25" Rear Axle Pinion Flange Replacement

Bubba is right about the correct way to do it (new crush sleeve), but with a used differential there are likely many loose tolerances (case bearing preload, pinion bearing preload, gear wear) and I have found you can usually get by with just torquing the pinion nut to a bit less than the spec given ...
by mustang6
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Disc Brake swap begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 8042

Re: Disc Brake swap begins!

On the rear discs, are your bleeders lower than the brake lines going into them? If so I don't think you are getting all the air out of the calipers. Are they maybe on the wrong sides/upside down?
by mustang6
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Mustang 66 C4 to T5 mustang 05 V6
Replies: 9
Views: 2648

Re: Mustang 66 C4 to T5 mustang 05 V6

Something to watch out for if using an additional spacer is spline alignment to the clutch disk- since the clutch assembly is fixed to the flywheel it will be further forward on the input shaft splines as you move the trans back, go too far and you'll slip the clutch disc off the splines.

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