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by mustang6
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8 inch conversion
Replies: 76
Views: 10351

Re: 8 inch conversion

I was able to use a flex hose from a V-8 Mustang with an 8" rear on my Maverick axle, had to bend the bracket on it slightly but it it was the right size vent hole and long enough and the block plumbed into new hard lines that I ran. It was a stock reinforced rubber style hose though, I still l...
by mustang6
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Smoking and blowback...
Replies: 25
Views: 2823

Re: Smoking and blowback...

If an oil change stops smoke burning, it could be that the fresh oil has higher viscosity- either by spec or because oil viscosity breaks down over time.
by mustang6
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Starting my CheapStang Project
Replies: 23
Views: 7164

Re: Starting my CheapStang Project

If that is a small bell engine with a T4 transmission attached, you may have found one of the rare bellhousings that bolts a T5 right to the small 200 block without an adapter!
by mustang6
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: newbie question- does the port divider make a difference?
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: newbie question- does the port divider make a difference?

I recently read a book on flathead engine performance and the issue of exhaust port dividers came up there too. While many people have talked about the port divider on our sixes "smoothing out" exhaust flow and equalizing port volumes, this book stated the main benefit (still related to ex...
by mustang6
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 Carb Spacer question
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Autolite 1100 Carb Spacer question

The threaded hole you've identified is used to screw in a threaded stud that supports the throttle linkage.

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Also see
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=45327
by mustang6
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 refurb / Are there different 1100's ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2908

Re: Autolite 1100 refurb / Are there different 1100's ?

It's a small world, that auto parts store on the receipt is less than 10 miles from my house! I actually bought the last couple Victor Reinz thin head gaskets for the 200 that were in the local area from them a few years ago.
by mustang6
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 refurb / Are there different 1100's ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2908

Re: Autolite 1100 refurb / Are there different 1100's ?

A couple more points of clarification- model 1100 vrs 1101 is NOT determined based on SCV or not, 1100 is a smaller sized carb that typically came on 170/200 ci engines, 1101 is same design but a bit larger throttle bore/plate and sized to fit 240/250 engines. Early 1100s and 1101s up to about 1968 ...
by mustang6
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with engine noise
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Help with engine noise

Sure sounds like a mixture of leaky exhaust and worn lifters to me as well, but if they really are solid lifters and you were able to adjust them and they all take roughly the same amount of adjustment on the rockers, then I'd suspect an extremely worn timing chain/gears (possibly even loose).
by mustang6
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: tranny oil
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: tranny oil

Not sure what year your trans is but all the Ford Toploader 3 speeds I've ever dealt with call for 90W gear oil, not motor oil of any viscosity.
by mustang6
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Drive-shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: Drive-shaft

You can get what's called a crossover u-joint, 1330-1310 crossover. Problem is he's not trying to crossover between those two sizes. He's trying to cross between an 1100 outside clip u-joint and a 1310 inside clip u-joint. There is no over-the-counter crossover joint for that, although a machine sh...
by mustang6
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Cut and Sewn or Molded Carpet for my Wagon?
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: Cut and Sewn or Molded Carpet for my Wagon?

I've only tried to use cut and sewn carpet once, just because it came with a car I bought once. The fit is nowhere near as nice as molded, which I have always used and will continue to use.
by mustang6
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Won't start, what am I missing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

Re: Won't start, what am I missing?

Many more things you can do to test components- 1) starter- with starter out of car, hook to a good known battery and see if it "kicks in" and spins freely (don't do this for too long, and be prepared for the torque kickback), 2) solenoid- jump around it for a few seconds, does starter eng...
by mustang6
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GREAT webpage on the Carter YF carb
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: GREAT webpage on the Carter YF carb

That is a great web site thanks. Also shows me why the Carter YF carbs don't handle it well when they sit unused for awhile- that whole pump diaphram/lifter assembly gets gummed up when the fuel dries up or varnish builds up and doesn't want to move freely.
by mustang6
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200- Spark in with no spark out...
Replies: 19
Views: 2353

Re: Ford 200- Spark in with no spark out...

pink wire is said to go to the tach and then exit out into the coil. Is this the wire that is intended to go into the negative side of the coil for the tach? No- the pink wire is a positive power wire with resistance built in to step down the voltage for the points. I know this sounds confusing bec...
by mustang6
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: alt turns engine over?
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: alt turns engine over?

I noticed the same as Leo- I think you have a wiring issue- alternator/battery power does not go to the starter relay. As you have found, when power goes to that relay, the relay is energized and the starter turns. Your starter switch goes to that relay, not your alternator/battery.
by mustang6
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Header or no header (for 200ci)?
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Header or no header (for 200ci)?

Many years ago, I started with a header and dual exhaust as my first modification and I experienced: 1) better, deeper exhaust sound, 2) 2-3 mpg increase in highway mileage, and 3) better low end torque. Most people say they didn't feel a difference in "umph" but I did on the bottom end.
by mustang6
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Grease in the diff?
Replies: 20
Views: 2598

Re: Grease in the diff?

I have seen gear oil that has turned to gel- I think moisture helps it do this and the less smelly it is the more moisture I think is present. My second job as a kid was working in a wrecking yard and one of the first assignments I got there was breaking down all the rear ends in the pile, saving ge...
by mustang6
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Grease in the diff?
Replies: 20
Views: 2598

Re: Grease in the diff?

Looks like ancient gear oil to me- If never changed it would be almost 50 years old and congealed to a gel. Are you saying it doesn't smell?
by mustang6
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: grinding noise when turning right
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

Re: grinding noise when turning right

My first thought was a wheel bearing.
by mustang6
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: 67 Stang Vert Top
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: 67 Stang Vert Top

Dynacorn makes the entire top assembly (do a web search for Mustang Dynacorn convertible frame), not cheap at around $1,000 at most vendors that carry it.
by mustang6
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 8.8 rear end
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: 8.8 rear end

Those rears usually have 2.50 or 2.75 rear gears, very mileage oriented. Good news is they take almost any 9" dropout you want to put in it.
by mustang6
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 31st Mustang Ever Made
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: 31st Mustang Ever Made

I read an article recently in one of the Mustang mags about the sequential VIN numbers not representing the ACTUAL number off the line since there were multiple factories, not all came off sequentially, etc. Still that is a very low number. That article did have some visual cues to watch out for tha...
by mustang6
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Starting my nine inch swap
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: Starting my nine inch swap

Finally, I cleaned up the inner tube with steel wool and sand paper. I drove in the new axle seals (TIMKEN #9568). I might have screwed this up as I could not tell if they were fully seated (drove them in with a rubber mallet and a 1 1/2 inch socket). Next time, I think I will use an actual bearing...
by mustang6
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end gears
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Rear end gears

Manual transmission cars were 3.20 (lower) and automatic cars were 2.83 (higher). There should also be a tag on the rearend held by one or two of the rear cover bolts.
by mustang6
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: electrical problem

Never heard of a diode "sticking" closed, they are solid state and usually either allow electricity to flow only one way (like they are intended) or they fail open. If you've got a spark at the post when the key is turned off you more likely have a drain somewhere else, you can easily dete...
by mustang6
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 70's capri rears
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: 70's capri rears

The 4 lug pattern is different, it is 4x4.25" instead of the 4x4.5" that our older Fords use. The only 70's Ford that still used the 4x4.5" blot pattern with an 8" center was the 70-72 Maverick/Comet with a 170/200. Some aftermarket wheels will fit both the 4x4.25" and 4x4.5...
by mustang6
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: See pics please - Is this an autolite 1100? Carb Tag C3PF C
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: See pics please - Is this an autolite 1100? Carb Tag C3PF C

Looks like an Autolite 1101 with SCV, probably originally fitted to a 240. It will work on your engine and you will pick up a few horses with it, but you will likely need to take a grinder to your aluminum spacer and taper the top inside so the throttle plate won't bind in it. If it was never used, ...
by mustang6
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Not motor issue but need input with alignment problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: Not motor issue but need input with alignment problem

I have seen this in the past, where the "aligned" front end did not equal both front tires centered in their wheel wells. I find on the early cars that use shims between the upper control arms and the towers that this is usually caused by unequal amounts of shims under the bolts, placing t...
by mustang6
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starter organs interchangable?
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Starter organs interchangable?

I've done that many times.
by mustang6
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Rocker panels as frame rails
Replies: 15
Views: 4447

Re: Rocker panels as frame rails

Thanks for documenting this so thoroughly!
by mustang6
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear axle seal
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Rear axle seal

I can clarify further- which pinion seal you need depends on whether you have an automatic or manual transmission too (that's related to the u-joint size referenced). 8181NA 01 as the description for that is "PINION SEAL 65/73 7-1/4" & 8" W/O 1100 U-JOINT" This seal fits all ...
by mustang6
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Can't Get ANY Brake Pedal! UPDATED
Replies: 20
Views: 3402

Re: Can't Get ANY Brake Pedal!

Here's a simple method I've used to troubleshoot spongy (or worse) brake conditions- get a couple of solid plugs and screw them into the master cylinder, fill with fluid, pump the pedal a few times and it should be rock solid. If not, there is a problem in the master cylinder. If it passes that test...
by mustang6
Sun May 29, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: autolite 1100 help
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: autolite 1100 help

That carb with the vent tube was originally for an Econoline van. Since the engine and carb in a van sits up inside the "doghouse" in the interior of the Econoline, the carb was vented via that tube, hooked to a longer vent line, that evacuated fumes outside away from the doghouse. You can...
by mustang6
Thu May 26, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rookie carb question...
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Rookie carb question...

For hesitation I look first at two things- one is the accelerator pump action of carb, the other is distributor timing. For the accelerator pump test, run the engine to make sure the carb is full of fuel then shut off the engine. Take off the air cleaner, look down the carb throat, depress the throt...
by mustang6
Thu May 26, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3.2 Rear End Efficiency
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: 3.2 Rear End Efficiency

The Weber has the CAPABILITY for giving you better mileage than the 1100. It has a smaller 32 mm primary barrel, so if you typically drive your car at about half throttle or less you can experience improved throttle response and improved mas mileage over the 1100. If you like to drive at 3/4 or more...
by mustang6
Mon May 16, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Glasspack with 200
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: Glasspack with 200

Not sure about yours, but back in the day many glasspacks were directional since their internal perforations are angled in the same direction. If you install the glasspack with the perforations towards the exhaust flow, the muffler is much quieter and less raspy than if you install it with the perfo...
by mustang6
Tue May 10, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Hydraulic Fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Re: Hydraulic Fluid

Yes, per the Ford shop manual this is automatic transmission fluid.
by mustang6
Tue May 10, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Convertible top
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: Convertible top

Since the system operates in a closed loop (unlike brakes that operate at the ends of brake lines), it will self bleed as you run the top up and down a few times. Air will collect in the pump, so as air gets out of the system the fluid level in the pump will go down. I'd say fill the pump, run it up...
by mustang6
Thu May 05, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bellhousing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Bellhousing Question

Actually there are different starters (actually same starter with two different nose cones) for automatics and manual transmissions. The difference is in the depth of the engagement of the starter drive. The manual starter has it's starter gear more recessed in the starter nose cone housing. The aut...
by mustang6
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Help with coil springs
Replies: 7
Views: 2724

Re: Help with coil springs

Wow, I have used that type of spring compressor many times and never had a problem, but I still treat a compressed spring with a lot of respect and only hold it from the middle coils. Take careful note that the curved "fingers" that grab the spring are not equal lengths and need to be alig...
by mustang6
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford Mustang 7.25 Rear End Compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: Ford Mustang 7.25 Rear End Compatibility

The issues are basically the same with the 7.25" rear as they are with the 8", with one addition. First, the '65 7.25" rear axle will bolt into the '68, but it will be 1" narrower on each side. Depending on his tires/wheels this may or may not be a problem. The other difference c...
by mustang6
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 15" wide 4 Lug wheels ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: 15" wide 4 Lug wheels ?

I have a pair of 15" steel wheels from a Nissan 240SX, they are 15x6, lug pattern is 4x4.5. They have a little more offset than our 14" wheels but maybe you would want that in the rear with a wider drag tire anyway?
by mustang6
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: MSD 6A / DurasparkII wiring help
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: MSD 6A / DurasparkII wiring help

If I understand you correctly, you are missing the thick red (main power) wire? That is really a problem. I think I would ship the box to MSD and have them repair it. Check with them first on their web site, but they used to repair or replace any MSD box for only $30. I bought more than a few toaste...
by mustang6
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Crankshaft bearing help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: Crankshaft bearing help!

Rancher, I think you should go to a bookstore and pick up one of the picture-heavy "Rebuilding Small Block Ford Engines" books that are commonly available. The book won't cover 6 cylinders specifically, but the steps are basically the same, many of the Ford-specific nuances are the same, a...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Which 3-speed is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Which 3-speed is it?

I'm missing something- why would you think an earlier (1964) block would be more likely to be a low mount starter block? The early blocks were high mount starters, as mentioned this block is likely not even dual pattern. Only the 1980's blocks were low mount and can support the (partial) sbf AOD pat...
by mustang6
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Suspension and Steering Replace
Replies: 78
Views: 13889

Re: Suspension and Steering Replace

What type of shocks are you running? In my experience the rear sway bar does not stiffen the rear suspension very much but high pressure gas shocks really do and make the light rear hop and bounce over bumps. Low pressure gas or high performance traditional oil shocks seems to work best with the rea...
by mustang6
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:03 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: 1690

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

I asked a guy on the rotary wing forum to tell me more about how it is adjusted, here is what he said. Apparently he actually has some instructions for this thing and I've asked him for a copy. I just might give this thing a try on a 200 six. Hi Scott Actually it's not difficult once you learn how (...
by mustang6
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:51 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: 1690

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

I just found out some info on this "carburetor" I have kept in a box for years- appears it may be an airplane/helicopter carburetor, doesn't use a fuel bowl so that aerodynamic forces don't bother it. It appears some people have adapted this to cars, and it looks like this would bolt right...
by mustang6
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb preference
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Carb preference

Blue smoke = burning oil (worn valve guides or rings) Black smoke= burning too much fuel (running rich) White smoke= burning water (steam) Unless the engine hasn't warmed up yet and is just boiling off condensation in the exhaust, white smoke usually means a blown head gasket, sometimes a cracked he...

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