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by ludwig
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: wobble of death

Carmax would know. Hey, they gave me $750 for the old buggy. That's what I had in the topper two years ago, but it was already used at the time and the seals were dried out.

I am a VERY happy camper now. All new problems, starting yesterday, Monday.
by ludwig
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: wobble of death - Solved

So I only had to replace one thing to solve the problem. Unscrewed the front plate and drove a new truck up behind it: 2008 I6 with 5 speed stick.

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by ludwig
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weeping Head Gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Weeping Head Gasket

The weeping is a common problem with this engine. It is caused by differential expansion of the the block vis a vis the head at that particular spot. As Bill said, one of the only real cures is to have the mating surfaces planed absolutely true, then cut a furrow all the way around the the outlet on...
by ludwig
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: wobble of death

Don't worry bout me. I'm doing it for myself. Thanks.

I stopped operating floridly unsafe vehicles when I left home and started to buy my own. Bout 5 decades ago.
by ludwig
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: wobble of death

Knowledgable certified mechanic can't duplicate the condition. Thus he can't fix it.

Warped rotor is part of the problem. It has to get bad enough to find. And it is doing so slowly.
by ludwig
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: wobble of death

Well, so far it hasn't gotten bad enough fast enough to tear anything apart. I am still leaning toward the wheel bearings and new rotors. I still can fix the problem with a one or two quick jerks on the wheel or a dab on the brakes. I even drove from LV to LA and back to get some building materials ...
by ludwig
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clifford Performance Headers
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Clifford Performance Headers

you have to bentdthe z-bar from the gas pedal to clear the pipes. Like this:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74166

Otherwise, you could use a cable throttle.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

A fellow I worked for in MPLS served in the National Guard as a mechanic. When they bivouacked at Camp Ripley in the winter, he would take the propane field stoves from the mess tent and set them on low under the trucks in his unit. They would be the only ones that started up on the first crank most...
by ludwig
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

Listen to your CoupeBoy. He has the 411.2. Oh yeah.

He helped me out big time a couple years ago.
by ludwig
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

:rolflmao:

Anymore, I'm stuck with the 'lost marbles' methods. If I can find them.
by ludwig
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

Hey Ron, I've never lost an eyebrow to a rope -- yet. Sounds like Minnesoooodans dere. That Eastwood set looks like the hot tip. Hot Rod or Rod n' Custom had a bodywork article a few years back with a list of tools for the home body worker. Pretty much what Eastwood has there. They might have listed...
by ludwig
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: Bodywork Tools, what do I need?

I went the Egyptian route with my dent repair on the front of my truck box. I put a bunch of eye bolts backed with washers across the dent, threaded a 5/8" hemp rope through them individually and wrapped the rope around a 4x4 one after another. Then I stuck ball bat between the ropes and starte...
by ludwig
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Shopping For a Bronco
Replies: 57
Views: 12897

Re: Shopping For a Bronco

Shouldn't be a problem with out a floor pan or dash. I say go for it.
by ludwig
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Start/Idle Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: 223 Start/Idle Issue

You can probably get needle valves with rubber seats and cannibalize the plastic parts from your original carb.
by ludwig
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Start/Idle Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: 223 Start/Idle Issue

That too. If you have plastic/nylon internals, gas with alcohol (aka: solvent) will melt them. Also plastic/nylon parts in any element of the fuel line. Although usually not overnight.
by ludwig
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 Start/Idle Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: 223 Start/Idle Issue

Possible contamination from the tank that got sucked into the fuel line and stuck in the filter. You might blow out the line back to the pump and back to the tank. Also, there is a filter at the tank pickup and it could be fouled with rust inside the tank. That is the usual cause when it runs well a...
by ludwig
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to buy a new exhaust?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Where to buy a new exhaust?

You can use the 2" from the V8 if you have an adaptor to your I6 or have one made up. The I6 came stock with a muffler mounted above the differential, parallel to the axle. In and out pipes are on the same end. The V8 exhaust went straight out the back of the car with a large hump that goes up ...
by ludwig
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stripped flathead screw on my carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Stripped flathead screw on my carb

And then chase the hole with your tap. So the threads are tuned up and won't seize on the new screw.
by ludwig
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Front Indicator Trouble shooting
Replies: 14
Views: 3863

Re: Front Indicator Trouble shooting

First and foremost, trace the main ground to its attachment. That would be the black cable to the block. So far, so good. BUT... but, my friends, that will not ground the gauges. Sand and reattach the firewall ground everywhere metal touches metal. Now you can sand and reattach your 'too much ground...
by ludwig
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: running too cold
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: running too cold

Note:

Engine ran too cool/cold. Dashboard gauge showed the running temp as way on the cool side. Water is moving and not warming up enough, rather than staying in one place and overheating. The failure to warm up led to faulty info from the sensor(s) to the ECU. There was also a lazy sensor.
by ludwig
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: running too cold
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: running too cold

My 1995 300 six always ran cold. It was a stuck O2 sensor or something and inaccurate feedback to the t-stat and ECU. Not just the t-stat. My mechanic got it running properly with new, fully functional sensors and a new t-stat.
by ludwig
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 1946 Ford two door sedan with Flathead 6
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: 1946 Ford two door sedan with Flathead 6

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/1511-topping-off-fords-flathead-v8/ I found this on the Hot Rod Magazine site. They had an extended issue about flatheads maybe six or eight years ago. It had a bunch of tips and products to improve performance. Much of that could probably be accommodated to a fla...
by ludwig
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stripped flathead screw on my carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Stripped flathead screw on my carb

I have found a very handy item to have with these old cars is a tap and die set with the smaller sizes. What bubba and chad said x3 on how to remove it. If you bore it out and go wide, the tap will dress up the threads nicely. Same for when you have a salvage part. Also the dies do the same thing on...
by ludwig
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Carb Linkage

Another view. BTW, I had to pull up on the pedal a few times in the car before it was the right height.
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by ludwig
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Linkage
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Carb Linkage

That carb bar is generally called a Z-bar. You will need to bend the arm over the headers down lower. Mark the bar just back of the header array. Then take the bar off the mounting. Clamp it into a vise and then heat the z-bar at the mark with a propane torch until it glows. With a pipe, pull it dow...
by ludwig
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 4 Lug Drum > 5 Lug Disc Conversion Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 2329

Re: 4 Lug Drum > 5 Lug Disc Conversion Kit

A couple guy have asked about them. Using drilled out hubs.

They are not too common since the guys here will change out the rear axle for an upgrade to an 8" rear end to handle the added torque from a modified 6. New spindles would be to balance the appearance.
by ludwig
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Idle Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: 300 Idle Problems

x2 for vacuum leaks. Check all the hoses AND the plastic vacuum lines. They look like red or blue straws and they crack down the length without you seeing the break.
by ludwig
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Top Poster 2015 WOW!
Replies: 13
Views: 3535

Re: Top Poster 2015 WOW!

Personal best for Bubba! He's got a lot more free time since he left SoCal for 'Staff. I mean Flag'.

Most words per post for xctasy. Top wordsmith! Most information per idea.
by ludwig
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to connect vacuum guage
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: Where to connect vacuum guage

They should have a separate array of BRASS fittings apart from the plumbing stuff. Usually little bitty brass nipples and threaded blocks, male, female and male to female, plugs and caps, all in brass. If not there, a good Ace hardware or a real old-timer auto parts store where the guys actually wor...
by ludwig
Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: trying pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: trying pics

Photobucket has a 'share' code below the pics. Copy that line and drop it in the text box at the reply site. Then click on the 'preview' button below. That will show you what we see.
by ludwig
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Distributor Moved To Big Six Performance
Replies: 12
Views: 2602

Re: Distributor

Did you know that we call Bill here: Mr. Distributor? We do. Okay, I do. Today.
by ludwig
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust manifold with NO gasket???
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Exhaust manifold with NO gasket???

Bill,

If you block your heater inlet, you won't miss it. No fumes in the cockpit.
by ludwig
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust manifold with NO gasket???
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Exhaust manifold with NO gasket???

Ahhh, those Canadians. Always with a different opinion.

He probably has a production engineer point of view. Not like normal people with an ease of repair ideation.
by ludwig
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

That is the 'siamesed' exhaust port and there is no gasket between the two. The space between them has a hollow for air to enter the choke pull off tube. It may be that the tube area is burned through. This is normal for the engine of this age. I plugged it top and bottom with brass screws so the ex...
by ludwig
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

Just make sure you proceed out from the middle one bolt at a time - one on one side and one on the other all away to the ends. And don't yank them down too fast all at once. Take a few passes to get up to full torque spec, again working stepwise, out from the middle. You might want to use hi temp ga...
by ludwig
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to connect vacuum guage
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: Where to connect vacuum guage

Golf tee, screw, small clamp, hemostat.
by ludwig
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Manifold modification
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Log Manifold modification

My work is done. The Kiwi rocks the house. Signed with an X.
by ludwig
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

If it is the original manifold, when you take it off, you will probably find that it is curved outward on both ends, when using the straightedge. But even with a new one like you have, that is why you start from the middle outward, in a circular motion. Those original manifolds get punky and brittle...
by ludwig
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Manifold modification
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Log Manifold modification

Check Mustang Six (Jack Collins') pics. He has shots of that precise application. Along with individual motorcycle carbs on each cylinder. Just depends on how fiddly you want to get. Not his, but other people's ideas. Not my dog in the fight, since I am far from doing anything like that, but it seem...
by ludwig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Manifold modification
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Log Manifold modification

That's the one I was talking about. Couldn't remember the name.
by ludwig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Manifold modification
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Log Manifold modification

I think there was a fellow here who did the plenum box on top of the log with the three intakes from an Offenhauser mounting bracket. It's one of the three-carb rigs you can get for the log head. In fact, that might be the search term: offenhauser.
by ludwig
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Log Manifold modification
Replies: 30
Views: 4212

Re: Log Manifold modification

About a decade ago, this was a hot topic here. One fellow took a diamond saw and cut the entire log off of the head in a straight line. I'm thinking that would still be doable if you could attach a plenum box with a couple/three throttle bodies on top of the box. They did something like that to a bi...
by ludwig
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GEN light staying on.
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: GEN light staying on.

One more note -- the generator and the voltage regulator need to be replaced as a set. You can't just get a new VR or generator. Both have to be new or you end up replacing one and then the other until you replace both. I learned that way back when rbohm was learning it, in 73 or so. There are a cou...
by ludwig
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...
Replies: 50
Views: 12433

Re: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...

That article is from a satiric newspaper, but it has far too many elements of truth to it.
by ludwig
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Mustang shorter front springs
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Re: Mustang shorter front springs

Shelby drop does not change the ride height. It changes the handling.
by ludwig
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Old snorkel or open air cleaner?
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Old snorkel or open air cleaner?

You can do a ram air into the snorkel of your stock air cleaner. I got the idea out of the Falcon Handbook. I made a 4" hole in the radiator support, put a funnel made from a plumbing flashing, and ran 3" performance air duct hose from a hot rod shop back to the snorkel. Sounds hokey, but ...
by ludwig
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...
Replies: 50
Views: 12433

Re: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...

Righto. Watch "How they make (ridiculously complex) stuff" and you will see it's all about production. For high end cars, they have these multi position bucks and workstations that marry the modules, engine, body, dash, rear end, etc and you will see that the only way to get at that stuff ...
by ludwig
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...
Replies: 50
Views: 12433

Re: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...

That's why I asked in all seriousness about a straight across engine swap.
by ludwig
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...
Replies: 50
Views: 12433

Re: Industrial "Die"sease:- I hate job specific tools...

Well, now you have something to live for: the completion of the project.

BTW, "better Quality American ..." They must be for export only.

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