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by ludwig
Wed May 21, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51294&p=487908&hilit=Argentina#p487908

Here's one. Maybe you can get the images. I used the search function with the keyword Argentina. This one is from '08. There is an older one.
by ludwig
Tue May 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay

I agree totally, makes alot more sense to go with Mikes head, just thought it was interesting. Roger that. A few years back we had pics of a complete Argentine setup, oddly enough, on a Falcon in Argentina. The guy was building it up himself with salvage parts. It was a killer application. That eng...
by ludwig
Tue May 20, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay

PLUS you have resupply/guarantee on the parts and all the essential bits.
by ludwig
Tue May 20, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Aluminum Argentine Head On Ebay

Between the head and the intake and the shipping, you could fly to Argentina and pick it up. Or very close to it. And you need a gasket set for them too.
by ludwig
Mon May 19, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: ignition problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: ignition problems

… and the TRUTH is somewhere in between.
by ludwig
Mon May 19, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: ignition problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: ignition problems

Make sure all the grounds that you do have are metal to metal. Use emery paper and buff the contacts. Sometimes corrosion will build up between the contacts and it becomes an insulator. And yes to all the other stuff, including more grounds.
by ludwig
Mon May 19, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust back pressure clarification
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Re: Exhaust back pressure clarification

Hey Dr. Jay, thanks for the shout-out. I should correct my explanation to say that with a smaller pipe, the velocity of the exhaust pulse increases but the amount of flow decreases (similar to the principle of Ohm's Law). Something like a piccolo vs. a bass flute. I got that explanation from one of ...
by ludwig
Mon May 12, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starting! not so much, I could use some help
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Starting! not so much, I could use some help

It is a cable that hooks to a lever on top of your trans. Pulls it forward about 1//2" and it drops in 2nd up to about 50 or so when you stand on the pedal to the floor. You can put it in 2nd manually if you need the oomph but after 50, its not recommended.
by ludwig
Sun May 11, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Starting! not so much, I could use some help
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: Starting! not so much, I could use some help

You would do well to get a stock replacement throttle spring from one of the parts houses. In my experience, the springs from generic auto parts stores are too heavy for a good feel on the gas pedal. That is to say, you your foot will quickly become fatigued. The stock Mustang/Falcon throttle return...
by ludwig
Sat May 10, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Choke thermostat??
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: Choke thermostat??

Ahh, the beginning of wisdom.

You are lucky then if the tube plugged up before all that crud got in there. Signs of burn-though run from carbon build-up all the way to melted cap and warped rods.

If you think you need to lubricate something, use graphite, not not oil. Graphite will not gum up.
by ludwig
Mon May 05, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaded gas, hardened seats?
Replies: 22
Views: 3110

Re: leaded gas, hardened seats?

You won't regret it.
by ludwig
Mon May 05, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaded gas, hardened seats?
Replies: 22
Views: 3110

Re: leaded gas, hardened seats?

My son got a short block from ATK about five years ago while he was stationed in Texas. It was a new build-up for his 95 big Bronco w/ 351 Cleveland. Turns out that the heads were salvage and had just been rebuilt with new guides but no hardened seats. It started out great enough but within a few sh...
by ludwig
Mon May 05, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Choke thermostat??
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: Choke thermostat??

It also occurred to me that the spring is broken or that you are missing one or the other of the pegs inside the cap that hold the spring in place. That means that you can only pin it open or pin it closed. It could also be that the spring just doesn't move any more due to age. There was no special ...
by ludwig
Mon May 05, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Choke thermostat??
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: Choke thermostat??

If you are running with the stock exhaust manifold, there is a port between the 3 and 4 outlets that warms the air to the choke pull off spring. It constantly draws air through the port, even after the choke is fully open. Typically, the space between the two ports burns through. Not saying you shou...
by ludwig
Fri May 02, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Vac line to heater control
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Vac line to heater control

No fears. It is just the baffle that closes off the box when you move the selector to 'off'. Uses constant vacuum so once it is closed, it just stays that way. Otherwise it stands open -- like it was doing for the last two years until I discovered the break by accident. I thought of that same thing ...
by ludwig
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Coolant won't cycle. Engine overheating.
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Coolant won't cycle. Engine overheating.

Lower hose collapsing under suction if the wire spring is rusted and broken. Blockage in the radiator. Check the fluid to see if it is flowing. Press to fit impeller in the water pump has come loose from the shaft. Get a pump with a cast impeller that is anchored with a flat space on the shaft. Bloc...
by ludwig
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Vac line to heater control
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Vac line to heater control

Yeah. Seems so. I was looking for some kind of T fitting or shrink to fit. And - whoop - there it was. Sticking out of the carb cleaner can. I don't know how long it was broken, but now there is no hot breeze on a hot day across my feet. Seems that the thing it connects to is the damper door for the...
by ludwig
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Vac line to heater control
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Vac line to heater control

I always hate fixing something ahead of the advice here. Because someone always has a better idea than the one I got and I would have to take my fix apart to do it.
by ludwig
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Vac line to heater control
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Vac line to heater control

Never mind.

I got a piece of red WD40 tubing, cut it at a steep angle and worked it into both sides fo the break. It gave me a little more length too, so the tube is not bent too steeply where it comes out of the harness.
by ludwig
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Vac line to heater control
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Vac line to heater control

So I found my white vacuum line to the heater control flap motor has broken in two at the fixture.

Is there a splice or something I can do? The line is kind of brittle where it shows and it seems like the other end grows out of a perfectly good harness and I don't want to mess with it.


1995 F150.
by ludwig
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: 60 falcon brake problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: 60 falcon brake problems

Have you first cranked out the star-wheel adjuster to where both shoes come in contact with the drum? You crank them all the way out, so the wheel locks. Then you back it off so they just rub; usually one or two levers-worth through the slot. I mean, like, adjust them without the drum to see if they...
by ludwig
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust back pressure clarification
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Re: Exhaust back pressure clarification

As Soldmy66 said, the 'velocity' has to be maintained. This maintains the inertia of the exhaust pulse through the length of the exhaust pipe. The inertia helps to pull the next exhaust pulse along. When the pipe is too small, the velocity drops, back pressure rises, and the engine wastes energy pus...
by ludwig
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: New junk yard, making a list. what do you look for.
Replies: 15
Views: 2221

Re: New junk yard, making a list. what do you look for.

In my experience, the U-pick-em places will name a price BEFORE you go out and crawl around with hand tools. They also usually want you to enter and exit through the office. I name the piece I found on the walk-through, they name a price. If it's too high I tell them. Then I go get it. Sometimes the...
by ludwig
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 95 F150 Destroying Ignition Control Modules???
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Re: 95 F150 Destroying Ignition Control Modules???

May it be ever so.
by ludwig
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

X,

SuperMag withdrew because he felt that the F6F was keeping him from his real-world activities. Something about woman/job/life. Mostly the last two.

He wasn't bitter or angry. Just needed to change something.

Cobra,

You won't know until you go. That's the downside of being indispensable.
by ludwig
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 95 F150 Destroying Ignition Control Modules???
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Re: 95 F150 Destroying Ignition Control Modules???

Has nothing to do with ignition, but apparently BLACK and GREY are two different parts with the same/similar function. My daughter's 93 Ranger was not holding idle and killing periodically out of the clear blue. The competent electronic specialist I took it to showed me that the last repair for a ba...
by ludwig
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cold start problems. Wisconsin cold.
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Re: Cold start problems. Wisconsin cold.

Did the truck/battery/engine sit outside in the cold? Do you have a dipstick or block heater? Once while I was living in Mpls, there was not enough cranking power for my V8, I took the battery indoors and let it warm up for a few hours. Car started right up. The amperage is at its lowest point when ...
by ludwig
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cold start problems. Wisconsin cold.
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Re: Cold start problems. Wisconsin cold.

Respec' da Yooper. He knows cold.
by ludwig
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Phenolic spacer for a Carter YF?
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Phenolic spacer for a Carter YF?

This has been a topic here off and on for many years. The value of a non-metallic spacer in blocking heat sink is clear. The most original one on this site was made from 3/4" marine plywood.
by ludwig
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel Line Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Fuel Line Questions

Powerband, wow. I always wondered just why the line made that arch over the snorkel of the air cleaner. Thanks.
by ludwig
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: New truck - what engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

New truck - what engine

I'm looking at new F150s. Just looking mind you. My son has a 2008 Crew Cab and it is mighty sweet. I'm not hucking sheetrock around much any more. His truck has the 5.4 liter. He loves the gas savings over his 351 Windsor with a NA 4 barrel and a 4.0 rear end. No kidding. I'm thinking of the 4.6 or...
by ludwig
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

Addo sent me the specs for shower basin installation in Australia. I was able to help him out with info about different kinds of building products he would be tested on but had never used. SuperMag was just about to drive to Washington state to straighten out a pole barn project for one of the membe...
by ludwig
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

Hey, CS I listen to Dave Ramsey off and on. Mr. "Cash is King", if you don't know him. He is a fundamental realist when it comes to money deals with friends or relatives. People call him all the time asking how to structure a deal with their kids, relatives or friends. He always says, &quo...
by ludwig
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

Shoot, man, I still have your re-boot instructions for Windows XP. And I have been using an Apple for over five years now.
by ludwig
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: No start so where do I start?
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: No start so where do I start?

Possibly 180* out. Find TDC on the compression stroke and make sure the rotor is pointing in the right direction. Could be you need to re-stab the distributor.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

S'okay. It think she threw us over for a V6 turbo when she got out of school.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

Asa,

Didn't you meet Josie once? Or was it just an idea?
by ludwig
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

He became an LVN or Physicians Assistant. Was pretty rigorous and took a couple years. I hope he's working now.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

Both SuperMag and Addo found themselves squandering too much of their personal time in the virtual world. I had an e-mail correspondence with both and they each signed off with me personally. I really miss both of them.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 21091

Re: Where are they now?

I miss Addo and Supermag


Copy that.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I must be an idiot
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: I must be an idiot

It it is on 1 and the rotor is pointing a given direction and the points are in the right position, THAT is #1, like FSD says.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I must be an idiot
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: I must be an idiot

Does it turn over? Are you getting fire? If yes to both, the dizzy probably needs to be re-stabbed. It's either firing on the exhaust (aka: 180* out) or not on compression (wrong or out of sequence). If it is one off, you can re-plug the wires around the circle by one notch before you have to take i...
by ludwig
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Almost done with suspension upgrades
Replies: 27
Views: 4888

Re: Almost done with suspension upgrades

Really nice stance. THAT's one inch? Sounds good.
by ludwig
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Almost done with suspension upgrades
Replies: 27
Views: 4888

Re: Almost done with suspension upgrades

Thanks. I had serious misgivings about installing the springs the one time. Same fear of them unloading. I borrowed a spring compressor from the parts store. It seemed to work upside down and I had to tighten it from below. Gack.
by ludwig
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Almost done with suspension upgrades
Replies: 27
Views: 4888

Re: Almost done with suspension upgrades

Well, the only explanation is that the one is from Småland in Sweden and the other is from Langeland in Norway. Back to the springs. I wanted this and that. I saw a whole bunch of different springs. Turned out that the only ones I could use were the stock springs for the I6 engine. All the others wo...
by ludwig
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: Almost done with suspension upgrades
Replies: 27
Views: 4888

Re: Almost done with suspension upgrades

My wife's family is from Norway. 5'6" is tiny. But the ride hight is good.
by ludwig
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Original, untouched 200 log head is off the block
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Original, untouched 200 log head is off the block

Typically, the guys here like to build their own non-Ford scooters. Jack, for instance, and Frenchtown Flyer. They get a look they like and weld them up for fun. Jack's got a tube frame roadster and FTF is hand-forming a Duesenberg. You could get an English wheel and a roll of steel. Who knows what ...
by ludwig
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Original, untouched 200 log head is off the block
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Original, untouched 200 log head is off the block

I had hardened valve seat inserts installed with my rebuilt engine. Original 'hardened seats' are flame hardened, no more than heat tempering of the head material. And yes, the valve seats need to be hardened. A couple years ago, my son got a rebuilt 350 from ATK without hardened seats and the valve...
by ludwig
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rough Start with a mystery?
Replies: 19
Views: 3462

Re: Rough Start with a mystery?

I believe it is a package deal. Costs a hundred something at O'Reilly's. Bummer. All I did was snap the nipple off the top when trying to remove the hose. Probably the technical answer with your fuel regulator is closer to the solution. The canister collects the gas surge and returns it as vapor to ...

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