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by ludwig
Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix w/ MSD box: belt and suspenders?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Thanks all y'all. I got the box today and the instructions are remarkably clear.
by ludwig
Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: electric fan
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

As I understand it, the fan is most neccessary when the ambient airflow is low at low speeds and becomes increasingly less neccessary as the velocity of the air moving through the radiator rises as the car speeds up. A pusher fan in a shroud turning at a given speed will become a barrier to the inco...
by ludwig
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: electric fan
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

You smart alecks really get under my skin. I wish I wasn't one too.
by ludwig
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: electric fan
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

electric fan

What size electric fan is appropriate for a stock 200 with exhaust headers? I know I can hook it up from the other string. Just what size and push or pull (in front of or behind stock readiator)? I don't have any overheating problems right now.
by ludwig
Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: FIRST ONE TO POST!!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 19132

I have a hula doll on my F-150 daily driver. I think it was one of the more cost effective aftermarket upgrades, especially since my wife got it for me. I have one still in a box waiting for installation in the stang. The cow seat covers in the j@@p have seen better days. I'm thinking of zebra or le...
by ludwig
Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix w/ MSD box: belt and suspenders?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

That's good news. I have a little irregularity at idle. I wonder if the MSD will even it out. Everything is running sweet and I don't want to degrade it, just smooth out the little bumps. I've already checked out the diagrams on the tech pages. Just no one had a post about the two together.
by ludwig
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pertronix w/ MSD box: belt and suspenders?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Pertronix w/ MSD box: belt and suspenders?

I was at the local speed shop and looked at the MSD demo structure. Asked what the box would run for my 66 200 w/ Pertronix II and a Flamethrower. "Just hook it up to the Pertronix." "No new distributor?" "Naah. It'll do fine." He claimed the Pertronix was just a switch and the box was downstream, b...
by ludwig
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 463

This is definitely the hot tip. Woo-woo. Everything but Brylcream.
by ludwig
Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Time for a new engine...<grummble>...
Replies: 6
Views: 819

I didn't buy one. I have seen them at PAW (Performance Auto Warehouse). They always have a big ad with lots of stuff in Mustangs and Fords magazine: <www.pawengineparts.com>. Look under "super stock master kits".
by ludwig
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Steering box "Play"
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Cool. I think I'll have them do the big job with the puller tools I don't have, then adjust on my own when I get it back. 'Course they just might know what they're doing at the shop. It's a long shot, but even a blind sow finds an acorn once in a while.
by ludwig
Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Steering box "Play"
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

I have a rebuilt stock steering box for my 66 stang. I copy all that about preload and large and small nut adjustment. I'm thinking of having my old timey alighnment shop put it in. Should I bolt it to my workbench and get the preload adjusted before giving it over to the "experts" or should I just ...
by ludwig
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Time for a new engine...<grummble>...
Replies: 6
Views: 819

I got a rebuild from a local company in Los Angeles. The price was good on line, then there were a couple upgrades, like hardened seats. which put it over $1000.00 for a long block delivered to my house. More like 1200 with the old core. They "use my tin" which means all the covers and pans are owne...
by ludwig
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Automatic Choke and Warming Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Scott68, I have a Pony 1100 and it works fine at 1200 ft elevation above Glendale CA. What you describe is exactly what I had before I got the choke working properly. I HAD trouble with the chock pulloff on both of my Pony carbs. The set/pulloff spring inside the cap came off on both carbs. I put in...
by ludwig
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: burnt power steering fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 375

That's what I thought. Thanks.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: burnt power steering fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 375

burnt power steering fluid

I've got my j@@p at the dealer for some minor maintainance and they want to drain and flush the fluid from my power steering pump because it is "burnt" or was it "scorched". Plus they want 200 beans to do the job.
Is this bogus or what? I said no.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Clifford catolog
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

You can download it from their website. I think they just have the 2002 catalogue. I called them and they sent it out.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Butterfly not fluttering
Replies: 10
Views: 902

If you can close the butterfly just by pushing it closed, then it will open and close. If the engine is cold (like in the morning) and you close it by hand, then start the engine and it still opens up, the pulloff spring is not working. The pulloff spring is inside that black hockey puck thingy clos...
by ludwig
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Butterfly not fluttering
Replies: 10
Views: 902

If it has a thermal pull off, take the cap off and make sure the spring is tight in the slot. If the pull-off spring comes off you have no adjustment of the butterfly.
by ludwig
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: new sway bar
Replies: 4
Views: 542

There is an article about sway bars in "Mustang How-to" vol I from California Mustang (and other repro dealers) about sway bars. The nub of it is that the lateral G's are transferred to the rear axle when the front is stiffened too much. A rear stabilizer neutralizes this so it is a good idea to mou...
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Troll some of the post from a week or two ago. Also, check the Ford Six Performance handbook for info.
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: which carb is better?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

How about some resources to find out about Carters for our little dearies? Where to get them, which ones fit, that stuff. Thanks.
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

I've only got one bullet in my belt. Mustang Six has more than me. I do know that that little ring on the V8 pump is not neccessary on the 6 pump. I know because I went back and got one and it made the pump not fit.
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

I had an intermittent oil pressure drop. There was only one gasket in my oil pump kit so I made one out of gasket material and hooked it all up. Started fine but when I went out on the road the pressure dropped to zero and the rockers started clattering like a paint stick stirring an empty bucket. T...
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Changing the Export Brace and installing Monte Carlo Brace.
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Well, first you need a left-handed screwdriver and you make sure you have the right side of your wrench up. Then stand on a case of toe-nails. Be sure to torque the Johnson rods too.
by ludwig
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

And now, how about adjusting the fuel mix and the other little adjustments you need?
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3 Qwik Offy Questions -- What's Better?
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Take a look at the whole tri-flow string. You'll find a whole lot of food for thought there.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

So with the choke on the center carb, the butterfly on the outer carbs stays open, right? And the air entering is just restricted on the center. Or does the throttle plate on the outer carbs remain closed on startup and open as the accelerator is depressed?
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Duraspark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

In "How to build Horsepower" by David Vizard, he writes that there was a misfire rate of up to 15% on mechanical (points) ignition and that falls to something like 1% or less with electronic. I had to be getting a misfire rate of close to that before. I'm sure that more successful ignitions per revo...
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: vacuum advance clarification.
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Oh yeah. I have a Pony 1100 on a 200 stock.
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: vacuum advance clarification.
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

So should I connect the vac advance on my standard dizz to the carb vac or the manifold vac?
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Duraspark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Thanks for the heads up, both you guys. When I first put the Pertronix in, the idle spiked like from 700 to 1500 and I had to turn the idle way back. It's great and I've had good luck up to now, but I have some misgivings about the unit after reading FSP how it pooped out here or there. Maybe I'll b...
by ludwig
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Duraspark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Veeery interesting. Now a follow-up question. Mallory has a points dizz with mechanical advance. Do I keep the points and use the box or is there another mod, like the Pertronix where you pull the whole deal and just leave the rotor? Also, how about the web address for Mallory. Does anyone have it? ...
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

I have the single vacuum advance right now: stock 66 w/ Pertronix. I'm thinking about going to a DSII, but the recommendation elsewhere is for a single vacuum advance, not dual. I think it would be the same deal as my present situation. Advice?
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

I have a small and a large vac outlet on the manifold below the carb. I know this is not the right one for vac advance unless the tri-flow would attenuate the vacuum adequately. Could this run to the vac advance? On the other hand, could one disable the spark control valve and tap the trroat down be...
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

I just did some ciphering and calced out that the 200 wants about 300+ cfm to peak at 4500-5000 RPM so the 32/38s are just right at 85% VE. (Don't care about top speed. Just want to smoke some ricers.) That has no putter-factor; you just bolt them on. Real men want to use tools and all, you know. On...
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

What problems could you expect as a daily driver? Also what does this do for low end torque, which I want more of. I assume they are progressive, so the choke goes on the middle one, right. So what do you do with the other chokes? As for fuel, how about soldering up a little fuel log with hard coppe...
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy Tri-Power
Replies: 56
Views: 10820

What kind of carbs do you use? Could you use three 1100s? I've got two now.
Really looks neat, Kstang. A Cobra Six.
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Duraspark?
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

What's the theory of the electronic parts? I put in the Pertronix. I understand points and gap and voltage saturation from the coil. So what's the magnetic tape around the rotor and what do the different parts of the Duraspark do, the box and the magnetic tape and the modular thing under the cap. Wh...
by ludwig
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: alternator help
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Get a wiring diagram from California Mustangs or Mustangs Plus. They have both a schematic and a picture drawing of the correct hookups. You still have to study them closely because it is easy to jump a wire or reverse the connection.
by ludwig
Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: removing windshield...
Replies: 1
Views: 418

I had my 'shield replaced last week by the guy who was featured in this month's Mustang Monthly, Frank Dohs. He did a real good job. The clips have to grab the hooked part of the lower channel and it has to pop in or it won't hold. If you don't get a click/pop, it won't hold. He put new clips on my ...
by ludwig
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: weber carb and elec. choke conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

I talked to John, the owner of Pony carbs the other day and mentioned using a 2bbl on the 6. He is real proud of his 1100s of course and said that there was only a limited gain in HP with a 2bbl. He said it was the physics of spooging two times the mix through the same hole as one barrel. So what's ...
by ludwig
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another mechanic that I won't go to...no I6 knowledge...
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

I have a real good mechanic. He builds full on custom cars for fun and then sells them about 3 weeks later when he's bored with them. Right now he has a glass Willys coupe and a SCal box frame to play with. The guy and his son are real gentlemen. They are kind of in this zen zone where they really w...
by ludwig
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Putting the wings back on: Doors install
Replies: 4
Views: 593

If I did it this way again, I would get the door in the right position with ONE bolt behind the fender and make sure the position is right on the door itself. You do this by tighening, trial closing and moving again until it fits right. Then mark the hinge location on the door with spray primer or a...
by ludwig
Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Putting the wings back on: Doors install
Replies: 4
Views: 593

I took the passenger side door off to do a hinge rebuild. Forget it. Get the whole hinge made up, otherwise the pin keeps working out and the spring does too. I put the door back on by trial and error with a socket wrench and offset (angle) open end wrenches on a 3/8 extension. I used a floor jack a...
by ludwig
Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car stalls at stoplight
Replies: 4
Views: 923

I had the same thing going on. It would buck once or twice and die. Also, sometimes when I stopped short, the engine just killed. I put a new (rebuilt) Pony Carburetor Autolite 1100 on it. The idle was high out of the box, but the choke pulloff worked right and everything. I fooled with the timing a...
by ludwig
Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Use these Mufflers
Replies: 3
Views: 549

I'm going for a Raven next week when they get it in. I'm curious too and will let you know.
by ludwig
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Rear leaf spring question...
Replies: 33
Views: 3852

I put in standarde eye springs on my 66 Mustang Coupe. The rear end still seems a little low but it stiffened it right up. I put on a rear anti-sway bar from Mustangs+ and it got even stiffer. (Maybe a little too stiff?) I only have the stock 7.25 rear end but from what I read, the 8" will do fine.
by ludwig
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rough Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

I have a non-emissions '66 200/AT with only a PCV. It idles nicely in drive, but if it stands at idle more than a couple minutes the idles drops low, it bucks once or twice and dies. Short wait no problem, long wait drop and die. Any ideas?
by ludwig
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Disk Brake Conversion Kit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1796

I got the SSBC kit for 4 lugs. It went together really easily and the directions were clear. When I got everything bolted together I tried the gravity bleed thing they recommend. All I did was push brake fluid through tubing and I was unable to purge all the air. Local Midas shop was helpful with th...

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