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by ludwig
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Freakin' Fairlane's Fordomatic won't upshift !!
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Freakin' Fairlane's Fordomatic won't upshift !!

IDK if the Fairlane's tranny is the same as the Mustang, but it could be that the **shift lever** itself is not adjusted correctly. The floor shifter has to be set at one extreme and then at another extreme. Two bolts hold the T-lever in place under the floor. You push it all the way to park so it s...
by ludwig
Mon May 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: 1320 Crowd & More
Topic: Drool over this
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

Re: Drool over this

Wow.
by ludwig
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 11542

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

With a 12" hole in the floor for ice fishing.

FWIW, give you two plus thumbs up for everything you are doing. I like the garage/barn too. One day ....
by ludwig
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 11542

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Usually, an AirStream from the Midwest that looks like that is a job shack at a construction project somewhere. Didn't they use caulk ropes originally? I think so. OTOH, Vulkem is da BOMB. I used it on the basement walls, below grade on the outside. I see a lot of taping and scraper work in your fut...
by ludwig
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 11542

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

You are pretty lucky. My wife wants me to finish the house before I get another project car.

Only 2 beaters. Somehow that's just not enough. But probably more than you need.
by ludwig
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 11542

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

A majority of my winter was actually spent cleaning my shop, no lie, early October to late January


Probably found three lost winter-beaters under all that material, no doubt. Ahh, but spring is here and the creative energy is flowing. Love it.
by ludwig
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"
Replies: 46
Views: 11542

Re: 1975 F250 Crew Cab "War hog"

Well, you sure don't take the easy way out. Those NoDak winters have kept you plenty productive. I love where you are headed with that. BTW, that 'fuel economy' light was what they used to use as the only approved non-factory accessory on the Mobile Economy Run from years past. Just that it was a ga...
by ludwig
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Folks dig the 3x1...
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: Folks dig the 3x1...

Gorgeous car. You certainly deserve that prize. Keep the six; keep the faith, brothers.
by ludwig
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help with vacuum lines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Help with vacuum lines?

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/rico-ludovici/IMG_0222.jpg This is what they are talking about when they mention taking the vacuum off the log. My engine came with that brass block and ports. Distributor vacuum comes out of the carb. The one that is hooked up to the brass block goes to the...
by ludwig
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Bad smell and rough operation at speed
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Bad smell and rough operation at speed

He is not a big-maintenance kind of guy, although he works on his truck when he is interested in it. I suggested that he run a bottle of injector cleaner through it before getting it diagnosed - at cost in a garage. He did and told me that it is running better as a consequence. I'll be seeing him th...
by ludwig
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Bad smell and rough operation at speed
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Bad smell and rough operation at speed

I smelled a RAT ... and pulled it out of the heater. But the catalyst thing sounds possible, although it runs fine at other speeds.

Any other wisecracks?? ... I mean ideas?
by ludwig
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Bad smell and rough operation at speed
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Bad smell and rough operation at speed

Late model truck gives out bad smell and starts to run rough at road speed. Not my truck, my son's. 2008 F 150 with 3 liter. I used to have a similar problem on my 1986 302. Under load - usually going up a fairly steep hill with AC on - my truck would emit a stink from the vents. Apparently, my son'...
by ludwig
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?

What I was saying.
by ludwig
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: Pulling my 200 - Lift Points?

You might not want to pull the exhaust manifold. If it is really rusty and fused, you could break off a bolt or two and/or one or more bolt lugs,
by ludwig
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle temperature with rebuilt head
Replies: 20
Views: 2825

Re: Idle temperature with rebuilt head

I just re-read your post. I think you have an air bubble. When you run the engine with some air still in the coolant space, it gets (much) hotter than the target temp. Then, when you turn it off, the water settles in the block and heats up above the target temp. If you start it shortly after, the te...
by ludwig
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Idle temperature with rebuilt head
Replies: 20
Views: 2825

Re: Idle temperature with rebuilt head

When the air eventually comes up to the top, it creates a void in the pump and nothing circulates and you see nothing coming through the top hose. You will have to refill a couple times to purge all the air. Run with the cap off when the block is cold and you will see the coolant level drop quickly ...
by ludwig
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 144 Problems, Heinous Screech
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Re: 144 Problems, Heinous Screech

If you reinstall the engine and tranny together, you have to raise the front end up at least 8 or 10 inches to get the tail of the transmission to clear the ground. Also, you have to remove the chassis stiffening bracket. It's the 1.5" pipe that connects both sides of the chassis just in front ...
by ludwig
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: one carb per cyl - various falcon motors
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: one carb per cyl - various falcon motors

Do you have any shots of how you modified the head and the intake throats w/out the carbs? That is the most amazing setup we have seen in a long while.
by ludwig
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 14274

Re: Offenhauser 3x1 Build Thread

That crack will close up when it's hot. I know that's not what you want, but it's still true.
by ludwig
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel line: hard vs rubber
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Fuel line: hard vs rubber

You have that ethanol issue with rubber. The alcohol eats away many kinds of rubber and plastic. Make sure you use a rated FUEL LINE hose if you do go with rubber. I used metal all the way.
by ludwig
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust sound
Replies: 17
Views: 3226

Re: Exhaust sound

I had a Magnaflow 40. 2" pipe straight out the back with a turn down exhaust tip. The standard pipe is 1.75" but I had headers with 2" out. The standard I6 muffler mounts transverse across the top of the differential with in and out in the same end of the can. You can get a less restr...
by ludwig
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: cooling fan options/ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: cooling fan options/ideas

How I understand the benefit of a clutch fan is that at high speeds, the fan becomes a barrier to the free flow of air if the speed of the pushed air is lower than the speed of the incoming air through the grille. It stops revolving and leaves (marginally) more power for the wheels and more free-flo...
by ludwig
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I'm gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnneee!!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 10209

Re: I'm gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnneee!!!!

Nothing like a good earthquake to make work for road engineers. Lotta stress fissures to measure and mitigate. We had a crane operator back in the midwest who flew in the trusses for the three-story apartments I was helping to frame. There was a massive two-train collision/derailment north of town a...
by ludwig
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade

Like the Dutch proverb says, 'you have to row with the oars you have.' Good for you. Making every part count.
by ludwig
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: $ave me from the charge o' tha Toyoda Light Brigade

I had a Toyota Mark IV wagon in the late mid-1970s. Inline six with 5 speed gearbox and lots of pep. And a deep thirst. Bought used it had bad rings and the choke was connected to the breather tube. Oil pushed through the rings pushed the choke closed. Once I got I fixed, I discovered that the suspe...
by ludwig
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good day racing
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Good day racing

It's not bragging if it's the truth. Good for you!
by ludwig
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Good day racing
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Good day racing

Congratulations on a good show!! And the part that failed wasn't that puny little 6, you know, the engine we love.

Living the dream.
by ludwig
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 20462

Re: Where are they now?

You know???

Oh man. NO secrets.
by ludwig
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 20462

Re: Where are they now?

Is that a race we want to win? But hey, props to you. He he.
by ludwig
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 20462

Re: Where are they now?

I don't think so. My wife keeps telling me to grow up.
by ludwig
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cloyes is Crap now too
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: Cloyes is Crap now too

Even they aren't what they used to be. he he

Any more, 'good enough' is good enough.
by ludwig
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cloyes is Crap now too
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: Cloyes is Crap now too

You might want to check a thread on Craftsman tools from a few years ago. The consensus was pretty much the same; the tools are no cheaper but the quality has fallen noticeably. Some of the guys here only buy their Craftsman tools at garage sales. Moreover, the high end tools are going the same way ...
by ludwig
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

Those are really good numbers. Happy trails to you.
by ludwig
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

I had the long bed before with 38 gallons. Now have the 26 gallon with the short bed.

That is still a heck of a stretch. I'd think 10 gallons reads pretty close to E. I have the feeling you have done this before.
by ludwig
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

Yup. Oregon Outback on the Nevada side.

You carry extra fuel?
by ludwig
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: next gas - 179 miles Guess where?

I'm thinking Utah. northbound out of SLC or east out of Cedar City.

Then again, it could be the Oregon Outback. But I'm 80% in favor of Utah.
by ludwig
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Got hit, then the radio blew????
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Got hit, then the radio blew????

Slow seeping smoke leak. Yup. Went critical.
by ludwig
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: indoor/outdoor thermometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: indoor/outdoor thermometer

cool. thanks.
by ludwig
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: indoor/outdoor thermometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: indoor/outdoor thermometer

Absolutely. Thanks. Have to figure out how to mount it, but that is very close to what I was looking for.

Iowa80, hunh? The interstate through my hometown of Des Moines.
by ludwig
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: indoor/outdoor thermometer
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

indoor/outdoor thermometer

My new truck doesn't have a clock or thermometer. I have looked at several on line and most of them need the cigarette lighter for power. Most come from China and sell for about $2. Hmmm. Not quite what I wanted. Does anyone know who makes a good one that senses outdoor temps? I don't want to snake ...
by ludwig
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Vintage Inlines in the Press!
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Re: Vintage Inlines in the Press!

Good writeup. They got it right, too. And big, big thanks to Matt.
by ludwig
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Air Compressor Plumbing
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Air Compressor Plumbing

What Leo said about the receptacles. That is the max amperage rating. If the specs call for 15 amps, you change the breaker at the box, not the receptacle. Put in a 15A 220 breaker. OTOH, if that is the average load rating (15A), you might want a 20 amp breaker for spikes, like at motor startup. Use...
by ludwig
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carb Mystery!
Replies: 14
Views: 2034

Re: Carb Mystery!

The amount of air coming in the choke riser tube is minimal. Soot from the exhaust is a little more problematic IF the wall between 3 and 4 is burnt through. Chances are it is. It should be closed off by tapping and plugging the top and bottom of the choke riser stove. Then you can run an aluminum o...
by ludwig
Fri May 20, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 20462

Re: Where are they now?

Pffft. I still get told to use my inside voice or wait until recess. And I graduated from high school in 1969.

You are never too old to act a fool. [St. Olaf College, '74]

"When Josie comes home, so good.
She's the pride of the neighborhood."
by ludwig
Mon May 02, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Installed Pertronix Ignitor, now idle is really high!
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Installed Pertronix Ignitor, now idle is really high!

Conventional ignition has up to 15% misfires. That means that somewhere around 10% or more of your gas is not ignited so the bump in idle speed is normal when you change over. Electronic ignition reduces this to near zero, so right there you have more gas getting fire. You have to dial the idle spee...
by ludwig
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Battery ground location, '65 200
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: Battery ground location, '65 200

Correct and correct. Make sure you get a real good ground by sanding off the rust and old paint at all of the ground connections. If you are an experienced mechanic, never mind. You know this already. Problem is that with an old engine or an old car, there is often a layer of rust under the ground l...
by ludwig
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Battery ground location, '65 200
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: Battery ground location, '65 200

The 200 has a threaded boss just back of the timing gear cover on the passenger side, just about halfway down the block. That is your negative from the battery to the engine. There is another ground from the bell housing to the firewall. This is a much smaller wire.
by ludwig
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Falcon 6 performance handbook
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Falcon 6 performance handbook

David and his brother have a lot of other information in there apart from parts to use and crossover fitment from other models. They have much experience and explain the engine thoroughly. It's easy to read and will help you to focus your build according to your wants and what you can get. Well wort...
by ludwig
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: wobble of death
Replies: 26
Views: 7369

Re: wobble of death

Leo,

I'd tell you my secret, but then you'd win too.

he he

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