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by Wesman07
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 98
Views: 21548

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

I was very impressed with how well it did “it’s job”
by Wesman07
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 98
Views: 21548

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

I had a pleasant surprise visitor on my job site this morning. Mr. in-line stopped by in the form of a concrete pumper. He’s a real smooth talker! https://fordsix.com/img/_data/i/upload/2018/07/12/20180712105532-5e7a002d-sq.jpg https://fordsix.com/img/_data/i/upload/2018/07/12/20180712105544-8b7d601...
by Wesman07
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed

Your welcome. The hard part is not taking what is said personally. It’s benificial for the project though, it’s publicly and people should question all of these things! The truth always comes out in the end. I’m glad pmuller chimed in. I was unaware of the extent to his background on the project. He...
by Wesman07
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed

My request is not a product, it is more of a scientific note. When you finish your max U flow head and cross flow head... can you bench mark the correct ignition timing on a stock motor? Reducing the valve shouldering on the stock efi head, should require an increase in ignition advance. This should...
by Wesman07
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed

I like the valve cover/ efi intake spacer idea. I think there were two upper manifolds produced. One allowed more valve cover clearance than the other.... maybe vans were different?
by Wesman07
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: 88-96 A/C options
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: 88-96 A/C options

Apparently the econolines were the only vehicles that this was an option for? Is that also correct? Are you still pondering this? Yes, econolines are the only fords that got Saginaw pumps. Over on FSB, this is a very common mod. Brackets for the 300 serpentine setup are rare. 302/351 won't work, an...
by Wesman07
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 51
Views: 8559

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

I know you mentioned it before... but where did you find a ford aluminum crossflow head?
by Wesman07
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: The search for a crate 300
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: The search for a crate 300

Motor works in Spokane?
by Wesman07
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Our three new heads and when to use them
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Re: Our three new heads and when to use them

This we the engine masters episode that got me thinking. They used a 351ci motor... so it not apples to apples. I think we could still put a cross flow head on a stock 300 and see little to no drop in low end power and pick up a lot of Hp.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p1w8OU_8-JM
by Wesman07
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 496
Views: 76086

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Very nice. It doesn’t look like there is much material to remove. Is that after some port work?
by Wesman07
Wed May 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: turbo 200 build
Replies: 163
Views: 30226

Re: turbo 200 build

Very interesting read!

So he retarded the timing and leaned it out? Then added timing and fuel?

Why did that work?
by Wesman07
Wed May 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Race engine thread
Replies: 57
Views: 8313

Re: Race engine thread

PEX is a very durable product but I have not seen it in sizes larger than 1” and I do not know the heat rating. They do make all sorts of fitting for it but they must be crimped, can not be glued. The crimp tool is not cheap.

PVC is your best bet.
by Wesman07
Wed May 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 496
Views: 76086

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

I’ve been looking for an option to a V8 engine swap for my 96 F150, and this is the news I’ve been waiting for. I love inline 6 engines, and want to keep mine in place. Just because. :wink: What I’d like to know is whether or not either of the U-Flow heads would be usable with the MAF OBD-2 EFI 300...
by Wesman07
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

Re: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame

Where is it bent?

I had my frame fold in where the radius arm attaches. The “lift kit” supplied a drop mount and it was too much leverage in that area. I had it straightened twice... just kept folding at the same spot. Long story short, I made a sub frame and cross member that solved the issue
by Wesman07
Sun May 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Steel-it
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

Steel-it

So there is a new product in the market called Steel-it. It’s an epoxy or poly base with a heavy stainless steel content in it. The stainless content is so high they claim it can be welded through. It’s mainly marketed towards the desert racing guys who are looking for a durable undercoating. Anyone...
by Wesman07
Sun May 27, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD
Replies: 51
Views: 8559

Re: VINTAGE CHAMP CAR REPLICA BUILD

Very cool. I’ve always wondered what tricks you have up your sleeve. Interesting car too!
by Wesman07
Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Race engine thread
Replies: 57
Views: 8313

Re: Race engine thread

That looks fun man I want to try that. I am curious what axle ratios you run? What size tires? What tranny and transfercase? Do you use traction aids (spool/locker)? How often do you end up changing out your wiper motor? Currently the gears are 3.08 with limited slip rear open front (factory) Tires...
by Wesman07
Wed May 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Race engine thread
Replies: 57
Views: 8313

Re: Race engine thread

How etched is your windshield?
by Wesman07
Tue May 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Mechanical intercooler pump

Your right. I’ll go with one of the shorter runner options. Packaging is more of a concern for me.
by Wesman07
Mon May 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Mechanical intercooler pump

I’m not sure why I didn’t think of a putting a fan on an air to air intercooler. This is why I like to bounce ideas off people. Any advice on intake design? Or a good reading reference? It’s not easy to find information on intake design for boosted applications. The only thing I did read was that th...
by Wesman07
Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Mechanical intercooler pump

I was thinking it would be a good idea for situations such as pulling someone out of a ditch or dragging a vehicle out of the woods... where vehicle speeds are low. In these infrequent situations, I have never felt the need for more power. I just don’t know how that would affect air intake temps. Th...
by Wesman07
Sun May 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Mechanical intercooler pump

Drag-200stang it was those lines of thinking that made me think “why not mechanical?” The pump speed would be varied by engine rpm and you could adjust the pulley size. I did not find the pump pmuller was talking about, but I could only assume it was up wards of four hundred dollars based off their ...
by Wesman07
Fri May 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Re: Mechanical intercooler pump

Is there any reason to monitor an intercooling system? Can your intake temps get too cold with fuel injection?
by Wesman07
Fri May 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 98
Views: 21548

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

What I find interesting is a 30kw generator requires 40 hp... or so I’ve read. It seems small for the motor? My rule of thumb for alternators / generators is input:output is roughly 2:1. So that means 80 hp would be required to generate 30 KW (40 hp). If you assume that the engine does not want to ...
by Wesman07
Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS
Replies: 98
Views: 21548

Re: THE 240 / 300 WHERE ELSE WERE THEY USED? OTHER APPLICATIONS

What I find interesting is a 30kw generator requires 40 hp... or so I’ve read. It seems small for the motor?
by Wesman07
Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Mechanical intercooler pump
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

Mechanical intercooler pump

I’ve been looking into my air to water intercooling options. I’ve found a few electric pumps but not many belt driven pumps. Is there a reason for this? I would assume a mechanical pump is more reliable?
by Wesman07
Mon May 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: symptoms of cam gear fail?
Replies: 74
Views: 8138

Re: symptoms of cam gear fail?

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:Re: points opening
I like to use an AM radio near the distributor. Tune it out so it is not on any station. Now when the points open you will hear a crackle on the radio similar to when lightning strikes. Precisely


That’s a neat trick!
by Wesman07
Sun May 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What operating rpm can a 300ci. hold safely?
Replies: 25
Views: 3902

Re: What operating rpm can a 300ci. hold safely?

I successfully made the I-90 continental divid pass in Montana last night. I held 3400 rpm in 2nd gear with a 12,500lbs rig. Took about fifteen minutes to make it to the top. Temp did not rise.

This motor is so close to retirement and I never asked so much from it.
by Wesman07
Wed May 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

Thank you CNC dude for this information. I know it has been posted on here before, but I guess I never paid attention to it until now. From what I can find, harmonics won’t hit a dangerous level on these motors until you push above 5,000 rpm. You could push this back by shortening the stroke and or ...
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

That is very useful information. I would assume the launches are the hardest on a crank.

Do you think a cast crank would support 4-500 lb/tq and 300 hp for 200,000 miles?
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: heaviest you've towed with a 300.
Replies: 27
Views: 4867

Re: heaviest you've towed with a 300.

I just weighed in with a trailer at 12,400 lbs. My truck empty weights 5,000 and I have 500 lbs of motorcycles in the bed. With over a quarter million miles on this motor, I hope to make it from Philly to Coeur d’Alene. Three things I noticed: 1) I can maintain the same speed with the trailer empty ...
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

Hmm. Is there anyone the produces an aftermarket forged crank for these motors? Like scat?

I’m tempted to order one and have it checked. I’m curious if I will get the same thing as Gramps. It’s worth the shipping to find out.
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

What is “culling”?
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

They claim these are OEM and not made off shore
by Wesman07
Tue May 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Take two on radius arm bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Take two on radius arm bolts

James duff used to make a lot of part for ford front ends. Give them a shot. There is also Bronco graveyard
by Wesman07
Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Re: Forged crank

Yeah? I would imagine these are made off shore... I’ll have to ask
by Wesman07
Mon May 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged crank
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

Forged crank

While searching for a forged crankshaft I stumbled apon this company. Anyone hear of them? http://crankshaftsupply.com/kits_ford.htm I asked if they were forged, they said “I have both. 25029S is the forged one $217.00 core charge-$50.00 25073 is the cast one $188.00 core charge-$50.00. 1 day to shi...
by Wesman07
Fri May 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo 240 or 300
Replies: 325
Views: 46521

Re: Turbo 240 or 300

Life gets in the way sometimes. Everyone can understand that.

Glad to hear you didn’t loose interest, or get so frustrated you had to walk away from it.

Just promise us some videos!
by Wesman07
Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

That’s a challenge all in itself.
by Wesman07
Fri May 04, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

Parts look good. Do you think you will get the motor back together before your leave?
by Wesman07
Fri May 04, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

I'm no boosted engine expert. I'm just wondering if asking about boost levels and rod strength is asking the right question. To my knowledge boost is not a good reference for strength. Other factors still have a strong influence such as compression, cam, head etc. This seems to be is a very common ...
by Wesman07
Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

... a ranger or 1/2 ton rear leaf may work well repurposed as a mono leaf. Thoughts? That is not how a monoleaf is designed. A true monoleaf spring has a decreasing section area from the center outward to the spring eyes. That creates a more consistent bending moment along the length of the spring....
by Wesman07
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

Where is Missouri are you taking this? Saint joe state park is the only place that I know of with any sand. I think they have a width limit?
by Wesman07
Wed May 02, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

It's a good design, It is just hard to get right. There is just little to no adjust ability. You can build it relatively cheap... But it could get costly and difficult to tune. Dont throw out the coil over option yet... you can find good used parts pretty easy and probably for half the cost. You hav...
by Wesman07
Tue May 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

You can make separate coil and shock set up work as well. You just have more limitations such as suspension travel. Long coil springs want to bow. Without a guid, you need to make them wide to be stable. Packaging then becomes a challenge. A transverse mono leaf is an option. Look at the dodge sprin...
by Wesman07
Tue May 01, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

You could probably build one of these for pretty cheap if you found VW hubs and spindles. 12” travel is a good number to shoot for. Coil overs will be the most expensive part... about 900 per side for a dual spring setup. I have never seen one with air shocks, probably because they aren’t known for ...
by Wesman07
Tue May 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

Oh that’s a sand rail!

They commonly used Volkswagen style front suspensions.
by Wesman07
Tue May 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 rebuild project
Replies: 212
Views: 30021

Re: 300 rebuild project

Sure, I love pictures
by Wesman07
Tue May 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 496
Views: 76086

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

FYI, the Edelbrock 4.0 Jeep head is $1700 at 1 of the resellers AND it's a street head, not a race head. Plus the reality is they need to make a profit in order to continue to create more goodies. I only see the eddy 4.0 jeep heads at like 3000+... where did you see 1700? I received a PM today rega...

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