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by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 79
Views: 10713

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

This is what my motor looked like when I pulled it out of a combine. Been a while since Iv'e dealt with an ISO bell housing. the block has an adapter plate, then the bell housing bolted to it. The parts from the block back weighed over 200 lbs. Is it direct drive or is there some type clutch inside...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 79
Views: 10713

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

sdiesel wrote:i got one of those too,

it wont take a transmission , mine won't at least


No, as it is it won't, but is it the same pattern as an ISO?
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 79
Views: 10713

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

This is what my motor looked like when I pulled it out of a combine. Been a while since Iv'e dealt with an ISO bell housing. the block has an adapter plate, then the bell housing bolted to it. The parts from the block back weighed over 200 lbs.
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

I would just like to ask a question on your main stud girdle. I always ran one on my 500+ inch BBC with a blower on alcohol, around 1200 HP. I am sure it is solid bottom end protection. Are you shooting for 400 +HP on this puller? What RPM will it be pulling at? Now my question is would after marke...
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

You could always drive to the Pull out by Stoney Plain in August, only 4 1/2 hours away! Hopefully we'll be there.[/quote]
I would like to do that.What is the name of the event ,location and date?[/quote]

Event is Darwell Ag Drags, Darwell,AB, August 9-11/2019
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

I really admire what you are doing to the BB6.I enjoy wandering around in the pits looking at all the inovative stuff at the mud bogs.Now I get to see how one of these engines goes together for racing. All the great ideas and input that comes forward on this forum is exellent. You could always driv...
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:I see it now. I've had them fail at the spot welds and I like to TIG weld them.


Lol, FTF, you must be psychic. I was looking at the brace when I was bolting it together,thinking about adding another either on the same main or on #5. (And tigging)
by Lunatic Fringe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Main studs in place, my girdle template clearanced to miss the rods and oil pan. Will be making a new template on the CNC to reflect the changes I've made. Once I'm happy with it, I'll draw it in CAD and send it out for Waterjet.
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by Lunatic Fringe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Look for pockets of sand/iron in the crankcase. There can also be thin iron casting lines in the cam tunnel that can be removed. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6u3h61cke7kf0v/IMG_0026.jpg?dl=0 Yes, unfortunately this one has some really ugly shrapnel in there. Like they used a dull chainsaw. LF: Make s...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

pmuller9 wrote:Look for pockets of sand/iron in the crankcase.
There can also be thin iron casting lines in the cam tunnel that can be removed.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6u3h61cke7kf ... 6.jpg?dl=0


Yes, unfortunately this one has some really ugly shrapnel in there. Like they used a dull chainsaw.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Got my block back from the hot tank, time to thread chase all the holes and deburr the sharp edges. Before and after pictures of porting the oil passages in the filter mount. Still need to hit it with a 120 grit roll for final smoothing.
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by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 41
Views: 12958

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

pmuller9 wrote:[quote="
The cam list has been updated


Thanks, missed that.
by Lunatic Fringe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 41
Views: 12958

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

Crower has another cam; 248°/252°,.558/563(.593/.598 w1.7 ratio)105° Mechanical . Schneider has a couple as well:260°/264°,.560/.580(.595/.616 w1.7) 107 Mechanical. :274/284°,.600.616(.638/.655 w1.7) 108 mechanical. I'm debating between the first 2 right now (1.7 ratio) for my combination and will g...
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Very nice project sandboxer, can't wait to see more. Am I seeing it correctly as an old style Track "T"?
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Thanks Lunatic Fringe for the flanges. I hope to have photos soon of them attached to my intake. They are beautiful. Thanks Max Effort for clarity on the process! Now I can share a bit. I have a very narrow hood, monopost style, so my runners will be 16” long and straight out. I might have to suppo...
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Looks beautiful LF! I’m excited to get started on mine. Just bought some 5052 for plenum material. I wasn’t sure how thick to go on the tube given the port shape and bell entry, but pie cuts pretty much became the only option for the flange. I had thought of hammer forming my runners out of two pie...
by Lunatic Fringe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Thanks guys, I'm very grateful for the input. I had the bell blanks cut when the intake was water jet cut from 1/2" alum. 3" OD, radius machined to 1 3/4" ID. Done by my younger brother on an OLD manual lathe. The head end of the runners are hammer formed to match the port shape and t...
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Finally got a chance to start on the intake manifold. Centre 2 runners tacked in place, will work on runners 2 and 5 next. Plennum floor is oversize for now until I've got all the runners cut in. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/280x200q90/922/OaqGtY.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/280x200q...
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

Practicing my CAD. My interpretation of what the header flange will look like for the X-flow head.
by Lunatic Fringe
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Max_Effort wrote:Nice project!


Thanks! Haven't been posting much lately as I'm dealing with all the "non fun" work that needs to be done. Hope to be posting some pics during the Christmas break.

The local county fair just announced a tractor pull so the pressure is on to be ready!!
by Lunatic Fringe
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 Piston skirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: 300 Piston skirts

If I remember correctly, most crank throws are elliptical,not round. Won't machine well. Way before stroker kits were commonly available, I had to reduce the counterweights on a 460 crank. Ended up being easier and quicker to use a hand grinder to do it all. My 2 cents.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam Selection for Weber DCOE carbs
Replies: 51
Views: 13540

Re: Cam Selection for Weber DCOE carbs

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Sorry for the poor quality, it's a screenshot of a VHS video shot in 1985. 3 Webers hiding behind an air filter on a 300. Very strong runner, the engine originally was in a Modified Production 60's Mustang.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

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]Got my parts from the waterjet today! Time to weld up an intake and some headers!
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

LOL, I have a head for now, It's a reference to waiting patiently for a new one from World Champ Gramp (And group).
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Sent these off to get waterjet cut. Intake in 1/2" aluminum, exhaust in 1/2" steel. My first DWG's using AutoCad, he only had to do a bit of cleanup. I'm pretty happy with how they came out. Should get them back in a week. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/280x200q90/921/wTIOw0.jpg
by Lunatic Fringe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

Many thanks to Gramps,Pmuller, etc,etc... for the work you guys are doing. I'm happy to see history unfolding in front of us! Once you get all 3 heads far enough along, it would be nice to have cam recommendations for each level,especially once rollers are available. Do you have a tentative date for...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Christmas in July! All my backordered parts finally showed!!! Pistons, head and main studs, rod bearings for the aluminum rods, oil pump, etc, etc .... Now I can start sending the block to the machine shop.

Now if I just had a cylinder head to go with it all.......
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

Great news!! Not that I'm trying to add pressure. Now that you have this one moving alone, do you have a better idea on when the other 2 will be ready. My program has been pushed back by parts delays enough that I'm hoping I will be able to use one of them and not need to build a ported stocker. Kee...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Permanent Flow Fix IDEAS Welcomed

Ok, I'll give it a go. From my perspective, a modern intake manifold would top the list. But, the cost and the timeline to R&D such a piece is somewhat unrealistic, and very likely financially a poor idea. So, thinking outside the bun, is a bolt-on top( either cast or sheet metal) in various con...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hydraulic Lifter Brand
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Hydraulic Lifter Brand

Not to high jack the thread, but since we're talking lifters, how about recommendations on solids as well?
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Work has been interfering with my hobbies, but finally getting a chance to get back at it. Doesn't help that some parts are delayed too. Welded up the rear end and test fit the axles, wheels and centre section.[image]
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by Lunatic Fringe
Tue May 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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.
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What operating rpm can a 300ci. hold safely?
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

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

ARP has head bolts and studs for the 429/460 engines which are 9/16. The deck should be able handle this upgrade. The 1/2" bolt conversion for the Ford 6 is an easy conversion and can handle anything you could ever build forced induction or N/A. So a 9/16 upgrade would last forever. Here's som...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

chad wrote:nice, appears to be a rear sump?
If so, whaja use for the p/u tube (only)?


Will be rear sump when I'm done.

3/4 x 1/16 wall tubing.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Have been very busy doing all the million little details that are part of a project like this. Some pieces can be taken from donor vehicles, most have to be scratch built. For example- brakes. Pullers run individual rear brakes in order to steer on the track when the front wheels are in the air. Rot...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What operating rpm can a 300ci. hold safely?
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

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

I went thru "a few" gasket iterations before I found a cure for my persistent head gasket failures. Still using 7/16 fasteners - have not upgraded to 1/2 yet. This with 14.3:CR, 112 RON. Were you losing the gasket between chambers or to the water jacket? Most pullers don't run water, if i...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged Crank NIB
Replies: 20
Views: 3444

Re: Forged Crank NIB

Nothing wrong with Scat, i've used a lot of their cranks and rods myself. But I have also sent many of them back(cranks not rods) to them because their quality control isn't always consistent, having the issues I mentioned. So with these issues coming from a larger supplier like Scat, who knows wha...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

iNSTEAD OF SEPARATING THE INTAKE FROM THE EXHAUST WHY NOT JUST LEAVE IT ONE-PIECE. tHEN ADD SIX STUB PIPES WITH TWO-BOLT FLANGES. tHAT WAY THE MOUNTING OF THE INTAKE IS WAY MORE SECURE, LESS PROBLEMATIC IN TERMS OF ALIGNMENT, AND YOU GET THE FLEXIBILITY OF BEING ABLE TO CHANGE HEADER DESIGNS (IF, FO...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

I am encouraged by the genuine outpouring of support both on and off the Forum. We have been fortunate to have an assemblage of very talented seasoned people who are assisting this effort right here in my backyard (Ft Myers, FL). Some of you have contacted me using the PM alternative and I have res...
by Lunatic Fringe
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

Testing the bolt and port locations on the CNC. Once I've got that part perfect, I'll add in the parting lines between intake and exhaust plates. Then create a CAD file to send to the Waterjet. Once they come back, I'll be able to start welding up the headers and a sheet metal intake. 5cd2efee822c57...
by Lunatic Fringe
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

Lol, no apologies necessary. As a new poster here I don't want to overstep my place.

There are some very smart people with a lifetime of knowledge on here that I'm trying to learn from.

Of course I will continue to post with my project.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

Lunatic, I've been trying to make that same how much Hp / where does it break determination too. My circle track application will require a different safety factor, I think, than pullers & drag racers. You folks are hard on the gas for 10 seconds. I'll be hard on the gas for 10 minutes. From wh...
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam question
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Cam question

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:LF,
PM sent.


Have not received it. Not sure why.
by Lunatic Fringe
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 503
Views: 102605

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

This question may have been asked in the past. With the potential of the new aluminum head, at what HP/RPM level do the block and crank become the weak link?
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam question
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Cam question

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:
I also have a couple of solid flat tappet cams - non EEC friendly - that I want to find a new home for.


Could you PM me prices on the 2 cams please?
by Lunatic Fringe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tractor Puller
Replies: 226
Views: 43197

Re: Tractor Puller

old28racer wrote:Good answer on HP :mrgreen:

I ran a AC Vintage tractor puller up in WA state from 2000 - 2008 so I know what you mean about the sled telling you if the setup is right.

Tom


Nice unit, love the old tractors.