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by BigBlue94
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Breather
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Breather

I have two, located in eastern Kansas. I'd be happy to ship. I'll PM you my phone number, as I'm not on here but once a say or so. This is one. Both about the same shape. https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1154834/fullsize/20191027_175301.jpg The yards in KC dont rotate stock as fast. 3 are pick n ...
by BigBlue94
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

But an e4od would require a new computer or standalone controller I did quite a bit of research on manually-shifting an E4OD. You can get 1st, 2nd, drive and reverse from the shifter. Overdrive and lockup are electronic and can be accomplished with switches. Line pressure is reduced when applying i...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

Loving all this info, thanks guys. The c6 was made all the way through 97, but was special order only after 91. Mine is a 96 model. I do have a ford np205 and the range box off a dodge np203 to make into a doubler. Kind of a shame there isn't a cheap/easy way to add a lockup TC to a C6. I sweat B&a...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Rectangle to round exhaust manifold

Dont forget that stainless 'work hardens' so the more you work a piece, the harder it gets. Heat is one cause. This really becomes evident when machining stainless with a lowly HSS cutter.
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

Loving all this info, thanks guys.

The c6 was made all the way through 97, but was special order only after 91. Mine is a 96 model.

I do have a ford np205 and the range box off a dodge np203 to make into a doubler.
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Major forum upgrade coming soon!
Replies: 56
Views: 251460

Re: Major forum upgrade coming soon!

Fullsize bronco .com has been on Xenforo for about 6 months now. It's a disaster. Not because of xenforo, but because of the company that owns FSB doesnt care about us because they have 1000s of auto forums. Our participation is down at least 50%. Many site functions are gone. It's a cluster fkkk. M...
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve length
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Re: Valve length

I'm running the SI enlarged valves on a 309" 9.75 CR 300 with the HS rockers and a Schneider 140H cam. Smith bros 3/8" pushrods. On two occasions it has been run at 3000-3500 rpms for 12 hrs and 700 miles, with just a couple stops at the gas station. Those trips varied in altitude from 900...
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

For some reason I lost this paragraph in the previous post. I was thinking that you could use the complete EFI intake and exhaust system but use an aftermarket EFI system like the Megasquirt with speed density. Trying to stay with the budget concept but wanting you to have something that works well...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

You are correct that the lower the torque is in the rpms, the better for the rocks. Very often I'll be in 4low and granny gear, so as soon as I let off the clutch, it moves. I have a zf5, but I'd rather swap that into the bronco to have OD, and use that NP435. My c6 is in good shape internally, but ...
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

Thanks for the explanation of what you want to do. I assuming you will be using a manual transmission with a 4.90 1st gear ratio. That will require the use of a smaller turbo so here is what I'm am thinking. For crawling with good traction it would be good if the engine had a heavy flywheel and idl...
by BigBlue94
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

Powerband really needs to be just off idle to 4000 rpms. I do 4lo rock crawing and muddy trails here in KS that need wheel speed. Mostly though itll be slow speed stuff. This truck wont be fully street legal. It's going to get beat on. My bronco is too nice to be really hammering the rocks with, so ...
by BigBlue94
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

That clears things up a bit. I could always "stroke" that 240 to a 300... I assumed since the 240 revs higher, it would like the boost better. The compressor wheel is about 2.5" dia. with a 4" inlet. By your example, it seems a 55mm turbo would be in the sweet spot, making boost ...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: HELP I Think I Blew up my 300!!

Well the 0 psi compression can only come from a hole somewhere. So a bad valve, bad head gasket, bad rings, or a crack or hole in the piston, head, or cylinder wall. 300s are known for broken pistons. Is the number 1 injector firing? You can pull the rail and injectors, and test them with water for ...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

why would you use a 240 head if you want to lower the compression ratio? Last time I looked you had 15cc KB pistons with a big valve 300 head? What are you thinking about for a "Crawler" engine? I have some questions. No no, I pulled the head from a 240 before I started my current engine ...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

The turbo is the right size for a 300 six if you are looking at making a lot of upper rpm power. Did you look at the link to MatchBot that was in my post? At the bottom you will see the points on the compressor map for your turbocharger that represent where the engine would be operating at 12 lbs o...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Re: Picked up a Turbo

I'm a complete noob at forced induction so much of this is foreign to me at the moment. What I'm gathering is this turbo is a bit too big for my specific engine. Or is my engine just not set up right for really any boost? The diesel it came off was big, but had less power than my dads ol 04 6.0 psd....
by BigBlue94
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP WITH a 70s 4.9 300 upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: HELP WITH a 70s 4.9 300 upgrade

Mine is definitely not set up for highway use. At 80mph I'm at 3200 rpms. Ive done 90 in it. But it will do 75mph all day, and has. I've done 700 miles in 12 hours, over the Rockies, and changing carb jets. Drove it to the Bronco Safari last year from the KC area to Moab, UT. Wheeled it for a few da...
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP WITH a 70s 4.9 300 upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: 70s Ford 4.9 300 upgrades

That cam would not be my first choice. I'm running a Schneider 140H cam in mine. The offenhauser kit is nice, but for offroad purposes, the longtubes are terrible. Mine heated a 85 bronco engine up to 240° out in Moab last year, even with jet-hot coating on em. I'm wrapping them this year. The 300 i...
by BigBlue94
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Picked up a Turbo
Replies: 58
Views: 6913

Picked up a Turbo

As stated, I pulled a turbo off an armored truck in the JY recently. I would eventually like to put it on my 300. Turbo is a Borg Warner 179079. Came off an International 466 inline 6 diesel. My 300 is freshly rebuilt at 309" with 9.75 SCR and 7.47 DCR with a Schneider 140H cam. Head has factor...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: new 4.9 owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 2484

Re: new 4.9 owner!

Welcome!

I was gonna say it sounds like an efi distributor. Is the body, directly below the cap plastic? Does it have Male terminals with exposed tips?
by BigBlue94
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 18
Views: 6034

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

Yes, removing the SPOUT reverts the engine to base timing. It is with the SPOUT removed, that you set your timing.

And yeah, I had my 5.0L/5.8L intake port ahapes reversed... oops.
by BigBlue94
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: ford EIGHT cylinder questions
Replies: 18
Views: 6034

Re: ford EIGHT cylinder questions

No, both lower and upper intakes are different between 5.0 and 5.8. The ONLY 351 upper that will bolt to 302 lower (or vise versa) is the GT40 lightling tubular intake. The 5.0 lower is too narrow to fit a 351 block. Even the fuel rails are a bit different. Normal 5.0s had the oval runners and 351 h...
by BigBlue94
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 truck headers
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: 300 truck headers

Fyi, 2000° offroad coating on these headers was about 500 bucks. They do look fantastic, and the color I chose matches the Ford Gray sold in rattle cans. If my carb spacer, heat shields, and maybe some header wrap font lower my temps while crawling in 4low, I'll be pulling them off and going efi man...
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 truck headers
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: 300 truck headers

Here's my set. They are for an 85 bronco/f150. Pre-coating https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1130947/fullsize/20180329_075317.jpg Installed, after jet-hot. https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1145489/fullsize/20190206_142551.jpg https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1146572/fullsize/20190316_145245....
by BigBlue94
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 truck headers
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: 300 truck headers

I believe my bronco headers are Clifford's. 1.625 primaries. Even had them Jet-hot coated. I have zero issues with heat soak when driving normally. However, crawling offroad, they cook the engine compartment and got my temps to 240° where the fuel in the carb was boiling. I recently got a set of efi...
by BigBlue94
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.
Replies: 47
Views: 5302

Re: Turbo 240 bit the dust. Hole in the block.

Only 5000 miles? It was just a baby! I'm so sorry for your loss... I've had a 460 lose a rod bolt and send pieces flying at 198k. And a 4.6 dohc lose one at 40k. Good thing that one was under the extended warranty. Ford lost their butt on that 03 mach 1. They had to put two brand new engines in it a...
by BigBlue94
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford SOHC Hemi? crossflow cylinder head
Replies: 23
Views: 3548

Re: Ford SOHC Hemi? crossflow cylinder head

That's cool. Thanks for posting. Not sure if that is a 240/300 short block under it. Distributor should be on the driver's side where the carb mixer is. I wonder if Ak Miller was involved in the build? It appears to have spark plugs on the driver side, that seem to have wires going below the intake...
by BigBlue94
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting and date code confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Casting and date code confusion

Ah thanks for the clarification FTF

An OHC aluminum hemi head? Pics please!!!!

I noticed you said "used to have"... what happened?
by BigBlue94
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: HELP!!! carb issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: HELP!!! carb issues

The 86 was a feedback system, so if you are trying to use the original feedback carb and distributor with no smog stuff attached, its gonna run like a 3 legged dog. When one part of the system is altered or deleted, the system goes wonky. You did originally have an EEC-IV under the dash. I saw you s...
by BigBlue94
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Casting and date code confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Re: Casting and date code confusion

The F0TE-6015-DA is the casting code for that version of block. F - 1990s decade 0 - first year of decade, 1990, for the model year it was designed for. T - Truck class. E - normal production class engine. A 'Z' would signify special high performance, like SVT. 6015 - casting code for an engine bloc...
by BigBlue94
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1 piece oil pan gasket always leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re: 1 piece oil pan gasket always leaks

I have the same gasket and I believe the same leak. Need to clean the block and check since I had my gauge feed line break and spew oil everywhere on the way to moab. You may recall I had an issue with the felpro valve cover gasket made of the same material. Once it got oil on it from test fitting, ...
by BigBlue94
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine doesn't like a lot of timing.
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Re: Engine doesn't like a lot of timing.

I can only throw in my experiences, since we have a similar engine. My compression is higher, but my cam is a touch smaller. 9.75 SCR, schneider 140h cam, 15cc step dish pistons, and larger valves. I ran 89 octane all the way to moab without pinging. I have the DUI dizzy, but just the generic 300 tu...
by BigBlue94
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .
Replies: 16
Views: 2736

Re: concerning reamers and how to use them. please help .

To answer your question, a reamer works by removing a very thin layer of metal. So say you need a bore to be exactly .500". A drill bit wont suffice. So you chuck up a drill bit that's about .0625" to .125" smaller than the desired bore size and drill. Then take a .500" reamer, r...
by BigBlue94
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: low cost od for Bronco
Replies: 7
Views: 7980

Re: low cost od for Bronco

There is currently one in an 83 ECONOLINE at a salvage yard in KCMO. I pulled the shifter mech and pedals out of the van. Its behind a 300. It is 2wd however.
by BigBlue94
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: 84 E150 wheel and tire options
Replies: 1
Views: 2115

Re: 84 E150 wheel and tire options

Well, I have a 99 e250. Little different than your 84, but here goes. I swapped a set of 305/70R16 on it (measures 32x10), on 16x8 aluminum wheels. Backspace is around the 4" mark. I slightly cut the bottom of the rear of the front fenders. About an inch at the bottom. That was the only place I...
by BigBlue94
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van
Replies: 9
Views: 4653

Re: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van

Yeah, I'll probably never need it, but I'm sure someone will some day. Only have $40 in it so it's not hurting to sit for a while. Might make a good swap meet piece.
by BigBlue94
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van
Replies: 9
Views: 4653

Re: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van

Pulled the pedals, clutch linkage, shifter mech, and shifter rods yesterday. Had to leave a couple pivots for the clutch linkage because I couldn't get them off the frame. Should be able to use about any pivot from a ford manual clutch.
by BigBlue94
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Power Steering

There are three types that I know of: The aluminum efi era one for a serpentine belt, the huge ford pump type, and the type ford made for the Saginaw pumps it put on Econoline vans with the 300. I agree with everything BigBlue94 said about the Saginaw pump. I would only add one thing: If you're eve...
by BigBlue94
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?

Come to think of it, user AbandonedBronco has the setup you need a pic of iirc.
by BigBlue94
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: storage of iron parts-how do u do it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: storage of iron parts-how do u do it?

Painting drop cloths, the plastic type, come in different thicknesses. A nice 4mil thickness will not rip easily and can be cut to size and tied up like a bag. Usually they are 9'x12'. There are also liners you at least used to be able to buy. Dandi-liners are the ones we used to sell. They come in ...
by BigBlue94
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Power Steering

Can someone show me what the bracket and pump setup looks like for 240/300? From what I have seen on eBay the bracket is held onto the block with a single bolt. Depends on what pump you are considering. And belt type. I assume you mean V-belt. The ford CII was common on trucks at least back through...
by BigBlue94
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van
Replies: 9
Views: 4653

Re: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van

Yeah I know. It's so rare, i will probably go pull the stuff anyways if no one speaks up in the few places I have it posted. I cant let it go to the crusher...
by BigBlue94
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Junkyard 83 manual transmission van
Replies: 9
Views: 4653

Junkyard 83 manual transmission van

Stumbled onto this unicorn of an econoline today. It's at the All-n-1 yard in KC Missouri, by the stadiums. I left everything, as I have no use for it. I know someone has been looking for one for a long time probably. They generally leave vehicles in the yard for a long while. Club wagon, with a 300...
by BigBlue94
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Kieth Black vs Silv-O-Lite pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Kieth Black vs Silv-O-Lite pistons

He is definitely someone I can trust, which is not easy to find. I can literally count the people I let work on my machines on one hand. I was pleasantly surprised to see two very sharp guys in their mid fifties, surrounded by masterpieces in progress. The shop was very clean and filled with beauti...
by BigBlue94
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?

I picked up two different brackets, one for a York compressor and the other for a Nippondenso compressor. Did they make a bracket for a Sanden? I ended up using the one for the Nippondenso and mounted a more modern Sanden compressor: https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75897 Pretty sure the...
by BigBlue94
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Kieth Black vs Silv-O-Lite pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: Kieth Black vs Silv-O-Lite pistons

Silv-o-lite is a KB line. KB is owned by UEM. I'm one who is running the KB hyperutectic 351w pistons. With a .005" proud deck height, and a factory 85 300 head, these give me a 9.75:1 static compression. https://uempistons.com/i-29938-kb-hyper-piston-ford-351w-rod-5-956-step-dish-15cc.html htt...
by BigBlue94
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Dows anyone have pictures of the V-Belt setup with AC?

There were two different types of AC compressors offered for these with V-belts. I've seen a few in the junkyards. One is the factory installed Sanden compressor. It's a cylinder shape. Here's the brackets. It bolts to the driver side of the block, just behind the timing gears. I sold this set. http...
by BigBlue94
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover spacer
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

Re: Valve cover spacer

To each their own. I have no issues with the doubled up gasket because it is no longer two pieces. I covered every cork particle on the mating surfaces of each gasket and put em together with the spacer below and the VC on top with bolts through the holes. Then I set about ten pounds evenly across t...
by BigBlue94
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Valve cover spacer
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

Re: Valve cover spacer

One of the felpro bluestripe cork gaskets are just slightly too thin to seal my PBF valve cover to the spacer because of the downward bent lip meant to hold the gasket in, in a stock application. An efi cover wouldn't have this issue because its lip curves upward. I'm very pleased with my spacer. Go...
by BigBlue94
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Built 300
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Built 300

Yes, I had to use bronze bushings on my rods to fit the 351 pistons. The thing about the Keith black N351 pistons is since they are for a 9.2" deck, instead of the production 9.5" deck 351w blocks, the compression height is right in line with those for a 300 at 1.77x". I bought a set ...

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