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by BigBlue94
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Also, by cool air intake, do you mean like a standard snorkel type air cleaner?

Currently it's got a Stef's 14" high flow "bubble" lid and base, with a 4" tall R2C dirt track reusable paper filter, and a 1.5" spacer under the cleaner for clearance.
by BigBlue94
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I have the same intake. I was going to weld up a 90* hose bib for the coolant, but like the ones you have. Where did you find them? I assume those are Clifford headers. They are nice, however, they will seal in your starter. I switched to a much smaller efi starter to avoid that problem. Also, afte...
by BigBlue94
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Still no news on the engine. I need to make a phone call and see what's up. Got my headers back a while ago. Here's where they started. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1130947/fullsize/20180329_075317.jpg And after the JetHot cast iron color coating. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1131890/ful...
by BigBlue94
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Just a little shop talk
Replies: 2
Views: 3949

Just a little shop talk

I had a guy come into the paint store (archetectural coatings) I work at with a race t-shirt on. He works at Neil & Parks Racing enterprises here in NE Kansas. He personally races a front engine dragster powered by a custom 430ci firepower hemi. He had to weld new cylinders in to get it to a .43...
by BigBlue94
Wed May 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Engine identification

Both 240 and 300 do have a 4" bore. As for the head, a 240 should have an "A" stamped under the thermostat housing mounting surface . There should also be one under the valve cover and rockers. The combustion chamber will be kidney shaped. A 300 head will have "T"s instead o...
by BigBlue94
Thu May 24, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame
Replies: 9
Views: 6162

Re: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame

It is always a risk trying to straighten a frame. It can crack, welds and rivets can snap, and other parts can be deformed. On a 90s ford frame, you should be fine, as most shops know what they are doing. Most times they successfully bend it back to within spec. It would not be a bad idea to weld a ...
by BigBlue94
Thu May 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame
Replies: 9
Views: 6162

Re: 95 F-150 w/ Bent frame

For 300 bucks, i would have a professional do it.

If you do attempt it yourself, don't heat the frame, it makes it weaker.
by BigBlue94
Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Single or Dual Clifford Intake?
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Single or Dual Clifford Intake?

I wouldn't go any bigger than a 500 cfm carb. Mine was running a 390 Holley, and now a 450 quickfuel. Both are plenty of carb. I am also running the Clifford intake.
by BigBlue94
Mon May 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: What operating rpm can a 300ci. hold safely?
Replies: 25
Views: 5649

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

I run mine at 3000 to 3300 up the highway for 30 minutes at a time. Drove it 2 hours at 3000 when i brought her home. All while turning 37" tires that weigh about 100 pounds each mounted and balanced. E5TE block, .040 over, stock cam, 4bbl manifold and 390cfm carb, and headers. No fan shroud, j...
by BigBlue94
Sat May 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: 200, 240 or 250? I can't figure out which engine this is.

My only input is I went through a 74 e100, and it had a 240, and a 300 head.
by BigBlue94
Fri May 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: 1994 f150 mystery bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 3680

Re: 1994 f150 mystery bracket

That's what holds the jack in place on the inner passenger fenderwell, almost under the heater box.
by BigBlue94
Wed May 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 523
Views: 122844

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

For Clarity this is a 3-fold effort 1-New U-Head mild porting seat/throat work with adequate flow to make at least 250HP on pump gas 2-New Max Flow U-Head target maximum HP 425+ NOT on pump gas at higher HP capability 3-New Fabricated Aluminum Cross Flow with exceptional intake and exhaust flow to ...
by BigBlue94
Tue May 01, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 523
Views: 122844

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

I just measured my unknown brand headers. 1-5/8 primaries, with 1.5 x 1.75 ports. One benefit to me of the crossflow design is removing the exhaust heat from soaking into the intake manifold. I'd rather my intake be water temp than exhaust temp. It seems to me that the main target of the crossflow i...
by BigBlue94
Tue May 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Weekend engine swap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: Weekend engine swap questions

Plan B sounds safer.

Then build the 240 head for a swap later if you want.

You could use a piece of 1" pvc pipe to get the clutch aligned closely.
by BigBlue94
Tue May 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 523
Views: 122844

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

BigBlue: Thanks for your thought provoking post. First, I checked with ALL my associates who are active in this forum and none of us recently sent you or anyone else a PM. So I can only comment on our project as it relates to your cross flow questions. 1. We have not checked for HEI distributor cle...
by BigBlue94
Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 523
Views: 122844

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 BigBlue94
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

I'm running 37s and 4.56 gears behind the np435 so it's about 3300 rpm at 75-80 mph. Gets about 10mpg.
by BigBlue94
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

Hah, I thought I had a Clifford cam, but once I tore the engine down, I found a stock ford cam. I was also running a converted points distributor, as opposed to the DS2 I thought it had. Good news, a 76 300 dizzy cap and rotor fit much older distributors lol. The new cam going in is a Schneider 140H...
by BigBlue94
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

I'm waiting on my 300 to get done at the machine shop. Shooting for a 9.7:1 CR. Yeah, I was a v8 guy, until I bought my 85 bronco. Now id never put a smallblock v8 in a bronco again. If I had the itch for huge power, I'd skip right to the 460. Otherwise a beefy 30p is the golden ticket. If I put my ...
by BigBlue94
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Bronco Busters
Topic: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...
Replies: 14
Views: 5978

Re: Finally got a 4.9 for the '89...

A familiar face! ...err screen name lol

Yes FSB is mostly efi v8 guys, but there's a handful of us 6 In a row guys there.

You'll love the 300 in a full size. It is much easier to work on!

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by BigBlue94
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best sound. From exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Best sound. From exhaust

I don't. Though once i get the 300 back from the machine shop and running I'll post one. It sounded very racey and raw. The flowmaster y-collector adds a different tone, with a bit of a echo, sort of like a pro-stock car.
by BigBlue94
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 240 parts to 300
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: 240 parts to 300

Yes you can. The block is the same. The only real differences are the head and rotating assembly. This is for carbed 300s only, as mentioned, the efi engine is slightly different, though 99% interchangeable.

You should swap the 240 head onto the 300 for a .5 compression ratio boost.
by BigBlue94
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best sound. From exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Best sound. From exhaust

That is odd! The borla is not a quiet muffler by any means, and with cruise rpms at 3000+, it's quite gnarly. It's not a daily driver, or I would have gone with a quieter muffler.

That's some nice work on your muffler.
by BigBlue94
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best sound. From exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Best sound. From exhaust

I too built my own. Long tube headers into a y-pipe built off of a flowmaster scavenger y-collector. 2.5" downpipe into a single 3" magnaflow cat, into a single borla xr1 muffler and out a single 3" tailpipe. Loud, yet refined sound until about 3000rpm where it starts screaming like a...
by BigBlue94
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 88 f-150 300 heat change
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: 88 f-150 300 heat change

The timing gears should be dimple marked, and keyed to the shafts. The marks should line up with each other at #1 TDC.
by BigBlue94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Still no engine news, but Jet Hot received my rusty crusty headers of unknown origin (possibly clifford) today through fedex. I'm getting the 2000° off-road coating in cast iron color on the outside.
by BigBlue94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Forged Crank NIB
Replies: 20
Views: 4053

Re: Forged Crank NIB

He did state it is an aftermarket crankshaft, so it shouldn't have any ford casting codes on it. But the ad says it's a Ford crank. Something isn't right here... On a side note, I'm eyeing the OXX block if my e5te block doesn't pass the machinist's check. Its that or wade through a nasty pack rat ne...
by BigBlue94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 523
Views: 122844

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

Gramps, just fyi, Schneider makes solid roller cams. Not sure if those blanks would work for a hydraulic roller though. Nothing they sell is pre-ground, even their catalog grinds.
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 240 Head Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Ford 240 Head Pictures

I agree with above. I found a 240 in a 74 e100. Valve cover even had a 240 emissions tag and the VIN had the 240 code. Once I pulled the head, it turned out to be a c8te 300 head.
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cam question
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Cam question

The engine itself will handle that cam. I don't think your efi system will like it though. I'm not keen on the 4.9 efi requirements, but the speed density 5.8 needed an lsa of 114° to run correctly, as well as duration restrictions.

Some of the pros will chime in soon I imagine.
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

No progress from the machine shop. I took it in on the 9th, and he said about 3 weeks before he could even look at it. He is also gonna do the head work.

I don't care much for Joe Gibbs, since he let Kenseth go instead of that Busch clown, but I'll try his oil haha.
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Thanks guys.

I ordered the Schneider 140H cam, their standard style lifters, and their break-in lube, as well as a zddp additive for after the rings seat.
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Great, thanks. As long as I use their lifters, they will warranty the cam. With no one reporting any wiped lobes, I'll probably pass on that option. I talked with JetHot yesterday, and I'm gonna send my headers down to them in Oklahoma and get their off-road coating put on. I don't want to put these...
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

That makes sense. So I'm guessing the option Schneider has for their hydraulic lifters would be the same type of modification as the crowers. Is it a wise thing to do? Unnecessary?
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Looking at lifters, I can have them drilled for extra face oiling. This sounds like a good idea, but I'd like some input. I thought I'd read about it on here, but can't find that info now.
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Timing sets
Replies: 48
Views: 8701

Re: Timing sets

Oddly both my cam and crank gears were steel (or iron, a magnet stuck to both). Was an unknown reman E5TE block. They are at the machine shop so I can't get any numbers off them.
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-End Torque Upgrades
Replies: 49
Views: 8441

Re: Low-End Torque Upgrades

now you need to swap in a tranny and t case, front axle and driveshaft to give the light some purpose! Ohhhhhhhh! I’m extremely tempted to do exactly that! Find a beat up f350 with a 300 or 351 and zf5 speed, and by the whole truck. It'll save money in the long run on small parts and stuff like cro...
by BigBlue94
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-End Torque Upgrades
Replies: 49
Views: 8441

Re: Low-End Torque Upgrades

Just noted my truck has a 4x4 light on the dash. My truck is a 2x4 though. I’m lost. Someone swapped the PSOM from a 4x4 in there I'd bet. That's a common failure point, and the cheap fix is to get a junkyard unit. Also means your odometer may be wrong. When I pulled the instrument cluster out of m...
by BigBlue94
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-End Torque Upgrades
Replies: 49
Views: 8441

Re: Low-End Torque Upgrades

Solid decision. What kind of tire are you planning on running? Still contemplating any gears or traction aid? I’ve been reading a lot and from what I’ve read the 3.08 are fine but 3.55 would be better? Still a little new to the whole gear ratio thing. Also considering limited slip differentials. An...
by BigBlue94
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-End Torque Upgrades
Replies: 49
Views: 8441

Re: Low-End Torque Upgrades

Solid decision. What kind of tire are you planning on running? Still contemplating any gears or traction aid?
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Low-End Torque Upgrades
Replies: 49
Views: 8441

Re: Low-End Torque Upgrades

For an e4od trans, 35s and 4.10 gears is a good all around combination. 3.55 gears will be better on the highway, but will sacrifice a little down low. I've had an e4od behind a 351 in a 94 bronco. I had a number of combos on it, 31s and 3.55, 35s and 3.55; 37s and 3.55 (real doggy); and 37s and 4.8...
by BigBlue94
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Wow thanks FTF, that is quite the difference! Pmuller, thank you, that all is starting to make more sense. Seems I've got some math to do now to find a combination of parts that will fit my goals. You guys really are geniouses! Ten years ago I would NEVER have bought a six cylinder, but my how thing...
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

So the given rpm range would drop? So like a 2000 to 5800rpm range would drop to say 1600 to 5400rpm in a 300? Is that due to the longer stroke? Would you recommend that crower cam over the howard? It looks a bit more radical than the Howard cam. Is that the type/size of cam you would recommend for ...
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I'm taking it all in, so thanks! I'm new to six cylinders and need all the help I can get, so thats why I came here. That 351 had a comp xe258 cam, just for reference. It was chosen by comp for me. Was running speed density efi. Talking to Jerry, he said that 262-70 cam would be great over 10:1, but...
by BigBlue94
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Even with 91 octane, you think 10:1 will be a problem? I know it's fairly different but my EFI 351 at 10:1 didn't even mind 87 octane. It was topped with AFR165 heads though. Thanks, I'll add that to my memory bank. I've got the 300 in the bed of my f350 right now, waiting to go to the machine shop ...
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

I hope these pics aren't too big. I couldn't find a size on them. Here's one of the cylinders. They all look like this. There is no ridge at the top, just carbon build up. I measured cylinders 3 and 4 with quality (Starrett) telescoping gauges, and a micrometer. Measured every 45°, 1 inch from the t...
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Great, thank you for your input. If I've read correctly, the adv. duration would stay the same with the 1.73, but the duration at .050 would be slightly longer than with the 1.6 rockers? Here's the cam specs for the 262-70 cam Part Number: 13918 Grind Number: 262-70H Intake Duration (gross): 262 Exh...
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 40697

300 torque build 85 Bronco

First real post, so here goes nothing! I've got an 85 Bronco with a 300 in it. At this point, it's far from a stock configuration. Its has a Clifford intake with a 450 quickfuel 4bbl and 1.5" tube headers into a 2.5" y-pipe, into a 3 inch cat and borla muffler. The previous owner did all t...
by BigBlue94
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you hear about FordSix
Replies: 126
Views: 50692

Re: How did you hear about FordSix

I stumbled in from full-size bronco .com, at the recommendation of a fellow abandoned 300 Bronco owner.

Been reading here about rebuilding my 300 BB6, and figured it was time to get input from the experts. Most over on FSB are v8s.

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