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by bubba22349
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Tired 250 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 504

Re: Tired 250 advice

200 six blocks are different in several ways from a 250, it's much more work to swap in a 200 in place of the 250 plus the transmission bell housing is also different. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from SoCal!
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Hello from SoCal!

Welcome to the Ford Six forum Roger, excellent idea getting the early Mustang Six great cars for your boys to learn on with the simplicity of the small Six. Good luck in the hunt. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

I usally use an electric drill (1/2 inch drive) and an old distributor body with the bottom drive gear removed or else a socket to fit the oil pump drive shaft, to turn / prime the oil pump. Next turn the crank by hand a 1/4 of a turn and then prime the oil pump again, repeate this until you have tu...
by bubba22349
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Central Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Hey from Central Alabama

Welcome to the Ford a Six forums BamaDude, sounds like a great 72 F100. Good luck on the Power Tour! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power steering compatible distributors
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Power steering compatible distributors

DSO stands for "Domestic Special Order" Ford uses this to identity the District Area in the USA that an order from a Ford dealer, i.e. We're it is located and car to be sold in the USA. The code 71 = Los Angeles. You can also find out which assembly plant the car was built and the day it w...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Power steering compatible distributors
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Power steering compatible distributors

Howdy y'all, long time lurker looking for some info. It's to my understanding that mustangs with factory power steering can't fit some of the bigger distributors like the DUI. So I guess that leaves the pertronix and DS I, right? Would a weber 32/36 and a DS I be compatible? I'm assuming that they ...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Northern California
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Hello from Northern California

Welcome to the Ford Six Community 67romper, and :beer: congrats on getting the Mustang Coupe they are great cars. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Early vs Later Distributor drive shaft/block bore?
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Early vs Later Distributor drive shaft/block bore?

The upper bore is the same for all the blocks only lower pilot bore diameter was different smaller (below the distributor gear this ended with the 1964 blocks they were the last of the 1/4 inch drive oil pumps & Distribitors. For more details on ways to update the early 1/4 inch drive blocks to ...
by bubba22349
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: Seats Redone ......
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Seats Redone ......

Very Nice :beer: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 171
Views: 15923

Re: My Budget 250 Build Thread

Howdy Lavron and All: May I respectfully suggest that you start a new topic as your posts evolve. There is a section for "Suspension" where folks would love to see what you've done. Just a thought. Adios, David Is there a "Build Thread" forum on here? This would B 1 I'd luv 2C t...
by bubba22349
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Wheels for a 66 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Wheels for a 66 Coupe

Hi, this is an old wheel / tire chart I have for 1964 to 1966 Mustangs (Also have it for newer 1967 to 70's too) there are some wheels up to 18 inch that will fit the early V8 5 lug Mustangs. This info came from an old Halibrand Wheel chart (back when the Mustangs still were fairly new cars). You mi...
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

It's all good Chad, I was just trying to steer the posts back on track to what I think Bob was asking about both in this post and an earlier one before. Seems like I also had seen that picture showing three Holley 2300's he was looking for yet can't remember where or when it was, in searching for it...
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

:hmmm: Ok then, I'll just give up and say "Uncle"!

“What we have here is a failure to communicate”, just like in the old movie “Cool-Hand Luke” :rolflmao:
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 155
Views: 5785

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:beer: glad to hear your back working on it Grayghost! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Somewhere on the forum I have previously seen a photo of a small six with a custom, three 2-V manifold - Holley (I think) or Autolite carbs, vertically oriented (completely separate from the Lynx/Australian/Weber trip manifolds). Would appreciate any help to find this photo...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: EDIS-6, how does/did you attach your 36-1

Question. Is it a bad idea to use self tapping screws and attach the wheel To the outer ring? Yes it would be a bad idea, since to goal of going to a crank triggered ignistion wheel is to have more accurate ignistion timing events, mounting it to the outer rubber mounted ring would allow movement o...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbee intro
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Newbee intro

A big welcome Terry, to the Ford Six forums home of the largest collection of info and knowledgeable people on the 240 / 300 big Ford Six'es. Good luck with your 85 F150. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Excessive fuel looks like fuel running out of the vent tube and dumping down the carb's Venturi. No amount of raw fuel should ever be coming out of that vent tube! At curb idle RPM there should only be a small amount of atomized fuel to mix in with the air that's going down the carb's Venturi. From ...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?
Replies: 47
Views: 1294

Re: Photo of small six with custom three 2-V manifold?

Greetings Ford Six Fans, Somewhere on the forum I have previously seen a photo of a small six with a custom, three 2-V manifold - Holley (I think) or Autolite carbs, vertically oriented (completely separate from the Lynx/Australian/Weber trip manifolds). Would appreciate any help to find this photo...
by bubba22349
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Operation Battery Relocation
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: Operation Battery Relocation

Looking great. Hard to see but it’s likely the horn relay. Also I have been thinking of ways to clean up the wiring so there isn't much showing under the hood my plan for this is to run a metal tube to route most of the wiring outside engine compartment (hidden under the fenders). Good luck :thumbup...
by bubba22349
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Are you making any headway?
by bubba22349
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?

Yeah your dad probably wouldn't go for you borrowing the one out of the Packard. The big cars like Packards, Lincoln's, and trucks usally had the R11's? Maybe you better check with your friend to see if he's got an R11 left from what you brought him. I used to also have a friend that rebuilt all tho...
by bubba22349
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 1985 F-150
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: 1985 F-150

Joe that pickup looks to be in very nice condistion at a very decent price, wish I had the money to grab it up. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?

Ideally it would be easiest to get one of the Ford pickup T85N with OverDrive transmissions this would be almost a direct bolt into your pickup plus some minor drive shaft Mod's and maybe also some work on the crossmember mount. The last year they were available was 1972 in F100 and F250's as well a...
by bubba22349
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Yes the choke can open some in warmer weather the bimetallic spring is effected by heat and yours being electric is also controlled voltage too. Also until the throdle is opened to allow the choke to reset to the high point on the fast idle cam it can stay open. But its hard for me to speculate on a...
by bubba22349
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

:beer: congrats that's great that you got it to run. Did you run it long enough to get it warmed up good? If so did the choke open up fully? Ie the choke blade standing straight up. Once you can verify that the choke is operating correctly we can move on to the next thing. Some ways you can check if...
by bubba22349
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Carter BBD
Replies: 37
Views: 926

Re: Carter BBD

:hmmm: what about turning the carb 180? This would also give a better flow for the throdle blades i.e. A more direct shot. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

No need to go into the colum there should be a plug in block wire connection mounted on top of the colum about half way down. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

:hmmm: did you pull out all the wiring and ECM for the stock 1985 electronic feedback Carter carb?
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

:beer: congrats on finding the problem :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

That is great, a clean fuel system up to carb us then checked off the list. The choke blade should be closed when the engine is cold, exception is in hot summer type weather were it would be slightly open as in your above picture. First you need to open the throdle to see if the choke will set itsel...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Was the fuel tank cleaned and the fuel lines
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

I appreciate all that. I'll get on it. Right now I can't even get it to start. The engine should be in great shape. I had guys working on it for like a year and the top end was rebuilt entirely, the cam was replaced, the carb and distributor were replaced. They did compression checks and all that, ...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

X2 Basic setting on Holleys is with the fuel bowl off and turned up side down. The floats top is set level to fuel bowls top with only the weight of the float against the needle when it is seated. If after you check that setting and it's still leaking fuel out the vent tube then you might need to ge...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

So now looking at a few of your statements I am focusing on the possable causes of your engine running Rich. 1. First is that the float level is set to high causing it to flood. 2. Could be be a Vacuum leak or leaks. 3. Bad or incorrect PCV valve. 4. Power valve not operating correctly. Below is vid...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

Alajones wrote:snug as a bug

So you are saying I have the correct carb/distributor combo and I don't need a vent rod or spark control valve on the carb.


:beer: That's excellent news. Yes they are a good match and should work well together. :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

First the carb adjustments is the very last step of a good tune up done in this order. You did state a 1967 year and the car model as a Mustang, I am guessing that it is all stock or does it have has some mods? So here are some of the base timing settings will be general info customized to your comb...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

:beer: Very good you have the late style point Distribitor 1967 Calif or 1968 to 74 Fed. these are the best of the Ford point type units, with the addition of the Pertronix makes for a decent ignition. So this Distribitor is the right match for the Autolite 1100 you have now with out the SCV. Could ...
by bubba22349
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 carb help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Autolite 1100 carb help needed

First step is to ID the Distribitor you have pull the cap so we can see inside. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: my build
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: my build

:beer: your chassis looks great did you build it from plans or design it as you went? :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Hello from Oklahoma

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums Chris, you will fit right in here with the great wealth of info on these six'es and knowledgeable people. Congrats on finding that 1965 Falcon too they are one of my big favorites. Good luck with your plans and goals for the Falcon. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: compression
Replies: 158
Views: 6249

Re: compression

I would like to use the stock lighter pin but I realized I turned two of them down to a light fit like a floating pin so I could mock up the pistons in the block to do my clearance check for deck height.I should have turned down 2 of the 352 pins because I have 8 of them.The 352 pistons will be a l...
by bubba22349
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?

Did they make one hooked to an R11? I haven't been able to find reference to that so far. A friend might have some R10 or R11s that we brought him a few years ago, he turned at least one into a divorced unit for his '30s Buick. Would an R11 hold up to towing in 2nd gear? Normally towing in overdriv...
by bubba22349
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: 1973 F100 "C" code 3 speed, what is it?

The R11 is the strongest OD unit you can get.i wouldn't use a R 10 for towing they are quite weak compared to an R11. The R10 in my opinion should only be used in a stock 1930, early 1940,s, or 1954 or older car / pickup they are also usually only used in the six volts electrical systems too. Good l...
by bubba22349
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Your very first step should be to set the wet fuel level right, you may even be turning that float adjustment in the wrong direction at 1 1/2 turns my guess is the fuel level must be going higher instead of lower. Without getting the fuel level set correctly you also won't know if the fuel pressure ...
by bubba22349
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 313
Views: 15934

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

On a Holley I set the wet fuel level to just trickle out the bottom of the bowl sight hole. In any case if your fuel level is more then half way up in the glass sight hole then the floats are for sure set too high. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Hello From Germany

:beer: Carsten, that's a good looking Comet and nicely detailed, good luck on the mods. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fresh Rebuilt 240
Replies: 119
Views: 3071

Re: Fresh Rebuilt 240

Yes that wouldn't be so good I did find several sets of Hydrolic Rollers available at $120.99 though. https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Pairs-Hydraulic-Roller-Lifters-For-Ford-Thunderbird-Big-Block-385-429-460-New/401242129976?fits=Make%3AFord&epid=18020661843&hash=item5d6be50638:g:zf0AAOSwjNZbavy8...
by bubba22349
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 3 on the tree modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: 3 on the tree modifications

:hmmm: thought of one more option for keeping your column shifted 3.03. There were some 3.03 units made with the Borg Warner style R11 overdrive unit it's known as a B&W T85. I used to have one that was going to go into my 1958 Ranchero if you could find one of them it would allow you to go lowe...
by bubba22349
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fresh Rebuilt 240
Replies: 119
Views: 3071

Re: Fresh Rebuilt 240

:bang: yep chock up that above statement to my bad memory there weren't any stock roller cam 460's Fords built. So it would have to be a retrofit roller lifter (of which there are many available see below link) and cam. I have searched through "Thads" posts couldn't find the info on his 30...

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