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by bubba22349
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Balancer/damper
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Balancer/damper

Yeah not the right practice pulling from the pulley instead of the hub, but It all depends on how much force it took to pull it off.
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

I'm familiar with the different types of c4's to some degree. I'd like to get this out so I can see how it does at the upper end and maybe get a better idea of what's going on. Starting to wonder how that c4 will behave behind a v8. Ha! :lol: So dose it still have a duel range valve body in it? To ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 170 casting number missing a digit.
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Ford 170 casting number missing a digit.

The date code will tell you the exact day the engine, head, ect was cast at the Ford foundry. Togeather with the Info located on the door Warrantee / Vin code you can know when and where the car was built. If it turns out that it's an early build 1964 170 then it will have a 1/4 inch drive if it was...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: h.v. oil pump. why do we need them?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: h.v. oil pump. why do we need them?

Yes this can happen and even with using a stock volume oil pump. Take the forces of cornering, acceleration, and deceleration, some oil pans have little or no baffling to help keep the oil around the oil pickup, then there's also the effects of crank windage without some form of a crank scraper, als...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Egr
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Egr

I can't tell you how many cars and trucks were brought to me to work on over the years (but is was a large amount) where someone had pulled off all their emissions equipment then couldn't get it to run as good afterwards. These engines are tuned to run with all that equipment in place, so be prepare...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?

I had everything separated and labelled when I dropped it off at the engine shop to clean them and the guys at the shop decided to separate everything and only track which valves went to what cylinder. Now I'm trying to figure out what goes where based off of pictures I took of everything when it w...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

The distrib looks to be in really good condistion. Six degrees of movement on the timing chain can have an effect on the can shafts timing events and may effect engine performance when added togeather with the camshafts installed position (unknown at this time) (i.e. If it was degree'ed in to recom...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: How to inspect lifters?

I cleaned up all the lifters and reinstalled. I was able to get oil oozing out of at least some lifter cups just with hand-cranking the oilpump. Reassembled rockers (carefully to zero lash, then one full turn, then jamnut because all but one stud nuts spun freely) and pushrods, ran the engine with ...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Nw Montana straight six fan
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Nw Montana straight six fan

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Dirt1977, home of the most info and knowledgeable people on these big Ford Six's. Good luck on your 87 f150 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 170 casting number missing a digit.
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Ford 170 casting number missing a digit.

Find the date code it's looks like a tag cast into the block with a screw head on each end it will consist of 3 or 4 numbers and a letter. First year for a 170 is 1961 the lettering on your block looks to be the early style used about 1961 to 65 what year is your car? What are the casting / design n...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction.
Replies: 3
Views: 2754

Re: Introduction.

Welcome to the Ford Six forums good luck on the 68 Mustang your in the right place for 200 six and lots of Mustang info too. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from, er...nj-sorry
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Greetings from, er...nj-sorry

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Mike, your right about the fiber cam gears though in stock use they usally will last a long time, at rebuild time or when considering any performance type improvements its best to ditch that weak link. Good luck on your E150. :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Yes the neoprene type rear main seals can be replaced even easier than a rope seal in the car. The oil pan is removed plus the rear main cap too. The top seal can usally be pushed or by a light hammering on with a punch to get it to start rolling out but if not in the worse case senareo you will nee...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 52 ford customline inline 6 215 motor.
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: 52 ford customline inline 6 215 motor.

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums Mando, you will find the best place to ask your 215 engine questions is the Vintage Six Forum. As an example here is a link that has that question on a 1952 Pickup 215 with a manual Trans (see below link) it maybe of some interest. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: https://for...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

X2 check the float out if you didn't replace it along with the needle and seat. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Install finally completed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Install finally completed!

Nothing new to report yet...been too busy with other stuff. I am running Autolite ap3924 plugs currently. I have an update on how my setup is performing...and it's not all good. Here is the baseline for my Holly 500 2bbl which ran great btw on my log head. :bang: I'm baffled by all of this. Is the ...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: How to inspect lifters?

The one lifter I played with, I applied a good amount of force (50lb?) and did not get it to compress, but oil did slowly ooze out of the hole. So I'd say it was "difficult" to compress, but not impossible. I recently verified a healthy flow of clean oil *to* all lifters, from 6-intake al...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 82 F150 Parasitic Draw Electrical Question
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: 82 F150 Parasitic Draw Electrical Question

Since the feedback wiring and EEC were swaped into your 82 truck there is the chance it wasn't wired up correctly. You will need to determine what year this carb, distribitor, and feedback control system EEC parts are, then find the correct wiring diagram for that system, start checking out any addi...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Howdy!

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums Reed, the best place to be for info and knowable people on the big Ford 240 / 300 six'es. We also have a For Sale and Wanted section down at the bottom of all the forums, good luck on experiments! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: How to inspect lifters?

"4. Your call on the lifters if they would be good enough to reuse. But I don't have the experience to make that call... Hence this whole thread. I'm disinclined to blindly replace them because 1. money's tight (I guess not $32 tight), 2. time is tight; I'm being nagged to move this van sooner...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

The distrib looks to be in really good condistion. Six degrees of movement on the timing chain can have an effect on the can shafts timing events and may effect engine performance when added togeather with the camshafts installed position (unknown at this time) (i.e. If it was degree'ed in to recomm...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:oopsie: I had to edit my above post because I left out a major part of the testing info. I guess was maybe a bit sleep deprived. :rolflmao: Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Hi, I have to wonder if the glitch in the mechanical advance and the varying dwell are due to an issue with the breaker plate. I would check the bushings and whatever is mounting the plate to the body. Good luck I did check for play in this earlier and was unable to find anything. ***Any chance wha...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Proper valve settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Proper valve settings.

The proper valve lash setting on a 1955 223 six is .015 for the intakes and .019 on the exhausts these are both a hot setting i.e. Engine needs to be warmed up good first. The valve lash setting is quite important to a good tune and the engines performance and economy. You aren't really able to tigh...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

My guess that's caused by the advance weights sticking a little inside the Distributor, though won't be certain of that until you can get curb idle more under control. Depending on the advance curve that was set up inside dis, Ie at a higher RPM it will have more advance and then when the engine idl...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Happy New Year

:beer: Yes Leo, and I will second that wish! Happy NewYear. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3673

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

:beer: That's excellent news on your progress! Happy New Years and keep up the good job. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

If you still have your old spring perches you could use those to make the set of roller ones out of, then sell or trade off your newer ones same with the sway bar. Ok off the top in no particular order A GT V8 sway bar or 3/4 in aftermarket works good with a 5/8 rear sway bar some people like a 1 i...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

If you still have your old spring perches you could use those to make the set of roller ones out of, then sell or trade off your newer ones same with the sway bar. Ok off the top in no particular order A GT V8 sway bar or 3/4 in aftermarket works good with a 5/8 rear sway bar some people like a 1 in...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 200 to 250 with a c4
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: 200 to 250 with a c4

For the block plate you can use one from a 250 six, a 289, 302, or 351 SBF V8 all with a C4. From these same sources you can get the C4 bell housing, the one you found may work though without seeing can't say for sure. The flex plate needs to be "a zero imbalance" so get one for a 250 with...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

You are very welcome and I think you will be fine the disk front conversion is an excellent upgrade once you have it installed you won't ever want to go back. While you at it doing the Spindel swap if you haven't already done the Arining / Shelby UCA drop this would be a good time to do it and also...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

You are very welcome and I think you will be fine the disk front conversion is an excellent upgrade once you have it installed you won't ever want to go back. While you at it doing the Spindel swap if you haven't already done the Arining / Shelby UCA drop this would be a good time to do it and also ...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please
Replies: 30
Views: 1183

Re: Autolite 1100 rebuild tips please

:shock: yessiree that's sure enough :bang: those gubermnt fools don't know jack s..t :nod: :rolflmao:
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

I've always heard any year usually works and the tie rods just need to be adjusted. So what would need to be done? If the arms are longer, could i use a mustang center link since its shorter to compensate? This depends on how many changes you want to make. No changing the center link could defeat y...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

The only issues I can find that I'll have is that i may have bumpsteer a little bit, but the original geometry was prone to that in the first place. Exactly right! This is also why Ford changed so many of the front suspendtion parts for 1965 Falcons / Comets models, including the Spindels, steering...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

I've always heard any year usually works and the tie rods just need to be adjusted. So what would need to be done? If the arms are longer, could i use a mustang center link since its shorter to compensate? This depends on how many changes you want to make. No changing the center link could defeat y...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: How to inspect lifters?

Definitely replacing all the rockers and their fulcrums (fulcra?), as they're all worn at the valve stems and some of the balls are scored. Possibly replacing some pushrods. Of four pushrods, none are bent or obviously damaged, but one is ~1mm shorter and with a less pointy tip. Is that grounds for...
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Bought 67 Mustang Disk Spindles

:hmmm: The very best fitting and improved design of five lug Spindles that will easily fit on the early model Falcons & Comets were those used on the 1965 V8 Falcon and Comets, those spindles are stronger and all the steering parts were improved to provide much better steering geometry. This des...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: How to inspect lifters?

Cleaning and reassembly might work but are only worth the effort if the lifters are still serviceable. Look at the face of the lifter they are suppose to have a slight crown on them. Use a straight edge across it if you see any light under the straight edge they are then worn (i.e. Concave) and like...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fixing up 82 F150
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Fixing up 82 F150

Welcome to the Ford Six forums F15082, yes you are correct the feed back carb's were only used about 2 years (part of 1985 & all of 86). A quite an elaborate system that worked very well if everything was it good condistion. Unles they also put all the related parts with the carb i.e. The comput...
by bubba22349
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fixing Up Dad's Truck
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Fixing Up Dad's Truck

Welcome to the Ford Six Forums Christain, glad to hear you are keeping your dads truck in the family to enjoy. Good luck and see you over in the Big Six Forum. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shock Tower Alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Shock Tower Alignment

On frame alignment I do diagonal measurements of each side using the same factory punched frame hole in the matching locations for the complete chassis front to back. If the measurements are showing a problem as a way of zeroing in on were the problem is then measure again at front firewall forward ...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Going to Dual MC
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Going to Dual MC

Dual MC is an important and simple safety upgrade . The typical application (68 -74 'Stang/Mav/Com) OEM non-power MC is same but the discs' use an external proportioning valve which lowers fluid pressure to rear drums (Power MC uses different bore size) . Drum/Drum wont need a proportioning valve ,...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?

I'm back with a small update. Sorry for the slow responses (family issues), but genuinely appreciate the assistance. I checked my paperwork on the head job - they did not replace the seats - only did a 3 angle valve job and reassembled. No magnaflux for cracks. I did a compression check while the e...
by bubba22349
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: 68 Mustang Timing/Vacuum Gauge

That's the fast idle rpm adjustment for the choke, see above post #2 step #6 for info on how it's adjusted. No it can't cause any flooding. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mystery Noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Mystery Noise.

:hmmm: is there a chance you can post a video of it? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Newbie

Welcome Joe, to the Ford Six forums home of the largest amount of info and some of the most knowleable people on these big Ford six'es. Good luck on your 1986 F150 :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

From you description yes you are correct to think that the heater core is leaking! Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Rear main seal keeps tearing on bottom half

Would this be it? Yes that's looks like a Genuine ("NOS") Ford made seal. It would be interesting to measure and compare the Ford seal against the Newer FelPro seal to see how or if they are making them different. :nod: I’m tempted to order it to check But also would I be able to measure ...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Merry Christmas!

:D I would like to wish all the Ford Six Forum members, Guests, and the Mod Team a Very "Merry Christmas" and a :beer: "Happy New Year"! :thumbup: :nod:

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