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by bubba22349
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: 62 Comet update

Yes the T code on the road tube boss indicates a 170 engine, and appears to have a LOM system and the correct parts. On engine colors yes the blue paint isn't original for a 1962 Mercury car but sadly its quite common during a rebuild. Many people don't realize that the earlier Ford and Mercury engi...
by bubba22349
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 62 Comet update
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: 62 Comet update

If your engine is still orginal and stock the Distribitor and Carberator should be matched to each other they were a LOM (Load O Matic) type system (see below for more info). Some pictures of the engine, carb, and Distribitor would be of help IDing all those parts. Having a mismatched carb and Distr...
by bubba22349
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1158

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

For a 6 cylinder Mallory Duel point Distribitor the basic gap setting for each point is .028. The dwell setting for each point is 29 degrees, combined dwell of both points is 34 to 37 degrees. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 1100 M/T to A/T conversion is this possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Autolite 1100 M/T to A/T conversion is this possible?

Yes if you can find the auto trans carb parts to install on it. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1158

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

On that choke tube with a set of headers for good operation these lines will usally be coiled around one of the center tubes a number of turns the end of the tube is left open. The goal is for warm air to be drawn up into the choke unit to operate it. To help improve choke operation an insulating co...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 103
Views: 1158

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

The carbs are indeed the Holley 1940 type I see that the center carb has a choke unit with a line coming off it (hot air stove line). How is this line hooked up down below? Did you verify that the choke is closed when cold and opened when warmed up? The ignistion system is a good one all you need to...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed
Replies: 25
Views: 1646

Re: Driveshaft question 78 4x4 longbed

No I have not checked the angles. I will have to read up on it to learn how to properly check it. I don't see how the transfer case angle would have changed since it didn't move and It didn't seem that the lift changed the angle of the rear end. what I did to lift the rear was add an extra leaf the...
by bubba22349
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Central PA
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: New member in Central PA

Welcome to the Ford Six site thegreyghost, :beer: congrats on your Mustang acquisition she looks great! Good luck on the repairs it will be a nice driver. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo
Replies: 46
Views: 1699

Re: F-250 super cab 4x4 300 Turbo

After talking with the machinist: -Gotta get a cam figured and he strongly suggested looking into a complete roller set up; which I'm not too keen on after seeing the prices. It did have me wondering if it'd be possible to steal roller lifters out of something else used for cheaper, but I'm not sur...
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet
Replies: 48
Views: 647

Re: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet

That's a really nice looking Comet Chapa71! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Points distributors?

I have a 1971 F250 with a stock 300" 4.9L motor. Ignition is a stock P&C distributor with the "pink" resistance wire hooked up. I am going to run a Protronix Flamethrower 3 ohm coil. Can I install a low cost Mopar orange electronic box into this system? Is there a better Mopar bo...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Google search this site
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Google search this site

I used it in the past worked ok, but I now use DuckDuckGo since they don't track you. :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet
Replies: 48
Views: 647

Re: Introduction and Carb/Dizzy Combo for a 62 Comet

Chapa71, the link dosnt work 403 error saying that you need to be signed in or some other type permission to view it. :bang:
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

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

I fiddle with the timing for smoothest idle, somewhere around 18 - 20 degrees in park. At park at 1000-950 RPM, my vacuum fluctuates between 16-17 inches. O2 meter fluctuates around 14.0 In drive the RPMs drop to about 800 and vacuum is around 11-12 inches. O2 meter fluctuates between 13.3- 13.7. T...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Points distributors?

You are correct it is a 84 carb converted to non computer. Now the question is will the points distributor have enough umph to be able to spark enough for a 4 barrel setup that I have installed? The MSD 6A box is great! There is another way that is low budget to up grade a point type distribtor for...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thanks for allowing me to join
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Thanks for allowing me to join

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Drew, this is the place to be! We have the largest amount of info and the most knownageable people on the 240, 300, and 4.9 engines. Be sure to post your questions over in the 240 / 300 big six forum where it will get the most responses. Good luck on your 92 F1500 pick...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Can a worn transmission or torque converter cause a rough idle?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

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

Howdy all. Posting to the transmission forum as this question may be geared more towards that crowd (no pun intended). I've been fighting a rough idle on my 66 mustang with a 200ci engine and C4 transmission for as long as I've had the car. I've rebuilt or replaced nearly everything on the car tryi...
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: CONNECTING ROD FAILURES AT OIL SPIT HOLE - HAD ONE???
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: CONNECTING ROD FAILURES AT OIL SPIT HOLE - HAD ONE???

:hmmm: What about tapping the oil spit hole and Locktite'ing a fine threaded set screw in it? :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from NEPA
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Hello from NEPA

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Bigshawnn, you will find it better to post yours questions over in the 240 / 300 Big Six forum. This is where you can find the largest amount of info on these engines as well as some very knowledgeable people hang out too. Good luck on your pickup :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Atlanta GA
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Hello From Atlanta GA

Welcome to the Ford a Six forums Chapa71, sounds like a great plan for your daughters 62 Comet! Good luck on the 62 build and having been able to do the same with my father you and her will also remember the time you spent togeather on the Comet. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Points distributors?
Replies: 25
Views: 455

Re: Points distributors?

You didn't mention what year truck your working on, but assuming it's carb engine from a 1965 to roughly 1984 (or up to 1986 if converted from electronic controlled carb and Distribitor). Then look for a 1968 to 74 point type distribtor from a 240 or 300 six they are the best of the point Distribito...
by bubba22349
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Vintage Six
Topic: (2) 226 ENGINES AND PARTS FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: (2) 226 ENGINES AND PARTS FOR SALE

We have (2) "49" engines for sale. (1) is from a car with non overdrive trans, drive shaft and rear end. The other is from a truck, no trans or rear. If interested please PM me. Located in Western NC. Thanks Hi "fordriving" your parts For Sale post was located in the wrong forum...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues Only
Topic: Was the site down?
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Was the site down?

Wasn't able to log into the forum for a couple days, anyone else have trouble? :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Father/Son Maverick Project in Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Father/Son Maverick Project in Ohio

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Chuth68, the Maverick looks great and being able to work on it with your son is going to be rewarding for both of you. Good luck on the build :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Truck Stop
Topic: Factory 68 F100 Rear Gas Tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Factory 68 F100 Rear Gas Tank?

Without seeing a picture of what the rear fuel tank and its mounting looks like this will only be a guess. Most trucks back then only had an in cab fuel tank an exception could be a truck with the Camper Special option specs. Back in the day there were also many companies and even welding shops that...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Bad change of plans. Ideas on tune up
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Bad change of plans. Ideas on tune up

With the broken ignistion switch it maybe a likely cause of the dash gauges not working. Would probally be worth it to replace that ignistion switch otherwise a cheap set of accessory gauges could be installed to give you enough info to keep track of all the engine functions except for the fuel gaug...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: inline 6 newbie, timing gear question
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: inline 6 newbie, timing gear question

A big welcome to the forums! The stock Fiber cam / steel crank timing gear set is of course the quietest and also the weakest, the second quietest timing set is the Aluminum cam / steel crank gear set, last is the steel / steel combo. You could also have an extra key slot or more cut on the gear or ...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Shaft
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Rocker Shaft

I used oiled 400 wet sandpaper wrapped around a socket to hone the pedestals. I made sure there was a small amount of movement so the shaft didnt bind when I torqued them down. A couple of the rockers should be replaced. I used the procedure in the tech section to do an initial cold adjustment, the...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960-63 Ford Falcon FM Radio MP3 Player Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: 1960-63 Ford Falcon FM Radio MP3 Player Conversion

I love it great job and some nice fab work! To me keeping the vintage look of the dash just looks so much better then hacking it up to fit in an newer style radio that just looks out of place in these vintage cars. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Wheel/\/Tire choice
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Wheel/\/Tire choice

To me it looks like you have 13 and 14 inch rims, the measurement needs to be at the tire bead location not at the rim lip. Measure down from the lip to bead and double that and then subtract this from your lip to lip measurement this wil give you the rim size. As far as I remember Ford never used 1...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Strange oil pressure problem
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: Strange oil pressure problem

I used to use the Justice Brothers engine flush (a local company in SoCal area) worked very well at cleaning up sludged up engines. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 in a street rod?
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: 300 in a street rod?

Yes the six should fit into a 1940 and 41 (and newer) since some came with the flathead six'es! Technically any Ford car or truck back to 1935 has the same chassis as the 1940 & 41, so by swapping in a firewall they could fit. Good luck on the Rod :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back Again
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Back Again

Welcome back to the forums Craig, you could use one of the new intakes for the Aluminum head should bolt up to your Oz head without much trouble. They have the bosses cast in them for use with the port type injection. Good luck on the Bronco. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from CT
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Hello from CT

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums, the home of the largest amount of info and the most knowledgeable people on the 300 big six'es! Be sure to post your questions over in the 240 / 300 Big Ford Six forum (see the below link). There is also a suspension forum for your other questions too. Good luck...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hillborn Injection
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Hillborn Injection

What threw me off on the manifold is that it’s flat. I did more reading and it seems another plate gets attached to the head Yes after the log intake was cut or machined off the Falcon head a flat plate was then fabricated and welded or braised onto the intake ports. Besides those Midgets I have se...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Strange oil pressure problem
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: Strange oil pressure problem

When you pulled pan on the engine was there signs of heavy sluge inside? Very odd with such low oil presure using a Hy volume oil pump, bearing clearance much be excessive. X2 Did you remove and clean the oil pumps pressure relief valve? That's what I think is causing the erratic oil pressure loss. ...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 torque build 85 Bronco
Replies: 98
Views: 6102

Re: 300 torque build 85 Bronco

Aye, so a good start would be smoothing out the runners in the head, then making a template and transferring that to my Clifford intake. I recieved a bent remflex intake gasket, so I was able to use it to compare the ports of the intake to the ports in the spare C8 head I have. The Clifford ports a...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1966 F100 with a 300 I 6 looking for big power!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: 1966 F100 with a 300 I 6 looking for big power!

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums Curits, home of the largest amount of info and the most knowledgeable people on the 300 big six'es! Be sure to post your questions over in the 240 / 300 Big Ford Six forum (see the below link). As to questions of bolt paterens of block and crank these are the sam...
by bubba22349
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Southwest Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Hello from Southwest Missouri

Welcome to the Ford Six forums 66MustangCoupe, and congrats on getting the Mustang Coupe. There is lots of info here on the mods that can be done to them, good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Head gaskets and quench
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Head gaskets and quench

X2 yes if the steel shim gasket is available I'd use it! Most times have used the spray copper coat on them in a pinch though have even used some Aluminun spray paint on them too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norcal I bring with me a 1966 Econoline
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Hello from Norcal I bring with me a 1966 Econoline

Welcome to the Ford Six forums kneedragon76, congrats nice score, that 66 Econoline looks like the body is fairly good shape. It will make a great camper van, good luck on both your projects. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Head gaskets and quench
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Head gaskets and quench

Elsewhere, it has been mentioned that 0.035-0.050 is a desireable target for quench, and that the current head gasket offerings are currently at least 0.025” thicker than the originals. Fel-pro publishes its MLS gasket thickness at more than 0.050”, and I just measured one I took off of a rebuilt 2...
by bubba22349
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: What’s a fair price for a stock C9 250 head (about 100k miles)

E0 heads can be found on the 1980 up to 1983 on some models 82 on Mustangs, Ford Fairmont & it’s Mercury version, Mustang and Mercury Capri, Granada, Mercury Monarch. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine performance manual fordsix
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: engine performance manual fordsix

Good evening first of all I thank you for answering me so fast .. and I'm honest I'm from Venezuela it takes a bit to understand the page since everything is in English and I have to translate to understand .. here in my country there are no mechanics or workshops that know how to work well these e...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1980's Inline Six
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: 1980's Inline Six

That's a great looking Fairlane, it sounds like your 170 engine needs valve guides and or guide seals. As far as the 1980's reman. 200 six and AOD they would be a great improvement over your 170 and Ford O Matic! This should be a fairly easy bolt in swap but you will need to change the oil pan and o...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Koni Adjustable Shock Setting
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Koni Adjustable Shock Settin

You didn't state which engine your 66 Mustang has, so I am assuming it's a 200 six. The 144 to 200 six's are very light weight compared to the V8's, the 3/4 inch front sway bar works better or you can also a stock V8 Mustang GT front sway bar and are a much better chooice over the 1 inch bar along w...
by bubba22349
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Hillborn Injection
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Hillborn Injection

That set up is made for the early small Ford six'es 144, 170, 200, (fits the heads made from 1960 to roughly 1968). These six'es all have a log intake that is part of the head, than that would have been cut off to use that Hillborn intake. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Farmall inline Six
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Farmall inline Six

:beer: nice how dose it run? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need a Carb
Replies: 35
Views: 1104

Re: Need a Carb

Bubba, that is my engine in the second pic. Is that the only spacer I should have? There is room for the 3/4in spacer in the first pic and still use my air cleaner. Seems like I should get the carb as far from the exhaust manifold as possible. Great yes that's the spacer you should have. If you hav...

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