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by bubba22349
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: harmonic balancers, are they absolutely necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: harmonic balancers, are they absolutely necessary?

ok thanks for this . please help me unstand. Of course the basic question When we use old balancers that have slipped or failed, are we not essentially running an engine with no balancer? since it may be balancing out of tune. there is not a lot of clear info online about this other than engineerin...
by bubba22349
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from SE Ga.
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Hello from SE Ga.

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums 78Bronco, that's a great story sounds like a lot fun trying to keep your wife from finding out about the surprise. Good luck on the Mustang! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Mustang II isntall
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: Mustang II isntall

:beer: Looking great! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 1773

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

Sounds like a decent build plan, though for your planned use I wonder about using the aftermarket HEI unless your also planning on carrying some spare parts on those long distance trips. Hard to beat the dependably of the Stock or moded DuraSpark II. Usually the new pistons will also come with new f...
by bubba22349
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

:shock: Well if you disconnect anything that changes the vacuum signal going to the carb to do any of your tuning settings on the carb then as soon as you hook them back up again these tune up settings will be wrong or not optimal. Everything needs to be hooked up just as when the car is operated on...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 1773

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

The stock connecting rods are forged and are quite strong there are two different sizes of pins. The 1965 to 69 have a .912 pin size the 1970 up are more plentiful and have a .975 pin size, you can I'd the rods year by their Casting / Design numbers. Adding the ARP rod bolts polishing the beams, sho...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Please help me build the ultimate 300 for an F600
Replies: 68
Views: 1773

Re: Please help me build the ulitmate 300 for an F600

The F600 4 X 4 sounds like a fun build up! This is the parts combo for the Medium Duty 300 I built, for my 1965 F350, it was a real workhorse and never let me down. Short block build was basic .030 over rebuilder cast Pistons (I used a NAPA sourced engine kit) est. compression was around 8 to 8.5, M...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: New to forum

Welcome to the Ford Six forums blueboy, :beer: congrats those sedan delivery's are a real big faverorite of mine and are getting hard to find. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Need an engine
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need an engine

Sounds like a good build plan! Are you able to open up the carb hole to around 2 inches? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.

:hmmm: Maybe I don't remember right now if the crankshafts flanges of the 300 six and 289 / 302 are drilled in the same pattern, I think they are just not sure. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Building the Six
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Building the Six

Ok, so I have read this article several times. Basically this car started bone stock on the internals with a header, 2v weber and a DUI. It made 79rwhp on the dyno. 4k later, with a cam, aluminum head, 2v weber it made 108rwhp. Thats a 37% increase, but still seems a bit low for the amount of work ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum...
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: New to forum...

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Inline6daily, looks like a great truck yes the stock rated injectors are best for fuel economy there are a few different ones and later models were an improved design not sure which is the current best though.. I got a best around 22.5 once with my 1994. Try asking you...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Ford 300 w/ a C6 questions, help needed.

On the spacer plate you can use a any C6 plate off a 300 / 4.9, V8 302 / 5.0, or 351 truck engines. For a 164 tooth racing type flex plate look for a SFI rated zero imbalance. Yes replacing the front pump seal is good idea be careful not to damage the front pump bushing. Other things to consider are...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: 1959 Load-o-Matic. I screwed up guys.
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: 1959 Load-o-Matic. I screwed up guys.

Can you take some pictures of the parts? Sorry no the yblock V8 one won't work in the 223 six. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Re-curved distributors on "modified engines" What do you mean???
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Re-curved distributors on "modified engines" What do you mean???

Recurving a distributor is a term that can mean lots of different things. To me and my performance experiments over the years it has to do with first the distributors mechanical advance rate, base timing, and the amount of total advance, then later also the vacuum advance amount. Ford distributors a...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

:hmmm: that's interesting and thinking about it some more it makes perfect sense since the Falcons also went to the Fairlane / Torino chassis even before the Mustangs. Thanks for showing all those parts differences Rocklord :nod: :thumbup:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: GM T5 fitment
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: GM T5 fitment

The tech section that has all this info was moved, it's at the very top of the forums it's the section that's called "General Tech : Read Only". See link below for one of them. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

Drive Train Tech
viewforum.php?f=96
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

I think those 250 isolators were only used in 69/70, not enough demand to repop them. NOS are nearly impossible to find and when you do, be ready with a big fat check. From 1971 to 1973 (ending year of the full size Mustang chassis) the 250 six was the only six offered in them. Since all these Must...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Hello tvtech02, you will receive more answers to your question if you start a new post and place it in the correct forum, such as the electrical section instead of putting on a post that is a totally different.topic. Good luck :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum!
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: New to forum!

Your welcome Dave, :beer: :wow: that 61 is a great looking pickup! :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum!
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: New to forum!

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Dave, the 61 Uni short bed is a big faveriote of mine. On posting of pictures check out the link below for the how to. Sometime soon the site will also be getting an upgrade that will make it even easier to post pictures. Good luck on the Uni. :thumbup: :nod: Posting P...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Ok the SCV was replaced. Do you know at what RPM the idle is set at? If not that's another good reason for finding a Tach / Dwell meter. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

Chad yes his 170 still has a Load O Matic distrib. it's shown clearly in the OP's pictures posted above! :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

I did check for slop and I could not observe any noticeably turning the crank in both directions. As soon as I turn in either direction the rotor begins to turn. 1. Ok I am glad to know this info and we can check off the timing chain set as not being a cause of timing problem it's in excellent cond...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

So, hooked up the vacuum gauge to the manifold where the Pcv valve attaches, it was pulling right near 21 inches with minor fluctuation. I adjusted the idle mixture screw which steadied what very little fluctuation there was. I moved the timing very minutely to increase it to a steady 21 inches of ...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

:beer: yeah that's ok, I do also see that the rear floor looks a bit on the thin side compared to the other floors. Are you going to cut it out replace it with new pan? Good luck falconcritter. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: New to forum

Welcome to the Ford Six Site dawhite64, sounds like a fun build for your 64 Fairlane. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

For the Crankshaft Dampner / Pulley there is a company that rebuilds them "The Damper Doctor" (see below link). Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

https://www.damperdoctor.com
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

I have a question? I talked to the guy in the machine shop and he said that as long as there are no cracks in the block or the heads,he can bore out the cylinders to what ever is needed,resurface the heads and replace valve seals,install cam bearings for me at a price of $475.00.Is this is a good p...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

Nice job on rebuilding the heater box! From your all the vintage items you found looks like it’s never been taken apart over all these years too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Some places I used to find rarer or obsolete parts were old established Ford dealers (they sometimes have NOS parts still setting on their shelves) and Antque Ford parts dealers they often would buy up the old dealer stock. Something that would be of help in your search would be to find out the Ford...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Also, sometimes the search function is hard to use, to many results and to many off topic responses. Its difficult to sort through hundreds or thousands of replies looking for that tidbit of information you seek. Sometimes google is easier and faster. Sometimes its easier and faster to just ask the...
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear
Replies: 151
Views: 3689

Re: Offy tri-power stalls when in gear

Thegreyghost, have you done any more work on your Mustang? :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

Creechn32, have you made any progress on your 170? :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

You are very welcome! I forgot one though the Arining / Shelby UCA drop is another mod that is well worth the effort to gain better handling especially if your rebuilding the front suspension, but even if your not its a great mod (see below link for details). There are a site or two online that have...
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First project truck
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: First project truck

Welcome to the Ford Six forums home of the largest amount of info and the most knowageable people on the Ford Big Six 240, 300 / 4.9 engines. Congrats on getting your 1974 F100 it's a great truck for your son to learn skills on! Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

1960 to 1970 Ford, Mustang, & Murcury Alignment settings with or without the Arning / Shelby drop. 1. It is very important that you have no more than .25 degrees of difference from passenger to drivers side. 2 A. For a light weight small six car 144 to 200 engines 1.0 to 2.0 degrees of castor bu...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 42
Views: 1215

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

:shock: I only hear the cricket's now! :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 25
Views: 755

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Good evening all, It's me again. I have the 250 swapped '66 mustang, but the motor mounts are for a 200. I know the 250 mounts for a 69/70 mustang are virtually impossible to find, but will '70 Maverick motor mounts work for my application? The mounting holes to the frame look similar, if not ident...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Rear end that can handle mod power with the 4 lug pattern

Yeah that's a no then, many of the early Mavericks 1969 1/2 to 70 and maybe even 1971 that had a 170 or 200 six engines used the 7 1/4 inch with a bolt on rear cover like the Falcons and Mustangs. You will for sure need to find one that came with a bigger 250 six 1972 to maybe up to 1974 for the 4 l...
by bubba22349
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

:bang: Wow yes that's a fairly a deep grove, it's also pretty strange for a rebuilt low mile engine! What is that block bored out to now? You could have a sleeve put in that cylinder then you could reuse all your pistons. Did you see any rust lines in any of the cylinder bores? If you did see that i...
by bubba22349
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: 68 Mustang - Suspension/Alignment

Hello, I am starting to think about my front and rear suspension and I want to make sure everything is in good working order and just understand it better. Currently, my steering wheel is not straight when I am driving straight. Not sure if the alignment is out of whack or if the steering wheel is ...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Build in 67 Mustang
Replies: 42
Views: 1215

Re: 250 Build in 67 Mustang

Here are a couple 250 builds of site members that might be of interest for you. This first one is the link to Lavron's budget 250 a mild build up (for his Comet) he's using the E6 5.99 rods with off the self pistons these conecting rods are .110 longer than the stock 250 rods at 5.88 so they go a lo...
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaky freeze plug
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: leaky freeze plug

There are rubber type compression freeze plugs. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Big Six
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: New to the Big Six

A big welcome to the Ford Six forums 68flarside240, congrats on getting the 1968 F100 they are great trucks and so easy to work on! Good luck on the rebuild :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: a red diamond in a pick up
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: a red diamond in a pick up

Looks like a fun project I used to maintain a Black Diamond for many years. An other big six I took care of and also operated was a 1957 Diamond T Reo it had a huge 590 cu. In. Hall Scott inline six on Propane, it was very powerful more torque than many newer Diesel engines. Good luck on your big Re...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1963 170 hesitation issues
Replies: 74
Views: 1466

Re: 1963 170 hesitation issues

My apologies is I came across with an attitude. I do appreciate the knowledge y'all have shared with me. As I do not own a dwell meter or vacuum test gauge I was curious if y'all would have a suggestion to quality tools to invest in or particular ones to stay away from? OK It's all good, we all nee...
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky
Replies: 30
Views: 1568

Re: catalog of conceptual build plans for the b.b.ford sticky

:nod: your welcome pmuller9, I also think it will be great to have all this info in one place!
by bubba22349
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to inspect lifters?
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: How to inspect lifters?

No I would say that the theory of the bad "metering disk" isn't very likely. Because of when you tested them and it took you some good effort to recollapse the lifters piston. Are you sure we're talking about the same thing? The check valve that keeps the lifter from collapsing is at the ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: 302 GMC Need some knowlage
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 302 GMC Need some knowlage

Thank you! The stock Jimmys I remember seeing were in farm grain trucks and the Hot Rodded versions were in a Roadsters or Coupes on the street and at drags, plus seen some pictures of salt flats racers that used them too. That sounds like a great idea on the early 50's Chevy or GMC pickup for your ...
by bubba22349
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Yes in that case if it's been overheated I would for sure pull the top end apart. Check the heads throughly early years of 302's usually don't crack to easily (1968 to later 1970's but some of later model 302 / 5.0's can. If they check out good condistion have them surfaced, plus a valve job, and in...

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