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by rommaster2
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: twin turbo Idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: twin turbo Idea...

I guess a good question would be how low you want it? I know the fairly stock 200 has no problem moving the car down low on my falcon, its when i get beyond 3 grand it has nothing left unless the timing is advanced to heck then i can get almost to 4 before it runs out of steam. You have to keep in m...
by rommaster2
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 & stock 200 six
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Autolite 2100 & stock 200 six

I run a stock holley 2 barrel off my sisters 289 mustang on my stock internals falcon and have not had any driveability issues in fact my car runs better. The old one barrel (wasn't that old, was a pony carb too, way too much money spent on that POS) would always get really bad issues when it was ru...
by rommaster2
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bellhousing
Replies: 38
Views: 2752

Re: Bellhousing

My 65 Falcon has a T5 behind its six which is stock internals with a 2 barrel and MSD triggerred duraspark. Connected to a 8 inch with 3.80s it has transformed the car into something fun to drive, yeah I still have no top end but the turbo will fix that soon enough :). Its also a real trip cruising ...
by rommaster2
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap
Replies: 24
Views: 4076

Re: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap

at the very least I think the Timken FC65662 should be the right bearing, basically one for a 3.03 tranny in a straight six will work. Interestingly enough My motor had a 2.77 but the guy who rebuilt it put a 3.03 one in, wrong for the rebuild, but worked out in the end :). This would lead me to ima...
by rommaster2
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap
Replies: 24
Views: 4076

Re: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap

I know its not much help but the inner diameter should be the same as a toploader on the v8 T5, that said my local machine shop had the doorman part, I just wish i'd taken the number off of it before i threw it in.
by rommaster2
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: what i discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: what i discovered

Your engine is good as far as what you will need. It has the bigger bellhousing pattern which is the most important aspect of its date code. Otherwise its all pretty much the same, prolly if stock running about 9:1 compression ratio but the only way to know that sort of thing is to measure it all af...
by rommaster2
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap
Replies: 24
Views: 4076

Re: getting closer to the problem with the T5 swap

If it is too small of an inner diameter then it is prolly the roller one for the 4 cyl T5
by rommaster2
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Bellhousing
Replies: 38
Views: 2752

Re: Bellhousing

To be honest for any V8 that is under $200 I would assume i prolly need to rebuild it, so i would factor in those costs too. As far as the T5, again if your paying less then $200 I would assume it needs a rebuild. Along with that the cable conversions are cheaper then buying a new Zbar if you don't ...
by rommaster2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 in a 65
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: T5 in a 65

Yeah the 2.3 mustangs came with a 8 1\2" clutch that is what you need to use. Do you know whether or not your flywheel has been chamfered in the middle? I ask cause mine needed to be to get the clutch to fit as its center is deeper then the 2.77 clutch. Assuming that modern drivelines doesn't u...
by rommaster2
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: swapping a stock cam basics
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: swapping a stock cam basics

Or at the very least port yours a little :twisted:
by rommaster2
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GAH A NEW LEAK
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: GAH A NEW LEAK

I'm trying to figure out how bad its leaking, and go from there. Realistically i want it to be running still, and also realistically i should get the performance pan since i plan on sliding it (lady friend is in all girl "drift" crew with 240's, would love to show them up on a track day :P...
by rommaster2
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GAH A NEW LEAK
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: GAH A NEW LEAK

Well i replaced it and it still appears to be leaking, so i'm assuming a bent pan which in that case does anybody know if the classic inlines pan has any problem clearing stock suspension on a 65 falcon?
by rommaster2
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shocks or springs
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Shocks or springs

ah well with that sort of tire i'm not surprised that the ride is really rough as you have almost no sidewall to give. I would say changing the tires would have a much better effect and not lose as much handling as if you change the spring rates to compensate for the rough ride.
by rommaster2
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: temp sensor adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: temp sensor adapter

make pictures if it works cause i'm having problems figuring out how to make my mechanical temp guage work for my cluster.
by rommaster2
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GAH A NEW LEAK
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: GAH A NEW LEAK

realistically i know this, just using the pickle fork again at the really crappy angles is just no fun but it must be done. I'll do the motor mounts too while i'm at it as they're worn out then the car should drive as nice as a really stiff car can. Sometimes i question the worth of it all, then i t...
by rommaster2
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: GAH A NEW LEAK
Replies: 7
Views: 551

GAH A NEW LEAK

well after getting my car on the road, vibration solved, and aligned (tire dragged for 15 miles is no fun) i have found one last problem on it. If i park it on an incline leaning upward it leaks oil out of the back of the pan and i mean fast!! Now obviously i know i can drop the pan again and fix it...
by rommaster2
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shocks or springs
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Shocks or springs

Well i know the kyb gasadjust i am running in mine stiffened it up a bit but if your springs are greater then stock you will notice alot too. I enjoy the stiff ride personally, the only flex in my front end is the tires :P, she sits flat on an onramp though.
by rommaster2
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Really bad vibration while driving
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Really bad vibration while driving

Release bearing is from a 67 3.03 mustang tranny. My 8 inch rear end is bigger therefore i need less length on the driveshaft :P, plus i'm using a T5 yoke which is longer then the old school c4 yokes. My measurements are flange to flange. I'm hopin so too, also prayin it doesnt rain tommorrow, dangi...
by rommaster2
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Really bad vibration while driving
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Really bad vibration while driving

My falcon is a 65, and the local driveline shop that i found by google had the ujoint waiting till thursday to throw it in and fix my rear brake line. The 65 is a little longer the driveshaft i'm using is about 50 1\2" you could prolly get away with 50 just cause yours is a shorter wheelbase, i...
by rommaster2
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Really bad vibration while driving
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Really bad vibration while driving

I believe after looking at it that it is a combination of motor mount and Ujoint problem (more so ujoint). I am trying to find the right Ujoint for mine basically the cap diameter is right just the u joint is not wide enough for the caps to not have a little play. I added some shims (well quarters) ...
by rommaster2
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Really bad vibration while driving
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Really bad vibration while driving

Ok well i finally got the T5 in my falcon and got it able to drive. However i'm having a problem where it is vibrating really really bad, basically accellerating in first gear no vibration at all, as soon as i press in the clutch and disengage it out of gear is when it starts and i'm talking like th...
by rommaster2
Sun May 31, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: More clutch problems

Frankenstang wrote:
Of course proper motivation never hurts :wink:


ha yes but it hurts the day after, i'm sore now from wrestling with that damn thing under the car :P
by rommaster2
Sun May 31, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: More clutch problems

FINALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So today i got to drive my car on its own power for the first time in like five months :D. Sure the brakes need to be rebled and checked for leaks as only the rears are working right now and the tranny mount needs to be tightened (i got so excited i forgot ...
by rommaster2
Sun May 31, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: ok so i wanna do a T5 what exactly do i need?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: ok so i wanna do a T5 what exactly do i need?

Oh your in luck then its much easier if you have the flat flywheel. you need a 9 inch clutch kit from anything that had a 3spd toploader (67+ mustang) basically any nine inch clutch kit will work. Pilot bushing if your going v8 T5 needs to be the larger 3spd toploader pilot bushing (should've writte...
by rommaster2
Fri May 22, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch fork loose
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Clutch fork loose

i have a 65 falcon with a small bell 200ci that i am having clutch problems with. Currently I have found out that the clutch fork has alot of play in it from side to side so i need to replace it or the bushings. I was hoping that there is like a bushing kit i can buy as the fork is just fine?? Is th...
by rommaster2
Mon May 18, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: More clutch problems

I don't think thats the problem anymore but we will see. My friend brought up a good test that I didn't think of for some reason. Basically tomorrow I am gonna pull out the tranny and mount up the bellhousing without the tranny so that I can work the clutch and use the clutch alignment tool to see i...
by rommaster2
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Pressure plate question
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Its nice to have another member back :). From what i've gathered so far in researching I don't believe there is much if anything that will work without modification. I believe I've figured out the problem though and it might interest you to know. Apparently the 2.3 litre clutch disc has these little...
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Pressure plate question
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Pressure plate question

I'm at whits end with this tranny swap and not sure what Is even wrong all I know is the only part i haven't replaced is the PP. Is there any diaphram Pressure plate that will work with the 8 1\2" recessed flywheel without modifications to the flywheel? Or am i stuck with going to a stock replacemen...
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Ok update, I have looked underneath the car and can see the throwout bearing going inside the pressure plate so that makes things even wierder cause if its going in it should be pushing the arms correct? maybe I don't have enough adjustment to push?
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

The reason for the later throwout bearing is thats what big als website said to use *shrug* i don't see why it wouldnt work but hopefully if there is a reason you guys can inform me.

I just hope i can fix it tommorrow cause its supposed to rain this weekend and then i won't have time to fix her up.
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

It is a rebuilt one (well all of em are these days) that is about three or four years old. It has probably about 20 to 30 thousand miles on it.
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

I'm basically just gonna check and see if the pedal is even applying the force properly to the fork. If it is not then I am going to have to pull the tranny out and check the pressure plate and clutch though those should be fine. On the off chance it is the pressure plate and it needs to be replaced...
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

See I don't know if its that, the reason I'm not sure is because when i adjust it the farther down i go on the adjustment rod it eventually gets to where there is no free movement its all just resistance. Its not extreme resistance but for some reason the clutch jsut doesn't work *shrug*. I believe ...
by rommaster2
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: More clutch problems
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

More clutch problems

Ok so I fixed my problem with my clutch not activating at all but now I appear to run into the same problem ASA was having except i'm running a 3 finger still not the new one. Basically everything worked fine prior to the swap, now though when i start the car none of the gears will go into gear, rev...
by rommaster2
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: What wheels and tires fit on a falcon!
Replies: 24
Views: 9646

My 65 has 225-60-15 on the back and 205-60-15 on the front with 4.25 inch backspacing on both rims. They fit well but mine is sitting at stock height right now. The fronts will clear another inch maybe two however I am not sure if the rears will clear as it looks like they should tuck right in but 4...
by rommaster2
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rookie Mistake..DUI Plug Wires
Replies: 5
Views: 718

If you are looking at a high performance wire the Livewires are a fairly decent price, however I believe most HEI ones will fit as they use the same style cap.
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: HELP with 3 speed column shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Going by the picture of the ranchero 2.77 i think the ranchero's shifter is in the same spot as a mustangs. This is odd cause the ranchero should be all the same as a falcon correct?
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 2.77 going bad what can i use that wont be hard to install?
Replies: 15
Views: 1993

Oh snap dude, my bad I thought you had column shift :(. I know that one thing people do is build adaptors, it seems to work as far as making the aftermarket shifters work. Usually though I don't know if they mount them that far back. I'm surprised the tailshafts use a different bolt pattern, I thoug...
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Is my driveshaft too short
Replies: 6
Views: 590

It can go about an inch but i'm not sure if its engaged at that point since the seal kinda covers it.

I could probably use it but I'm gonna scrounge the yards to see if i can find one that is the right size. I've been working on this car for too long and I just wanna drive it :twisted:
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: Is my driveshaft too short
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Is my driveshaft too short

Ok well I'm almost finished with my T5 swap and I go to put the driveshaft in and it will stretch the distance but I only have a little over two inches engaged into the transmission. I googled and I can find plenty about the minimum of what should be showing but i can't find anything about what shou...
by rommaster2
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200cid Dyno 4/13/2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Dang, its amazing to me what sort of power even the iron heads can put out naturally aspirated in terms of torque and HP. Seems that porting and the direct mount two barrel make a world of difference.
by rommaster2
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Will race prepped factory forged rods handle 300hp and 6000?
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

I would say a better question would be why would you need 20lbs of boost to make 300hp?

Properly size you turbo and you should not need that much boost.
by rommaster2
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Whats a good way to strip timing cover?
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

hmmm paint on the air craft paint remover, now theres an idea here I am wondering how i'm gonna contain it when i try and apply it. Shoot I almost wanna go buy some and get to work primering my baby this weekend :P.
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 install now no clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Yeah I will check the pivot point and see whats going on there. It doesn't feel like anythings binding if anything it just feels like the pivot point isn't right for the return spring. Tommorrow I will be able to work it all out. Lets hope its not a part being wrong cause I really don't feel like wa...
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 install now no clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 609

I will check that.

Also to clarify I believe we are talking about the same thing but basically what happens is if i push the clutch it will just go to the floor and not come back up. However it doesnt just go WHAM like when the zbar is disconnected.
by rommaster2
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 install now no clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 609

How can i check that without pulling the tranny again? I'm pretty sure it was working fine cause i checked before reinstalling the bellhousing and it pivoted fine i think.
by rommaster2
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: T5 install now no clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 609

T5 install now no clutch

Ok well I installed the T5 into my 65 falcon and now the clutch does not give any resistance it just stays on the floor. Now heres the thing, its not like when the linkage is just disconnected and the damn thing slams on the floor, it goes semi slowly but theres no push back. The pressure plate is t...
by rommaster2
Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Tire size with this rear and these rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

My 65 fits a 225 60 15 but its stock height I would think 205s would work with 2 inches on the rear, fronts though prolly not.
by rommaster2
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: muffler be gone
Replies: 7
Views: 972

It will be loud but you shouldn't have any problems as long as you cut it off just at the axle. I know thats what i did with mine for a while cause i was tired of not hearing the motor when it was on. Fun for a little bit, but every ricer tried to race me. Also I lost bottom end but it worked as far...

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