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by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Magnum 500 Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Magnum 500 Rims

bubba22349 wrote:Yes they should be the max that you can make fit with bit of work on the front. :nod:

Sick!! Thanks Bubba!

By work, do you mean "massaging" the inner part of the fenders out a little?
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?

65coupei6 wrote:You will get bumpsteer with those spindles. You may or may not notice it.

So the amount of bumpsteer I get will be so small I won't notice it? Aren't the early falcons known for having bumpsteer with their original geometry anyway?
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?

So i got all new steering components for a 65 Falcon V8 model. The spindles are 68s, yes. I got these 68s and 72s together at a steal of a price. If they pose to be unsatisfactory, I'll look into buying the correct spindles. But I've really yet to talk to someone that has had issues. I read about pe...
by StarDiero75
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Magnum 500 Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Magnum 500 Rims

Hi StarDiero75, the info you found is real close below is an old wheel / tire chart I have for 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustangs that used the same basic chassis from the Falcons so back spacing is the same, (Also have it for newer 1967 to 70's too) there are some wheels up to 18 inch that will fit the ear...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Magnum 500 Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Magnum 500 Rims

Howdy Guys, So being that I'm going to disk brakes and from 4 to 5 lug, I'm going to a bigger rim, from the 14" to a 15". My question is, what width can I safely go and how much backspacing should I need? I read some things that say 15x7 with a 4.25" backspace won't fit without minor ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: I6 or V8 Coil Springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: I6 or V8 Coil Springs?

So to me it sounds like I should keep the 6 ones I got since they aren't bad, put it all together with the shelby UCA drop, put on the bigger sway bar and see how she sits. Then recut to make it lower and stiffer? That sounds cheap and good to me haha. On cutting the springs, let's say I want anothe...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: I6 or V8 Coil Springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

I6 or V8 Coil Springs?

Howdy Guys, So since I'm redoing my front end and don't plan on taking it apart again, I'm looking at doing the coil springs. I see I6 ones and V8 ones and I know the V8 ones will be a little beefier. But which should I get? This is a daily that does have performance stuff done to it and I do enjoy ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?

I ended up going with the V8 steering. Its beefier. The parts are much easier to find and I'm already going to V8 disk spindles. Supposedly too, having the V8 steering will also help negate bumpsteer
by StarDiero75
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Keep I6 or Go to V8 Steering?

Howdy Guys, So about 3 years ago I redid my front end and bought everything from Rockauto.... first mistake. Everything is shot now and I'm looking at doing it right this time with better parts. Currently both sets of ball joints are shot on both sides. Center link is original. But tie rods I believ...
by StarDiero75
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

Just measured the bores on the Holley, it's definitely a 350 CFM. So is the 2100 that much greater to have or is the 350 better?
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

Theoretically, if I go from a 2.8 to a 3.25 rear gear, that would lower the load on the engine. Would that alter everything? Should I do another tune afterwards? I have a new pumpkin to drop into the Ranch next
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

Bob, the engine never shuts off. It does not seem to be vapor related. I can leave the engine with the hood open & the pressure still drops. Hope to get under it to see if its a collapsed fuel hose. If not i will have to drain the tank or pull it out. All hoses are fine, looks like a clogged so...
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

So after finally getting the car running like its supposed to today, i think I'll stick with the autolite for now. On the highway doing 60 the AFR was about 13.5ish. I'm figuring one size down will put me about 14.5ish, does that sound right? Or would you think thats a 2 step down?
by StarDiero75
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Sealing Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: 2V Sealing Issues

So guys I actually fixed it today. I have this wonderful old timer neighbor now who seemed to solve my probs. Just by listening he was able to tell me exactly what was wrong. A valve was just a hair too tight not letting it seat and new hotter plugs. Went from 45s to 46s. The vacuum prob I did fix. ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Autolite 2100 to Holley 2300?

Howdy guys, I just moved into my new house and the neighbor is an awesome car guy. He ended up giving me a free Holley 2300 carb! I need to check to see if its the 350 or 500 but I'm interested in possibly putting it on the Ranchero. I know these holleys are 100% adjustable. I've been dealing with a...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Sealing Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 546

2V Sealing Issues

Howdy guys, Its been awhile but life as been busy as ever hence me not being on here much. But I'm finally being able to work on the Ranchero again and finding things the aren't right. I went to adjust my valves the other day since I had the slightly loose and got tired of the tapping, quarter turn ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Fuel pressure drops from 7# to 3# in 5 minutes of driving

I had a problem where the car would die after driving for about 5 mins from the sock getting mucked up. Changed the sending unit since it was old as heck and I've never had an issue since
by StarDiero75
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

DoctorC wrote:Hey thanks for the vid.
Nice setup!

Thanks man! She's real fun. Just trying to get the carb dialed in right still. She likes to run gassy
by StarDiero75
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Exhaust note change - stock to headers
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Exhaust note change - stock to headers

I like my duals. Its definitely growling at idle and up till about 3000rpm. After, it starts to sound like an angry trumpet, especially when you floor it haha. I have the flowmaster 40s. Here's a link on youtube for mine but i also went to a mild schneider street cam and did the 2bbl conversion to t...
by StarDiero75
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 43
Views: 4888

Re: Best 2100 size to use

I had pictures. The custom adapter plate I made for my 2V had 4 mounting holes. They're kinda collinear with the straight parts of the slot. Maybe lightly in. I used allen cap screws and started with 3/4" aluminum block.
by StarDiero75
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Best 2100 size to use
Replies: 43
Views: 4888

Re: Best 2100 size to use

Howdy guys, Looks like someone brought this back from the dead. So my VI adapter did not work well when I had it. After I did the 2V conversion to my head that same carb still ran like trash. The adapter might have been fine after all. I use a 1.08 now but its a different one. Runs pretty well. It d...
by StarDiero75
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: PILOT BEARING CRANK OR FLYWHEEL
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: PILOT BEARING CRANK OR FLYWHEEL

blaze65 wrote:Should have asked. Can I pull the bearing without removing the flywheel ?

Bill

Yes you can.

Is that the 85 SVO WC T5? Thats what I got in mine with the 4.03 1st and .81 5th. I'm now swapping the rear gear to 3 25, the 2.8 is still a dog with the T5
by StarDiero75
Thu May 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Another muffler question
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Another muffler question

You could also just have the muffler moved back if you like the stock one. Like move it before the rear end. Mine are in front of the rear, lot of room by the tank
by StarDiero75
Wed May 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system. How was getting it all tuned up and dialed in? Did you have any issues? How'd you fix them? These are the things that I've learned, mostly from experience ('cause...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 12, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Re: Running Lean on Turns

I might try the clothes pin trick, i have heard of that. Many people I've talked to call it a hoaks lol. I no longer have access to the shop sadly. Another issue that I have is that I cannot switch the side the carb comes in on. The accel pump hits the valve cover i believe. But i can triple check. ...
by StarDiero75
Tue May 12, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Re: Running Lean on Turns

So after a long drive today, i noticed it actually didn't change anything. It still runs pretty lean on turns and runs lean on compression braking. I guess it gets worse with heat or whatever. I used some toilet paper rolls cut and put over part of the fuel line going into the carb. I believe it hel...
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

jamyers wrote:I've got almost a year experience with the Holley Sniper on a stock Chevy 350, glad to answer any questions you've got about the system.

How was getting it all tuned up and dialed in? Did you have any issues? How'd you fix them?
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Excellent. This is what I've wanted to know. Thank you guys. I'll be looking into the Holley Sniper and Fitech. I know gus here has experience with the Fitech, does anyone have any with the Sniper? I was originally looking at the Sniper and was curious about how to pick which one? Thanks, Ryan http...
by StarDiero75
Mon May 11, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Ok guys i messed with the float today and it sesms to have gotten a little better. i raised it and its not quite as bad, still does, but not as bad. Its now pointed slightly upwards instead of pretty level with the top of the bowl. Also, it seemed to fix my issue of staying lean from compression bra...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Re: Running Lean on Turns

Yes and you are likely making quite a bit more power now over that little Weber carb! The fuel pressure gauge though not absolutely nessisary is a valuable tuning aide that will quickly let you see if the fuel pressure starts dropping when it's happening in real time, a pressure drop would also equ...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Re: Running Lean on Turns

:hmmm: This sounds like a fuel delivery problem, you need to mount a temporary fuel pressure gauge so that you can see what's happening during your turns and braking. The cause maybe in the fuel tank pick up, to small of a fuel line, not enough fuel volume, venting, fuel cap, or the fuel pump. If a...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Running Lean on Turns
Replies: 23
Views: 1263

Running Lean on Turns

Howdy guys, So since I've installed the Autolite 2100 on the Ranchero I've had issues of it running lean on left turns. The left turn can be a sweeping bank on the highway, or a roundabout, or any left turn, especially hard ones. When i do the opposite, turn right, it richens. By lean out, i mean de...
by StarDiero75
Sun May 10, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Excellent. This is what I've wanted to know. Thank you guys. I'll be looking into the Holley Sniper and Fitech. I know gus here has experience with the Fitech, does anyone have any with the Sniper? I was originally looking at the Sniper and was curious about how to pick which one?

Thanks,
Ryan
by StarDiero75
Fri May 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Do it a step at a time. Get the EFI working then worry about timing control. Timing control can be done w/ both HEI and DSII for sure. They're both magnetic pickup distributors, and while not *recommended seem to work fine when implemented properly. That's what I'm going to do. One step at a time. ...
by StarDiero75
Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: EFI TBI Questions

Howdy guys, I got a couple of questions here. Currently i have an Autolite 2100 on my 200 and I'd really like to go to one of the self learning TBI's like the Holley Sniper 2bbl or the 39001 Fitech 2bbl. Being that i have a DUI which is an HEI, I've been told it produces a dirty signal so this is n...
by StarDiero75
Thu May 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI TBI Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

EFI TBI Questions

Howdy guys, I got a couple of questions here. Currently i have an Autolite 2100 on my 200 and I'd really like to go to one of the self learning TBI's like the Holley Sniper 2bbl or the 39001 Fitech 2bbl. Being that i have a DUI which is an HEI, I've been told it produces a dirty signal so this is no...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Gear Decisions
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Rear Gear Decisions

Alright guys, i was kinda leaning towards the 3.25 after talking with you all and realizing that first gear would become almost useless. I went ahead and ordered an 8 inch center from Quick Performance. Here's the build: 8 inch center Posi LSD 28 spline New Nodular Iron Billet yoke Aluminum alloy be...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rear Gear Decisions
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Rear Gear Decisions

Howdy guys, So I'm trying to decide on gear ratios for my car. I was originally solid on 3.25 b/c i thought 3.55 were too low. Well, i just found out they make 3.40 gears and that has my interests peaked. So i would like your alls input on what would you do, 3.25 or 3.40? What I have: •2V 1980 head,...
by StarDiero75
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: I’m back! And so are the 144 issues (kind of)
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: I’m back! And so are the 144 issues (kind of)

If it wants to sputter from a stop, I'd check your accelerator pump on the carb. The blow by sucks man, if its seals you're gonna have to yank the head. My recommendation is to find another BETTER head, and rebuild that, then make it a day doing a head swap. Otherwise you'll jusg keep blowing out bl...
by StarDiero75
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Budget Rebuild / Rehab
Replies: 67
Views: 6887

Re: Budget Rebuild / Rehab

One thing to note, econoline mentioned this to me on my thread, a PCV will accentuate a vacuum leak. If you already have one, that makes it worse. On my car I had something similar to where when the PCV is hooked up, then the car idles rough. I finally found my vacuum leak and I'll be fixing that to...
by StarDiero75
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 performance
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Re: Ford 200 performance

$1000.00 you will be lucky to get 100HP. Big cam, and a late model head to immediately slap on. Thats the best hope for $1000. All together for my build: $150 for the E0 head Free for 2V mod $150 for valves $45 for 302 springs $650 for head rebuild $300 DUI Dizzy $50 for Aurolite 2100 1.08 $50 for ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ford 200 performance
Replies: 19
Views: 2322

Re: Ford 200 performance

$1000.00 you will be lucky to get 100HP. Big cam, and a late model head to immediately slap on. Thats the best hope for $1000. All together for my build: $150 for the E0 head Free for 2V mod $150 for valves $45 for 302 springs $650 for head rebuild $300 DUI Dizzy $50 for Aurolite 2100 1.08 $50 for ...
by StarDiero75
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: carb heat shield: 200 Project

"...thin sheet next time im in lowes..." not much of a consumer. That place is near here (acc from Home Depot). What paint will you use? Have U actually seen the sheets there? :?: Thnx! Stay Safe'n Sane I'll probably use a rustoleum black. Maybe high heat just in case but normal should be...
by StarDiero75
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?
Replies: 90
Views: 10661

Re: Are jet sizes proportional to engine size?

I have read this thread more times than I can count. It has a bunch of information that is applicable to me and my current build, and covers a variety of topics: Weber 32/36 (Holley 5200) jetting/tuning, Tuning with wideband O2 sensor, timing curve (an HEI was what the OP was using), and Spark plug...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: My 200 Project

Also, i did find a vacuum leak. Back part of the EGR block off. I ripped the hole for the bolt on the outside part and figured it wouldn't matter, i guess so. I'll be fixing that tomorrow. I thought i had hit that area with starter fluid but i guess not. Its very small but its big enough to react a ...
by StarDiero75
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: sourcin a heat shield

find a good heat shield off something at picnpul that possibility disappeared yrs ago. Here a junk yard is not that anymore. It is like an open air library or wearhouse. Everything stacked sorted organized catalogued & ina puter. The rows'n isles have #s/ltrs scrawled on end posts (like rd sign...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: My 200 Project

My advice is stay 2.83 axle till you know the 17 inch wheels are a functional thing...its hard to fit 17s on Cheros due to geometery and rear axle to gaurd clearance, so its just another unknown. Tune the air fuel with a wide band header bung, and fit a heat shield under the carb and get the EGR ho...
by StarDiero75
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: My 200 Project

By the way, i got the exhaust put on, and man, does it sound mean. 2" with an H pipe and flowmaster 40s. Did you take it to a shop for a custom job or did you purchase a kit? -Shawn I had it custom made at a shop. He modified the down pipes the VI headers came with and installed the O2 sensor ...
by StarDiero75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: My 200 Project

Thanks guys! I think it sounds amazing!! I love it so much. It drives like a bat outta heck and sounds like one too. I love the rumble.
by StarDiero75
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My 200 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: My 200 Project

You might consider a 3.5:1. It comes down to highway vs town. You have a bit of overdrive in 5th. What are you turning @ 60-65 now in 5th? What diameter wheel, 25.5"? @ 2.8 you're definitely at the economy end of the spectrum bordering on lugging in 5th unless you have really small tires. With...

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