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by bubba22349
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rich and Stumbling
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Rich and Stumbling

How did you check the floats condistion? Did you check the wet fuel level? How did you check for vacuum leaks? With the vacuum gauge hooked up ideling in gear (D) what dose the gauge needle do? What power valve rating are you running? I wouldn't be concerned with changing the jets yet until you get ...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, to make my Ford run, I need Chevy parts....so
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: So, to make my Ford run, I need Chevy parts....so

I defer to your extraordinary accumulation of knowledge of these facts. I also lay claim to journalistic impudence. And the reference is to those very components you mention. Its easier ,and likely of lesser cost to install GM spec components. Even so the joke remains intact, to make my ford go zoo...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

Hi all, Sorry for the delayed response. I brought the block and crank to a local machine shop this weekend for initial inspection and rework and decided to throw the rocker arm assembly in just to see if the machinist had any interesting ideas. He agreed that the "pedestals and rocker arms oug...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: timing
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: timing

Below are all the basic tune up settings for a 1954 Ford 223 Six and the order of doing a tune up that I have used for decades for the quickest route to a great tune up. Base timing is 3 degrees BTDC and idel RPM is 450 to 475 depending on the trans you have. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: These are the ...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

Thank you Darrell, yes it sure seems like things are happening fairly quickly now, had a chest XRay and Scan on Wednesday afternoon, a Lab & Cov-19 test yesterday afternoon. Another lab set for Tuesday morning, EKG will need to be sometime soon too, will be going in early on Friday morning for t...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect

I cleaned the connections on the solenoid and the battery. Still some roughness yet at idle, but the hesitation upon acceleration is gone. I didn't drive it a whole lot, maybe 3 miles at best. Will be taking a long road trip tomorrow, that should give things plenty of time to re set :beer: Congrats...
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

I've got just about everything taken apart on my 250, but the rocker arm assembly is giving me some trouble. I've had the entire thing submerged in parts cleaning solvent (basically kerosene) for several weeks and I periodically try to move the arms and pedestals to take it apart. So far, I've only...
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54658

Re: My Budget 250 build

:beer: Comgrats Mike great job getting the rocker arm lash set, that's really a good smooth idle now and it's sure hitting on all six cylinders and It's so much quieter now! Little by little it's coming right along, yes I can hear now how the exhaust is rubbing :bang: and one of the next things to f...
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

The stock Ford adjustable rockers are all 1.5 Ratio and the 1.6 Ratio are custom made by modding the 1.5 rockers. Without seeing what you have I can’t say with any certainty, but at least you have adjustable‘s with the min. of 1.5’s . :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro:
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Intro:

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Stan, :beer: sounds like a really nice truck Congrats on being able to keep it all through the years. Glad you decided to join our group. Best of luck on your upgrades. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: Rocker Arm Assembly - Tips on Disassembly?

Like most of the stock 170, 200's and 250's six'es your 1970's part number rocker arms are the non ajustable type and 1.5 to 1 ratio as those made from 1966 to 1983. The early engines are the only ones that came stock with adjustable rocker arms in 1.5 to 1 ratio installed from 1960 to about 1965 on...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 205

Re: Broken thrust plate...?

The original 144 and 170 cams were made from a different cam core blank I don't remember if the cam had the spacer built into the cam blank but I doubt it, eventually they were only using the newer second gen cam core blanks. With the introduction of the 200 six'es and their having a longer stroke t...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54658

Re: My Budget 250 build

Yes It's much harder to adjust these six's while the engine is running since the adjuster is right over the push Rod like on the Y Block V8's so there's lots of adjuster movement but it's possible if the idle RPM is low enough. My preference is to always adjust valve lash while the engine is running...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: New from Texas

Welcome to the Ford Six forums, your in the right place to find all the info and help over in the Big Ford Six forum. Best of luck on your 1965 F100. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 373
Views: 54658

Re: My Budget 250 build

HI Mike sounds like your droping a cylinder to me. I didn't notice that you had a vacuum gauge on your dash if you do what dose its readings look like? The engine seems to also have a very slight shaking at idle too. Another way you could test this is to loosen up the plug wires and use a spark plug...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 170 flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: 170 flywheel

The only flywheel that you can use on your 170 needs to be one of the Ford (8 1/2 inch clutch) stepped flywheels (also known by the nick name dog dish). Note that this same size 8 1/2 inch clutch flywheel were also used on all these Ford Six engines the 1960 to 1964 144 cu. in. six's, 1961 to 1966 1...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Broken thrust plate...?
Replies: 16
Views: 205

Re: Broken thrust plate...

X3 yes this is a common problem when the cam spacer ring gets left off during a camshaft replacement. In the first link below you can see what it looks like if the spacer ring is missing. In the second post you can see how the ring needs installed, there are many other posts describing these engine ...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

HI Darrell, I haven't been feeling very good for awhile now, 2 years ago started noticeing my energy level, strength, and health were changing. Told my Doctor at the V.A. about it but nothing was done at that time a year later I ended up in the ER. In December they sent me to a local cardiologist to...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy with a '74 Bronco
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: New guy with a '74 Bronco

Welcome to the Ford Six forums Brent, :beer: congrats x2 yes it sounds like you found a realy nice orginal 1974 Bronco there sure aren't very many left that haven't been cut up, moded, severely abused or that don't need a full on restoration. X3 I am quite a big fan of the DuraSparkII ignistion syst...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: How can I determine what the original ford color my Falcon Futura convertable was? is it on the VIN or door panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: How can I determine what the original ford color my Falcon Futura convertable was? is it on the VIN or door panel?

X2 the Vin Tag or its sometimes labeled as a Warranty Tag it will be revetted to the drivers side door or on the door jamb and it will have the info you need. Look for the color number this can then be decoded to get you the original factory color let us know if you need help with decoding that numb...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect

Yes there you go this is what I was talking about in my above post! Everyone of those wire terminals ends in your picture are a little bit dark with corrosion some even more so and they will all need a good cleaning to deliver the proper voltage as well as being able to get a full charge going back ...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Which Year of the block
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Which Year of the block

X2 yes you can learn a lot from the Design Numbers, those design numbers will decode as fallows C6AE-6015-D 6E4 C = The Decade part was made in this case 1960 A = This is the car line the part was designed for i.e. In this case it was for the big Ford Cars like the Custom, Galxie etc. because of thi...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect

Ok usally it won't take that many miles to re learn again, also from your description of how it's running in my OPIN it's likely electrical. So now you can start by checking out and cleaning the engine wiring connections, and that the grounds are clean and all snugly fitting starting at the battery ...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: '65 convertible project
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: '65 convertible project

Welcome to the Ford Six forums wakjob, yes working on cars you need to be careful and use proper saftey equipment even then things can happen. Best of luck :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just bought a 66 Mustang with a Frankenstein motor
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Just bought a 66 Mustang with a Frankenstein motor

Welcome to the Ford Six forums 66Frankenstaine, sounds like you have some good parts to work with on your Mustang except maybe the last two items and possibly the carb too. Which carb do you have now? Though those parts are ok for a stock restoration it will depend on the planed use for with the Mus...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: 1990 300 rough idle when cold~ after battery disconnect

On the EFI engines (computer controlled) when ever the battery is diconected the computer losses its stored optimized tuning memory. The computer reverts back to its factory stored base timing and fuel maps until it can relearn again, should only take a short time of driving your truck around for it...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1995 EFI 300 Stock Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: 1995 EFI 300 Stock Rebuild

You have a good plan, in my OPIN the bearing condistion isn't all that bad for the amount of miles on the engine. This is why I am thinking you maybe can get by with just Micro Polishing the crank throws, of coruse you can't know for sure until your engine shop measures everything. You can also stil...
by bubba22349
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 1995 EFI 300 Stock Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: 1995 EFI 300 Stock Rebuild

Your engine block looks to still be in very good condition. You didn't say what your budget is for your rebuild but since the condistion of your engine is so good and you use the truck as a secondary vechical, I am going to recommend a lower cost build or freshening up. Don't see the pistons though ...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

Ok Darrell, yes I can take some pictures of the Holley carb and post them up in the next couple days. :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: Holley Part Number 0-1856-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Holley Part Number 0-1856-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

Ok Darrell, sure I will post some pictures as soon as I am able. :nod:
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1980's Factory Ford 200 Holley 1V Carb
Replies: 0
Views: 28

1980's Factory Ford 200 Holley 1V Carb

Due to mounting Heath issues have recently come to the realization that I probally won't be physically able to work on car projects much longer, so will be selling off all my remaining Auto Motive related Parts Tools and Equipment so my wife and daughters won't have to deal with all of it. If you ar...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: 1964 1/2 to 1966 Ford Mustang 2.77 3 Speed Transmission
Replies: 0
Views: 28

1964 1/2 to 1966 Ford Mustang 2.77 3 Speed Transmission

Due to mounting Heath issues have recently come to the realization that I probally won't be physically able to work on car projects much longer, so will be selling off all my remaining Auto Motive related Parts Tools and Equipment so my wife and daughters won't have to deal with all of it. If you ar...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Small Six
Topic: Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Holley Part # 0-1865-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

Due to mounting Heath issues have recently come to the realization that I probally won't be physically able to work on car projects much longer, so will be selling off all my remaining Auto Motive related Parts Tools and Equipment so my wife and daughters won't have to deal with all of it. If you ar...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: Holley Part Number 0-1856-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Holley Part Number 0-1856-1 Model 4160 465 CFM 4V Carb

Due to mounting Heath issues have recently come to the realization that I probally won't be physically able to work on car projects much longer, so will be selling off all my remaining Auto Motive related Parts, Tools, and Equipment so my wife and daughters won't have to deal with all of it. If you ...
by bubba22349
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade - Big Six
Topic: For Sale Used Set of Aluminum Super Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 41

For Sale Used Set of Aluminum Super Rods

Due to mounting Heath issues have recently come to the realization that I probally won't be physically able to work on car projects much longer, so will be selling off all my remaining Auto Motive related Parts, Tools, and Equipment so my wife and daughters won't have to deal with all of it. If you ...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Air/Fuel Flow Direction
Replies: 24
Views: 419

Re: Air/Fuel Flow Direction

You don't need a spitter in manifold unless you are trying to change its 360 degree design into a 180 degree like "Blarsville Ed did. He did say it worked good for him in my opin this would be excellent for your stated use. If you go the 180 degree type then you will also need to turn the carb ...
by bubba22349
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Another Rookie

Welcome to the Ford Six site Mike, wow that's really a nice and clean 1973 Mustang and last of the 3rd Gen Mustangs. Good luck on the rebuild the 250 its my favorite of the small six'es because they have lots of torque. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: n00b here
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: n00b here

That forum is for EFI fuel injection and Mega Squirt only, generally the people that convert to carb's from EFI only use the big six engine forum. There is also some of the basic tech on repairing and trouble shooting the stock EFI systems mixed into the big six forum too, if you use the sites searc...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized

The politics of dealing with the CCP aside, I don't understand why ANY company would want to deal with China. Intellectual theft, corruption, backstabbing, etc. Yes theft of intellectual property has been happening here for severial decades even to theft of I. P. from companies that didn't have any...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Steve Seleen's China Car Company Joint Venture Gets Natioalized

Steve Seleen Famous for building and racing Fox chassis Mustangs and much more, had a short lived (1 year old) joint venture with the Chinese city of Rugao to build new cars for their market as well as others. He had all his intellectual property as well as investors funds stolen supposedly due in ...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt 300, running very hot
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Rebuilt 300, running very hot

Yes it might matter on the age of the radator hoses and if they are bad especially on the lower one. If the hose feels real soft, or spongey, or it doesn't have an internal spring inside, the hose can then collapse and the water pump can't draw the coolent back into the engine which will cause over ...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Rebuilt 300, running very hot
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Rebuilt 300, running very hot

I would start at the radator and do a pressure test of the cooling system along with the radator cap. From your description it sounds like your radator might be the cause. Was it cleaned or Roded out? What are the condistion of the fins? Was the water pump changed during the rebuild and the radator ...
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Ford Six
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: New to Ford Six

Welcome to the Ford Six site rafamis, your in the right place for help and advise for your 1981 F100. Good luck on the restoration. :thumbup: :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: n00b here
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: n00b here

I see that I was to slow in typing up the completed post above and needed to edit some, sorry about that. As for potobucket they went from free to post to a monthly fee :bang: to have your pictures hosted. :nod:
by bubba22349
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: n00b here
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: n00b here

Welcome to the forum CanarBear, :beer: congrats on getting the 1989 F150 they are great trucks I had a 94 F150 short bed with the 4.9 and 5 speed, I still miss it. You will find some of the things that you want concerning the engine mod's in the big Ford Six engine forum located here. https://fordsi...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?

Your welcome, in the first link shows what the clip looks like and for those that may have this same problem. The part was also used on the 1949 to 1953 Flathead V8's too it's a real easy fix. https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/fordpart.php?number=0BA-12213 And in the second link shows a picture of a 2...
by bubba22349
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?

:beer: Good job yes the 1964 223 is going to be the easiest one to do the 240 / 300 distribitor swap except for changing the drive gear it's a drop in. All the other years of 223's can also use the big six distributors you just need to eigther change to the 1964 oil pump or make an adapter from the ...
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?

Yes getting the advance systems working right can take some time and work but the effort will be worth it when acomlished. Shouldn't be all that hard to get the stock 223 rotor, looks like this one right? https://www.carid.com/1964-ford-f-100-ignition-parts/wve-ignition-distributor-rotor-2260121626....
by bubba22349
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: HEI delco for 223? Can it be done?

The 240 / 300 Distribitors can fit in any 223 if you adapt the oil pump drive or change to the 1964 oil pump that has a 5/16 inch hex shaft and use the 223 drive gear. I haven't seen or heard of anyone using an HEI Distribitor in a 223 yet, but if it's a copy that's made for use in a 300 then it pro...

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