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Forum: 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco Yesterday, 05:26 PM
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Posted By AbandonedBronco
Basically the 80 - 91 tops are all the same and...

Basically the 80 - 91 tops are all the same and 92 - 96 tops are all the same.

The 80 - 91 tops have a pin in the body that lines up with a slot/hole in the shell.

The 92 - 96 tops have a pin...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By AbandonedBronco
There should be. If you want to double check,...

There should be. If you want to double check, remove your #1 spark plug (closest to the radiator).

Rotate the engine over by hand while looking down into the spark plug hole until you see the...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-22-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Hi Gunnerboy, The timing marks are on the...

Hi Gunnerboy,

The timing marks are on the front of the timing gear cover on the driver's side. Some have an extra set of marks on the passenger side, but it's on a plate that can be removed, so...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-22-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Here's some formulas for you: Speed =...

Here's some formulas for you:


Speed = (Tire Diameter * RPM) / (Transmission Gear Ratio * Final Drive * 336)

Transmission Gear Ratio = (RPM * Tire Diameter) / (Speed * Final Drive * 336)
...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-22-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Sounds good. Which Holley did you go with? ...

Sounds good. Which Holley did you go with?

And awesome you were able to get the manifold, I know they continually keep getting back ordered, so it's nice they have some in. I hope Offenhauser...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-20-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Make sure you didn't strip your distributor gear...

Make sure you didn't strip your distributor gear pin, or worse, shred your timing gears.

To check the distributor, pop the cap and see if you can rotate the rotor by hand. It will be spring...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-19-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By AbandonedBronco
How fascinating. When I was building my...

How fascinating.

When I was building my engine, I called around to a few cam companies and no one was able to make me a roller cam. They said they didn't have the deletes for it, since the engine...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-19-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By AbandonedBronco
My personal opinion on new vs. rebuilt. ...

My personal opinion on new vs. rebuilt.

With a rebuild, you definitely pay less, but sometimes the headaches that come with it just aren't worth it. I went through around 4 different carbs and...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-19-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Oh no worries, I just know how much of a stickler...

Oh no worries, I just know how much of a stickler he can be for people attributing his stuff to him, so when I thought he'd swiped mine, I was a little surprised. :-X18
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 29,123
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Oh definitely. I want to wait until I get the...

Oh definitely. I want to wait until I get the squeaking sound dealt with and the carb tuned in, but then yes. I'm really curious.
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-18-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 29,123
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Thank you, much appreciated. I'll keep an eye...

Thank you, much appreciated. I'll keep an eye out for them, swap them in, and report back. These grooved rocker arm balls took about a week and a half before the squeaked, so I won't know right...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-18-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By AbandonedBronco
If you do go with a 600cfm Holley, go with the...

If you do go with a 600cfm Holley, go with the 1850. I had an 1850 and an 80457. They performed the same, but for some reason, my best with the 1850 was 19mpg but only 16 with the 80457. No idea...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-18-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Oh is that so? Steve83 stole that from me. I...

Oh is that so? Steve83 stole that from me. I took that picture with a camera out of my service manual and then added the numbers for clarity. Shame on him. :-X04

Either way, I've used that...
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-18-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 29,123
Posted By AbandonedBronco
A small update. I now have almost 600 miles on...

A small update. I now have almost 600 miles on the engine, so I did another compression test.

1 - 175
2 - 172
3 - 176
4 - 173
5 - 175
6 - 173
Forum: Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 05-17-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By AbandonedBronco
Do you know how fast you were going at the time? ...

Do you know how fast you were going at the time?

RPM = (Speed * Transmission Gear Ratio * Final Drive * 336) / Tire Diameter


I don't recall what your rear end gearing is or your tire...
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