80-96-list-digest Tuesday, June 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 196



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:Brake Fluid change
Re: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold
FTE 80-96 - C-6 tranny solution
RE: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Performance?
FTE 80-96 - 300I-6 Performance

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 20:46:26 -0400
From: "Eric"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:Brake Fluid change

> Eric Said :
>
>> changed the brake fluid in my '94 Splash last weekend for the first time
>> .... made a tremendous difference in the pedal .... before it would grab
>> all
>> at once after the pedal was pressed quite a ways, now it's much smoother
>> and
>> more progressive.


> Walt said :
>
> Eric, did you do it yourself? If so how? Is it good enough to just
>suck out most of the fluid in the reservoir periodically and top off with
>fresh? Anyone out there know? I know this is probably not the recommended
>procedure but wouldn't it help anyway and be fairly easy to do?
>Thanks

Walt, yes, I did it myself (first time - other than helping a buddy with his
Bronco II) ... pretty much followed the Chilton's manual ... friend of mine
gave me a small hand operated vaccum pump (similar to a spray bottle
mechanism - purchased at Parts America) to pull through the system in
addition to having a friend pump up the brake pedal (in sequence - pumped
with pedal as much as we could then used vaccum pump to pull remaining fluid
through) .... this pump also came in handy when bleeding the air out of the
system ... not sure why, but it seemed to pull the air out with less brake
fluid than using the pedal.






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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 20:06:24 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold

Hey Guys the clifford intake has one large opening, you have to also buy a
adapter plate for a 2 barrel or a adapter plate for a 4 barrel.
And make sure you get the water heated intake!!!
Your also looking at $500.00 for the intake and header!
$200.00 for a edelbrock 500 CFM carb.
Geno

Mike Johnson wrote:

> >Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 8:04:32 -0800
> >From: callah S5.hninc.com
> >Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold
> >
> >I might want to put exhaust headers on my '81 F-150 Custom >4x4 with
> the 300cid I-6 engine. If I do this how will it >affect the intake
> manifold. The stock setup is a bolted >together "combo" intake/exhaust
> header. Will I need to >replace the intake manifold at the same time.
> If I do need to >replace is one available for a two bbl carburetor.
> >
> >Gary Callahan
> >'81 F-150 Custom 4x4
>
> I don't think you need to replace the intake manifold if you put on a
> header. The exhaust manifold is just bolted to the bottom of the intake.
> That is if you can get the two apart. When I tried to take mine apart
> the bolts twisted right off. So I went with the 4 bbl/header setup. Mine
> is an '86, so yours is probably pretty well rusted together also. I have
> never seen a 2 bbl intake for the I-6, Just a 4 bbl. Hope this helps.
>
> Mike
>
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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 17:28:36 -0800
From: "pat daniels"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - C-6 tranny solution

Thanks to the readers who responded to my tranny problem. Turns out it was
a bad u-joint. I mean real bad, broken cup and toasted needle bearings.
No more clunk, go figure.....

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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 16:47 -0600
From: "Chad D. Cassetty"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Performance?

WARNING: Plug for our company follows ;-)

Seriously, one of the major gains in performance that I found was in the
ignition. Now, mine is EFI, also. I used our HP Annihilator ignition
and one of our LaserShot Strip coils. I didn't think to do any track
time comparisons, but the seat of the pants feeling is much better.
This, combined with a K&N FIPK, I was very pleased. With these changes,
plus dropping the truck 4/6, my 60-foot times at the track are .001
slower than a 94 corvette. Of course, after the 60, he leaves me in the
dust! I can't remember the exact time, but I do remember that reference.

Chad Cassetty, CNA/CNE
Network Administrator
Holley Performance Products
P.O. Box 10360
1801 Russellville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42102-7360

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-----Original Message-----
From: D Robertson [SMTP:80-96-list ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Tuesday 3:39 PM
To: 80-96-list
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Performance?


Mike:
>is an '86, so yours is probably pretty well rusted together also.
Just a 4 bbl. Hope this helps.
>
I also have an 86 w/ 4.9L , I was wondering about a couple of things. How
did you handle the O2 sensor and the feedback carb stuff? Do you have to
deal with emmissions inspections. What size 4 bbl did you use ? I just
ordered a brand new 1 bbl carb for mine , The carb from the dealer was
$
500 (I'm getting from a mechanic for $350 still big $$) I also was
thinking
of using a exhaust manifold from a later model 4.9 L , they look like
real
a header and have a hole for the 02 sensor. I could not figure how to
hook
up the computer control with the 4bbl set up. I really enjoy hearing
about
big six performance . I'm sure someone out there has put a turbo on of
these.

Dave
86 F-150 , 4.9L ,140K miles, 2wd


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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 21:14:55 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300I-6 Performance

Took the head off my 300-6 make sure the vales were in good shape,
The head was in need of some attention!!!!!!! Looks like I will drop
about $600.00 to $700.00 to get it healthy.New vale guides, port and
polish
and mill it about 50,000ths , roller rockers, Iam also installing a comp
cam kit!
4 barrel and headers. And a new distributor!!!! It has cost me right at
$2300.00
for all of this. So as sone as i get my head back I can get it
together.WHIPPHEE
I think I should get somewhere around a 125 HP or better I hope!!
I work at a Ford assembely plant in chicago, the parking lot is full of
ford trucks Can't waite to run a few V8s with my 6 cylinder!!
GENO



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