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perf-list Digest Fri, 07 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 040

In This Issue:
Re: Retractable Bed Covers
Re: header question
302 Timing
Re: 302 Timing
Re: 302 Timing
Re: 302 Timing
Re: 302 Timing

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Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 01:57:04 -0700
Subject: Re: Retractable Bed Covers
From: Dave Santo home.com>

On 4/5/2000 8:34 AM, Steve Randa wrote:

> Has anyone installed one of these. Between "Roll-N-Lock" and
> "Pace-Edwards", which one comes better recommeded. Is there another I
> should look into. And last...does anyone manufacturer of a flush stake
> pocket cover that isn't plastic. Bell-tech makes aluminum ones but
> doesn't offer them for Fords.
>
> Steve Randa

I installed a PE one a few months ago. I also put a bed-rug in the bed.
Everything seems to work fine. Two problems with the install. The front
canister cover came up about 1/2 inch shorter than it should have and that
left a gap just inside the front panel of the bed. Rain would have poured in
there if not corrected. I had to go to the local auto-parts store and buy
some weather-striping. I found the perfect type. Shaped like an "omega"
character. Looks kind-of like:

_()_

This worked. PE does supply a section of closed-cell foam, but, it's
basically worthless unless your bed is the "perfect" size. Second problem
was that after install, the "flaps" of the canister, the aluminum part that
sits on top of the sides of the bed, slightly covers up the front
stake-pocket holes. If you're going to put anything in the front pockets, DO
IT FIRST! Other than these minor glitches, it works perfectly. During heavy
rains, I've not had any appreciable flooding occur in the bed. I did call PE
about the vertical "flapping" of the rear-top of the roll-top cover, near
the tailgate, that occurs while driving at higher speeds. PE said it won't
hurt a thing.

dhs


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Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 05:50:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: header question

Check out Sacramento Vintage Ford. I'm pretty
positive they have a header that will work with the
Torsion Bar front suspension. It may be for a small
block Ford though, my memory isn't so clear on that
one.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
289 Pinto

--- Kurt Stokke olypen.com> wrote:
> I have a '55 F100 with a 318c.i., 360heads, Le Baron
> torsion bar
> suspension, AT. I want to replace the exhaust
> manifold with block
> hugger headers, but haven't found a manufacturer
> that can tell me if
> theirs will fit the space between steering box &
> starter. Anybody have
> experience with this?
>
> Kurt Stokke
> Port Angeles, Wa.
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From: "Vierra, William BGI SF" barclaysglobal.com>
Subject: 302 Timing
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 08:40:33 -0700

To answer the questions asked. The distributor I am certain is in correctly
and not 180 degrees off. Also the harmonic balancer is the original to the
engine and is installed correctly. The motor starts and runs fine it revs
fine in the driveway. The problem occurs when driving. It really doesn't
back fire it pops and acceleration hesitant and slow.

Thanks.

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 18:08:26 GMT
Subject: Re: 302 Timing



>To answer the questions asked. The distributor I am certain is in correctly

>and not 180 degrees off. Also the harmonic balancer is the original to the

>engine and is installed correctly. The motor starts and runs fine it revs

>fine in the driveway. The problem occurs when driving. It really doesn't

>back fire it pops and acceleration hesitant and slow.

What about the timing chain? Did you put it in yourself and make sure the marks
are all lined up ?

I would double check everything and try bumping the timing up, the problems
you're having sound like its just really retarded (the timing, not the truck),
bump it to the opposite side of 0 and see what happens (after top dead center
is just not going to make any power, like pedaling a bike too fast and your
feet can't keep up with the speed the pedals need ... ouchie!)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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From: "Bad Brian" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 302 Timing
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 17:51:54 PDT



> >To answer the questions asked. The distributor I am certain is in
>correctly
>
> >and not 180 degrees off. Also the harmonic balancer is the original to
>the
>
> >engine and is installed correctly. The motor starts and runs fine it
>revs
>
> >fine in the driveway. The problem occurs when driving. It really
>doesn't
>
> >back fire it pops and acceleration hesitant and slow.
>
>



I am having the same problem with my truck. but it does great until about
10 secs down the road. I am looking at low fuel flow. 2.5-4 PSI backup
pump until my 6 psi Carter gets back from warranty repair. the timing is
close and the carb is somewhat right. I have only had it running about an
hour. So I will find it.
But to answer. I would definitely look at the timing in your case. just
try setting it anywhere. There are always possibilities of wrong timing
marker, different balancer, etc. start like wish said around 0 before and
after and go about 2 degrees each test.


By the way guys, The Bronco II is running. Just a day or two off and it
done. It takes off like afterburners mounted in back. But the neighbors
will get tired of it quick with open headers in my subdivision. Been here
20 years. I think i have earned the noise right for a day. A special
thanks to Dan Wentz for getting me a part badly needed for an excellent
price. It worked great. At least one thing went right for this project
first time. :)I'll have more pics and news on my site in the coming weeks.


thanks for a great list guys.

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From: "James Steele" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 302 Timing
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 19:51:57 CDT


The motor starts and runs fine it revs
>fine in the driveway. The problem occurs when driving. It really doesn't
>back fire it pops and acceleration hesitant and slow.

Now that sounds like an advance problem. If I remember from the previous
post, you are using a '71 distributor? Check the centrifugal advance
(weights and springs) and the vacuum advance (Is it connected to the correct
vacuum port? Is the diaphragm ruptured?) If these are not operating
correctly, you can fiddle with the initial advance until Clinton resigns and
you still won't have the proper advance at cruising speeds.
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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: 302 Timing
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 05:23:09 -0700


>
>
>
>
> >To answer the questions asked. The distributor I am certain
> is in correctly
>
> >and not 180 degrees off. Also the harmonic balancer is the
> original to the
>
> >engine and is installed correctly. The motor starts and
> runs fine it revs
>
> >fine in the driveway. The problem occurs when driving. It
> really doesn't
>
> >back fire it pops and acceleration hesitant and slow.
>
> What about the timing chain? Did you put it in yourself and
> make sure the marks
> are all lined up ?
>
> I would double check everything and try bumping the timing
> up, the problems
> you're having sound like its just really retarded (the
> timing, not the truck),
> bump it to the opposite side of 0 and see what happens (after
> top dead center
> is just not going to make any power, like pedaling a bike too
> fast and your
> feet can't keep up with the speed the pedals need ... ouchie!)
>
> Just my $.02
> wish
>


Also it is mentioned above that the balancer is original to the engine. It
is not unheard of for the outter ring of the balancer (the part with timing
marks) to slip on the rubber elastomer ring relative to the center hub. I
would check the current timing and note it on paper. Then try advancing the
timing until the engine knocks under load/acceleration. Then back the
timing up a couple of degrees to prevent the detonation.

Tom H.

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