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perf-list Digest Tue, 25 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 053

In This Issue:
Re: Fw: FW: Fw:
Re: Fw: FW: Fw: THIS IS NOT A JOKE! - Amanda
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: Uncle Jesse
C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
FE heads
Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse] & dukes
Re: [Uglying a dually
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: [Uglying a dually
Re: [Re: perf-list-digest V3 #8]
Re: Uncle Jesse
Re: [C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)]
Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse]
Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse] & dukes

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From: Sleddog epix.net>
Subject: Re: Fw: FW: Fw:
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 01:44:38 -0400

You're right, it isn't.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/culture/urbanlegends/library/weekly/aa112499.htm

Have some fun at this site though. It is far more educational than any email I have ever seen that is written in all caps, and unformatted.

Kevin

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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:18:45 -0400
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Subject: Re: Fw: FW: Fw: THIS IS NOT A JOKE! - Amanda

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 13:00:22 GMT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

>Oh yes they did! What was the Dukes main source of income? MOONSHINE
>RUNNING!!! I still love to get some of that stuff from an old buddy up in

>Tennessee. Mix one gal of that with 5 gals of premium, and WHOOHOO. Forget

>the 104+ booster. And mix it with a higher ratio of shine to gas, and you

>have yourself pure, natural race gas to rival the synthetically produced
>higher octanes we use at the track.
>

OKay, you guys gotta quit doing this to me ... you're tellin me that if I make
a still and actually start makin some moonshine I can up my octane in my gas
and maybe get my 390 the octane it needs to run full advance???

Stop that, 'cause I would also think I could make it undrinkable and not be
violating any laws .....

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 10:35:58 EDT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

In a message dated 4/25/00 10:01:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
wish ford-trucks.net writes:

<< OKay, you guys gotta quit doing this to me ... you're tellin me that if I
make
a still and actually start makin some moonshine I can up my octane in my gas
and maybe get my 390 the octane it needs to run full advance???

Stop that, 'cause I would also think I could make it undrinkable and not be
violating any laws .....

Just my $.02
wish >>

Wish,
Yep. You can. Good ol' ethanol. With the outrageous prices of gas these days,
it could make a comeback. Besides, if your gonna buy watered down gas anyway,
why not make the "water" pack a punch?
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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From: Greg Carter entrust.com>
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 10:42:51 -0400

Homebrew Gasoline Octane Boosters

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.vtr.org/maintain/gasoline-octane.html

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Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 10:36 AM
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Subject: [perf-list] Re: Uncle Jesse


Wish,
Yep. You can. Good ol' ethanol. With the outrageous prices of gas these
days,
it could make a comeback. Besides, if your gonna buy watered down gas
anyway,
why not make the "water" pack a punch?

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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 11:54:06 EDT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

In a message dated 4/25/00 7:38:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time, FLR150aol.com
writes:

<< Wish,
Yep. You can. Good ol' ethanol. With the outrageous prices of gas these
days,
it could make a comeback. Besides, if your gonna buy watered down gas
anyway,
why not make the "water" pack a punch >>

Im reminded of a Simpsons episode where Homer imagines life with an alcohol
fueled car. There he stands at the pump, one squeeze for the car, one
squeeze for himself. Now Im thinkin of a way to make the stuff, then just
put a tap on my gas tank for parties!

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 17:10:39 GMT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

>Yep. You can. Good ol' ethanol. With the outrageous prices of gas these days,

>it could make a comeback.

Uhm, it never left for very long in some places, we have 89 Octane ethanol from
the pump here for the same price as 87 Octane regular. Sometimes less depending
on subsidies and stuff. Brain cramp on my part there I guess, and I never really
needed the higher octane stuff much when my truck had a tired 360 in it ...


Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 20:25:33 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)



My friends,

I just drove about 1900 miles in three days in the beloved 78 bronco. I just
installed a tach and while playing around with it a little bit I noticed
there is about a 300 rpm difference between
full throttle and complete deceleration. 2200 rpm vs 2500 rpm 65 mph.
Let's say the transmission input shaft turns at 2300 rpm, that would make
a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is about 10%. That's quite
a bit of loss!

So I was wondering, is there a way of installing a locking torque
converter on my 351M / C6 combo without major mods to the tranny? Ideally
I would want a electric lock with a switch in the cab that I can toggle
myself, although I don't see how power could easily be transferred to the
converter. But perhaps there is a company out there that has a solution. Has
anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With about 26,000 miles
per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of gas. Even if
it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be a good thing to
do for the environment. Plus I have better use for my power than to heat
up my transmission :-)

Bas.



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From: "Brad DeFore" computerlogic.com>
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:33:50 -0400

Any out there that could verify if and what problems might develop and or
parts that would tend to deteriorate when using the mixtures as suggested at
this site. I have most of this stuff lying round the house already and
thought I'd mix up a batch. I'm wondering about the ox sensor and the other
"sensitive" things on it. Will they be adversely affected? Long term
problems?

Thanks Guys
Brad F150 "80" 5.8 4x4

Homebrew Gasoline Octane Boosters

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From: Sleddog epix.net>
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 15:02:04 -0400

Except the road taxes...
Kevin

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From: wish[SMTP:wishford-trucks.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 9:00 AM
To: perf-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [perf-list] Re: Uncle Jesse

Stop that, 'cause I would also think I could make it undrinkable and not be
violating any laws .....

Just my $.02
wish




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From: Sleddog epix.net>
Subject: Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 15:22:14 -0400

I don't know about the lockup converter, but many places sell converters
with less slippage. Companies that make custom converters for specialized
applications could help you out. The cost should fall between 300-500
bucks. My custom pulling converter ran close to $500.

Kevin

----------
From: Bas van der Veer[SMTP:yldds.nl]
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 4:25 PM
To: ed4off-road.com; perf-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [perf-list] C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)



My friends,

I just drove about 1900 miles in three days in the beloved 78 bronco. I
just
installed a tach and while playing around with it a little bit I noticed
there is about a 300 rpm difference between
full throttle and complete deceleration. 2200 rpm vs 2500 rpm 65 mph.
Let's say the transmission input shaft turns at 2300 rpm, that would make
a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is about 10%. That's quite
a bit of loss!

So I was wondering, is there a way of installing a locking torque
converter on my 351M / C6 combo without major mods to the tranny? Ideally
I would want a electric lock with a switch in the cab that I can toggle
myself, although I don't see how power could easily be transferred to the
converter. But perhaps there is a company out there that has a solution.
Has
anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With about 26,000 miles
per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of gas. Even if
it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be a good thing to
do for the environment. Plus I have better use for my power than to heat
up my transmission :-)

Bas.


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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 12:24:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)

10% isn't bad at all. I seem to remember a 20% loss
number being tossed around somewhere in school.

It's a fluid coupling, not a mechanical connection...

I don't know of anything for the C6 but there's always
the E4OD. It has a shifter mounted OD
engage/disengage.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.5187
289 Pinto

--- Bas van der Veer dds.nl> wrote:
>
>
> My friends,
>
> I just drove about 1900 miles in three days in the
> beloved 78 bronco. I just
> installed a tach and while playing around with it a
> little bit I noticed
> there is about a 300 rpm difference between
> full throttle and complete deceleration. 2200 rpm vs
> 2500 rpm 65 mph.
> Let's say the transmission input shaft turns at 2300
> rpm, that would make
> a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is
> about 10%. That's quite
> a bit of loss!
>
> So I was wondering, is there a way of installing a
> locking torque
> converter on my 351M / C6 combo without major mods
> to the tranny? Ideally
> I would want a electric lock with a switch in the
> cab that I can toggle
> myself, although I don't see how power could easily
> be transferred to the
> converter. But perhaps there is a company out there
> that has a solution. Has
> anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With
> about 26,000 miles
> per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of
> gas. Even if
> it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be
> a good thing to
> do for the environment. Plus I have better use for
> my power than to heat
> up my transmission :-)
>
> Bas.
>
>
>
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From: TracyJonesCinergy.com
Subject: FE heads
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 16:06:26 -0400

Hey All (FE gurus),
A guy gave me a set of C8AE-H heads with dual pattern exhaust
manifold bolts. Are these the basic 360/390 heads?

Thanks
Tracy


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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 00:40:22 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)



Can you tell me more about those? How much do they save? Are you happy
with yours, ie was it worth the money? For me, basically the less
slippage the better. Except of course that the motor still has to idle
decent. Is there any reliability issue?

Bas.


Op Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Sleddog schreef:

> I don't know about the lockup converter, but many places sell converters
> with less slippage. Companies that make custom converters for specialized
> applications could help you out. The cost should fall between 300-500
> bucks. My custom pulling converter ran close to $500.
>
> Kevin
>
> ----------
> From: Bas van der Veer[SMTP:yldds.nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 4:25 PM
> To: ed4off-road.com; perf-listford-trucks.com
> Subject: [perf-list] C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)
>
>
>
> My friends,
>
> I just drove about 1900 miles in three days in the beloved 78 bronco. I
> just
> installed a tach and while playing around with it a little bit I noticed
> there is about a 300 rpm difference between
> full throttle and complete deceleration. 2200 rpm vs 2500 rpm 65 mph.
> Let's say the transmission input shaft turns at 2300 rpm, that would make
> a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is about 10%. That's quite
> a bit of loss!
>
> So I was wondering, is there a way of installing a locking torque
> converter on my 351M / C6 combo without major mods to the tranny? Ideally
> I would want a electric lock with a switch in the cab that I can toggle
> myself, although I don't see how power could easily be transferred to the
> converter. But perhaps there is a company out there that has a solution.
> Has
> anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With about 26,000 miles
> per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of gas. Even if
> it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be a good thing to
> do for the environment. Plus I have better use for my power than to heat
> up my transmission :-)
>
> Bas.
>
>
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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 00:48:21 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: Re: C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)



I know it can be worse.. like my roommate who has a 63 thunderbird with
the cruise-o-matic --> 5 mpg.. and that car is a lot smaller than my 13
mpg bronco.

Did ford change the bolt pattern when they changed to the E4OD? Has
anyone here done the swap? I heard the trouble is that they are much
longer than the C6. But I never had a chance to take a close look at one.

A friend of mine swapped in an AOD-E in his '69 bronco. The swap worked
out real well but he did do a tremendous amount of custom work.

Frankly my plan was to keep this setup for as long as it works good, then
get a late model 460 with a E4OD or similar transmission. But since I
plan on keeping this setup in good working order for a long long time I
figured a new TC may be a good interim mod. I'll have to go and call some
tranny shops I suppose.

Bas.

Op Tue, 25 Apr 2000, shane san miguel schreef:

> 10% isn't bad at all. I seem to remember a 20% loss
> number being tossed around somewhere in school.
>
> It's a fluid coupling, not a mechanical connection...
>
> I don't know of anything for the C6 but there's always
> the E4OD. It has a shifter mounted OD
> engage/disengage.
>
> Shane
> 55 F100 5.0
> 15.5187
> 289 Pinto
>
> --- Bas van der Veer dds.nl> wrote:
> >
> >
> > My friends,
> >
> > I just drove about 1900 miles in three days in the
> > beloved 78 bronco. I just
> > installed a tach and while playing around with it a
> > little bit I noticed
> > there is about a 300 rpm difference between
> > full throttle and complete deceleration. 2200 rpm vs
> > 2500 rpm 65 mph.
> > Let's say the transmission input shaft turns at 2300
> > rpm, that would make
> > a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is
> > about 10%. That's quite
> > a bit of loss!
> >
> > So I was wondering, is there a way of installing a
> > locking torque
> > converter on my 351M / C6 combo without major mods
> > to the tranny? Ideally
> > I would want a electric lock with a switch in the
> > cab that I can toggle
> > myself, although I don't see how power could easily
> > be transferred to the
> > converter. But perhaps there is a company out there
> > that has a solution. Has
> > anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With
> > about 26,000 miles
> > per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of
> > gas. Even if
> > it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be
> > a good thing to
> > do for the environment. Plus I have better use for
> > my power than to heat
> > up my transmission :-)
> >
> > Bas.
> >
> >
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Date: 25 Apr 00 20:47:28 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse] & dukes

"wish" ford-trucks.net> wrote:

> I was surprised when they came back as re-runs a few years ago and I was
watching
> them again... yes I admit, I'm a Duke's fan even though I'd never do that
to
> my own personal car...most of the time.

Tried the 'dukes' Playstation game yet? good way to kill a evening or three.
:-)

>
>
> > Not like the dozens of other unmentionable cars they wasted.

My old 'Runner was like Daisy's.. I about cried during the episode it went
off the cliff!

> >Another fun Duke fact: When Bo was hypnotized into thinkin the General was
> a
> >POS, and ready to be up graded, what did he get? A Torino!
>
> Yup, I remember that one, and they never did tell us what was so special
about
> the GL's motor either did they ?

Or how it always managed to squall tires on dirt roads.. Would have been
interesting if Roscoe & Enos had SCJ equipped Ford police units eh?

Tim

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Date: 25 Apr 00 21:01:04 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Uglying a dually

JUMPINFORDaol.com wrote:
> Im thinking of
> converting it over to Dually, goin for a REAL fast hauler, except I WILL NOT

> do that current (ugly) trend of having a firmly slammed Dually.

Oh my goodness... you're not serious are you? People are lowering duallies
now? What a waste of a good truck! IMHO lowering only belongs on vehicles
that are being modified for cornering reasons (woo-hoo!), but now it's just a
'look' that reduces function and usually coupled with a music system that can
overpower the local VFD siren.

> Keep it up,
> so I can still meander about on the trails.

Amen. Offroad trucks can go up, sports cars can go down for 'legit' reasons
and the rest should stay where they are.



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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 21:02:57 EDT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

In a message dated 4/25/00 10:44:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
greg.carterentrust.com writes:

<< Homebrew Gasoline Octane Boosters

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Greg Carter
Entrust Technologies - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.entrust.com >>

Thanks Greg, that was very enlightening. Now where is my local paint and body
supply store.......
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:18:36 -0700
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: [Uglying a dually

I saw my first lowered Dually about 5 years ago.
The only good thing I can say is that they were Ch*vys, and not Fords.

Usually the rear duals are replaced with some huge single tire.
Interesting look, but not for me.

I suppose it was only a matter of time, after the lowered mini-truck phase
hit california.





Tim Turner wrote:

> JUMPINFORDaol.com wrote:
> > Im thinking of
> > converting it over to Dually, goin for a REAL fast hauler, except I WILL NOT
>
> > do that current (ugly) trend of having a firmly slammed Dually.
>
> Oh my goodness... you're not serious are you? People are lowering duallies
> now? What a waste of a good truck! IMHO lowering only belongs on vehicles
> that are being modified for cornering reasons (woo-hoo!), but now it's just a
> 'look' that reduces function and usually coupled with a music system that can
> overpower the local VFD siren.
>
> > Keep it up,
> > so I can still meander about on the trails.
>
> Amen. Offroad trucks can go up, sports cars can go down for 'legit' reasons
> and the rest should stay where they are.
>




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Date: 25 Apr 00 21:19:48 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: perf-list-digest V3 #8]

"Davies, Don" TechGrp.com> wrote:
>
>
> -Does anyone know about an Air conditioner rebuild in the Phoenix area

Now that is a question I can answer with my eyes closed! get in touch with
Warren Willingham at AAPAK 602-254-1116 1845 N. Grand Ave. www.aapak.com
He's been active answering questions on the aircondition.com website for
longer (and more regularly) than I have and I hold him and his A/C knowledge
in high regard.

Tell him I said Hi and FTE is the reason he doesn't see me at aircondition
.com much anymore. ;-)

Tim

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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 21:34:32 EDT
Subject: Re: Uncle Jesse

In a message dated 4/25/00 2:37:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
bdeforecomputerlogic.com writes:

<< I have most of this stuff lying round the house already and
thought I'd mix up a batch. I'm wondering about the ox sensor and the other
"sensitive" things on it. Will they be adversely affected? Long term
problems? >>
Brad,
The only time you have to worry about O2 sensors and other electronical
gadgetry is when the octane rating goes above 104. The bone stock fittings,
lines, hoses, tanks, pumps and sensors should be able to stand that no
problem.


Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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Date: 25 Apr 00 21:35:44 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [C6 with locking torque converter? (fwd)]

Bas van der Veer dds.nl> wrote:
>
>
> My friends,
>

> a 200 rpm slip of the torque conveter, which is about 10%. That's quite
> a bit of loss!
>

> anyone ever looked into this?? Any experiences? With about 26,000 miles
> per year a 10% saving works out to about 200 gal of gas. Even if
> it doesn't have much financial advantage it would be a good thing to
> do for the environment. Plus I have better use for my power than to heat
> up my transmission :-)

Seems to me the best solution if you're worried about losses and the
environment would be to install a 5 speed manual. Almost no slippage and
would use much less oil inside than an automatic. (plus isn't prone to leaking
the fluid like an auto either..)


Just a thought..

Tim

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Date: 25 Apr 00 21:56:28 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse]

"Brad DeFore" computerlogic.com> wrote:
> Any out there that could verify if and what problems might develop and or
> parts that would tend to deteriorate when using the mixtures as suggested
at
> this site.

Other than the MTBE I wouldn't. Re-read the disclaimer at the top of the
page. Most if not all of the chemicals mentioned aren't really compatible
with the fuel system in the long run. I may be mistaken but didn't the EPA
recently decide MTBE should be removed from gasoline also? Isopropyl alcohol
is usually diluted with water so be sure you get it 'pure' as well.


> I have most of this stuff lying round the house already and
> thought I'd mix up a batch.

You have MTBE lying around? Wow! :-)

> I'm wondering about the ox sensor and the other
> "sensitive" things on it. Will they be adversely affected? Long term
> problems?

Corrosivity of the components would be the long term problem; for a few blasts
down the strip go for it, but I wouldn't suggest a regular diet of it. If you
wanted to run it often I'd suggest changing the components over to 'alcohol
racing' parts. Also during the right conditions MTBE can glaze a plug's
insulator nose (oops.. that's MMT.. could be wrong here. hard to keep track
of all the changes to gas lately.)

Tim


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From: Sleddog epix.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse] & dukes
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 00:54:56 -0400

Trust me, you can squeal tires on dirt. not as much as they did, but I have done it many times.

Kevin

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From: Tim Turner[SMTP:ManicMechanicNCnetscape.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 8:47 PM
To: perf-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [perf-list] Re: [Re: Uncle Jesse] & dukes


Or how it always managed to squall tires on dirt roads.. Would have been
interesting if Roscoe & Enos had SCJ equipped Ford police units eh?

Tim



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