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perf-list Digest Fri, 28 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 056

In This Issue:
Manual conversion
Last day
Re: Last day
Re: E4OD
Re: Last day
Should make you guys happy
Spirits at home.
Dragging an explorer.


From: am14
Subject: Manual conversion
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 09:46:47 -0400

Darrell writes: >>
I dont have the pilot bushing, or the throwout bearing yet. I assume a 400
T/O bushing will work, but I am lost as to the pilot bushing, and whether
not I'll even be able to bolt it all together. Im lookin in your direction
Azie, but anyone else with the right info, I need ya. If I cant make this
work, Im afraid to say Tweety is going to have to be sold for parts, so I
get something that goes. I cant have this truck down, as it is how I get
work and back. I dont wanna think about that, as Ive put a lot of hard
into it, and I do NOT want something so stupid as a pilot bushing problem
get in the way.<<

It has been around 2-3 years since my Son and I did ours, but here is what
we did. My Son was attamont about using the bearing rather than the
bushing, and we did not find one that would fit both the NP435 and the
Crankshaft. The one we finally wound up using was a 400 bearing. It was
like .002" too large for the crank, so we took it to our favorite machine
shop and he chucked it into the lathe and using a fixed mounted hi speed
grinder, he shaved the .002" off the outer diameter. We inserted it and it
is still doing fine. I personally think the 360/390 bushing would be a
better choice, but to each his own.

Hope this helps.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al


From: am14
Subject: Last day
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 10:28:22 -0400

I'll be off line for a few days. Still don't have that home computer, and
this is my last day in the world of employment.

May God Bless and keep you all.

Until we "meet" again - PEACE to ALL..

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al


Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 08:37:11 -0700
From: Keith Srb>
Subject: Re: Last day

At 10:28 AM 04/28/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>I'll be off line for a few days. Still don't have that home computer, and
>this is my last day in the world of employment.
>May God Bless and keep you all.
>Until we "meet" again - PEACE to ALL..
>Azie Magnusson
>Ardmore, Al


Enjoy your retirement!

Hope you find a home computer soon! The lists won't be quite the same
without you.

Keith Srb


From: "Dave Resch">
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 10:29:06 -0600
Subject: Re: E4OD

>From: am14
>Subject: E4OD
>The very 1st year of production of the 400 had
>the smallblock(302) bolt pattern I'm told, but
>I've never actually seen one of them.

Yo Azie:

Just a minor note for you. The 400 was introduced in 1971 w/ the big-block
(429/460) bell housing bolt pattern.

In 1973 Ford produced a one-year-only 400 block design w/ the small-block bell
housing bolt pattern. Those blocks have a casting number beginning w/ D3AE and
they were attached to the FMX automatic transmission. Not all 1973 M-blocks had
the small-block pattern, however, only M-blocks w/ the D3AE casting number.
(Ford continued to use D1AE blocks in other 1973 cars w/ the C6 tranny.)

All other M-blocks (351M/400) use the big-block (429/460) bolt pattern, which
Ford never changed until 1997, when 460 production finally ended.

Dave R (M-block devotee)


From: FLR150
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:37:24 EDT
Subject: Re: Last day

In a message dated 4/28/00 10:30:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
am14 writes:

<< I'll be off line for a few days. Still don't have that home computer, and
this is my last day in the world of employment.

May God Bless and keep you all.

Until we "meet" again - PEACE to ALL..

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al >>

We'll be seeing you again soon Azie. Take care.
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA


From: "James Draughn">
Subject: Should make you guys happy
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:37:20 -0700

To know that a lightning beat me a couple of nights ago, and I was in my
Vette. 84 vette with the crossfire, not the fastest year, but that truck
was the first car to beat me in a race. Not by much though. I was way
quicker off the line and quite abit ahead, then at around 40 miles an hour,
"she" caught up and and overtook me. I figured the truck would have won,
but it was still a nice try:)


Date: 28 Apr 00 21:31:41 EDT
From: Tim Turner>
Subject: Spirits at home.

On the making your own fuel additive ('shine) topic here's some quotes. from
the CFR 27 regulations via ATF.

Subpart F--Location and Use

Sec. 19.131 Restrictions as to locations.

Distilled spirits plants shall not be located in any dwelling house,
or in any shed, yard, or enclosure connected with any dwelling house, or
on board any vessel or boat, or on premises where beer or wine is
produced, or liquors of any description are retailed, or (except as
provided in Sec. 19.133) on premises where any other business is

(Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat. 1353, as amended (26 U.S.C. 5178))


Beer For Personal or Family Use

Sec. 25.205 Production.

(a) Any adult may produce beer, without payment of tax, for personal
or family use and not for sale. An adult is any individual who is 18
years of age or older. If the locality in which the household is located
requires a greater minimum age for the sale of beer to individuals, the
adult shall be that age before commencing the production of beer. This
exemption does not authorize the production of beer for use contrary to
State or local law.
(b) The production of beer per household, without payment of tax,
for personal or family use may not exceed:
(1) 200 gallons per calendar year if there are two or more adults
residing in the household, or
(2) 100 gallons per calendar year if there is only one adult
residing in the household.
(c) Partnerships except as provided in Sec. 25.207, corporations or
associations may not produce beer, without payment of tax, for personal
or family use.

(Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat. 1334, as amended (26 U.S.C. 5053))

Now that's more like it! :-) Sec 24 part 75 covers wine production, but it's
the same as for beer unless it's over 24% alc/vol. (not allowed.. classed as
spirits at that point).

I've read enough legaleese over the last two nights to not persue this link; but it lists the 'approved'
denaturing formulas so there might be one that has additives to your liking.

If anyone really wanted to get highly involved in distillation for fuel
purposes here's a quote from Carol Coy ( in her reply
to my e-mail:

"Regarding the production of alcohol for fuel use, look at 27 CFR, Part 19.
The regulations governing the production of alcohol strictly for fuel use
begin at Subpart Y (19.901). Someone applying for this type of permit will
be classed as either "Small", Medium" or "Large", depending on one's
production and receipts for a calendar year. The limits are as follows:
Small- 10,000 proof gallons of alcohol or less.
Medium- More than 10,000 proof gallons but not more than 500,000 proof
Large- More than 500,000 proof gallons"

It's going to be next week before my eyes uncross after all this!


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Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 11:27:48 -0500
From: Jordan Dean>
Subject: Dragging an explorer.

Well, I (being a member of the TAMU Sports Car Club, despite having a 93
explorer sport) after having attended many autocrosses (by far one of the
stupidest (and funnest) things you can do with an explorer, decided to
venture out to the 1/8 mile dragstrip with the club last wed. So ummm
heres my times and such, let me know what you think.
2nd run:
1.078 reaction (blech) 10.966 63.255
3rd run:
1.231 reaction (double blech) 10.987 62.744
for the rest of the night I did something stupid, I was like hey I'll shift
at 4500 since peak power is about 4250 (on stock, which mine isn't) so I
never broke into the 10's again :-( but I did cut a .522 and .527 (.5
being perfect b/c this is a sportsman not pro tree) and most of my
reactions were under .6 for the rest of the night.

Lessons learned, I have a 4.0 and two ranger guys have one, me and one
ranger guy have exhaust upgrades, and we both have K&N conical filters in
place of the airbox (his is 92 mine is 93). The other guys is a 98 ranger,
bone stock, and he just couldn't keep up with us, we just pulled on him the
whole way down, so 1. upgrades do help 2. It's nearly impossible to
have a clean QUICK shift from 5k on a truck.
3. CH#VY trucks with 350's ain't squat, I whooped the crap out of a 350
extended cab truck 3 times in a row, and one of them wasn't even close.

Anyway, I'll be going back this wed and seeing if I can capture the
TTOTT (top time of the trucks).

-Jordan Dean '93 abused but happy explorer.


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