perf-list-digest Friday, August 28 1998 Volume 01 : Number 072



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions
Re: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions
FTE Perf - 429/460 heads
Re: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads
RE: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads
FTE Perf - monroe's book
FTE Perf - compression ratio's

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 07:51:11 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions

Date sent: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 19:47:34 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions

> FTE's web site is kinda stale. It will be undergoing a face lift
> soon. If you'd like to contribute any of the following for the
> update:

Ken, I brought in two pages from my 78 manual today to fax to some
bronco guys about locking hubs and wheel bearings. No article needs to be
written since it's well explained in the text and pictures. Since this manual is
technically out of print I wouldn't think there would be any legal issures?

I'll fax them to you if you like?

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's "The Ex-Black Hole"
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's "The Black Hole"
78 LIncoln Continental, 460, C-6, 19.5' long! "The Future.." :-)
9000#, in ground vehicle lift, Woooo Hoooo!

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 11:20:51 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions

At 07:51 AM 8/27/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Date sent: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 19:47:34 -0400
>From: Ken Payne
>Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Member web contributions
>
>> FTE's web site is kinda stale. It will be undergoing a face lift
>> soon. If you'd like to contribute any of the following for the
>> update:
>
>Ken, I brought in two pages from my 78 manual today to fax to some
>bronco guys about locking hubs and wheel bearings. No article needs to be
>written since it's well explained in the text and pictures. Since this
manual is
>technically out of print I wouldn't think there would be any legal issures?
>
>I'll fax them to you if you like?
>

The problem is that the copyright is good for 25 years from the date
of the last revision. So even if its had no revisions, the copyright
doesn't expire until 2003. Sorry.

Ken


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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 12:40:11 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads

I have a set of spare heads I want to put together.They are the stock
smogger heads from a 72 429. I want to put in the large valves. I work in a
machine shop and can do the machining myself. Can anyone tell me where I can
find the specs on the heads? There has to be info on distances and angles
somewhere. While I am doing them it is time to put in the hardened seats as
they are for the street and are going to run on pump gas. Also any tricks to
the combustion chambers and passages to make them flow better. I am not
looking for high rpm use ,but rather very good low to mid range torque. Any
information would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks
Mike Morton
55 F100 - 460 w/C6
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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 14:17:01 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads

From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads
Date sent: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 12:40:11 -0500

> seats as they are for the street and are going to run on pump gas. Also
> any tricks to the combustion chambers and passages to make them flow
> better. I am not looking for high rpm use ,but rather very good low to mid
> range torque.

Grind out the thermactor bumps in the exhuast ports but don't get carried
away, just flaten them out and blend to the port leaving it no lower than the
surrounding metal, a tad higher if anything from what I've been hearing. I'll
be doing this too next time I take the enigne out for something but I hear it is
possible to put a hole in the water jacket or intake port if you get carried
away.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's "The Ex-Black Hole"
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's "The Black Hole"
78 LIncoln Continental, 460, C-6, 19.5' long! "The Future.." :-)
9000#, in ground vehicle lift, Woooo Hoooo!

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 14:42:49 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads

get rid of the thermactor bump in the exhast port. clean up the bowl area
to match the bigger valves. polish the combustion chambers and remove any
casting flash from the intake ports.

you can polish the exhaust a little, but DO NOT remove material from the
short side radius and port floor.

sleddog

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From: Mike Morton [SMTP:mmorto wgc.woodward.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 1998 1:40 PM
To: 'perf- list'
Subject: FTE Perf - 429/460 heads

I have a set of spare heads I want to put together.They are the stock
smogger heads from a 72 429. I want to put in the large valves. I work in a
machine shop and can do the machining myself. Can anyone tell me where I
can
find the specs on the heads? There has to be info on distances and angles
somewhere. While I am doing them it is time to put in the hardened seats as
they are for the street and are going to run on pump gas. Also any tricks
to
the combustion chambers and passages to make them flow better. I am not
looking for high rpm use ,but rather very good low to mid range torque. Any
information would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks
Mike Morton
55 F100 - 460 w/C6
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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 17:41:52 -0500
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: FTE Perf - monroe's book

>i thin k i got that book too. what are the mistakes?

Page 32 table, deck clearance for the 400 is listed at .565", should be
.065" I believe. I saw something the other night that looked fishy but I
can't remember what it was????
M-block Dave........where are you? He knows this book better than anyone.

later,
dale c

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 17:50:20 -0500
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: FTE Perf - compression ratio's

>if you need more, flat top pistons that come above the block's deck (by
different piston pin height, rod length, or
>block height being cut down) can give you more.

Above the deck?? Is that really what you mean?

>ps.-decking the block so the pistons go above the block may be risky as
>valve and head clearances decrease alot.

Yea......I guess that is what you mean. That's a new one for me, I thought
that you had to keep the piston below the deck or it would smack the head.
What is the minimum acceptable piston/head clearance assuming stock rods and
a reasonable (6K) rpm limit??

later,
dale c
'79 351M


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