perf-list-digest Wednesday, July 8 1998 Volume 01 : Number 021



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - Re: humidity and performance
FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
RE: FTE Perf - 94 F-250 4wd performance/mileage
FTE Perf - best muffler?
Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?
Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
FTE Perf - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?
FTE Perf - Re: anti-SUV survey
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - Re: anti-SUV survey
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 07:05:19 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: humidity and performance

Hello Keith--Your poor running is due to the fact that hot, humid air is
less
dense than dry, cool air. If your carb has been set up for dry conditions,
then
drastic changes in humidity make it run too rich. The principle is the same
for altitude changes. A carb tuned for L.A. (sea level) will run poorly in
Denver (5000 ft). IMHO, since that kind of humidity is unusual for you,
just tough it out unless you LIKE fussing with your mixture. I am a pilot.
The reason airplanes don't have this problem is that avgas, in addition to
having higher octane, has different vapor pressure characteristics that
allow it to mix well at varying altitudes. Also, the pilot can lean his
mixture from the cockpit with a knob on the instrument panel. High humidity
spoils the lift because of this low density problem. Every pilot learns
early in training that takeoff runs get longer the higher the humidity,
temperature and airport altitude. There is even a formula that a pilot can
use to calculate his takeoff run.
Neal Forbes---54 F100, Piper Cherokee 140

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 8:39:16 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

I have talked with Steve Delanty from the '61-'79 list about this. I have a

FE 360 but the theory should be the same. Basically from what I know is
to set up a good electrics system will run about $160 and up. What Steve
has done is to measure his radiator opening, then find two fans with the
largest amount of CFM that will fit accross the radiator. The ones for my
app. that I'm thinking about are a 14" and a 12". The 14" pulls around
2900 CFM while 12" pulls around 1300 CFM with a total of 4200 CF M
through the radiator. They are connected to a wet bulb mounted in the
upper radiator hose with an adjustable switch so the fans will come on
at 195 degrees. He's also done some relay work to help the fans get
max voltage which helps the performance of the fans. I personally like
the stock appearance, but due to the cooling ability of his system, I may
just change.

Hope this helps! You can look at his set up at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/
I think he even has his schematics posted there.

-Ted


___________
I have a remote oil filter and cooler and, according to Ford Motorsport and
others, that cools only the oil, not the heads/block. We're talking pulling
the engine to r&r the headers. Zilch clearance. Does anybody have any
experience with running one of the aftermarket electric fans with the 460?
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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 10:58:53 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - 94 F-250 4wd performance/mileage

i am amazed, do you have a real heavy foot? in my pentastar v10 (94 4x4)
i get around 8-10 mpg when it runs right. and it gots a lot of power -
enough to show some muscle cars the tailgate more than once. i do have a
tendency to drive real hard. i use every bit of power a truck has whenever
i can. even when towing. BTW, towing (almost 10,000 lbs trailer) my
mileage doesn't change much unless i run a large number of steep hills, or
alot of traffic in town (stop and go).

when i put on the k&n on my truck it helped - about 1 mpg (almost 10%).
ialso switched to synthetic motor oil. that also added about 1 mpg. but
then the tranny crapped out and ever since the mileage dropped again.

hope that gives you an idea. the k&n is expensive, but it lasts forever
with proper care. and that alone may make it worth the money.

sleddog

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Subject: FTE Perf - 94 F-250 4wd performance/mileage

My 94 F250 really sucks on the mileage and on top of that, I'm not
real happy with the power output. Don't want/expect a lot, but
something better than the 9-11 mpg hwy would be nice (say, 11-
14??). What are you all getting with your F-250 trucks (351 by the
way)? Is this normal? A little more power would be nice also.
plugs/fuel filter are new, timing is right (I actually advanced it, which
helped from 10 degrees to approx 14. I use super).

Will a K&N help? Any performance/mileage type chips out there?
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 08:12:23 -0700
From: Danny Gaudenti
Subject: FTE Perf - best muffler?

Anybody have a suggestion for muffler? I don't care about sound or that
it's made from stainless steel or what gauge steel it's made from. I just
want the best flowing muffler to help open up the exhaust. Right now, I'm
thinking about a 3-chamber Flowmaster.

Comments?

Thanks,

Danny

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 08:31:01 -0700
From: "Darryl A. Regan"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?

Date sent: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 08:12:23 -0700
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> Anybody have a suggestion for muffler? I don't care about sound or that
> it's made from stainless steel or what gauge steel it's made from. I just
> want the best flowing muffler to help open up the exhaust. Right now, I'm
> thinking about a 3-chamber Flowmaster.
>
> Comments?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Danny
>
I have dual 2chamber flowmasters on my 5.0 mustang and the same on my
460 equipped Bronco. No probs and sounds good. Very loud though but you
get used to it!!


dar6 jps.net
78 Bronco Ranger XLT (460 powered)
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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 08:53:56 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

>I have talked with Steve Delanty from the '61-'79 list about this. I have a
>FE 360 but the theory should be the same. Basically from what I know is
>to set up a good electrics system will run about $160 and up. What Steve
>has done is to measure his radiator opening, then find two fans with the
>largest amount of CFM that will fit accross the radiator. The ones for my
>app. that I'm thinking about are a 14" and a 12". The 14" pulls around
>2900 CFM while 12" pulls around 1300 CFM with a total of 4200 CF M
>through the radiator. They are connected to a wet bulb mounted in the
>upper radiator hose with an adjustable switch so the fans will come on
>at 195 degrees. He's also done some relay work to help the fans get
>max voltage which helps the performance of the fans. I personally like
>the stock appearance, but due to the cooling ability of his system, I may
>just change.

Shhh.. don't tell anybody Ted, but I've been hanging out on this list too.(-:
Just been in the "stealth mode" watching and listening...

Some of you know me from the 61-79 list or the pre-61 list, but since
this is my first post to this list I'll do an intro...

I'm Steve, and I have a '71 F100 flairside with mildly built up FE390.
(edelbrock intake and carb, mild cam, headers, and MSD ign with
"big cap" distributor.) The truck is my daily driver/work truck.
I'm kind of a gadget freak and like to build weird stuff. My '71 has
electric cooling fans, an on-board air compressor made from an old A/C pump,
a Bosch gasoline powered heater (love that on cold mornings), home made
alarm system, headlight relays (my lights are MUCH brighter now), and
homemade lumber rack. My next project will probably be dual batteries
and a 1200W power inverter so I can plug AC powered tools into the truck...

I use a 12"(2200CFM) and a 14"(2400CFM) electric fans on my FE390.
They work VERY well and fit nicely side by side on a 26" wide radiator.
I use the wet bulb thermostat to drive a relay which is connected directly
to the battery (thru a fuse). That way the fans can continue to run with
the ign off, (as long as coolant temp is over about 200F) which helps
keep the temp from peaking up when the motor is shut off.
No more coolant puking when the motor is shut off after a long hard run...

When I first hooked up the fans I just had a switch under the dash to
turn the fans on. The switch was hooked directly to the switched hot
from the ign switch. I found out that if I was traveling at speed and
turned the fans on that I could shut off the ignition switch and the
engine would just keep running! The air spinning the fans would
generate enough electricity to keep the ignition alive...
The relay setup connected to the battery instead of the ign hot cured
that problem.

I sure do love my electrics! I can let the engine sit and idle for
hours in 100+ degree weather while I run my on-board air compressor,
with no fear of overheating. The fans will come on and run for about
2 minutes then shut off for a minute, back on for 2, off for one...
Plenty of extra cooling capacity even idling in 100+ degree weather.
My setup cost about $120 total. Not cheap, but well worth it for me.

Steve
Homepage: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

"Light fuse and get away. Do not hold in hand.
Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only."

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:07:59 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

Any particular reason for going with two fans instead of one? I have room
for one 18" 2950cfm but two won't fit and still allow me to run a shroud. I
know my major problem at idle, along with the headers, is the A/C radiator,
which very effectively blocks the engine radiator so maybe I'll have to
brake down and spring for the fan. Also, does anyone have good experience
with any particular brand of fan?

George Miller


I have talked with Steve Delanty from the '61-'79 list about this. I have a

FE 360 but the theory should be the same. Basically from what I know is
to set up a good electrics system will run about $160 and up. What Steve
has done is to measure his radiator opening, then find two fans with the
largest amount of CFM that will fit accross the radiator. The ones for my
app. that I'm thinking about are a 14" and a 12". The 14" pulls around
2900 CFM while 12" pulls around 1300 CFM with a total of 4200 CF M
through the radiator. They are connected to a wet bulb mounted in the
upper radiator hose with an adjustable switch so the fans will come on
at 195 degrees. He's also done some relay work to help the fans get
max voltage which helps the performance of the fans. I personally like
the stock appearance, but due to the cooling ability of his system, I may
just change.

Hope this helps! You can look at his set up at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/
I think he even has his schematics posted there.

- -Ted


___________
I have a remote oil filter and cooler and, according to Ford Motorsport and
others, that cools only the oil, not the heads/block. We're talking pulling
the engine to r&r the headers. Zilch clearance. Does anybody have any
experience with running one of the aftermarket electric fans with the 460?
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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:21:15 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

- -----Original Message-----
From: sdelanty sonic.net
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling



>I have talked with Steve Delanty from the '61-'79 list about this. I have
a
>FE 360 but the theory should be the same. Basically from what I know is
>to set up a good electrics system will run about $160 and up. What Steve
>has done is to measure his radiator opening, then find two fans with the
>largest amount of CFM that will fit accross the radiator. The ones for my
>app. that I'm thinking about are a 14" and a 12". The 14" pulls around
>2900 CFM while 12" pulls around 1300 CFM with a total of 4200 CF M
>through the radiator. They are connected to a wet bulb mounted in the
>upper radiator hose with an adjustable switch so the fans will come on
>at 195 degrees. He's also done some relay work to help the fans get
>max voltage which helps the performance of the fans. I personally like
>the stock appearance, but due to the cooling ability of his system, I may
>just change.

Shhh.. don't tell anybody Ted, but I've been hanging out on this list
too.(-:
Just been in the "stealth mode" watching and listening...

Some of you know me from the 61-79 list or the pre-61 list, but since
this is my first post to this list I'll do an intro...

I'm Steve, and I have a '71 F100 flairside with mildly built up FE390.
(edelbrock intake and carb, mild cam, headers, and MSD ign with
"big cap" distributor.) The truck is my daily driver/work truck.
I'm kind of a gadget freak and like to build weird stuff. My '71 has
electric cooling fans, an on-board air compressor made from an old A/C pump,
a Bosch gasoline powered heater (love that on cold mornings), home made
alarm system, headlight relays (my lights are MUCH brighter now), and
homemade lumber rack. My next project will probably be dual batteries
and a 1200W power inverter so I can plug AC powered tools into the truck...


I use a 12"(2200CFM) and a 14"(2400CFM) electric fans on my FE390.
They work VERY well and fit nicely side by side on a 26" wide radiator.
I use the wet bulb thermostat to drive a relay which is connected directly
to the battery (thru a fuse). That way the fans can continue to run with
the ign off, (as long as coolant temp is over about 200F) which helps
keep the temp from peaking up when the motor is shut off.
No more coolant puking when the motor is shut off after a long hard run...

When I first hooked up the fans I just had a switch under the dash to
turn the fans on. The switch was hooked directly to the switched hot
from the ign switch. I found out that if I was traveling at speed and
turned the fans on that I could shut off the ignition switch and the
engine would just keep running! The air spinning the fans would
generate enough electricity to keep the ignition alive...
The relay setup connected to the battery instead of the ign hot cured
that problem.

I sure do love my electrics! I can let the engine sit and idle for
hours in 100+ degree weather while I run my on-board air compressor,
with no fear of overheating. The fans will come on and run for about
2 minutes then shut off for a minute, back on for 2, off for one...
Plenty of extra cooling capacity even idling in 100+ degree weather.
My setup cost about $120 total. Not cheap, but well worth it for me.

Steve

That sounds great. I could look forward to not having an anxiety attack
when I see a long line of traffic stopped at a light in the summer heat.

George

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 12:29:40 -0400
From: 47 Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?

Danny Gaudenti wrote:

> Anybody have a suggestion for muffler? I don't care about sound or that
> it's made from stainless steel or what gauge steel it's made from.

I had a pair of CVX, 2-1/2" on my 302 Muskrat, they are supposed to have a
secret scientifically designed and shaped core for more "Power and less noise"
than the competition, IE: Flowmaster. neat units, you could look right thru
them, and had a nice little graph of power VS RPM showing how good they were.
Anyway, I finally got to the point that either it was a 3,000 amp for the
radio, or new mufflers. I got a pair of 2-1/2" "turbo" mufflers from Summit.
$15.00 each slapped 'em on and volia 1/2 the noise and dammed if I can see any
difference on the street. I'm betting the Summit's won't last all that long,
they are just aluminum coated steel, but I only use the car in the summer
anyway. I'm just sorry I sucked into the CVX's in the first place.

47 Fred

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 12:29:28 -0400
From: 47 Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?

Danny Gaudenti wrote:

> Anybody have a suggestion for muffler? I don't care about sound or that
> it's made from stainless steel or what gauge steel it's made from.

I had a pair of CVX, 2-1/2" on my 302 Muskrat, they are supposed to have a
secret scientifically designed and shaped core for more "Power and less noise"
than the competition, IE: Flowmaster. neat units, you could look right thru
them, and had a nice little graph of power VS RPM showing how good they were.
Anyway, I finally got to the point that either it was a 3,000 amp for the
radio, or new mufflers. I got a pair of 2-1/2" "turbo" mufflers from Summit.
$15.00 each slapped 'em on and volia 1/2 the noise and dammed if I can see any
difference on the street. I'm betting the Summit's won't last all that long,
they are just aluminum coated steel, but I only use the car in the summer
anyway. I'm just sorry I sucked into the CVX's in the first place.

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:48:55 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

>Any particular reason for going with two fans instead of one? I have room
>for one 18" 2950cfm but two won't fit and still allow me to run a shroud. I
>know my major problem at idle, along with the headers, is the A/C radiator,
>which very effectively blocks the engine radiator so maybe I'll have to
>brake down and spring for the fan. Also, does anyone have good experience
>with any particular brand of fan?
>
>George Miller

I used 2 small fans because I couldn't find a single large fan that
moved nearly as much CFM as 2 smaller ones. The combined CFM ratings
of my 2 fans is about 50% more than the biggest single fan I could find.
I wanted to be sure I had plenty of air flow on hot days...

Steve
Homepage: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

"Light fuse and get away. Do not hold in hand.
Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only."

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:48:57 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling


>>I sure do love my electrics! I can let the engine sit and idle for
>>hours in 100+ degree weather while I run my on-board air compressor,
>>with no fear of overheating. The fans will come on and run for about
>>2 minutes then shut off for a minute, back on for 2, off for one...
>>Plenty of extra cooling capacity even idling in 100+ degree weather.
>>My setup cost about $120 total. Not cheap, but well worth it for me.
>>
>> Steve


>That sounds great. I could look forward to not having an anxiety attack
>when I see a long line of traffic stopped at a light in the summer heat.
>
>George


Yep, when I have to sit in traffic on hot days I just turn up the stereo
and smile while chevy trucks around me piss little green puddles
on the ground.. (-:

Steve
Homepage: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

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Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only."

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:48:59 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - best muffler?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Danny Gaudenti
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 8:14 AM
Subject: FTE Perf - best muffler?


Anybody have a suggestion for muffler? I don't care about sound or that
it's made from stainless steel or what gauge steel it's made from. I just
want the best flowing muffler to help open up the exhaust. Right now, I'm
thinking about a 3-chamber Flowmaster.

Comments?

Thanks,

Danny

I've found that few of them last very long when running headers on a
modified engine. Even the guy at the muffler shop I use suggested I go for
the cheap ones so he didn't have to listen to me complain about how quick
the Flowmaster and other 'name' brands burn out.

George


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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:57:13 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

>Any particular reason for going with two fans instead of one? I have room
>for one 18" 2950cfm but two won't fit and still allow me to run a shroud. I
>know my major problem at idle, along with the headers, is the A/C radiator,
>which very effectively blocks the engine radiator so maybe I'll have to
>brake down and spring for the fan. Also, does anyone have good experience
>with any particular brand of fan?
>
>George Miller

I used 2 small fans because I couldn't find a single large fan that
moved nearly as much CFM as 2 smaller ones. The combined CFM ratings
of my 2 fans is about 50% more than the biggest single fan I could find.
I wanted to be sure I had plenty of air flow on hot days...

Steve

Auto aftermarket or another source for your fans?

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 13:26:05 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?

Well its that time again, Car Lounge is taking nominations for
the #1 automotive site for Autumn 98. Due to the support from
list members in the Spring, Ford Truck Enthusiasts won 1st
place for the Summer 98 award. If you would like to nominate
Ford Truck Enthusiasts, please visit:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/nominate.htm

Thanks,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 13:42:48 -0500
From: lordjanusz juno.com (Paul M Radecki)
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: anti-SUV survey

JJ writes:
>
>Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 22:41:31 -0500
>From: JJ/Rae
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Anti SUV Survey
>
>Go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.suv.org/index.html and take the survey. This is anti
>SUV and
>needs to be told the truth.
>
>JJ
>

Took the "survey". You all should, too, for a great example of bias
and leading questions. Guess what, though? The results have been better
than 2 to 1 in FAVOR of trucks/SUVs. Darn those freedom-loving, truck
driving Americans, anyway...

Words to fear: "I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help!"

lordjanusz juno.com

'94 F150 (300ci) '73 F100 (360ci) '97 Saturn (wife's car)

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 11:53:49 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

>Auto aftermarket or another source for your fans?
>

Mine were aftermarket and came from Kragen auto parts.
May be Kragen/Checker/Schucks auto parts in other parts of the country.

I dunno the brand, I've had them for about 2 years now, and the only
markings on the fans themselves are "12V"...

Steve
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Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only."

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 12:13:45 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: anti-SUV survey

- -----Original Message-----
From: Paul M Radecki
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Cc: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com ;
perf-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 11:48 AM
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: anti-SUV survey


JJ writes:
>
>Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 22:41:31 -0500
>From: JJ/Rae
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Anti SUV Survey
>
>Go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.suv.org/index.html and take the survey. This is anti
>SUV and
>needs to be told the truth.
>
>JJ
>

Took the "survey". You all should, too, for a great example of bias
and leading questions. Guess what, though? The results have been better
than 2 to 1 in FAVOR of trucks/SUVs. Darn those freedom-loving, truck
driving Americans, anyway...

Words to fear: "I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help!"

lordjanusz juno.com

'94 F150 (300ci) '73 F100 (360ci) '97 Saturn (wife's car)

Pretty easy survey for someone who's favorite vehicle is a 7mpg SUV, and
would always accept less for increased performance.

George Miller

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 12:45:29 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling
> Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 8:53 AM



>
> Shhh.. don't tell anybody Ted, but I've been hanging out on this list
too.(-:
> Just been in the "stealth mode" watching and listening...
>
> Some of you know me from the 61-79 list or the pre-61 list, but since
> this is my first post to this list I'll do an intro...
>
> I'm Steve, and I have a '71 F100 flairside with mildly built up FE390.

Hi Steve!

> (edelbrock intake and carb, mild cam, headers, and MSD ign with
> "big cap" distributor.) The truck is my daily driver/work truck.
> I'm kind of a gadget freak and like to build weird stuff. My '71 has
> electric cooling fans, an on-board air compressor made from an old A/C
pump,
> a Bosch gasoline powered heater (love that on cold mornings), home made
> alarm system, headlight relays (my lights are MUCH brighter now), and
> homemade lumber rack. My next project will probably be dual batteries
> and a 1200W power inverter so I can plug AC powered tools into the
truck...
>



> Steve
> Homepage: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

I swear that sounded like the beginning of an AA meeting! ;-) Maybe not
since I've never actually been to one but that's what they look like on TV
anyway. So whaddaya think...FTA...Ford Trucks Anonymous...BOA...Blue Ovals
Anonymous...SOH...Sons of Henry?

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 13:55:48 -0700
From: Danny Gaudenti
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electric Fan Cooling

>>Any particular reason for going with two fans instead of one? I have room
>>for one 18" 2950cfm but two won't fit and still allow me to run a shroud. I
>>know my major problem at idle, along with the headers, is the A/C radiator,
>>which very effectively blocks the engine radiator so maybe I'll have to
>>brake down and spring for the fan. Also, does anyone have good experience....


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