perf-list-digest Thursday, June 25 1998 Volume 01 : Number 005



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - FE cam
FTE Perf - Re: 53 F250 motor
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 53 F250 motor
FTE Perf - got more parts
FTE Perf - Distributors

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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 07:03:49 -0700
From: "maga55"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - FE cam

Call Competition Cams 800-999-0853 (great catalog) for their recommendation
and then go one step up from that. When you talk street they tend to
concentrate on low-end torque.

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From: dcbeatty
To: 'perf-list-digest ford-trucks.com'
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 8:56 PM
Subject: FTE Perf - FE cam


>Hey guys, I'm kind of in a bind. The machine shop is building my motor
>within the next 2 weeks and I want to get a cam. I'm not really comfortable
>making a decision because I know practically nothing about cams and have
>had even less experience with different ones. I'm trying to absorb as much
>info as possible so I can come to an informed discussion.
>
>The motor is a 390 originally out of a '68 Fairlane. It was 2v but I have a
>Ford 4v manifold and an E-brock 600cfm carb. The stock cam would have been
>.253 lift. I don't have a duration spec for it. I'm not doing anything too
>radical to the motor. It will probably be bored and run 9.5:1 pistons which
>also would have been stock compression. I'm running automatic transmission
>with 3.54:1 rear end.
>
>I just want plenty of overall power across the entire rpm range (1000-5000
>rpm.). I'm looking to be able to both tow stuff into the mountains if I
>need to, and blast onto the highway quick and run 95 mph if I need to. The
>truck will mostly be driven in town for awhile too.
>
>One guy I talked to mentioned that all I need is more duration. I know what
>this is but what does more of it do? Another friend said he had an RV cam
>in his '68 360 and it did what I am asking mine to do. I did drive it
>before he sold it and it really hauled a**, though he was running a 3 speed
>too. Just what is an RV cam?
>
>Thanks. Any help or suggestion or experiences will be appreciated. Though I
>trust my machinist, I'd hate to take only his recommendation and be
>disappointed later.
>
>Drew
>dcbeatty rmi.net
>
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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 17:11:04 EDT
From: HAVOC5L aol.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: 53 F250 motor


a flattie or a Yblock? Either one, please don't just scrap it. Pull it
carefully (and the tranny) and sell it at a swap meet. The antiques are
getting harder to find for restorers, especially cast parts like manifolds.
Too many youngsters (no slam intended) are just junking the old parts and
forgetting about the rest of us (maybe we are antiques, too!) in the hobby
who need parts. Many times swap meets are the only places to find such
motors and those who buy always recycle unused parts thru the hobby for use
rather than the scrap yard for pig iron. Watch your paper or clubs for
local meets or if you really get crazy , you could go to a monster meet like
Carlisle. Swap meets also swap parts (duh!). No fear of getting gypped if
both parties are brother enthusiasts and come home with what they need for
their projects Please consider this approach to parts hounding and spread
the philosophy among your peers Thanks from all of us!!
Neal Forbes--54 F100, hot 292 YBlock
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Hi Neal . I am not sure what a y block is or isnt ... I alm all new to this
older vehicles thing . All i know about the motor that is in this truck of
mine it that it isnt a flatheand and that it is a inline 6cyl . The E-brake is
a big drum mounted at the front end of the drive shaft . Oh and as for
recycling i all ready have the motor and tranny and accesoiries for sale in a
parts magazine . i would like to find someonewho can use the parts i have i
know how hard it is to find the things you need .. my family also has a 56
ford jubilee tractor . and parts are hard to find for it also .

thanks Troy
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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 18:09:31 -0700
From: "maga55"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 53 F250 motor

You're correct about the demand for older stock parts. A friend just resto
rodded a '41; he had the engine, tranny and driveline sold before he pulled
them. Hemmings is a great publication if you want to put an accurate value
on them.
George Miller

- -----Original Message-----
From: HAVOC5L aol.com


>Hi Neal . I am not sure what a y block is or isnt ... I alm all new to this
>older vehicles thing . All i know about the motor that is in this truck of
>mine it that it isnt a flatheand and that it is a inline 6cyl . The E-brake
is
>a big drum mounted at the front end of the drive shaft . Oh and as for
>recycling i all ready have the motor and tranny and accesoiries for sale in
a
>parts magazine . i would like to find someonewho can use the parts i have i
>know how hard it is to find the things you need .. my family also has a 56
>ford jubilee tractor . and parts are hard to find for it also .
>
>thanks Troy
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>

>
it
> a flattie or a Yblock? Either one, please don't just scrap it. Pull it
> carefully (and the tranny) and sell it at a swap meet. The antiques are
> getting harder to find for restorers, especially cast parts like
manifolds.
> Too many youngsters (no slam intended) are just junking the old parts and
> forgetting about the rest of us (maybe we are antiques, too!) in the hobby
> who need parts. Many times swap meets are the only places to find such
> motors and those who buy always recycle unused parts thru the hobby for
use
> rather than the scrap yard for pig iron. Watch your paper or clubs for
> local meets or if you really get crazy , you could go to a monster meet
like
> Carlisle. Swap meets also swap parts (duh!). No fear of getting gypped
if
> both parties are brother enthusiasts and come home with what they need for
> their projects Please consider this approach to parts hounding and
spread
> the philosophy among your peers Thanks from all of us!!
> Neal Forbes--54 F100, hot 292 YBlock


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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 16:26:40 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: FTE Perf - got more parts

well, i am getting a good dose today for horsepower addiction. just
recieved more parts, like fuel pumps, an fittings, ss line, xtreme tach
(nice instrement!), oil pump, roller lifters, etc.

still waiting on the last couple of things. man, i am getting excited!
can't wait to get this truck on the track! lookin forward to kicken' some
bowtie butt!

we now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

sleddog

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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 23:41:12 -0500
From: Jim Craig
Subject: FTE Perf - Distributors

Hey I would like to upgrade my electronic dist. I am currently running it
with a Jacobs ignition (which is Great!) Any suggestions? I am wondering
what the little grey ignition box is for. When I rewired my truck, I hated
tying into that box! Accel advertises one of their distributors with no
external control box. Hey y'all, what you think of this?!

I am looking for an accurate one to at least 6000RPM. I have only owned
ones with vacuum advances, any preferences?


Jimbo
'77 Supercab 460


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