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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 06:13:06 -0400 (EDT)
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perf-list-digest Sunday, October 11 1998 Volume 01 : Number 115

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - RE: Cam lobe oiling
FTE Perf - My 2 Cents on Thermostats



Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 06:50:37 -0600
From: Drew Beatty
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: Cam lobe oiling

Sleddog Wrote:

>you got it, splash oiling is the only way.

>this is one reason why when breaking in a new engine you do
>not run it at a constant rpm and load.

Yeah, that's kind of the reason I was asking. I'm being paranoid about how
I broke in my cam. The motor fired right away, and I ran it at 1200-1500
rpm, while varying rpm, for about 15 minutes, but then I had to shut it off
to address a water leak. I restarted it and ran it in some more. It never
sat at idle more than the couple of minutes it took to time it and adjust
the carb.

Actually, I doubt that I screwed it up, but I'll find out today. He has to
take the intake off and fix an oil leak. I'll have him pull a lifter or two
and see if I have any flat lobes.


Drew Beatty
dcbeatty rmi.net

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 14:17:19 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Perf - My 2 Cents on Thermostats

Okay guys, I have followed this thread until my brain threatens to shut
down from info overload! Whoowee who'd a' thought so much could be said
about a thermostat! What I understand about thermostats is simply this:
The thermostat allows better cooling of the engine by allowing better
equalization of the coolant temperature in the water jacket. No
thermostat at all means one part of the engine is substantially cooler
than another part of the engine, that part being where the heat comes
from when you need it in the cab in the winter! :-)
My FE powered Mercury wagon hates running without a thermostat, and I
believe it's because of the cavitaiton at least one of you have
mentioned. The heads get hot enough near the firewall to boil water at
the surface! The with/without thermostst debate is a lively one in the
air-cooled VW crowd (yeah, I know this is not Ford trucks!) but it has
been my experience that the engine cools more evenly with the
Science aside, I have rarely run without a thermostat, and I never
considered boundary layers and such! I think I'm glad I'm a mere English
major, guys!!!
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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."

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