perf-list-digest Saturday, October 17 1998 Volume 01 : Number 120



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - Whine
RE: FTE Perf - Whine
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Trim those signatures
FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers
RE: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers
FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Off-road list vote
Re: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 09:53:01 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Whine

Christopher writes: >>have never had a problem with it. One friend said it
sounded like the > Power steering pump.

If it truly is the pwr steering pump,(and you can determine this by taking
the belt off) try loosening the belt a bit. Too tight a belt on pwr
steering destroys the front bushing and then the pump itself. This belt
needs only to be tight enough to prevent slippage. Should not be nearly as
tight as an alternator belt. Needs close to an inch of deflection in the
longest stretch of the belt.

Hope this helps.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 10:52:50 -0400
From: Ethan Vos
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Whine

If it's the pump, there's not a lot you can do with it. The Ford C-II is a real noisy piece.

Has anything in the steering system been touched recently?

Ethan


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From: am14 chrysler.com
Sent: Friday, October 16, 1998 9:53 AM
To: Perf-list Ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Whine

Christopher writes: >>have never had a problem with it. One friend said it
sounded like the > Power steering pump.

If it truly is the pwr steering pump,(and you can determine this by taking
the belt off) try loosening the belt a bit. Too tight a belt on pwr
steering destroys the front bushing and then the pump itself. This belt
needs only to be tight enough to prevent slippage. Should not be nearly as
tight as an alternator belt. Needs close to an inch of deflection in the
longest stretch of the belt.

Hope this helps.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 14:01:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Trim those signatures

I've received several complaints about long signatures
at the end of some postings. Please try to keep your
signatures to a reasonably small size. Signature sizes
are getting out of hand. Our list archives are quite
large and our virtual server size is limited.

Along these lines, as my wife is found of saying...
"when you come to our house, we'd prefer it if you left
your pedigree at home."

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 11:35:08 -0700
From: George
Subject: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

I'd like to know what exhaust headers people are using on the CJ, SVO
Aluminum and Blue Flame heads.

The standard aftermarket 460 headers don't match the larger exhaust ports
on these heads. I've talked to several of the manufacturers, including L&L,
and there are no plans to make them. Original SCJ/CJ exhaust manifolds are
rarer than the heads. My Hedman Headers are fine for the DOVE and PI heads
but left a lot to be desired with the CJs. Any info will be appreciated.

George Miller

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 19:41:53 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

blue flame? do you mean blue thunder? us truck pullers started out with
the l&l headers. then moved to custom headers that fit. headers should be
bigger than the exhaust port. with the raised ports on the blue thunder
heads or the BB chevy ports on the "B" style blue thunder heads additional
mods are required.

i don't feel that the smaller headers would be much a problem really unless
you where building a 500+ hp engine or over 490 cubes, but that is IMHO.

the people i know are all running custom headers once they move to the
better heads. spending $2000 to $5000 for heads makes a few hundred for
headers seem like pocket change almost,

sleddog

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From: George[SMTP:mega55 lv.rmci.net]
Sent: Friday, October 16, 1998 2:35 PM
To: Ford Truck Performance List (E-mail)
Subject: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

I'd like to know what exhaust headers people are using on the CJ, SVO
Aluminum and Blue Flame heads.

The standard aftermarket 460 headers don't match the larger exhaust ports
on these heads. I've talked to several of the manufacturers, including L&L,
and there are no plans to make them. Original SCJ/CJ exhaust manifolds are
rarer than the heads. My Hedman Headers are fine for the DOVE and PI heads
but left a lot to be desired with the CJs. Any info will be appreciated.

George Miller

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 17:21:13 -0700
From: George
Subject: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

I stand corrected; Blue Thunder. On under 500hp/490ci, it would seem that
some back-pressure would be developed with the larger exhaust port on the
head exiting into a smaller diameter opening?

George Miller


blue flame? do you mean blue thunder? us truck pullers started out with
the l&l headers. then moved to custom headers that fit. headers should be
bigger than the exhaust port. with the raised ports on the blue thunder
heads or the BB chevy ports on the "B" style blue thunder heads additional
mods are required.

i don't feel that the smaller headers would be much a problem really unless
you where building a 500+ hp engine or over 490 cubes, but that is IMHO.

the people i know are all running custom headers once they move to the
better heads. spending $2000 to $5000 for heads makes a few hundred for
headers seem like pocket change almost,

sleddog

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From: George[SMTP:mega55 lv.rmci.net]
Sent: Friday, October 16, 1998 2:35 PM
To: Ford Truck Performance List (E-mail)
Subject: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

I'd like to know what exhaust headers people are using on the CJ, SVO
Aluminum and Blue Flame heads.

The standard aftermarket 460 headers don't match the larger exhaust ports
on these heads. I've talked to several of the manufacturers, including L&L,
and there are no plans to make them. Original SCJ/CJ exhaust manifolds are
rarer than the heads. My Hedman Headers are fine for the DOVE and PI heads
but left a lot to be desired with the CJs. Any info will be appreciated.

George Miller

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 22:12:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Off-road list vote

Check out the voting center on the web site. There's a
new vote in place as to whether you'd like to see FTE
start a off-road/4x4 list.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 00:12:25 EDT
From: A4T1RAT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Exhaust Headers

On my 76 F-250 4x4 with a 525 CJ I made my own fenderwhell headers I dont
belive any one makes headers for any apps for trucks... one option that I have
done in the past when i dont feel like making new headers is to have a flange
flame cut using the header gaskets and weld the new flange to the old headers
after cutting off the old flange.. ita a lot of work but it is sometimes the
only way and it works well.
Gordon
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