perf-list-digest Saturday, November 14 1998 Volume 01 : Number 145



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch
FTE Perf - 78 Ford truck manuals
FTE Perf - FTE perf-460
FTE Perf - 9" Ford gear ratio selection
RE: FTE Perf - 9" Ford gear ratio selection
FTE Perf - ADMIN: New web BBS

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Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 10:20:02 -0500
From: Chris Porter
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch

great thanks, i had planned on changing the tranny already. (i'm kinda new
at this whole car parts thing.. so i'm learning as i go) i keep forgetting
that there is a difference between the clutch & tranny... would a mustang
tranny work for a 351 block? or would i need a stronger one? if so, what kind?

- -chris

At 07:56 PM 11/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>
>Chris Porter wrote:
>>
>> hi, i'm about to make a conversion on my ranger from a 4cyl to a 351 (5.8L)
>> v8. i know i'm going to need to do alot of replaceing, so i'm going part by
>> part looking for the best equipment for the most reasonable price.. so, to
>> keep this truck as a 5spd manual, what clutch would you guys recommend? so
>> far i've heard suggestions such as a stage 3 cluch from clutch master or
>> one from centreforce..
>> any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> -chris
>>
>
>Point your browser to Advance Adaptors website at
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.advanceadapters.com/Ford/Ford.html It'll give you all the
>info you need; but they'll tell you the tranny is marginal at best for a
>302, your best bet would be to use one from a Mustang. The additional
>cost of the tranny swap is why I'll (probably) rebuild and modify my V-6
>rather than swap out for a V-8
>
>Glad to know I'm not the only one around that hates being 'shiftless'
>:-)
>
>Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
>Wilmington NC
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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 18:26:17 -0500
From: "Mr. Paul R. Boudreault"
Subject: FTE Perf - 78 Ford truck manuals

Hi guys.

Just thought I would mention there is a set of four 1978 shop manuals up for
auction on "E-bay" site at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://pages.ebay.com/aw/search.html

Just type shop manuals in the search box if you interested. Current high
bid appears to be $21.53 as of time of this post. Auction is in 5 days or
so.

Later,

"Paul"


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Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 19:26:56 -0600
From: f-100bosco juno.com (Ronald E Werts)
Subject: FTE Perf - FTE perf-460

Did someone want a lead on a 460? cant find the message.
BOSCO


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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 19:43:38 -0800
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: FTE Perf - 9" Ford gear ratio selection

Thanks for all the recent advice on selecting a new diff. for my 58F100,
429, C-6.
Just last week I was able to pick up(at least one end at a time) a complete
rear end out of a 73 Ford pickup at the local U-PULL it salvage yard in
Fairfield, ca. I was surprised to even find it. All the other similar
trucks had the
rears already pretty much cannabilized. I guess they go fast. I saw this
one on
a Thurs late afternoon and came back at opening time Friday with my tools.
I was even able to keep the emergency brake cables. Just tonight I got
around
to pulling an axle and I'm pleased to report its one of the 31 spliners.
Couldn't
be happier. What I'm wondering now is what gear ratio to use. My plan is
to
use this truck as a street/strip local daily driver. I don't plan any long
highway
trips or towing or off-road etc, but gas milieage is still somewhat of a
concern.
I'm not at all experienced with the diff. ratios when used with a C-6. If
this
were a manual trans. I'd probably be going with 4:11. I'm planning to
replace
the center section with an aftermarket Detroit Locker or something along
that
line. I expect the completed engine to be about 435 HP with an occassional
75 HP additional from nitrous. I haven't yet rebuilt the C-6 but I will be
doing
that and I haven't any specifics about what's avaliable ratio wise there or
even if I have any choices in the trans I'm pretty ignorant in the automatic
tran department. Are there ratio choices there too?
I'd appreciate hearing your experiences and opinions.
Tom Ewing
Yountville, ca
48KB1
58F100
92Ranger
All grown up still plays with trucks

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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 23:41:13 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - 9" Ford gear ratio selection

for the rear gears, what size tire are you running?

the c6 has 2 options. the standard gears and a first gear that is 11% higher numerically.

sleddog

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From: Tom Ewing[SMTP:ewing napanet.net]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 1998 10:43 PM
To: Performance Ford Trucks
Subject: FTE Perf - 9" Ford gear ratio selection

Thanks for all the recent advice on selecting a new diff. for my 58F100,
429, C-6.
Just last week I was able to pick up(at least one end at a time) a complete
rear end out of a 73 Ford pickup at the local U-PULL it salvage yard in
Fairfield, ca. I was surprised to even find it. All the other similar
trucks had the
rears already pretty much cannabilized. I guess they go fast. I saw this
one on
a Thurs late afternoon and came back at opening time Friday with my tools.
I was even able to keep the emergency brake cables. Just tonight I got
around
to pulling an axle and I'm pleased to report its one of the 31 spliners.
Couldn't
be happier. What I'm wondering now is what gear ratio to use. My plan is
to
use this truck as a street/strip local daily driver. I don't plan any long
highway
trips or towing or off-road etc, but gas milieage is still somewhat of a
concern.
I'm not at all experienced with the diff. ratios when used with a C-6. If
this
were a manual trans. I'd probably be going with 4:11. I'm planning to
replace
the center section with an aftermarket Detroit Locker or something along
that
line. I expect the completed engine to be about 435 HP with an occassional
75 HP additional from nitrous. I haven't yet rebuilt the C-6 but I will be
doing
that and I haven't any specifics about what's avaliable ratio wise there or
even if I have any choices in the trans I'm pretty ignorant in the automatic
tran department. Are there ratio choices there too?
I'd appreciate hearing your experiences and opinions.
Tom Ewing
Yountville, ca
48KB1
58F100
92Ranger
All grown up still plays with trucks

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Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 11:59:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: New web BBS

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has added an additional service. We now
have a web based BBS message center. Check it out!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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