perf-list-digest Sunday, November 29 1998 Volume 01 : Number 156



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - RE: 2.3 Ranger
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web chat
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Archives updated
FTE Perf - Re post - my orig was bounced from the list.............

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 10:24:35 -0800
From: "Chris Samuel"
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: 2.3 Ranger

>>>>>>From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Perf - 2.3 Ranger

Well you asked if there were any 2.3 Ranger fans here. I have an '89
Ranger that I am road racing with the SCCA. Right now it is currently
getting a heart rebuild and a new pace maker. Cam, valves, increased
compression and a new computer chip for the F.I. . It is a blast to run
and I hope to get a full season in it next year. The development of the
truck has been rewardingly frustrating. The only other person I know of
that built a Ranger for road racing was Mr. Steve Saleen and for some
reason I can't seem to get in touch with him.

Way many years ago.... I built a 2.0L dare I say it Pinto.....
I regularly spun it to 10,000RPM. Thing sounded like a 12 foot long hornet
coming at you. Top speed in its final revision state was displayed on a
county mounty's radar... OOP's! 139MPH! I think I was walking on air! Which
is not what the expected reaction was suppose to be! It was illegal in
almost every SCCA class until you get to the bad boy classes; where it would
have been almost bad enough so it stayed on the street. Used to love to hunt
the Eurojpan-Trash "hi-pro" sports cars and then dust em!!
Tell me about your truck.
I am guessing that it was mostly stock last season?
What RPM's were you running?
What kind of power do you think you were making? Expect with new "Heart"?
What camshaft are you installing? Compression ratio? EFI Mods?
What Trans are you running?
How did you breaks hold up?

Sorry for the bunch of questions. Full size trucks and Engines I know; but
I've never even driven one of these trucks! I suppose I should before I get
any farther in my planning!~)

Chris
79 Bronco


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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 18:59:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web chat

Web chat is back up. The chat server has the same problem
it had last spring (hanging after a period of time). It
doesn't free resources very well. But.... its the fastest
chat I've found and it uses virtually no system resourses.
To get around the hanging problem, the chat server is
restarted 5 minutes before the start of each hour. At that
time, the chat server is down for about 30 seconds. You
have to log back in to use it. I know its a hassle, but
its the only solution for now.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 20:23:25 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Archives updated

October list archives have been compiled and are
now on the web site.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 22:07:59 EST
From: CCSSportz AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - Re post - my orig was bounced from the list.............

Sorry guys, this message from me was bounced by the list moderator because I
said a bad word....... sh**, in line 17........LOL
Here it is, thanks again.

I messed up........I hope I don't get banned or something, I resent this
message once already, but just added the apology to the top, and didn't fix
the bad word. OOPS.....
forgot. Well, now it's all fixed , and lagal.

>In a message dated 11/26/98 7:09:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>pboudreault sympatico.ca writes:
>
>
> Hurst, (At least not in the Truck line of that year.) If it is a factory
> Tranny it is one of two - T18 or NP 435 in the 4X4. >>
>
>That's what I thought - It was just a Hurst Knob, but a friend of mine said
>that it was definately a Hurst through and through, I don't know too much
>about them other than they are supposedly really good. Oh on the
>tranny......another friend of mine said it was a "closed" tranny, he said
>there was no dipstick, and the tranny was closed. I want to change the
fluid
>and Filter and he said "no-can-do" - "IT IS CLOSED, SEALED, AND YOU CAN"T
>CHANGE IT"
>
>I've never heard of this and this guy isn't really a friend, he is just a
guy
>(17) who thinks he top dog because he took the fender off a
>VW........really, I mean there's a few, very few things that he knows about
>cars/trucks. I just don't know whether to believe him on this one or not, I
>don't have a clue, and he seems pretty persistent.......
>
>Hope you all tell me I can push this one in his face, but if not oh well,
he
>still don't know squat about squat in my bok.
>
>See 'ya,
> -Shawn (The newbie)
>'79 F-150 4x4


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