perf-list-digest Tuesday, May 25 1999 Volume 02 : Number 125

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Re: FTE Perf - Ranger Problems
Re: FTE Perf - Bigger tires in back
Re: FTE Perf - galaxie...any engine buffs Please read
Re: FTE Perf - 94 Explorer 4x4 suspension
FTE Perf - galaxy



Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:14:12 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Ranger Problems

>More to add to the point is it hase been coming up with trouble codes saying
>that the oxygen sensor is saying it is too rich and that the lean limit has
>been hit at mid and wide open throttle, not at idle(possibly not enough fuel
>It has also been frequently going down in the idle below 500 RPM when
>letting off the gas then returning to normal (which is not normal for my
>My possible thoughts are fuel pump, oxygen sensor or maybe one affecting the
>I just don't want and can't afford to be spending money on something that
>won't fix the problem.
>Anyone have any ideas or reactions?
Sounds to me like something's moving when you are turning ... I knew a girl
who had a Tempo that would fall out of gear on a left turn ... the problem
was a broken motor mount causing the linkage to move ... granted those are
front drivers, but it almost sounds like something similar on yours ...
also check the exhaust, be sure there's no holes in it, if you're getting
air into the system ahead of the O2 sensor, then you could be foulin up its
readings ...

Does it do this if you aren't moving ? Say just rev the motor and turn
right to see if it does the same thing ... also try this with someone
watching the motor to see if its moving ... you may be able to do this
yourself, though if someone helps you turn right it may be a better test ...

Just shots in the dark, but may be a place to start.

Just my 2cents


'73 1/2 ton 4x4 Ford
'96 Mustang GT
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:16:42 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Bigger tires in back

>I am considering putting larger tires on the back of my '95 Bronco than the
>ones in the front - I am told by Discount Tire not to do this as it will
>damage the transfer case when I am 4 wheeling - my theory is that I do not 4
>wheel on anything but dirt which will give away from the difference in
>rotation from front to rear - has anyone tried to do this on a 4 wheel drive

How much difference are you talking ? If you are talking several inches
this could cause a problem, but you will get a lot of bind on dry pavement,
or another unforgiving surface ... I'd definitely try and avoid it, but if
you feel you have to, keep it reasonable ....

ps you might trim your posts a bit as you included the entire digest ....

Just my 2cents


'73 1/2 ton 4x4 Ford
'96 Mustang GT
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:37:59 -0400
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - galaxie...any engine buffs Please read

I was talking with my father about his old galaxy. He said it was a '67
500 with a 440/4-spd( he was unsure but was almost positive it was a
440). He said it was very rare even when he owned it. He said it was
like a factory built racer. I have never heard of a ford 440. Does

410 ,427, 428, 429, 460? 440 is a Mopar powerplant( a brutal one at
that) was it original?
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:56:51 -0700
From: "Aaron Collier"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 94 Explorer 4x4 suspension

Actually, the only time I have used the 4wd is in Tahoe when they are
requiring chains. Probably the only time I will use it. I am looking for
better handling in my explorer. Not nececcarily lower it, but I have
seen sport suspensions for F-150's that effectivly lower by about 1".

- -Aaron-

William S Hart wrote:
> >
> > affect my ability to get a "sport" suspention? >>
> >
> >Can I ask why youd want to do this? Seems to be itd be cheaper for you to
> >get a 2wd explorer, and play with that. Also, they were right, Its about
> >impossible to lower a truck with TTB.
> >
> Why ? Not everyone lives up in the great white north and needs the extra
> clearance on the 4wd. I know guys around here who use the 4wd in the rain
> even. And how many times have you seen those Jeeps and little things all
> jacked up but staying on the road ? I think its something like 90% of all
> the vehicle use leaves them on the road and not needing the extra ground
> clearance ... I saw a Ch*bby pickup at a new car show and thought it looked
> odd ... it was lowered and had a Corvette 5.7L with AWD hooked up to it...
> pretty cool for a chubby, though not very practical after the 8" snows we
> usually get piling up in the winter. Anyway I've wondered why there aren't
> MORE 4x4's being lowered, my Dad can't stand to have a vehicle jacked up,
> he didn't like the Eagle sitting as high as it did, but the Tempo sits just
> right (yes its AWD), and now he's got an F250HD (89?) that sits up. I
> think there's only been a couple of times that we were afraid the Tempo
> wouldn't make it through something, and every time it did ... so I don't
> think sitting too low is really an issue once you get into town or below
> the MN state line :)
> Just my 2cents
> wish
> Links
> '73 1/2 ton 4x4 Ford
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 15:30:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: rich may
Subject: FTE Perf - galaxy

Was it possible to mate a 440 with a stock Ford 4-speed? He remembers
that the guys that sold it to him said that the tranny was stock.Thanks

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