perf-list-digest Wednesday, May 26 1999 Volume 02 : Number 126



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FTE Perf - Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carbs
RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs
RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs
RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs
FTE Perf - 6" lift
FTE Perf - seats

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 09:23:56 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carbs

With all this talk of carbs, I got to wondering what I should be running on
the 390 ? Right now I'm running a 600 Holley. The truck is basically a
commuter/fun truck, back and forth to work and around havin fun in the
snow. Not much offroading, very little towing, and hauling consists of
moving my friends around, so nothing too heavy either.

The cam specs for this fresh 390 are :

Manufacturer: Melling
Cam Lift .296 .311 (intake/exhaust)
Valve Lift .512 .538
SAE Duration 292/302
0.050 Duration 214/224
Lobe Centers 104/120

Its runnin good now, just gotta get the final tune as its only got about
250 miles on it. I don't really run too many revs, so limiting myself to
5000 shouldn't be a big deal at all, I just want the low end torque to
stick around. According to the equation and assuming 100% efficiency I
only need about 571cfm, so the 600 should be enough, but with that cam I
have to wonder if that's true or not ???

Just wondering what all you guys thought? Oh yeah its an auto, so I'd like
to stick with the vacuum secondaries, and since its the middle of Iowa I
need a choke of some sort, I'd prefer an electric. Maybe I just need to
rejet and tweak the 600 a little bit ? Any suggestions would be great ...
Thanks,
wish
73ish F-1?? 4x4
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/truck.html
96 Mustang GT
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 11:18:31 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs

you're running a decent lumpy stick for a hydraulic, but even if it could
give you over 100% efficiency, you don't need more than the 600 at those
rpms. tune it and drive on. if you find you like screaming it more, then
a bit bigger would probobly give you a notriceable difference - jst
guessing as i know not what the rest of your build is, as far as intake,
CR, etc.

sledog

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From: William S Hart[SMTP:wish iastate.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 10:23 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Cc: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carbs

With all this talk of carbs, I got to wondering what I should be running on
the 390 ? Right now I'm running a 600 Holley. The truck is basically a
commuter/fun truck, back and forth to work and around havin fun in the
snow. Not much offroading, very little towing, and hauling consists of
moving my friends around, so nothing too heavy either.

The cam specs for this fresh 390 are :

Manufacturer: Melling
Cam Lift .296 .311 (intake/exhaust)
Valve Lift .512 .538
SAE Duration 292/302
0.050 Duration 214/224
Lobe Centers 104/120

Its runnin good now, just gotta get the final tune as its only got about
250 miles on it. I don't really run too many revs, so limiting myself to
5000 shouldn't be a big deal at all, I just want the low end torque to
stick around. According to the equation and assuming 100% efficiency I
only need about 571cfm, so the 600 should be enough, but with that cam I
have to wonder if that's true or not ???

Just wondering what all you guys thought? Oh yeah its an auto, so I'd like
to stick with the vacuum secondaries, and since its the middle of Iowa I
need a choke of some sort, I'd prefer an electric. Maybe I just need to
rejet and tweak the 600 a little bit ? Any suggestions would be great ...
Thanks,
wish
73ish F-1?? 4x4
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/truck.html
96 Mustang GT
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/mustang.html

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 10:23:10 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs

>you're running a decent lumpy stick for a hydraulic, but even if it could
>give you over 100% efficiency, you don't need more than the 600 at those
>rpms. tune it and drive on.

That's what I was hoping ...


if you find you like screaming it more, then
>a bit bigger would probobly give you a notriceable difference - jst
>guessing as i know not what the rest of your build is, as far as intake,
>CR, etc.

The intake is a C5AE from a 65 Galaxie, large ports on it ... the exhaust
is currently stock manifolds through duals, though I think I'm going to go
to the block hugger headers ... CR is probably around 9.5 or 9.6 :1
...hmmm...dunno what else you need exactly ? C6 auto w 3.55? gears ...


Thanks,
wish
73ish F-1?? 4x4
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/truck.html
96 Mustang GT
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/mustang.html

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 11:42:54 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs

ok, 600 is all you need for now. a bigger carb won't breath anyway through the stock ex mans. once the headers are there, then maybe.

sleddog

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From: William S Hart[SMTP:wish iastate.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 11:23 AM
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - holley carbs


The intake is a C5AE from a 65 Galaxie, large ports on it ... the exhaust
is currently stock manifolds through duals, though I think I'm going to go
to the block hugger headers ... CR is probably around 9.5 or 9.6 :1
...hmmm...dunno what else you need exactly ? C6 auto w 3.55? gears ...

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 19:49:27 -0500
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE Perf - 6" lift

Is a 6" lift very hard to put on for the little over average backyard
mechanic, I am talking about the skyjacker 6" for my 84 F-150.
not new radius arms but drop downs and blocks for the rear.
I talked to a shop here in town and they sad that the steering will be fine
if you do the installation right with all needed components, but they said
it would cost 1000$ to get them to do it, and if I could do it it would be
around 500$ seems I would save a lot.
well, how hard is it??

please e-mail me directly.

Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
engine inline for performance tune-up
carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
any help appreciated.
Little Rock,Ar





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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 19:52:57 -0500
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE Perf - seats

In my 84 F-150 i have a vinyl bench seat all the way across and no fold
downs in the middle just a plain jane bench seat.
is the any bucket seats out of anything that will fit into my truck with
only
minor changes I really need a bucket seat so I can use a console, and I
really need a consoel to put stuff in and for the cupholders. people who
own fords with benches, probably feel my pain about having no storage
and/or cupholders. thanks for the help,

please e-mail directly
Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
engine inline for performance tune-up
carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
any help appreciated.
Little Rock,Ar





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