perf-list-digest Thursday, May 27 1999 Volume 02 : Number 127



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Peggy
FTE Perf - Gear lube
Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube
Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube
Re: FTE Perf - seats
Re: FTE Perf - seats
Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube
FTE Perf - 2.9L v6
Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube
Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 07:23:57 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Peggy

Peggy,

I have to agree with Darrell, Hot August Nights is one great week. The Web
address is HotAugustNights.net.

Another great show in California is the West Coast National on August 27,
28, 29 in Pleasanton. This is also a week long get together with runs to
various hot rod related sites during the week, informal show at a Foster
Freeze, a show on the streets of one of the local cities with Bands, etc..
and a Friday night cruise in downtown Pleasanton that is just unbelievable.
Unfortunately, the formal show is pre- 55 so I can't enter, except when I
fudge a little and say my 55 is a 54. I'm not normally a supporter of
Goodguys shows, but this one is special.

Their Website is goodguysgoodtimes.com.

Dennis
55 F100

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> Well if you've never made it to Hot August Nights in Reno, I suggest you
> do.
> I drive the 450 miles every year for that show. Lots of good truck stuff
> too. I found dealer sales pamphlets and an owners manual for a 73 I was
> going to be building. I'll be there this year, definately pickin up stuff
>
> for Tweety. If you check Reno's website (dont ask me what it is) it will
> have some dates for you.
>
> Darrell Duggan
> 74 f-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 14:08:44 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: FTE Perf - Gear lube

I just purchased a new Detroit locker and ring & pinion for my 8.8 and
was wondering what you guys thought about sythetic lube. I've hear
different opinions...some say to use regular 75/90 for break-in then
switch and then others say not to worry use the synthetic. I'm sure this
thread has only been covered a bazillion times. Sorry if it was a
current one.


Steve Randa
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 14:30:36 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

>I just purchased a new Detroit locker and ring & pinion for my 8.8 and
>was wondering what you guys thought about sythetic lube. I've hear
>different opinions...some say to use regular 75/90 for break-in then
>switch and then others say not to worry use the synthetic. I'm sure this
>thread has only been covered a bazillion times. Sorry if it was a
>current one.
>

I've never heard anyone say to break in gears with synthetic first, motors
yes, gears no.... synthetics are usually a good thing, though make sure you
get the full synthetic. I would think that in gears would be a great place
for the synth since they don't get changed very often and are subjected to
extreme heating and forces ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 16:06:42 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

I'm sorry if I was unclear. What some people have said was that it
didn't matter if you used synthetic in the very beginning regardless if
you kept it in or not. I would like to use synthetic strictly. Just
wanted to know if it was alright to use it during break-in as well.

Steve

William S Hart wrote:
>

> I've never heard anyone say to break in gears with synthetic first, motors
> yes, gears no.... synthetics are usually a good thing, though make sure you
> get the full synthetic. I would think that in gears would be a great place
> for the synth since they don't get changed very often and are subjected to
> extreme heating and forces ...
>
> Just my 2cents
>
> wish
>
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 16:14:14 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - seats

If your willing to shell the bucks, you could try Sonny's seats out of
Iowa Falls, Iowa. I got tired of looking for a 40/20/40 locally. Color
was always an issue too since I was after red. Lotta black and blue out
there. They sell practically any seat Ford had to offer and they make
custom brackets to get them to fit earlier years. I saw them in the
paper here in Wichita. Seems like a long distance to advertise but they
must do the business.

Steve Randa
'84 F150

Joel Thomas wrote:
>
> 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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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 16:18:26 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - seats

Guess it would help if I gave you a URL. Sorry

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonnystruckseats.com/

Steve Randa
'84 F150
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 16:22:18 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

>I'm sorry if I was unclear. What some people have said was that it
>didn't matter if you used synthetic in the very beginning regardless if
>you kept it in or not. I would like to use synthetic strictly. Just
>wanted to know if it was alright to use it during break-in as well.
>
>> I've never heard anyone say to break in gears with synthetic first, motors
>> yes, gears no.... synthetics are usually a good thing, though make sure you
>> get the full synthetic. I would think that in gears would be a great place
>> for the synth since they don't get changed very often and are subjected to
>> extreme heating and forces ...
>>

I guess my answer was unclear as well, sorry for the confusion, its been a
hectic day here at work.

I've never heard anyone on the 'stang boards say to break the gears in with
dino juice, as far as I know they've all just dropped synth in right away
on a gear change, though I can post to be sure of this if you like ...

For motors, they claim that the rings won't seat properly if you have synth
because its too good, with gears I don't think you really need them to
"seat" nearly as much as motor parts need to, so I would think it would be
a good thing ... don't forget friction modifier if you need it ... (don't
know if lockers need it or not)

Also let me know what you decide, it feels like the detroit in the rear may
be comin up soon for my truck as well ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:57:44 -0400
From: Steve P
Subject: FTE Perf - 2.9L v6

I know you all might think I am nuts... But I want to keep my 2.9L V6
for economy reasons, but I'd Still like to see an improvement in power.
What recommendations can everyone give to boost performance 25% or
more? What will make the largest improvements? What would be the most
cost effective?

I feel it is realistic to expect 150-160hp while maintaining fuel
economy. Although 180hp would be nice! ;-)

The engine currently has 80,000 original miles on it and has been
meticulously maintained since new.

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 22:38:14 EDT
From: FLR150 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

Steve,
In my experience synthetic is the best lube for most new moving parts, notice
I said "NEW"! In the rear end department, I wouldn't worry though..it'll be
the best thing for it. Just remember to break in the rear end. I know that
there is a procedure to breaking in a new rear end...but damned if I can
remember it. I'm sure one of these other list guys knows how to do it
right....anyone?...anyone?
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Wayne's Page
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 23:52:56 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Gear lube

I can field this one, having just spent $1100 having my Dana 70 rebuilt.
Rear end break in is as follows. First off, run a regular lube. I dont know
why, but this is what I was told by the shop. I imagine it helps to "match"
the pinion gear to the ring gear. Secondly, for the first 100 or so miles,
DO NOT hammer the throttle, do not haul any serious load, and do not cruise
at any constant speed, such as on the highway at 70 for an hour. Then after
that you can treat it like normal. At 1000 miles, change the gear lube, and
swap to a synthetic. Run the oil recommended by someone in you climate.
Also make sure that the lube is compatible with any locker or limited slip
unit you may have. Hope this helps.

Darrell Duggan....


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