perf-list-digest Friday, March 26 1999 Volume 02 : Number 067



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - 429 Headers
RE: FTE Perf - 429 Headers
FTE Perf - Know your enemy
FTE Perf - Backpressure
Re: FTE Perf - Warranty Shaft: Letter
Re: FTE Perf - Backpressure

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 05:46:15 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Stephens
Subject: FTE Perf - 429 Headers

Did you have any problem with the 429 headers fitting in the truck? How
much did you pay? I have a 60 F100 with a Camaro subframe and a 429 too.
No one can tell me for sure that they have any that will fit.
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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 07:40:02 -0800
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - 429 Headers

Yes, a few. The headers (Hooker Competition with long collectors) were for
a 69 - 73? Mustang. I first saw them referenced in Pat Ghanal's Ford
performance book. I have a Thunderbird clip so the motor mounts came into
play along with the passenger side frame rail. Did some serious heat and
hit customizing, trimmed the motor mounts and got them in. Took a while,
but it was worth it, they look and sound great, now if I could just fun
around with them wide open. I'm going to run them a while to make sure I
didn't collapse a tube to much and to see if any additional clearance needs
to be made before I have them HPC coated.

A little bit about the headers;

The front tubes run straight down and under the cross member(Drivers side
bends around the oil filter).
The back tubes are a slip fit with the drivers side bent to pass the rear
mounted steering box. They fit tight to the engine and you can see they
spent some time designing all the bends to make sure they fit.

The great thing about the Hookers from Summit is that you can send them back
if they don't fit. All you lose is shipping.

Hope this helps. If you want the part number for the headers let me know.
I don't have it at work but I can bring it in tomorrow and E:Mail you.

Denny 55 F100
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> much did you pay? I have a 60 F100 with a Camaro subframe and a 429 too.
> No one can tell me for sure that they have any that will fit.
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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 11:20:10 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Know your enemy

Muel writes: >>To know thy enemy is key to defeating thy enemy.

Did you do an indepth study of General Patton?? This was his theory in N.
Africa during the very early days of WWII.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:30:29 -0500
From: J Cope
Subject: FTE Perf - Backpressure

I drive an 88 BII, and I recently changed the exhaust system, as mine was
rusted out a bit. BTW, here's a tip: If your exhaust system is at all
like mine, the muffler and the resonator are slightly tilted, which tends
to cause water to sit at the low end, rusting it out. A few correctly
placed 1/8" holes let it drain nicely. Anyway, while I had the whole
exhaust system off, I turned the truck on to see what it sounded like
completely unmuffled. I must admit, it sounded pretty darn good for a 6
cyl. My immediate thoughts were of a straightpipe exhaust to take
advantage of this sound, but then I remembered a friend of mine telling me
about backpressure and fuel injection and how I needed a muffler for the
whole thing to work right. Any input confirming or denying this would be
greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

JC

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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 20:58:41 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Warranty Shaft: Letter

"Giddens, Scott" wrote:
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> Suddenly that 1500 buck warranty doesn't look so good when you read the fine
> print or actually see how it works does it?

Great wording on some.. Items covered; engine including rings etc. But
in the fine print 'wear' isn't covered so the nice girl at the shop
isn't covered for her smoky new (to her) Talon. Of course it also had
the line about not paying for related parts recommended by the installer
etc. etc. More weasel wording in the fine print than a political
statement from a pol. caught in wrong doing!

> Like gambling, very few people
> win, but most people lose. It is calculated that way so they will make
> money.

All insurance is based on statistics (actuarial tables for life ins. I
think), so yes, just like gambling the house *does* always win. Some
establishments however do have a better 'layout' than others so it pays
to shop wisely for either your insurance OR your casino. :-)

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> The manufacturers extended warranty is for customer satisfaction, marketing
> or sales. It is a little better investment.

And a lot easier to deal with.. Our service writer's fiancee just
bought an Audi with remaining factory warranty but there's no Audi
dealer within 90 miles. The security system went wonky on her and with
no questions asked the $500.00 repair was authorized and the parts are
being shipped to our shop.. Heck.. they dont even want the original
part shipped back to them!

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC
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Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 23:12:53 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Backpressure

J Cope wrote:
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> I drive an 88 BII, and I recently changed the exhaust system,

> Anyway, while I had the whole
> exhaust system off, I turned the truck on to see what it sounded like
> completely unmuffled. I must admit, it sounded pretty darn good for a 6
> cyl.

Yeah it does! :-)

> My immediate thoughts were of a straightpipe exhaust to take
> advantage of this sound, but then I remembered a friend of mine telling me
> about backpressure and fuel injection and how I needed a muffler for the
> whole thing to work right.

Not fuel injection per se, but a small amount of back pressure is needed
for the EGR system to operate correctly. I'd try legal headers, a low
restriction cat and a 'throaty' muffler. You might want to look into a
'Borla' exhaust system.

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC
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