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perf-list-digest Wednesday, July 7 1999 Volume 02 : Number 166



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - fuel line
Re: FTE Perf - fuel line--- ALSOOOO
Re: FTE Perf - Point settings OOPS!!!
Re: FTE Perf - 300 long block
Re: FTE Perf - Electrical - Help!
FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)
Re: FTE Perf - Electrical - Help!
FTE Perf - Thanks
FTE Perf - EFI to CARB

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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:26:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - fuel line

Hey Ben,

Please don't use all rubber line. Take the time and
do it right and you will be much happier in the end.
Steel line is also much cheaper!!! I think I paid
about 3 bucks each for 6 foot lengths steel line.
Rubber fuel line around here is AT LEAST .99/ft. I
did the tranny cooler lines and fuel line in my 55
F100. Think about all the abrasions and other types
of damage ie fluid, rocks, chassis rubbing etc. that
the fuel line is susceptible to. A rubber line just
aint gonna cut it. I would trust it to get me home in
a pinch but not to take me out somewhere where there's
no phone and leave me.

Just my two bits worth.
Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

- --- ben wrote:
> I need to replace the fuel line that goes from the
> tank to fuel pump in my
> '79 4X4. Is is safe to use rubber line? I know that
> steel is best but I hate
> bending that stuff, can the aluminum type be bent by
> hand with out it
> crimping?
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:38:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - fuel line--- ALSOOOO

Forgot to comment on the bending part. It's very very
easy. I purchased one of those few-dollars benders
and used it with pretty good success. I gave up using
it and get just as good results by shaping the line
around the appropriate curved surface, anvil, vise,
whatever. I only use the bender for tight turns now.
It's a lot easier than you think. Get yourself some
tubing and go for it! It's cheap enough to do a
couple of times if you don't get it right.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87



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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:58:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Point settings OOPS!!!

OOPS!!!

I guess you'd need about a 450KV coil to jump that
gap!

Shane
55 F100 5.0 (DURASPARK!!!)
15.51 87

- --- am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:
> Shane writes: >>Gap them to about 17 hundredths and
> you should
> be good to go.
>
> Thousandths (.017")NOT hundredths (.17").
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:56:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 300 long block

In 79 I guess you'd have a smog pump? I'm not sure
about that one. I guessssssss if your's doesn't have
air ports than you don't need to put a head on with
air ports. The ones without ports would be better for
performance.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

- --- WJeff43 AOL.COM wrote:
> I asked about prices for a long block 300-6 for my
> '79 F100 the other day at
> the local auto parts store. They said there were
> two, one with emissions
> tubes coming out of the head, and one without. The
> one without is
> substantially less expensive. I don't see any ports
> or tubes coming out of
> the head on my truck. What are they talking about,
> a California model maybe?
> Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 11:15:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electrical - Help!

Wow, 27amps?

If you add it up (supposed to use watts but amps work
ok too) you will see that you are over-budget on the
amps.

Cooling fans 27 amps
all your lights 10-15 amps
heater 5 amps
stereo, at least 10 amps
with small amplifier
driving lights?
electric fuel pump?
dash/dome lights?
A/C 30 amps

You're at about 90 amps without figuring in a computer
if you have fuel injection or ignition for
points/duraspark (another 5 amps?).

Why three cooling fans?

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87


- --- George Miller wrote:
> I upgraded my three cooling fans, now a total draw
> of 27 amps. I have
> them hooked into the accessory side of the ignition
> switch and that
> popped the 15 amp bayonet fuse. A 25 amp fuse
> allowed everything to
> operate but now I can hear a noticeable drop in my
> stereo and A/C when I
> engage the fans. I have individual 20 amp line fuses
> on the fans. The
> A/C is on a different circuit, so that really
> confuses me. I hope maybe
> some of you Sparks out there can help clear my non
> electrical mind:
>
> Will I eventually fry something using the 25 amp
> fuse?
>
> Have I exceeded the capacity of my 80 amp
> alternator?
>
> Should I wire the fans directly to a battery circuit
> and bypass the fuse
> box?
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> TIA
>
> George Miller
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 17:06:51 EDT
From: ACMERCG AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - (no subject)

Guys,
Anyone have a popping sound on acceleration and stopping on their
F-150? I know about the popping while parking and stuff, but I just recently
noticed this too...

Anyone?

Joe
Lost in jersey
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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 16:26:32 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)

> Anyone have a popping sound on acceleration and stopping on their
>F-150? I know about the popping while parking and stuff, but I just recently
>noticed this too...
>
have you checked your ujoints lately ? How about your wheels, allthose tight ?

Just some basic thoughts ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:21:45 EDT
From: FLR150 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)

Joe,
Popping where? Suspension, exhaust...?
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:33:58 EDT
From: ACMERCG AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)

In a message dated 07/06/1999 9:23:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
FLR150 AOL.COM writes:


Popping where? Suspension, exhaust...?
Later
Wayne Foy >>
Sorry, it sounds like suspension, at my feet.

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:42:07 EDT
From: FLR150 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)

Joe,
Ok....check back in the archives on the FTE site. Sounds like you need to
replace your bushings. If you do them, do them all. From shocks to I beam. I
just priced them all out for my truck...yours may be different, but the price
for all the bushings was only around $90 for Energy Suspension pieces. They
are probably cheaper through your local parts place.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:51:04 EDT
From: ACMERCG AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - (no subject)

In a message dated 07/06/1999 9:44:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
FLR150 AOL.COM writes:


Ok....check back in the archives on the FTE site. Sounds like you need to
replace your bushings. If you do them, do them all. From shocks to I beam. I
just priced them all out for my truck...yours may be different, but the
price
for all the bushings was only around $90 for Energy Suspension pieces. They
are probably cheaper through your local parts place.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC >>
My buddies 90 stang does the same thing... I'm 500 mi from 100K so I guess
they have done their duty. I was thinking radius arms anyway. Thanks again
wayne. You ordering from summit?

Later..

Joe
LOst in jersey
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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 19:08:08 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Electrical - Help!

shane san miguel wrote:
>
> Wow, 27amps?
>
> If you add it up (supposed to use watts but amps work
> ok too) you will see that you are over-budget on the
> amps.
>
> Cooling fans 27 amps
> all your lights 10-15 amps
> heater 5 amps
> stereo, at least 10 amps
> with small amplifier
> driving lights?
> electric fuel pump?
> dash/dome lights?
> A/C 30 amps
>
> You're at about 90 amps without figuring in a computer
> if you have fuel injection or ignition for
> points/duraspark (another 5 amps?).
>
> Why three cooling fans?

Today it was 112 degrees in this desert. 118 last Thursday. Two 12"
pushers on the four core radiator, with the stock fan pulling, and a 10"
puller on the stacked engine and trans oil coolers. Mods and headers on
a 460 create lots of heat.

You're correct; I'm out of amps. Won't need lights for awhile so I can
delay addressing that until I get the new wiring completed.

George Miller
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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 19:11:11 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: FTE Perf - Thanks

To those of you who helped me with my electrical problem. I'm doing it
the right way; 40 amp relay off the positive side of the battery into a
terminal block.

George Miller
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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:58:24 -0500
From: "ben"
Subject: FTE Perf - EFI to CARB

I need some info on converting a '85 f-150 efi/302 to a carburetor. Stuff....


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