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perf-list-digest Saturday, July 17 1999 Volume 02 : Number 176



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Re: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox
Re: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox
Re: FTE Perf - BII Stuff
RE: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:08:09 GMT
From: jcope fnusa.com
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox

>>mean by this? If he is taking off the air cleaner box (the top half)

I took off the bottom half, not the top, and used some thin wire to
secure the filter to the top.

Should I be worried about water or excess mud clogging things up? The
airbox is simple enough to put back in, which I plan on doing when I go
mudding, but how much do I really need to worry about it?

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
Removed airbox

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:43:56 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox

>
> it was a bit better throttle response too...
>
> as long as you got everything sealed up tight you shouldn't be hurting
> anything ...
>
> >>
>When you say "as log as you got everything sealed up tight," what do you
>mean by this? If he is taking off the air cleaner box (the top half) how
>could he have this still "sealed up?"

I meant as long as he's not lettin any unfiltered air in ... the seal
between the MAF and the airfilter itself should be a good one, otherwise
all those neat little particles will get sucked into the motor and do all
kinds of nifty things to it ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:47:16 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - BII Stuff

>There was talk a while back about thermostat temps. What is the stock
>thermo temp for my '88 BII, and does anyone recommend changing it?

Lots of people will recommend lowering it. I would only go low enough to
keep the temp gauge where I wanted it at the warmest I'll ever run my
vehicle. Ironically in my truck that's a toss up between towin someone out
in the winter and just hauling down the interstate in the summer, with my
car though I gotta get it to run hard in 100+ heat, so I will be switching
to a lower one here shortly.

With Fuel Injection its a good idea to stay at or above 180, this is the
point where the computer switches and actually starts using all the sensors
to figure out the "best" air/fuel ratio, if you go below this you will
never get the car out of the "warmup" phase according to the computer.

Stock for your truck is probably a 196 or higher ...


>Also, I've heard that older BII's had larger throttle bodies than "newer"
>ones. Exactly which ones had the larger throttle body, and again does
>anyone recommend changing the (stock) one I've got now?
>Thanks!
>
If I'm remembering right it seems like its 85 and 86 that had the larger
throttle bodies ... I'm not sure how much you'd gain without other mods ...
like the exhaust, usually that's the most restrictive part of the system
... or one of the most restrictive I should say.


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:48:26 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - '88 BII Airbox

>You might also try what I did on my Ranger race truck. I ran some 3"
>duct from an opening in the front directly to the K&N. My opening
>happened to be where the headlight used to be but there is allot of
>empty space in the front that you could possibly cut out and mount a
>piece of duct to.

Just be sure to keep it UP so you don't get water and such being forced
into it ... if you're just trying to get cold air (as opposed to ram air),
a shield in front of the intake might not be a bad idea ... just a small
one to deflect any straight on water/dirt/mud


Just my 2cents

wish

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