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perf-list-digest Friday, July 23 1999 Volume 02 : Number 182



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - tachometer installation
Re: FTE Perf - Leaning out or perf. carb. tuning (update)
RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
FTE Perf - Timed or manifold vacuum
FTE Perf - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 06:55:28 -0700
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - tachometer installation

Thanks alot Bill. That's a big help.
Tom
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From: William Street
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - tachometer installation


>There is a tach (diagnostic) connector on the driver side. Between the
>alternator
>and intake runners should be a large wire bundle. There are two connectors
>hanging there - one has two yellow wires with green stripes and on has a
>single
>green wire with a yellow stripe - the single one is the tach connector. I
>used this
>on my 90 Ranger 2.3 and my tach works fine.
>
>Good luck.
>
>Bill
>
>Tom Ewing wrote:
>
>> I've got a 92Ranger 2.3L and I have a Autogage tach that I'd like to
>> install.
>

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 11:34:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Leaning out or perf. carb. tuning (update)

WAY TO GO!!!!

Have you run it without exhaust? Those sixes sound
great right out of the header!

Funny how a good nights sleep and some good ol'
fashioned sunlight can change your perspective.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

- --- "John F. Bauer III" wrote:
>
> Thanks to all who suggested the vaccum leak. After
> a good nights sleep and
> a fresh once over, I noticed the intake gasket
> around the 1 and 2 cylinders
> seemed a little "loose". I took it all a part (man,

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 11:12:08 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

Ok, in a boat, rpms and power levels are held up longer, as well as sudden
load changes. Yes, here i may like a better crank.

considered at all a custom billet crank? I know crower will make one for
you if you want to give em $$$. I still myself feel the billet crank will
be no better. forged are so hard to find anymore though.

Other points to consider:
slightly overbalancing it.
running aluminum rods, and doing alot of maintainance on them.
consider a quality stud girdle for the bottom end.
get a good harmonic balancer.
do you have a deep oil pan and some kind of oil control, such as a scraper?
if not, make one. oil whip can be worse than just robbing power.

sleddog




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From: les[SMTP:lesw cyber.net.au]
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 6:53 PM
To: 'perf-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

Hi All,
Thank you, George & Sleddog for your responses. I guess this is a little
off-topic, but it still concerns ford products & performance.
The engine is for offshore boat racing, - yes, Very High R.P.M., 7,000 to
7,500 fed by two (2) 800 cfm carbys and 'pedal to metal' (is there ever any
other way ?) for any time up to an hour. It's very embarassing to be towed
back to shore, - and don't want to start now. The problem is cracking of
the shaft. Strip down the engine and crack-test all parts. Hmmmm another
BIG paper-weight!!!
I am getting the feeling that this is a part now on the endangered list!!
I have tried agents for scat, callies and cola and so far no joy - the
search goes on, even the local SVO agent wouldn't loan out a crank (Cast)
on approval.... Don't know why, if it works I'll buy it, seems fair to me
!... he must have heard about the cracked 'non-twist' one !!....in the
meantime consider the not inconsiderable costs of a class/capacity change.

Regards.

Les W.
The Land of Oz



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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 11:42:33 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

sleddog wrote...

> do you have a deep oil pan and some kind of oil control, such as a
scraper?
> if not, make one. oil whip can be worse than just robbing power.
...............

Could you please explain oil whip, and what a scraper does and where it
is located?

TIA
Danger



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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 13:46:33 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

>> do you have a deep oil pan and some kind of oil control, such as a
>scraper?
>> if not, make one. oil whip can be worse than just robbing power.
>...............
>
> Could you please explain oil whip, and what a scraper does and where it
>is located?
>
Sleddog, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he's talking about the excess
oil that is on the weights of the crank shaft, imagine them flying around
at high rpm's and imagine how fast the little drips of oil will be movin
when they hit the oil pan .... a "scraper" will help take the oil off of
the crank and keep it from throwing all the oil around. Not sure if this
is the same as a "windage tray" or not, but the idea is to keep the oil off
of the parts of the crank that don't need it, this will also help you out
with some power as there is a loss associated with the oil (mass) being
there ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:38:17 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

as oil, collects on the cranks, it can whip (like a string would) around
the crank and extend far enough to pick up extra oil from the pan. oil
slinging around inside creates an imbalance just like putting any weight
someplace on the crank that was not balanced would create an imbalance.

moving the oil lower, away from the crank helps. as does a scraper. a
scraper is a piece of sheet metal, that comforms to the genereal shape of
the crank, usuall mounted horosontally at about the middle of the crank, on
the "up" direction of rotation side, that "scrapes" off the oil that has
occumilated on the crank that revolution. it doesn't touch the crank, but
is very close.

sleddog

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From: Danger[SMTP:danger csolutions.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 2:42 PM
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

sleddog wrote...

> do you have a deep oil pan and some kind of oil control, such as a
scraper?
> if not, make one. oil whip can be worse than just robbing power.
...............

Could you please explain oil whip, and what a scraper does and where it
is located?

TIA
Danger




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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:39:44 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

it is not the same as a windage tray, but both are used to occomplish
similiar goal of controling the oil. some builders use one, or the other,
some use both.

sleddog

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From: William S Hart[SMTP:wish iastate.edu]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 2:46 PM
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

Sleddog, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he's talking about the excess
oil that is on the weights of the crank shaft, imagine them flying around
at high rpm's and imagine how fast the little drips of oil will be movin
when they hit the oil pan .... a "scraper" will help take the oil off of
the crank and keep it from throwing all the oil around. Not sure if this
is the same as a "windage tray" or not, but the idea is to keep the oil off
of the parts of the crank that don't need it, this will also help you out
with some power as there is a loss associated with the oil (mass) being
there ...



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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:56:43 -0500
From: NRA
Subject: FTE Perf - Timed or manifold vacuum

Ok, this is not strictly a truck question, but you guys are smart, so
I'll ask it anyway! I'm in the process of equipping a '68 302 with a
new Edelbrock Performer carb.

I have a choice of "timed" or "manifold" vacuum ports on the carb to
connect the vacuum line from the "tree" on the water inlet (on the tree,
one goes to the main manifold vacuum fitting behind the carb, one goes
to the distributor, and one goes to the carb).

Do I use the "timed" or "manifold" carb port for this engine?? If it
matters, it is an automatic with California emissions, such as they are.

Anybody know for sure?

Neal
Austin, TX
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:21:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks

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