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perf-list-digest Monday, July 26 1999 Volume 02 : Number 185



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - Fried and confused
FTE Perf - FE 390 rebuilt
FTE Perf - RE: Forged Crankshaft Spare ?
FTE Perf - serpentine belts and hi-po pulleys
RE: FTE Perf - Looking for an Altenator
Re: FTE Perf - Looking for an Altenator
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Perf - ADMIN: New FTE caps

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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 09:43:16 EDT
From: WJeff43 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Fried and confused

Most Fords use the same model starter relay, which is usually located on the
fender well somewhere. The two most likely problems are: 1.) The keyswitch
shorted out, keeping the starter relay pulled in 2.) The contacts of the
starter relay have become shorted, (maybe stuck or welded together if the
starter motor was pulling large amps). A multimeter will tell you a lot.
Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 14:07:21 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE Perf - FE 390 rebuilt

Can you guys believe it they actually had an FE 390
buildup on HOTROD TV this weekend, they are supposively
going to put it in a Thunderbird later on. They used
Edelbrock Aluminum heads and some other items of
interest.

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William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"


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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:21:57 -0700
From: "Chris Samuel"
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: Forged Crankshaft Spare ?

Les

As some here know, I spend my "free time" playing in the "Wine and Cheese"
world of high output race engines. I am crew chief on a little Unlimited
Class White Water Jet Boat. Our engine team won the 99 world championships
in Class, and that boat was in the top 10 overall. Unfortunately, we had
too many delays in building our new hull to get our Unlimited class boat to
the world championships this year :-(

I have restrained myself from jumping in to this thread because I wanted to
talk to my Engine Team first. My Engine Team has close to 100 years of race
engine design and development experience, covering all aspects of racing
engines from machining, fabrication, air flow development, and engine
dynamometer testing. They have won World Championships in Jet Boat Racing,
Championships in SCCA, NHRA, and Jet Sprint Racing.

I can make the following offers, if you of anyone else is interested:
First, I have "semi-available" a Forged 460 crankshaft, SVO splayed 4 bolt
block, "H" Beam Rods, JE Pistons, Fully Ported - Titanium Valved SVO Heads,
ETC., Etc., Semi-available? By that I mean that we will not break up the
engine assembly into separate components.
I get the feeling that your budget would not allow you to pursue this option
but I thought I would extend the offer, as you said how fast do you want to
go?
The engine was originally destined to be a dyno test mule and then once the
development work was completed into a boat. Unfortunately we never really
got the project going before other things got in the way.
We are fully capable of shipping you a complete engine, fully machined and
assembled, Dyno'd out for maximum power, basically a turn key engine.

Second I have available a "AR" all Aluminum BOSS 429 displacing I believe
600CI
The engine is complete and has had no expense spared in its development.
Currently it is Twin Turbocharged, Intercooled, and EFI. Power output in
this trim would be in the 2000 HP ball Park. This engine carries a bargain
price of
$70,000.00 US. Current component cost is $135,000.00 US. The engine has
never had a full power pull made on it. It is available in Twin Turbo trim
or in a naturally aspirated EFI, or Carb'd. Price varies accordingly.
Sleddog has seen a picture of this engine and can attest to the "Eye Candy"
aspect of it.

If you wish to buy a Forged No Twist Crank you will in all likelihood have
to have one made. According to my sources you need to talk to Moldex and
bring your wallet!

What is an Unlimited Class White Water Jet Boat?
Well, Picture a 20-21 foot hull with (vary) conservatively 1200HP of Twin
Turbo, Intercooled, EFI, 540CI "off-brand" Big Block, capable of 130+ MPH.
Our engine team builds our engines to be capable of running at this power
output for literally hours! In fact seasons with the right maintenance.
Then follow this link to see our old boat.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jetboat-usa.com/boiceracing.htm

Yep, it's a "Wine and Cheese" world that I live in...
Turbo Whine!

Contact me off line if you, or anyone else ;-) are interested.

Muel.

PS. Yes, I really do play in a rarefied world of high output engines!
No, I will not apologize for it!


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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 16:13:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: rich may
Subject: FTE Perf - serpentine belts and hi-po pulleys

I have a 1968 390 and I was wondering if anyone knew of a serpentine
belt system or alternate pulleys for this. I want to free up some power
and am looking for the cheap ways to do it first. Any info would be
gladly appreciated.

Thanks
Rich May
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Do You Yahoo!?

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 07:10:49 +1000
From: les
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Looking for an Altenator

On Sunday, July 25, 1999 10:55 AM, ACMERCG AOL.COM [SMTP:ACMERCG AOL.COM]
wrote:
: I am looking for a heavy duty/ high output altenator for my 92 F-150.
: Anyone have any suggestions? With 101k on the motor, the electric fans
in,
: and a few more sets of lights to add, I'm afraid my alt can't hack it.
: Anyone know what the original output should be? At idle I only have 12.2
: volts, and if I remember correctly, when I put the new battery in last
year,
: I had 14.4. Maybe it could be the battery? Hmmm... Optima here I
come....
:
: Joe
: Lost in Jersey
Hi All,
14.4 should be about right, day time running. If you are in the market for
a battery, my opinion only, but go to a supplier that can supply the
biggest sucker you can afford. I talking heavy duty, 4x4, truck, 17 plate
unit. That's a $300 au$ battery in Oz. And, what do you call 'a few more
sets of lights to add,' ?

Regards.

Les W.
The Land of Oz


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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 17:20:33 EDT
From: ACMERCG AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Looking for an Altenator

In a message dated 07/25/1999 5:06:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
lesw cyber.net.au writes:


14.4 should be about right, day time running. If you are in the market
for
a battery, my opinion only, but go to a supplier that can supply the
biggest sucker you can afford. I talking heavy duty, 4x4, truck, 17 plate
unit. That's a $300 au$ battery in Oz. And, what do you call 'a few more
sets of lights to add,' ?

Regards.

Les W.
The Land of Oz >>
probally about 4 more pairs, and some more accessories, stereo stuff...

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 20:39:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:

Pictorial sections updated:
1. Pre-48
2. 48-52
3. 53-56
4. 97 and newer
5. small trucks
6. Rancheros

Link sections updated:
1. Antique cars
2. Ford trucks - Econolines
3. Performance trucks
4. Offroad trucks

As some of you may know, FTE takes active steps to
combat spam (Junk email). We have the following
measures:

1. for ford-trucks.com email addresses, POP3 login
is required before sending email through our
system.
2. we continually update a database of known spammers
and reject mail from them (13,000 known sources
right now)
3. Where possible, we mangle email addresses on the
web site.

We're pleased to announce that we now have a tool
on the web site (invisible to users) which activates
when an email address harvester hits our site to
try to get email addresses from the web pages. This
tool spits out tens of thousands of bogus email
addresses to the harvester, polluting their database
so badly that it is, in effect, rendered useless.

Also, if you haven't checked out the site in a while,
there is a page which links up to the US TSB/recall
database. You can get TSB and recall information for
Ford trucks and vans all the way back to 1966.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 22:36:42 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: New FTE caps

Fellow FTE members. Over the past year, I've had MANY
requests from members for Ford Truck Enthusiasts to
produce a baseball cap. We finally bit the bullet and
created one.

The cap is two-tone denim, blue jean colored bill with
khaki colored cap. It has "Ford Truck Enthusiasts"
embroidered on the front and the web address. We decided
that a high quality cap for a couple bucks more that
lasts a long time was better than a cheap cap that
wears out. This cap has an adjustable leather strap
instead of plastic and is made of pre-washed denim.
You'll find a picture of it on the web site plus a
link to purchase it. The picture is lousy since all
I have is a cheapo $70 computer cam but we put a closeup
of the logo and denim on the linked page with the
flatbed scanner so you can a close-up of the logo.

This is a limited item and they are for sale for
$11.75. As many of you know, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
funds its free web site and list services through the
sale of the items listed on our online store. As
always, you are NOT obligated to make a purchase.

Additionally, FTE is working on incentives for Association
Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts club members. Nothing is
carved in stone yet, but we're planning to offer a
discount to club members on ALL decals sold on the
web site. Additionally, we're working with a vendor
to provide a discount for first purchases made by
Association Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts club members.

Now back to our regular program.
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