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perf-list-digest Wednesday, August 11 1999 Volume 02 : Number 201



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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In this issue:

FTE Perf - Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150 Pickup Truck
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance
RE: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance
FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?
Re: FTE Perf - Engines gone but not forgotten
Re: FTE Perf - off list topic~ 1972 Yamaha 350 RD
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt?what am i missing?

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:07:28 -0400
From: kpayne ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150 Pickup Truck

For those that aren't aware of this, Ford Truck Enthusiasts has
press privileges and access to Ford Motor Company's press agent
site. We update this news section of the web site regularly
with Ford press releases.

Normally, we don't announce any press releases on the lists but
today we have one that might be of interest to many of you:

Ford and Harley-Davidson Unveil Limited Edition 2000 F-150
Pickup Truck

If you go to the main web site page:

http://www.ford-trucks.com

...you'll find the link to the news section on the right hand
side of the screen under a newspaper pic.

Later,
Ken
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:05:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Reinke
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance

Too much room? My '97 wastes over 14 inches between
the radiator and front bumper! (Enough room that Warn
was able to design a winch to fit in the open space!!)

Ryan


- --- WJeff43 AOL.COM wrote:
> I think there's a lot of truth in that statement.
> The new Ford trucks don't
> look like real trucks to me, too stylish. I believe
> the 300/6 was probably
> too long to put in the new truck. I didn't get a
> real good idea about how
> long the thing is until I pulled mine out. I had to
> remove the radiator,
> fan, and fan pully in order to have enough room.
> Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 14:30:43 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance

> Too much room? My '97 wastes over 14 inches between
> the radiator and front bumper! (Enough room that Warn
> was able to design a winch to fit in the open space!!)
>

There's also the issue of the sloped hood with a long motor, the hood has to
clear the motor ... even at the front where its quite a bit shallower ... I
think this is the "room" that's missing on those ... Imagine your truck
with a "turbo" style bulge in the hood for the valve cover :)

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 18:22:49 -0500
From: "Damian Sigman"
Subject: FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?

Hi gang - Thanks for the interesting digest - I just signed up a couple of
weeks ago,
and have really been enjoying it!

I too have been very happy with my 300 -6. I've got a '90 2WD 5-spd with
113k miles that I've used to tow a 6000 lb trailer while the bed had about
500-600 lbs of weight in it for 400+ miles. On the interstate it would
still go as fast as I wanted to go (hit 80 a couple of times) with the A/C
running and cruise set. I wouldn't have wanted to try to pass anyone on a
two-lane
highway, or do too many stop/starts, but it worked fine on the interstate.
In this mode, I still got >10 mpg.

Since there were several hills that slowed me down to nearly 55, I could
definately use more power. Has anyone made any relatively cheap mods that
helped either HP or Torque a lot (exhaust, intake, etc)? Are there any
parts that I should replace in a preventative maintenance mode (I replaced
the Water Pump, coolant hoses, thermostat, dist cap, plugs & wires as soon
as I bought the truck - about 1 year ago) to save myself from a breakdown?
Is 150k miles considered "a lot" for these motors?

Thanks in advance!
Damian

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 23:40:49 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Engines gone but not forgotten

Dave Resch wrote:
>
> >From: FLR150 AOL.COM
> >Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance
> >
> >Tim,
> >I cant believe you forgot the venerable 302/5.0
> >in that list....SHAME ON YOU!!!

I listed the 289.. Same family :-)

> >Later
> >Wayne Foy
> >'94 Flareside SC (5.0 powered)

>
> OTOH: I am miffed that Tim forgot the 335 series V8s, 351C, 351M, and 400. The
> 400 M-block was the last pushrod V8 engine ever designed and put into production
> by Ford and it had the longest stroke of any Ford pushrod V8.

And I mentioned the 351.. Just no Suffix.. in my tired state of mind
the 289 encompassed the 289-351 family and the 351 covered the 351-400.
After a few hundred mails at one sitting I get a bit loopy sometimes.

Sorry for the omissions or lack of clarity on my part! At least I
didn't cite the 305 or 400 GM engines. :-) :-)

Tim
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 23:44:18 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - off list topic~ 1972 Yamaha 350 RD

ACMERCG AOL.COM wrote:
>
> Anyone have one of these or know someone who does? It belongs to a buddy of
> mine and I'm having a lot of trouble getting it running. I'm looking for
> point gaps and general troubleshooting. Maybe someone with a wiring diagram.
>

Gotta love those old 2 stroke bikes.. nice kick in the pants for the
size! I'd try .014" on the points; I have no specific info on 'em but
I'll be glad to help any way I can by e-mail/phone.

Tim
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 23:52:47 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt?what am i missing?

Andy Osborne wrote:
>

> To give you an idea of its nonpower here are a few
> specs
> *consistently wont burn out (very important to a 16 yr old)
> *needs 4-lo to get out of ditches
> *slight surge in third gear
> i hope you see a hopeless teenage who needs performance help
> thanks

It's possible someone set the timing without following the proper
procedure; if so it'd be about 10-14 Degrees low and a real dog. If you
want to play around, try advancing the timing a bit at a time until you
encounter spark knock then back off just enough to get rid of the
knock. I Imagine you'll get a decent boost from this if my suspicion is
correct. If you need help to do this feel free to e-mail me.

Tim
>
> ===
> Oz
> 87 ford f-150 mud kings 4x4 what more could you want?:)
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