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perf-list-digest Tuesday, August 17 1999 Volume 02 : Number 207



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Perf - EFI 300-6 Chip -- anyone use one?
Re: FTE Perf - 300 perfomance
FTE Perf - Back-up lights.
Re: FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?
RE: FTE Perf - Back-up lights.
FTE Perf - AN fittings and SS hose
Re: FTE Perf - AN fittings and SS hose
FTE Perf - Headers on a EFI 300 I-6
RE: FTE Perf - Headers on a EFI 300 I-6

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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 08:37:48 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - EFI 300-6 Chip -- anyone use one?

> EFI 300-6 Chip -- anyone use one?
>
>
> Clifford sells one, and some other company that I can't think
> does too.
>
> Anyone use one? Does it make a worthwhile difference (esp.
> in torque)?
>

With the EEC-IV system on your truck, I wouldn't look for any dramatic
changes in power/economy with a chip unless you've done some mods to the
truck ... there may be some small gains, but probably not enough to warrant
the price. Try setting your timing up a bit (the base timing that is),
maybe play with the exhaust to open it up, and possibly the intake side
could stand some straightening, that's all without opening things up inside.
I talked with the 6 guru (Tony) about these FI engines and he said there's
really not much available for them, which is really too bad ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 08:47:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 300 perfomance

Hey that sounds like a GREAT truck! Have any pictures
of it anywhere on the web?

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
289 Pinto waiting patiently

- --- InLoveOne AOL.COM wrote:
> Just my thoghts I have a 1983 F150 with a 300 with
> .030 over forged TRW
> pistons, Clifford intake,valve cover & header
> running through 2.5 SS dynomax
> exh. sys. Holly 4160 390cfm carb with a K&N air
> cleaner, Comp Cams
> pt#66-237-4 cam with a little spark comming from a
> MSD6-offroad ign sys &a
> Blaster 2 coil.
> I spent alot of money on this truck . it has a
> ton of tork & runs grate
> but it's no race truck. However it sounds grate.
>
> Joe south jersey
> Inloveone aol.com
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:47:59 -0600
From: Steve Tymchyshyn
Subject: FTE Perf - Back-up lights.

I was hoping someone out there is a wizard with electrical components. I
have a 77 F-100 that originally had a 300/6 with a three speed tranny. I
have recently changed the drivetrain to a 400c.i.d with a c6 tranny. My
problem is now that the steering column has been changed to accomodate the
automatic transmission I have some wiring to figure out. The wiring coming
from the tranny has four wires and is terminated with a female plug. I'm
assuming 2 of the wires are for the neutral safety switch, and the other two
are for the back-up lights.

I have been able to get the backup lights to come on, however, it doesn't
matter what gear you are in. How do I terminate the back-up lights when I
am not in Reverse?

The second question I have is, how do you wire the neutral safety switch?
Do I interupt the signal at the solenoid?

Any advise/help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:43:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?

Mine had just over 300,000 when I pulled it. I only
pulled it because it used a quart of oil every 2,000
miles or so and smoked a little bit. I picked up a
rebuilt 240 for 100 bucks and dropped it in. For
anyone who doubts the mileage, I have all receipts
from oil changes. My dad is an old military guy and I
think they implanted a *preventative maintenance
schedule* chip in his head during vietnam or
something. Every vehicle he owns gets documented oil
and maintenance schedules.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
289 Pinto waiting patiently

> 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: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 13:18:05 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Back-up lights.

> from the tranny has four wires and is terminated with a female plug. I'm
> assuming 2 of the wires are for the neutral safety switch, and
> the other two
> are for the back-up lights.
>
> I have been able to get the backup lights to come on, however, it doesn't
> matter what gear you are in. How do I terminate the back-up
> lights when I
> am not in Reverse?
>
> The second question I have is, how do you wire the neutral safety switch
> Do I interupt the signal at the solenoid?
>

Do you have the neutral starter safety switch ? On my truck it bolts on to
the steering column on the lower portion just inside the cab, there should
be a little piece that sticks out of the column to move the slide on the
switch. Mine's broke so its just wired around and will start in any gear
and the backup lights don't work either. At any rate if you find this it
should have the 4pronged connector on it that you need, a salvage yard trip
could probably dig one up pretty quickly ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 14:48:19 EDT
From: "Joe Swinko"
Subject: FTE Perf - AN fittings and SS hose

I was wondering if anybody knows the size in inches all the sizes of AN
fittings ie: -10=9/16" I dont know- that is an example
Joe Swinko


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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 14:31:46 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - AN fittings and SS hose

Joe wrote:
>I was wondering if anybody knows the size in inches all the sizes of AN
>fittings ie: -10=9/16" I dont know- that is an example
>Joe Swinko


AN numbers are in 1/16's of an inch...

I.E: AN4 = 4/16" = 1/4"
AN5 = 5/16" = 5/16"
AN12= 12/16"= 3/4"


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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 17:42:27 -0500
From: phydeaux koyote.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Headers on a EFI 300 I-6

I keep hearing ppl say that since my '95 4.9L has a split manifold,
headers wouldn't provide any benefit. I find this hard to believe. I
mean, if the headers are split as well, wouldn't that *always* be an
improvement over the exhaust manifolds?


Jeff & Melinda Parish

phydeaux koyote.com

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but as for me and my house, we will
serve the Lord."
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 18:29:14 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Headers on a EFI 300 I-6

> I keep hearing ppl say that since my '95 4.9L has a split manifold,
> headers wouldn't provide any benefit. I find this hard to believe. I
> mean, if the headers are split as well, wouldn't that *always* be an
> improvement over the exhaust manifolds?
>

I've talked with Tony who has all sorts of interesting combo's and he said
that the headers if left too open (even the split manifolds) will result in
too little back pressure and you will lose bottom end torque ...

My vote would be stick with the splits and run them duals into a muffler
then single out the back, that's what he's got now and says he loves it,
lots of low end torque and the funky sound of a 6 cyl when he steps on it
...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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