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perf-list-digest Monday, September 27 1999 Volume 02 : Number 248



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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In this issue:

FTE Perf - 351m parts questions
Re: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
Re: FTE Perf - 351m parts questions
RE: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
Re: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Perf - San Diego Trip
Re: FTE Perf - San Diego Trip
Re: FTE Perf - San Diego Trip

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 07:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Nick Jessee
Subject: FTE Perf - 351m parts questions

A buddy of mine has 2 400's one worn out and one just
rebuilt with about 1000 miles on it . The rebuilt one
has a cracked cylender wall. I was wondering if it
would be possible to bore the worn out one and rebuild
it using new rings and bearings and all the other
goodies and use the pistons and crank from the cracked
engine if the pistons check out and the crank mic's
out ok
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:41:08 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting

That's great for wires but replacing the tiny nylon hose for my oil
pressure gauge with a braided SS line, with 11/16" OD fitting, used up
the hole I had formerly utilized for mechanical water/trans/oil
temp/pressure gauge lines. This sounds like a hole saw job.

I've always used RTV sealer to cushion/seal various lines/wires running
through the firewall (the factory type rubber firewall grommet seals
soon harden and crack from underhood header heat) but your method sounds
like the way to go for wires. I'll file it as a definite future project.
Thank you for that and to others who responded to my request for
advice..

George Miller

James Krehmke wrote:
>
> George,
>
> I'm getting rady to put new instruments in my Ranchero, and am going to make
> a new loom. The BEST way to route wires through the fire-wall is to use a
> "bulkhead connector" these are available in various sizes and # of wires.
> They fit into standard-sized PUNCHED holes. The tool to use there is a
> greenlee punch. Drill a small pilot hole then the punch parts assemble
> through the hole. These are available at modest cost as a "Chassis-punch"
> from electrical supply houses. Just tighten it with a wrench and a neat
> hole. Then insert the connector, and plugs on the harness on both sides.
> this totally eliminates both the possibility of chafed wires and fumes
> getting into your passenger compartment. Looks professional, too!
>
> -jwk-
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: George Miller
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 6:36 PM
> Subject: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
>
> > I need a 3/4" hole through my firewall to accommodate additional service
> > lines/wires between the engine and passenger compartments. 3/4" drill
> > necked down to a 1/2" shaft? 3/4" metal hole saw? Any advice will be
> > appreciated.
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > George Miller
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> >
>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:44:26 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 351m parts questions

What about sleeving the cracked cylinder?

George Miller

Nick Jessee wrote:
>
> A buddy of mine has 2 400's one worn out and one just
> rebuilt with about 1000 miles on it . The rebuilt one
> has a cracked cylender wall. I was wondering if it
> would be possible to bore the worn out one and rebuild
> it using new rings and bearings and all the other
> goodies and use the pistons and crank from the cracked
> engine if the pistons check out and the crank mic's
> out ok
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:45:59 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting

I uses a Milwalkee (sp?) hole saw. I don't think it was a metal saw. The
nice thing about the Milwalkee was that the center arbor/pilot drill was
interchangeable with different size barrels for the actual hole. Used a
3/8" drill and went right through the firewall no sweat.

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: George Miller[SMTP:mega55 lv.rmci.net]
> Reply To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 9:36 PM
> To: perf-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
>
> I need a 3/4" hole through my firewall to accommodate additional service
> lines/wires between the engine and passenger compartments. 3/4" drill
> necked down to a 1/2" shaft? 3/4" metal hole saw? Any advice will be
> appreciated.
>
> TIA
>
> George Miller
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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 10:39:32 -0700
From: "James Krehmke"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting

George,

Even to make things easier with braided stainless lines, Earl's (and others)
sell bulkhead connectors for these, too. Life has been easier for me being
able to connect from BOTH sides.

- -jwk-
- ----- Original Message -----
From: George Miller
To:
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting


> That's great for wires but replacing the tiny nylon hose for my oil
> pressure gauge with a braided SS line, with 11/16" OD fitting, used up
> the hole I had formerly utilized for mechanical water/trans/oil
> temp/pressure gauge lines. This sounds like a hole saw job.
>
> I've always used RTV sealer to cushion/seal various lines/wires running
> through the firewall (the factory type rubber firewall grommet seals
> soon harden and crack from underhood header heat) but your method sounds
> like the way to go for wires. I'll file it as a definite future project.
> Thank you for that and to others who responded to my request for
> advice..
>
> George Miller
>
> James Krehmke wrote:
> >
> > George,
> >
> > I'm getting rady to put new instruments in my Ranchero, and am going to
make
> > a new loom. The BEST way to route wires through the fire-wall is to use
a
> > "bulkhead connector" these are available in various sizes and # of
wires.
> > They fit into standard-sized PUNCHED holes. The tool to use there is a
> > greenlee punch. Drill a small pilot hole then the punch parts assemble
> > through the hole. These are available at modest cost as a
"Chassis-punch"
> > from electrical supply houses. Just tighten it with a wrench and a neat
> > hole. Then insert the connector, and plugs on the harness on both
sides.
> > this totally eliminates both the possibility of chafed wires and fumes
> > getting into your passenger compartment. Looks professional, too!
> >
> > -jwk-
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: George Miller
> > To:
> > Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 6:36 PM
> > Subject: FTE Perf - Firewall Drilling/cutting
> >
> > > I need a 3/4" hole through my firewall to accommodate additional
service
> > > lines/wires between the engine and passenger compartments. 3/4" drill
> > > necked down to a 1/2" shaft? 3/4" metal hole saw? Any advice will be
> > > appreciated.
> > >
> > > TIA
> > >
> > > George Miller
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
> > >
> >
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:47:46 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Web site updates

The Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site has been updated.

Pictorial section has the following new trucks:
1999 F150
1992 F150
1988 Bronco II
1986 Ranger 4x4
1978 F150
1973 F100

Links Updated:
Misc. Truck Section

New Tech Article
Every once in a while we get an article submission that is
truly exceptional. List member Greg Carter has given us just
that! Check out his "1991 Ford F-250 Build-Up" article in
the tech articles section of the web site covering the
rebuild of a Dana 60 including Detroit Locker and its
installation into a F-250, IFS to Solid front axle, rear disk
brake conversion for the Ford 10.25 full float axle, MileMarker
Winch, power steering pump, and front bumper. Greg will soon
be sporting a free FTE t-shirt!
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:00:17 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE Perf - San Diego Trip

I'll be making a San Diego trip from Monday till
Friday morning, if any members are in that area and
would like to get together please shoot me an e-mail.
I promise to wear my FTE T-shirt and hat.

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 22:05:01 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - San Diego Trip

Which way will you be comin from? If your coming through Vegas, Id treat ya
to lunch. So long as Im not at work anyhow. :)

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:12:03 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - San Diego Trip

I wish so I could see some of that jumping. But
they have use fly from here (El Paso) usually straight
to where we are going or someplace with very little
layover. When I get in the area I will be looking for
ya.

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390....


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