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perf-list-digest Thursday, November 4 1999 Volume 02 : Number 284



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - What were they thinking ?
FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy
Re: FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy

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Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 09:18:10 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: FTE Perf - What were they thinking ?

Well I've been kind of whining all summer that no one would ever "race" me
in my Mustang ... or my truck for that matter (nothing but sports cars out
when I drive the truck, nothing but trucks out when I drive the car ... its
a conspiracy I tell you ...)

I finally got the truck almost completely ready for winter ... since putting
the new motor in it has taken me forever to get enough miles and heat/cool
cycles to get the gaskets seated in the oil pan and valve covers ... got
those done finally I think, and topped off the brake fluid and oil, and the
fuel ...

On the way home, I was catchin all the lights green (gotta love that!),
there was a car sitting at one that was going to turn as I got there, so I
changed lanes even though mine ended in 1/2 mile so I wouldn't have to slow
down as much ... light took longer than I thought so I had to hit the brakes
a bit hard ... from 50 down to 35 or so ... he nails his grand am in an
attempt to pin me in this lane ... the truck never shifted out of third and
just walked away from him (gotta love low end torque :)

Then he rode my butt (what on earth can you see when you follow a 4x4 pickup
that closely? a couple exhaust pipes I suppose) and to top it off, he
turned about 1/4 mile after the road narrowed ... I would have killed him if
he'd beat me and then I'd had to wait for him to turn ...

So then today on the way into work I bring the truck again ... going down
another 4 lane, some dork in a civic cuts me off as we are coming to a stop
sign so I have to get on the brakes pretty hard (it was tempting to not hit
them at all) ... catch him just for fun, end up passing him after we turned
... we both turn again onto a twisty hill that is 4 lane, and I'm leading,
but he's gunnin that little 4banger for all its worth, so I lay into the 4V
(note that's barrels not valves or cylinders:) and proceed to just walk away
from him in the twisties too ... lots of body roll though, I'd forgotten how
much there is in that truck with the new front springs ... this guy turned
onto a 2lane behind me then, and before I knew it he had turned ... again
I'd have had to wait for him to turn if I'd been behind him ...

You would think that would be the end of it right ? After all its only
about 15 miles to work ...

Some dork in a LeSabre (I was shakin believe you me) tries to get the hole
shot from the right lane (ends 1 block from the light) by starting a few
feet behind me ... the 390 hauled up to 30 with plenty of time to spare, I
didn't even bother flooring it (yes the tires spin then), and actually
thought about letting off just to make him stop so the car behind me could
get in front too, but I didn't ...

Sure enough, we go a few blocks, he turns too ... what is up with that? Do
you guys race someone off the light then turn in front of them? its a big
pet peeve when I'm in my truck 'cause the 4 drum brakes just don't stop as
well as the discs on most cars ... not to mention the extra mass ...

Anyway that's my rant for today ... and thanks to this list for all the help
putting the motor together and keeping things tuned/running right :)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 21:07:03 -0500
From: "Steve Midlik"
Subject: FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy

91 F-150 4X4 , Put in a Jacobs Omni ignition, wires, ngk plugs .060 gap,
advanced timing, What a difference !
Now I need suggestions for shorty headers, brand ?, source ?
My passenger side exaust manifold is cracked.
I need to know what company any of you have used that provides a complete
system that will increase performance.

THANX EngineSmith


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Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 02:04:29 EST
From: "Gerald Ash"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy

The best place that I have found is a place called Ford Power Train in
Washington state. They have them and they are chrome so as to never rust, a
heaver gauge pipe so that they don't wear out and a special type ball and
socket deal that attaches the tail pipe to the hedder. As with all hedders
they do help the exhaust flow. The phone number is 253-848-9503 talk to
Stan he is the owner. You will get an answering machine about 50% of the
time but he will call you back on his dime. They are at $100.00 ch$
than the L&L hedder.
Gerald


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91 F-150 4X4 , Put in a Jacobs Omni ignition, wires, ngk plugs .060 gap,
advanced timing, What a difference !
Now I need suggestions for shorty headers, brand ?, source ?
My passenger side exaust manifold is cracked.
I need to know what company any of you have used that provides a complete
system that will increase performance.

THANX EngineSmith


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