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perf-list Digest Mon, 08 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 004

In This Issue:
Re: 300 I-6
Re: 300 I-6
Re: 300 I-6
Plugs and hard starts.
Re: Plugs and hard starts.
Re: Hot 302
Re: Plugs and hard starts.
Re: 300 I-6
Re: Hot 302

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Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 08:23:40 -0800 (PST)
From: shane san miguel <v8pinto yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 300 I-6


I just bought a 91' F150 with 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed.  I just
love the torque, but would like a few more beans above 4,000.  Anybody
have any exhaust mods experience they can convey?

Shane

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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 11:28:58 -0500
From: Bruce Ramirez <barr erols.com>
Subject: Re: 300 I-6


I also have a 91' F150 4x4 with a 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed. I have
put a Borla catback system on it, plus I removed my fan and clutch and put
dual electric fans on. BIG performance gain.

shane san miguel wrote:

> I just bought a 91' F150 with 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed.  I just
> love the torque, but would like a few more beans above 4,000.  Anybody
> have any exhaust mods experience they can convey?
>
> Shane
>
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Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 11:48:17 -0800 (PST)
From: shane san miguel <v8pinto yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 300 I-6


Really?  That sounds great, although I hesitate to ask what the Borla
system cost you.  How does it sound?  Where did you get your fan setup
from?

Thanks,
Shane


--- Bruce Ramirez <barr erols.com> wrote:
>
> I also have a 91' F150 4x4 with a 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed. I
> have
> put a Borla catback system on it, plus I removed my fan and clutch
> and put
> dual electric fans on. BIG performance gain.
>
> shane san miguel wrote:
>
> > I just bought a 91' F150 with 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed.  I
> just
> > love the torque, but would like a few more beans above 4,000.
> Anybody
> > have any exhaust mods experience they can convey?
> >
> > Shane
> >
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> > Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!
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>
>


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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 21:22:28 GMT
Subject: Plugs and hard starts.


Well with this cold snap came some rough starts for the truck.  It would fire
initially, but if I didn't keep it running it was all over, would flood itself
out and be impossible to start without a jump, a combo of too rich on the choke
and a 5 year old battery that's seen better days.

I finally got the choke leaned out quite a bit and checked all the timing/points
that you would normally check, everything was dead on, then I realized I hadn't
touched the plugs in a while, though its only got 10K on it since the rebuild.
What I found amazed me ... the plugs were nearly perfect, a little dark in
color (probably from the really rich cold starts) but were nearly perfect, there
was no pitting, no rounding, nothing, but the gap was too narrow!  They were
all (except for one) at .030" but I know I set everything at .035" before I
put it in.  What would cause these to get narrower ?  Would 2 gauges vary that
much ?

Also had 2 plug wires that were messed up, one just wasn't plugged on all the
way (#2), and another fell apart when I touched it (#1).  I had a spare wire
laying around from the old motor that I replaced the bad one with, and now it
runs like a dream, unbelieveable how great it ran after that (perfectly smooth,
sounded like an old musclecar again :)

My next question is DuraSpark related, I've got the stuff to go to it, and will
be making the move sometime soon (only been saying that for a year, but this
has motivated me to get a little more spark in there) ... in the meantime can
I run the larger cap/rotor combo with the 5.0 plug wires ?  I hate the fit of
the replacement wires these days and the 90° boots/fittings on the later
model caps is really nice, but I'm afraid the cap may rely on the higher energy
of the ds system to fire it ... anyone know if this is really the case or not
?

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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From: Stevel <canzus seanet.com>
Subject: Re: Plugs and hard starts.
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 13:18:03 -0800



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Subject: [perf-list] Plugs and hard starts.

snippity do dah
... in the meantime can
I run the larger cap/rotor combo with the 5.0 plug wires ?  I hate the fit of
the replacement wires these days and the 90° boots/fittings on the later
model caps is really nice, but I'm afraid the cap may rely on the higher energy
of the ds system to fire it ... anyone know if this is really the case or not
?

Just go to your nearest parts house, get the adapter and the cap for
the 5.0L, but you'll probably need a set of wires for either a 400 or
460.  Or, you could buy your wire in bulk, and make your own...

Stevel
At Work!


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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 14:39:47 -0700
From: Corbin Johnson <streetrod sedona.net>
Subject: Re: Hot 302


Sounds like your timing is off,  which in turn the excess fuel burns in
the headers which is what you see (red hot headers).

Corbin
72 F-100 428SCJ 627hp
68 F-100 "project"


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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 19:14:46 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: Re: Plugs and hard starts.


This is good advice. That's what I did to make mine. I got a set of Super Conductor
wires from MSD through Summit, and then made my own. I was very satisfied after
that.

Adam

Stevel wrote:

>  Just go to your nearest parts house, get the adapter and the cap for
> the 5.0L, but you'll probably need a set of wires for either a 400 or
> 460.  Or, you could buy your wire in bulk, and make your own...
>
> Stevel
> At Work!


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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 22:41:50 -0500
From: Bruce Ramirez <barr erols.com>
Subject: Re: 300 I-6


When I bought the Borla system back in 93", it was about $600. I believe
the price has dropped since then. As for the Dual electric fan, I paid
$240 from SummitRacing.com The fans were well worth it. My mileage
increased almost 3 mpg and I immediately noticed a large increase in power
since the motor doesn't need to turn the fan anymore. The fan is
thermostatically controlled so it only runs when the air conditioning is
on or the thermostat calls for it. While cruising down the highway, the
fan never comes on since there is enough air flow through the radiator. I
took a 300 mile trip in October and the fan never once came on except in
stop and go traffic.

Bruce,
1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 4.9L 5 Speed

shane san miguel wrote:

> Really?  That sounds great, although I hesitate to ask what the Borla
> system cost you.  How does it sound?  Where did you get your fan setup
> from?
>
> Thanks,
> Shane
>
> --- Bruce Ramirez <barr erols.com> wrote:
> >
> > I also have a 91' F150 4x4 with a 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed. I
> > have
> > put a Borla catback system on it, plus I removed my fan and clutch
> > and put
> > dual electric fans on. BIG performance gain.
> >
> > shane san miguel wrote:
> >
> > > I just bought a 91' F150 with 300cid 6 cylinder and 5 speed.  I
> > just
> > > love the torque, but would like a few more beans above 4,000.
> > Anybody
> > > have any exhaust mods experience they can convey?
> > >
> > > Shane
> > >
> > > __________________________________________________
> > > Do You Yahoo!?
> > > Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!
> > > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://photos.yahoo.com/
> >
> >
>
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> Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!
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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 09:06:03 -0800 (PST)
From: shane san miguel <v8pinto yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Hot 302


I second that.  Sounds like you need about 10-20 degrees more advance.
I am curious why only two cylinders are red though...


--- Corbin Johnson <streetrod sedona.net> wrote:
>
> Sounds like your timing is off,  which in turn the excess fuel burns
> in
> the headers which is what you see (red hot headers).
>
> Corbin
> 72 F-100 428SCJ 627hp
> 68 F-100 "project"
>
>


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