small-list-digest Saturday, August 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 236



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Turbo Questions
Re: FTE Small - TURBO CHARGING QUESTIONS
FTE Small - Platinum Plugs: Andr E. Benguerel
FTE Small - EGR Valve
FTE Small - =?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_FTE_Small_-_Platinum_Plugs:_Andr=E9_E._Benguerel?=

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 21:04:42 -0400
From: luke wells
Subject: FTE Small - Turbo Questions

Well I wanted to add a turbo to give a little more pep to my step, a V-8
sounds nice but
way out of my price range, so what range are the prices of new
injectors?
I would consider swap for the entire engine but I have have a 96 with
low miles so I don't want to compromise this, for the person who said
get a Paxton i have never seen a paxton offered for the 2.3 maybe I am
wrong though, if this is too much trouble what is a good cam i could put
in there to give it some more.Thanks to all who responded.

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 09:56:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - TURBO CHARGING QUESTIONS

At 12:31 AM 8/21/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've done more homework on this subject than
>you'll ever imagine. I've worked on a T/A Funnycar
>team for 11 years on the mid-America circuit. I've
>mud raced in class IV for years also. Both
>superchargers and turbos are useless at rock
>climbing speed and actually a detriment due to the
>profound effect they have on the motor. Ever felt
>the sensation racers know as trailer hitching?
>Imagine that while tetering on a rock. How would
>you like to spend as much time looking at your
>air/fuel gauge as you do at your spotter? face it,
>neither one of them belongs on the trail.
>
>So hows that for homework for ya? I may have
>recently traded my helmet, neck brace, and fire
>suit for a california duster, a lawn chair, some
>sun screen, and a case of beer, but I've had my
>days in the winner circle and more than my fair
>share of days on the hook going home emplty
>handed. How about you? aren't those headlights
>polished up enough? Dont tell me about magazines
>you've read tell me what you've done to your
>truck.
>-Russ
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Canyon/2457
>

Touche! No lessons better learned than those of experience.



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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 09:33:34 -0700
From: Richard
Subject: FTE Small - Platinum Plugs: Andr E. Benguerel

Andr E. Benguerel wrote:
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I personally think Bosch
Platinum plugs suck! Sure, you
don't have to change them for
100K miles, but spark plugs
are cheap and what's a couple
hours of wrenching? The
problem with Platinum's are
the center electrode. The
insulator shoulder it too high
in relation to the electrode
length. The plugs tend to foul
and don't "clean out" very
easy leading to misfires.

In
racing, we had excellent
result with Nippendenso & NGK
plugs. Both use a "U" groove
electrode and provide a wide
spark.


My Reply
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I'm unclear on what you mean. I understand that you have had poor
performance from Bosch platinum plugs. However, when you praised ND and
NGK plugs with the U-shaped ground electrode, were you endorsing their
platinum plugs of that design, or their regular plugs?

I'd second that, too. In my late departed '79 Toyota Corona, I had
trouble-free experience with ND U-groove plugs. There was something
about the NGK that I didn't like; it seemed as if the quality of the
threads and assembly weren't as good when they began assembling the
plugs in the US (alas; I will not blame this on the quality of American
workers, but rather cheapness in their employer). They just looked and
felt sloppier and didn't "wrench" as nicely into the head when
installing them. (This vs. their prior made-in-Japan or Brazil
product.) The Nippon Denso plugs, on the other hand, still seem to
have the proper "look-and-feel." And they seem to work fine. ND, by
the way, is a Toyota subsidiary.

My new mechanic just put Autolites into my Aerostar, non-platinum.
Should I be steamed?

Richard


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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 15:51:33 -0400
From: "DuPont, Patrick"
Subject: FTE Small - EGR Valve

Hello,
Can anyone direct me in locating the EGR valve on my '87 Bronco II? My
EMISSIONS light has come on at 93,000 miles and according to the manual when
this valve is changed the light will turn back off.
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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 23:19:35 -0700
From: "Douglas Crann"
Subject: FTE Small - =?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_FTE_Small_-_Platinum_Plugs:_Andr=E9_E._Benguerel?=

i had platinums in my wifes bronco ii, they fouled after about 20k miles. i
definetely agree with you. as far as ngk or nd's, i have had a set of ngk's
in my honda cbr600f2 for 60k miles, just checked them, clean as a whistle
and gap opened up about.003.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Richard
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, August 21, 1998 9:51 AM
Subject: FTE Small - Platinum Plugs: Andr E. Benguerel


>Andr E. Benguerel wrote:
>-------------------------------
>I personally think Bosch
>Platinum plugs suck! Sure, you
>don't have to change them for
>100K miles, but spark plugs
>are cheap and what's a couple
>hours of wrenching? The
>problem with Platinum's are
>the center electrode. The
>insulator shoulder it too high
>in relation to the electrode
>length. The plugs tend to foul
>and don't "clean out" very
>easy leading to misfires.
>
>In
>racing, we had excellent
>result with Nippendenso & NGK
>plugs. Both use a "U" groove
>electrode and provide a wide
>spark.
>
>
>My Reply
>-------------------------------
>I'm unclear on what you mean. I understand that you have had poor
>performance from Bosch platinum plugs. However, when you praised ND and
>NGK plugs with the U-shaped ground electrode, were you endorsing their
>platinum plugs of that design, or their regular plugs?
>
>I'd second that, too. In my late departed '79 Toyota Corona, I had
>trouble-free experience with ND U-groove plugs. There was something
>about the NGK that I didn't like; it seemed as if the quality of the
>threads and assembly weren't as good when they began assembling the
>plugs in the US (alas; I will not blame this on the quality of American
>workers, but rather cheapness in their employer). They just looked and
>felt sloppier and didn't "wrench" as nicely into the head when
>installing them. (This vs. their prior made-in-Japan or Brazil
>product.) The Nippon Denso plugs, on the other hand, still seem to
>have the proper "look-and-feel." And they seem to work fine. ND, by
>the way, is a Toyota subsidiary.
>
>My new mechanic just put Autolites into my Aerostar, non-platinum.
>Should I be steamed?
>
>Richard
>
>
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>ADDRESS !!
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