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small-list-digest Tuesday, August 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 210



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Re:high compression 302
RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre
FTE Small - Radius Arm Bushings
Re: FTE Small - high compression 302
RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre
RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre

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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 06:38:56 -0600
From: Tim Curran
Subject: FTE Small - Re:high compression 302

> There are Hi-Torque starters availible through Ford Motorsport for all small block V-8's
> and the big block 429/460's. They carry a price tag of about $160 through P.A.W., also
> McLeod has a "Mini-Hy-Tork" line of starters that may help you out, they run around $210.
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> Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 16:00:24 CDT
> From: "Bad Brian"
> Subject: FTE Small - high compression 302
>
> I have recently dropped in a new 302 in my Bronco II. I had to use a
> starter off a 85 mustang GT (new) because of the size and available space.
> It is the smallest i could find that would fit in between the headers and
> bellhousing. Now I am having a problem turning the engine over. even with
> the plugs out and oil and tranny fluid both in the pistons it is still very
> hard to turn over. any ideas? know of a starter with more torque and
> power? have any clue how to get tihis thing loosened up any? I can turn it
> for about 5 secs. with 1000cca battery and 225A starter and then i have to
> wait a couple minutes to keep from burning things up.
>
> To see twhat i have in the engine go here
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://southeastern.webjump.com
>
> Thanks guys
>
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:09:31 -0500
From: "Herring, Bobby"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre

About the Borla exhaust, is it the catback system? Dual or single outlet?
I would really like to have the dual exhaust but don't want something that
sounds like a v8 wannabe.
Bobby
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jordan Dean [mailto:jsdean home.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 9:53 PM
> Um, I have a '93 4.0 explorer (same engine as y'alls basically) and,
before
> modifications, it was VERY quiet, after the borla exhaust, it's has some
> noise, but it's a nice low grumble, NOTHING like a diesel.
> -Jordan
>
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 13:36:06 PDT
From: "Michael Krause"
Subject: FTE Small - Radius Arm Bushings

I appreciate all the talk that came of my radius arms bushings going bad,
but when it came down to it I took it to Goodyear. Around $230 to replace
the bushings with MY Energy Suspension bushings and an alignment to top it
off. Next time I'll take on the task on myself when I have the time and
money to purchase all the tools needed and I know more of what I'll be
doing. I'm planning on taking an Introduction to Automotive Technology
class next spring. Thanks again for all the responses, now if I could only
get that much on my "Switching the R-12 to R-134a" post. Take care guys.

Mike Krause
sharktooth_76 hotmail.com


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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 21:20:57 CDT
From: "Bad Brian"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - high compression 302

Adam,

This was not an easy job. I have spent a large part of 2-1/2 years putting
it in right. I worked a lot of 7 day weeks for months at a time so truck
time was limited. I spent around 6 grand getting it right. It looks
COMPLETELY factory except for the fact that there is a 302 instead of a 2.9
in it. It sit very low in the engine comp. and has all factory gauges
operative and even changed from 5-sp to auto with factory shifter. I had
motor mounts, headers, radiator, hoses, fuel system, etc., etc., all custom
made. If any one else is interested in exactly what i used from what let me
know and i will send it to your email personally. I am sure not everyone
cares about my toys. :-) my email is RICHat22 hotmail.com. cya Adam. I
will go ahead in the next few hours and send a list to you when i get a copy
made up.
>Hi Brian,
>
>Well, Tuesday the MSd-6 is going into my 2.9 L V6 Bronco 2. After that it
>is a
>new set of 31 x 10.50 BFG A/Ts..... However, I ency your 302! What did you
>need
>to install it, how much did it cost, etc? I would like to keep my 5
>speed...
>After you get the starter done, would you please take some time and tell me
>how
>you did it?
>
>There's no hurry, my 2.9 doesn't leak or burn any synthetic oil, so I'm in
>good
>shape for now.
>
>Take Care,
>
>Adam
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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 23:39:16 -0500
From: Jordan Dean
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre

At 09:09 AM 8/16/99 -0500, you wrote:
>About the Borla exhaust, is it the catback system? Dual or single outlet?
>I would really like to have the dual exhaust but don't want something that
>sounds like a v8 wannabe.
>Bobby
It is single outlet (rear bumber, not original location), umm I don't think
there is an aftermarket dual system, you can have one fashioned, but it is
difficult (at least on the sport) to do it well. You'll get the effect of
one pipe that puts out exhaust, and one that just kinda sits there (which
looks really dumb on those cold mornings when there is supposed to be smoke
coming out of both pipes) the borla (yes catback) sounds nice and low. I
think you can pretty much forget about running "true duals" (ie, no y pipe
after headers/manifolds) b/c of the size of the engine you would have to
run something like 1" or .75" pipes so as not to kill the torque. Anyway,
if you want anymore info feel free to email me.
-Jordan

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Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 01:03:07 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 99 Ranger 4l litre

At 11:39 PM 8/16/99 -0500, you wrote:
>It is single outlet (rear bumber, not original location), umm I don't think
>there is an aftermarket dual system, you can have one fashioned, but it is
>difficult (at least on the sport) to do it well. You'll get the effect of


You can have duals, as there is room for 2 mufflers side by side in the
stock mufflers location, then run both tailpipes together and out... they
will stick out right next to each other, but they work.


>one pipe that puts out exhaust, and one that just kinda sits there (which
>looks really dumb on those cold mornings when there is supposed to be smoke
>coming out of both pipes) the borla (yes catback) sounds nice and low. I


not smoke, steam.


>think you can pretty much forget about running "true duals" (ie, no y pipe
>after headers/manifolds) b/c of the size of the engine you would have to
>run something like 1" or .75" pipes so as not to kill the torque. Anyway,
>if you want anymore info feel free to email me.

No... not the way it works... if that was the case, Ford would have had to
run .75-1" pipe from the manifold to the Y on each side.
On the 4L V6, you can run a single 2.5" system, or dual 2" with great
results. I ran dual 3" on a 3.8L V6 and still had over 330 lb/ft torque at
2400 RPM. (Also had about 450 HP!)

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