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  1. SCFlareside
    04-08-2015 03:28 PM - permalink
    SCFlareside
    Hi, would like your tailgate - am located in SC as well (south of Charlotte)
  2. Gary Lewis
    03-16-2015 10:22 PM - permalink
    Gary Lewis
    Thanks, Fonz. Just couldn't pass it up.
  3. ctubutis
    03-01-2015 08:17 PM - permalink
    ctubutis
    Thanks for the reps, Fonz - and thank YOU for writing that up! I have to spread the love before I can rep ya again, else I would have....
  4. storminnorman85711
    01-14-2015 09:09 AM - permalink
    storminnorman85711
    From reading your posts, you seem very knowledgeable. I am hoping you will be willing to help me with a problem. If you don't mind, see my problem below.

    I have an '86 f150 4.9. I installed a DUI HEI distributor with the coil and all included in the unit. It is supposed to be calibrated to the 4.9 I6. I also bought a reman carter non-feedback carb. I installed the distributor only, and it ran smoother than ever, but after a few minutes the engine started knocking/clicking (spark knock??? Detonation??). I could not adjust this noise out with the timing. I got scared and put the old distributor back on (this is my daily driver). Could the electronic feedback carb be causing this knock? If not, What am I missing?


    Thanks so much for your help.
  5. BigShelby
    11-14-2013 05:43 PM - permalink
    BigShelby
    Back in May 2012 you had a post about the choke on Autolite 2bbl and the heat stove going to the choke with a picture of the stock manifold and a custom set up for your headers. Where did you get the custom set up for the headers? That engine looks great by the way. Thanks-Jason
  6. Dave804
    07-26-2012 12:04 AM - permalink
    Dave804
    No worries Lariat. I was wondering where peak torque rpm for a stock efi 302 occurs. I'm trying to build one solely for mileage. I keep seeing that a car should be geared to cruise at 80% of peak torque rpm for the most potential mpg. Am I doing better explaining? And T56 is basically an updated, strong, 6spd version of the T5 manual from a fox body mustang. Also, love the avatar. Always makes me laugh, especially when you're quashing inane ideas like a CAI.
  7. LARIAT 85
    07-25-2012 10:24 PM - permalink
    LARIAT 85
    Thanks, I had no idea I had that reputation! But I'm sorry to say that I don't quite understand what you are asking. And I don't even know what a T-56 tranny is. I am running a 5.0/302 with all FORD parts. My engine specs are in my signature. My torque output for my combo is 360 at 3500rpm, and I am running an AOD transmission that returns about 20 MPG when driven normally.
  8. Dave804
    07-25-2012 12:45 PM - permalink
    Dave804
    Lariat, word in 80-96 world is you're the go-to guy for 302 advice. I'm currently planning to build an sefi 302 an 87 colony park for best DD efficiency. Looking at T-56 magnum trannies and trying to figure out the best gearing. I keep seeing 80% peak torque, but can't find a consensus on late 302 peak torque. You wouldn't have that stored in your sage wisdom, would you?

    Thanks
    Dave
  9. hanklin
    07-22-2012 11:34 AM - permalink
    hanklin
    Thanks very much for reps!
  10. LARIAT 85
    07-15-2012 11:38 PM - permalink
    LARIAT 85
    To completely rebuild the Duraspark II ignition system, you will need a new distributor, ignition module, ignition coil, spark plugs, and spark plug wires. If the engine is modified, I would recommend a new distributor from Performance Distributors (Ford Duraspark), as they can re-curve the distributor to suit your engine specs. If the engine is stock, get a stock replacement distrubtor from NAPA or CarQuest; their parts tend to be better than other parts stores. For everything else, make sure to use genuine MOTORCRAFT parts, as they are of much better quality than anything aftermarket. RockAuto Auto Parts still carries a lot of replacement Motorcraft parts. As long as your wiring is still in good shape, and you are not going to be over 5,000 RPMs, a properly functioning Duraspark II ignition will beat anything else out there, INCLUDING the GM HEI. Good luck!

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  • About LARIAT 85
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    SC
    Country
    USA
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-150
    Year
    1985
    Current Mileage
    150,000 - 199,999
    Miles per year
    5,000 - 9,999
    Horsepower
    0
    60 foot time
    0
    1/8 Mile ET
    0
    1/8 Mile MPH
    0
    1/4 Mile ET
    0
    1/4 Mile MPH
    0
  • Signature
    1985 Ford F150 XLT Lariat
    *5.0: 0.060 over, CompCams 31-230-3, "Thumper" E7 heads, Edelbrock Performer intake, Autolite 4100-4V, Duraspark II, Thorley Tri-Y headers, Flowmaster duals, H-pipe.
    *AOD transmission
    *2wd, 3.55 gears
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