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  1. Old Hickory
    05-08-2015 04:53 PM - permalink
    Old Hickory
    Just wanted to let you know that an Under Hood Storage/toolbox is liste on E-Bay.

    Don't know if you already have one but this one might be a good one. Search on

    E-Bay for "Ford Bronco UnderHood Storage Box". It was up there today with 2

    people watching it, one of them is me. Hope this helps you.
  2. SCFlareside
    04-08-2015 03:28 PM - permalink
    Hi, would like your tailgate - am located in SC as well (south of Charlotte)
  3. Gary Lewis
    03-16-2015 10:22 PM - permalink
    Gary Lewis
    Thanks, Fonz. Just couldn't pass it up.
  4. ctubutis
    03-01-2015 08:17 PM - permalink
    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....
  5. storminnorman85711
    01-14-2015 09:09 AM - permalink
    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.
  6. BigShelby
    11-14-2013 05:43 PM - permalink
    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
  7. Dave804
    07-26-2012 12:04 AM - permalink
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. Dave804
    07-25-2012 12:45 PM - permalink
    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?

  10. hanklin
    07-22-2012 11:34 AM - permalink
    Thanks very much for reps!

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  • About LARIAT 85
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Current Mileage
    150,000 - 199,999
    Miles per year
    5,000 - 9,999
    60 foot time
    1/8 Mile ET
    1/8 Mile MPH
    1/4 Mile ET
    1/4 Mile MPH
  • 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
    Within each of us, ofttimes, dwells a mighty and raging FURY!


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