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80-96-list Digest Sun, 09 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 057

In This Issue:
Need more power
347 stroker
adjustable clutch rod
Re: 347 stroker
Re: Need more power
Help on 1991 F-150 Trailer Hitch & Wiring
ADMIN: Server upgrade


From: "Mike Jensen">
Subject: Need more power
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 22:35:02 -0500

i just bought a 93 diesel 350 CC SRW 5sp. i got it to pull my 9000 lb 5th wheel. On our first trip, the performance was terrible. My 99 Z71 seems to pull it better! On slight hills, it slows to 60, on the flat, I can just get it up to 70. Throttle is floored all the time. Milleage was 9 mpg. Any ideas on how to boost power. Thinking of a Banks or AT turbo, but don't really want to spend $2500. Anyone had luck with turbos? Any other ideas?




Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 06:32:24 -0700
Subject: 347 stroker

I'm going to put a stroker kit in my 5.0. It's in an '86 with speed
density EFI. What kind of cam can I run without major EFI changes?




Subject: adjustable clutch rod
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:03:23 -0500

Got around to installing the adjustable clutch rod (from the
pedal linkage to the hydraulic master cylinder) on my '86
F-150 over the weekend. Now I know how much drag was
being caused by the clutch not quite FULLY releasing...
what a transformation! The truck has never shifted this
easily (since I bought it).

In order to remove the old push rod, I took out the two
mounting bolts that hold the master cylinder to the firewall
(so I could have better access and pull the boot out of the
way) and fabricated a tool to push the "fingers" holding
the front end of the rod in the bore. I used a plastic spout
(don't know what else to call it) from a tube of silicone
gasket/adhesive. Just cut the graduated end off at a
step that was about the same size as the rod...slit it (so
I could snap it over the rod)...pushed it into the bore until
it released the fingers...and pulled the old rod out.

This is a VERY worthwhile modification.

Bruce Hanson
'86 F-150, 5.0L, 4 spd., 4X4
Apple Valley, MN


Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:40:03 EDT
Subject: Re: 347 stroker

In a message dated 4/10/00 9:31:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I'm going to put a stroker kit in my 5.0. It's in an '86 with speed
density EFI. What kind of cam can I run without major EFI changes?

John >>
First of all do you drive this truck everyday? If you do, DO NOT GO ANY
BIGGER THAN A 331 Stroker. Please heed my advice. I race my truck and hang
with many other professional and amatuer racers. The 347 is not reliable due
to the oiling properties having the piston wrist pin so far up in the piston
and of course the lengthened stroke. The cooling and oil pressure issues are
the major ones to watch for. If this is only going to be a rarely driven on
the street vehicle with mostly drag racing duties, then go for it. ANY of the
major stroker kit manufacturers are gonna pump the 347 as they are shelf kits
and don't have to do much work to get them to you. BUT I can put you in touch
with many builders who hate to take someone's reliable street car and ruin it
with that large of a stroke. All that I have talked with regarding
streetability say don't go any bigger than the 331, most have suggested to me
the 316 or the 331. If you want some numbers email me off list.
Hope I have helped,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck


Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 19:09:41 EDT
Subject: Re: Need more power

get rid of the chebby diesel they are not to good especially without a turbo
on it. go with the powerstroke or cummins but the turbo idea is good and
also a performance chip....


From: "Wallace A. Gustafson">
Subject: Help on 1991 F-150 Trailer Hitch & Wiring
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:25:14 -0700

Need help on trailer wiring and hitch suggestions for following truck

1991 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat

Thank You
Wallace A. Gustafson
Cobra Racing & Engineering
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible (Cobra & Police Interceptor Modifications)
1991 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat


Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 22:34:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Server upgrade

The server will be going down for approximate 30-60
minutes on Wednesday or Thursday between 2-3pm EST.
The 2nd hard drive is being added in anticipation
of additional services we have planned.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


From: "Del Sharp">
Subject: pre-luber
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 20:22:50 PDT


I am in the process of installing a pre-luber. I bought a 1 1/2 quart wet
sump cannister from Summit Racing made by Moroso. I am looking for some kind
of valve that I can open and close electrically by a manual switch. Then,
before I shut off the motor, I will close the valve, locking the oil
pressure in the wet sump can which I can release back into the system prior
to restarting the engine. The valve may be harder to come by than I thought,
unless some of you can point me to one. Thanks.



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