Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 03:50:20 -0600 (MDT)
From: (fordtrucks80up-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #174

fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, October 18 1997 Volume 01 : Number 174

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In this issue:

Re: rear disk brakes [Carl Warren Levin ]
Re: Filtercharger vs Cold Air [Bill Funk ]
Re: Jeep 4.0's vs Ford 4.0's [Geoffrey Hoffman ]
Re: Spray-on bed liners [bLAckguArd ]



Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 19:28:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carl Warren Levin
Subject: Re: rear disk brakes

Come'on, somebody must have installed the rear discs on a ford truck.
How'd it go? How expensive is it?

"Any culture that surrenders it's vision and it's self sustaining
values to the narrow judgement of commerce will be neither free
nor just" Ralph Nader
Carl Levin Portland, Oregon


Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:17:57 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Filtercharger vs Cold Air

> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 19:14:35 -0400
> From: Luke Wells
> Subject: Fitercharger vs Cold Air
> I was wondering if anybody knows what makes up a cold air induction vs
> a
> K&N filtercharger system(the one which replaces the factory air filter
> box). My friend has a Honda with cold air induction and I have no idea
> what differs from the filtercharger. (ie. hp level gain, which is
> higher?)

Cold air induction is nothing more than using outside air instead of air
from under the hood for the intake.Air from the engine compartment is
usually hotter than the outside air (sometimes, here in Phoenix, it
seems like that can't be true!). Hotter air is less dense than colder
air of the same altitude; fuel is metered into the airflow by mass,
which is affected by density (the denser the air, the more mass it has
per volume). This means that colder air will carry more fuel per volume
into the combustion chamber, allowing for more power.
As for using cold air induction with a K&N filter, there's no reason why
you can't. If you are going to build a cold air induction system, simply
incorporate a K&N filter into it. You just want it to flow as much air
as freely as possible.
Good luck.
Bill Funk


Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 00:41:07 -0400
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Re: Jeep 4.0's vs Ford 4.0's

At 9:42 PM -0400 10/17/97, Chris Kelly wrote:
>Remember also that the Cherokee is not quite as heavy as the Explorer
>either so 20 more horses go a long ways with even less weight...! Would
>not make much a difference in the Explorer! Hear is a bad example of
>what I am saying...last years camaros rated at 275 this year rated
>285...any difference...NONE ran the same numbers with even more
>power...10 horses don't go far against 3500lbs!

oh definitly. very much aware of that, and that _with_ the extra 20 horses
made a fairly substantial difference.

it is also much smaller than the explorer, as well as light, and after
being in the explorer for a while, cherokee's feel cramped.

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Geoffrey Hoffman
Cornell University


Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 02:34:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: bLAckguArd
Subject: Re: Spray-on bed liners

I haven't had any personal experience with these, but I've been
planning on spraying my bed with one of these little darlings, and as
such have been casually reading up on them.

According to every account I can find, they are a great deal superior
to traditional bedliners, in that they bond to the surface like paint,
and as such will not shift, damaging the paint underneath, leaving
bare metal and eventually rusting, but instead will cover the paint,
keeping the bed from rusting and leaving a very attractive bed to
boot. Due to my rural setting, I plan on just buying one of the
aerosol spray-on liners from Canadian Tire, which, I'm told, are the
next-best thing to getting the big fancy-schmancy companies to do it
for you. (and cheaper, too. :) If you go this route, expect to use 6 -
8 cans.

As I said, I have never had any complaints from anyone. The only
downfall of this product is that it doesn't provide you with that
extra protection against denting your bed if you like toss a 180lb
slab of metal into it. But if you plan on doing that, you could always
look into a moulded sheet of stanless steel, or my favourite, wooden
bed slats. :)

Just as a footnote, the spray on bedliner, for you stereo junkies,
makes a great low-cost sound dampener. Use a couple cans of that stuff
in the cab of your truck, and you'll notice a good decrease in road-
and engine-noise.

End babble session.




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