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perf-list Digest Tue, 28 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 035

In This Issue:
Re: performance mods for 1996 F-150
Re: g-tech anyone?
Re: Rewiring my '64
ADMIN: CustomAuto


Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 22:18:40 -0600
From: Ezekial>
Subject: Re: performance mods for 1996 F-150

> I have a 1996 Ford F-150 with a 5.8L auto, I was wondering if there is anyone out there that could give me some advise on what performance modifications I can make without adversely affecting my gas milieage.
> Thanks for your time.

Have a look at my webpage
I just completed a build up of a 351w in my 93. It was turned out
really great and I only have two problems to iron out. One being that
the idle doesn't come down for a long time after giving it gas a lot..
Takes several seconds of a very high idle to come back down to the 1000
mark... and my front tank fuel pump seems to not function correctly,
kind of lopes at idle and surges, but the back tank doesn't... Plus I
need to take it in for a recall cause when I use the back tank part of
the gas goes into the front tank...

93 F-150 4x4, sc, sb, 351
88 F-150 2wd, 302, lb (Totaled)
66 Fastback Mustang
96 Convertible Mustang


Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 03:01:15 -0500
From: J Cope <>
Subject: Re: g-tech anyone?

I borrowed one from a friend of mine, and it was one of the coolest things
I've ever played with. It seemed really accurate with things like 0-60
time, 1/4 mile time and speed, braking distance and lateral g's, provided
you were on a flat, level surface. The only time it got sketchy was when
you tried to measure horsepower, because you had to enter the vehicle
weight. If you weren't really accurate (ie: +/- 15 lbs) you could get
really inaccurate numbers.
I'm looking to get one as soon as I have the funds. I would love to take a
few readings, change something (ie: add a K&N) and test it again. Really an
interesting piece of equipment.

10k tow hooks
40ch CB
Light bar
Headlight Stone Guards
30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs

-----Original Message-----
Anyone ever tried this G-Tech meter that is advertised in Summit for $139?
It mounts on your windshield and measures 0-60 times, calculates horsepower,
etc. Sounds really neat, just wondering if it was recommended or if anyone
would share their experiences, good or bad. I would like to see if my
horsepower mods really work, like headers etc.

hokiemon in NC


Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 06:57:03 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira">
Subject: Re: Rewiring my '64

At 07:49 AM 03/23/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any experience with totally re-wiring an older model
>truck with a wiring harness like those Painless Wiring and other
>companies sell? My '64 F100 is a combination of the original '64 (with
>all the resistor wire removed) and '76 under-hood harness (electronic
>ignition for my 1970 351W) and modifications made to accommodate
>gauges, tach, radio, etc... and I am using a steering column out of a
>1976 Maverick that has the ignition key in the column (yes, I do carry
>a fire extinguisher with me).
>I just want to rip everything under the dash out and start over... with
>enough circuits for AC, power windows, door locks, electric fan, etc..

I used a fuse panel from Painless Wiring in my 35 Pickup, but used a stock
reproduction wiring harness and added some additional wires to get
directionals and an electric cooling fan. I also used the gauge hookup
harness from Painless since I had modern gauges. This harness has a bunch
of extra wires I don't need (such as stuff for a high beam indicator and
other connectors I don't remember). It was still easier than splicing all
the ground and 12V connectors I would have needed to do one by one, but I
haven't tucked it all underneath the dash as well as I could have.

I don't have any personal experience with the various kits. You might try
looking around on searching the through the
archives for the Fordnatics e-mail list. I remember some comments from
people who had used various wiring kits. Example: one kit (I don't remember
which one) uses all black wires with numbered or labeled tags every foot or
so. This was much prefered by someone who is colorblind (for obvious
reasons), but having the use written on the wire could still be easier for
some things than having to go back to the wiring diagram to remember what
the orange wire does.

Tom Teixeira
94 Taurus SHO 5-speed, 91 Taurus SHO+ NESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto)
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)


Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:33:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: CustomAuto

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