perf-list-digest Thursday, November 12 1998 Volume 01 : Number 144



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Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch
FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch
Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch

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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 10:11:22 -0500
From: Chris Porter
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch

hmm.. what would you recommend for this type of conversion?
- -chris

At 03:24 PM 11/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I'd be curious as to whether or not that trans will handle the increased
>torque of a 351W without going south real quick. It's the same as the Mazda
>and has been known to have longevity problems even with the 4cyl. I don't
>want to rain on your parade but would hate to see you experience problems
>from a weak link in the conversion.
>
>George Miller
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>hi, i'm about to make a conversion on my ranger from a 4cyl to a 351 (5.8L)
>v8. i know i'm going to need to do alot of replaceing, so i'm going part by
>part looking for the best equipment for the most reasonable price.. so, to
>keep this truck as a 5spd manual, what clutch would you guys recommend? so
>far i've heard suggestions such as a stage 3 cluch from clutch master or
>one from centreforce..
>any help would be greatly appreciated.
>-chris
>
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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 08:01:34 -0800
From: George
Subject: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch

I don't know the small blocks that well. Is your Ranger 4x4? If not, you
might consider a 302/5spd from a Mustang. There are several companies that
specialize in that conversion. Some are on the web. The C4s are also
popular behind the 302/351Ws.

George Miller

hmm.. what would you recommend for this type of conversion?
- -chris

At 03:24 PM 11/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I'd be curious as to whether or not that trans will handle the increased
>torque of a 351W without going south real quick. It's the same as the
Mazda
>and has been known to have longevity problems even with the 4cyl. I don't
>want to rain on your parade but would hate to see you experience problems
>from a weak link in the conversion.
>
>George Miller
>
>
>hi, i'm about to make a conversion on my ranger from a 4cyl to a 351
(5.8L)
>v8. i know i'm going to need to do alot of replaceing, so i'm going part
by
>part looking for the best equipment for the most reasonable price.. so, to
>keep this truck as a 5spd manual, what clutch would you guys recommend? so
>far i've heard suggestions such as a stage 3 cluch from clutch master or
>one from centreforce..
>any help would be greatly appreciated.
>-chris


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Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 19:56:27 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - engine conversion & clutch

Chris Porter wrote:
>
> hi, i'm about to make a conversion on my ranger from a 4cyl to a 351 (5.8L)
> v8. i know i'm going to need to do alot of replaceing, so i'm going part by
> part looking for the best equipment for the most reasonable price.. so, to
> keep this truck as a 5spd manual, what clutch would you guys recommend? so
> far i've heard suggestions such as a stage 3 cluch from clutch master or
> one from centreforce..
> any help would be greatly appreciated.
> -chris
>

Point your browser to Advance Adaptors website at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.advanceadapters.com/Ford/Ford.html It'll give you all the
info you need; but they'll tell you the tranny is marginal at best for a
302, your best bet would be to use one from a Mustang. The additional
cost of the tranny swap is why I'll (probably) rebuild and modify my V-6
rather than swap out for a V-8

Glad to know I'm not the only one around that hates being 'shiftless'
:-)

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Wilmington NC
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