perf-list-digest Saturday, November 28 1998 Volume 01 : Number 155

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - Chucks Lightning
Re: FTE Perf - Perf list Scope
FTE Perf - 2.3 Ranger
FTE Perf - ADMIN: Chat page



Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 11:21:35 -0800
From: "Chris Samuel"
Subject: FTE Perf - Chucks Lightning

Damn good look'n Truck!
Your list of mods is impressive as most Lightning owners I have known wanted
to "keep my resale value".
A couple of things that I have learned that you might want to consider.
EFI is vary sensitive to air temperature. While the K&N Cone addresses the
flow restrictions of the factory set up; you may find a power increase by
ducting cool outside air to it rather then the air coming off the E.
Underdriving the waterpump is not a bad idea but make sure that you Alt. is
still delivering specified amperage as I found some power loss this way on a
5.0 Mustang with a similar underdrive.
Are you still running the factory shorty headers? Again on a 5.0 there was
a big power increase with a set of 1 5/8 full length set.

Nice Truck!
Anyone that didn't follow the link should!

Later Chris
79 Bronco

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Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 20:13:43 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Perf list Scope

GoodwhskyAOL.COM wrote:

> lowered 4' front and 6" rear using Belltech components. I plan to run a
> 75-100 hp NOS dry kit this year if I cant swing a Vortech S-trim this spring,
> and a torque converter and headers/h-pipe. My eventual goals are to run mid
> to high 11's in street trim.

A 4 FOOT lowering?! Wow.. watch out for bugs in the road. :-) :-)
Seriously though; Nice truck! Have you thought about a supercharger
instead/with the NOS? I'm old fashioned I guess, just like real
'earned' horses as opposed to a button push of engine-eatin' miracle
juice. (I dont even care for turbo's much either.. just like that
whine of a blower I guess. It's all personal preference though; it
ought to scream when you're done!)

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC
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Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 21:25:01 -0500
From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Perf - 2.3 Ranger

Well you asked if there were any 2.3 Ranger fans here. I have an '89
Ranger that I am road racing with the SCCA. Right now it is currently
getting a heart rebuild and a new pace maker. Cam, valves, increased
compression and a new computer chip for the F.I. . It is a blast to run
and I hope to get a full season in it next year. The development of the
truck has been rewardingly frustrating. The only other person I know of
that built a Ranger for road racing was Mr. Steve Saleen and for some
reason I can't seem to get in touch with him.

Saw this on a t-shirt and liked it
( If it can't kill you it's not a sport)

gottago seeya bye

Brett ITT 41
(improved touring truck)
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Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 21:46:27 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: Chat page

To those who've wondered when the chat page is going to be
back up.... I've been testing out the chat engine we used
in the spring (the one that would hang up every 2-3 days).
On the new server, it doesn't seem to have the hanging
problems. 2-3 more days of testing and it will be online.
This chat server doesn't use web server resources at all,
unlike the one we've been using which hogs 1 web connection
per user (which causes web visitors to wait for a web
connection if they're all used up).

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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