perf-list-digest Monday, December 28 1998 Volume 01 : Number 185

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - Ford Ranger 5.0 buildup ideas
FTE Perf - FE cyl. heads...
FTE Perf - ADMIN: New classifieds and banners



Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 15:47:47 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: FTE Perf - Ford Ranger 5.0 buildup ideas

My budget is about 4-4.5k, Idecided against buying a new truck so I
could build this one up to my likeing
I have an 8.8 inch rear out of an 96 explorer with discs all around
(Heavier duty than standard ranger 8.8 and better brakes) A set of James
Duff trac bars will be going in next month. A dana 35 from a 94 Explorer
(Heavier duty U-joints than any of the other ranger 35s, standard
T-case. When the AOD goes in and everthing is finally measured custom
driveshafts from Denny's driveshaft service will be installed with the
strongest U-joints he can put on it, He specializes in heavy duty race
and offroad d-shafts and has an unconditional lifetime guarntee on his
shafts. The AOD with have a solid input shaft installed, a Level 10
valve body and rebuild kit and the converter will come from Precision
Industries. Kenne Bell's SC is currently around $2700 for the 6lb kit
and yes it probably would be the most expensive option followed by the
turbos but I'm afraid only a TC or SC will give me the torque down low I
want with a 5.0 (400-450 at the wheels) Ive seen combos similar that
gave the results I want but am unsure of the path I want to pursue.


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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 17:58:56 -0800
From: "Steven Salas"
Subject: FTE Perf - FE cyl. heads...

Has anyone tried out Edelbrocks alum.heads for the FE big block ? Could
somebody recommend a good ( i.e. hi-perf) commonly available head for the
same engine? I'm currently building a 428 for my 70 F250. thank you ,

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:22:10 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: New classifieds and banners

Two announcements:

1. Our new classifieds manager is on line. Check it out. Its
free. Although it says it supports photo ads, that feature
has been disabled (FTE is not a classifieds site so I don't
want to focus a lot of energy maintaining photos). In the
future, we'll turn on keyword notify; this feature means
that you can have the classifieds email you whenever a keyword
you select appears in a new ad. It you want photo ads, check
out, they're one of our sponsors
and they have a pretty good truck selection up to the 1970s.
If anyone knows of a similar site for newer trucks, feel free
to post the URL.

2. Each pictorial page now pulls up a banner ad. These banners
will not be used by advertisers! I don't think it would be
ethical to advertise on pages featuring your trucks. Rather,
the banner ads will be used to notify visitors of FTE's free
services such as the classifieds, email groups, bbs, etc.
This should help newcomers.

On a final note (not an FTE announcement), there is now a Ford
truck newsgroup: . Some of you may find it helpful,
so far it doesn't seem to be a spam target. Its new so your
Usenet server may not have it. Please ask your provider about
it as it is not an FTE service.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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