perf-list-digest Saturday, May 1 1999 Volume 02 : Number 102

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In this issue:

FTE Perf - The Fun Begins
FTE Perf - Lifter Preload
FTE Perf - muffler question
FTE Perf - Back from Vegas.....
Re: FTE Perf - Back from Vegas.....
Re: FTE Perf - Lifter Preload



Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 06:30:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill
Subject: FTE Perf - The Fun Begins

Well, I finally got that 351W to put in my '64 F100... just dropped the
distributor off for re-curving (limit the vacuum advance, etc)..
getting the headers ceramic coated... looking for the right roller
rockers to put on the reworked heads (screw in LT1 studs, guide plates,
performance springs, 3 angle valve job, hardened seats).. think I am
gonna stay with something like Cranes stamped steel roller tipped
rocker arms to keep the cost down.. (the machine shop that is doing the
re-curve on the dist. suggested them since this is going to be a daily
driven street truck).. I got a new Holly 1850 600cfm for free.. will
start with that, but will probably look for something else... not much
bigger cfm but would like an electric choke.. if the 1850 works out I
will just buy the electric choke kit..(not that we need much in the
need of choking in this part of Texas)...

After all the good suggestions I got on what to do with the rear
suspension, I have elected to go with the monoleaf rear springs...
simple remove and replace option that wont break my budget... that will
lower the rear about 2 to 3 inches.. combined with the 3 inch drop I
already have in the front, should give the truck somewhat better
handling.. but still give good ground clearance for the type of driving
I do...

Next will be rewiring the entire truck ... then adding AC.. but that is
a job for the next budget year....

Bill in San Antonio
'64 F100 Shortbox (351W/C4)

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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 18:41:15 -0700
From: George Miller
Subject: FTE Perf - Lifter Preload

I'm still hooked on this and beg the list's indulgence of my
ignorance. Standard procedure for adjusting preload is to put the
cylinder you're adjusting at TDC. The aftermarket cam in my 460 means
that cylinder's intake valve has already started to open at TDC and here
I am adjusting something that should have both valves fully seated.
Can somebody tell me the best method to determine when both valves
are closed on individual cylinders?


George Miller
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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 19:02:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brian H
Subject: FTE Perf - muffler question

Does anybody use Thrush California Boss turbo mufflers? Does anybody
know how they sound? I don't want them to sound real raspy like
glasspacks. Thanks alot!

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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 23:00:52 -0400
From: EJ
Subject: FTE Perf - Back from Vegas.....

Well I'm back. No such luck geting rich quick, but I had a great time
nevertheless. Weather was nice the first few days, but it was rather
cool and raining most of the day yesterday(Thurs).

Took some pretty cool road trips when we were out there. You cant just
go to gamble y'know ;). Checked out 2 really neat places. Oatman
Arizona, and Zion National Park(Utah). Oatman was like a "ghost town",
really interesting, almost like being in the "old west". I kept
imagining one of those "ten paces turn and fire" kind of things, or
being told to "get out of town by sundown" by the sheriff.

Zion National Park is pretty amazing as well. Absolutely beautiful !!!.
Got a snapshot of a porcupine(?) sleeping in a tree.

It was also pretty cool being on highways where you can do 75 mph
*legally*. Course', most of us tend to +/- 10mph, when it comes to speed
limits. I *myself*, was cruising along between 75-85 out in the ol' dry
desert most of the time. It's really amazing. Most people actually seem
to know *how* to drive comfortably and safely along at that speed. You
don't find the reckless stupidity out there that you tend to find here
*all* the time.

Also went to a car show at the Imperial Casino right in Vegas close to
where we stayed. Had a whole room dedicated to Dusenbergs(?), pretty


All you Toro guys and gals be on the lookout for a question.


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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 23:03:03 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Back from Vegas.....

I didnt know you were comin to Vegas! I live here, maybe coulda bought you
dinner or sumthin. Plan on coming back anytime soon? gimme a holler.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

PS thanks for comin, you tourists are what keep me from payin state tax. :)
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Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 01:36:36 EDT
From: Bogginf350AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Lifter Preload

ok for you intake valve to open how much duration do you have with the .050
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