perf-list-digest Friday, June 11 1999 Volume 02 : Number 142



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - .60 over??
Re: FTE Perf - headlights blinking
Re: FTE Perf - hydraulic lifters

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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 17:53:10 EDT
From: Flare8392AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - .60 over??

I heard the walls on small block Fords are to thin to go .060 over,
especially late models. .030 or .040 is the largest.

TJ Linebaugh
'92 Flareside 4x4
'83 Flareside 2wd
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 23:34:23 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - headlights blinking

FLR150AOL.COM wrote:
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> Gang,
> I am having a problem with the headlights on my truck. After running the
> headlights for a short period of time, the headlights start to flicker on and
> off, no other running lights or tail lights, just the headlight beams
> themselves.

I dont know for sure on the '94 but often the headlights have their own
terminal on the headlight switch; I'd start by replacing it. I've heard
of bad alternator diodes causing this as well. Also do you have any
extra lights tapped into the headlight circuit? The headlight switch
has a built in circuit breaker so if there is too much current draw
you're tripping the breaker.

> connected to the switch and it would be flashing, not JUST the headlights. I
> am at my wits end with this problem. I have tried all I could before coming
> to the list....HELP!!!

As said above, I believe the HL's have a dedicated terminal from the
switch; check for corrosion/burnt stuff at the connector; wouldn't be
the first one I'd seen! Higher wattage headlights and such will take
it's toll on the wiring from the increased current as well.

> I am also having a problem with my airbag light flashing in the dash. It is
> flashing a 32 code if that means anything, in conjunction with this, my
> cruise has stopped working also.

32? I'm thinking one digit codes for airbags so it might be code 3 &
2. Feel free to call me at 910.232.5540 during the day (East coast) and
I can research it better and call/mail back with better info on your
problems.


Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC USA
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 23:37:33 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - hydraulic lifters

Sleddog wrote:
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> Dan,
> I put up on my webpage, a nice drawing of a lifter, sectioned.
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> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/7273
>

And I was all ready to write a nice post about all this but I cant add a
thing! Well done as usual 'dog :-)

Tim
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