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perf-list-digest Tuesday, June 15 1999 Volume 02 : Number 146

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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In this issue:

FTE Perf - 4.6 Longevity
FTE Perf - Test- Ignore
FTE Perf - 460 ?'s



Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 11:33:37 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: FTE Perf - 4.6 Longevity

For those of you worried about your 4.6 not lasting very long, just found
some news on the Mustang bbs about some with a couple miles on them:

"My Cobra just turned over 100,000 miles !!! Well, there goes the warrenty, "
"Gotcha beat, 116,500+ miles. Still going strong with the blower"

The reason I posted that here was with all the comments on ohc vs. pushrods
I thought this would be interesting to note. I don't want to start another
flame war, just point out that they are reaching 100,000 now with no major
problems. The one with the blower even made it, that's amazing since the
blower is so hard on things, especially if tuned wrong. Shouldn't be too
much longer before we see them cracking more milestones that will shatter
that longevity issue.

Yes I know there are pushrods that make it farther than that easily, I know
there are cammed motors that have failed dramatically before this, I'm just
offering this up as more proof that the motors can and do last as long as
the others, these are just two examples that I happened to run across.

Just my 2cents


'73 1/2 ton 4x4 Ford
'96 Mustang GT
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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 17:14:12 EDT
Subject: FTE Perf - Test- Ignore

Couldn't resist could you?

Lost in jersey
92 F-150 Nite
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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:18:47 PDT
From: Jeremy Taylor
Subject: FTE Perf - 460 ?'s

Hey Guys-

Just a quick question for now: I just got my 460 back from the
shop--complete rebuild--along with the rest of my gasket kit. I'm putting
the intake manifold back on now and am wondering if i should put this new
valley cover gasket on. When i took the manifold off, there wasn't one
there, but the former owner told me he had replaced the intake gasket and he
later turned out to be the type who would not put a valley cover in if it
cost more than a couple bucks. So what's the deal--do i use it or go

That's it for now--

1988 F-250 4x4
460 Fuel Injection

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