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perf-list-digest Sunday, July 11 1999 Volume 02 : Number 170

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Performance
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FTE Perf - RE: cam selection
FTE Perf - cam
FTE Perf - 92 Ranger differential
Re: FTE Perf - 92 Ranger differential



Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 08:15:54 -0500
From: Paul M Radecki
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: cam selection

>>I need some more power and I'm looking at cams.
>>Anybody have any tips on selection?

When you talk to the cam makers' tech support guys (or parts counter
apes... who can tell?) be sure to mention that this motor is in a truck,
and tell them how much your vehicle weighs. A heavier vehicle will
demand a different grind for optimal performance. Most of the
aftermarket for the 5.0 is geared (no pun intended) toward Mustangs, so
if you don't tell them that you're driving something with some mass
behind it they'll probably assume it's a pony. Come to think of it, this
might be a good way to tell a competent tech guy from a parts primate: a
tech guy will ask this sort of question, while a monkey will just
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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 08:26:26 -0500
From: "David Claflin"
Subject: FTE Perf - cam

Check into a crower cam, I had a 302 in a maverick with a crower cam that
had a little bump at idle got over 22mpg on the highway and would still bark
the tires when I hit second gear. I don't remember the part no. but it had
210/214 .050 and 474/488 lift
it's a little stouter than the performer cam. I would remove the bump in the
exhaust port of the heads, you don't have to remove them to do it and it
will get you an easy 15-20 horsepower

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 15:16:46 -0700
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: FTE Perf - 92 Ranger differential

Has anyone swapped the entire differential in any of these Rangers?
I'm using mine for some quarter mile bracket racing, and my diff
is the F4 code for limited slip #2700 3.45gears. My Chilton book
lists a K6 code for a limited slip #3200 4.10gears, and I was thinking
of cruising the U-Pullit for the lower gear unit.Chilton book doesn't go
into much detail that I can find anyway, and I was wondering aside from
any obvious visual differences that I can look for does anyone know
of any big complications like the ABS system being different,etc. If its
just pretty much a bolt in, I can probably find an entire unit for not that
If its going to be complicated I'll just get a set of gears and have them
in my existing unit.
I just started work on this Ranger 2.3L. Its my recently replaced work
My county road estimated times started at about 22sec. But, after adding
a cat-back system with a SuperTurbo Dynamax muffler and a K&N filter
I've already jumped to the 20sec area and almost 70mph. Slow by real
world standards, but hey guys its only 2.3liter. I figure with some low
and some street/strip BF Goodrich drag radials the numbers will keep
coming down. My first trip down the asphalt will be this coming Wed Jul14.


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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 21:42:36 EDT
From: Bogginf350AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 92 Ranger differential

i think that code is wrong.... my 87 ranger stx carries a code f7 and that is
the 4.10 limited slip while the f6 is the 3.73 limited slip and as long as it
has the abs plug it will work fine. you can actually run it without that
sensor and just get a abs warning light on on the dash. ( my 87 did not have
the rear abs) good luck!
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