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perf-list-digest Saturday, August 14 1999 Volume 02 : Number 204



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing is everything
Re: FTE Perf - 300 for sale
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance
Re: FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?
Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt?what am i missing?
FTE Perf - Looking For Specs.

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:23:02 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing is everything

We get a lot of questions here about what my timing should be, and how far
is enough, and all kinds of stuff. Then we also have to try and explain the
advantages of advancing the timing and all that neato stuff ... well I just
found a web page that covers an install of a Steeda Timing Adjuster in a
4.6L motor. This is so you can set the timing manually, just like the old
motors. If you are wondering what advancing the timing can do for you on
the power side, here's a chart from the bottom of the page (1/4 mile times
in Mustang GT)

10 (Stock) 16

1st Run 14.69693.95 14.49495.68
2nd Run 14.66794.54 14.55895.36
3rd Run 14.67494.75 14.50995.33
Average 14.67994.41 14.52095.46

Improvement -0.159 Seconds +1.05 MPH


Anyway I think you can see that adjusting the timing can have a pretty good
effect on performance. The report he gave also said that the low end torque
is way better, so for those of you looking for some 4.6 parts this might be
one to look into, for others wondering why to advance the timing, now you
know :) Also according to this report that 1mph he gained means the car
gained almost 8hp from this one mod ... neat :)


Anyway I have no associations with Steeda or the guy writing the article
(other than reading the article and some posts on a Mustang bored)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 22:01:55 EDT
From: WJeff43AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 300 for sale

It really depends on what you're plans for the truck are. The 300 is a
workhorse, but hop-up parts for it are not plentiful. The 302 probably won't
have the grunt of the 300, but has about a million times more hot rod
potential. Everybody and their brother makes hop-up parts for the 302. A
good friend of mine put about $3000.00 into his 302 and had the thing putting
out nearly 500 horsepower. If you're hauling lots of heavy cargo, the 300
might be a better choice. If you only haul stuff once in a while, I'd
probably go for the 302. Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 22:06:15 EDT
From: WJeff43AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300 performance

When I pulled mine out, there was about 1/2 an inch clearance in the back,
and about 1/2 an inch clearance in the front. I could have removed the front
frame bracket the radiator mounts to, but the 1/2" was enough. Please
remember the back of the engine is actually well to the rear of the hood
opening when the engine is sitting in the truck. Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 22:09:48 EDT
From: WJeff43AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 300 Performance Mods? and Preventative Maintenance suggestions?

My 300/6 had 20 years of service and roughly 300 thousand miles on it when I
replaced it. It still ran just fine, always started. The only problem with
it was that it threw oil everywhere. Didn't burn it, just kept the road well
oiled. (I couldn't park the thing in my driveway, either). Bill Jeffreys
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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 22:13:12 EDT
From: WJeff43AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: 300's Kick-butt?what am i missing?

Very good advise. Something else to look at too. My 300/6 has two sets of
timing marks. There is a set of marks on the timing gear cover, and another
set on the other side of the harmonic balancer that is bolted on. Ignore the
ones on the timing gear cover and use the ones that are bolted on. Bill
Jeffreys
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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 21:36:07 -0700
From: Robert Hiebert
Subject: FTE Perf - Looking For Specs.

Does anyone know where I can find the following information?
- -Compression ratio, torque, and horsepower curves for the '95 4.9L EFI,
(300 six ).
- -Compression ratio, torque, and horsepower cuves for the '92, '93, '94,
'95, '96 7.5L EFI, ( 460 V8 ).

Thanks,
Robert Hiebert,
Gibsons,BC,Can.

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