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perf-list-digest Friday, November 5 1999 Volume 02 : Number 285

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RE: FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy
RE: [FTE Perf - 428 Crank)
FTE Perf - Those who read this should KNOW !!!



Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 08:25:47 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Happy Happy Joy Joy

> 91 F-150 4X4 , Put in a Jacobs Omni ignition, wires, ngk plugs .060 gap,
> advanced timing, What a difference !

What timing are you running now ? Also what motor is this ? 5.0 ? 5.8?

> Now I need suggestions for shorty headers, brand ?, source ?
> My passenger side exaust manifold is cracked.

A common ailment ... I think it has to do with the fact that you can see the
manifold from outside the truck through the fenderwell (if the "whiskers"
are gone) which means cold water can splash on hot cast iron ... not usually
a good thing... my sister's came off in 2 pieces when they unbolted it ...

> I need to know what company any of you have used that provides a complete
> system that will increase performance.

Check with Edelbrock, theirs are pricey I think, but they do make them for
most applications ... also dynomax and FMS I think have some ... might get a
Jeg's or Summit catalog, I was able to put together almost an entirely new
exhaust for my dad ... right before we ordered it he drove it to the local
shop and paid just as much to have a new stock one put on ... I was a bit
miffed, but it is his truck...

Just my $.02

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L

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Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 07:30:21 -0800
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: [FTE Perf - 428 Crank)

Hey all,

A friend of mine is looking for a good 428 crankshaft. Anybody out
there have one or know where one could be found?

Thanks for the help.

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Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 21:38:20 -0500
From: "Steve Midlik"
Subject: FTE Perf - Those who read this should KNOW !!!

- -----Original Message-----
From: Steve Midlik
To: Tom Higgins
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: Jacobs ignition....

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Higgins
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 12:06 PM
Subject: Jacobs ignition....


Hope you don't mind me writing off of the list. I'm considering adding
a Jacob's to my
96 F150 302/auto and was curious what your thoughts are. Noticeable
Increased gas mileage? Do their claims seem to be justified? How
difficult/easy was
the hook up?

Any thoughts or information you can provide would be appreciated.


Tom in Phoenix

EngineSmith Sez :

I am still new to this ignition system but it seems that
along with advancing the timing & installing the Omni Pak sold in JC
Whitney did the trick. The company bites when it comes to ANY type of
A salesslob called my shop 7 times to finalize his sweet line of
B---S--t. But when I wanted to call or fax or e-mail back with ? I had no
after 10 days of trying at least 3 times each day ! When the "
-Master " he talked me into arrived I refused it. I bought a less
expensive kit from JC Whitney because if I had trouble THEY would respond
propery by return & refund. I could'nt expect that from a direct deal from
the factory rep salesman . If there was another company I would have chose
them instead but Whitneys' reputation sold this product not the non-existant
customer service of Jacobs Co. I should have researched more but have no
time. But the next time I am thinking about buying from anyone I will call
their cust. serv. dept. & see how long I wait. Installation was easy put
plenty of dielectric gel to lube the plug boots. Keep in touch & let me know
if u find another co. & how u do. Remember Whitney WILL return & they DO
have cust. serv. So u can try to be sure.

HAPPY TRAILS from EngineSmith

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