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perf-list-digest Saturday, November 6 1999 Volume 02 : Number 286



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?
RE: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?
FTE Perf - Re: Jacobs Ignition
Re: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?
FTE Perf - pinging problem
FTE Perf - pinging problem
Re: FTE Perf - pinging problem
Re: FTE Perf - Re: Jacobs Ignition
RE: FTE Perf - pinging problem
FTE Perf - Vacation
Re: FTE Perf - 79 f100 stearing
RE: FTE Perf - 79 f100 stearing
FTE Perf - pinging

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:55:24 EST
From: ACMERCGAOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?

I got this off one of my other mailing lists, and I was wondering if
anyone has any other info on it. I recently recieved a foward from the
Director of membership of United 4wd, confirming this article( fwd at bottom).


http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.4x44u.com/PhilHowell/indx0799.html

thanks guys...

Joe
Lost in jersey
92 F-150

FWD:
Preston,
>
> I have seen an article written by Phil Howell (Howell
> automotive??) regarding Ford (either the company or
> it's current president William Ford) dropping support
> of United and 4-wheeling altogether.

Hi Tom,
It is very true. Ford was a member of United for over 20 years. We had the
same point of contact the entire time. He really believed in United!
Ford went through a major reorganization. Our new points of contact seems
to only be Voice Mail. I do not think this guy really exists. Now, there
has been a bit of undercurrent, that may indicate they are again
interested in us.

This has started
> a discussion on another list that I'm on and I was
> curious if you could shed any light on whether this is
> true or not.
I know, I have seen that on a couple of digests.
>
> Your assistance is greatly apreciated.
>
We had to deal with a simular situation Jeep sometime ago. Now all is
better than ever.

**********Win a new Ramsey Winch by joining the**************
***********United Four Wheel Drive Associations**************
******************as a "MEMBER AT LARGE."********************
*******Visit United's Web Site at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ufwda.org*******


"Preston Stevens"
United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Director of Membership
UFWDA, MAFWDA, B4W, VFWDA, NRA, BRC, Maryland Forests Association,
Charter Member Tread Lightly!, Inc.
1979 CJ7 Jeep, 1990 Cherokee Laredo

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 10:21:11 -0600
From: jmannliving.com
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?

Oh this will be fun...

What's your point? Humans are largest parasites on the face of the =
planet.=20

(Websters: par=B7a=B7site: something that resembles a biological =
parasite in
dependence on something else for existence or support without making a
useful or adequate return)

There are 6 billion people on this planet and there will be 12 billion =
in 50
years. FACT! As for the pathetically inefficient fossil fuels, I can't =
wait
for the day hydrogen fuel cells become compact. Hell, I saw a little =
old
electric Mazda RX-7 spank a Dodge Viper on a quarter mile track the =
other
day. Pull you head out of the sand and face the reality of the future,
ELECTICITY!=20

As for "Phil Howell" he sounds like a bitchy conspiracy theorist I once =
new.
Phil, get over it! Ford stock holders are NOT going let Ford Jr. do
anything that is going to dramatically hurt Fords position in the =
market.




- -----Original Message-----
From: ACMERCGAOL.COM [mailto:ACMERCGAOL.COM]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 8:55 AM
To: 80-96-listford-trucks.com; perf-listford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?

I got this off one of my other mailing lists, and I was wondering =
if=20
anyone has any other info on it. I recently recieved a foward from the =

Director of membership of United 4wd, confirming this article( fwd at
bottom).


http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.4x44u.com/PhilHowell/indx0799.html

thanks guys...

Joe=20
Lost in jersey
92 F-150

FWD:
Preston,
>=20
> I have seen an article written by Phil Howell (Howell
> automotive??) regarding Ford (either the company or
> it's current president William Ford) dropping support
> of United and 4-wheeling altogether. =20

Hi Tom,
It is very true. Ford was a member of United for over 20 years. We had =
the
same point of contact the entire time. He really believed in United!
Ford went through a major reorganization. Our new points of contact =
seems
to only be Voice Mail. I do not think this guy really exists. Now, =
there
has been a bit of undercurrent, that may indicate they are again
interested in us.

This has started
> a discussion on another list that I'm on and I was
> curious if you could shed any light on whether this is
> true or not. =20
I know, I have seen that on a couple of digests.
>=20
> Your assistance is greatly apreciated.
>=20
We had to deal with a simular situation Jeep sometime ago. Now all is
better than ever.

**********Win a new Ramsey Winch by joining the**************=20
***********United Four Wheel Drive Associations**************=20
******************as a "MEMBER AT LARGE."********************
*******Visit United's Web Site at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ufwda.org*******


"Preston Stevens"
United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Director of Membership=20
UFWDA, MAFWDA, B4W, VFWDA, NRA, BRC, Maryland Forests Association,=20
Charter Member Tread Lightly!, Inc.
1979 CJ7 Jeep, 1990 Cherokee Laredo

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Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 09:18:25 -0800
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: Jacobs Ignition

I've been dealing with Jacobs Electronics directly since about 1985 on and
off and have never had an experience like Tom had. I was sorry to hear
that, they've always been professional and courteous and never pushy. After
10 years, they replaced my spark plug wires sight unseen for just the cost
of the shipping. They also replaced a mileagemaster unit that was out of
warranty for 7 years with a better unit for about half list price. I was
happy because they didn't have to do anything. I hope the person you dealt
with has been fired by now because that has not been they way they have
operated in the past. Last time I dealt with them was about 3 months
ago..... Walt

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

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 12:35:16 EST
From: ACMERCGAOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Is Ford going nutz?

In a message dated 11/05/1999 11:18:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jmannliving.com writes:


What's your point? Humans are largest parasites on the face of the =
planet.=20
(Websters: par=B7a=B7site: something that resembles a biological =
parasite in
dependence on something else for existence or support without making a
useful or adequate return)
There are 6 billion people on this planet and there will be 12 billion =
in 50
years. FACT! As for the pathetically inefficient fossil fuels, I can't =
wait
for the day hydrogen fuel cells become compact. Hell, I saw a little =
old
electric Mazda RX-7 spank a Dodge Viper on a quarter mile track the =
other
day. Pull you head out of the sand and face the reality of the future,
ELECTICITY!=20 >>

Just looking for an opinion or two, and maybe confirmation on the
subject. Glad to know that I am a parasite... hold on, I have to go get the
sand out of my ears... thanks for your input.

Joe
Lost in jersey
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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 13:11:12 -0600
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE Perf - pinging problem

I need help please,
I have a 1984 F-150 with a 351W
I have the timing set at 10BTDC
and the engine pings BAD
in 2nd gear it is okay
in 3rd it pings at part throttle like iff i am holding speed
and reall bad when I floor it.
and in 4th it pings all the time part throttle and flooring.
really anytime in 4th gear, it goes away it i adjust timing to 6BTDC
but then it is a dog,
it has a edelbrock650 when I turn the A/f screws out 11/2 turns it pings
real bad, and when i turn them out 2 turns it is still bad
when i turn the out to 31/2 were they are about to fall out it gets a little
better but really bad gas mileage and the engine is way to RICH

any suggestions

pings worse when warmed up also.


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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 13:16:04 -0600
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE Perf - pinging problem

I need help please,
I have a 1984 F-150 with a 351W
I have the timing set at 10BTDC
and the engine pings BAD
in 2nd gear it is okay
in 3rd it pings at part throttle like iff i am holding speed
and reall bad when I floor it.
and in 4th it pings all the time part throttle and flooring.
really anytime in 4th gear, it goes away it i adjust timing to 6BTDC
but then it is a dog,
it has a edelbrock650 when I turn the A/f screws out 11/2 turns it pings
real bad, and when i turn them out 2 turns it is still bad
when i turn the out to 31/2 were they are about to fall out it gets a little
better but really bad gas mileage and the engine is way to RICH

any suggestions

pings worse when warmed up also

also I am using 93 octane which is way to much for my wallet
it eats about 1 quart of oil a week
the valve seals are bad also..


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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 11:23:35 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - pinging problem

Check for proper EGR operation.

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Thomas
To: Ford Off Road ; Ford Performance
; Ford truck
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 11:11 AM
Subject: FTE Perf - pinging problem


> I need help please,
> I have a 1984 F-150 with a 351W
> I have the timing set at 10BTDC
> and the engine pings BAD
> in 2nd gear it is okay
> in 3rd it pings at part throttle like iff i am holding speed
> and reall bad when I floor it.
> and in 4th it pings all the time part throttle and flooring.
> really anytime in 4th gear, it goes away it i adjust timing to 6BTDC
> but then it is a dog,
> it has a edelbrock650 when I turn the A/f screws out 11/2 turns it pings
> real bad, and when i turn them out 2 turns it is still bad
> when i turn the out to 31/2 were they are about to fall out it gets a
little
> better but really bad gas mileage and the engine is way to RICH
>
> any suggestions
>
> pings worse when warmed up also.



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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 14:30:05 EST
From: FLR150AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: Jacobs Ignition

For all of you who don't know...Jacobs Electronics was purchased by Holley
Corporation to be added into their conglomerate. If this doesnt change their
customer service, nothing will. I personally have the Jacob's nitrous
mastermind, a great piece, and I had to call them regarding the wet box and
directions that came with it. They sent me out a new unit, no questions
asked.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
Atlanta GA
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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 13:35:44 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - pinging problem

> any suggestions
>
> pings worse when warmed up also.
>

With the EGR like Bill mentioned

Also check the plugs and wires ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 16:15:26 -0500
From: am14daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE Perf - Vacation

Gone to the Mountains. Will return on 11/16.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 16:56:55 -0500
From: "msaur"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - 79 f100 stearing

I am running P235 75 15 on an 8inch wide rim, which are off of I think a 96
f100. Do you think this would cause it to wonder.
msaurodyssey.on.ca

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 16:01:35 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - 79 f100 stearing

> I am running P235 75 15 on an 8inch wide rim, which are off of I
> think a 96
> f100. Do you think this would cause it to wonder.


That's probably a shade narrow tire for that rim, but as long as its up to
pressure I don't think it would hurt the wandering tendancies ...

you've replaced a couple of parts already, any signs of the others being
worn as well ... I've found most of the time that the culprit is a worn ball
joint or tie-rod ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 22:10:38 -0600
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE Perf - pinging

I have a 351W
when the engine warms up it has a very bad pinging noise in 3rd and 4th
gears at
mid and full throttle.
I think i got water down the engine once
i went through deep water and the engine
would not start but after 3 days of going out there and cranking it finally
started and ran bad for about 1 hour
and ran fine for about 2 months then it started pinging the day after I put
the headers on would that have anything to do wiht it??
please help
the headers do have bad leaks in the gaskets would that cause it??
by the way right now i have the carpet and floor covering out
so I can see the engine and i can tell it is a ping and not just a ticking
exhaust sound it is a VERY loud metallic pinging sound and hurts my
ears?????

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