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  1. hackersmovie
    12-03-2010 11:37 AM - permalink
    ugh! been working my tail off! Got a promotion at work about 3 and a half months ago and haven't had time to do anything... my truck is still running strong but, I still gotta get the gauges, etc. to check the fuel pressure at the end of the track as well as get the shift kit/torque converter put in... all is well, thanks for asking!
  2. sloney76
    08-15-2010 07:11 PM - permalink
    I remember you saying on here a few times that you have a 160 degree stat in your truck. I have a '96 302 and am about to switch mine. If i remember right you said that every degree over 160 you lose about .5 hp and about 1 hp in built motors. Hopefully i'm not just making all of this up but i think i remember seeing this. I'm also pretty sure i remember you saying you increased gas mileage by using a 160 degree stat. My question is that another guy on here said he had a 160 degree stat and changed it to a 190 and he got better gas mileage by doing that. Is that guy wrong in what he's saying? Just wanted to confirm with you that a 160 degree stat is a good move. thanks
  3. James_G
  4. James_G
    07-25-2010 06:01 PM - permalink
    Hey man you seem to be the sites ultimate guru on engines and I was wondering if I could ask you a question about my 302.

    I'm looking for a bit more "go". Not so I can run 9's at the strip but just for fun

    I've done alot of reading online and have come across stroker kits, would this be an ideal way too go ?

    This is my first time with something like this and I'm not even sure what I would need to make a kit work,

    thanks, james.
  5. grilljames
    07-22-2010 02:02 PM - permalink
    could you please send me a link to ID ford rear ends, ive looked thru but cant seam to find it. Thank You
  6. happyhourhero56
    12-09-2009 08:16 PM - permalink
    haha yeah they're a little more expensive now, i didn't know if they were universal or not, have you had any luck with throttle body spacers or know if theyre worth the money?
  7. happyhourhero56
    12-08-2009 10:46 PM - permalink
    hey there i saw on one of your posts where you said you had a msd box, i've got a 302 and was on summit and cant find one for it, just wondering where you got yours and which you would recommend. thanks
  8. 1996 Redneck F150
    12-01-2009 06:27 AM - permalink
    1996 Redneck F150
    thats exactly what i was thinking about doing.... testing the MAP sensor.... i have a haynes manual, so that should tell me the voltages.... what do you mean when you said "digital MAP sensor?"
  9. 1996 Redneck F150
    11-30-2009 07:53 PM - permalink
    1996 Redneck F150
    hmmm so your saying that if my truck didn't die right away when i unplugged my MAP sensor, then it might be bad? i unplugged it, and it did nothing what so ever haha all those EGR problems that i was having, ended up being a loose vacuum hose that took me FOREVER to find.... the check engine light hasnt came on for the EGR in a few days (i'm hoping i fixed it), but the CEL light came on after i had the MAP unplugged for a few minutes.... what do you think i should do first? replace the distributor cap/rotor button? or replace the MAP sensor? or both?
  10. 1996 Redneck F150
    11-30-2009 03:38 AM - permalink
    1996 Redneck F150
    So yea, today i got to fiddling around with my truck while it was idling in my driveway. I had to disconnect the AC compressor because every time i turn on my windshield defroster, it turns my AC compressor on and makes me lose power and fuel economy. Anyways, i decided to unplug my MAP sensor and see if it would calm the hiccuping down a little bit. When i unplugged my MAP sensor, i left it unplugged for about 5 minutes while the truck was idling, and the check engine light came on.... it made me think, if my MAP sensor was bad, then wouldn't it already be throwing a code for a bad MAP sensor? the only code that i WAS getting, was EGR Flow Excessive, and that was because i had a loose vaccum line. I fixed that the other day. For a couple of days now, it hasn't been hiccuping very much like it was doing, but it still misses one time about every 10 seconds when at idle. I think im going to replace the distributor cap/rotor button and see if that fixes it. Do you have any other ideas?

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    Northern Indiana
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    160 deg T-Stat, E-Fans, MSD spark box and Coil and Taylor wires 16 deg timing bump, Synthetic fluids.
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