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mellowyellow
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From:miami, fl.
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posted 10-04-2000 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hear a lot of hype about them. There are a number of them advertised and they all make claims about horsepower gains. A friend suggested that I get one for my stang that has a built 5.0.

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SteveLaRiviere
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From:Saco, Maine USA '72 Mustang Sprint 351C '94 F-150 XL 5.8L and a '97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
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posted 10-04-2000 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They definitely work at high rpm. 10-15 horsepower for $50-100 isn't that bad a deal.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-04-2000 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In a word.........YES! Alex

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cpmaverick
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posted 10-04-2000 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey man, they're cheap, and a 5.0 version can be had for cheaper than most... Go for it!

I used a Boss 302 unit, worked great, got it new at a swap meet for $30, You can get the studs from any Ford dealer.

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-Charlie Ping
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Moneymaker
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posted 10-05-2000 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie has his digital camera working overtime I see. Cool! Alex

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Billgear
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posted 10-05-2000 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Billgear   Click Here to Email Billgear     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I gotta quite reading these things, now I think i should get a windage tray It would be alot cheaper if I kept the blinders on!!
And I just promised my wife, no more parts
for a while. I could sent it to my buddys house.

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-05-2000 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amen, Bill. I hear ya... I'm thinking: "Hmm... with the money I saved by going with a custom grind hydraulic cam over a solid lifter (woulda had to change springs and lifters), I could afford that. And an extra 15-20hp is nice."

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-05-2000 03:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and a question. How and why do they work/add power? I assume it has something to do with reduced friction, but that's just a guess. I really don't know. /me is young and doesn't know anything, right blue hairs?

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georgeb
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posted 10-05-2000 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for georgeb   Click Here to Email georgeb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The higher you rev the more benefit is derived - crankshaft drag is reduced and oil aeration (foaming) is reduced. Actually, a "windage tray" in the lifter gallery to keep
hot oil off of the bottom of the intake manifold is a good idea, too, if you're going for ultimate BHP.

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cpmaverick
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posted 10-05-2000 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Charlie has his digital camera working overtime I see. Cool! Alex

HaHa, actually my scanner isn't even working right now; just happened to have that one 'tucked away on my website.

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-Charlie Ping
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Moneymaker
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posted 10-05-2000 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's cool Charlie, my scanner has NEVER worked! Alex

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