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From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-08-2002 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're good with a soldering iron, that is. Check it out!

Kyle Laramore

63 Fairlane: 302, Victor Jr. heads and intake, solid lift cam, super comp headers, MSD 6al and duraspark, 650 DP carb, C4 w/ Hughes converter, man. valve body

66 Mustang coupe: 289, offy intake, Holley 600 vac. sec., 3spd stick

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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 05-08-2002 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

There is a lot of possibility to cheat with a home made two-step. Especially if the builder is an electronics whiz.

Remember the mattybox


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From: Richmond, VA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-08-2002 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the key is using quality components and top notch fabrication....

personally I would not use any of the taiwanese junk that this person used in something as critical as my two step....

beware of this... the reason rev limiter "pills" are "potted" or "encased is ceramic" (it is actually epoxy) as this guy says, is because they are designed to work in a high heat and high vibration enviornment. Typical 1/4 watt resistors that you buy at radio shack (or mouser electorincs for that matter) will deteriate and change value quickly. That means your two-step will be unreliable.

For reliability and consitancy, stick with the "pills"

It is fun to be handy with a soldering iron and experiment, but cheaper does not always mean just as reliable.


64 Fairlane Hard top
289 4-speed -- SOLD to a good home.

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