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FE Technical Forum / Re: Opentracker products for Fairlane?
« on: July 15, 2021, 12:59:55 PM »
“Cheater” is the uppers.
Roller spring perch bolts to the upper control arm.

Sadly the old Innovate message forum got nuked. (Innovate O2 indicators) .
10 years  ago a poster with the handle “tuner” had excellent insight on tuning Holley and Holley based carbs. He included some theory as well as practical application.
The cool thing was his insight help one “see” the function of each circuit and how the overlap,transition,one to the next effected driveability.

I also learned the whole carb too big on the street thing is sort of a myth ,but a small carb is easier to tune on the street because there is a lot less to explain. Idle is idle,main is main jet, power is ….well main jet.

Now a big carb it’s IFR,IAB,idle mixture screws,Main Jet MAB,PVCR,PV,secondary … get the idea.

At the time the 850 Demon came on a brand X crate motor,and everybody that cared tossed them because they sucked driving around town. I got mine for $50.
I ended up with every hole drilled and threaded for replaceable jets,IAB,MAB,PVCR,IFR .
I tuned that thing to 18mpg in my FE Mustang and 12.0s in the quarter.
It ran great.

I also learned that back in the olden days hot cars came from the factory.
The best OEM tuned Holleys are the last ones fitted from the factory. Look at the ‘vette 3310 or the CJ 735,later the 351c carb. You will find excellent low throttle angle tuning and driveability in those carbs.

Three modern tools will teach ,if you pay attention ,which area to tune. O2 indicator,vacuum gauge and tach.
WOT can still be done with a drag strip and reading plugs but drivability can be nailed with feel and tools.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Opentracker products for Fairlane?
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:01:20 AM »
That’s the reason for the roller lower control arm and some type of free movement on the strut rod. No bind.
You can add 1/4” of shim to the forward upper control arm bolt to preset caster without binding the lower control arm. Don’t go more shim unless you have soft upper shock bushings or bearing. IIRC the Fairlane uses a stud upper shock so again a softer bushing.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Opentracker products for Fairlane?
« on: July 15, 2021, 09:13:30 AM »
For a street/ drag car OpenTrackers roller perch, roller lower control arm and strut rod bearing or ball conversion at the least will give the best bang for the buck as far as feel and performance.

The spring perch frees up the spring and shock , you will feel the difference.
The roller lower control arm bushing and strut rod work together . They free up the bind from the lower bushing and allow more caster to be dialed into the suspension .

Add the 1” upper control arm drop , good (not KYB) shocks, they are too harsh in compression and light in rebound, Bilstein Sport in front,streets in the back (for a driver)  and a 1” front sway bar and you will have a great driver set up.
If you want to lean more to drag racing use a stock (small lol) sway bar and an adjustable shock.

When you have it aligned tell them (demand) 0 Camber (+0/ -1/2) both sides the same! Caster ,manual steering +3 1/2 Power steering + 4 ( up to 5 1/2 if tire does not eat the front of the fender) again both sides the same. Toe easy, 1/8” in.

FE Technical Forum / Re: More FE Power Cylinder Head Dyno Results
« on: July 12, 2021, 02:49:01 PM »
Just sitting here re reading this post and I got thinking how exciting a back fire would be if it was a port injected intake and the top blew off…..
That would sure test the RPM limits of the valve train and bottom end!

FE Technical Forum / Re: Typical FE Oil into coolant issue.. Or not.
« on: July 01, 2021, 08:55:10 PM »
Don’t have the problem yet,just prepping for it.
I’m running a hydraulic roller with pushrod oiling to Brent’s roller rockers can I just plug the passages near the cam bearings. The rockers do allow for shaft oiling.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: clutch and brake pedal rebuild
« on: June 11, 2021, 08:00:21 AM »
Company called “Mustang Steve “ has a roller bearing conversion that works very well. You might take a look at that. Check the diameter of the through shaft the kit may work. Or you could make your own.

If my FE gets that internal leak I would block those feeds off completely and go with push rod oiling.
I’m almost 100% blocked now running a hydraulic roller and Brent’s non adjustable rockers.

It’s said that alignment techs are forced to go by 55 year old bias ply tire alignment settings due to liability worry’s .

The number is 0- +1/2 camber, +3-4 castor (both the same) 1/8 toe in. Works great on street driven Mustangs.

I hate hearing stuff like this,if I was close I would align your car....

FE Technical Forum / Re: Advice on an intake
« on: June 07, 2021, 11:23:55 PM »
If the question were revised to, "which of these intakes would be best when combined with throttle body EFI", what would the answer be?

My FAST ez2.0 sits on a Performer RPM,mixture distribution improved with an open spacer. I would run a street master if I had another one on hand.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Running hot
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:58:29 PM »
What is he running for a fan ?

Nothing wrong with your tire size choice. I’m running 235/45 17 front and an 8” wheel and 255/45 17 rear on 17x9.5’s.

I’m sorry you have fallen in old car hell when trying to have work done in the modern world.

If your lower control arms have stock type bushings the car has to be sitting down with full weight before they are tightened. If you don’t do this the front will be high until the bushing tears. The upper spring perch if stock can also hold the front up. If the alignment guy jacked the front up and didn’t know to settle the suspension ,(sometimes happens when alignment heads are in stalled) then when you drive a bit the alignment will be wrong.

Bare with me....
If all your front end pieces were new,especially the springs you will get a bit of settling.
I’m guessing your seeing negative camber .
What was the front end set to when you had it aligned ?

My go to setting for Mustangs is 0 camber, 3 1/2 deg caster (more if power steering) and 1/8 “ toe in

I have run -1deg camber but tighten the toe up to 1/16” and I have not seen any feathering of tires.

If the front settled that will toe out the tires ,that will chew them up pretty quick.

You can check toe for your self with a tape measure,my tires have a center grove that wakes it easy. I would check that for yourself first then go from there.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Thanks for the gas info!
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:16:37 PM »
I made it home again this time with the Mustang. Rutan Pass was a treat this time. Either snow or hail got dumped on the summit it was like driving on gravel for about 5 miles. The road had some heat in it so it seemed to melt and created twin rivers for the tires to ride in.
Mustang is a filthy mess but un harmed.

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