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FE Technical Forum / Re: Any Nitrous FE's Here ?
« Last post by Barry_R on Today at 08:25:38 AM »
Lets just say that I was not "careful" with the package back then.  I was running with a pretty tough crowd and felt considerable pressure to try and keep up.

Car had an individual adjustable N2O plate under each carb, with four solenoids and two bottles in the trunk.  Found out that it was quicker if I just tossed the N2O jets and ran the lines naked right into the plates.  Also discovered that it was quicker yet if I drained the hot radiator coolant over the nitrous bottles before a pass to get them really warmed up and put cold water into the engine.

Pretty lousy video but its all I've got...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt-qfc6iDxA
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I have had success appealing to the local Sheriff.  Ask them to visit this guy "just to be sure he is still in business because his phone number isn't working".  The Sheriff there may or may not cooperate but a visit from the Sheriff has prompted action for me twice.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: 390 main bearing problem
« Last post by Pat86004 on Today at 07:23:57 AM »
That was the issue thanks guys
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Guess the horsepower game....
« Last post by blykins on Today at 05:44:12 AM »
Seems like it'd be tough to keep runout in check building heat in the stem.  Not a machinist, but that's a deep hole to drill

Yep.  Easier to just buy hollow stem valves.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Guess the horsepower game....
« Last post by My427stang on Today at 05:39:44 AM »
Seems like it'd be tough to keep runout in check building heat in the stem.  Not a machinist, but that's a deep hole to drill
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Any Nitrous FE's Here ?
« Last post by My427stang on Today at 05:37:28 AM »
I ran bottle and bottles through my F100 in the late 80s, early 90s, and we also ran a CJ5 mud bogger with a 351W with N2O.  That was a wild little machine, 38 inch mudders, 351W on juice, Toploader and 4.11s, no roof and a roll cage.  Felt much faster than it probably was

We didn't change the carb settings much, most plate systems are pretty rich on the fuel side, the key was to make sure the fuel supply to the nitrous system was up to snuff so it didn't go lean.

Timing was important, as well as a little cooler plug.  The Jeep was locked out, so we just cranked it back, but truck was a street/work truck, and I was young and dumb, so I used to just set timing at stock specs and disconnect the vac advance.  It did fine, but it was more for horsing around than real performance.

We never broke anything on the Jeep, and the truck was in so many configurations when I was young, I didn't either, but probably would have if I wasn't always taking it apart and trying something new LOL
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Guess the horsepower game....
« Last post by 66FAIRLANE on Today at 01:22:54 AM »
Point taken on the "at home" & "machining marks" comment, although I do have a small lathe.

I wonder if you could drill undersize & then ream to finish to minimize these marks. Also the use of a sizing drill (where the corners are rouned off) may help to minimise any marks. I am just surprised this doesn't seem to have been tried much.

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Any Nitrous FE's Here ?
« Last post by Stangman on September 20, 2018, 11:03:56 PM »
Is there a percentage of how much more jetting the carb needs to safely use nitrous.
Not that I would use it just curious.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Any Nitrous FE's Here ?
« Last post by jayb on September 20, 2018, 09:19:09 PM »
I've sprayed 100 to 250 HP over the years, mostly plate systems from NOS.  My supercharged FE made 1030 HP on the blower and just over 1200 with a 175 HP nitrous shot.  Ran a 125 HP shot on my mostly stock 428CJ with good results (see the link below).  Can't recall ever breaking any parts, but I was always careful to retard timing and be a little rich on the fuel.

http://fepower.net/Dyno%20Results/dyno_results_3.html
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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Fairlane shifter location
« Last post by Nightmist66 on September 20, 2018, 09:17:02 PM »
Super shifter should be pretty close. . Did you ever get to use it in the car?   

Nice car! Mine is also nightmist blue

Thanks! I haven't used the Super Shifter in my car. It's in my dad's '67. Right now I am working on putting a pro-shifted TL in with the Comp. Plus shifter so I can keep my console. Want it to look somewhat stock. Here's a pic of mock-up.

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