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    RPM-Redline

    Think of diesels..that's how I understand torque and horsepower. I think it has to do with moving and now moving motion...and twist. Diesels have ALL torque and no horsepower (yes there are exceptions). Diesels can pull a house and are argued to be better for wheeling. Horsepower can cause...
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    Octane

    Does anyone know the answer or know more information about octane or is this post being ignored?
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    RPM-Redline

    Okay..all of this in one message...what makes the redline. If you build a race engine with a different crank, cam and timing chain system you can have huge red lines...8,000-10,000. What contributes most to the redline? The valves can float...what causes this? What is the science that...
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    ignition

    Really...I thought the 8s had distributors..my Dad's stang did, but again it was a Stang...speaking of the 8..I heard the the 302 in some towncars had a different firing order and cam (due to the firing order) than the Mustang. Is this the case for the Explorers as well? Would a Mustang cam...
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    big brakes

    I know that in many cases it is cheaper to buy an entire rear end if you are going to swap gears as well as brakes, but what about those that want to swap out the drums. Is there a kit to change the drum to disc and are there performance brakes for those of us that are already disc in the rear...
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    ignition

    Sorry about that...actually I was doing a bump because I did not have time to read the post. Is there any way to change our timing? If "we" have V8s we have points and distributors, otherwise we don't. What kind of mods would really need a different coil and distributor? I know my bro put in...
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    Best Wax?

    Basically paint care is steps, there's the prep stage with washing, claying and cleaning the paint surface, then there's the repair stage where you remove swirls and such, the polishing stage and the finishing stage. Okay- what does everyone have to say about claying and what is important in...
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    ignition

    We don't have points do we?
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    Octane

    What is Octane Here is my understanding. I grew up in Colorado and live in Texas and in Colorado the ratings were 85, 87, 91 and here in Texas it is 87, 89, 92 or 93. The higher the number the slower the gas combusts. Since Colorado is at a higher altitude, there is less oxygen that helps...
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    Synthetic Oil

    A new engine is not cheap, but if synthetic doesn't help or change anything than there is no point wasting the money. I have seen the fake tests on TV, but are they truely any tests that have shown any benefits or drawbacks between the two? I have run synthetics for a while, but is it better...
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    Pennzoil High Mileage Oil

    I just bought some Valvoline Max Life for my Explorer. I had a 94 that I put Max Life in and sold with no problems at 150,000. I have about 75,000 on my 99. Is it good to switch to the synthetic? What about running it for a longer time? Are there any issues with the SOHC versus the OHV...
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    big brakes

    proportioning valves..
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    Best Wax?

    I had a few questions and comments. I really need to learn more in this area, but what about McGuire's(s) or Mother's. I also was curious about different cleaners. At Autozone I saw a paint cleaner, scrap remover, and then a wax. There were three different "step" products offered by I think...
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    Fuel Pump...No Start

    STILL I am haunted Reference: 1994 Explorer I purchased a relay on Friday and replaced my old one. STILL the problem persists. If I do test the pressure (engine side of filter or where?) what will this tell me?????? Good pressure-everything is fine and it is electrical like I am thinking...
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    Fuel Pump...No Start

    I replaced my fuel pump AGAIN after a year and a half with the old one. Again, I am having the same problems as before. I do not hear the comforting hum of the fuel pump when I turn the key and the engine does not start. This is a sporadic problem and that makes it that much harder to test...
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    Fuel Pump

    I have had a (I believe) fuel pump problem before. The problem has AGAIN become more constant. I replaced the fuel pump (the entire assembly because the float was not working and I therefore I had no idea of how much fuel I had) and everything seemed to be fine for a while. Now the...
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    Fuel pump....Friend, or Foe?

    I have had the same sporatic problem. The problem has become more constant. I replaced the fuel pump (the entire assembly because the float was not working and I therefore I had no idea of how much fuel I had) and everything seemed to be fine for a while. Now the problems have begun again...
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    OHM Loads on Amps

    Rockford Amps Are most amps designed for four ohms? I have seen many amps that will take various loads and even try to brag that they are 1 ohm or even a half ohm stable. Where can you find what the amp is specifically designed for? Running the amp at a dirrent load then its designed for...
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    OHM Loads on Amps

    I just wanted to make sure that I had not missed anything. Thanks for the help. There are few amps running around out there that are 1 ohm stable, but is that there best range? I would imagine that they would be much more comfotable at a higher ohm. Also, the guy I spoke with at Circuit City...
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    Ford 8.8 Posi

    I found a 8.8 Ford Posi for sale. It was in an 8.8 with 28 spline axles. Will this work on my Explorer? I don't think it will but I wanted to check. I also wanted to ask everyone what they felt about the Ford Posi unit. From what I have gathered, I understand that the life of these units...
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    OHM Loads on Amps

    Okay, I need a little clarification on this. I was taught that to calculate the ohm load there are two equations. One for series and one for parallel. For a series it is the total ohm load and for parallel it is the inverse of 1 over each ohm load added. Series 4 ohms + 4 ohms = 8 ohms...
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    Snorkels?

    The depth would depend on your breather hoses for your trans, diffs and everything else...that would be the mechanical concern. There are certain steps to take to water proof the ignition and such. Last consideration is the condition of the seals for your interior. I know that my driver's side...
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    Arb Air locker

    How are LockRights and Auburns? I thought Auburns were supposed to be good, but I have not heard that much about LockRights. Auburn might not make one for the 44 though. I don't know.
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    Technical Brake Question

    Thanks for the helpful info...the books don't explain it like that.
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    Dana 35/44 Hybrid

    Hotwheels...I was talking about both...it is a tough decision...do I put on the D 44 outers and weld my TTBs like Zimmerman's or do I saw screw it and go with the Solid D 44. Sandy and Hotwheels... In reagrds to the D44...I saw an article in Four Wheeler or something on the D35 to an IFS...
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    Technical Brake Question

    Again...simplified... How do I test for the red brake light being on and how do I find out why the ABS light is on? ANY HELP?
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    8.8 ifs front from expedition on 95+?

    Can anyone enlighten me on this 8.8 IFS?
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    Dana 35/44 Hybrid

    All the difficult decisions... I think I would rather go with a solid Dana 44...yes I have seen the multiple options...Currie even offers a shortened Dana 44 IFS which I see no benefit in. It would be nice to do the Zimmerman mod to my 35, but I don't have the money and I feel I could get the...
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    8.8 ifs front from expedition on 95+?

    An IFS 8.8 on an Ford!?!?! When did they make it into a front end, or is it a front end? The 8.8 has always been a rear and the Explorer used to have the Dana 35 front. I thought the current front of the Explorer and Expedition had Ford front ends. Does any one know the specific name of...
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    8.8 ifs front from expedition on 95+?

    Okay, I am confused. A 8.8 in the front? I know that Currie or someone was moding the 8.8 for use in the front of Jeeps...I think, but is it currently used in the front of Expeditions? I know that the first Explorers used the Dana 35 and I thought from95 on the used some in-house Ford model...
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    5.0 to 5.7 conversion

    The 351 cubic inch (5.8 liter) that was in those late model vehicles (vans, trucks, and even some Mustangs ohhhh) was a 351 Windsor. The 351 Clevland was in old school Mustangs and I imagine old trucks. They have not been around for a while. From what I have been told and understand, the 351C...
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    Technical Brake Question

    Autozone Brake calipers $22-$10 core= $11 per caliper brake rotor $40 O'Reilly's brake pads-lifetime warranty $0 brake fluid don't remember $5 maybe TOTAL $56 Next time I am going to replace the bearings and...
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    Technical Brake Question

    Okay...last question was ignored but that's alright. I replaced the pads, calipers and one rotor. I had been having problems with my ABS and I cleaned the sensors behind the rotor and tried to clean the sensor finned contact behind the old rotor. Hsa anyone had luck doing this? I have bled...
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    Technical Brake Question

    I just want to make sure I have this right. If I let the brake line go and let the fluid drain, I am going to have to pull my master and bench bleed it? What about a complete flush...no I do not have an air compressor and I really don't have the money to buy a handheld pump. Any ideas...
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    Technical Brake Question

    I am going to replace my brake calipers and last time I replaced my calipers I drained my master. Some friends of mine and my Chilton's or Hayne's manual indicated that the master should not be drained or it has to be bench bleed. Is this true and if so, after being bench bleed how to I...
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