- March 13, 2005
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Martinsburg WV
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 84 BII "Li'l Samson"
Thought I'd share some vital statistics with ya. These numbers were taken when about 15 miles from my house driving winding roads and then climbing up a 3000' mountain with two switchback turns. And towing the 1000# trailer
Gauges....AutoMeter UltraLite. I got the best I could afford to monitor engine and tranny.
Top row L to R
Fuel .......Near empty, nothing new here.
Oil pre.....50 lbs
Water......145 F Note: no T-stat, Install around October. 4 row aluminum
Ford Racing radiator.
Oil temp....180 F Note: This should always be higher then water. Oil filter
relocated to radiator support with fresh air directed to
it. Cooled by ambient air temp.
Bottom row L to R
Tran. fluid..140 F Note: C4/C5 hybrid. This one is extremely important to the
longevity of the tranny. B&M Super cooler.
Vacuum.....15" Note: Needle steady at idle and driving. Goes to 20 when
letting off. This was under load.
Volts.........14.5v Note: Powermaster, one wire alternator.
I would like to point out that the engine compartment was designed for plenty of incoming and out going air. A working hood scoop along with a lot of work altering the firewall so air can either come in through the window cowl vents or exit same.
Not shown is the tach. 2500 RPMs and the truck is doing 65 with 33s/3:73 highway.