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Old 01-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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Remove the AC eliminator pulley, and the smog pump and short-belt it. Even though you removed the AC, the eliminator pulley is still a parasitic drag...


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That would do too. I think he is considering the power steering elimination, like I am. I have a leak that started right before I parked it for the winter. I am pretty sure it's the rack - and it has less than 1,000 miles on it. If it is, that's getting ousted for a manual rack.


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Shane, do you have a certain place you purchase the U groove plugs? The place I checked were $9 per plug....


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I got mine at a place called Time Distributing locally.

What heads are you putting them in?
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Was gonna try them for my "MPG" project. P heads...

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Nice job on the swap, what's the horsepower increase out of it?
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That part number I put there is just for the shorty version. I doubt you would need all 8 to be shorty's. Summit has a set of 8 of the regular U-grooves for $22.95 on their site.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/acc-8194
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Shane, fyi, explorer electronics can't run copper electrodes, it'll burn up the coilpacks. I have to run the platinums, which explains why they run so much....

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ac...view/make/ford

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^why is that? I use coppers on everything.
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It's the resistance (load) the copper plugs put on the explorer coil packs. That's why when Ford went to multiple coil packs (ie coil on plug) they started using double platinums cause of less resistance and longer plug life...

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Shane, fyi, explorer electronics can't run copper electrodes, it'll burn up the coilpacks. I have to run the platinums, which explains why they run so much....

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ac...view/make/ford

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Ahh, I didn't realize you were using Explorer electronics. I've read all over the place that my car likes copper the best.
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The older mustang electronics, particularly the coil, were designed to run the copper plugs. Back in the late 80s platinum plugs were not a common plug, so the coils weren't made with the different tolerances. I wish I could run the copper plugs. I've heard of others running them, but I don't want to take a chance of burning my coil packs up. I have thought about getting MSD's coil pack and seeing what kind of gains I can get. I know it can only help the soon to be raised cylinder pressure the motor will see...

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So far I have been very impressed with the Finewire's I've been using. I had them in my Ranger for the last year I owned it. I have since put them in my Escape and my F150. I think that I might try them in the Stang. I really like Motocraft plugs and plug wires. I also want to try and find a set of Motorcraft wires with 90 degree boots on each end.
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