I like these posts. Keep em coming.
LOL, apparently. No, I'm just between builds. Finished 99% of Smurf, just gonna play with a couple little things like sound system and stuff. About to start assembling the engine for my '01 F-150. I was helping a buddy with his two trucks, but now they're both up and running. Just moved into the new house, and haven't finished unpacking into my new garage yet, so I figured I'd do a few write ups, primarily to help all the new owners on FB, who ask basic questions, and just get the answer, "Go read LR to find out!". That's a great answer, but can take months of reading this site and threads to figure it out. Here's most of your basics, and then some, all in one thread!Is this what happened to my buddy Andrew post marriage? Writing about lightnings instead of building them? At least your as good of a writer as builder!
Yup, if you read this excellent thread about racing a stock block Lightning at the track from DolSVT00 from a while back, he offers more support on that than I have by citing some of Kenne Bell's testing. Sadly, the link he provides is dead, but I found where it moved to here. As you can see, Kenne Bell made 540 rwhp with a bone stock fuel system, stock pumps, stock injectors, no boost a pump. Of course, going to 60# injectors definitely won't hurt, but they're not needed IMHO until you're eclipsing 500 rwhp.With 6# lower, 255 pumps, Accufab FPR, 97 Rails, full exhaust, and other bolt-ons on a stock block, I was on the fence with getting 60# injectors. Sounds like I can put the $350 towards something else. Geat thread! Thanks
Full thread here, excellent readWhat you don't need for low 12's
Injectors and fuel pumps, KB done a test years ago and got well over 500 RWHP off of the stock 42# injectors stock fuel system with a KB 2.3. http://www.kennebell.net/techinfo/fo...boostguide.pdf
I have almost the biggest lower pulley you can buy and the smallest upper you can use without machine work to the snout of the Eaton on a built motor, and I'm still on 42# injectors with plenty of fuel in the top of 3rd. Upgrade them when you change the blower.
I do need to get back after finishing it soon. As far as suspension, I'm not getting too deep. I'm mainly just outlining the popular components used to lower a truck. Pro's/Con's of spindles vs control arms vs springs, encouraging the use of long bars, etc. Mainly how to do it properly, what each part does, and it's pro's and con's compared to other parts.looking forward to the suspension section! are you going to discuss both drag racing and handling applications?
Understandable, that's perfect for most owners needsI do need to get back after finishing it soon. As far as suspension, I'm not getting too deep. I'm mainly just outlining the popular components used to lower a truck. Pro's/Con's of spindles vs control arms vs springs, encouraging the use of long bars, etc. Mainly how to do it properly, what each part does, and it's pro's and con's compared to other parts.