Just picked up a 1993 Ford Lightning

Discussion in 'All Non-S197 Media' started by jewc75, May 6, 2017.

  1. jewc75

    jewc75 forum member

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    Show me another satin black lightning in Texas?
     
  2. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    I don't live in Texas. But there has to be at least a couple. The whole satin black thing is overdone thanks to the "rat rod" fad IMO. I'm diggin the truck through.

    Guy I used to be friends with had a late production '93. It was red. He put a Kenne Bell on it. It was awesome.
     
  3. jewc75

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    Most have gone with satin gray's across the country. I am in several lightning groups and gray and blue are the most popular aftermarket colors right now.
     
  4. jewc75

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    More info on the engine came last night.
    • Cubic Inches: 418
    • Bore: 4.030"
    • Stroke: 4.100"
    • Rod Length: 6.200"
    • Compression Height: 1.245"
    • Pin Diameter: 0.927"
    • Crown Volume: -6cc
    • Weight: 421g
    • Compression Ratio @ 58cc: 12.9:1
    • AFR 1422 58cc 185 heads
     
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  5. jewc75

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    Cam specs,
    544 int/.562 exh 238 int/248 exh @.050 110 LSA 106 ICL

    Swapped to a single tank in the rear and removed the side tank. Removing all of the stock fuel system and going to install everything from the Holley efi kit. Going to get rid of all the emissions crap and clean up the wiring under the hood. I will not need half of it when im done. Going to sell the ported GT40 lightning upper and lower intake, computer with chip and maf system. I am not going to be using any of it.
     
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  6. tjm73

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    What intake are you switching too?
     
  7. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    That intake would severely choke that motor. I'm not sure what is out there these days as I haven't shopped for windsor parts since 2009 but something like a Super Victor converted to Fuel injection would be a good start.
     
  8. jewc75

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    Im going to run a dual plane performer rpm intake and Holley sniper 900 cfm fuel injection. I already have the stuff to do it. Engine is sitting in the corner ready to go.
     
  9. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    418 inches will not need a dual plane intake. I'd put a Victor Jr on it with the EFI.
     
  10. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    That will make one hell of a torque curve. After considering it is going to be in a 5000lb truck, that RPM might be a better match.

    Makes me want to build another big inch windsor.
     
  11. jewc75

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    More like a 3900 lb truck lol
     
  12. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I didn't realize they were that light. I had a bare bones 95 straight 6, 2wd and it weighed 4600 on the scale at the local dump. Who knows if that scale had ever been calibrated though.
     
  13. Joe combs

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    something like this should work for your setup.... is a super vic intake.. This is the engine I have built for my 94

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  14. tjm73

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    Friend of mine hads a red '93 with a Kenne Bell. On the truck scale where we worked security at the time it was ~4600lbs with him in it.
     
  15. jewc75

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    Joe that looks nice.

    Im trying to find someone to fab me a tube chassis with a 4 link in the rear and ifs in the front.
     
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  16. Joe combs

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    I may have just the guy for you.... let me hit him up... he is in Texas

    being you are part of the Lightning community the name Gumby Sanders should ring a bell.... he had the green and black twin turbo coyote in the gen 1 truck... he would be who i would reach out to at texas speed lab performance

    he recommended VASFAB in Houston

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  17. jewc75

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    Yes sir.....I have asked him so many questions already, lol.

    Thank you sir.
     
  18. jewc75

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    Opinions on what color to paint the engine block? Im thinking something different.
     
  19. jewc75

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    Slowly parts are coming in.

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    Satin black truck, paint the engine block Ford Blue.
     
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