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post #1 of 13 Old 06-05-2003, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Recently purchased a Lightning

Hey guys I recently bought a '93 Lightning and I need a little info on what these came with
1) what size of camshaft did these come with
2) what size of throttlebody
3) what EEC did it have
4) what gear from the factory
This truck came with 4.10's and a Eaton third member,Bassani X-pipe and sidedraft exhaust, underdrive pulleys, and a EEC Tuner.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-05-2003, 06:10 PM
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hey eric how you liking it?

1. the camshaft was a very small hydrualic cam, not a roller like in the mustang. i can find the exact specs if you need them

2. the stock TB is 65mm

3. your computer should be a C3P1 or C3P2. they are a speed density computer and have electronic control over the transmission.

4. the 4.10s are the stock gears

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Hey Mike, I am curious as to what the stock specs are on the cam. If you can find them i'd appreciate it, thanks!

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Hey Mike thanks for the reply. Yes, I really like the truck. I had a buddy that's an autoboby specialist help buff the body and I don't think you'd recognize it, I just hope it lasts for a while.
Did these trucks have anything special on the suspension?
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Glad you are liking it Eric. There was alot of suspension differences between a regular F150 and a lightning. It was lowered from the factory(1 inch in the front and 2.5 inches in the rear), it also had front and rear sway bars, and better shocks. There may be some other differenced but those are the major ones. These trucks handle better than a new lightning and better than alot of sports cars.

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yeah what eric said and also the frames are totally different then ragular F-150s, they really beefed them up for the lightnings

i will look around and see if i can find the cam spec, they are on a web page that has all kinds of lightning specs, ill find the link for you guys
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Thanks Mike I didn't realize the frame was different though, are you sure they are? I am not doubting you, just asking, its the first I have heard of this.

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The stock cam specs are:
Flat tappet
Advertised duration: 260º intake, 274º exhaust
Duration @ .050: 200º intake, 214º exhaust
Gross Lift: .260" intake, .278" exhaust
Net lift w/1.6 RR: .416" intake, .445" exhaust
Net lift w/1.7 RR: .442" intake, .472" exhaust
(No information on lobe centers, overlap, or valve events.)

some links

http://www.nloc.net
http://home.attbi.com/~lemonstrerouge/
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/G...745/specs.html
http://users.aol.com/rms306/
http://stangstable.com/lightning_parts_list.htm
http://stangstable.com/gen1prod_change.htm
http://stangstable.com/Lightning.htm


eric not sure of the specifics, it was on the old nloc site before the new owners ruined it... i mean the site crashed
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The stock cam is the same cam used in the 1983/1984 5.0. Whoopee. It's a very mild cam, especially for a 351.

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Thanks Mike! Man, that is a weak cam, I may put my 1.7's on sooner than I thought. Thats just too small of a cam for a 351 if you ask me.


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Can you gain alot of power with easy bolt-ons like the mustangs?
1.72 rockers, bigger throttle body, adjustable fuel pressure reg.
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Can you gain alot of power with easy bolt-ons like the mustangs?
1.72 rockers, bigger throttle body, adjustable fuel pressure reg.
Yes, you can gain alot of power with easy bolt-ons. Most of your power will come from pullies, exhaust, and a k&n. After that, you can start adding roller rockers, intake spacers, etc. The stock TB is already an FMS 65mm so you won't gain much there.

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The frame is what what is normally called "snow-plow reinforced". I think it was an option on F-150's through those mid 90 years or it was what came stock on the F-250.

Also the steering was adjusted by using a pitman arm from a 4x4 F-150, it is longer so the wheels turn faster with steering wheel inputs.

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