80-96-list-digest Wednesday, May 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 159



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: Antifreeze , new suggestion
FTE 80-96 - F-250
FTE 80-96 - Ford Enthusiasts Gathering?
RE: FTE 80-96 - F-250
FTE 80-96 - Front Diff. Identity Crisis:-)
FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
Re: FTE 80-96 - F-250
RE: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
FTE 80-96 - FW-15 coolant additive
Re: FTE 80-96 - Front Diff. Identity Crisis:-)
FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine Change
FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil
FTE 80-96 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil
Re: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
Re: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series
FTE 80-96 - Truck Fest - Clarification
FTE 80-96 - Pigeon Forge lunch and get together
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil
FTE 80-96 - Congratulations!!!
FTE 80-96 - Ford U.S. Truck Fest

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 17:08:20 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Antifreeze , new suggestion

Casey-

You mentioned bypassing the hearter core. This is a good idea. I did not
suggest it because I thought you would be too cold up there in Alaska.
When my heater began to leak a few years ago, I bypassed it. But it is
warm here in Houston and I did not miss it. I eventually replaced it.
The only potential "gotcha'" is you must loop the hose around from
waterpump outlet back to the engine block. Do not just plug the two
hoses off. When the thermostat is closed, the heater core allows a small
mount of coolant to bypass and circulate, so that the block warms up
evenly.

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Jim Cannon
Houston, Texas

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 15:20:35 -0700
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F-250

Hi, about a month ago i posted a message asking what kind of truck would be good
for a 15 acre farm. It looks that we definitly getting the farm now and that means
we will definitly need a truck!!! From what you guys have said a Ford F-250 would
be good. My grandfather who is buying the farm says that sounds good, my grandmother
says that will be to big, but neither one of them hardly know what the difference
is between a F-150 and a F-250. My questions are:

Is a regular 2 door F-250 ok for a 15 acre farm (plan on raising alpacka, chickens,
and maybe a couple other animals)???

My grandparents only want to pay less than $11,000 for the truck. They want it
to be newer than a 92 and have less than 65,000 miles, is this possible???





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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 07:51:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ford Enthusiasts Gathering?

Forwarded to all the lists for:
From: Gary Callahan

Please cc all replies to him! Thanks.

I live in southern California and have been a member of this list for
over six months now. I have enjoyed it very much. I have posted
questions and replied to other postings. I have an idea I'd like to put
forth for concideration. I think it would be great fun to get together
with other members of this list for a weekend outing. I think we could
pick one of the trips from Harry Lewellyn's "glovebox" book on backroad
trips in southern California or if anyone knows of another good day trip
in the area. I think it would be best to limit it to a one-day event
for now. We could all meet at a predetermined location, drive the
scenic backroads to a nice spot for a potluck lunch, then home a
different route. Let me know what you all think of this idea. After
all the Jeep owners have their Jeep Jamboree. Why can't we have a
gathering as well. Send (or post) your thoughts to me soon, the summer
will be over before you know it. For quickest response reply to my
e-mail at work.

Gary Callahan
'81 F-150 Custom 4x4 (400cid I-6 w/4-speed)

GCallahan prodigy.net (home)
callah hninc.com (work)


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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 09:08:26 -0500
From: "Beaman, James"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - F-250

Scottie Schmidt wrote:

> Is a regular 2 door F-250 ok for a 15 acre farm (plan on raising
> alpacka, chickens,
> and maybe a couple other animals)???
>
Yes, if you don't need a supercab for inside cargo or passenger space, a
regular cab should be fine.

> My grandparents only want to pay less than $11,000 for the truck. They
> want it
> to be newer than a 92 and have less than 65,000 miles, is this possible???
>
I don't think you will have a problem meeting these requirements if you go
with a regular cab and the 351W engine. You may even be able to get an XLT
for that price but you might prefer an XL for farm use anyway. One thing I
would suggest would be to try to find a truck with a limited slip rear
differential. It help keep you from getting stuck when driving around a
muddy field.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 07:14:03 -0700
From: rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front Diff. Identity Crisis:-)

Gentlemen, I have an 85 F-250 4x4 that I'm trying to figure out the
particulars on.The info I've gotten off the net is somewhat
confusing.The front differential tag is missing;so much for the easy
route.The door tag gives me a GVWR of 8600 lbs,with an axle code
G3.According to what I've read,vehicles below the 8600 are standard-duty
3/4 ton trucks with a Dana 44HD.Vehicles with a GVWR above 8600 are the
3/4 ton HD models,equipped with the Dana 50.Is this true?What if the
GVWR is exactly 8600? I've got precious little printed fo on this truck
to refute or confirm this info.Anybody got some reliable info they'd
mind passing along.It seems like there is very little difference in the
two,excepting the internals are a bit heavier in the Dana 50. I'd
appreciate your comments.TIA Randy 94
Bronco EB85 F-250 4x4
















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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 10:38:02 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has won the coveted Car Lounge #1
Automotive Site for the Summer of 98!

You can view the award (soon to be on our site) at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/popular.htm

Many sites were nominated and its really rewarding for
me to see that Ford Truck Enthusiasts is appreciated.

Thanks to everyone who nominated Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
The online community we have, with the atmosphere created
by our list members, is great and I want to thank all the
members.

Ken Payne (grinning from ear to ear),
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 10:38:13 -0400
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F-250

Beaman, James wrote:

> Scottie Schmidt wrote:
>
> > Is a regular 2 door F-250 ok for a 15 acre farm (plan on raising
> > alpacka, chickens,
> > and maybe a couple other animals)???
> >
> Yes, if you don't need a supercab for inside cargo or passenger space, a
> regular cab should be fine.

Agreed.

> > My grandparents only want to pay less than $11,000 for the truck. They
> > want it
> > to be newer than a 92 and have less than 65,000 miles, is this possible???
> >
> I don't think you will have a problem meeting these requirements if you go
> with a regular cab and the 351W engine. You may even be able to get an XLT
> for that price but you might prefer an XL for farm use anyway. One thing I
> would suggest would be to try to find a truck with a limited slip rear
> differential. It help keep you from getting stuck when driving around a
> muddy field.

I think there is one big place that Scottie can save money: the engine.
A 351W is overkill for most agricultural uses. The 300cid I-6 is
ideally suited to most farm use, and is plenty torquey for pulling tree
stumps and such. If you're hauling a gooseneck cattle trailer or
something that's a different story.

Curious: Why the 92-up requirement? Mechanically an 87-up should be
just about the same truck. The 92 is just a little different
sheet-metal wise. I have an 87 that looks almost identical under the
hood to a 94. That said, you can get an 87-ish truck for MUCH cheaper,
partially because they weren't very pretty trucks (shaped roughly like a
brick with about as many curves).

Rather than the limited slip diff, I'd suggest budgeting extra money for
tires and an ARB air locker. On an F250 4x4 you should be able to put
32" tires in there. If the truck is going to stay mostly on the farm,
I'd get some mud terrain tires. All-terrains might be more tolerable
if the truck will see a lot of street duty but won't be as "unstuckable"
as mud terrains. The ARB air locker in the back will let you use 2WD
90% of the time and 4WD just to get unstuck or drive through the really
sloppy stuff.

I do definitely like the F250 over the F150 for farm use. It rides a
little higher, and that extra ground clearance really helps (for
example, my 87 F250 2WD is about as high as an F150 4WD). The 4WD model
sits even higher. This is great for farm use because so often there are
obstacles that require maximum ground clearance. Like when driving
through a field, there is usually a pretty aggressive hike up going in
and drop off coming out.

Additionally, the load capacity is great. Throw 1500 pounds of feed in
the back of an F250 and all it does is make it handle better on the road
(and slow it down a little). In an F150 the bed will sag and handling
will suffer.

Also, look for the cheaper "working class" trucks. Vinyl bench seat, no
carpet (maybe a rubber mat), manual windows & locks... this is the kind
of truck that you can go out and clean the chicken coop, and then get
back in the truck without worrying about it getting dirty.

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Chris Hedemark - chris yonderway.com - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.yonderway.com
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 11:53:48 -0400
From: "Chapman, David P"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

Ken - congratulations and thanks for all the hard work that you and your
wife put into this site! Of any site I've used on the Web, this one has
by far provided me with the most value.

Dave Chapman

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> Subject:FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
>
> Ford Truck Enthusiasts has won the coveted Car Lounge #1
> Automotive Site for the Summer of 98!
>
> You can view the award (soon to be on our site) at:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/popular.htm
>
> Many sites were nominated and its really rewarding for
> me to see that Ford Truck Enthusiasts is appreciated.
>
> Thanks to everyone who nominated Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
> The online community we have, with the atmosphere created
> by our list members, is great and I want to thank all the
> members.
>
> Ken Payne (grinning from ear to ear),
> CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>
>
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 09:07:43 -0700
From: "Shivers, Bret"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FW-15 coolant additive

I recently reached 15K miles on my '97 Powerstroke, When I asked for a
bottle of FW-15 at a Ford dealership
I received a bottle of FW-16. This I was told replaced FW-15. Does
anyone know what changed / improved or was I given the wrong stuff?
Thanks, Bret Shivers
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 12:28:51 -0500
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Front Diff. Identity Crisis:-)

Randall Goolsby wrote:

> Gentlemen, I have an 85 F-250 4x4 that I'm trying to figure out the
> particulars on.The info I've gotten off the net is somewhat
> confusing.The front differential tag is missing;so much for the easy

Hey Randy,
Good to see you here too, from the bronco list. Here is a site one
of the guys found here on this list. It should tell you everything you need
to know.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www2.datasync.com/mclain/4x4.htm

Also, thanks for straightening me out on the neutral safety switch
thinga-ma-bob
issue :-)

- --
Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 16:58:07 -0600
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine Change

>From: Dom379
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Engine Change
>
>snip
>
>If I was to go with a V8 which one?
>
>Biggest problem is that is has to be California Smog
>legal. (so must be orionally available on the truck at
>time of sale.)
>
>thanks
>Dom
>'81 F-100 4x4 300 I-6

Yo Dom:

Are you sure you don't have an F150? According to my sources, the F100 was
not available w/ a 4x4 drivetrain after sometime in the mid-to-late 70s.

If you have an '81 F150, it should have been available with either a 302 or
a 351M V8, as well as the 300 I6. The F100 was only available w/ the 302
V8 or the I6.

If you want the torque for towing, you can't beat the 351M (except w/ a 400
or 460, which weren't available in the F150). OTOH, the 302/5.0 would be a
drop-in replacement for the I6. Motor mounts and bell housing match. The
351M would require a different bell housing, a bigger radiator, and perhaps
a few other mods. At least the 351M was a factory option, so it shouldn't
be hard to find the parts you need in the bone yards.

Good luck.

Dave R. (M-block devotee)


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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 16:02:10 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil

I am looking for suggestions from list members on engine oil. Not the big
debate over synthetic/non synthetic, but what should I use for cold weather
winters (Fairbanks, Ak) and nice hot summers (same place) 70 to me is
hot..... It has always used 10w40 non synthetic except off the lot it had
15W50 in it. What should I use in it? Maybe tell me what in the synthetic
stuff I should use and what in the normal sludge I should use, but I don't
the war going on (like our friendly dodge list) The motor has 50,000 on it
if that fits into the equation somehow. Maybe fill me in on tranny, t-case
and diffs too.

351 Windsor
warner t-18
NP 208 or 208F?
Dana 60-2 and dana 44IFS (hopefully not for long..)

Thanks
Casey

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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 20:51:22 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series

Anyone interested in the 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series? I've
received a press release from Peterson publishing about this.
If there's enough interest I'll post it. Rather long though.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 17:07:39 -0900
From: Josh Dronkers
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil

Hey Casey,

I live in Fairbanks too, and I use Mobil 1 Synthetic. It has always done me
good. Easy starting down to 30 below without being plugged in. It was on an
I-6 though. I'm going to start using this on my Bronco, which I just got. It
has a 351W.

I have heard that adding a Synthetic to a motor that ran regular oil before,
can cause a motor leak oil afterwards. Maybe some other members of the list
can shed light on this subject.


Joshua Dronkers
Fairbanks Alaska
University Fire Dept.
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 20:18:55 -0500 (CDT)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

Great! I won too. FordRanger.com trailed in 2nd place!

Robert Fox


On Wed, 6 May 1998, Ken Payne wrote:

> Ford Truck Enthusiasts has won the coveted Car Lounge #1
> Automotive Site for the Summer of 98!
>
> You can view the award (soon to be on our site) at:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/popular.htm
>
> Many sites were nominated and its really rewarding for
> me to see that Ford Truck Enthusiasts is appreciated.
>
> Thanks to everyone who nominated Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
> The online community we have, with the atmosphere created
> by our list members, is great and I want to thank all the
> members.
>
> Ken Payne (grinning from ear to ear),
> CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>
>

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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 21:27:31 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

At 08:18 PM 5/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Great! I won too. FordRanger.com trailed in 2nd place!
>
>Robert Fox
>

This is Fantastic! Really cool to see how involved the Ford
owners are. Congradulations!

Ken
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 18:35:59 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series

Count me in...
privately or over the list.

Bob

At 08:51 PM 5/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone interested in the 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series?
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 22:13:36 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Truck Fest - Clarification

The Truck Fest mentioned earlier is a truck show that is going to be
at several locations around the USA. It's put on by Peterson Publishing,
publishers of Custom & Classic Trucks and several other truck mags.
It's not a classic truck show but a show for just about everyone.

It really belongs on our event guide but the release is too large
for it (1.5 pages).

If a few more members let me know they're interested it will get
posted.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 23:02:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Pigeon Forge lunch and get together

To everyone planning on attending the F100 Supernationals in Pigeon Forge,
Tenn. (show info is in the events section of the web site):

Regardless of whether we get our promised booth space there will be a
meeting of Ford Truck Enthusiast members in front of the Convention
Center, under the canopy. You can't miss it, the show is next to it
and there's a bazillion trucks on front lawn in front of it. This
meeting will be at 10:00am Saturday the 16th. The meeting will be
informal and I plan to be there from 9:40 until we decide to head out.
Bring a lunch and drinks, we'll find a place where we can go as a
group to watch to munch before and during the 12:00 parade of trucks.
Sorry we don't have solid plans but the town will be packed and every
restaurant laughed at us when we asked to reserve a table for 30+!

How will we recognize each other? Simple... point your web browser to

http://www.ford-trucks.com/pigeonforge.html

This page is simply a small text box you can print and pin to either
your shirt or hat. Its small enough not to look goofy yet large enough
to be easily recognized.

It says:

FORD TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS
TRIED, TRUE AND FORD BLUE

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Line is for putting your name there. If you do not have a printer,
simply put "Ford Truck Enthusiasts" on an index card and pin it to
your shirt. I plan to glue my printout to an index card and pin it
to my shirt.

Look for the big guy with the brown hair/beard.

Ken Payne, anxious list dad...
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 20:28:50 -0700
From: "Mike"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine Oil

- -----Original Message-----
From: Josh Dronkers


Joshua Dronkers says:
>I have heard that adding a Synthetic to a motor that ran regular oil
before,
>can cause a motor leak oil afterwards. Maybe some other members of the list
can shed light on this subject.

I've heard that this is because the synthetic cleans all the old deposits
and gunk out and some of the gaskets may start to leak. I personally started
using Mobil 1 at 73k mi along with Redline in the tranny and diffs and have
no leaks of any kind at 104k.

mike miller




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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 23:30:58 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Congratulations!!!

CONGRATULATIONS Ken and Peggy. I guess now you know just how much we
do appreciate the fine efforts and long hours you put in to bring us
this page/mailer/chat. I voted so long ago I forgot about it. We all
know (at least us married guys) just how much support it takes from
the better-half to spend so much time in a 'hobby' (right) like this
or any other involving time away from family. Just wanted to say on
behalf of the over 2000 members...

TTTTTTTTTTT HHH HHH AAA NNN NNN KKK KKK SSSS
!!
T H H A A NNN N K K SS SS
!!
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 23:40:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ford U.S. Truck Fest

As requested by the members:

May 1, 1998Contact: Dan J. Krolczyk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Truck Fest Mktg Mgr. 630-963-4810

PETERSEN PRESENTS THE FORD U.S. TRUCK FEST

LOMBARD, IL-Your neighbor has one; you want a new one! Your kids can't get enough of them! More than two million tickets were sold to see them throughout the last year and more than 3 million were sold. They are everywhere! If there is not one in your garage, you will find a bunch in your local 50,000 seat stadium. We're talking about trucks and monster trucks, reaching an all time high in popularity in America.

In the last three years, Ford alone has sold more than two million trucks each year. In 1997, Ford had a record setting year, selling 2,248,793 trucks!

"Without a doubt, the explosive growth in the truck market over the last few years has been one if the biggest stories in business," said Ross Roberts, Ford Motor Company vice president and general manager, Ford Division.

Meanwhile, PACE Motor Sports posted its most successful season in Monster Truck history. More than a million fans attended the monster truck events in the last three months. The trucks are going faster, jumping higher, and the racing technology has grown by leaps and bounds taking the popularity and legitimacy of Monster Truck racing to a higher level.

Finally there is an event of epic proportions to quench America's need for TRUCKS and need for speed! Petersen Presents the Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series! It's the biggest family truck event series in history! This weekend event offers everything from monster truck racing, off-road racing, show and shine, manufacturers midway to kidzone. This carnival setting event offers fun and excitement for all ages.

PACE Motor Sports, produces the AMA Supercross Series and the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam events. In 1997, the concept of an outdoor event capable of showcasing the power and unleashed speed of Monster Trucks was brought to Charlotte Motor Speedway. "King Krunch," one of thirty trucks in competition, showed just what happens when a 10,000 pound monster truck reaches speeds of 50mph and hits five foot obstacles. After an end-over-end roll driver Scott Stephens safely climbed out of a smoking roll cage and waved to roaring standing ovation. A new sport and new event series was born.

Petersen, publishers of 4 Wheel & Off Road, 4x4 Power and more truck magazines and Ford have joined PACE Motor Sports to produce a weekend event featuring all things trucks to all truck lovers. The Ford partnership encourages truck lovers of all types to compete in the various classes or enjoy watching the racing. Petersen gives enthusiasts a chance to have their truck pictured in the national pages of 4Wheel & Off-Road, 4x4 Power, Custom Classic Trucks or Sport Truck magazines.

Set at the best speedways in the country, the monster truck racing is the fastest in the world with only the top U.S. Hot Rod competitors! The large, safe, outdoor track allows the trucks showcase never before seen power and speed in the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Truck Challenge.

The 4 Wheel & Off-Road Extreme Off-Road Racing and Trailmaster Ruff Trux competitions are open to anyone who has what it takes to bring their truck out of the suburbs and onto the dirt! The U.S. Hot Rod Mud Racing combines metal and mud in a challenging dragstrip of deep wet earth! The Custom Classic Truck and Sport Truck Show and Shine competitions will decide who has the hottest looking truck. Whether you crave to catch air at the worlds best speedways or show off your new truck paint job, cash, trophies, prizes, and the chance to get national exposure await competitors. Registration is available over the phone by calling 1-888-294-TRUX or on line at www.ushra.com.

In addition to the great competitions, Petersen's Presents the Ford U.S. Truck Fest offers The Manufacturers Midway for those truck shoppers who need just the right part. Watch trucks go from mild to wild, and see new product demonstrations. For the kids, U.S. Truck Fest offers The Extreme Kid Zone for hours of entertainment including BMX riders, games and rides including The Monster Truck Experience, where fans can actually ride in a real, full-sized monster truck!

Charlie Mancuso, President of PACE Motor Sports, says, "A truck event of this magnitude is what America is demanding. We are proud to produce this event and are confident that this will offer to truck lovers what the Olympics offers to sports enthusiasts."

The Petersen Presents, Ford U.S. Truck Fest begins at the Pikes Peak International Raceway on May 23-24, 1998. Tickets are on sale now at all Dillard's outlets, King Sooper locations and the Raceway box office. To charge by phone call 888/306-RACE or 888/511-PPIR. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. both days and all the truckadelic fun you can handle goes until 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. To register your vehicle in the competitions call 888/294-TRUX or visit our website at www.ushra.com. Do not miss this sportacular event!....


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