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fordtrucks80up-digest Sunday, September 28 1997 Volume 01 : Number 135



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In this issue:

Velvet-Ride Spring Shackles ["jlohse" ]
Re: 1999 F-350's ["Jim Bielecki" ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #134 [Bill Funk ]
Re: 1999 F-350's [BigDogF250 aol.com]
Re: '94 Ranger Brake Drum Problem [Dave Armbruster
Power Stroke Starting ["peter.arnold.01" ]
Re: 1999 F-350's [Jerad Heffner ]
Re: ["John W. McCleney Jr." ]

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 03:56:46 -0700
From: "jlohse"
Subject: Velvet-Ride Spring Shackles

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 07:55:02 -0500
From: "Jim Bielecki"
Subject: Re: 1999 F-350's

> From: Scott MacButch
> Subject: 1999 F-350s
>
> Reply to Ditzy AOL.COM - I have been looking for info. on the '99
> F-350s also. What I found out was that the front is somewhat rounded
> but not as rad as the new F-150s and that the bed will be just like the
> old models. Check out www.abol.com/users/jlester (Jason's Power Stroke
> Page), under "Photos", he has a "Spy" picture of a white F-350 Crew
> Cab. I kinda like the looks of it. Also I was told they will be out
> starting in March of '99. Let me know if anybody has any more "scoops"
> on the new F-350 & 250 HD.


I live in a small town in northern lower Michigan that is located on I-75,
which is the main travel artery north out of Detroit. I see all sort of
pre-production vehicles from all of the Big 3 as they and their engineers
try and work the bugs out of these new cars and trucks. Back in June or
so, a whole fleet of production-ready 1999 F-350's were scurrying around
town for two or three days before heading on elsewhere. I got several good
views of these vehicles (but, alas, no photos) from all angles. First off,
I like the way this vehicle looks. While it takes its basic styling cues
from the F-150, there are several key differences to set it apart. The
grille/hood is very prominent on this truck. It looks like the F-350
concept that made the rounds at the auto shows last winter, but just not as
garish. My only complaint is that there is a definite Dodge Ram influence
to the front end (I guess the Ram's success in the marketplace was noticed
by our friends at Ford).

The other major styling feature is the "scooped out" side windows that are
exactly as those seen on the F-350 concept. This is where the front edge
of both the driver and passenger side windows "dip down" beneath the window
sill before rising up and meeting it farther back. This is harder to
explain than to actually visualize so look at the F-350 concept photos if
my explanation sounds confusing.

The rest of the vehicle looks pretty much like the F-150. Sorry, I have no
information on powertrains, etc. Hope all of this helps.

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 06:25:02 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #134

> From: "Lare/Eric"
> Subject: '94 Ranger Brake Drum Problem
>
> I recently noticed a pretty bad vibration while under moderate braking
>
> conditions in my '94 Splash Ext. Cab. Monro (since I was 140 miles
> from
> home - would have looked at it myself otherwise - I just love to
> tinker)
> said that the brake drums were 'out of round' due to overheating and
> that
> the drum's diameter measured 10.125", which was beyond the factory
> replacement limit of 10.060".
>
> Questions:
>
> 1) With 54,000 miles on this truck, is this normal?

No, that's early.

>
>
> 2) What would overheat the brakes to the point of warping out of
> round?
> and, What is the remedy, if any?
>

Riding the brakes, not releasing the parking brake, brake shoes adjusted
too tight.Since it's *both* drums, it's unlikely that there's a sticking
wheel cylinder.

> 3) What kind of weight/seriousness should be given to the factory
> limit of
> 10.060" (is this a conservative estimate, or should I go ahead and get
> new
> brake drums?) ?
>

Yes it's conservative, but I'd get new ones, and find what caused the
early wear.

> Eric S. - '94 Splash Ext. Cab

Bill
91 F-250, 92 Explorer

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 10:05:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: BigDogF250 aol.com
Subject: Re: 1999 F-350's

was this the truck you saw?
jpg">New Ford

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 08:44:30 -0600
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: Re: '94 Ranger Brake Drum Problem

A friend's '93 4x4 STX had a cracked driver's side drum, for which no
definite cause was found (manufacturing flaw or indication of being hit
with a rock, etc). When he replaced it, he did notice that his parking
brake cable housing had been worn down very badly. It appeared to have
been rubbing on the shock. Since the housing looked to be worn in spots
enough that water could have seeped in, we think that maybe the cable froze
in the winter, not allowing the parking brake to disengage fully and
creating friction. Seemed reasonable that the drum would warp and in the
cold ambient air, to eventually crack.

Related, I have noticed that in my '97 4x4, on cold days the parking brake
doesn't want to disengage fully either. I notice when I am backing out my
space, that the drum is vibrating. I looked up the TSBs, and sure enough
there is one on that very problem. I have not had time to take it to the
dealer to have it serviced, so I cannot say what is the cause, but I do
plan to get it in before winter finally sets in. But since there is a TSB,
it must not be an isolated problem.

Dave

>I recently noticed a pretty bad vibration while under moderate braking
>conditions in my '94 Splash Ext. Cab. Monro (since I was 140 miles from
>home - would have looked at it myself otherwise - I just love to tinker)
>said that the brake drums were 'out of round' due to overheating and that
>the drum's diameter measured 10.125", which was beyond the factory
>replacement limit of 10.060".
>
>Questions:
>
>1) With 54,000 miles on this truck, is this normal?
>
>2) What would overheat the brakes to the point of warping out of round?
>and, What is the remedy, if any?
>
>3) What kind of weight/seriousness should be given to the factory limit of
>10.060" (is this a conservative estimate, or should I go ahead and get new
>brake drums?) ?
>
>
>All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eric S. - '94 Splash Ext. Cab

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Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 23:31:16 -0700
From: "peter.arnold.01"
Subject: Power Stroke Starting

First cool morning {40 degrees} and my truck didn't want to fire. It's a '95 F-250.

I suspect blown fuse or an open heating element.

Any thoughts? I'd like to troule shoot on Saturday when it's warm rather than wait for
COLD weather.

Pete

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 14:13:02 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: 1999 F-350's

Are there any houses for sale near you? Wanna sell yours? Heheh, j/k. From
what I saw on the shows, the F-350s are nice looking. Take away the show gear,
and wow! :)

Jerad
'84 Ranger 4x4

Jim Bielecki wrote:

> > From: Scott MacButch
> > Subject: 1999 F-350s
> >
> > Reply to Ditzy AOL.COM - I have been looking for info. on the '99
> > F-350s also. What I found out was that the front is somewhat rounded
> > but not as rad as the new F-150s and that the bed will be just like the
> > old models. Check out www.abol.com/users/jlester (Jason's Power Stroke
> > Page), under "Photos", he has a "Spy" picture of a white F-350 Crew
> > Cab. I kinda like the looks of it. Also I was told they will be out
> > starting in March of '99. Let me know if anybody has any more "scoops"
> > on the new F-350 & 250 HD.
>
> I live in a small town in northern lower Michigan that is located on I-75,
> which is the main travel artery north out of Detroit. I see all sort of
> pre-production vehicles from all of the Big 3 as they and their engineers
> try and work the bugs out of these new cars and trucks. Back in June or
> so, a whole fleet of production-ready 1999 F-350's were scurrying around
> town for two or three days before heading on elsewhere. I got several good
> views of these vehicles (but, alas, no photos) from all angles. First off,
> I like the way this vehicle looks. While it takes its basic styling cues
> from the F-150, there are several key differences to set it apart. The
> grille/hood is very prominent on this truck. It looks like the F-350
> concept that made the rounds at the auto shows last winter, but just not as
> garish. My only complaint is that there is a definite Dodge Ram influence
> to the front end (I guess the Ram's success in the marketplace was noticed
> by our friends at Ford).
>
> The other major styling feature is the "scooped out" side windows that are
> exactly as those seen on the F-350 concept. This is where the front edge
> of both the driver and passenger side windows "dip down" beneath the window
> sill before rising up and meeting it farther back. This is harder to
> explain than to actually visualize so look at the F-350 concept photos if
> my explanation sounds confusing.
>
> The rest of the vehicle looks pretty much like the F-150. Sorry, I have no
> information on powertrains, etc. Hope all of this helps.
>
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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 21:30:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: "John W. McCleney Jr."
Subject: Re:

- ---"John W. McCleney Jr." wrote:
>
>
>
> O K, this should be an easy one. I've got a 1991 f-150 "custom". I've
> just recently installed an instrament cluster out of an f-150 "xlt".
> ( I was mainly interested in the tachometer). On the bottom of the
> cluster, along with all the other idiot lights, there is one that
says
> "engine". Not "check engine", I already have that one. But just
> "engine". Could someone with an xlt tell me what the just plain
> "engine" light is for, thanks.
> Also, this is one of the best sites I have come accross in 3 yrs. I'm
> 50 yrs. old and have owned FORD all my life and wouldn't drive a
> "bowtie" if you gave me one.
> John McCleney Jr.
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