fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, April 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 130



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In this issue:

Re: Stereo system problem. [Vance ]
Re: Wanted: Linear Amps [Vance ]
The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true) [Anthony Rio
re: starter again ["Casey Vandor" ]
linear amps ["Casey Vandor" ]
FW: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true) [Anthony Rio
Expedition article [Anthony Rio ]
Re: Stereo system problem. [Joshua W Dronkers ]
Re: Chad&Al&crossmembers [KZarnesky ]

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 21:16:50 -0500
From: Vance
Subject: Re: Stereo system problem.

MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
>
> Here's a question for all you "stereo system" geniouses out there. I
> just had a 180 watt JBL amp installed into my Ranger. It is hooked
> up to the factory stereo and powers one 10 inch Cerwin Vega sub-
> woofer. It worked great for a week, but on saturday afternoon, it
> took a crap. I had an electric sliding rear window installed and the
> stereo hasn't sounded right since. When I have all four (plus the
> woofer) on (fade on stereo in mid way between F and B) and turn the
> volume up past half way, it sounds like there is bad static, kinda
> like a station isn't tuned in--but this happens while playing a CD
> too. Also, when I turn the truck on, it sounds like there is a sound
> coming from the speakers....BEFORE the radio actually turns on. Does
> anyone have a clue what the hell could be wrong?
>
> Josh

Sounds like you have a bad ground of a "ground loop". That means your
connections for your new power window do not have the best possible
ground connection and are using the steroe for a ground. Run a ground
wire to the frame or all the way to the battery negative post and see if
that helps. You can also buy ground loop isolators from radio shack and
crutchfield, but if you get all good ground connections you shouldn't
need it.
vance

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 21:20:02 -0500
From: Vance
Subject: Re: Wanted: Linear Amps

Off Road wrote:
>
> Would someone please let me know of a place where I could a linear amp
> for entertainment purposes only. Please relpy to schneeberger juno.com
> with an anonomus E-mail if possible.
>
> Thanks
>
> Zack H. Schneeberger
> schneeberger juno.com
>

depends of what application you want one for. The only ones you can't
leagally buy are for ham 10 meter frequencies and CB frequencies.
vance

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 22:34:34 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true)

Sorry I don't have a picture for the website, but my flatbed scanner is
busted. The new Ford Truck badge called the "Excursion" had a small write
up this month including a small spy pic.

The following is from the May '98 issue of "Car and Driver" page 28:

"BIG FAT FORD:

How big is Ford's new indutrial-size utility vehical? Compare it with the
Chevsole Suburban on the right in this spy shot (sic), which was taken
during a break in Ford comparison testing. Based on the new super-duty
F-250 and F-350, this five door sport utility called the Excursion, should
seat at least eight and still have room for luggage. Top of the line power
will come from the 6.8 liter V-10, but the 5.4 liter V-8 and 7.3 liter
diesel will also be offered. Look for it in 1999."

Caption under photo reads:

"Ford's big wagon dwarfs the Suburban."

Sure does!!! from the picture this is a huge truck!

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 19:37:07 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: re: starter again

I have a remote solenoid, (right next to the battery) so I don't think I
have what you are talking about, it is just the two big contacts and two
little ones, one of which is not used. Should I consider moving the ground?
I cleaned the area up a bit, but the surrounding area is real rusty..... If
it comes to moving it, where should I put it?

Thanks

Casey

>>>>>>I had a similar problem with my '94 F-150. At various odd times it
just wouldn't start. No solenoid engagement. I cleaned contacts on
everything. It'd be OK for a while, then start acting up again.
The long and short of this is that I found the sta-con connector for
the selenoid on the starter motor was loose and intermittent. I took
a pair of plier and crimped in just a tad. It's been great since.

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 19:43:45 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: linear amps

I would very interested in linear amps too, our only FCC guy moved to Juneau
a while back, so we can get a way with a little more now.

Thanks
Casey cvandor eagle.ptialaska.net

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 22:46:24 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: FW: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true)

Sorry if this is a double post. Still playing with MS Outlook setting to
make sure my posts don't get bounced.... :-)

- -----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Rio [SMTP:trio tigroupchicago.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 1998 10:35 PM
To: 'big'
Subject: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true)

Sorry I don't have a picture for the website, but my flatbed scanner is
busted. The new Ford Truck badge called the "Excursion" had a small write
up this month including a small spy pic.

The following is from the May '98 issue of "Car and Driver" page 28:

"BIG FAT FORD:

How big is Ford's new indutrial-size utility vehical? Compare it with the
Chevsole Suburban on the right in this spy shot (sic), which was taken
during a break in Ford comparison testing. Based on the new super-duty
F-250 and F-350, this five door sport utility called the Excursion, should
seat at least eight and still have room for luggage. Top of the line power
will come from the 6.8 liter V-10, but the 5.4 liter V-8 and 7.3 liter
diesel will also be offered. Look for it in 1999."

Caption under photo reads:

"Ford's big wagon dwarfs the Suburban."

Sure does!!! from the picture this is a huge truck!

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 23:13:19 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: Expedition article

In addition to my prevoius post, the May '98 issue of C&D also has a pretty
good article "Long Term Ford Expedition XLT. After riding in my Dad's, the
subtitle of the article pretty much sums it up:

"Everybody Loves a Big, Fat Jolly Guy."

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 20:34:17 -0800 (AKDT)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: Re: Stereo system problem.

Check all your grounds. If the ground is loose, you could be getting
static. Also, check to see if the wiring for your rear window is run near
your RCA's. This will cause signal interference. If this doen't solve the
problem, disconect the amp and run the system. That might tell you where
the problem is.

Joshua Dronkers
**************************
*'84 Bronco 351w *
*32" BFG's 3" body lift *
**************************
Fairbanks, Alaska
fsjwd1 aurora.alaska.edu or
fsjwd1 uaf.edu

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:

> Here's a question for all you "stereo system" geniouses out there. I
> just had a 180 watt JBL amp installed into my Ranger. It is hooked
> up to the factory stereo and powers one 10 inch Cerwin Vega sub-
> woofer. It worked great for a week, but on saturday afternoon, it
> took a crap. I had an electric sliding rear window installed and the
> stereo hasn't sounded right since. When I have all four (plus the
> woofer) on (fade on stereo in mid way between F and B) and turn the
> volume up past half way, it sounds like there is bad static, kinda
> like a station isn't tuned in--but this happens while playing a CD
> too. Also, when I turn the truck on, it sounds like there is a sound
> coming from the speakers....BEFORE the radio actually turns on. Does
> anyone have a clue what the hell could be wrong?
>
> Josh
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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 01:17:37 EDT
From: KZarnesky
Subject: Re: Chad&Al&crossmembers

Hey guys

Chad's got a good point here beause there are different bullitens out on the
same
noise.It took a mechanic on a creeper+one in the truck holding the brake&
hitting the gas to pinpoint the trans xmember.
Al,You've spent a lot of money for your truck[could have bought a house not to
long
ago]so dont back off now. That's why service departments exist.Been there[now
famous saying].Got an Email from a Ford buddy today that I'm gonna try:
1 nylon washer between 2 stainless ones between xmember&frame.
....


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