fordtrucks80up-digest Tuesday, April 21 1998 Volume 02 : Number 145



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In this issue:

Re: Insurance [Randy ]
transmission temp [JSCF250 ]
Re: CB power lead [Josh Dronkers ]

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 00:15:07 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Insurance

Casey,
There is no hard-and-fast rule here, each state has their own
regulations regarding insurance. I called my wife at work tonite (she
works for the #3 [or is it 4] insurance co. in the US) and asked her
about this. She said that most insurance companies will ask you if
your vehicle is used as a commuter or pleasure. But at her co. it
makes absolutely no difference in the premium, it is only for there
records and for claims, because if they somehow find out you use it as
a commuter when you told them pleasure...well you get the idea. She
said some of their clients have two cars insured, but, what they do is
carry full coverage on the commuter car during the week and call in on
Friday and drop the car to bare minimum and bring the pleasure vehicle
up to full, come Monday put the commuter back to full and so on, but
that sounds like a hell of a lot of work to me and she also said it
may affect your renewal. But if you really only use your second
vehicle once or twice a month, that may not be too bad. Ask State
Farm if it makes a difference w/them as far as your premiums whether
or not you classify your vehicle as commuter or pleasure, that may
give you a break.
Hope this helps a little.
Later,
Randy

Casey Vandor wrote:
>
> Does anybody on this list have more than one vehicle insured under one
> policy? i.e. only one driver, never on the road at the same time? My
> granfather has his Lincoln and the pickup insured at the same time, but only
> pays the rate for more expensive vehicle (through State Farm). I talked to
> my carrier, State Farm as well, different town though, and they said, NO,
> Never going to happen, can't do that." I can garuntee to them that only one
> will be on the road at a time, and the the premiums are within 4 bucks of
> each other. Has anybody figured a loophole to this? I cant suspend one
> policy for 30 days just to use the other truck for a day....
>
> Thanks
>
> Casey
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 01:10:30 EDT
From: JSCF250
Subject: transmission temp

i have a c-6 transmission. 89 f250. i tow a heavy trailer in florida. so i
installed a tempenture gauge (i used a water temp gauge) on the return line
to the radiator. i have a new rad, and a transmission cooler on the truck. i
teed the sender to the return line, and i have not seen the temp gauge move at
all. the lowest temp is 130 degrees. my question is does anybody know what
temp an auto transmission should run at. what is safe? and what temp is not.
the return line does not feel eccessively hot when i touch it. thanks.

joe jscf250

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 01:14:51 -0800
From: Josh Dronkers
Subject: Re: CB power lead

My suggestion for the power lead, would be to run it to the battery. Get
yourself an inline fuse (blade type) and butt connect it to the power lead.
Find an existing grommet on the firewall, cut a hole and feed it through.
Finishing touches would include some black loom and zip ties.

I wouldn't try to piggyback, only because you have now increased the amperage
draw on that circuit now. The origional item on that cicuit would then be
overloaded.

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