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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 38

Today's Topics:

F-350 Extended Cab? [jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester) ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 ["Todd A. Muccilli"
'86 oil leak?? ["Randy L. Hatcher"
'91 Explorer Shakes [Mike Krause ]
Re: '86 oil leak?? [Joe Chiasson
troubleshooting [George Deas ]
Men in Black [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Re]
RE: F-350 Extended Cab? ["Beaman, James"
Re: trouble shooting ["J. Martin"
Re: '91 Explorer Shakes ["J. Martin"
Re: '91 Explorer Shakes [Gary Manning
Re: F-350 Extended Cab? [Joe Garza ]
95 ford [Phord4x4 aol.com ]
Re: 95 ford [Kenneth Overton ]
Re: 95 ford [rotto juno.com (R o y) ]
Sagging Springs [Ken Miller
Re: 95 ford ["Justin Ryan" ]
Re: F-350 Extended Cab? ["Michael Garrison"
HELP [Brian3E aol.com ]
Re: HELPfilter charger [ksbdj00 tamuk.edu (Johnson Bradford]
What to do w/83 Ranger [Kyle Knowlson ]
K&N Filter [Charles Cohn
new 97 F2550 HD [ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com ]

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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 20:38:48 -0400
From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
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I'm considering purchasing a new Ford F-350 Powerstroke truck in the next
few months. My biggest problem is that Ford doesn't make a 1-ton extended
cab, only crew-cabs. Does anyone know if they plan on making the extended
cab available on F-350s when the new models come out? While we're on the
subject, does anyone know if the restyled F-250HD and F-350 will be
available for '98?

Thanks,
Jason

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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 97 23:51:45 EDT
From: "Todd A. Muccilli"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
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> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 23:55:37 -0500 (CDT)
> From: rogerlov ix.netcom.com (Roger Loving)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: PowerStrokes With Sagging Front Springs
> Message-Id:
>
> You wrote:
> >
> >Date: Wed, 9 Jul 97 19:46:04 EDT
> >From: "Todd A. Muccilli"
> >To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> >Subject: 1997 F-350 ride height
> >Message-ID:
> >
> >Some of you may remember me as having handling problems with a 1997 F-350
> >regular cab 4x4 Powerstroke. In my quest to resolve the problem, I have come
> >across something that I feel the need to question. Is it typical for the diesel
> >versions of these pickups to have a lower ride height than the gasoline
> >versions? Lately, I have compared my truck to a number of gasoline-powered
> >models, all in the same trim and with the heavy duty front suspension, and I
> >have noticed that my truck sits at least one inch lower in the front than these
> >other trucks.
> >Thanks in advance,
> >Todd
>
> Todd, my wife drives a 4x4 F250 Powerstroke, a '95. We were told by the
> dealer to watch to see if the springs started sagging and if so we were to
> request that the springs be replaced for free. Apparently it is some sort of Ford
> program that can get you brand new front leafs springs...but only if you tell
> them that it is obvious that your springs are sagging too much. There may be
> other requirements as well, and we might not have been told about them because
> they knew us and knew that the truck was still under warranty. So we measured
> them, and ours are not sagging, but Ford is aware that some do sag. Hope this all
> helps,
> Roger Loving


If anyone else is aware of trouble with sagging front leaf springs on the
Powerstroke pickups or where I might find out about whether or not Ford
recognizes it as a problem (I've seen no evidence of a TSB), please let me know.
Also, if anyone can provide a range or spec of acceptable ride heights
(and how they're measured--from the service manuals, perhaps?) for a 97
(96, etc.) F-350 regular cab 4x4 Powerstroke, please let me know. I am supposed
to speak with a regional Ford representative this week about my handling/sagging
troubles and would like to be armed with any pertinent background information.

Thanks,
Todd

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 01:46:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
To: Ford Trucks
Subject: '86 oil leak??
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I have a 2.0 liter 1986 ford ranger,standard evrything--
no air,no power steering,standard transmision,etc.

the problem I have right now is the oil is comig up out of the third spark
plug while it's running,{WITH spark plug installed}???
what condition can cause this in these engines??
I am about to rebuild it,but will it be woth it{for this condition}???

afn23242 afn.org
Randy Hatcher

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 01:25:04 -0500
From: Mike Krause
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I own a '91 Explorer XLT 4 door and have had a problem with the
suspension for quite a while. When I'm going about 55-60 mph there is a
shaking felt in the seats of the car. I have tried buying new tires and
even gotten it aligned and the dealership still can't figure it out. I
read that changing the U-bolts will cure this problem, but I want to be
sure before crawling under the care and jacking it up. Any suggestions
would help.
Mike

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 09:49:16 -0300
From: Joe Chiasson
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Randy L. Hatcher wrote:
>
> I have a 2.0 liter 1986 ford ranger,standard evrything--
> no air,no power steering,standard transmision,etc.
>
> the problem I have right now is the oil is comig up out of the third spark
> plug while it's running,{WITH spark plug installed}???
> what condition can cause this in these engines??
> I am about to rebuild it,but will it be woth it{for this condition}???
>
> afn23242 afn.org
> Randy Hatcher
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Sounds like a cracked head. 1.5 years ago I went through the same thing.
After having a piston explode in the engine, Ireplaced the block, after
about 1 month of driving I noticed it started to hesitate under all
circumstances. Come to find out the head was cracked, oil was getting
onto the plug threads and was being sucked into the engine thus fouling
the plug. If you do decide to rebuild, be prepared, take a good look at
your pistons, when I finally got a reconditioned head and pulled the
engine apart,(was going to do rings and bearings to), I found two of
four pistons were cracked. I would recommend, if you decide to do the
job, Hypereutectic pistons. They don't cost to much more, at least here,
but are stronger than the originals, don't require as much clearance
thus taking care of any piston slap, especially in cold climates. I did
my motor without even boring the cylinders, and it's like a new engine.
Joe

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 08:02:19 -0500
From: George Deas
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John,
I used to have an 86 F-150 that had similar brake problems. Turned out
my rear brake wheel cylinders were solid rust inside. I had over 100K
when I discovered this. My front brakes were doing 100% of the work to
stop the truck. I replaced the rear wheel cylinders and gave the brake
lines a through flushing and this cured the problem. Damn near bumped my
head on the windshield first time I hit the hooks after that work.
Hope this helps.
George Deas
1996 F-250 Powerstroke.

1990 Tempo (wife's POS)

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 97 09:28:52 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Men in Black
Message-Id:

I just had to mention this one. I just saw the movie "Men In Black" the
other night. (good movie IMO). They had this really wild fictious black
Ford. But what I'm getting at is this..I think the thing had a "real"
performance built engine because of some of the burnouts the car did. And
although I know they added soundtrack, I LOVED the engine idle. Sounded to
me like a really built longstroker. Anybody else see it, know anything
about the real car?

Patrick
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 09:22:14 -0500
From: "Beaman, James"
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Subject: RE: F-350 Extended Cab?
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>jlester naxs.com[SMTP:jlester naxs.com] wrote:
>
>While we're on the subject, does anyone know if the restyled F-250HD and
>F-350 will be available for '98?
>
>Thanks,
>Jason

It sounds like they will be out in the March/April '98 time frame as
1999 models. I can't wait to see them. Unfortunately, my '92 will have
to last a few more years until I can afford to get a new one.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas
>
>

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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:13:41 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
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> full load (aprox 2000#). Around town I got a steady 16mpg!
> Then I took
> my baby in for the initial recommended "tune up". Ever since
> that "tune
> down" I have been getting 12.5mpg up hill-down
> hill-city-freeway-desert-towing you name it. I get no
> better/no worse.
> The Ford dealers say there is nothing wrong and it always
> passes smog.
> Any ideas????

Hmmm...could they have reset your timing to 'stock'? Maybe you had it
advanced some?
The 'stock' timing on my car ('70-vintage!) is not the best,
mpg-wise...it helps if i advance it...

just an idea!

Josh --> '88 Ranger

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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 13:25:39 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
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Mike Krause wrote:

> I own a '91 Explorer XLT 4 door and have had a problem with the
> suspension for quite a while. When I'm going about 55-60 mph there is
> a
> shaking felt in the seats of the car. I have tried buying new tires
> and
> even gotten it aligned and the dealership still can't figure it out.
> I
> read that changing the U-bolts will cure this problem, but I want to
> be
> sure before crawling under the care and jacking it up. Any
> suggestions
> would help.
> Mike

Hey, Mike...
I had the same vibration too, in my Ch velle, turned out to be the
u-joints. Also, check the play in the tranny output shaft/yoke (where
the yoke goes into the tranny). Make sure there isn't much play
there--sometimes, when driveshaft- related vibrations aren't rectified
soon enough, the bushing gets worn. All you have to do is wiggle it,
you'll know if there's too much!

Just something to check, while your down there!

Josh --> '88 Ranger

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 11:59:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gary Manning
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer Shakes
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> Mike Krause wrote:
>
> > I own a '91 Explorer XLT 4 door and have had a problem with the
> > suspension for quite a while. When I'm going about 55-60 mph there is
> > a
> > shaking felt in the seats of the car. I have tried buying new tires
> > and
> > even gotten it aligned and the dealership still can't figure it out.
> > I
> > read that changing the U-bolts will cure this problem, but I want to
> > be
> > sure before crawling under the care and jacking it up. Any
> > suggestions
> > would help.
> > Mike

Mike,

Most of the '91-'94 Explorers have a highway speed vibration. Ford has
(had?) a $1200 kit (new motor mounts and some other things) that solved
some of the problem, but usually did not completely eliminate it.
Apparently something in the design (possibly the frame) contributes to a
harmonic type vibration of the drivetrain. Unfortunately,
replacing/balancing tires, new shocks, etc. have not worked for most
people. I traded mine in on a used F150.

There is an Explorer specfic news group, rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer,
that is a wealth of info on these trucks, including the vibration. I
highly recommend it. There is also an email list similar to this one, but
the name escapes me at the moment.

Best of luck on your search for a cure.

Gary

Gary Manning x84056 gmanning qualcomm.com
Net Ops Center x11243 Qualcomm, Inc. San Diego, CA

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 14:15:53 -0600
From: Joe Garza
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F-350 Extended Cab?
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Beaman, James wrote:
>
> >jlester naxs.com[SMTP:jlester naxs.com] wrote:
> >
> >While we're on the subject, does anyone know if the restyled F-250HD and
> >F-350 will be available for '98?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Jason
>
> It sounds like they will be out in the March/April '98 time frame as
> 1999 models. I can't wait to see them. Unfortunately, my '92 will have
> to last a few more years until I can afford to get a new one.
>
> James Beaman
> james.beaman lmco.com
> Houston, Texas
> >
> >
>
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You got it! It will be much meaner looking then the RAM and much better
performance. If you've seen the Ford Powerforce concept truck, your
looking at the '99 F350, minus a few gizmos.

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Phord4x4 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 95 ford
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I own a 95 Ford F150. Since the hot weather has arrived its been hard to
start. Only happens on really hot days, usually in the early afternoon. I
turn the key, and only get a click. After trying 2-3 times, the truck will
start. Once getting it to run, it'll start no problem for the rest of the
day. Has anyone had this really wierd problem?

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:56:45 -0400
From: Kenneth Overton
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Phord4x4 aol.com wrote:

> I own a 95 Ford F150. Since the hot weather has arrived its been
> hard to
> start. Only happens on really hot days, usually in the early
> afternoon. I
> turn the key, and only get a click. After trying 2-3 times, the truck
> will
> start. Once getting it to run, it'll start no problem for the rest of
> the
> day. Has anyone had this really wierd problem?
>
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It has been my experience that sometimes this can be caused by
corrosion at the battery terminals. Try cleaning the terminals and the
battery posts with a wire brush. If this does not help it could possibly
be a problem with the solenoid.

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:24:00 CDT
From: rotto juno.com (R o y)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 95 ford
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This sounds like the problem that was to be corrected on a recall. I am
not sure what model years were included in the recall. It also created a
fire hazard. Check with a ford dealer shop for that possibility.
Otherwise I would guess a bad ignition switch.

Roy

On Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:44:31 -0400 (EDT) Phord4x4 aol.com writes:
> I own a 95 Ford F150. Since the hot weather has arrived its been
>hard to
>start. Only happens on really hot days, usually in the early
>afternoon. I
>turn the key, and only get a click. After trying 2-3 times, the truck
>will
>start. Once getting it to run, it'll start no problem for the rest of
>the
>day. Has anyone had this really wierd problem?

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:58:47
From: Ken Miller
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Subject: Sagging Springs
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Todd,
I have been through my Helm service manuals for the 1997 F250HD and F350,
and cannot find any specifications for a ride height for either one. This
really surprises me because the manuals that I have for my 1986 have a
whole section that relates to adjusting all the angles associated with the
front end. In that manual, I found a ride height of 4.75 inches for an
F350 (with the Dana 60 axle). This height is measured from the top of the
plate that forms the bottom mount for the shock absorber; to, the bottom of
the plate that holds the rubber bumper (or stop)that is above the axle.
There is nothing mentioned as to if this ride height is for a gas or diesel
engine.

On this same topic, for my 86 Diesel, which I added a pretty hefty front
bumper and winch to, I ended up adding a leaf to the front springs. I went
to a local spring shop, that had had experince with Ford's sagging front
ends, and had him make a leaf for each side (3 total per side). That ended
the sagging.

Good Luck
MK
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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 21:30:52 -0500
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Sounds like the solenoid(SP) is going south!

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> From: Phord4x4 aol.com
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: 95 ford
> Date: Monday, July 14, 1997 3:44 PM
>
> I own a 95 Ford F150. Since the hot weather has arrived its been hard
to
> start. Only happens on really hot days, usually in the early afternoon.
I
> turn the key, and only get a click. After trying 2-3 times, the truck
will
> start. Once getting it to run, it'll start no problem for the rest of
the
> day. Has anyone had this really wierd problem?
>
>
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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 20:40:16 PDT
From: "Michael Garrison"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com, jlester naxs.com
Subject: Re: F-350 Extended Cab?
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Hi Jason,
I heard from the local Ford dealer that in 1999 that the F-350 will be
available with extended cab and v-10 engine. If this is want you want
you are in line after me.
see at the show room
Ford Lover Mike

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>I'm considering purchasing a new Ford F-350 Powerstroke truck in the
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>few months. My biggest problem is that Ford doesn't make a 1-ton
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extended
>cab available on F-350s when the new models come out? While we're on
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>available for '98?
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>Thanks,
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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 00:04:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian3E aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: HELP
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A couple of years back I bought a '86 F150 Supercab 4X4 5.0L, AT (with OD)
which had evidently been bought with a camper package but nothing special for
towing heavy loads. Now I want to tow a 27' fifth wheel (about 4500-4900 lbs
unloaded) and figure that I need to do some additional work. I think that my
springs and shocks are OK but plan to put in a heavy duty radiator and an
auxilliary transmission oil cooler.

1. Should I put on some provision for engine oil cooling?
2. According to the Haynes book (repair manual) there seems to be two
options for radiator fans: A five blade with clutch (which I have-my cluch
has an exposed spring in front) and a seven bladed fan which is a direct
drive off the fan pulley. a) Is either adequate? b) Is the seven blade
better even though it may cost me mileage?
3. I put in a K&N filter last week which seems give me a little more power.
I saw someone else talking about a replacement air box in addition to the
K&N filter. Where can I get more information on this?
4. I am considering upgrading the exhaust system to a high flow catalytic
converter and muffler. Do you think that this will help give me a few more
horsepower?
5. Even though the Ford owners' manual indicates the truck can hack it, do
you think that I'm pushing its capabilities too much?

Thanks in Advance!

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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 23:54:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: ksbdj00 tamuk.edu (Johnson Bradford Durkee)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: HELPfilter charger
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The k $ N filter charger costs much $$$ and It did help my six (95 ford)
that is driving down the highway. The only benifet (sp) would be in
mileadge but any person that sells k& N should be able to help you . I
paid 160.00 for my kit so do a mpg vs cost beforehand...................
Brad
95 fORD SIX-5 SPEED

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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 00:41:59 -0500
From: Kyle Knowlson
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Subject: What to do w/83 Ranger
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I currently own a 1983 Ford Ranger, 2.8 V6, 3 speed auto., 2wd.,
142,000 miles The body of the truck is in decent shape and the paint is
still ok, the frame and suspension are fine, the interior is fine, but the
driveline pretty much seems to suck. I have had numerous problems since I
bought the truck from the ignigtion system to the carbuerator to the
transmission. I really like the truck, but it just doesn't seem to be worth
fixing anymore. The only problems right now are that for some reason it
dies sometimes when I come to a stop or almost to a stop, and it leaks some
oil(mostly from the valve covers) and transmission fluid. If anyone has any
suggestion on what I should do with the truck, such as get the engine
rebuilt, buy a new 2.8 engine and transmission, or to try to put a different
engine in the truck and weather or not it would be worth it to do anything
to the truck, or if anyone know of a good place to get more information on
fixing up the truck a little... PLEASE let me know. Thanks.

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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 06:38:13 -0400
From: Charles Cohn
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: K&N Filter
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I have been reading a lot about the K&N filter on this list. Where do you
get it? Would it fit a '94 Econoline six?



Charles Cohn, chasmagc mindspring.com
6311 Mark Trail, Austell, Georgia 30168
USA

voice: 770-944-7510

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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 06:14:20 -0500
From: ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com
To: "fordtrucks80up(a)lofcom.com"
Subject: new 97 F2550 HD
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RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY

TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com

FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA

DATE: 07/15/97
TIME: 06:29:23

SUBJECT: new 97 F2550 HD


Hello

Well, remember that I was talking about ordering a new F250 4x4 HD
turbo diesel a couple of weeks ago, well, I placed the order on July....


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