97up-list-digest Tuesday, July 28 1998 Volume 01 : Number 165



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Expedition Rear End Options
Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN
Re: FTE 97up - 50th anniversary edition F150
Re: FTE 97up - Expedition Rear End Options
FTE 97up - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions
Re: FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions
Re: FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 98 7:11:39 -0400
From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
Subject: FTE 97up - Expedition Rear End Options

Nathan:

When I order a '99 Expediton when they are available this fall, I want to
be sure I get the correct rear end. I'm afraid I have yet to talk to
somebody at my local dealer who truly knows these vehicles like you. I'm
real appreciative of your input. Anyway, I want to the EB 5.4L with a
towing package for the transmission cooler, hitch, etc, But I don't want
to get a low geared rear end that will cost me gas mileage. (This vehicle
will be a commuter vehicle and I'm not planning any serious towing.) I
would like to get this so called "standard" rear end (3.55?) in limited
slip. What are my options.

Thanks.

Pierre

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 08:53:42 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN

If you have the Vin the dealer really has no control over what happens. It
is probably sitting at a mixing center. This problem has been helped
greatly by the GM strike (we get their rail cars) but it is still happening
once in a while. The dealer should be able to call the Vehicle destination
management center and find out whats going on (things often mysteriously
show up very quickly after calling). You should have a truck very shortly.

Nathan Bernard

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From: Russell A. Hunter
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, July 26, 1998 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN


>I'm wondering if this is what's happened to my truck order. It was
supposed
>to have been delivered the week of June 29th and still isn't here. The
>dealer can't seem to tell me anything other than it's in a rail mixing
>center and should be here any day. I can't believe they can't tell me when
>the rail company has it scheduled to be put on a car and shipped.
>
>As far as this dealer's allocation goes, they always have a lot of F150's
on
>their lot, maybe 25 to 30 and seem to move them through pretty quickly.
>
>Is there a phone number at Ford that I can call to find out what's going
on?
>
>Russell A. Hunter
>rahunter traveller.com


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 08:43:40 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 50th anniversary edition F150

They were a limited production. All were Supercab shortboxes, Lariat, 4.6L,
tan interior, and 60/40 seating. They could be 4x2 or 4x4 and came in Red,
Black, and White. They had painted grille meshing, "50th anniversary
edition" written on the seatbacks and floormats, 17" Wheels with Gold
pockets (all 4x4's were Off Roads), Gold Lariat Stripe, Gold 4x4 Off Road
decal (on 4x4's), and gold "50th Anniversary Edition" stickers above the
F-150 on the Sides and tailgate.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

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From: CRO47 aol.com
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, July 26, 1998 1:00 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - 50th anniversary edition F150


>I saw one of these the other day, had in script on the side above the F150
>fender badge "50th Anniversary Edition"
>
>How is it different from regular Lariat 150s??


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:31:50 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Expedition Rear End Options

The 3.55 (Limited slip optional) is only available (and standard with) the
4.6L V-8. With the 5.4L the 3.31 is standard and 3.73 LS is optional. I
have found that on ordering '99 EB it drops the 3.73 LS in automatically. I
don't know if this is a glitch or standard. I wouldn't get anything but the
3.73 LS. This vehicle is so big that it doesn't get much for mileage no
matter how their equipped, and gear ratio has less affect on mileage than on
a smaller vehicle.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

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From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
To: 97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, July 27, 1998 6:31 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - Expedition Rear End Options


>Nathan:
>
>When I order a '99 Expediton when they are available this fall, I want to
>be sure I get the correct rear end. I'm afraid I have yet to talk to
>somebody at my local dealer who truly knows these vehicles like you. I'm
>real appreciative of your input. Anyway, I want to the EB 5.4L with a
>towing package for the transmission cooler, hitch, etc, But I don't want
>to get a low geared rear end that will cost me gas mileage. (This vehicle
>will be a commuter vehicle and I'm not planning any serious towing.) I
>would like to get this so called "standard" rear end (3.55?) in limited
>slip. What are my options.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Pierre


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:35:04 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: FTE 97up - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?

If so, what kind of CB works best?

Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.

What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that I
can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
removed easily.

Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.

Thanks for you help.

Alan Wilson


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:15:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russ Crisp
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions

Is the 4 speed automatic transmission in the new 99
super duty line the A4OD? Looks like this particular
transmission could be a weak link.. Or do these new
trucks have a new unproven transmission? I've heard
both stories. Want to get to the bottom of this issue.
Does anyone have the facts?

kindest regards!
rc

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:25:32 -0400
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions

I believe it is a reworked E4OD.

Chad

Russ Crisp wrote:
>
> Is the 4 speed automatic transmission in the new 99
> super duty line the A4OD? Looks like this particular
> transmission could be a weak link.. Or do these new
> trucks have a new unproven transmission? I've heard
> both stories. Want to get to the bottom of this issue.
> Does anyone have the facts?
>
> kindest regards!
> rc
>
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> | Western Carolina University | E-mail: crisp soco.wcu.edu |
> | Room 309, HFR Admin Building | Voice: (704) 227-7321 |
> | Cullowhee, NC 28723 (USA) | Facsimile: (704) 227-7202 |
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 18:44:49 EDT
From: KWkM3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 Super Duty Transmissions

In a message dated 98-07-27 14:14:39 EDT, you write:


super duty line the A4OD? Looks like this particular
transmission could be a weak link.. >>

It is an e4od with new clutches and torque convertor. I doubt it is a weak
link. Modified e4od's have been used in lightning pickups with over 700hp. If
towing i would get either a chip or a valve body that cuts down the overlap
time between shifts.

Harry.
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