97up-list-digest Saturday, October 17 1998 Volume 01 : Number 248



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550
FTE 97up - Re: How Long Must I Wait?
Re: FTE 97up - Ford Ranger vs. Mazda Pick up
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Trim those signatures
FTE 97up - differential
Re: FTE 97up - differential
FTE 97up - DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Off-road list vote
FTE 97up - Floor Console
Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550
Re: FTE 97up - Floor Console
Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 07:39:02 -0500
From: kauppij vfc.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550

Yeah, the V10 chip is 5 BIG ONES too! That is too much money...


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Subject: FTE 97up - '99 f550
Author: at Internet
Date: 10/15/98 6:40 PM


BoB, There is a solution to MPG and power for your power-stroke.
Superchips has the only chip available for new and older 7.3's. The new
ones can get a 50HP and 100lbs. of torque increase. Seems hard to believe
but they have done it. I think the MPG increase is about 3 to 4> Not bad
but the price is a killer! Around 5 BIG ONE's !!!!
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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 08:01:11 -0500
From: Janster
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: How Long Must I Wait?

I ordered my F250SD, V8, 4x4, Lariat on May 1st. I took delivery on 25
Sep, 4 months and three weeks later. If your dealership ordered alot of
trucks last year, they should have alot of allotments which cuts down on
the delivery times. Its safe to expect 4 months.

JD

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 09:55:15 -0500 (CDT)
From: Robert Fox
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Ford Ranger vs. Mazda Pick up

Yes, you are correct. I look at it like Ford and Mercury. You have the
Taurus and the Sable. You have the Explorer and the Mountaineer. You
have the Rangers and the Mazda B-Series.

Robert Fox
95 Supercab Ranger
93 Supercab F-150
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford ranger. com

On Thu, 15 Oct 1998, Michael D. Sheridan wrote:

> Group:
>
> Here is what I can't quite understand. The Ford Ranger
> and the Mazda pick up are supposed to be the same thing
> with merely a different body style.
>
> First, Am I correct in this? Then if they are the same which
> would be the best of the two?
>
> Thanking you in advance.
>
> Michael
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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 14:01:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Trim those signatures

I've received several complaints about long signatures
at the end of some postings. Please try to keep your
signatures to a reasonably small size. Signature sizes
are getting out of hand. Our list archives are quite
large and our virtual server size is limited.

Along these lines, as my wife is found of saying...
"when you come to our house, we'd prefer it if you left
your pedigree at home."

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 14:14:25 -0500
From: steve semenick
Subject: FTE 97up - differential

I have a 99 F-350 which we bought for towing our boat. I understand
there is a vent on the differential which may let water into the housing
if it is submerged. Is there some way to re-route this vent so I won't
need to worry about it? I realize it shouldn't be a problem but
sometimes the lake is "up" when we ramp and water might wash over the
top of the housing. Thanks, Steve Semenick

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 17:04:56 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - differential

I haven't checked on a SD but on everything else the vent runs up and then
bends downward to create an air lock to prevent water from coming in if
submerged. It is just rubber tubing so if you wanted to extend it upwards I
don't think it would be a problem (but but the arch in it just incase you
should hit really deep water)

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: steve semenick
To: 97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 16, 1998 2:32 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - differential


>I have a 99 F-350 which we bought for towing our boat. I understand
>there is a vent on the differential which may let water into the housing
>if it is submerged. Is there some way to re-route this vent so I won't
>need to worry about it? I realize it shouldn't be a problem but
>sometimes the lake is "up" when we ramp and water might wash over the
>top of the housing. Thanks, Steve Semenick
>


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 17:26:34 -0500
From: "Jack Lubinski"
Subject: FTE 97up - DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS

A few recent posts in reference to daytime running lights "if so equipped"
relates to vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, all new
vehicles around 1990 and up are required to have factory installed daytime
running lights. Day time running lights are statistically supposed to
reduce head-on collisions by ??? percent. I think it's a great idea in
areas where winter snow conditions tends to reduce visibility on highways.

Jack Lubinski
97 F250 LD 4x4


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 22:12:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Off-road list vote

Check out the voting center on the web site. There's a
new vote in place as to whether you'd like to see FTE
start a off-road/4x4 list.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 23:32:33 -0400
From: jclem
Subject: FTE 97up - Floor Console

Has anyone seen and know who makes/sells a floor console that would fit
over the transmission hump in front of a split bench seat on a '98
F150? I've seen quite a few for on the seat and between bucket seats
but would like one for the floor so that I can store my phone and the
other junk around the cab.

Jim


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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 20:41:00 -0700
From: "Bob Illingworth"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550

Thanks for the reply:
My understanding is "there's no free lunch" if you make more HP you use more
fuel? Plese tell me how this chip fools the computer?
If a chip for the 5 big ones works why won't a new ford computer for a
smaller vevicle work?
When you could rework pumps more performance could be atained but can you
fool these new computers?
Ive been told that they monitor exhaust system BACK PRESSURE change it and
the performance is drastically impaired. Question for Nathan.
I have never complained of lack of power this thing has plenty.
By the way how big is a 5" muffler for one of these systems. Ive seen a 5"
truck muffler and I don't want something this size dragging the ground from
my truck. Any info on diameter?

Thanks for the help:

Bob I

- -----Original Message-----
From: NCTOOLMAN
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, October 15, 1998 3:46 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - '99 f550


>BoB, There is a solution to MPG and power for your power-stroke.
>Superchips has the only chip available for new and older 7.3's. The new
>ones can get a 50HP and 100lbs. of torque increase. Seems hard to
>believe but they have done it. I think the MPG increase is about 3 to 4>
>Not bad but the price is a killer! Around 5 BIG ONE's !!!!
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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 21:30:03 -0700
From: "Bob Illingworth"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Floor Console

I don't know much about older Fords but ahve you looked at the 99's
I have one in my SD. Might fit yours.
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From: jclem
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 16, 1998 8:45 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Floor Console


>Has anyone seen and know who makes/sells a floor console that would fit
>over the transmission hump in front of a split bench seat on a '98
>F150? I've seen quite a few for on the seat and between bucket seats
>but would like one for the floor so that I can store my phone and the
>other junk around the cab.
>
>Jim
>
>
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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 18:47:24 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 f550

What are the horsepower and torque increases for the V-10 with a Superchip?....


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