97up-list-digest Sunday, November 22 1998 Volume 01 : Number 286



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Re: Turbo Cool Down
FTE 97up - FTE-UP CAPTAINS CHAIRS
Re: FTE 97up - FTE-UP CAPTAINS CHAIRS
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline
FTE 97up - '97 Ranger Audio

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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 10:22:03 EST
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Turbo Cool Down

Scott,

Congratulations on getting that new Super Duty at a decent price.

I think your idea is workable, and you could have a lot of fun with the
project. However, from a practical stand point, it's overkill.

Two much simpler alternatives are to 1) Install an EGT gage and remain in the
truck for the few seconds it takes for the EGT to cool down to idle
temperature. or like 99.9% of us, 2) Just let the engine idle for about a
minute and shut it down.

Usually, the simple act of parking our trucks allows plenty of time for turbo
cool down.

Thanks, Butch Davis-
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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 12:08:00 EST
From: MRF275 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - FTE-UP CAPTAINS CHAIRS

I just got my 1999 f 150 4 wd , i have one problem that i think needs to be
corrected immediately. The captains chairs' arm rests are toooo short , i'm 5'
9" & my elbow rests on the edge of the arm rest , not the arm rest itself,can
i get a longer arm rest?
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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 14:46:43 -0600 (CST)
From: dfloyd fnord.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - FTE-UP CAPTAINS CHAIRS

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> I just got my 1999 f 150 4 wd , i have one problem that i think needs to be
> corrected immediately. The captains chairs' arm rests are toooo short , i'm 5'
> 9" & my elbow rests on the edge of the arm rest , not the arm rest itself,can
> i get a longer arm rest?
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There is probably an aftermarket armrest out there, somewhere.

I am lucky -- the armrests fit me well.

(I find it so ironic that my 98 F150 has better driver/passenger seats than
most cars. Plus, I am happy with the space I have in the center console
to store stuff.)
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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 18:09:06 -0600
From: "Parker Brooks"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline

hey nathan (or anybody else for that matter),

do you see any pro/cons between getting a e-350 or f-350 for a cube van type
setup? i don't need anything dock high, but i'll want the diesel (i think...
i've been impressed with the '98 e-350s that i've rented that had the diesel
but there again, i didn't have to service it) and i'll need to have a
hydraulic lift on the back.

can you give me any ideas i might be missing between choosing on the two.
only other obvious thing is the econoline doesn't have as big of a nose as
the f-series (for maneuvering).

anybody also know why it's "f" series??

parker

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From: Union Auto
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline


>all E-350 use the 4R100 (5.4L or V-10, or Power Stroke). Brakes are Vacuum
>boost (hydro boost of E-450 cutaway). Super cooling is standard, the
>trailer towing pkg.. adds wiring, HD alternator, HD shocks, and sway bars.
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>Changes from 98 to 99:
> Alpha numeric badging on van, wagon, and cutaway vehicles. E-350
>labeled Super Duty
> Color changes
> 4 wheel disc brakes with 4wABS standard on E-350 SD vans
> Fail safe cooling standard on all engines (including 4.2L)
> Optional dual media CD+ Cassette (58K) on certain vans
> Dual cloth captains chairs offered on commercial vans
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>
>Nathan Bernard
>Union Auto, Inc.
>Union, IA 50258
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lee Haefele
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 7:54 AM
>Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline
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>>I need to buy an E-350 Econoline van, 9500 GVW for use as a bucket
>>truck. Does it come with a 4R100 transmission, or is there any
>>combination such as trailer tow or V-10 that will include the 4R100?
>>Are engine oil cooler & external trans cooler available (like SD
>>series)? Will the brakes be vacuum or "Hydro Boost"? Any changes from
>>98 to 99?
>>Lee Haefele
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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 22:53:00 -0700
From: Eddie Torres
Subject: FTE 97up - '97 Ranger Audio

I just put in 2 10" Boston Acustic subs behind my captain
seats in my Ranger, standard cab. I have the seats on the
second setting, almost as far forward as they go. For the
box, I just put them in the box they came in. However,
since I only have a 100 watt amp, they are getting 25 watts
/ channel. What would you recommend for a 800 watt amp? I
plan to get 2 6x8 220watt pioneers to replace the premium
30watt stock speakers up front.

Anyone have a standard Ranger with 2 10" subs in one box
that covers the entire area behind the seats? I don't get
as much bass as I want.

TIA.
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