97up-list-digest Sunday, June 13 1999 Volume 02 : Number 158



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Diesel Fuel Fill
FTE 97up - Bel 540i radar detector 4 sale
FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.
Re: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.
RE: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.
FTE 97up - Opinions Please...

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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 13:16:30 -0400
From: davesomers
Subject: FTE 97up - Diesel Fuel Fill

Time for the first load of fuel in the new truck (99 F350 PSD). I pull
into the truck stop, drive up to the diesel pumps and find...
that the nozzle doesn't fit into my fill! The nozzle is about 1.5" in
diameter, and my fill is only 1.25".
I drove around town and found the same thing elsewhere. Did finally find
that there is a location with "auto diesel" with a smaller diameter nozzle
that fits, but they are a low volume dealer, so I'm a little leary of
things like water in the fuel. (Plus they are about $0.10 more a gallon on
everything)
Do I really have to buy "auto diesel" (I had never heard of any difference
in types of fuel - except for "winterized" for January.)
Our chassis cab ambulances (86-97) all have a large fuel fill and we've
always gone to the truck stops for fuel.
It looks like I could maul the restrictor a little bit to allow the larger
nozzles, but am I risking other problems?




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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 13:45:24 -0500
From: "Blanchester Police"
Subject: FTE 97up - Bel 540i radar detector 4 sale

For sale....
Brand new, never been opened. Full factory warranty.
(Was won in raffle)

BEL 540i Radar detector. Here are the specs on the unit.....

- - VG-2 Guard: Provides immunity to the Interceptor VG-2 (Radar Detector
Detector)
- - Fundamental Mixer Technology (FMT): Dual-patented design employs a
fundamental mixer response to achieve higher sensitivity and greater Radar
detection range
- - Safety Warning System (SWS): BEL 540i detects encoded signals from SWS
transmitters and provides distinct alerts for: Highway
Construction/Maintenance, Highway Hazard Zones, Weather Related Hazards,
Emergency/Slow Moving Vehicles and Travel/Convenience Information

Retail price: $129.95
WILL SELL FOR $80.00 plus shipping.
If interested, E-mail me. Thanks!

Corey A. Pratt
blanpolice in-touch.net
'99 F-350 Supercab w/Powerstroke Diesel

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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 21:31:22 EDT
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.

well jsut got back from towing my buddys ski boat and it was wet out. i have
determined the spinning up hills and at stop lights with the torque of PSD
needs some more tire on ground.
I have F250PSD 4x4 SC 142wb, i think i have 265/75/16s firestones, what you
guys recommend for same rim, more tire?

TIA
Rosco
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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 21:10:59 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.

Do you have limited slip?
There is a tag on the diff cover with L.S. on it if it does?
If not check into some type of a locker!
If you go with a taller tire you give up torque,
and thats the last thing I want to give up!!
A locker will help apply what torque you have to the ground,
by locking both rear wheels !
Good luck!
Gene
RSnovi aol.com wrote:

> well jsut got back from towing my buddys ski boat and it was wet out. i have
> determined the spinning up hills and at stop lights with the torque of PSD
> needs some more tire on ground.
> I have F250PSD 4x4 SC 142wb, i think i have 265/75/16s firestones, what you
> guys recommend for same rim, more tire?
>
> TIA
> Rosco
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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 22:28:42 -0400
From: "Matt Powell"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.

check out http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.bfgoodrichtire.com , especially the mud/all terrain,
they should have something a little bigger but that will fit on your rim, I
have a 99 ranger that they can put those tires on, (stock firestone
wilderness ht 225/70r15 suck the bfg are 235/75 15 and will fit on my rim :)
glad I got the sport package. only thing about those tires is the price is
pretty high, on my truck I was quoted between $125 per tire to $150.

/matt, kc8kzi
/99 Ranger XL Sport, 2.5l, 5spd, soon to have 6 300w flood lights (for red
cross disaster work) and a mobile repeater
/98 GT LTS3000, 3" travel front, 5" travel rear, setup for downhill.

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> From: owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of RSnovi aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 12, 1999 9:31 PM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - need more meat on ground.
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> well jsut got back from towing my buddys ski boat and it was wet
> out. i have
> determined the spinning up hills and at stop lights with the
> torque of PSD
> needs some more tire on ground.
> I have F250PSD 4x4 SC 142wb, i think i have 265/75/16s
> firestones, what you
> guys recommend for same rim, more tire?
>
> TIA
> Rosco
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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 01:55:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Williams
Subject: FTE 97up - Opinions Please...

Okay, I'm currently shopping for a '97 F150 and have found two that I like.
Hopefully someone can give an opinion to help me figure out which one is
better. I like both but can't decide.
I'll only specify the differences... (that is, the major ones that I can
see)

Truck #1:

5.4L V8
Black/tan two-tone color
tan leather
small rip (about 2-3 inches) in driver's leather seat
needs new tires
only a cassette player
bench seats
62000 miles
$17900

Truck #2:
4.6L V8
Green/Grey two-tone color
grey leather
no rips in seats
good tires
cassette and cd changer
bucket seats
sliding back window
when brakes are pressed, a pumping action is felt...
(possibly just rotors)
matching Safari tunnel cover for bed
54000 miles
$19100

I think that's it... Both are Lariat...
The problem I have is that Truck #1 has the bigger engine and is $1200
cheaper. It does have some things that would need fixed. (rip in seat,
tires) What I'm wondering is how do the two engines rate. I don't plan on
towing anything large but I am here in Montana in the middle of mountains.
Is the 4.6L a decent engine or is a "gutless wonder". Thanks in advance for
any opinions!

Jeff Williams

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