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97up-list-digest Monday, August 30 1999 Volume 02 : Number 231

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

RE: FTE 97up - Blue Oval
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Lists were down
Re: FTE 97up - For Nathan at Union, LS availability on 2k 150
Re: FTE 97up -No L/S on Lariet diesel?
Re: FTE 97up -No L/S on Lariet diesel?



Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 21:05:47 -0500
From: "Sven Setterdahl"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Blue Oval

> I was listening to NPR's Morning Edition today- they interviewed the =
guy who
> runs BlueOvalNews. He insisted he never published any secret or
> copyrighted/proprietary information. He said people had sent him that =
> of info, but he wouldn't put it on the site. Incidentally, they also
> interviewed a Ford spokesman who insisted that BlueNews was publishing =
> Secret" ford data.
> It sounded like the site did at least some good- Cobra owners who were
> short-changed on HP were somehow helped out.
> ms
So the memos and letters printed on Ford letterhead, and BON's copies of =
Ford blueprints are not proprietary information? I would consider any =
information about Ford product developement that is not a press release, =
or word of mouth rumors is Ford's private information.

Information about the Cobra's is pretty much public info. Call the SVT =
number and they will tell you that there is a problem.

I think BON pushed too hard with some of the info published, and =
actually admitted crashing a seminar intended for SVT dealers =
introducing the next Cobra R. It's funny how the 1st amendment is alway =
brought up when some media source is caught with it's hand in the cookie =
jar. It was a little childish of the people running BON to put all the =
scanned Ford documents on their site the day the lwawuit was announced. =
If they would have taken things in stride, they might still have a =
website, but those actions pretty much insured their demise.

It was a nice site to visit, buy I think they stepped over the line.

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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:23:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Lists were down

Due to a config problem, the lists were down for the
past 36 hours. They should now be working. Most of
the postings during this period were lost.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:03:04 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - For Nathan at Union, LS availability on 2k 150

I tried putting in a XH9 on a F-150 S/C 4x4 XLT 139" WB and it accepted it
with every combination I tried, so you should be able to get LS with or
without the OFF Road and Sport packages

Also sorry about the delay, I've been doing some of my National guard time
and just got back from annual training.


- -----Original Message-----
From: CERESJohnG
To: 97up-list
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 3:47 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - For Nathan at Union, LS availability on 2k 150


I'm trying to sort out the availability of the limited slip differential on
2000 4x4 XLT supercab. 139" wb and I'm not sure I care for what I see.

The way I read the literature I have, is it is only available in the ton
a 3.55 ratio unless you get the 627 7700 lb optionwhere it is included as a
3.73 ratio.

Now comes the odd part. What I have says that the XH9 option also requires
tires T55, T5N, or T5E.

Going to those options I see:
T55 4x2 only except included with 4x3 and 4x4 on xl w/94s sport group

T5N available and included only w/Sport Group 94T on 4WD models

T5E Available and included only with Off-Road Equipment Group 55R

So, if I read that correctly, the only way to get a Limited Slip
on a 4x4 139"wb is to get the sport , offroad or 7700 lb packages.

It seems to get more restrictive with the 157" wb since the sport and 627
options are not available there.

Am I reading this correctly?


John Gustafson

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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:06:08 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up -No L/S on Lariet diesel?

It could be 8 weeks to 6 months depending on the dealer you order it from
and the options you want.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Don Francis

>Nathan (or anyone that knows the answer for certain),
>If I were to order a new 2000 model F350, PSD, 4x4, CC, Lariat, DRW, how
>long would it take from the time I ordered it until I could expect
>delivery? Just an average time in weeks will do.
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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:20:00 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up -No L/S on Lariet diesel?

The 4.10 gears are not longer available with the Power Stoke on a F-250
(Finally, the 3.73's pull as well and get better mileage), however you can
get 3.73 or 3.73 Limited Slip with the 6 speed or auto regardless of what
trim package you get. Have the dealer look again.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc
Union, IA 50258

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To: 97up-list
Date: Thursday, August 26, 1999 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up -No L/S on Lariet diesel?

> I received two quotes on new 2000 superdutys that may replace my 99 F-350
>PSD and it was hand written on the Lariet model that the L/S was not
>with the powerstroke for 2000. I have not yet talked to the fleet manager
>ask if that is correct. Does any one else know anything about this?
> I may be trading my 99 in because of the low power while towing issue. I
>have driven several other 99's, 99.5's and even a 2000 and they did not
>exhibit this lack of towing power! Hope that Ford can help me out of this
>one, because that is why I own a PSD, to tow.
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