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97up-list-digest Monday, October 18 1999 Volume 02 : Number 282



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FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????
Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????
Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????
[Fwd: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????]
FTE 97up - New post
Re: FTE 97up - New post
FTE 97up - Re: CB Mount

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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 08:51:16 -0700
From: Ralph Lindberg
Subject: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????

I had noticed some road noise coming from the back of you 99F250SC, and
my wife noticed two black covers, at the rear of the cab between the cab
and the bed. I looked at my 91F150SC and didn't notice this. Some looking
confirmed that these are two vents, behind the back seat.
Does anyone know about these, why Ford put them in and is there a way to
plug them

Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:55:13 -0400
From: Bill
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????

I had the same noise in my F-250. I was told the reason for
them is to vent air pressure when closing doors or when
heater/air is on, so you don't hear air noise around doors.
I covered the vents on the inside of the cab with a sticky
backed deadner. Its made by 3M in 12"x12" sheets, you can
buy it a many auto parts stores or check out your local Ford
dealers body shop, they should have it. It makes a
difference in the noise level and I can see no difference
other than that. I also covered all the metal area on the
cab back (behind the rear seat) with a peice of carpet.
Good luck, Bill

Ralph Lindberg wrote:
>
> I had noticed some road noise coming from the back of you 99F250SC, and
> my wife noticed two black covers, at the rear of the cab between the cab
> and the bed. I looked at my 91F150SC and didn't notice this. Some looking
> confirmed that these are two vents, behind the back seat.
> Does anyone know about these, why Ford put them in and is there a way to
> plug them
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 11:21:33 -0600
From: Alan Bowes
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????

Don't plug the vents!!! Those are to allow the air that is drawn in for your
heater and air conditioner to circulate back through the cab and then escape
through the vents. The vents should have a one-way flap built into them to
keep air from passing the wrong way through them.

Alan Bowes


Ralph Lindberg wrote:

> I had noticed some road noise coming from the back of you 99F250SC, and
> my wife noticed two black covers, at the rear of the cab between the cab
> and the bed. I looked at my 91F150SC and didn't notice this. Some looking
> confirmed that these are two vents, behind the back seat.
> Does anyone know about these, why Ford put them in and is there a way to
> plug them
>
> Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954

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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 14:57:52 -0400
From: Bill
Subject: [Fwd: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????]

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Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Cab vent, 99 F250 SC ????
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:55:13 -0400
From: Bill
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
References:

I had the same noise in my F-250. I was told the reason for
them is to vent air pressure when closing doors or when
heater/air is on, so you don't hear air noise around doors.
I covered the vents on the inside of the cab with a sticky
backed deadner. Its made by 3M in 12"x12" sheets, you can
buy it a many auto parts stores or check out your local Ford
dealers body shop, they should have it. It makes a
difference in the noise level and I can see no difference
other than that. I also covered all the metal area on the
cab back (behind the rear seat) with a peice of carpet.
Good luck, Bill

Ralph Lindberg wrote:
>
> I had noticed some road noise coming from the back of you 99F250SC, and
> my wife noticed two black covers, at the rear of the cab between the cab
> and the bed. I looked at my 91F150SC and didn't notice this. Some looking
> confirmed that these are two vents, behind the back seat.
> Does anyone know about these, why Ford put them in and is there a way to
> plug them
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 16:48:03 PDT
From: "Michael Schumacher"
Subject: FTE 97up - New post

Hey Guys, I have a new question, opinions welcome.

I am going to sell my 93 F-150 4X4 in favor of a late model truck this
spring. I have two prosective trucks, one is a 97 F250 4X4, which has a
5.4. The other truck is a 97 F150 4X4 with a 4.6. The F150 is much
cleaner, with about 10k less miles, and perfect paint. The F250 is in good
running order, except for a scratched up bed, couple dings, and dirty
carpet. The F250 i can get for about $14000, and the F150 for about 17000.

My real question is how much difference is there between the 4.6L and the
5.4L? Now I have a 5.0 with cat back exhaust in my truck, and god forbid me
to buy a new truck with less power! Also, is there a difference in gas
mileage? Finally, is there much structural difference in the F250 vs F150?

By the way, in case you want to make a more educated decision, I need the
truck for hauling a motorcycle in the bed once and a while, towing a few
snowcats in the winter, and for navigating North Dakotan fields for hunting.
Also we get plenty of white stuff from November to April.

Thanks for reading my novel guys! I'll appreciate any and all opinions!
Thanks in advance!

Mike Schumacher
1993 F150 4X4 5.0
The big YELLOW truck.



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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 23:16:48 EDT
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - New post

In a message dated

Which F250sd or ld, the F250SD is a BIG difference, i think you could deal
one dow npretty good w/ 5.4, the upgraded f 150/250LD w/ springs and another
lug i havent really know enough people with one. But i have seen one pretty
loaded and they seem to squat just as much as a F150, maybe someone on the
list can give some feedback.

If your not pulling more than 5K, a F150 w/ 5.4 should be ok. I as rule the
load if more weight than the truck your going to have to work the truck a
bit. Especially with regards to tranny if you can get 4R100 it would help
alot.

RS


My real question is how much difference is there between the 4.6L and the
5.4L? Now I have a 5.0 with cat back exhaust in my truck, and god forbid me
to buy a new truck with less power! Also, is there a difference in gas
mileage? Finally, is there much structural difference in the F250 vs F150?

By the way, in case you want to make a more educated decision, I need the
truck for hauling a motorcycle in the bed once and a while, towing a few
snowcats in the winter, and for navigating North Dakotan fields for hunting.
Also we get plenty of white stuff from November to April.

Thanks for reading my novel guys! I'll appreciate any and all opinions!
Thanks in advance!

Mike Schumacher
1993 F150 4X4 5.0
The big YELLOW truck.
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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 22:58:39 PDT
From: "Art Verling"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: CB Mount

Hello
My name i Art Verling and I am in Reno, NV. One of the things the company I
work for builds is emergency vehicles (fire trucks & police cars). If I were
going to install a CB in my new truck I would run the wires through the
firewall. If you look under the hood just below the brake booster you will
see a rubber hole plug about 1.5" and it is flat to the firewall It looks
like a clutch peddle linkage went through the hole. just poke a hole with a
knife in the rubber and make an X in it. It will support many wires and I
seal them after I am finished with silicone. A nice power point is also
under the hood on the left side near the firewall on top of the fender well.
I think it has some terminals to connect to non switched power near the rear
of the box under a separate cover to the main cover.
***ONE NOTE*** BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN POKING AROUND WITH A VOLT METER IT CAN
SET OFF THE AIR BAG AND BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF.... Most of the airbag stuff
seems to be connected with YELLOW special connectors. and Yes my head is
still connected
If you use a lip mount antenna it will severely decrease your effective
range of your CB. It will not provide a good ground plain. The best ground
plain is in the middle of your roof and you will have to drill a to mount
the antenna. A company makes an antenna called a "fire stick". It comes in a
special kit for "no ground plane" you can get them with different mount
styles (fiberglass or mirror mount) They have a special coax kit that
supports no ground plane. I just installed one on my motor home it works
great.
Good Luck,
Art
art.verling excite.com




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