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97up-list Digest Tue, 14 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 029

In This Issue:
Flat bed source...
Re: Mileage
Help: 98 F150 front-end noise
Re: Flat bed source...
Re: Headache racks
Re: K&N
Re: Fuel mileage
Trailer tow mirrors
Re: K&N

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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 12:14:30 -0500
From: Rick duty.com>
Subject: Flat bed source...

Hello,

I am ordering a 2000 F-550 CC PS 4WD cab/chassis with the idea of mounting
a large truck camper on an approximately 11' flat bed. I plan to get the unit
mounted first then have some lockers built on the sides later. I will have to
have some supporting structures put on the bed itself for the camper.

It's time to start looking at flatbed models and configurations since I don't
know anything about them.

Anyone have experience fitting their trucks out with a flatbed? Could you give
me some pointers to outfits that you like or have heard good things about?

Thanks.


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From: "Mark Corboy" flash.net>
Subject: Re: Mileage
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 13:34:37 -0600

.02 worth

Our three trucks as follows:
mileage:
1999 1/2 F350/2wd/powerstroke/6 speed/4.10 axle/ 16.5 city/18.5 70-75
16.5 80-85 mph
oil choice (Delo 400 30weight summer/spring/fall) (10w30 winter)
mileage:
1997 F350 XLT/crew cab/powerstroke/4wd/E4OD transmission/4.10 axle=13 mpg
city/
16.5 mpg 70-75 mph / 15.5 mpg 80-85
oil choice (Delo 400 30weight summer/spring/fall) (10w30 winter)
mileage:
1994 F350 crew cab/non-turbo 7.3 liter/2wd/5 spd/4.10 axle=14.5 mpg city
16.5 highway 70-75 wont go 80-85 without a lot of commotion
oil choice (Delo 400 30weight summer/spring/fall) (10w30 winter)


-----Original Message-----
From: 97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Clem
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 7:44 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Mileage

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Now the questions..... As I got it used, didn't have the window tag.
Looked at the rear end and one of the tags said 4.09 on it. I didn't
see anything that indicated a 3.73 or 4.10 rear end. Anyone know if a
4.09 rear end comes on a F250 SD as an option for Y2K? All the
brochures I have seen only list the 3.73.
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Second - Okay... matter of opinion but what are feelings about brands
of motor oil to use? I know I should and will be using 15W-40 Diesel
rated oil. Most of what I see around here are Shell Rotella-T and
Chevron Delovac.


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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 14:36:04 -0600
From: kline002 bama.ua.edu>
Subject: Help: 98 F150 front-end noise

I have a 98 F150 extended-cab 4X4 which has a terrible front end squeak. It
appears that it is coming from the lower ball joint, which is a sealed joint
with no grease fitting. Talked with two others that had this same problem but
had no solution. A mechanic said that there was nothing that could be done,
that it was stupidity on fords part. Any help would be welcomed. Thanks,
BAMAFORD

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Paul S. Kline
Dept. of Geology
The University of Alabama
P.O.Box 870338
Tuscaloosa, Al. 35487-0338
Office: 205-348-9293
kline002 bama.ua.edu or geophys worldnet.att.net


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From: "Mike Klinke" email.msn.com>
Subject: Re: Flat bed source...
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 19:54:52 -0600

I too, am interested in this! I've just about come to the decision to go
flatbed on an extended cab diesel chassis and would like anyone else's
input/experiences. I'm about a month away from shopping around.

Regards, Mike Klinke


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick duty.com>
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 11:25 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Flat bed source...


>Hello,
>
>I am ordering a 2000 F-550 CC PS 4WD cab/chassis with the idea of mounting
>a large truck camper on an approximately 11' flat bed. I plan to get the
unit
>mounted first then have some lockers built on the sides later. I will have
to
>have some supporting structures put on the bed itself for the camper.
>
>It's time to start looking at flatbed models and configurations since I
don't
>know anything about them.
>
>Anyone have experience fitting their trucks out with a flatbed? Could you
give
>me some pointers to outfits that you like or have heard good things about?
>
>Thanks.
>
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>the words "unsubscribe 97up-list" in the subject of the
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>




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From: "Jason Meadows" iol7.com>
Subject: Re: Headache racks
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:30:11 -0800


I've been reading the list since December and this is my first post. Hi everybody!

Ian, I've been looking at the TracRac rack system. It has two rails that mount along the top of the bed
rails, each having 3 t-slot tracks. The racks can slide onto these rails and lock into place. They also have a great looking headache rack that can also be inverted to extend down into the bed and prevent cargo from sliding
around. Check out their web site at :
www.tracrac.com

I have also checked to see if it will work with a Pace Edwards roll top tonneau cover and it will work with some trimming.

Hope this helps!


Jason

JEM's Gem: 2000 F150 XLT Amazon Green Ext Cab 4.6 auto, K&N filter, Penda SR Bedliner,
Future: Gibson Dual Sport,Gibson Headers,Pace Edwards Roll-Top,TracRac, AMSOIL filters

>>Good Day All:

Has anyone found a good source of aluminum 'headache' racks for the light duty, super cab, short box F250 4X4? I need to buy some racks to carry aluminum ladders (and canoes - more fun) this summer and I thought there might be some nice stock racks out there. Otherwise I have to have them custom made.

Thanks, Ian...<<


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From: "Jeff" prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: K&N
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 05:04:49 -0500

Joe,
Not sure about the torque converter. I do have an automatic tranny. This may
be the difference when it kicks into overdrive. I just figured that the extra
air flow would allow the engine to not work so hard. There is definetly more
umph in the 2000-3000 rpm range. Not a major amount, although it is noticable.

Thanks for the advice on the 40 series Flowmaster. I got a price quote from
a local shop yesterday and the guy had a 40 series 3" single inlet/ 2 1/2" dual
outlet. I think I'll try to find someone with a 50 series in stock. The muffler
shop that right now Flowmaster has the factory shut down. They are re-tooling
for a new 80 (8000) series muffler they have coming out.

I'm hoping to get the muffler installed today or tomorrow. Going up to
Darlington this weekend for the race and would like sound GOOD when I get there.
I'll let you know how I like it, and I'm sure I will.

Jeff


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From: MadPoodle aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 06:14:30 EST
Subject: Re: Fuel mileage

Ahh, deleted digest b4 I could fully read the question?

Our 350's are DRW, with flatbeds. We deliver construction equipment behind /
on them, and I would conservatively guess they spend 80% of their time
towing. Yes, the buckboard is customized, and has less wind resistance than
normal. Yes, we keep up on tire pressures etc. And yes, they do get
considerably better mileage than our gas trucks, almost double. 11 - 14,
around town, better on hwy's.

Scott
99 F250 SC PSD 6Spd
99/99.5/00 F350 PSD 6Spd

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From: MadPoodle aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 06:18:52 EST
Subject: Trailer tow mirrors

FWIW, I just finished installing the '00 telescoping power mirrors on my 99.
Direct bolt on, plug in job. First one took 12 minutes to figure out how door
comes apart, second one took maybe 5 minutes! And, well the difference in
visibility is awesome!

Anyone need a set o power "sport" mirrors?

Scott

99 F250 SC PSD 6Spd

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From: washer eoni.com>
Subject: Re: K&N
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 09:02:04 -0800

Ok, silly question.. I thought that automatic transmission and torgue
converters locked up pretty solid at crusing speeds.. So, how is it
possible that changing an air filter, no matter how much more powerful it
makes the engine, could possibly change the engine rpm for a given crusing
speed?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff [SMTP:jeffbaker prodigy.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 2:13 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: K&N

Jeff,
I just put a K&N replacement filter in my 97 F150 4.6L SC SB 4x4.
Immediately I noticed that at 65 mph the rpms dropped almost 200 when
cruising.
I'm not sure what the generation 2 system is.

By the way, can anyone recommend a good bolt on cat-back muffler. I mainly
want
the low rumble sound, but I also DO NOT want to loose any low end torque. I
have
looked at the Flowmaster 70 series, Borla/Gobson swept side and a couple of
others. I would like a dual exhaust setup, but right now I'm leaning
towards a
single inlet/dual outlet setup. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Also,
I do
not have a problem paying $200 - $300 dollars for one.

Thanks, Jeff Baker

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