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97up-list Digest Wed, 14 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 098

In This Issue:
ADMIN: Trim postings please
ADMIN: Web site updates
F250 SD Brakes
Fuel Gauge on F350 PSD
Re: Fuel Gauge on F350 PSD
Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Interior Dye?
Re: Jeff's Wheelheel Question

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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:58:34 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Trim postings please

Its been said before on several occasions. This will be the
last time its mentioned....

Please trim excessive quoting of messages when replying to
postings on the list. A two sentence reply to a 30 line
post is not only excessive, but it wastes bandwidth, increases
the amount of disk space needed for the archives and takes
longer for everyone to down. Trim replies to include only
the relevant portions of the original posting.

If excessive quoting continues, quoting limits will be
enforced by the list server (ie, it will bounce postings
with excessive quotes). This was recently added to the
pre61-list. It can be a real pain when your message
bounces so everyone please police yourselves.

Thanks,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:44:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:
http://www.ford-trucks.com

June 14:
Pictorial additions: 1955 F100, 1969 F250 4x4 Crew Cab, 1970 F250 Sport Custom 4x4, 1978 F150 4x4, 1999 Ranger

June 11:
Pictorial additions: 1966 F100, 1977 F250 Highboy, 1978 F150 Custom, 1988 F250

Later,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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From: "Glen Novitsky" nashville.com>
Subject: F250 SD Brakes
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:29:37 -0500

Ok guys.. here goes.

I'm new around here. I'd like to extend a word of thanks to what I've
already heard around here for the last 4 weeks and helped a friend with his
'97 w/door cracks!! Thanks!!!
I'll fill you in a little about myself and get to the juice quickly! I come
from the Chevy side where my last vehicle was a Black unmarked 1995 Police
Package Caprice I got new from a dealer (canceled order). Man, that was
**the** car, I hit a top speed of 144 and I could do 0-60 in under 8 seconds
in that 4,200 lb granny grocery getter!!! However, since buying a boat, the
car had to go. GREAT power (LT1 equipped), however since the boat was much
taller than the car, it got 9 mpg towing, and it was just too low to the
ground and kept scraping the hitch...
SO, the natural replacement to get was the '99 Power Stroke 250 Extended
Cab 4X4 LWB XLT... green with cab lights!!
I love the truck, however, I have had one problem that has now popped up
twice. With 15,000 miles (I've had it since new), the front brakes
developed a vibration.. At 18,000, the dealer put new brakes and rotors (or
so they say). Later, with 27,000 miles, the truck started vibrating again,
and today, at 28,800, the vibration is once again pretty strong. I would
claim that the dealer just shaved the rotors and charged Ford for new ones,
BUT since the first ones only lasted 15K before vibrating, I must ask, is
this a problem? I can't believe that such a heavy duty truck has such poor
brakes. I don't pull my boat very far, usually, as its about 5 miles to the
dock. I do tow it about 100 miles round trip every now and then with the
boat, and have taken it to VA on a 1,000 mile all interstate trip towing
also. The rest of the time its used to go back and forth to work
unloaded... What's the deal here? Ford fixed the rotors for free the first
time, but I remember the sales "advisor" telling me that they will fix the
rotors "ONCE" under warranty.. Any suggestions out there? Thanks. Glen
Novitsky....


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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 22:22:34 -0400
From: "John E. Nichols" bcpl.net>
Subject: Fuel Gauge on F350 PSD

Has anybody had problems with their fuel gauge on the F350. After my
last fillup at
a different station the gauge will not come off of full. the truck is a
f350 CC PSD
4x4 1999 with 40,000 miles. I have tried to free up the float by going
over bumps
but to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions please send me an
e-mail.


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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 22:59:41 EDT
Subject: Re: Fuel Gauge on F350 PSD

In a message dated 6/14/00 10:16:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
nichols bcpl.net writes:

IF you do not cycle key or turn off truck that will happen unlike the old
style it would read fine.

RS
<<
Has anybody had problems with their fuel gauge on the F350. After my
last fillup at
a different station the gauge will not come off of full. the truck is a
f350 CC PSD
4x4 1999 with 40,000 miles. I have tried to free up the float by going
over bumps
but to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions please send me an
e-mail.
>>

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From: "Pete Calabrese" banet.net>
Subject: Interior Dye?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:59:53 -0400

Well I'm sitting here with some nice guages, just waiting to go into the
truck, but I'm having a really hard time finding a dye that matches the
interior of my F-350 (Light Tan interior)so I can dye the A-pillar pod.
Tried the dye from Eastwood - not even close. Called one of my Ford
suppliers out of state and he didn't know if he could get the dye from Ford.

Does anyone know of a source? What did others do? The only thing I was
thinking is I could dye the passenger side one black to match the pod and it
would look OK since the truck is black/gold, but I'd really prefer not to do
this.....

Any help is appreciated.....

P

___________________________________________________________________
1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14 112 No NOS yet! : 3240w/driver
493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64 121.53 A few years back...
Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.snkypete.com
1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually


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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:35:36 EDT
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?

In a message dated 6/15/00 12:04:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
snkypete banet.net writes:

Heard of something called paint?

RS
<<

Well I'm sitting here with some nice guages, just waiting to go into the
truck, but I'm having a really hard time finding a dye that matches the
interior of my F-350 (Light Tan interior)so I can dye the A-pillar pod.
Tried the dye from Eastwood - not even close. Called one of my Ford
suppliers out of state and he didn't know if he could get the dye from Ford.

Does anyone know of a source? What did others do? The only thing I was
thinking is I could dye the passenger side one black to match the pod and it
would look OK since the truck is black/gold, but I'd really prefer not to do
this.....

Any help is appreciated.....

P >>

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From: "Pete Calabrese" banet.net>
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:46:28 -0400

No, what's paint?

Give me a break...

First off, you don't paint plastic, you dye plastic. Painting it does not
work. Second, I just got through dye'ing my mustang's interior black from
the factory red.

Your sarcastic response still didn't say where you can locate the proper
interior "paint".

Try reading the post next time before you respond....

___________________________________________________________________
1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14 112 No NOS yet! : 3240w/driver
493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64 121.53 A few years back...
Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.snkypete.com
1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually

-----Original Message-----
From: 97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of RSnovi aol.com
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 12:36 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Interior Dye?


In a message dated 6/15/00 12:04:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
snkypete banet.net writes:

Heard of something called paint?

RS
<<

Well I'm sitting here with some nice guages, just waiting to go into the
truck, but I'm having a really hard time finding a dye that matches the
interior of my F-350 (Light Tan interior)so I can dye the A-pillar pod.
Tried the dye from Eastwood - not even close. Called one of my Ford
suppliers out of state and he didn't know if he could get the dye from
Ford.

Does anyone know of a source? What did others do? The only thing I was
thinking is I could dye the passenger side one black to match the pod and
it
would look OK since the truck is black/gold, but I'd really prefer not to
do
this.....

Any help is appreciated.....

P >>
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From: "Christian B." hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 14:10:22 EDT

Pete,

Where could I find just a generic assortment of colors of dye? Will the
auto parts store have this or should I check out a paint shop? I need to
dye my interior of my 1980 Olds Cutlass(Olds 350 V8 & Turbo 350 tranny). I
also have a few items in my F150(ash tray) that need to be re-dyed grey.

Thanks,
Chris


<< >>
________________________________________________________________________


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From: "Pete Calabrese" banet.net>
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 14:30:50 -0400

Chris,

Eastwood http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.eastwoodco.com has a good selection. You could also go
to your local auto parts store or Summit and get VHT brand. Although I've
had better luck with the Eastwood brand, and EVEN better luck with Corvetter
dye that I was using from the local Corvette specialty shop. Although the
Corvette stuff is VERY expensive, it coats better, is less picky about
surface prep, and much more forgiving.

Grey, red, black, etc are all readily available. Unfortuantely the two tans
they have are two shades - too light and too dark....

You'll also have to get a can of plastic prep, and a can of sand free to
make sure it adheres properly.

I went from red to black and if you didn't know, there's no way you could
tell. I know of someone who did their interior and years later it still
looks great.

___________________________________________________________________
1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14 112 No NOS yet! : 3240w/driver
493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64 121.53 A few years back...
Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.snkypete.com
1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually

-----Original Message-----
From: 97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Christian B.
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 2:10 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Interior Dye?


Pete,

Where could I find just a generic assortment of colors of dye? Will the
auto parts store have this or should I check out a paint shop? I need to
dye my interior of my 1980 Olds Cutlass(Olds 350 V8 & Turbo 350 tranny). I
also have a few items in my F150(ash tray) that need to be re-dyed grey.

Thanks,
Chris


<< >>
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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 14:56:08 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?

At 12:46 PM 6/15/00 , you wrote:

>First off, you don't paint plastic, you dye plastic. Painting it does not
>work. Second, I just got through dye'ing my mustang's interior black from
>the factory red.
>
>Your sarcastic response still didn't say where you can locate the proper
>interior "paint".

That's all about to change. FTE is reviewing a new product that has
been approved by Visteon/Ford and is in the process of being approved
by Chrysler. It paints plastic, leather, PVC & ABS and vinyl without
looking tacky. It dries in 45 seconds (no kidding) and is completely
cured in 10 minutes. If it holds up to its claims (ie, no flaking,
cracking or peeling and it absorbs into the surface instead of laying
on it) then it will be a real winner of a product.....

And actually, you can paint plastic, such as bumpers. A flexing
agent is added to it.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: "Keith Veren" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Interior Dye?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 16:03:15 -0400

Actually, there are some specialized paints for plastics. One is based on
an epoxy-type resin coating, the other is more like a powder coating
technique using a lower temperature curing process. Coloring plastic can
get quite complex depending on the type of plastic, durability expected and
flexability needed.

Keith




----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Calabrese" banet.net>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Cc: aol.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 12:46 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Interior Dye?


> No, what's paint?
>
> Give me a break...
>
> First off, you don't paint plastic, you dye plastic. Painting it does not
> work. Second, I just got through dye'ing my mustang's interior black from
> the factory red.
>
> Your sarcastic response still didn't say where you can locate the proper
> interior "paint".
>
> Try reading the post next time before you respond....
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
> 1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14 112 No NOS yet! : 3240w/driver
> 493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64 121.53 A few years back...
> Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.snkypete.com
> 1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
> 2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:97up-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of RSnovi aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 12:36 PM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [97up-list] Re: Interior Dye?
>
>
> In a message dated 6/15/00 12:04:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> snkypete banet.net writes:
>
> Heard of something called paint?
>
> RS
> <<
>
> Well I'm sitting here with some nice guages, just waiting to go into the
> truck, but I'm having a really hard time finding a dye that matches the
> interior of my F-350 (Light Tan interior)so I can dye the A-pillar pod.
> Tried the dye from Eastwood - not even close. Called one of my Ford
> suppliers out of state and he didn't know if he could get the dye from
> Ford.
>
> Does anyone know of a source? What did others do? The only thing I was
> thinking is I could dye the passenger side one black to match the pod and
> it
> would look OK since the truck is black/gold, but I'd really prefer not to
> do
> this.....
>
> Any help is appreciated.....
>
> P >>
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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 21:26:15 -0500
From: "(_!_)" nothnbut.net>
Subject: Re: Jeff's Wheelheel Question

Jeff,
That tire salesman is all wet. I have 265/70x16 Dunlop Touring LT's on the OEM 16x7
polished wheels--they 'look' fine and the degradation in acceleration is negligible.
As far as a 7" wheel being too narrow for a 265/70 tire....I believe that the Toyota
4Runner (or is it the LandCruiser?) comes w/ 275/70x16's on a 16x7 wheel. I'm
considering going to the 275/70's next time, myself
As far as the changes required to get your speedometer adjusted, I believe on all
'97's, it is just a small gear that needs to be changed--no big deal. I haven't....


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