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fordtrucks97up-digest Sunday, March 22 1998 Volume 01 : Number 032



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In this issue:

What engine/axle combo for my application? [MRoadarDOJ
Re: Biggest Ford Engine [John941 ]
Re: What engine/axle combo for my application? [John941 ]
F-series LD delivery dates ["Union Auto" ]
Re: Biggest Ford Engine [BigFords1 ]
Re: What engine/axle combo for my application? ["."
Ford V-10 vs. Dodge V-10 [BigFords1 ]
Re: Ford V-10 vs. Dodge V-10 [BigFords1 ]
Super Duty Options ["Eric Elliott" ]
[none] ["Eric Elliott" ]
[none] ["Eric Elliott" ]
Re: Super Duty Options [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: Microsoft Email products [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 09:34:05 EST
From: MRoadarDOJ
Subject: What engine/axle combo for my application?

I'm getting ready to buy a new F-350 Superduty Crewcab. It will be used to
pull a light bassboat whenever I can get a free weekend, it will occasionally
have a slide-in camper on it (camper weight approx 3,000 lbs), I expect to
take the family on cross-country vacations from time to time in it (hence the
preference for the crewcab rather than the extended cab) and I'll use it to
make that short daily commute to work a little more enjoyable by traveling in
true Ford style.

I plan to order the automatic transmission and single-rear-wheel. As I
understand it, you can get a 5.4L V-8, a 6.8L V-10 or a 7.3L diesel and axle
options are 3.73, 4.10 and 4.30. I'm not inclined to go the diesel route
because it seems like that would be overkill (not to mention that it is one
expensive option although the fuel economy might make up the difference after
150,000 miles or so). Also, I test drove the diesel last week and though it
was quieter than last year's models, it was still pretty noisy.

Any suggestions on which engine/axle combination makes the most sense and
would provide the best compromise between enough power for my application and
reasonable fuel economy? And does anyone have any real-world experience with
these gas engines that could comment on the fuel economy you get? (Please
mention what axle you are running.) Any advice or suggestions would be
greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 09:48:19 EST
From: John941
Subject: Re: Biggest Ford Engine

The 7.3L is the biggest-in fact it is the biggest of any light truck-60 more
ft/lbs of torque greater then Dodge
John

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 09:52:09 EST
From: John941
Subject: Re: What engine/axle combo for my application?

You certainly do not need more then the 3.73 rear end( you can pull over
13,000LBS with the 3.73 and the diesel) and the smaller V8. But if you ever
decide to tow something large, you could never beat the 7.3L diesel-500 F

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 07:31:09 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: F-series LD delivery dates

F-150s and F-250LD are very easy to get. It takes us about 4-6 weeks to
get one from the day ordered. The 5.4L is still a little hard to get (not
on sold orders but for stock). The sales have slowed slightly by people
waiting for 4 door supercabs this fall.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Mike Williams
To: fordtrucks97up ListService.net
Date: Friday, March 20, 1998 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: deliv dates


>I ordered an F150 on Jan 24 and it was delivered to the dealer Feb 18.
>Don't know if it makes a difference but I ordered from a very large dealer.
>
>Mike
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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 11:32:40 EST
From: BigFords1
Subject: Re: Biggest Ford Engine

I think there is a 7.5 liter Power Stroke diesel.

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 08:43:41 -0800
From: "."
Subject: Re: What engine/axle combo for my application?

Ford diesel "glow plug" modules have a habit of crapping out. You need to get
more info on the glow plugs. I kow of three friends who have the same problem.
None of them fixed the problem but started using diesel fluid.
A gas job has MORE power . I had a GMC, 3/4 ton 350 long bed with a fully loaded
8 foot cab over camper, and a 24 ft cuddy cabbin boat with twin volvo I/O's on it
. With the camper and boat I had no problems whatsoever pulling a hill at about
60 deg up angle or more. Include a family and all the other STUFF that goes with
a family, camper, and boat. Gas, Water, dishes, dog, etc etc


Yo

MRoadarDOJ wrote:

> I'm getting ready to buy a new F-350 Superduty Crewcab. It will be used to
> pull a light bassboat whenever I can get a free weekend, it will occasionally
> have a slide-in camper on it (camper weight approx 3,000 lbs), I expect to
> take the family on cross-country vacations from time to time in it (hence the
> preference for the crewcab rather than the extended cab) and I'll use it to
> make that short daily commute to work a little more enjoyable by traveling in
> true Ford style.
>
> I plan to order the automatic transmission and single-rear-wheel. As I
> understand it, you can get a 5.4L V-8, a 6.8L V-10 or a 7.3L diesel and axle
> options are 3.73, 4.10 and 4.30. I'm not inclined to go the diesel route
> because it seems like that would be overkill (not to mention that it is one
> expensive option although the fuel economy might make up the difference after
> 150,000 miles or so). Also, I test drove the diesel last week and though it
> was quieter than last year's models, it was still pretty noisy.
>
> Any suggestions on which engine/axle combination makes the most sense and
> would provide the best compromise between enough power for my application and
> reasonable fuel economy? And does anyone have any real-world experience with
> these gas engines that could comment on the fuel economy you get? (Please
> mention what axle you are running.) Any advice or suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated! Thanks!
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer --------------+
> | Se

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 11:51:46 EST
From: BigFords1
Subject: Ford V-10 vs. Dodge V-10

I recently read about these two engines in "TRUCK TREND" magazine. The Ford
V-10 is a 6.8 liter that has higher output per liter. But the thirsty Dodge
V-10 8.0 liter
( a whole 1.2 liters more than Ford) has more horsepower and torque. What this
means is, if Ford's V-10 was 8.0 liters it would have a lot more horsepower,
torque
and still get better mileage than the Dodge V-10.

David

Questions/comments?
please reply.

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:17:47 EST
From: BigFords1
Subject: Re: Ford V-10 vs. Dodge V-10

I read that the Dodge V-10 (8.0)has the most displacement, what does that
mean? And the Chevy 7.4 (454) liter is in second. The Dodge V-10 produces 300
horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque( compared to 410 lb-ft Ford V-10) But i
read that
only The 7.5 (maybe a typo 7.3) Power Stroke turbodiesel offers more torque,
500 lb-ft of torque only 1600 rpm. So is the Power Stoke the best engine? Is
the 454 a challenge to the Stroker?
David


Questions/comments?
Please reply.

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 11:49:23 -0600
From: "Eric Elliott"
Subject: Super Duty Options

How can I contact Ford about vehicle options, design and marketing
information?
I was not happy to find that my 98 F250 Lite Duty Lariat does not include
some options that are in my 97 Explorer XLT. The available information did
not specify whether of not the bucket seats would include power lumbar.
I miss the exterior thermometer, remote and eyeglass storage in the overhead
console all of which are in the XLT Explorer, but not the Lariat F250LD.
I would like to let Ford know about this. How can I contact one who cares?

Eric

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:26:27 -0600
From: "Eric Elliott"
Subject: [none]

Hello,
If Ford had made the F250SD with a front drive like my F250LD has, a F250SD
7.3 would be in my driveway now. My F250LD is fine with the 5.4, but I
wanted a 7.3 and wasn't able to stomach front tires tilting like 1963 VW
rears.

The F250LD has a frame mounted gearset, 2 half shafts, 4 CV joints and
torsion bars. It rides fine. The same system that did 186K miles in my GMC
K1500 without repair. The F250 is expected to do better.

When will Ford put a proper front suspension on its heavy 4WD pickups?
Don't tell me how great the swing arm (2 I beam) and 3 jointed rear axle
were on the front of Fords. GM rode better and ate less tires on a single
double A arm suspension than Ford did with 3 different suspensions on F150
thru F350 pickups.

Eric

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:35:20 -0600
From: "Eric Elliott"
Subject: [none]

Hello,
Ford offers a cabin air filter as a dealer option. Having driven 650 miles
per day for 6 days in my 98 F250LD, I can advise that the filter reduces my
allergy symptoms by at least 2/3. After a 650 mile day I don't feel dirty or
sticky.
$106 plus a half hour of my installation time. Installation needed small
metric sockets, a sharp utility knife, small lite, mirror, file and
patience. Using a knife with a mirror was interesting. The HVAC system need
not be removed, just cut and filed to fit. Filter fits above front passenger
toes. Cabin filters fit 97 & later F150, F250LD and Expeditions. Not
available for a 97 Explorer. Don't know if it fits F250SD & up.

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 16:17:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Super Duty Options

At 11:49 AM 3/21/98 -0600, you wrote:
>How can I contact Ford about vehicle options, design and marketing
>information?

cacinfo ford.com

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 21:24:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Microsoft Email products

This message is going out to all the Ford Truck Enthusiasts
email lists. Thanks to everyone who replied to my request
for help. I wish I could personally thank all of you but
there were many who replied.

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