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97up-list Digest Mon, 25 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 169

In This Issue:
Re: Subscription to forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/cg
Kinda OT - CB Radios
Re: Kinda OT - CB Radios
Re: Kinda OT - CB Radios
Shock upgrade recommendations
Re: Shock upgrade recommendations
Re: maintenance questions....
Re: Shock upgrade recommendations

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From: "bryan" <boltnut mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Subscription to forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/cg
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 08:31:14 -0500

Please remove me from this list.  I tried to do it myself and was
unsuccessful.

Thanks


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From: Pete Calabrese <snkypete banet.net>
Subject: Kinda OT - CB Radios
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:19:12 -0400

Looking to get a CB for the duallie for going to/from the track.

I have virtually no knowledge of them (well I know how to USE them...) but I
don't know what's good/bad/REALLY bad....

Any info is GREATLY appreciated...

Thanks!

Pete

___________________________________________________________________
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: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:40:55 EDT
Subject: Re: Kinda OT - CB Radios

In a message dated 9/25/00 12:20:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
snkypete banet.net writes:

again it all depends on what you want to spend, most high end Cobra's should
do the job you want to do,  I had one it worked great until i wanted to get
carried away and have (SSB)sideband and someother bells and whistles.  Don't
just go to wal mart or radio shack and buy one of those, there are much
better units for 100-200 range.  I have a Ranger RCI-2950, a Galaxy is a
comparable unit , both in 200-400 range. with as many options as you will
ever need.  Do some research online, most all have websites.

RS

<<
Looking to get a CB for the duallie for going to/from the track.

I have virtually no knowledge of them (well I know how to USE them...) but I
don't know what's good/bad/REALLY bad....

Any info is GREATLY appreciated...

Thanks!

Pete >>

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From: Pete Calabrese <snkypete banet.net>
Subject: Re: Kinda OT - CB Radios
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:51:03 -0400

Thanks for the info.

___________________________________________________________________
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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Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 2:41 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Kinda OT - CB Radios


In a message dated 9/25/00 12:20:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
snkypete banet.net writes:

again it all depends on what you want to spend, most high end Cobra's should
do the job you want to do,  I had one it worked great until i wanted to get
carried away and have (SSB)sideband and someother bells and whistles.  Don't
just go to wal mart or radio shack and buy one of those, there are much
better units for 100-200 range.  I have a Ranger RCI-2950, a Galaxy is a
comparable unit , both in 200-400 range. with as many options as you will
ever need.  Do some research online, most all have websites.

RS

<<
Looking to get a CB for the duallie for going to/from the track.

I have virtually no knowledge of them (well I know how to USE them...) but
I
don't know what's good/bad/REALLY bad....

Any info is GREATLY appreciated...

Thanks!

Pete >>
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From: Hans.Feuss cibc.com
Subject: Shock upgrade recommendations
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 16:32:24 -0400

Mainly because of the comments made on this list and believing the chest
thumping in the Edelbrock ads, I had the  IAS shocks installed on my '98
F150 SC STX about 3 months ago, with 20K (miles) driven. My reason for
changing the shocks was, as stated before on the list,  to eliminate the
rear end hop over certain road surfaces.

I now feel, that I should have put the money in the bank and invested it
instead! Also, the option to return the shocks isn't really there, if you
don't have the facilities to do the changeover yourself. If you have to
rely on a mechanic, forget the money back feature.

In terms of truck ride: weight in the box will help somewhat, but logic
dictates, that there is a (gas)price to pay.

I have resigned myself to the fact, that the truck is really not a
sportscar nor a limo, and will always provide a truck's ride(which I am
generally happy with). I am not going to kid myself again, that low budget
'mods', will provide a dramatically enhanced "driving experience".

The easiest $500. to save is not to buy any of the air filter kits and to
stay with your stock shocks until they really need replacement. I have the
K&N kit and the IAS shocks, and the truck goes neither faster nor
smoother, just louder. IMHO, not the money worth I spent.








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From: "Keith Veren" <spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Shock upgrade recommendations
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:46:11 -0400

A truly wise response that I have not heard on this mailing list in the last
1.5 years.  You are correct, it is much more truck than sports car and will
always stay that way you: chop it, slam it, gear it (4.88s at least), put
rubber on it, get rid of the weight, and through in a "built-to-the-tilt"
700+ horsepower (550+ torque) racing engine (with or without Supercharger)
to overcome the length, width, frame size etc.

Keith


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From: <Hans.Feuss cibc.com>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 4:32 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Shock upgrade recommendations


> Mainly because of the comments made on this list and believing the chest
> thumping in the Edelbrock ads, I had the  IAS shocks installed on my '98
> F150 SC STX about 3 months ago, with 20K (miles) driven. My reason for
> changing the shocks was, as stated before on the list,  to eliminate the
> rear end hop over certain road surfaces.
>
> I now feel, that I should have put the money in the bank and invested it
> instead! Also, the option to return the shocks isn't really there, if you
> don't have the facilities to do the changeover yourself. If you have to
> rely on a mechanic, forget the money back feature.
>
> In terms of truck ride: weight in the box will help somewhat, but logic
> dictates, that there is a (gas)price to pay.
>
> I have resigned myself to the fact, that the truck is really not a
> sportscar nor a limo, and will always provide a truck's ride(which I am
> generally happy with). I am not going to kid myself again, that low budget
> 'mods', will provide a dramatically enhanced "driving experience".
>
> The easiest $500. to save is not to buy any of the air filter kits and to
> stay with your stock shocks until they really need replacement. I have the
> K&N kit and the IAS shocks, and the truck goes neither faster nor
> smoother, just louder. IMHO, not the money worth I spent.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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From: "Noll, William E(Z01981)" <WNOLL apsc.com>
Subject: Re: maintenance questions....
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 21:13:42 -0700

Use compressed air to blowout the dirt around the plug wires before
pulling them.  Pulling the "monster" boots is a bitch, usually requires
slip-joint pliers. You may want to replace the wires (buy them first!) The
plug wires are specially made up, and run around $70+. Have plenty of
extensions, universals, etc., you'll use them trying to get to plugs 6
inches below the engine surface, with little room to move, and half the
engine seems to be inaccessible. You're gonna cut up and scrape the skin on
your hands. Have hand cleaner and first aid cream available. Plan on
spending half a day on this. You may also want to just do it right (since
you'll have plenty of time on your hands, and much frustration with getting
at these plugs) and change all the fluids, including differentials and front
transaxle. Use duct tape and tape the socket plug to a 3" entension. That
will keep the socket from coming off in the plug well. At least with the
small extension, you'll be able to see it. If you replace the wires, do them
one at a time; there are at least 20 of those wire routing clips that need
to be "opened". Good luck. This maintenance task is a bitch. Seriously
consider  taking  a major break when you're halfway through. Get a burger or
something.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Stewart [mailto:jstewart purepacket.com]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 06:12
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] maintenance questions....


Well, it's about time to start some of the routine maintenance in my 98 F150
4x4. (Mine has the 4.6L engine.)

One of the things I need to replace is the plugs. I'm not too familiar with
the Ford engines, or what they like, so I am looking for some suggestions.
What brand of plug works well in the 4.6L? Are platinum/copper plugs better?
Do any of the "gimmick" plugs work well?

Advice is greatly appreciated...

-Jay
98 F150 4x4 Off Road

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From: "Runyon, Charlie" <runyonc FTSCPAC.NAVY.MIL>
Subject: Re: Shock upgrade recommendations
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:56:32 -0700

Hey, thank-you for the information. I was about ready to buy the air and
shock items you talked about. I'm sorry you are not happy with these things,
I won't make the same mistake.
Thanks again

Charlie Runyon
Code-213PH
FTSCPAC-DET Pearl Harbor
808-473-0032

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans.Feuss cibc.com [SMTP:Hans.Feuss cibc.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 10:32 AM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [97up-list] Shock upgrade recommendations
>
> Mainly because of the comments made on this list and believing the chest
> thumping in the Edelbrock ads, I had the  IAS shocks installed on my '98
> F150 SC STX about 3 months ago, with 20K (miles) driven. My reason for
> changing the shocks was, as stated before on the list,  to eliminate the
> rear end hop over certain road surfaces.
>
> I now feel, that I should have put the money in the bank and invested it
> instead! Also, the option to return the shocks isn't really there, if you
> don't have the facilities to do the changeover yourself. If you have to
> rely on a mechanic, forget the money back feature.
>
> In terms of truck ride: weight in the box will help somewhat, but logic
> dictates, that there is a (gas)price to pay.
>
> I have resigned myself to the fact, that the truck is really not a
> sportscar nor a limo, and will always provide a truck's ride(which I am
> generally happy with). I am not going to kid myself again, that low budget
>
> 'mods', will provide a dramatically enhanced "driving experience".
>
> The easiest $500. to save is not to buy any of the air filter kits and to
> stay with your stock shocks until they really need replacement. I have the
>
> K&N kit and the IAS shocks, and the truck goes neither faster nor
> smoother, just louder. IMHO, not the money worth I spent.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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