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Putting on the Brakes (Part Two)

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We’re going to go over the rest of the components of the typical brake system from brake pedal to caliper. So far we covered the pedal, booster, master cylinder and the lines.  Here are the rest of the parts you need to know about and how they work. Calipers/Drums – Most modern Ford Trucks will [...] More »

Putting on the Brakes (Part One)

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If there is one critical area you should never skimp out on, it’s your brake system. You depend on this to not only prepare for corners but for emergency stops so there is no reason you shouldn’t use quality components on this system. We’re going to go over the components of the typical brake system [...] More »

Tough Love: Ford’s Engineering Cops

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While I enjoyed working at Ford, there were some challenges. Here is one episode that still has me shaking my head, and this happened 16 years ago! I was an engineering supervisor. I had 10 engineers reporting to me, all working on developing transmission calibrations (“tunes”) for a certain transmission family. About this time there [...] More »

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