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Ford Aerospace Division: Tanks for the Memories

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If you have been following my posts you may have seen that I spent my last three years at Ford (2004-2007) working as an automatic transmission cooling engineer. I also started my engineering career working on cooling. I worked for Chrysler Defense, Inc., as an automatic transmission engineer from 1980-1982. Early in 1982 we were […] More »

  Comments | By - October 23, 2014

Testing a F-250 at Ford’s Former Arizona Proving Ground

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I remember one of my more exciting days developing transmission cooling systems at Ford. This happened at Ford’s Arizona Proving Ground, in Yucca, AZ. Not long after I left Ford in 2007 this facility was sold to Chrysler. I was working on a F-250 6.0L/TorqShift truck. On this day I had to run a test that was […] More »

  Comments | By - October 15, 2014

BFGoodrich Member Profiles: Mark Kovalsky

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Here we are with another BFGoodrich Member Profile and for this article we’ll be taking a look at Mark Kovalsky. Mark has been involved in the aftermarket and OEM industry since 1982 and brings Engineering knowledge to the Ford Truck Enthusiasts boards. He even writes articles for us here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts. His skills […] More »

  Comments | By - August 11, 2014

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 »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2014

Update: 2016 F- Series Ford Super Duty Bursts Into Flames During Test

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Because Ford was feeling left out, it decided to pull a self-immolation like the new Acura NSX, most Ferraris, some Teslas, and a few GM products of late. Over the weekend, a 2016 Ford Super Duty was caught testing in the desert, probably doing some hot weather testing as most cars do. Then all of […] More »

  Comments | By - August 4, 2014

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