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Old 06-25-2009, 07:21 PM
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:05 PM
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Hey all; My name is Billy Dickey, I live in S.Ryegate. I work at a wood burning power plant also nown as a bio-mass plant. We here make enough electricity to power about 4 or 5 small towns. My inlaws have a dairy farm in Groton, we milk about 60 ladies in waiting. With another 40 or so, just being lazy or learning lifes lessons on how to be a young cow! I have a lovely young bride of 9yrs, with three little ones that drive her nuts! I started out with a 03 SD 6.0 PSD, but times got hard so I let her go. Now I drive a 2000 SD with the 7.4 PSD, she has a set of dualls pushing her, and a 8'x9' flat bed. She is used to help gather firewood for the winter, and used on the farm for what ever not.

I like to consider myself an avid outdoorsmen, but lately ive been super busy with work, and helping inlaws. I like firearms, I have a small collection, that is used on a regular basis. I like to fish, even though im not that good at. I enjoy riding bikes,and wheelers, but at the moment im kinda in between machines.

Well Ok I took the first step, whos next, lets get to know ourselves, then plan a get together!
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:47 AM
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Ron here in Milton.

Moved here from Toronto Canada in summer 98 for Husky Injection Molding, to set up the high tolerance vertical milling machine section and train people for 3 yrs. Was asked to stay after the 3 yrs and given a green card. Still training people here in CNC Programming as well as others in Husky's Luxembourg facility in Europe.

Bought our 2000 V10 X when she was 1.5yrs old from G Stone in Middlebury. 29,000 on it, now 85,000. We've had a yr here and there with only 4k on it. It was Todd and his dad's personal vehicle. He told us he had to get it from a dealer down south when they first came out because he wanted one right away and couldn't get delivery for himself. I guess first deliveries went by sales volumes. Shortly after putting that info together, I realized that having an early model - Dec. 99 build date - wasn't anything to be proud of. It's a Limited, missing a bunch of the Limited stuff. No reverse sensors, no fog/road lamps.

Tossed around the idea of selling her a few times and almost did once, but glad we didn't. Great to have around when family visits for outings.

Not happy with performance for a while. I guess the 3.73 gears aren't meant for towing a 32' camper, but what I really need explained is why when towing, I can find a sweet spot with that V10 and climb grades in O/D with next to no throttle and then loose that sweet spot on the flat after the hill, and be in 2nd gear screaming at 4500rpm up the next hill. I hate computers. I completely understand the gearing aspect, but if it can find the grunt with no effort sometime, why can't it find it other times, and why should I change the gearing if it is in fact capable of blowing you away with performance sporadically.

Need to do the exhaust manifold repair (last yr really). Looking to go the Thorley header route. Need to replace the rear bumper (wife) (re the no-reverse sensors). Just a crease but I don't like it. Have a new Ford one sitting in the garage waiting patiently. Did the Bilstein shocks. Huge difference. Should put a Helwig sway bar on the back, just haven't got to it yet. Had it undercoated in Canada twice when new(er). Not that thick crap (Rusty Jones?) that clogs your body panel drains and screws up your grounds. thin film similar to what some steel operations use to keep bare metal from rusting. I can sell the stuff to a blind man - Vermont truck, no rust. Same as our 97 Town Car with 150k on it.

Yep, lets get a few more people on here and get together and share experiences. I'm in for camping, not sure if that works for everyone. Maybe a camprground with a large day use area and shelter.

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:25 AM
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Been a while since anyone has posted here so here goesl

I'm Jim, live in Orange. Small town and like to keep it that way. Lived there my whole life so far, except for maybe 2 years when I was in college at Norwich (civilian student) and lived in montpecular (montpelier) with girlfriend (current wife)

Like to be outdoors, love to snowmobile (ski-doo only) and Ford vehicles. Currently have a 96 250 crewcab 4x4 short box 7.3L, wife just traded in 05 ford fivehundred for 01 excursion 7.3L, also have a 98 escort wagon and a 91 explorer for plowing duties (works great for this)
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Hey Everyone,
I'm Casey Houghton I live in Lyndonville been in Caledonia county my whole life Im 29 and a self employed Master plumber. I also have a Logging business. My Fords are as follows I have a 87 f-250 superstock pulling truck, I build my own engines all big blocks, i have a 95 f350 7.3 dually, and my newest one is an '03 sd with a 6.0 and a 6spd love them all. I own only Fords and am proud of it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:55 PM
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Hey Casey...welcome to the VT Chapter of FTE...good to have you!!! Don't be a stranger!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:14 AM
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Hi Casey, glad to have you aboard. You like to snowmobile? Great area for it. I ride that area pretty often myself.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:53 PM
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Hey all Ive been gone for awhile, its good to be back, and good to see some fellow NEK's on here. We should get together sometime.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:38 PM
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Hello, I'm Jesse Fraser, I live in Burlington Vt with my wife of just over 6 months now. (hopefully we will be out of Burlington in the next couple years) I came to Vermont about 7 years ago when my family moved here from a small town in Ont Canada. I am one of the owners of Jade Lotus tattoo and piercing on 64 North st in Burlington (we have been open for 5 months now) I am also a Body Piercer and apprenticing to become a tattoo artist as well.

I just picked up a 1988 F150 in a trade for some guns I hadn't been shooting much any more. It has a 302 5L V8 hooked up to a M5OD transmission. 169,000 miles on it. 3" body lift and rolling on 33's. It is definitely a project truck, but does have a current inspection, and I will have it re inspect-able in a couple weeks if all goes well.

I hope to get it reliable enough to be a daily driver, but only plan on using it to go to the shooting range, off road trails, or pick up old motorcycles/parts for my other projects. This is my first truck (and only second vehicle total).
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:20 PM
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Hey Jessie, welcome aboard! If you do some searching around you will find a place that has all kinds of questions and tricks, ideas and mods to do to your truck. Eventually as the Vermont chapter builds in population, we will probably have "get togethers" were we can all meet and have a good time. Once again weclome to FTE.
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Welcome aboard Jesse......while you're checking things out around FTE...stop by the VT B/S Thread and join in.

Now...a bit of clarification please. Is your wife just over six months old......or have you been married for just over six months???
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Now...a bit of clarification please. Is your wife just over six months old......or have you been married for just over six months???
we have been married for just over 6 months lol. she is in fact 34 years old.
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we have been married for just over 6 months lol. she is in fact 34 years old.

OK...I'll call off the Feds now!!!
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Welcome aboard Jesse.

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we have been married for just over 6 months lol. she is in fact 34 years old.
You may want to go into hiding for a while now that you just spilled how old your wife is.
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Hi, my name is Todd LeBlanc. I live in Georgia, VT. I have lived in VT since I was about 4 or so...... I am employeed as a Tax Assessor and own Homestead Campground in Georgia, VT. I have a 2002 F250 Crew Cab, 2005 Expedition, 2000 Focus, 1998 Escort and even a Ford 1520 compact tractor. Was a Chevy fan for a short stint, been a Jeep fan forever, and now a Ford fan for life.
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