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fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, October 4 1997 Volume 01 : Number 145



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In this issue:

Re: 1999 F-250 HD+ specs [Joe Maleski ]
Ford Customer Service address [cfoyeBayNetworks.COM (Chris Foye)]
Re: Ford Customer Service address ["Ted L" ]
Re: Oil Filters ?... ["Ted L" ]
Sticker [Ezekial ]
Re: ADMIN: Possible new list [MD Wayment ]
Re: ADMIN: Other designs submitted for window sticker ["Evan & Teresa"
Re: Sticker [MD Wayment ]
Re: E4OD experts -- ADVICE [Jim Lujan ]
Re: ADMIN: Other designs submitted for window sticker [FOMOCONUTaol.com]
Transmission Leak [Edward A Arkin ]
Re: Oil Filters ?... ["Steve Irving" ]
Re: ADMIN: Possible new list ["Bill A'Hearn" ]
Possible list split [Bakendaol.com]

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 17:13:16 -0700
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Re: 1999 F-250 HD+ specs

>>-4.30 ratio IS available with the V10
>
>That's interesting. I guess the intent is to bring the GCWR up to near
>20,000 lbs with a V10. On the 97 vans with 4.10 and V10, the gcwr is
>18,500 lbs. With 4.30 gearing on a v10, I bet we get back to 460/4.10
>gas mileage :-).

I think that what ford is doing here is they are trying to keep the V10 in
it's power range. The V10 develops it's power at higher RPM's than the
460. It's braking capacity that will determine if the GCVR gets raised any.

Joe

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Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab, 460/5-spd, The Silver Camel

mailto:jmaleskiauspex.com

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 17:18:55 -0700
From: cfoyeBayNetworks.COM (Chris Foye)
Subject: Ford Customer Service address

I am looking for Ford Customer Service address and can't seem to find it on
anywhere on their web page.

Thanks,

Chris

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 20:38:35 -0400
From: "Ted L"
Subject: Re: Ford Customer Service address

Chris,

Here's the address, but don't expect much more than a form letter response.
They'll refer you back to your selling dealer. They're basically useless.

Ford Motor Company
Customer Service
300 Renaissance Center
P.O. Box 43360
Detroit, MI 48243

Later,

Ted
mailto:tlisternetcarrier.com

From: Chris Foye
Subject: Ford Customer Service address
>I am looking for Ford Customer Service address and can't seem to find it on
>anywhere on their web page.
>Chris

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 20:44:14 -0400
From: "Ted L"
Subject: Re: Oil Filters ?...

Subject: RE: Oil Filters ?...
> My question to this list is what is the Oil Filter brand of choice for
> gasoline Ford Trucks. Is there any reason why I should pay the extra
> bucks to the Ford parts man instead of using a Fram? Anyone like any
> other aftermarket brands?

>Seems the local Wal-Mart here has Motorcraft oil filters cheaper than the
Fram >variety. They are the only place around here I have ever seen carry
Motorcraft >oil too.





K-Mart always stocks Motorcraft oil and filters and has frequent sales on
both.
Oil is .89 or .99 on sale and filters are 2 for $5.00 or cheaper on sale.

Later,

Ted
mailto:tlisternetcarrier.com

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 20:01:07 -0500
From: Ezekial
Subject: Sticker

I will have to vote for the following:
Truck suck? Should've bought Ford...
www.ford-truck.com

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 18:26:48 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Possible new list

Seems to me there ought to be a list for just the 97 and beyond F series,
the one with the new designs. Keeping these seperate from the older F
series makes sense I think because engines are different for the most part.

The list should try to be as narrow of field as possible without getting to
narrow that it dies for lack of interest like many many newsgroups that I
have seen.

Any thoughts on just a 97 and beyond list?

Ken Payne wrote:

> The Explorer list is now defunct.....
>
> Someone gave me a suggestion that we start a Ford SUV list.
> This list would include all Ford SUVs and would not "compete"
> with the 1980+ list. There would most likely be some overlap
> of membership between it and the 1980+ list.
>
> We have 600+ members on the 1980+ list, about 100 more than the
> 1979 and older list had when it split into 61-79 and 60- lists.
> This list certainly has enough traffic to support it.
> Additionally, the Explorer newsgroup is rather large so I believe
> there would be a large audience for the new list.
>
> Anyways, just throwing this idea out for discussion. If there's
> a serious desire for a Ford SUV list, it'll go to a vote.
>
> Ken
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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 18:30:41 -0700
From: "Evan & Teresa"
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Other designs submitted for window sticker

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From: Ken Payne
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Date: Friday, October 03, 1997 1:50 PM
Subject: ADMIN: Other designs submitted for window sticker
>I also received:
>
>Truck suck? Should've bought Ford...
> www.ford-trucks.com
>IF WE GO WITH THIS ONE I"LL BUY 10 OF THEM
evan
>Though I suspect the submission was supposed to be a joke.
>
>Let me know what everyone thinks, perhaps this should go to a
>vote? If so, printing will be delayed by a day or two (press
>time is supposed to be Monday.) Also, I'm going to check to
>see if a Ford blue color will show up through window tint.
>If it does, the sticker will change to Ford blue.
>
>
>Ken
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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 18:28:58 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: Re: Sticker

As Marv Albert would say ......... YESSSSSSS!!

Ezekial wrote:

> I will have to vote for the following:
> Truck suck? Should've bought Ford...
> www.ford-truck.com
>
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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 21:17:24 -0600
From: Jim Lujan
Subject: Re: E4OD experts -- ADVICE

Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 15:26:07 -0500
While I'm no expert on the E40D, I did just install a Banks Transcommand
as part of a Banks Stage II kit. (Still need to install new turbine.)

I installed the kit before I installed anything else. It took about 40 minutes
to install.

Under heavy acceleration, the shifts are crisp. Before it was a bit soft.
Under light acceleration, shifts are real smooth. One other thing I noticed.
Before when going into reverse from park, the tranny hesitated for a bit before
engaging. Now, it engages immediately.

The version I have does not have the dash bypass switch, however, you can
still install a bypass plug at the module connector. (Bypass connector comes
with the kit.)

Overall, I am pleased with the design, results, and ease of installation.

-Jim-

'97 F-350 PS 4x4 CCab LB


>From: "Stephen M. Brown"
>Subject: E4OD experts -- ADVICE
>
>Anybody try a Banks Transcommand or a JET shift command for the E4OD?
>
>They wire in between the EEC & transmission & adjust shift firmness
>electronically. Both are supposedly compatible with any valve body
>upgrades. The JET Shift Command has 4 settings, while the Banks just has
>on/off.
>
>I'd be interested to hear any experience with these gizmos...especially to
>see if the EEC-IV can learn its way around em. I don't believe it could,
>cuz it's not in the closed loop feedback...kind of a one way deal to
>shift...
>
>Let us hear!
>
>steve
>

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 23:26:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: FOMOCONUTaol.com
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Other designs submitted for window sticker

My Vote would be for "my veins run true FORD blue" .. Thanks Ken

Keep up the great work.... Please list the P.O. Box again.....

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 21:21:52 -0700
From: Edward A Arkin
Subject: Transmission Leak

to Croth2aol.com about Subject: Transmission Leak
Tim better crawl under & find out where it leaks
B glad itsa truck & ya kin get under there easily
if nothin else try filling the xmission
U do NOT wanna run outta fluid
as the will mean lotsa $$$
my 85 leaked 4 a long time made all
kindsa noises But when it
started poping outta gear a lot
i finally had it rebuilt, & a new clutch
[Y not it was apart][& i wish ida gotten a
centerforce] & a new slave [which 4 some reason
i didnt have 2 pay 4] & 5 days inna shop
& the clutch wasnt all that great either
Sooooo take care B4 it gets worse
eddie

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 22:09:27 -0700
From: "Steve Irving"
Subject: Re: Oil Filters ?...

>K-Mart always stocks Motorcraft oil and filters and has frequent sales on
>both.
>Oil is .89 or .99 on sale and filters are 2 for $5.00 or cheaper on sale.


Not for long, word I get is that Ford has stopped marketing Motorcraft parts
through anyone other than Authorized Ford Dealers.

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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:14:25 -0700
From: "Bill A'Hearn"
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Possible new list

Sounds like a good idea to me...
Sign me up!

Bill A'Hearn
1988 Ford Ranger SuperCab
1997 Ford Explorer

Future Owner of a 1999 F150 or 4-dr Ford Ranger (any recent spy pixs out
there?)

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On 10/3/97, at 6:41 PM, Ken Payne wrote:

>The Explorer list is now defunct.....
>
>Someone gave me a suggestion that we start a Ford SUV list.
>

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Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 03:41:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bakendaol.com
Subject: Possible list split

I would like to see a Ranger/Bronco II list. They are different in a whole
lot of ways compared to the F- series TRUCKS.
Dennis Baken


87 Ranger
78 F350
84 Bronco II
They are all old and paid for!!

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