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97up-list Digest Mon, 10 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 050

In This Issue:
Re: Trim removal and antenna mounting
Re: pads, rotors & calipers
Re: Trim Removal
Re: Computer chip
ADMIN: Server upgrade
We pick the best of each


From: "Allemand, Andre'">
Subject: Re: Trim removal and antenna mounting
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 08:42:47 -0500


I have a two meter ham radio in my truck using the same type of antenna.
I do not know if your factory tint is metal base or not. for the tint, you
can cut out a square just smaller than the mounting block. I ran the antenna
wire up the "A" pillar and under the ceiling / door trim. This plastic
pulled back easily and re-installed easily using moderate pressure. For the
35o you may need a trim tool you can pick up at your local dealership.
Another option is to mount the antenna on a tool box if you have one. If
you choose this, make sure your antenna is grounded well. You can do this
by making a ground plate out of metal flashing or something like that.
Attach it in your tool box directly under the antenna using the antenna
mounting nut. Then, run a wire and attach that to your bed. Hope this



Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 11:08:55 EDT
Subject: Re: pads, rotors & calipers

In a message dated 4/10/00 4:11:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

Either Hawk or performance friction. Those are pretty much the two MFGs I
dont know if hawk makes anything for F250 though.

Can anyone on this list recommend a TOP QUALITY AFTERMARKET (high
performance? racing?) source(s) or manufacturer(s) for brake-pads, rotors
and calipers for a 2000 F-250 SD 4x4? I'm looking into replacing all this
stuff on all four wheels.

TIA >>


Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 11:53:06 -0500
From: Stan Wright>
Subject: Re: Trim Removal

First, I'd spend a few dollars on a trim tool at an auto parts store. It'll make the trim easier to remove and there'll be less chance of damaging the trim.

On the driver's kick panel there's a 'christmas tree' clip that comes out first, then the trim pulls straight back. The trim under the doors pulls straight up. You can slip the coax under the trim between the two doors (the B-pillar?). If the rear pillar trim needs to be removed I think you have to remove the seat belt mount, too. I think this takes a large Torx bit.

I mounted my VHF radio antenna just forward of the cab-mounted brake light. If you take the brake light off there's tons of room inside there to work in. My theory is that if I ever sell the truck I can replace the VHF antenna with a cellular antenna to make it more appealing.

DanBrotzman wrote:

> I am about to install a CB in my 99.5 F350 CC 4X4 PSD LB. I plan to route the antenna to the rear sliding window for a glass mount antenna. I realize this is not the best antenna for a CB but I can't stand drilling a hole anywhere. I want to route the antenna wire under the plastic trim on the drivers side but I don't know how to remove this trim with out damaging it. Any tips would be welcomed! Also the antenna directions say not to mount to any glass with a metal foil in it. I have the extra dark factory tint in my windows, is this tinting plastic or metal film? I have entertained the thought of mounting the CB to the ceiling of the cab but rounting power up there and removing the headliner look like a nasty task.
> Dan - Wisconsin
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From: "Pete Calabrese">
Subject: Re: Computer chip
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 19:15:22 -0400

1. YES!!!
2. I've seen a small increase to date, however I only have 1800 miles on the
3. No.
4. No.
5. Yes.
6. So far, well worth it and when the mpg increases more, it will be better.
7. Can only comment on the Superchip.

1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14112 No NOS yet! : 3240 w/driver
493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64121.53 A few years back...
Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2000 9:17 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Computer chip

Hello Gents,

I am considering installing a performance computer chip in my 2000 SD/PSD.
have contacted Super Chip and got their sales pitch on the Super Chip. The
PSD owners that have installed Computer Chip in their trucks, please comment
on the following.

1. Did the Computer Chip improve the performance as advertised?
2. What happen to your fuel mileage? Did the mileage improve as advertised?
3. Did the exhaust on the truck release more smoke?
4. Did you install a turbo temperature or boost gauge?
5. Did the transmission shift differently?
6. Please give me your opinion of the Computer Chip and if you think it has
good value.
7. Which Computer Chip do you think is the best?

a. Hypertech Chip?
b. Super Chip?
c. Others.?

Thanks, Dave Burry, Denver Colorado
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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 22:34:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Server upgrade

The server will be going down for approximate 30-60
minutes on Wednesday or Thursday between 2-3pm EST.
The 2nd hard drive is being added in anticipation
of additional services we have planned.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


From: "Keith Veren">
Subject: We pick the best of each
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:45:22 -0400

Keith Veren:

Ford Trucks: 99F-350 SuperDuty XLT / V-10 / 4X4 / Snowplow Kit / LS / 3.73
LS / Tow Package /Power Take-off / Auto trans / Dark Wedgewood Blue

Ford Trucks: 98 XLT Expedition / 5.4L / 4X4 Tow / Rear-Air / No LLS / 3.73
LS / Tow Package / Auto trans / Lighted running boards / Medium Wedgewood

Ford Trucks: 98 Explorer XLT / 5.0L / ALL Wheel Drive All the Time (for the
wife) /
3.73LS / Tow Package / Moonroof / Mach Stereo / Electrochromatic Mirror /
Desert Tan

Chevy Cars: '65 Chevelle Malibu / 350 Built-to-the-tilt / Street-Strip Auto
/ Nice Original Grandma's interior / ONE Cylinder in the master Cylinder! /
NO Seat Belts (I put them in) / Bright Blue

Chevy Cars: '67-70 Hybrid Camaro where nothing worked or fit. Got my money
out of it and the buyer towed it away on a flatbed. Black on Black

Chevy Cars: Mint 1967 RS/SS Camaro 396 4-Speed Muncie Trans / Original
Muncie Shifter that works great! / 12-bolt Posi Rear / Immaculate Deluxe
Interior w/Trim upgrade / No Crap hanging on the engine (A/C) except power
steering (you need it). Great body & paint. Only a few thousand made. I
love driving with two hands and two feet! Marina Blue / Bright blue

Since by now most of the wives and husbands have been going, yea, right,
where do you get to keep all this stuff. Well, sadly, the '99 F-350 was
sold (an offer I could not refuse).
We each use the other two Fords trucks (Me the Expy, Linda the Explorer) for
daily drivers. The '65 Chevy went when a guy at Illinois Car and Trucks and
I were talking (about the '67 Camaro) and I happened to mention that I had a
'65 Chevelle-Malibu. He had to have it. I said send me a check and a truck
to pick it up. He did. Gone. Kind of miss it, but the rear quarters were
solid bondo and the floors were getting very thin. Rear trans seal leaked
like a sieve. [Note: I disclosed all this, he still wanted it].

So we are now down to our daily drivers (Expy and Explorer) and my hobby
dream car, the SS/RS 396 4-speed Big-block Camaro. With 2 kids (6 and 3),
and my own business, my plate is full to the top. I do not know what I
would do if I still had all 6 vehicles!!

Anyway, Ford Trucks, Chevy Cars; a good combination.


PS, sorry for the length of the post, but I though Chevy needed some

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy">
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 6:26 AM
Subject: EXPEDITION: X + Mustang

> I'd never buy another truck other than a Ford, but I do love my 1966
> GTO :-)
> Ken
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Subject: Re: EXPEDITION: Re: X + Mustang
> > All Ford vehicle family here:
> >
> > 96 Explorer XLT
> > 98 Escort ZX2
> > 98 Expedition EB
> > 00 Mustang Convertible
> >
> > Our .02c worth so to speak lol.
> >
> > Cheers
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