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97up-list Digest Wed, 31 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 086

In This Issue:
F-150 front springs
Shocks
Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: A/C smell & intermittent idle shake
Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Re: A/C smell & intermittent idle shake

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Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 07:29:16 -0400
From: Dean Baruffi yale.edu>
Subject: F-150 front springs

I put on a pair of 2" lowering springs on my 2000 F-150 SC. It took about
3.5 hours total. No spring compressor needed. Email me if you want
details on the install.


Now for my question.

Has anyone installed a set of headers on a 1999 or 2000 F-150 with a 5.4L?
If so, I would like to here from you about the install.

Thanks,


-Dean


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From: Mike Olszewski standardtool.net>
Subject: Shocks
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 12:01:38 -0400

I am thinking about installing a set of Bilstein shocks on my 97 F-150 2
wheel drive extended cab truck and was wondering if anyone had any good
or bad opinions on them. Thanks.

Mike

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From: davesomers worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Compasses, GPS, etc
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 12:58:19 -0400

Steve J. Hodson writes:
Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
something here?
Dave Somers replies:
I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost for that long."
That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.

RSnoviaol.com writes:
I am going to pick up a Garmin GPS III plus.
Dave Somers replies:
I think that's the unit that I'm leaning towards also (about 7" wide, but only 2"tall and deep -triangle?)
Let me know how it works in the truck - I've only tested it on a boat.


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From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 17:05:25 -0400

Sounds like I need to do some more traveling. I'd love to take my truck
somewhere where I could get lost and need a compass or GPS.
-----Original Message-----
From: davesomers worldnet.att.net>
To: '97up-listford-trucks.com' <97up-listford-trucks.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:26 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Compasses, GPS, etc


>Steve J. Hodson writes:
>Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
>need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
>the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
>a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
>something here?
>Dave Somers replies:
>I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often
explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
>Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost
for that long."
>That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic
Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.
>
>RSnoviaol.com writes:
>I am going to pick up a Garmin GPS III plus.
>Dave Somers replies:
>I think that's the unit that I'm leaning towards also (about 7" wide, but
only 2"tall and deep -triangle?)
>Let me know how it works in the truck - I've only tested it on a boat.
>
>==========================================================
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>the words "unsubscribe 97up-list" in the subject of the
>message.
>


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Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 15:58:34 -0500
From: Steve #1 swbell.net>
Subject: Re: A/C smell & intermittent idle shake

Lou Mallia wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> I have a 99 F-150 SC 4x4 with 4.6L and auto trans.
>
> Now that A/C season is upon us here in Raleigh NC, I'm getting an awful
> musty odor from the vents when I first turn on the A/C. I seem to
> recall hearing about this a long time ago, and was wondering what to
> expect from the dealer when I bring it in. No - scratch that, I'd like
> to know what to DEMAND from the dealer in terms of a fix, when I bring
> it in! Can this problem be permanently rectified? Can I fix it myself,
> and
> save myself time and aggrivation?
>
> Thanks,
> Lou

To kill the mildew that's in the vents run the AC on Max and spray the
Lysol in the intake in the passenger foot well. Spraying the Lysol in the
cowl intake won't do anything for you as the problem occurs in the "max"
ducts. Also, get in the habit of turning the selector to any position other
than "max" or "off" when you have the truck parked. This allows the ducts
to "breath".


--
Steve #1

'99 F150 "Little Foot" Regular Cab XLT 5.4 4X4
'97 Mustang GT 4.6 < FOR SALE >
'87 K5 Blazer "Monster" Silverado 350 4X4 < FOR SALE >

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/f15099/

When you come to a fork in the road...
Go straight.



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Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:13:04 -0300
From: Mark MacDonald onlinesupport.pe.ca>
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc

And after all, there is no "fun factor" if you dont equip your truck with
more equipment than NASA... :)



t 05:05 PM 5/31/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Sounds like I need to do some more traveling. I'd love to take my truck
>somewhere where I could get lost and need a compass or GPS.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: davesomers worldnet.att.net>
>To: '97up-listford-trucks.com' <97up-listford-trucks.com>
>Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:26 PM
>Subject: [97up-list] Compasses, GPS, etc
>
>
> >Steve J. Hodson writes:
> >Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
> >need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
> >the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
> >a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
> >something here?
> >Dave Somers replies:
> >I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often
>explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
> >Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost
>for that long."
> >That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic
>Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.


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Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 16:38:25 -0500
From: Stan Wright hpcisp.com>
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc

I've had a Garmin GPS III (not the plus) for a few years, and I really enjoy it. The built-in maps are really handy for
traveling. You can see yourself getting closer and closer to cities, interchanges, etc. I almost never have to read a map.

The GPS III leaves a 'trail' of dots on the map. This makes backtracking very easy...especially on those unfamiliar country
roads.

It also has a lot of programmable features. Speed, time, elevation, azimuth, voltage, longitude, latitude, just to name a
few. I'm really impressed at all the features it has.

davesomers wrote:

> Steve J. Hodson writes:
> Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
> need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
> the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
> a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
> something here?
> Dave Somers replies:
> I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
> Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost for that long."
> That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.
>
> RSnoviaol.com writes:
> I am going to pick up a Garmin GPS III plus.
> Dave Somers replies:
> I think that's the unit that I'm leaning towards also (about 7" wide, but only 2"tall and deep -triangle?)
> Let me know how it works in the truck - I've only tested it on a boat.
>
> ==========================================================
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> the words "unsubscribe 97up-list" in the subject of the
> message.


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From: tvsjrsprynet.com
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 17:24:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc

If I keep going, my truck will look like the shuttle! I'm up to 15 antennae
and am adding another this weekend.

Terry

At 06:13 PM 05/31/2000 -0300, you wrote:
>And after all, there is no "fun factor" if you dont equip your truck with
>more equipment than NASA... :)
>
>
>
>t 05:05 PM 5/31/00 -0400, you wrote:
>>Sounds like I need to do some more traveling. I'd love to take my truck
>>somewhere where I could get lost and need a compass or GPS.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: davesomers worldnet.att.net>
>>To: '97up-listford-trucks.com' <97up-listford-trucks.com>
>>Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:26 PM
>>Subject: [97up-list] Compasses, GPS, etc
>>
>>
>> >Steve J. Hodson writes:
>> >Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
>> >need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
>> >the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
>> >a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
>> >something here?
>> >Dave Somers replies:
>> >I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often
>>explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
>> >Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost
>>for that long."
>> >That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic
>>Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.
>
>==========================================================
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>the words "unsubscribe 97up-list" in the subject of the
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From: RSnoviaol.com
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:30:23 EDT
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc

In a message dated 5/31/00 1:26:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
davesomersworldnet.att.net writes:

Its mostly just all the other mapping and waypoint features that are great
instead of groveling around for a map with a big trailer in tow. It really
isn't fun when you miss an exit because you didn't have a map for that state.
Also, the speed and mileage, altitude comes in handy.

RS
<<
Steve J. Hodson writes:
Hope this isn't too dumb question but why does anyone (in the US at least)
need a compass in a land based vehicle? Other than perhaps the driving in
the desert south west I can't think of a situation where you can really get
a truck far enough off road to require orientiering skills. Am I missing
something here?
Dave Somers replies:
I'd have to disagree with you here. Both on and off road I have often
explored enough to need a clue which way I'm going.
Of course, I do also have a saying "It's a small state, you can't get lost
for that long."
That works better in NJ where you'll hit water (Delaware River or Altantic
Ocean) within 100 miles, than it would in Texas.
>>

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From: "Jason Holmes" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: A/C smell & intermittent idle shake
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:45:14 PDT

From a different perspective (99 Explorer). There is a TSB out concerning
odd smells from the A/C on the NHTSA http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/

Check to see if there is one for yours


> >
> > I have a 99 F-150 SC 4x4 with 4.6L and auto trans.
> >
> > Now that A/C season is upon us here in Raleigh NC, I'm getting an awful
> > musty odor from the vents when I first turn on the A/C. I seem to
> > recall hearing about this a long time ago, and was wondering what to
> > expect from the dealer when I bring it in.
>

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