perf-list-digest Monday, December 21 1998 Volume 01 : Number 178



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Re: FTE Perf - Re: Suburban vs. Expedition
RE: FTE Perf - Re: Suburban vs. Expedition
FTE Perf - Old Trucks

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Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 08:05:31 EST
From: WJeff43AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: Suburban vs. Expedition

My first thought the first time I saw one of the new Ford pickups was that
they look too much like cars. The new pickups all have too many "comfort"
things in them. When I want a truck, I want one I'm not afraid to take down a
muddy road and cut firewood with. I don't want to worry about messing up the
interior or getting it muddy. I saw a guy the other day with a "monster
truck" slowing down to a crawl to go over a set of railroad tracks so his
truck wouldn't have to soak up the bumps. Make any sense to you?
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Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 12:36:06 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Re: Suburban vs. Expedition

yeh, keep wishing! the only big motors will be new style mod motors -
meaning the 10cyl.

but if we don't appreciatte the new trucks, then all we need to do is buy
old ones and make them what we want. don't cost more than a new truck to
do it either. i don't think i'll ever buy a new one again - 30 thou for a
work truck because other people think they are a status symbol...

sleddog

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From: Gear Guru[SMTP:a4wheelin_mudderhotmail.com]
Anyway,
I too am going to miss the 460, maybe Ford will see their mistake and
bring up another big cube engine.

Just my opinion
AZ Eric
'79 Bronco Custom 4x4, takes a lickin an keeps on tickin.


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Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 18:31:06 -0800 (PST)
From: John Pajak
Subject: FTE Perf - Old Trucks

Sleddog wrote:
but if we don't appreciatte the new trucks, then all we need to
do is buy old ones and make them what we want.

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Amem to that! On that note, I'm still looking for a decent 1975ish
F100 or F250 body and frame (or complete truck) to replace my aging 75
F100...

The ideal truck for me would be something like: 75 F100-250 std cab
longbed, Custom trim level (as in no exterior trim!), 2WD, 390 4V, C6,
AC, PS, PDB. But all I need is the basic shell....I'll change the rest
to meet these criteria!

I'm located in Southern Maryland and distance is a factor...anybody
got anything within 2-4 hrs of Washington DC? Looking for 73-79 era
only, please. Have trailer and a 3/4 ton Suburban (egads!) to drag it
home!

John Pajak
75 F100
74 F100 (parts)
68 Fairlane 500 Station Wagon
+a bunch of non fords
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