Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 18:04:06 -0500 (EST)
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superduty-list Digest Fri, 12 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 010

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ADMIN: More... New list policy


Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 22:24:46 -0500
From: Ken Payne <>
Subject: ADMIN: More... New list policy

This email is in response to a question/concern posted on a couple
of the mailing lists....

First, if anyone doesn't believe the virus isn't a serious problem, I just
received two more email's from list members while writing this that had
the previously mentioned virus attached.

Second, it takes far too much time to keep a score board of who's been
warned and who hasn't.  I'm not going to be an absolute tyrant, if the
virus is too new for anti-virus software I certainly won't fault the user.

If however, the virus is currently covered by anti-virus software they'll
be unsubscribed.  I understand that not everyone is computer savvy, but
anti-virus software is a basic necessity.  Since viruses make prime-time
news, how can anyone not be aware that they exist?  No one gets AIDS on
purpose, but anyone having sex out of wed-lock without a condom has no
one to blame but themselves if they get infected.  Likewise, take
precaution with your system and it will not get infected.  There's one
way users can prevent infection of their system even by new viruses that
haven't yet been added to their anti-virus software:

Don't open executable attachments (including self-extracting ZIPs),
don't open screen saver attachments and don't use Microsoft e-mail
software or if you do use it, turn off macros.

Also, my family and FTE's employees are entirely dependent on the
operation of FTE's 5 computer systems in order to make a living.  The
list users are not dependant on the operation of our systems in order
to earn a paycheck.  We, however, are.  There's more here at stake
than someone not being able to read list mail.  Let me put it this
way.... if you ran a business and someone wrote you a check that
bounced, would you take a check from them again?

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 16:16:05 -0400
Subject: Rear end ratio
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron" <>

Rear End Ratio

My truck was, until I rolled it a week ago, a year 2000 Ford Econoline, with
Quigley 4 x 4 conversion, a 7.3 liter diesel and a lot of camping gear. Curb
weight was about 8,000 pounds. I do not tow. Quigley, the 4 X 4 converter
said he wanted the limited slip 3.55 rear end, so that was what he got. I
had stock 245 tires, which I understand have a diameter of 31 inches. I was
happy to be averaging a pretty consistent 17 MPH, mostly highway.

It looks like our replacement Econoline will have a 4.1 limited slip
differential. I understand that this means that the engine will turn 4.1
times for every one time the rear wheels turn. Iım planning on getting BFG
AT tires, which are 285s, with a diameter of 33 inches. (A bit of wheel well
modification is required.)

Most of my driving is done/will be done at highway speeds.

I can do the math and see that 3.55 divided by 4.1 is about 87%. The new
tires are about 6% bigger, so the net difference ­ if it is fair to subtract
those numbers - is about 7%.

Can I figure that acceleration, like zero to 60 will be about 7% slower?
(Not that I can race a pick-up anyway). That the motor will run 7% faster to
maintain a given speed? How badly will my fuel consumption be affected? Will
I see or feel any other differences?
Will I see any benefits to the 4.1 rear? Will the differences be subtle or
obvious? Should I wait six months longer for my replacement vehicle and get
the 3.55?

Steve Baron

Steve & Caryl Baron     New York, NY


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