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  1. Likewise- Hackett must have valet parking at his town house.
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    Hackett in for Long Haul

    And that is a huge problem. I don't dislike Hackett, but when I look at his background, that is why i've always felt he wasn't the guy for the job. Brilliant ethereal thinker? I guess he is and that is what hooked Bill Ford on the idea he can do anything.
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    instrument panel lights-04 Ranger

    In any case did you see my comment on the shift issue???
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    instrument panel lights-04 Ranger

    thx-I think I know when my chain is being pulled😜
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    2004 Ranger, 4.0, FX4, Level II, No Shift

    Well guys while posting another PITA question I can across this old thread. Just to let you know, haven't had the problem since I did this! THX
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    instrument panel lights-04 Ranger

    Well guys, took the Ranger out yesterday and noticed the dash lights that cover two center gauges are out and the speedo looks like that light is out as well. Before I get frustrated in my old age, any suggestions on best way to access these lights? And by the way, the old girl is in the attached shot next to my youngest sons new Lariat. I just gave it a quick drive and I have to say very impressive. This guy by the way bought my Ranger new and when they had their first child, he decided it was no longer a practical second vehicle- so I bought it at an inflated price-maybe I'll get that chance again😎 Well-shame on me-another problem-can't upload because exceeds 10MB. Just a Iphone picture-what could be smaller???
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    Hackett in for Long Haul

    New products? Just curious-what new products are truly the result of his administration/leadership? And what responsibility does he share for the FU Explorer/Aviator launch? And I have to say, watching those videos of CAP's conversion the thought that crossed my mind was.."wow-talk about the need for unbelievable planning and co-ordination" I also thought..."not exactly likely slapping office furniture together."
  8. How about let the market decide without the taxpayer subsidizing electrics . Take away the incentives that we are paying for and just where would electric sales be? As others have pointed out, electrics are not new. Perhaps we could go back to R. G. LeTourneau's concept for off road equipment where a diesel powered electric traction motors. That provides the benefit of a simplified power train. Admittedly, his concept survived for maybe 30 years or so but of late, starting with Cat who came out with the D7E dozer a few years ago, others are now coming out with diesel/electrics.
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    Ford Nearly Completes Car Purge

    And this is a very sad commentary. I was at a family gathering recently and there were like 3 "new " high end trim level Focuses there. Good looking small cars. For sure it is about profitability but isn't that what well paid people at the top are supposed to figure out? Keep your customer base with attractive products that also make money. But we would rather blame the Koreans lower labor costs and close up shop.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Joe, Not arguing with Tow Times stats, but around here, I would say Hino is doing a very good job in class 6 and 7 when it comes to roll backs. There is a Jerr Dan dealer one town over from me and his yard was full of Hino's a month ago. Also quite a few Paccars and starting to see more 650's. I'm just waiting for the 7.3's to start coming down the line at OAP. I think these are going to be big sellers. Class 4 and 5 -Super Duty is king! Waiting for the Chevy/International JV's to start showing up. As for your comment on Tip servicing Ford F-Max tractors in western Europe, sounds like the quickest way for Ford Otosan to be able they have the service issue "covered.". Although I have to say, would I be comfortable having some guy who is totally comfortable troubleshooting a trailer electrical issue working on a new technology diesel fuel system? I don't think so.
  11. You really think so? What about the valve train? A Piezo (sp?) changes spray pattern during the intake cycle how many times and we can't eliminate camshafts, etc. To say nothing of what improved materials will do to continued ICE improvements. I'm not saying electrics won't take over, I guess I just agree with the point that started this thread. At what pace? And are we considering all the other factors. Example, tree comes down and wipes out a roof full of solar panels. What is the chain for disposal and the cost?
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    2020 F350

    Well if the differential is anywhere from 1700 to 2000 over a Power Stroke, these things will be big sellers in 650/750-assuming they are not absolute gas hogs as the old SD 401,477, 534 were.
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    2020 F350

    And with 7.3 power?
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    Ford vs Ferrari trailer

    Mack'w Thx for that Detroit News piece..to quote..Contrary to the film, Ford did not conspire to keep Miles from driving at Le Mans. Nor did Shelby shame The Deuce by reducing him to a shaking puddle of tears after a tire-smoking test drive. As to your reference to Leo Levine's book, is that "Dust and the Glory" or another book? I did quickly scan Dust and Glory last night and my quick read says if anything Beebe was worried about last minute engine failures or an accident if the three of them were duking it out. Nothing about an anti Miles angle. And I have read enough Ford history books that I can say I never read anything that I can recall that depicted Beebe as a phony corporate snake as the movie did. But again, the actor playing Beebe did a good job of conveying that image IMO
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    Ford vs Ferrari trailer

    Well I after seeing that scene in the movie, as well as all the trailer shots, I read it wrong. Guess I'm used to shots of people in similar scenes-Nascar ride alongs - where most people have a huge grin and end up yelling holy S--- or some other phrase. My one experience in a Nascar "ride along" was just that -huge grin and a lot of laughing. Looked to me like he had more of a look fitting a man who was absolutely terrified-from like second gear on!. As for the lack of gloves, again you must be correct, I'm sure there was absolutely no heat transfer from those red hot rotors😉 But as my wife said..."Bob! it's a movie!"""