Government does a significant amount of data-mining, too - more than most people realize. We just don't hear about it.
I'm not upset at all. I bought when Ford was in the single digits. Even if Ford goes to $10, I'm still in the black.
You shorties are a miserable sort.
- pr announcing Ford will be spending billions on the Lincoln lineup -
That in itself does not mean F-150 profits will be used to prop up Lincoln.
Yes. It was supposed to be launched in 1975, but it got canned. HF II shelved it when the recession of 1974 hit because it wasn't a direct replacement for an existing product. There were also concerns that it would take sales away from the highly-profitable Country Squire and Colony Park station wagon lines(and as we all know, those concerns were proven correct when Chrysler's minivans hit the market ten years later).
For anyone who may be interested, do a search on "Ford Carousel." It is a VERY interesting story, and photos of the minivan do exist. There is a thread on FordInsideNews that discusses the Carousel in detail (Yahoo won't allow a link, sorry).
The resemblance between the Carousel and the 1984 Chrysler minivans is striking, especially with the woodgrain side panel trim. Given that one of the Carousel product planners, Hal Sperlich, went to Chrysler with Lee Iacocca, the resemblance is not too surprising.
Ford was also working on a concept called "Minimax," which was a four-seat FWD commuter vehicle with almost no storage space, but it turned out not to be practical and was canned early on.
- trim the fat -
A few years ago, Ford had 325,000 employees worldwide. The current worldwide headcount of 181,000 employees represents a 44% reduction in the company's labor force.
I suggest you refrain from posting until you know what you're talking about.
The door problem was due to door hinge bushings and pins that wore over time. The repair was to replace the bushings and pins. Some people also replaced the door striker bolts. Not sure why your dealer couldn't figure out the issue, as it was a known problem and the repair was (and still is) well-documented on the Web.
I had my T-bird for over ten years and never had that issue, but I do know people who had to replace the bushings and pins.
All true. There's nothing quite like classic musclecars. :-)
I hope to own a 1969 Torino Talladega someday.
A lot of people say that the '60s and early '70s were the golden age of the muscle car, and to a large extent they're right ... but I think we're in a new golden age of the muscle car.
Today's cars make just as much, and in some cases more, power than those from the '60s/'70s, they handle and brake really well(which the old ones never did), they get pretty decent fuel economy(whoever heard of that prior to 1973?) they are a lot safer, and they look great! You really can have it all!
I don't know about any agreements between the government and the oil companies, but the E85-gasoline price difference here runs around $1 per gallon, "gasoline" actually being E10 and it's still a wash from a money-savings standpoint. For pure gasoline, the price difference is much larger.
- Will we see 200 lb. ft. from a 1.0L engine? Years ago I would have laughed at that notion. Today, I laugh because I believe it is quite inevitable. -
Imagine the fun you could have with that in a Fiesta!
The stations around here which carry E85 price it at a level which makes using it a wash from a dollars-and-cents standpoint. Given that you don't save any money and have to fill up more often when using E85, I don't see any advantage in it.
I had a 4.6L T-bird with the composite manifold that cracked a water passage. Fortunately, the crack was found when the car was at the dealer for routine maintenance, so the manifold was replaced with no problem.
Putting the oil filter on top of the engine is really smart. I wish Ford, and everyone else, had been doing that years ago! I would surmise that the cartridge-type system has an anti-drainback valve built into it somewhere.
I remember reading that the 6.7L Powerstroke uses cracked connecting rod caps for strength. If cracked caps work in the Powerstroke(and obviously they do!), they'll do fine in the 2.7L.
Ford stopped building it; the world keeps on going. Get past it and move on.
A "hit-and-run" post. LOL