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Old 10-01-2007, 10:07 AM
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99 years ago today the Ford F-150 got its start with the Model T

Quick interesting read. Didn't realize so many got produced. In 99 years are cars as far a long as you think they should be?

Actually the first F-150 came along in 1948 I believe. Was called the F-100?

http://www.wired.com/science/discove...dayintech_1001
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:10 AM
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In 99 years are cars as far a long as you think they should be?
Absolutely not, and you can thank big oil for that.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:14 AM
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Absolutely not, and you can thank big oil for that.
Be more specific. How would things be different. Not sure early technology allowed for anything but cars running on petroleum.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:21 AM
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Alternative fuels would yield a completely different approach to transportation.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:32 AM
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Where are the little diesel pickups? Screw cupholders. I want good mileage.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:45 PM
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I had a Ranger, could'nt wear my Stetson..bought a '98 F-150 new......
have close to 200K..problems zero. Oh jeez, this is turning into another
rig thread!
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:16 PM
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boots my brother is currently making the parts for the new diesel f150 he says they're looking for ~30-35mpg... I'm ready. Oh and its a imported engine from europe so no need (i hope) to wait for the 2nd run
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:43 PM
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Sweeet! I hope it will still have a stick.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:35 PM
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Sweeet! I hope it will still have a stick.
My '98 150 does, I've always had them from the Land Rover on up......
what's funny, is if the Airstream hasn't gone out in a while, I'll reach
for the (non existent) floor shift.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:46 AM
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Not sure early technology allowed for anything but cars running on petroleum.
Actually, Henry Ford's first car ran on alcohol and Rudolf Diesel's ran on peanut oil. Both guys soon realized that slightly refined petroleum gave more "bang for the buck."
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