Dean's 3D Printed Ignition Trim Ring Bezel (Build/Buy Thread)

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    #46 Oct 14, 2019
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    Sadly I don't have a Lariat. Am I to sneak into the dealer with calipers and take measurements?

    What is the issue? Maybe start a new thread on this?
     
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    BTW, "Glow in the Dark" variant is up on ebay. See links at start of this thread...
     
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    I just ordered one today....fas88dts on Ebay
     
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    Quick delivery and installed. It's perfect!
     
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    Welcome back.

    My gitd version arrived promptly packed well with instructions and what not, snapped right in.
     
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    Got it today, thanks Dean!
    Sidenote: My conspiracy minded friend thinks Dean is a Ford engineer who realized he could make a ton of money :LOL:
     
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    Son of a Ford engineer - actually. My father built the EECIV's, among other things.

    Trust me - there is not a ton of money in Ranger ignition trim rings. But I'm happy I can cover the fee to help sponsor this website and provide something to help make Ranger owners more pleased with their vehicles.
     
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    I believe it, I know how much those printers can run! Thanks for your service to the community. God Bless!
     
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    Sweet! Black and simple, ordered!
     
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    HI Dean,

    Boy do I have EEC IV back stories... Ask you father about the UDC Processors that were the size of a piece of carry on luggage....ACTs, ECTs, BMAPs ....96 pin connectors...heading toward 104 pin connectors...

    I hand wired a 2.3L Ranger with EEC IV and Electonic Fuel Injection, the first truck in Ford's history to have EFI. It was amazing how smooth it was to drive vs. the carbureted 2.3L motor Maybe a back story of the flaw in logic for a 2.9L V6 that resulted in me renting Pikes Peak in December of 1984....

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    #56 Nov 8, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    Phil -

    My father retired in 93'. He worked at the Landsdale, PA plant. But before that he was with Philco.

    He has a lot of good stories..but two stories come to mind regarding the EECIV...

    At one time I can remember him explaining the benefits of engine controls with regard to emissions and he said that on some bad smog days in Los Angeles, EECIV equipped cars actually had cleaner air coming out of the tail pipes than what they were sucking in the air filter. Young people today scream about global warming. They have no idea how bad the pollution was in certain places back in the 70's & early 80's

    The other thing I remember was him mentioning that it wasn't long after the ECCIV was established that the powertrain folks started showing up at the meetings wondering if they could get the EECIV to start controlling the automatic transmissions. As we all know the autos trans at the time were all based on the "fluid logic" of the valve bodies and these complicated and expensive components are now pretty much gone.
     
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    Hi Dean,

    I can firm that the Ford vehicles at the time in California were emitting better exhaust than the engine ingested, and this remains to this day. And LA still has a smog problem just as the land did when it was only the indigenous people here and they called the land of Smoke and fire.

    You are spot on with transmission control as well. The E4OD was the one I recall, and we installed the prototype in an Offroad race truck for proveout as well as standard testing. The Off Road truck led to 47 improvements that were incorporated in the transmission prior to introduction to production. Racing does improve the breed!

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