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Mike Chell

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  2. New to Forum - Hello!

    Welcome to the site. Orlando/Deltona area represented here.
  3. Thank you, Windguy. Next are the modified pegboards that will go up over each side window location. I should have one or both of them in soon.
  4. Yep ... I had to crawl up under there to look at it. Couldn't find anything online ... and I'm too cheap to buy the Shop Manual. I might do a better video, with the camera better centered on the important parts.
  5. LIFT!!

    I just typed "Transit Connect Lift Kit" in a search engine, and got about a dozen companies.
  6. Thank you, Tom. It's been fun ... and clean. Once I'm mostly done, and start putting fishing stuff in there, I doubt it'll retain that "pretty" look.
  7. Finally figured out to get the glove box out of my van. I kind of missed center on the camera. And I got more done on installing the back up camera. It's been raining here for almost two weeks, putting the brakes on a lot of work.
  8. Patience... Patience

    Wow! I'm glad all I needed was a cargo van. Wife dropped me off at the dealership, after 5 hours of paperwork, I drove off in my new van. I hope yours, with whatever bells and whistles you're waiting for, turns out to be worth it !!!
  9. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    For all of you here, in the U.S.A. ... the reason the manufacturers DON'T give us access ... "A simple user interface allowing the owner to change these parameters (virtually all parameters) would be so easy for the manufacturer to provide with today's technology." ... is because it's WAY TOO easy to sue said manufacturer. They can have vehicle owners sign all the releases in the world, and they'd still get sued. One of my employers, when he owned a different after market motorcycle shop, sold a chain, oil and filter to a customer. That's it, never actually saw the vehicle. The Vehicle turned out to be one of those balloon tire three wheelers. The kind that maimed or injured lots of people. The vehicle owner put the chain on, replaced oil and filter, and went for a ride. He'd "had a few" while working on the trike. He wrapped it and himself around a tree ... claimed the vehicle didn't respond to controls. Lawyers said it's because "those three wheelers were dangerous for this very reason" and "It's why the companies stopped making them. They should've all been recalled". The lawsuit's claim against my employer was that they should've (1) refused to sell anything for "those vehicles" and (2) should've given the customer a written warning about "those vehicles" as soon as they saw what they were ordering for. The claimant won, and the settlement put the company out of business. I'm actually surprised that you can disable safety features, at all, with any push of buttons!
  10. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    Yeah, I can understand farm work, etc. In cases like that, I'd just buckle the belt before I sit in the seat.
  11. disable automatic door locking on 2010-2013 TC

    If there's one safety feature that I totally agree with, it's a seat belt. I don't understand the "desire" to drive without them on. Not judging you guys, just voicing my own opinion.
  12. Long traffic lights is ok to shift into neutral?

    My experience is in Motorcycles and Outboards. But it is my understanding that the input shaft from the engine is rotating if the engine is. So, it's still running the drive parts of the transmission. Lubrication, etc. are fine at neutral in idle.
  13. Speaking of hijacking ... I am sure this has come up before, but I am relatively new to Ford diagnostic systems ... They really chose, "foreskin" ... I mean, "forscan" for the name of their scanner?
  14. Just for my own curiosity ... why disable the locking system? It's been a standard function for a long time in so many cars I don't even realize it's happening anymore. I drive rental cars all the time for work, and they all have this feature ... well, if they don't I haven't noticed. The unlock feature has always been controllable ... to allow for all doors, just driver door or no doors to unlock. I always program "no doors" when I am in big cities. But again, I can't imagine a situation where I'd want doors unlocked while in motion. Or, at least, no situation where I couldn't hit the unlock button manually to temporarily unlock the doors.
  15. Wheel Size Question

    My understanding is, the extreme camber helps with "Drifting", which is destructive to tires anyway.