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 Ford County
Ford County is the southwesternmost (sic) organized county of Kansas, embracing Townships 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of Ranges 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, being thirty miles from north to south and thirty-six miles from east to west, possessing an area of 1,080 square miles.
Ford County was at first the One Hundred and Third Representative District; by the Legislative apportionment of 1876, it became the One Hundred and Twenty-second; by that of 1881, it was the One Hundred and Eighteenth District.
The site of the Ford County court house is a beautiful one, standing on the rise north from Broadway, where the beautiful valley of the Arkansas is seen for miles east and west of the city.
www.kancoll.org /books/cutler/ford/ford-co-p1.html   (2608 words)

 MAC's Antique Auto Parts - Ford and Mercury Passenger Cars 1949-1959
Introduced in June of 1948, the all-new 1949 Ford was a stylish precursor to the Fords of the fifties.
Ford's stylists focused much of their energy on rooflines throughout this era, starting with the tinted plastic of the Skyliner and culminating in the attractive stainless sweep of the 1955 and 1956 Crown Victorias.
Ford continued it's competitive performance edge with the "FE" series of big block mills with the 332 and 352 cubic inch offerings in 1958.
www.macsautoparts.com /pass.html   (1317 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- All options open as Ford attempts North American turnaround   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
GM and Ford both have been trying to deal with towering health care and pension costs for their workers.
Ford, which has been losing market share to Asian manufacturers for a decade, has been badly stung by high gas prices because big trucks and SUVs account for nearly 70 percent of the vehicles it sells.
Ford shares closed down 10 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $6.86 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange after closing up 38 cents, or 5.8 percent a day earlier.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20060803-1349-ford.html   (1024 words)

 The Fuel of the Future
Ford, of course, is well known as an automotive inventor; Kettering was the head of research at General Motors and a highly respected inventor in his own right.
Introduction When Henry Ford told a New York Times reporter that ethyl alcohol was "the fuel of the future" in 1925, he was expressing an opinion that was widely shared in the automotive industry.
Despite Ford's later support for alcohol fuel in the 1920s and 1930s, the only fuel the company actually handled was "Fordsol," benzine from Ford factory coking operations and regular gasoline.
www.radford.edu /~wkovarik/papers/fuel.html   (15799 words)

 Press Release - Ford Mustang
The Mustang body is a sturdy, all-welded structure carried on a platform type chassis which utilizes the drive-shaft tunnel as a rugged backbone.
The wrap-under of the side sheet metal further exposes the wheels for a performance appearance, and curved side glass contributes to interior roominess as well as to the sporty appearance of the Mustang.
Ford's three-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission is optional with all engines except the "289" High-Performance V-8.
www.hfmgv.org /exhibits/showroom/1965/pr1.html   (1268 words)

 Long-lived species in Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest
High degrees of plasticity in morphological traits such as shoot elongation, bifurcation ratio, and branching pattern may enable some early successional species to survive into later stages of succession, if they are able to acclimate to changing environmental conditions and maintain productivity.
P. menziesii have live branches as low as 15 m off the ground, comparable to large trees of the shade-tolerant species such as T.
The reiteration axes can be identified by having markedly smaller diameters than the parent axis they sprout from and frequently their vertical angle of insertion.
faculty.washington.edu /edford/long_lived.html   (908 words)

 Online NewsHour: Analysis | Ford Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Two Plants | September 15, 2006 | PBS
Ford remains chairman of the company, which lost $1.44 billion during the first half of this year.
The new cuts at Ford would reduce its total North American workforce by 29 percent, from the current level of about 130,000 to about 92,000 by the end of 2008.
But when you look at the differences that people are willing to pay for some of the Ford products versus some of the more competitive imports, that difference is much bigger than the cost difference imposed by the union.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/business/july-dec06/ford_09-15.html   (2509 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Ford hopes new Edge will help lead company out of sales doldrums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
DETROIT – By itself, the teardrop-shaped Ford Edge won't save Ford Motor Co., but executives are hoping the new crossover vehicle will be a strong player in the company's bid to reverse its sales decline.
Ford executives say the Edge is crucial to the company's restructuring plan and to helping it reverse a market share slide from about 26 percent in 1995 to around 17 percent this year.
Fields said Ford expects crossover vehicles to be the largest segment of the automotive market by the end of the decade.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20061016-1347-fordedge.html   (640 words)

 Ford boosts SVT budget - Focaljet - Ford Focus Forums
Ford displayed the GT500 and the 390-hp Adrenalin at the New York auto show last week.
Ford has no one to blame but itself for the supposed failure of the original SVTF, if they had done it right and given us a minimum of 200 HP to start with I bet they would have flown off the dealer lots.
Ford Benchmarked the Civic Si when it was designing the SVT Focus.
forums.focaljet.com /ford-news/466322-ford-boosts-svt-budget.html   (1674 words)

 Marketplace: Change in motion at Ford
In his letter to Ford CEO Bill Ford that was released this morning, Rubin said Citigroup's relationship with the car maker could Rubin's presence on the board look bad.
Of course, Rubin's been on Ford's board for six years, so there's all kinds of speculation this might mean something's up.
In fact, the Ford Fusion and the new crossover vehicle called the Edge, are actually based on a Mazda platform.
marketplace.publicradio.org /shows/2006/08/25/PM200608254.html   (871 words)

 Redesigned Taurus lacks trademark curves - Mar. 30, 1999
     Ken Kohrs, Ford's vice president of large and luxury vehicles, gave members of the media a sneak preview of the 2000 Taurus at the New York Auto Show.
Ford's new Taurus loses some of its oval shape in favor of a more traditional look.
Ford's popular sedan which was toppled from its perch as America's best selling car in 1997 by the Toyota Camry.
money.cnn.com /1999/03/30/home_auto/autoshow_ford   (795 words)

 ITworld.com - Ford to use P2P to boost fuel-efficient car designs
Ford has signed a deal with Oculus Technologies, a Boston-based startup, to use that company's peer-to-peer technology as a way to produce more fuel-efficient cars.
Ford will use Oculus CO to better connect design teams located in multiple sites that are using different operating systems and applications.
They believe many of these issues can be addressed through a secure p-to-p platform that allows design teams to communicate and work transparently across the extended enterprise.
www.itworld.com /Net/4087/IWD010327hnfordp2p/pfindex.html   (249 words)

 Ford vs. Chevy Reviews for the Playstation 2 (GameTab)
This competition appeals to tens of millions of Ford and Chevy owners and NASCAR racing fans.
Ford vs. Chevy takes players to the town of Westington where residents and rivals Tyrone Baker and Eddie Olson got things started way back in the earliest days of motoring by racing their Ford Model T and Chevy 490.
As a driver for either the Ford or the Chevy team, it’s time to defend your pride as you battle in a variety of different races, missions and vehicles.
www.gametab.com /ps2/ford.vs.chevy/4796   (257 words)

 Lincoln LS: Ford's car du jour Automotive Industries - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Everyone involved with the Lincoln LS knows that an all-new platform promising to dish up ears of all shapes and sizes on at least three continents is the chance of a lifetime.
After having their biscuits badly burned by coverage of the cost and duration of the CDW27 Mystique/Mondeo program, Ford won't reveal exactly when production begins, how long and costly development was and the projected annual output of DEW98.
Not many connections look better than the LS on paper, with rear-wheel drive, a near 50/50 weight distribution -- the battery is in the trunk -- and extensive use of aluminum in the body and chassis, the car dearly was conceived by people who understand the luxury-sport buyer and the nature of the competition.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3012/is_n9_v178/ai_21155113   (877 words)

 Mustangs News - Mustang Information - AllFordMustangs.com
Ford took drastic steps yesterday to remould itself into a smaller, more competitive company, slashing thousands of jobs and shuttering two additional plants -- one in Windsor -- to cut costs and fend off a financial crisis.
Ford to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans by auctioning one of the first Ford GTs from its own collection.
The final Ford GT is set to roll off the assembly line later this year.
www.allfordmustangs.com /articles/cat_index_26.shtml   (562 words)

 Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society Rocky Ford, Colorado Depot
There was a high platform around the building, fifty foot wide at front, and narrower in the rear, and tracking which allowed the unloading of five cars at a time.
Being irrigated farmland, Rocky Ford had little grain handling, but it kept busy with onions, melons, seeds, potatoes, lettuce, sugar (dry and liquid), beet pulp, molasses, and alfalfa meal, to name a few, and all of the related industries, such asimplements, fertilizer, containers, etc.
This page of the history of the Rocky Ford, Colorado depot was written by D.K. Spencer and presented at the dedication of the restored Santa Fe Depot in 1987.
www.atsfry.com /dkspencer/rockford.htm   (1575 words)

Ford wouldn't detail the problems; they are rumored to be a parts supply issue or manufacturing problems at the company's Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant.
Ford just passed the deadline for blue-collar workers to accept retirement or buyout, accepted by 38,000 workers.
Ford sold 11,792 Explorers n November 2005, which had been the lowest monthly figure since the initial month or two of sales of the model in 1990.
blogs.edmunds.com /Straightline/category/cat.Ford   (1143 words)

 Jayski's® Silly Season Site - Ford Past NASCAR News/Rumors
Ford Mgr May Retire: Greg Specht, a veteran NASCAR field manager and the director of racing operations for Ford, is indicating he will be turning the reins over to someone else for 2007 and possibly retiring after 30 years in the business.
Ford Re-evaluating their plans: Roush Racing and Ford officials say they are re-evaluating their plans in the face of a) the Toyota challenge, b) the debacle at Robert Yates Racing, and c) the failure of some young recruits to pan out, thus leaving holes open at Yates's and, possibly, Roush's.
Ford Taurus in 2005, Fusion in 2006: Ford is expected to continue racing the Taurus in NASCAR for 2005, though that car will be relegated largely to fleets, as the 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan becomes the company's focus for the passenger-car market.
www.jayski.com /teams/ford.htm   (21044 words)

 Ford hopes to 'Edge' out of sales doldrums - Automotive - MSNBC.com
A Ford employee inspects the new Ford Edge as it comes off the flexible assembly line at the company plant in Oakville, Canada.
DETROIT - By itself, the teardrop-shaped Ford Edge won’t save Ford Motor Co., but executives are hoping the new crossover vehicle will be a strong player in the company’s bid to reverse its sales decline.
The Edge’s counterpart, the Lincoln MKX, as well as the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan midsize cars also are built on the Mazda 6 platform.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15293458   (770 words)

 Truckblog - Introducing Ford's 2006 Harley F-150
Monday, Ford announced the release of the 2006 Edition of their Harley-Davidson™ Ford truck along with plenty of photos of the street rod inspired new look.
Ford's king of the road joins another motoring giant to give performance enthusiasts a new definition of custom cool - the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150.
The 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCab is the seventh model to emerge from the alliance that was first forged in 1999.
www.truckblog.com /story-186-1_introducing_fords_2006_harley_f150   (753 words)

 Conker: Live and Reloaded (xbx: 2005): Reviews
The single-player Bad Fur Day is platforming genius, although it still slightly suffers from a few of the same issues that plagued it on the N64.
If platform games are your thing, and you don’t mind an adult spin on a cute furry red squirrel named Conker which has one heck of a hangover, then you’ll find this game very playable.
James P. you named all the best parts of the game and said they sucked and for up 2 ten this scale should soar way over 100 because it improved Bad Fur Day in every place it needed improving upon and then some.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/xbx/conkerliveandreloaded   (3089 words)

 Green Car Congress: Ford to Begin Production of Hydrogen ICE Shuttles
Ford Motor will begin production of its commercial hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H2ICE) shuttle buses this month.
The E-450 is propelled by a re-engineered version of Ford’s 6.8-liter V-10 engine.
Ford earlier said it expected a range of up to 150 miles depending on conditions and vehicle load.
www.greencarcongress.com /2006/06/ford_to_begin_p.html   (1062 words)

 AudiWorld Forums: Might be a repost, but I received these from a friend of mine...
Ford spent $5 million developing this car, and another $2 million
This is the 2007 Ford Shelby GR1 concept car.
Yeah, that's what this Ford concept car looks like to me.
forums.audiworld.com /s4/msgs/1877558.phtml   (331 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Frauds, Schemes, and Scams
When I informed Ford Motor Credit Agent Ann Houser that there would be a $100.00 charge for every hour that I was without my vehicle, she said 'FINE.' This constituted a verbal contract.
One juror said the evidence proved that Ford went out of its way to deceive the public on the safety of the Explorer.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY agent Dawn Hauser knows about this SCHEME, and she requests that all payments ($330.00 ransom) be sent to FORD CREDIT, who orchestrates this
www.ford-sucks.com   (941 words)

 FORDification.com - 1970 Ford Pickup VIN Data Plate Codes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
NOTE 1: The consecutive numbers for trucks were assigned just like Ford cars in the period, IE each assembly plant started with the same sequential number.
The numbers listed above are those listed in the 'Catalog of Ford Truck ID Numbers 1946-1972' and supported by the Oct. 1972 issue of Ford's technical bulletin 'Shop Tips' which also lists the same consecutive numbers.
In addition, reportedly the figures in the shop manuals are off some because they were printed at the beginning of the production year run.
www.fordification.com /data-1970.htm   (438 words)

 Scale Auto Racing News Glossary - L -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
John Ford has been a leading authority on slot car racing since 1965.
John Ford designed and American Tracks built the first double loop track, using two loops with four lanes each located on the back side of a standard oval track.
In Austrailia, an enormous two lane drag loop actually goes across the floor, up the wall, across the ceiling, connecting back to itself creating the largest loop in the world.
www.2fords.net /scaleautoracing.com/slotfaqs/gl.html   (1281 words)

 CNN.com - Technology - Ford to use peer-to-peer technology to boost fuel-efficient car designs - March 29, 2001
Ford to use peer-to-peer technology to boost fuel-efficient car designs
(IDG) -- Ford has signed a deal with Oculus Technologies, a Boston-based startup, to use that company's peer-to-peer technology as a way to produce more fuel-efficient cars.
Ford opens IT hub in India to save millions
edition.cnn.com /2001/TECH/industry/03/29/ford.p2p.idg/index.html   (295 words)

 Ford's Produce Co. 1-800-821-FORD (3673) Hours of Operation
Ford's Produce Co. 1-800-821-FORD (3673) Hours of Operation
For platform sales and order pick up at the Farmer's Market:
Copyright 2006 Ford's Produce Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.fordsproduce.com /hours.html   (98 words)

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