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Title: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on July 14, 2021, 08:25:45 PM
The good new cars and trucks are again being shipped to dealers. The bad most do not run due to the ongoing chip shortage. Ford was running out of space and decided the dealers can store them and stick the ECUs etc in when they become available. So go buy that new car it may run someday.

Ford let slip their 2022 NASCAR Mustang is a Hybrid........

NASCAR also has a problem with the next gen spec chassis. If failed the crash test bad enough to kill the crash dummy.
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: Side-Oilers on July 14, 2021, 09:04:50 PM
So...how will they get all the non-running vehicles onto all of the trains and trucks, for delivery?  An extra thousand or so Teamsters to help push? 
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on July 15, 2021, 01:11:35 PM
So...how will they get all the non-running vehicles onto all of the trains and trucks, for delivery?  An extra thousand or so Teamsters to help push?
That was my question - Probably some type of electric dolly to load. The answer I got from my dealer friend on unloading was "that's the lot boys problem".

https://hofequipment.com/vestil-ecm-7635-75-electric-car-mover-p2275.html

https://www.djproducts.com/shop/carcaddy-electric-car-pusher/?keyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwub-HBhCyARIsAPctr7wwa6hfick2R4be0cux1n9XufZcfPqmDvNDNDDY3q4c1bUXTSTn3tMaAvB0EALw_wcB
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: deathsled on July 15, 2021, 01:26:37 PM
Rip the electronics out and throw a carburetor on that engine.
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: mark p on July 16, 2021, 01:06:30 PM
So...how will they get all the non-running vehicles onto all of the trains and trucks, for delivery?  An extra thousand or so Teamsters to help push?

... otherwise gonna need a huge "catcher's mitt" as one of those 3-ton pick-em-ups rolls down off the top level on the haulers  :o
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 67 GT350 on July 16, 2021, 04:21:27 PM
Wouldn't that portable car mover have a chip in it?
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on July 16, 2021, 06:46:05 PM
Wouldn't that portable car mover have a chip in it?
Yes but probably a modern off the shelf one. Part of Ford's problem is they are still using old chip architecture and most manufactures have thrown that process out and scrapped the equipment leaving few suppliers to fill their needs.
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: Rodster-500 on July 18, 2021, 09:20:59 PM
So...how will they get all the non-running vehicles onto all of the trains and trucks, for delivery?  An extra thousand or so Teamsters to help push?

Might be hard to push/pull without dollies if the ECU controls putting the vehicle into neutral.
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: gt350shelb on July 20, 2021, 08:31:46 PM
 I have had new cars with everything installed that would not roll /start / come out of gear/ and you could not release the parking brake   rendering them a very large paper weight  for 6 months .  This will be a disaster   FYI/  lets make the dealers store and build our cars  while they finance them on their floor plan . great
 
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on July 20, 2021, 09:17:55 PM
lets make the dealers store and build our cars  while they finance them on their floor plan . great
Henry is in drivers seat here. Their contracts with the dealers say they will take X number of vehicles per month. I'd wager the contracts didn't foresee this problem and state they must be running. Probably once they hit the dealer they will have to diagnose why they don't run and submit a request to Ford for warranty work and parts.
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: Rodster-500 on July 22, 2021, 09:16:11 PM
I have had new cars with everything installed that would not roll /start / come out of gear/ and you could not release the parking brake   rendering them a very large paper weight  for 6 months .  This will be a disaster   FYI/  lets make the dealers store and build our cars  while they finance them on their floor plan . great

Exactly.....
Title: Re: Ford news good but actually bad
Post by: 67 GT350 on July 22, 2021, 09:54:21 PM
And if we do not stand up.....get ready for round two....