Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Honor the Men. Help the Boys!

The second annual Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner will recognize past Multnomah County
Sheriff Bob Skipper and Chaplain Ed Stelle for their leadership and many accomplishments within the community (East County Communities). The dinner is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 9th at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be held locally at Persimmon Country Club, so all the more reason to
attend.  Both of these men spent years serving our communities and their accomplishments are really  too long to list here in this small column. They lived their lives according to the Boy Scout Oath: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and obey the Scout Law. To help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” Therefore, it is fitting that this dinner will benefit the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. Now that, with two exceptional honorees, is another compelling reason to attend.  Sponsors are needed and everyone is welcome to attend! For more information please call Anna LaPointe at 503-225-5741. And remember the Scout Law – A Scout is…Trustworthy – Loyal – Helpful – Friendly – Courteous – Kind – Obedient – Cheerful – Thrifty – Brave – Clean – Reverent. So cheerfully place a courtesy call to honor two brave, kind wonderful men and support clean, obedient, helpful Boy Scouts! You will
have a great time!  A special thank you to all who supported the Community Effect.  We want to especially recognize Classique Floors & Bella Cupcake!!  242nd & E Powell • Gresham 503-665-0101 • http://www.greshamford.com/  Bess Wills  Honor the Men!  Help the Boys! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Transit Connect has many possibilities

The Transit Connect is Ford’s dedicated small commercial van and is the perfect vehicle to upfit and wrap with graphics.  The Transit Connect combines award-winning design with proven Truck Tough reliability in a small vehicle.  It also has serious payload and GVWR capability in an agile, city-smart package.  The dual-purpose functionality with Van and Wagon models is also available. 

2.0L Duratec® 16-valve DOHC I-4 Engine is in every Ford Transit Connect.  It has Best-in-class(1) 2010 EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway,  136 horsepower @ 6300 rpm, 128 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4750 rpm.  Its cast aluminum engine block and cylinder head reduces overall vehicle weight while the DOHC, 16-valve cylinder head delivers excellent combustion performance for a balance of horsepower and fuel efficiency.  The transit connect uses a timing chain instead of a belt, helping to improve engine durability.  The Low NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) characteristics contribute to a smooth ride and quiet interior.  The Ford Transit Connect is also paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.  It meets Federal Tier 2 Bin 4 standards and qualifies for
California Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) standard 4-speed Automatic Transmission.  The  Electronic shift control helps provide smooth shifts and optimum performance.  The overdrive lowers engine rpm at highway speeds, helping maximize fuel economy and providing a 4.20:1 final drive ratio.

CNG/LPG Engine Prep Package (90G) is also available on 2.0L Duratec DOHC I-4 which includes hardened: Engine exhaust valves, engine intake valves, engine valve seats.  Note : This package does not include CNG/LPG fuel tanks, lines, etc. Vehicle will be equipped with the standard factory gasoline fuel system. Additional equipment combined with a certified calibration reflash is required from an external upfitter to convert the vehicle to a CNG/LPG-fueled vehicle.  It is the responsibility of the final-stage manufacturer to determine that vehicle converted to use CNG or LPG complies with the U.S. Federal, California or Canadian exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements, fuel economy standards, safety standards, labeling and/or any other requirements.

The combination of the independent MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-leaf rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) allows the Transit Connect to drive and ride more like a car than a working van.  Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension makes the Ford Transit Connect a superior vehicle for Oregon Small Business Owners.  Gresham Ford serves the Portland Oregon area as a Oregon Ford Dealer who is a Business Preffer Dealer.  The Ford Transit Connect allows each front wheel to react to road irregularities with minimal effect on the opposite wheel for a smooth, controlled ride while also contributing to responsive steering
.  Includes a stabilizer bar to help reduce body roll while cornering.  The Transit Connect rides more like a car while working like a van.  The multi-leaf Rear Suspension has a rugged design provides load-carrying capability along with a smooth ride.  It includes a stabilizer bar to help reduce body roll
while cornering.  The rack-and-pinion Steering is a clear difference with the competition.  The rack-and-pinion power steering maintains linear steering effort as the driver turns the wheel resulting
in responsive steering with excellent return ability and handling characteristics.  The Tight 39.0-foot (curb-to-curb) turning diameter helps make Transit Connect as nimble as a small car.  Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes.  The Power front disc/rear drum system provides sure, controlled stops.  The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is standard.  The Ford Fleet Transit Connect also has the advantage of being a Flat/Neutral Tow.  This Oregon Ford Fleet Dealer offers a Transit Connect should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground.  It is recommended to tow with the front drive wheels on a dolly with the transmission in N (Neutral) or with all four wheels off the ground on a car-hauling trailer.  Remember that the Ford Transit Connect is not equipped to tow and there is No optional tow packages available.