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  1. 21st Century Pony

    Tesla adapter and DC Supercharger charging... very good yet not/not perfect every time.

    In the interest of common knowledge as our new Tesla adapters begin to arrive across the community, I want to share what did not go perfectly during my 2d Tesla Supercharger event. I note that this charging event eventually resolved well. I used two Tesla Superchargers twice now to test things...
  2. 21st Century Pony

    Tesla NACS adapter, Ford Nav Tesla charging station search function, and high voltage battery preconditioning before Tesla Supercharging.

    So I got my new free Ford Tesla adapter today, and of course I tried it out. Everything on the charging end went very smoothly: Tesla owners were curious AND friendly, the charging was pretty darn fast (just charged for ten minutes to try it out), the Ford Plug & Play worked flawlessly...
  3. 21st Century Pony

    70 thousand 4 miles in 2 years.

    BLUF: on my 2d purchase anniversary yesterday my Mach E' odo showed 70,004 miles. I'm the 1st owner. What a great car this is! :cool: Many multi-state trips, including Atlantic - Pacific. About 6 thousand miles towing a teardrop trailer. Only failures, all under warranty and rapidly fixed: 1...
  4. 21st Century Pony

    Virginia OBDLink MX+ for sale.

    I am selling my OBDLink MX+ to a good home. Great condition, works well. Used for FORScan mods for years. Ping me with your offer... Your reasonable offer + USPS shipping cost to your zip code (or local pickup) and it's yours.
  5. 21st Century Pony

    SPRING UPDATE - Towing a teardrop camper from Colorado to Virginia - 3,000 miles (through snow) in January 2024 :-D

    UPDATE: I now have three long distance interstate camping trips with the Mach E and the towed Pika teardrop camper trailer, for a total of about 5,700 miles. I just completed a Virginia - Tennessee - Georgia - Kentucky - Ohio - Pennsylvania camping trip of about 2,000 miles. Dates: 03 May 2024...
  6. 21st Century Pony

    CANBUS system... any advice where to easily tap into the MS-CANBUS (+) gray/orange and (-) violet/orange wiring harness?

    To all the CANBUS Wizards out there... I am looking for the best (most easily accessible) place to tap into the MS-CANBUS system, specifically the MS CANBUS grey/orange (+) or HIGH wire and the MS CANBUS violet/orange (-) or LOW wire. I know these wires are accessible coming out of the GWM...
  7. 21st Century Pony

    Interesting EV smart charging outfit... VECTOR, with free tech reference posters.

    With credits to fellow forum member Su-Ch-MachE, I am now reading this interesting smart-charging website of Vector.com. There are multiple downloadable and free-order reference posters etc. here. To my surprise, the proliferation of different AC and DC charging port / plug versions across the...
  8. 21st Century Pony

    My long-range trip non-DCFC charging "GOBox"

    Folks, Having survived and learned from over 16 thousand miles of long trips (those of at least one thousand miles or longer) in my Mach E, I put together this easy - to - store, easy - to - handle charging GO Box for non-standard EV charging. I'm sharing it here in case someone finds it...
  9. 21st Century Pony

    HV Battery "NO LIFT" warning stripes - the graphics proof document for a local signs shop.

    Folks, Several members had asked me how / where I got the white + red reflective WARNING stripes for my Mach E's HV side battery rails. My intent was to make sure no tired helper / tow guy would ever just lift this car by its bottom battery rails without thinking 1st. Then we added the...
  10. 21st Century Pony

    Virginia Steeda front anti-sway bar rubber grease cap + springs... free + shipping.

    Having updated my anti-sway bars from Steeda to Eibachs, I have a spare new blue Steeda front endlink grease cap + its large and small end retainer springs. This is such a teeny item I'll give it to a good home for the (likely inconsequential) shipping price. Interested members in the Wash DC...
  11. 21st Century Pony

    Stainless steel brake lines installed review 😃

    POST-INSTALL UPDATE/REVIEW: So the rear stainless steel brake lines went onto my Mach E about 800 miles ago. I thought I could tell there was a difference, but... and of course with the weight transfer frontwards on any vehicle during braking, I knew the real test would be only with all four...
  12. 21st Century Pony

    Article: Tesla Supercharger Standard expands in 2024 and 2025 to other North American EVs

    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1140904_evs-from-these-brands-will-soon-use-the-tesla-nacs-charge-port?utm_source=GCR+-+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=82e5b45083-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_09_24_04_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e18d5fd93-82e5b45083-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D
  13. 21st Century Pony

    DIY - How to connect an accessory under the hood to the 12V battery positive post, er... "the other positive post"

    I got around to installing the LED strobe + high frequency buzzer to ward off any Kentucky mice during my habitual Winter visit to Louisville. - Ground spade under the ground body post... easy-peasy. Right there under the (previously installed) 2 inch plug cover. - Positive spade under the...
  14. 21st Century Pony

    UPDATE: A 10,515 mile, six week road trip - a short final report at the end.

    Folks, my teen nephew and I just completed a five-week 7,200+ mile road trip from New York City to California. No we didn't kill each other. Yes, our extended range Mach E performed flawlessly, even during four 113-MPH runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats 😜 Yes my European nephew now understands...
  15. 21st Century Pony

    DIY - How to install a Ford Mach E rear fog light to prevent or diminish a rear-ender accident.

    DIY – How to install the Ford OEM Mach E rear fog light. WHY: to diminish or perhaps eliminate the chance of a rear-end collision in fog, in very heavy rain and in certain misty types of snowfall, or in any similar conditions of obstructed visibility on the road. TIME TO INSTALL: this project...
  16. 21st Century Pony

    Looking for a locator diagram for BCM pinouts...

    Folks, I happen to have a schematic for the pinouts of the BCM. However, the circuit schematic is not the same thing as a locator map. I am specifically trying to locate physical pinouts #66 and #67. One of these two pinouts controls the reverse rear center light and (kinda obviously) these...
  17. 21st Century Pony

    Frunk as a camping ice cooler - test prior to a family Summer road trip.

    So, in prep for a major cross-USA trip with a 14-year old boy, I figured I'd test the frunk as an ice cooler for when we camp during the trip. On Tuesday evening I emptied the frunk of its haphazard assortment of stuff, went to a grocery store and loaded it up with ice. It took 5 bags of ice...
  18. 21st Century Pony

    Looking for two small Ford OEM parts for the Mach E, available only in Europe...

    Folks across the Big Pond, Several of us here in the USA have become aware of a set of two small Ford OEM brackets available in European Ford dealerships, but completely unavailable here in the USA. The Ford part numbers are LJ8B - R550A74 - AB for the set of two brackets, LJ8B - R550A74 - A...
  19. 21st Century Pony

    Looking for a set of two small Ford OEM parts available in Europe...

    Folks across the Big Pond, Several of us here in the USA have become aware of a set of two small Ford OEM brackets available in European Ford dealerships, but completely unavailable here in the USA. The Ford part numbers are LJ8B - R550A74 - AB for the set of two brackets, LJ8B - R550A74 - A...
  20. 21st Century Pony

    30,000 miles in 45 weeks, to my own surprise :-D

    Last night, pulling up to a friends' house I noticed the odometer was at 29,999.x miles. I started watching the odometer, awaiting the magic number... As it happened, the odo rolled over to 30 grand about 50 or so feet short of their house. Naturally I called my pal over and we both took...


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