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Capt Oblivious #1424460 Sat Sep 18 2021 12:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 290
I admire your progress Captain ! I went through so many set backs and catastrophes before getting my truck set up to handle road trips and being reliable. Not to mention, a small fortune in extra $ spent. If you need a wiring harness replaced, the 6 volt harness is heavy enough wire to handle going to 12 volts. Just some food for thought, however, make sure you add fuses if you are using the old style 6 volt harness. (Speaking from personal smoke experience)

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Capt Oblivious #1424465 Sat Sep 18 2021 12:41 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
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Another suggestion, Skipper ... Why don't you come up to Winchester next weekend and meet all of us? Even better if you can bring your truck (on a trailer?) The ODSS will be there almost completely. A lot of institutional knowledge to tap into while staring at the campfire .... Meeting, and getting to know, the people behind the screen names is never a bad thing ...

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Capt Oblivious #1424632 Mon Sep 20 2021 01:11 AM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 59
hardshell- I'm going to 12v, and am tipping every last bit of wire out. It's badly rotted and was already letting out some smoke. I installed a continuous duty solenoid to power on a bladed-fuse style power distribution panel in place of the old glass fuse setup.
john- trust me, I wish i could. The wife has already set the weekend up with other social obligations.

•head cleaned up and reinstalled with new head gasket
•valve train reinstalled with broken rocker and three bent pushrods replaced
•tappet clearances set
•new fuse panel installed, continuous duty marine solenoid installed, new wiring from starter through key switch
•ballast resistor added to ign circuit ahead of new coil
•plugs and wires
•oil pan dropped, scrubbed, painted, reinstalled with new gasketry
•oil filter housing removed, stripped, painted, reinstalled with new canister filter
•valve cover, side cover, oil filler/crank breather all stripped and painted
now if i can just get this carb dialed in...

Capt Oblivious #1430109 Sun Nov 14 2021 02:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 59
She's mobile! fuel tank installed behind rear axle, modified receiver from my '00 F250 to fit, 2 new front tires and four used rears mounted, found some new turn signal lenses, got a bunch of other bits to install:
door weatherstripping, starter boot, new steering wheel and horn button, shift boot, even got a repop tailgate, hinges, and chains... because I want to build a pickup bed. Which leads me to my next question:
Who's local? I'd like to come take a look at your factory bed and take some measurements. Anyone?

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