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« Reply #750 on: November 26, 2014, 07:39:41 PM »

LOL

Anything new on the liner?
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« Reply #751 on: November 27, 2014, 07:31:19 AM »

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LOL


I've lucked out for the most part.  This Headlight relay system had not been done by any Canadian 1st gen before....at least not fab'd up and the results posted up on the board.  So I was really the first one to do the "Theoretical" system.  Like Jim Lane stated the system should work, at least in his head, just needed someone to actually build it and post the results.

No communication from the grand overseer of all of Canada Line-X.

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« Reply #752 on: November 27, 2014, 12:50:59 PM »

OK
Shall we light a fire under their arses?
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« Reply #753 on: November 27, 2014, 02:35:13 PM »

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OK

I'm a patient man....revenge is best served well aged, and cold.   I'm goign to wait for the results of the BBB complaint.  If no resolution after that, then off to the media.  If nothing after that, then will take legal action.

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« Reply #754 on: November 27, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »

They on facebook?
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« Reply #755 on: November 27, 2014, 08:25:42 PM »

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They on facebook?

Think so...but hold off.  I got an E-mail that maybe something is happening.  Will let you know in a day or two.

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« Reply #756 on: November 28, 2014, 10:45:28 AM »


Last night while driving home after a movie with my family, the Pyro
decided to stop working.  I tried hooking and hooking the leads from the
 Thermocoupler last night, dug under the dash to see if the power and
ground were still hooked up...everything looked fine.



So after i came in from the monsoon rains...of course...I dug around
on-line and found a PDF file on how to test the early Isspro EV gauge
system.



Here is a link for others....



http://www.isspro.com/TROUBLESHOOTIN...leshooting.pdf



Tested everything this morning, and it seemed that the thermocoupler was
 the culprit.  So went down to BD diesel...yup they are 3 minutes from
my house...  Bought a new T-coupler, and when I got home I tested the new T-coupler and it gave me the exact same readings as my old one.



So the problem clearly was elsewhere.  After a little digging and closer
 inspection I found one of the crimped spade terminals on the wiring off
 the amplifier had corrosion.  Pulled the old spade terminal, cleaned up
 the wiring and installed and new connector...works like a charm now!!



And just in case someone is testing their T-coupler using the info in
that PDF file.  The resistance they say you should be getting off the
cold T-coupler should be less then 1ohm.  My used T-coupler, and the new
 one both read 3.0 to 3.5 Ohms.



Also the voltage from the amplifier, to the gauge...white and grey wires, should show .8V...mine was .34V and it works fine.

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« Reply #757 on: December 01, 2014, 08:26:34 PM »

I spent two days, and 800+ Km's, helping my brother move two of his Ford trucks.

It started on Thursday Nov 28 at about 4pm.  I picked up my brother from his work, and grabbed one of their Tandem axle, tilt deck car trailers....nice trailer!  We then went back to his place and loaded up his 72 Ford 4x4.  We finally got going about 6pm.  It was dark, cold (-8*C), and windy and starting to snow.  

We traveled about an hour until we hit the Flying J truck stop to get some eats, and repair a couple lights on the trailer.  Wind was so bad that I was seeing 12-14lbs of boost on level hwy surface!

Here what we looked like....





Now the next 4-5 hours we were up in the mountains of BC.  It was friggin cold, and had been snowing the last day or so, and was continuing to snow.  The roads we were on were single lane each way, and twisty, up and down, was packed ice with snow covering it.  Top speed was maybe 70km/h, but mostly 50km/h.

First fill up about 10:45pm.....




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« Reply #758 on: December 01, 2014, 08:35:23 PM »

Works for me. Just did a travel trip from southern to northern California to see the daughter for T-day, 768 miles one way, had some slow traffic heading back on Saturday, but still averaged a cruise speed of 80mph many times, and 28.4 mpg with the PT Cruiser. I don't mind the rain, but will admit, would rather be in a B or C body Mopar than a Ford or Chevy when driving in the snow, have done spinouts in them, never the Dodges.
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« Reply #759 on: December 01, 2014, 08:38:45 PM »

That was the last of the "Good" roads.  The next 100kms was mostly wash board dirt roads covered in packed ice and snow.  Not a lot of gravel tossed down either for traction.  Nasty climbs up and down....switch backs and 8-13% grades!  

I was surprised how well Ol' Patches did.  Thank goodness I had those diffs rebuilt...that power loc in the rear diff was one busy piece of equipment I can tell you that!

I spun out on one hill.  It was a sheet of ice under the snow cover, and now gravel to be seen.  Even in 4Lo it wouldn't continue up the hill.  Thankfully I had brought my cheapy cable chains with me.  We ended up putting one chain on the back RH side, and one on the LH front.  





And what the truck and trailer looked like by this time....



I gently got under way and was able to get enough traction to get to the top of the hill.  We continued on, again at top speeds of 50km/h until we were about 10Km's from our destination.  We had one last hill to climb.  This one covered about 1200ft in 10km's....I made an attempt and spun out on the first section.  Put it in 4Lo and made it to pull out and dropped the trailer.

By now it was 3am and we were done for the night.  Up to my brothers place and crash for a few hours.
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« Reply #760 on: December 01, 2014, 08:44:03 PM »

Next morning it was -20*c with a windchill about -25+*C!



We went back down the hill with hopes the road crews had tossed more rock on the hill...not really.  So we hooked back up to the trailer, and then got the old ford running, and he drove it up while I brought up the trailer.



Here are a couple pics from that climb.







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« Reply #761 on: December 01, 2014, 08:56:25 PM »

We then had to haul out his old 52 Ford from storage, clean and sort it out, bolt things down and get it on the trailer....there was no motor in this one. ;)



We finally got out of there some time around 1:30pm. The roads were not any better then the night before, and it was dark by 4:30pm.  

Stopped to check trailer and chains...Gorgeous scenery.  That pile of loose rock, down between the hills, is a Dam!





Didn't spin out on the way down, guess the slightly lighter truck helped there.  But I did use the 4wd a little more on some of the steep switch back grades. It took us until about 10pm to get to my brother place down here.  Quick drop of the trailer at his place, then I had to rush home, get cleaned up and get to bed so I could get up for work at 4am!

Over all I was pretty happy with the way the crew performed.  Think I averaged about 13mpg for the trip.  But considering that a straight away was probably less then 1/4 mile, and most of the trip was spent in 3rd gear doing 50km/h at 2000rpm.  I think it did OK.

Now I have to wait for it to warm up so I can give Ol' Patches a good bath. ;)


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« Reply #762 on: December 01, 2014, 09:02:46 PM »

Ice road truckers
I haven't seen those traction strips in years!  I used ot have a set.  Been looking for a set of chains with the straps that go through the wheel.  Haven't found what I want yet.  Since I have a RWD, they may be needed.  I might be ablt to make something with chain and bungee cords.  Just to get out of a jam
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« Reply #763 on: December 20, 2014, 04:33:48 PM »

Rear brakes have been squealing and giving me issues since I got back from my winter haul trip.  I tried adjusting up the star wheels, but only one side would hold the adjustment.  So I decided to get new adjustment hardware kits for both sides.

I decided today I would get this done...friggin rained like crazy, but oh well...if you live on the 'wet" coast and are afraid to get wet, then you will never get anything done on your vehicle. ;)

Here's the kit and the parts I replaced.



When I pulled the LH side I found the inner seal is shot already.  It appears that the inner bearing is starting to go.  Think on my winter haul trip things got hot enough to cook the inner seal....thank goodness for the arctic weather we were driving in or I could have toasted that hub!

I will be ordering all new inner and outer bearings, and seals, and probably a spindle nut kit to get rid of the nylock nuts and keepers.


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« Reply #764 on: January 03, 2015, 05:11:32 PM »

Today I decided to get my lazy a$$ in gear and get a few things done on teh crewcab.

I first swapped out the transmission mounts in poly back to the good old rubber.



Then I installed all new bearings, races, and seals on the rear hubs.  I had one bad seal, and an inner bearing that looked a little dicey.  I ordered everything in National Brand...since the info i could find on-line stated that these were still made in the USA. ;)



And the brass drifts I purchased a year or so ago again came in handy when installing the new races.  Brass drifts, and a 2lb brass hammer should be in everyone's tool box. ;)




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