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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2014, 08:42:54 PM »

We started the truck, it has 14.2v at the alternator and positive terminal of the battery, 14.1v at the starter relay terminal, 13.8v at the high side of the ballast, and 7.5v at the low side running to the coil.  Headlights appear to be brighter, and the turn signals flash faster, and brighter.  Overall, I'd say it was a very successful day, and I feel his ignition modules will live longer now!  I have a feeling it was a combination of bad grounding, and totally inadequate power supply doing in his modules.
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2014, 07:26:30 AM »

Sounds great. I don't care what anyone says, all these new 20-24 gauge wires running all over the place just don't do it for me. I don't like going smaller than 18 gauge for anything, especially off the alternator. It does sound like you have things under better control as far as power to and from like it is supposed to, now comes the fun of waiting to see how things go, which I have good confidence will be better than it has been recently.
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2014, 09:08:55 AM »

Electrically the truck was happier than it's ever been..;-)  I just wish I had taken voltage readings before we made the changes so I could quantify the improvements, and not just have the results to show.  I like to measure improvements, but I just kept seeing electrical mistakes, and I was driven to fix them....
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2014, 08:13:08 PM »

OK!  Now lets see what happens.  That control module can be pretty power hungry.  It may have been double jeopardy. 


BTW, you look at that switch yet?
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2014, 05:33:15 AM »

Yeah, I just need it to not be 100 degrees here and I can put it in.
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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2014, 08:32:12 AM »

The boy just told me the truck even RUNS BETTER now.....
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2014, 11:33:32 AM »

Yeah, it always seems amazing how a vehicle runs better when things get grounded properly. Bet the mileage goes up, too!
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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2014, 03:55:22 PM »

Well, damn thing won't start again.  I'm out of ideas.
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2014, 08:09:13 PM »

Can't be a lost ground, what about a short? Have you checked inside the distributor for ferrous/metallic debris around the hall effect/reluctor, or the two wires going to them through the distributor housing?  And/or what about the ballast resistor back shorting out on the body? I saw that once.
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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2014, 08:10:07 PM »

On second thought, just as a quick test, run a jumper wire from one side of the ballast resistor to the other side and see if it starts. Don't leave it running long, too much juice.
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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2014, 05:49:57 AM »

Ill have him look under the cap.  We replaced the ballast last Saturday.
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2014, 06:08:50 AM »

Oooooohkay, damn thing started right up for him this morning.  Difference being, it's cool this morning, and was 100 degrees up there yesterday afternoon when it wouldn't start.
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2014, 06:21:38 AM »

That sounds like the hall effect starting to go out, or weak. They usually die after they warm up, then will restart when cooled down, but I guess it could do it for residual heat this way.
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« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2014, 06:15:37 PM »

Ok, that distributor was a NAPA reman I got him over a year ago.  Hoping that's not it.  Another thing was brought up, maybe the fuel is boiling out of the carb.  Satin black truck, temps of 100 degrees and sat in the sun for 8 hours.
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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2014, 08:44:07 PM »

Wait.  I thought he was burning out control boxes?  

The virgin had this problem.  I saw people were poking around all over the place on it.  I just put a pick up in it and it was fine
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