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Messages - R. Dave Carr

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Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Help
« 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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« 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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« 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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« on: August 11, 2014, 03:55:22 PM »
Well, damn thing won't start again.  I'm out of ideas.

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« on: August 11, 2014, 08:32:12 AM »
The boy just told me the truck even RUNS BETTER now.....

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« on: August 08, 2014, 07:04:20 AM »
Yup, part of tomorrows exercise will be to add a ground strap to the ECU from the engine, and add one from the engine to the frame as the current main ground runs from the battery to the frame.

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« on: August 07, 2014, 02:16:16 PM »
STILL frying boxes after fixing the wiring connections.  I'm heading up Saturday to replace the coil, ballast resistor, and starter relay.  I can't say if that truck has the proper resistance coil and ballast for electronic ignition, but I figure the parts are cheap enough I can make sure everything matches.  Any more tips on what I should look for, send them on.  I have until Sat morning..

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« on: August 03, 2014, 07:58:41 AM »
Looks like we need a different starter relay then.

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« on: August 02, 2014, 07:54:07 PM »
What about that start wire??????

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« on: August 01, 2014, 07:04:50 PM »
Also going to add a ground strap from the ECU to the engine.  But he's got bigger fish to fry, he just crapped out a freeze plug. :(

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« on: August 01, 2014, 04:34:38 PM »

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