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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Well you hook the red one to the blue one, and the black one to the green one, and that great big one just cut it off, you don't need it.

If you need more help I'll be here all night. LOL

I hear NASA is hiring again! :bigrofl:
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:05 AM

looking back at these two photos of the opening for the air filter and realized that there could be a problem later on.
The holes are plenty big enough for good air flow but they are also big enough that a bird could get forced into them and when the truck is stored for the winter the mice are just going to love having a nice cubby hole like this to build a nest in.

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I removed the air duct from inside the fender and fit a piece of heavy galvanized mesh over the holes.
There is an air space to the left of the holes up along side the radiator support and I put a piece of mesh in that space also.

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Here's how it looks from the outside looking up under the grille.

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And how it looks from under the fender with the air duct replaced.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Ray, smart thinking, and great look as opposed to unfinished holes.
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Boy you're no fun at all, those birds need a nice place to roost at night.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:21 AM

I was thinking the same thing, but you got it fixed before I got back here. That should keep the critters out of there. You are going to enjoy this truck for many more years, Ray!
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Ray, That was a good idea on putting screen over those holes. Birds can be rough on a turbo. Your tin work looks really nice, once again, GREAT JOB !!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 12:31 PM

.... IT RUNS ........

Finished up the wiring on the engine today, cranked it over and it started right up.
I started it up and shut it off about a half dozen times to make sure everything is working good.
The wiring from the alternator runs across the front of the engine to the regulator that is mounted on the drivers side inner fender,

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The two solenoids for the manifold heater are mounted to the firewall on the passengers side.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Looking better every day and the test drive is getting closer every day too. I'll bet you are one anxious guy and can hardly wait to pull the truck out of the garage and drive it around the block.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 12:41 PM

At this point I'd be going nuts. I'd at least have to start it to pacify myself a little bit.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 03:19 PM

That's great news, Ray! Won't be too much longer. Waiting for the video!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 03:28 PM

At this point I'd be going nuts. I'd at least have to start it to pacify myself a little bit.

Hey Chris, I think you missed this part " .... IT RUNS ........ ".
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 03:29 PM

At this point I'd be going nuts. I'd at least have to start it to pacify myself a little bit.


If it was me I would be sitting in the truck going room vroom or in this case VROOM VROOM.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Hey Chris, I think you missed this part " .... IT RUNS ........ ".

I sure did! That's not unusual for me though. I'll try and do better from here on out. :blush2:
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 10:30 PM

Ray, It would drive me nuts not taking it for a spin around the yard since it runs LOL. Great work yet still.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ray, Glad to hear you have figured out the wiring issues you had and now have it running.

Can't wait to see the video of you driving her out of the shop. Way to GO Buddy !! :thumbs:
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