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Re: Rebuilding my pickup truck...LOL
« Reply #150 on: January 18, 2017, 08:12:26 PM »
I rebushed the shifter in my column.  The pin holding the lever had
started rotating in the aluminum instead of the steel lever, causing wobbled out holes.

I redrilled them to the next numbered drill size and made a new pin, Peened a head on one end and
case hardened the middle where the lever rides.

It was installed as a tap in fit with grease.  The ends had red locktite and the
second end was peened to form another head.

It turned out nice.

I replaced the shift indicator as the old one was damaged.
It was an SVT item and not available, so I got one from
an Excursion 2 years newer and trimmed it to fit.
Looks nice too.

At this point the truck is ready for emissions testing and a current license tag.

But first, I gotta go take the drivers licensing test
as mine expired on my 65th birthday and I forgot to online renew......

I feel like 15 years old again.   :dD(:

1930 Ford Speedster, AC50, full manual powerglide, 6.14gears, 38-130AH CALBs.

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Re: Rebuilding my pickup truck...LOL
« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2017, 06:51:15 AM »
Could be worse: Hazmat triples endorsement.  Where the H do you rent triples?

My bus would be the same way.  In a similar vein, I was driving the ranger around for 6 months until I had to do something with the plate.  That's when I discovered NV DMV never sent me a renewal.  $$$$ pricey late fees.

Oh to be 15 again.........

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« Reply #152 on: January 19, 2017, 06:51:40 PM »
The age old question: How would you like to be 15 again, knowing what you know now?

It's probably a good thing it will never happen.  You would need an attorney on retainer.  lol
(And when you got to this age, you would have a lot more crap to deal with!)


I asked myself that question once, but I could never decide what I would do first.........

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Re: Rebuilding my pickup truck...LOL
« Reply #153 on: February 18, 2017, 07:35:39 PM »
They changed the drivers licensing in AZ.  At age 65 they did away with the written test.    :co<:

I am legal again...(as legal I usually am)



My truck still blows thw trans/PCM fuse.....

After some research, I found out the whole PCM had a Main fuse and two smaller branch fuses.
I keep blowing one of those.  The Ford Shop Manual for electrical sez the fuse is for the trans shifting section of the PCM,
The transmission solenoid plate, and the right CMS.

CMS? I had to look that one up.  Catlyst Monitoring Sensor (Say What?)  It was  the right side, downstream O2 sensor by a fancy name.

I pulled the sensor, and....found a small cut in the HEGO power wire that touched the heat shield, which was sharp.

Trimmed and rolled the edge, installed 4 new O2 sensors, (I already had) and it works.  No blown sensor, no codes, trans shifts normally.

Down side, my wideband gauge stopped working and my speedometer went wonky.
The wideband is next to one of the O2 sensors I had changed. OK I check that after it stops raining.
The speedo is a mystery, other than I just fixed the light fuse and installed a wider sweep boost gauge.
I did have it out, so I guess I will remove it again. (it is a Ford afterall)
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Re: Rebuilding my pickup truck...LOL
« Reply #154 on: March 03, 2017, 01:55:33 PM »
YAHOO!!

I finally got unLazy and fixed the truck.

The speedo problem was the front and rear transmission speed sensor cables were switched......
Switched them back.


The wideband cable was unplugged up in the frame rail. Had to be me somehow.

Went to the emissions testing station.  Flew thru with all aces.
(They even suck a vacuum at the gas cap to see if the vapor system is tight. (Even though there is a PCM code for that
Musta not trust anyone)

Now, Last is to email in the funds for plates and get it updated and I'll be as legal as I have ever gotten.

Thanks for reading this painful thread.  I hope you got a few laughs along the way.

Miz
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Re: Rebuilding my pickup truck...LOL
« Reply #155 on: March 11, 2017, 07:28:38 AM »
Ok so now what? 

The next chapter in the continuing saga of Mizlplix.......   stay tuned after the break

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« Reply #156 on: March 11, 2017, 12:10:08 PM »
The closest vender for E85 is 12 miles away, so I am stuck with 91 octane gas.

To avoid having 2 tunes to swap over, I will use one tune.  I will use an  H2O/Methanol
injector.  An injection unit with a computerised controller to apportion the mix as boost rises.

It has a power on LED.
It has an operating LED
It has a low mix LED.
It has a boost cut if any of the three stops working.

Once you have it set and adjusted, it is along for the ride.
Supposedly makes 91 oct gas into 116 Octane substitute.

I used one years ago on a big block pickup that did a lot of towing trailers.
Even in winter, it knocked on hills. 

The injector worked well enough to allow towing with 88 octane with no knocks.

The fluid used is Walmart window washer fluid.   

Or Home depot spraygun cleaner (100 methanol) mixed 50/50 with water.

Then I will change the lower pulley to give 16PSI boost, install my big MAF,
Then have the whole mess dyno tuned.
I am not changing injectors unless I have to.

Miz
1930 Ford Speedster, AC50, full manual powerglide, 6.14gears, 38-130AH CALBs.