What did you do to your non-G body project today

CopperNick

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Factory original component that had moisture incursion that started the corrosion cycle which killed it. Probably had been dying for quite a while.

Clutch, thinking that by wood, you mean the subframe rails that run along the bottom of the cabin sides, made of oak or maple?? Have to look but think the Snyder's Vintage A parts catalogue has them listed; have the book somewhere.




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Clutch

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Factory original component that had moisture incursion that started the corrosion cycle which killed it. Probably had been dying for quite a while.

Clutch, thinking that by wood, you mean the subframe rails that run along the bottom of the cabin sides, made of oak or maple?? Have to look but think the Snyder's Vintage A parts catalogue has them listed; have the book somewhere.




Nick
He actually has them all the original wood is there and in great shape. In fact I've never seen an original body with so little rot or all it's wood left. The pieces I'm referring to were like small shims at the mounting points when it came apart maybe they weren't factory. Best I could describe them as is wooden rectangle body bushings. We just left them out to drop the body a little bit.


In other news.

My truck made it home last night. I don't like the way I fixed it but it's back up and running for now. Maybe just maybe I don't have to work on it for a few days now.
 
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Supercharged111

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Tonight I punched out at 5 and killed 2 birds with one stone. Gave EJ's bronco I've been driving to my detailers for a wash and vacuum while I worked on the truck. I replaced the lift pump and it it worked. Much quieter than the old one. Then he'll broke loose codes like I've never seen before. Frantically I searched trying to find the problems. Then the new pump stopped working completely! O.F. what did I do!? So I brake out my test light and start looking for problems. I'm testing and no power to the pump now but the relay is working then I'm wondering is something wrong with my test light? So to test it I put in on the left side battery terminals where the pump gets power and ground. The left battery doesn't light the test light! Try the right battery and it lights up WTF? I'm thinking 🤔 about that time EJ called me and I tell him what's happening. He said get a set of jumper cables and go from one battery to the other one then disconnect power and check it then disconnect ground and check it. Will the power cable hot to hot had no contact then I hook it up regular and prob with the light. Turns out there's a fusible link on the passenger side positive battery terminal under shrink wrap that looks like it's part of the terminal. I cut it open and it fell apart into white corrosion and dust.


From the outside it looked absolutely perfect no corrosion at all on the terminals but under that shrink wrap there was a mess! So I grabbed the bronco and went to the chain auto parts store across the street to see what they had for positive battery terminals. Not much. I ended up buying a cheap universal battery terminal cutting the fusible link off and rigging everything together on the 7/16 not for the clamp for the cable. Cleared most of the codes took it around the building seems to run okay I'll find out tonight cuz EJ needs his bronco back. Then I cleaned up my mess brought the bronco in and put EJ's new emblems on.

So does that mean the old pump was still good? Or were they 2 separate unrelated problems?
 

Clutch

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So does that mean the old pump was still good? Or were they 2 separate unrelated problems?
2 separate problems the pump was always loud and I'm guessing the low voltage killed it. I noticed last night and this morning when I first start out on the road it's still smoking way to much. I'm thinking this tune is still giving to much fuel at idle. I'm going to drive it a few days and see if it gets better but I'm thinking it is going to need a round 3 at the tuner. It's definitely not short on power. Last night I rolled the E-ZPass getting on the gsp and went almost 1/2 throttle. I only glanced at the gauges but I seen about 26 pounds of boost and I was in the mid 2000 rpm range sucked back into the seat and Rollin! Faster than the cars already on the GSP. The way it is now I'll literally never need to take it off economy on the 5 settings.
 
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Clutch

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Took Janet in the truck to Lauren's TOB compaction tonight. Ran 70-80 mph on the GSP for a little over a 1/2 hour no issues. The driveshaft vibration is a bit annoying but I'll fix it sooner than later Lauren's marching band went on the field tonight ranked 3rd in there division and scored an 80.200 with a score like that and a first place finish they should now be ranked 1 or 2 in grupe 3 open so that's awesome. The wife didn't complain at all about the truck so that's good to lol it's 11pm and I'm sitting in the highschool parking lot just enjoying my heated seat. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
 
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Supercharged111

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Took Janet in the truck to Lauren's TOB compaction tonight. Ran 70-80 mph on the GSP for a little over a 1/2 hour no issues. The driveshaft vibration is a bit annoying but I'll fix it sooner than later Lauren's marching band went on the field tonight ranked 3rd in there division and scored an 80.200 with a score like that and a first place finish they should now be ranked 1 or 2 in grupe 3 open so that's awesome. The wife didn't complain at all about the truck so that's good to lol it's 11pm and I'm sitting in the highschool parking lot just enjoying my heated seat. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Heated seat? I was over 80 here again today! I'm sure in typical CO fashion it'll suddenly realize the seasons have changed and go full bipolar.
 
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Texas82GP

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Heated seat? I was over 80 here again today! I'm sure in typical CO fashion it'll suddenly realize the seasons have changed and go full bipolar.
It's not here yet either. 96° today. Should be better next week. First front of the season.
 
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Clutch

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Guys it's long pants and sweatshirt wether in jersey. I wore a jacket to Lauren's performance Saturday night. And oh yeah they killed it she's back in first place in grupe 3 open! Got the results tonight. Didn't do much else today and now it's cold and raining.
 
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Ugly1

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Finally made it to the yard and fired up my Coupe Deville. Hasn’t run in almost 3 years and was from my best buddy. A 1975 500cid. Took a bit (jumpers and fresh gas) down it’s throat but it ran!
 
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