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Old 07-05-2017, 06:16 AM   #591
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Mothers is good stuff. If you want to make it easier to remove, have another rag near by and some baby powder. Sprinkle the black polish w/ the baby powder, then wipe off the rim. It helps contain it so it does wipe off and not smear. Also doesn't scratch the rims.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #592
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Looks good!
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:49 AM   #593
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Mothers is good stuff. If you want to make it easier to remove, have another rag near by and some baby powder. Sprinkle the black polish w/ the baby powder, then wipe off the rim. It helps contain it so it does wipe off and not smear. Also doesn't scratch the rims.
Thanks for the tip, I will try it out. Next few weeks I'm full steam on this hoopty. Have to get ready for Carlisle.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:17 AM   #594
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I learned along time ago I wasn't dedicated enough to hand polish anything. Its just to time consuming.

Mothers Powerball combined with their polish is my go to.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:48 AM   #595
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Carlisle Prep

I have been driving every chance I get, getting familiar with the things that need attention or that bug me. Here Im parked @ work amongst some "appliances".


Truck is now "off the road" under going upgrades / repair to get ready for Carlisle Truck Nationals. I'm finally getting around to installing the sway bars that I purchased from @HectorM52. Rear link brackets / bar cannot be installed because my exhaust currently interferes. Maybe next year...




I went to a local suspension shop and had some U-bolts made. 9/16 X 9 inch. Much better than the 1/2 inch stuff u find online.


Installed my home-made caltrax. NO MORE WHEEL HOP!!




Oil / filter change is up next. Going to take an oil sample and have it analysed.


Also in the works is rim/tire balancing. One rim was found to be bent, so it's out getting fixed. Then its more polishing.

Stay tuned...
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:28 AM   #596
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More Carlisle Prep

Completed the oil / filter change. Cut open the oil filter to inspect. Nothing abnormal found. Some crud on the drain plug, and a little in the bottom of the filter can, but Meh.


Quick scuff and paint on the rear rotors. Fronts to come in time.


Carlisle registration came in the mail. WOOT!


Removed the intake plenum to gain better access to oil pressure & fuel pressure ports.


Upgraded from a mechanical oil gauge to electronic. The ECU can now monitor both the fuel & oil pressure and do safety shutdown, timing retard, etc.


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Sweet!

Wish my oil filter had looked that clean!
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:34 PM   #598
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PWM Electric Fans

Last year during my trip to carlisle truck nationals my electric fans kept acting up, I was popping fuses and melting wires. After a year of being lazy and not fixing the problem, the hayden fan controller died from all the abuse.

My Holley ECU has PWM outputs that I can set up to control a large array of items. One such item is a PWM controller from a C6 corvette / Ford Fusion / etc.

I fould this controller in the junkyard off a Ford Fusion and picked it up for free. Mounted it to the fender close to my radiator & fans. Too bad it's a FoMoCo part and not the ACDelco equivalent.


I saved the connectors from the donor and extended the wiring.


Loomed it up all nice like.


Everything is installed and ready for testing. I even made a table to control the PWM controller.


I plan to test it this weekend.
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