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Old 01-08-2015, 11:57 PM   #251
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Wiring Harness

yes things have to get uglier before they get better, but at least I got everything laid out, now to clean all the wires to get their color back
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:01 AM   #252
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Alternator Wiring

I don't know about you, but I don't like how these three alternator wires just disappear into the wiring loom, I don't know what happens to them in there, where do they go? Do they all run to the fuse block? Do they attach to another component? Do they change color on the other end?
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:03 AM   #253
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Alternator Wires

time to unwrap the mystery of the Alternator
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:11 AM   #254
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Alternator Wiring Schematic For Dummies

I don't know about you, but wiring diagrams just make no sense to me. I can now relate to how some of the world's greatest musicians say they can not read sheet music. (By no means am I comparing myself to John Bonham, I'm just sayin')

If someone was to show me something as simple as the pic below, with a short write up, I would be good to go in 10 minutes instead of starring at a bunch of black squigly lines

so from left to right

Red wire goes from the bolt on the alternator to this fusible link gizmo on the firewall

Yellow wire goes from the plastic Terminal 1 / Terminal 2 plug from the alternator and is spliced into the same red wire going to the fusilbe link gizmo on the firewall and also changes color to a different red wire that runs to the fuse block

Brown wire goes from the plastic Terminal 1 / Terminal 2 plug from the alternator to the fuse block directly

and I even show the big fat black negative battery terminal wire being grounded to the alternator bracket

maybe this helps somebody out maybe it doesn't, maybe some of you like it, maybe some of you don't, but it makes sense to me
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:10 PM   #255
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Re: Restoring Rusty

I don't know a lot about wiring but I know one thing, I must take my time. One thing I've learned over the years is one wire at a time.......lol. Or things go puff.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:25 AM   #256
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Somebody get this man some answers. I'm learning along with him.
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:54 AM   #257
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Somebody get this man some answers. I'm learning along with him.
Thanks, I do get a lot of help from this forum, everybody is very nice.
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:06 AM   #258
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Re: Restoring Rusty - New Air Cleaner

my new retro Cady style air cleaner arrived $113 bucks off eBay including shipping

LMC truck wants $198 bucks for the same one

dang it, just noticed LMC now carries two different styles a smaller taller one and the one I got, it must be new for 2015, check it out

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Old 01-10-2015, 02:42 AM   #259
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Me too...

Nice air cleaner
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:38 PM   #260
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Air Cleaner Comparison

had to snap these pics on our living room hardwood floor (where else right?) before the wife woke up and came downstairs (hmm this must be what if feels like to be Santa, hee hee)

so when ever I give you measurements you just automagically put the word "approximately" in front of them ~ that should keep the lawyers out of it, jk

seriously just trying to help, share information, cause the new Cady air cleaner seems massive no?

so old one is 15" the new one 18" across, the new one does have an indentation in the back for the dizzy
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:12 PM   #261
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Cleaning the Transmission

so after struggling to unplug the Transmission Switch from under the car, it hit me, dope there is a trans cover in the cab, why don't I remove that and see if I can get to this silly switch

turns out the switch was difficult to unplug because the rubber boot around the simple blade plug was so old that it hardened and would not flex or give so I had to pry it up with a flat screw driver

so guess what I will be cleaning for the next four hours till the first playoff football game starts
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:02 PM   #262
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Re: Restoring Rusty

Just caught up with and have been enjoying your build. Wish I'd kept to your approach of leaving the truck pretty much intact and working on a bit at a time, but for some of us just getting started seems to be a slippery slope I'm amazed at how good of shape your cab appears to be considering the rust you have elsewhere. Mine had the same baby Godzilla damage anywhere within a foot or so of the battery, but I'd also lost a good bit of the core support under there as well. Any case, keep up the good work!
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:01 PM   #263
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Wish I'd kept to your approach of leaving the truck pretty much intact and working on a bit at a time, but for some of us just getting started seems to be a slippery slope
I know exactly what you mean, I did that with my '68 Mustang, everything I removed seemed like I was moving backwards, got overwhelmed, sold it, got depressed and a couple years later found Rusty, man I miss that RUStang

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Mine had the same baby Godzilla damage anywhere within a foot or so of the battery, but I'd also lost a good bit of the core support under there as well.
Oh, don't count Rusty out yet, if by core support you mean the radiator support then yeah, me too, I need to replace it in the summer, cause it's missing about 18 inches off the bottom right side
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:12 PM   #264
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We must be all be on the same page. That makes three of us. I'm taking a clean up break. I just finished removing my finders and core support...rust city under the battery tray.

Let's keep the momentum going.

Thanks for updating us on your progress.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:14 PM   #265
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Got Some Hookers

in unrelated news, bought some Hooker "Competition" headers off of Craigslist for $60 bucks, part number 2452 (if you recall my earlier posts, I first picked up some Hedman Hedders which do not fit)
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:17 PM   #266
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Header Comparison

here I will show you the difference between the headers and what to look for at a swap meet so you end up with the right ones

see how the new ones have an almost 45* slant where as the old ones (the bad ones) look like they are a 90*, you want the 45* slant ones to clear the lower control arm
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We must be all be on the same page. That makes three of us. I'm taking a clean up break. I just finished removing my finders and core support...rust city under the battery tray.

Let's keep the momentum going.

Thanks for updating us on your progress.
pics, or it didn't happen, LOL
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:25 PM   #268
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Re: Restoring Rusty

Wait till I get my build thread going and then I'll show you some rust.....The core support needs replacing bad. It is both bent and rusted. I hope very soon to get my thread up and going. Just got to do it....lol.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #269
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I guess I need to start my own thread but since you called me out here's proof.

I started with this:


And ended the day with this:


Core support and inner fender well we're eaten up with Mr. Rust.
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:16 AM   #270
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OUTSTANDING, man that is a lot of work!
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:54 PM   #271
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Trying to keep pace with you.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:58 PM   #272
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Clean Transmission 1

so it took a couple days but got the transmission cleaned up to where I can tell it's not a bolder but actually a gear box
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:59 PM   #273
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Clean Gear Box

and the other side

now I can actually see the part numbers (which reminds me I should go write them down)
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:55 AM   #274
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Wow, that looks great. You're doing a fantastic job.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:00 AM   #275
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Just to make sure we're all on the same page what did you use to get results like that?
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