wouldn't you know it

wouldn't you know it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:01 am

the old 78 chev plow truck bit the bullet--just died--all the guages work w/ key on--the starter button doesn't(add on) Crawled underneath & crossed the solinoid--she cranks there--Damn,something wire wise between starter & starter button :? not really my forte--I think I'm getting to friggin old to be crawling around in the snow under the truck---gettin downs never bad--it's that gettin up that don't work that good anymore---well she's been snowin since last night--not much accumulation--who knows what the day will bring--oh well,still got my old 24" GREEN snow blower--where the heck are all these kids when you need em--oh,thats right,we put em all through college so they could move to the city & get real jobs--God bless em :)All the schools around us are closed,but,not Marathon--darn tough bunch they are
freetown fred
 
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:12 am

I hear the getting back up part Fred. I have a Kia Sorento & it was time to change the timing & other belts, a few years back would have done it myself but after priceing the parts & the fact that my pole building is about 10 degrees colder inside than out I bit the bullet & had it done. Local Dodge dealer picked up the Kia line to save his butt & is doing things fairly reasonable, trying to drum up business.
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:21 am

where you been samhill---I hear all that repair woes stuff---I think I mentioned the younger guy I sugar with--just got off the phone & he's going to come over after work--I don't mind being underneath but, the up & down & up & down wears me thin---he works for our Town Highway--winter time they usually work from 4AM till noon--who knows today---you getting any of this snow??We have a shop in Town that one of my friends son owns & he takes really good care of me price wise--problem is the plow truck is just for the farm--no tags or any thing else
samhill wrote:I hear the getting back up part Fred. I have a Kia Sorento & it was time to change the timing & other belts, a few years back would have done it myself but after priceing the parts & the fact that my pole building is about 10 degrees colder inside than out I bit the bullet & had it done. Local Dodge dealer picked up the Kia line to save his butt & is doing things fairly reasonable, trying to drum up business.
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:36 am

Assuming Hi energy ignition -- not points..........

Get your self a Ford type Starter solenoid and mount it on the fender

Pull the starter signal wire up out of the OE harness and run it to this new source ( s terminal ) and run a nice new heavy cable from the battery to the ford solenoid and the same down to the starter.

Put a jumper on the S terminal of the OE Chevy solenoid, to the battery terminal and stick the starter back in ( now with just the one new battery cable attached).

ok? -- when the start signal voltage energies the solenoid on the fender -- full voltage is sent both to the OE starter and the solenoid that will now robustly pull the Bendix in -- plus its ez to test, and you can hook it up and then install the starter -- you no longer are fiddiling with cold fingers and little connections under the truck.
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:48 am

Main power feed for stuff goes thru a fuse link
wire that is located in the harness right down
there at the starter. It is protected by that
metal tube bolted to the bellhousing so as to
keep exhaust manifold heat from damaging it

if you follow the wires and test them for +
power, you might find the problem...
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:15 pm

Yep - should have battery voltage at the S terminal when holding the button in. If you can get a length of wire long enough, you can test it in the cab so you can hold the button in.

Yeah Sting, that solenoid was one of the things Ford designed great -- that & the distributor being in front. I've done that exact setup you describe. Easier than screwing around under the truck in a puddle & getting 3rd degree burns on the knuckles! :roll:

I would make sure the solenoid bendix is working first -- they tend to screw up alot.
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: sootman On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:09 pm

Check the ground to the engine, if the gauges work then the body is grounded, check the one going to the engine

Glenn
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:52 pm

sootman,you win a free stay in Freetown--don't get all weepy on me now :lol: that was it--I think I'm going to go w/ the ford solenoid idea--we're all in agreement--underneath sux--of course in the winter!!---couldn't happen in the summer--understand--I also use my plow truck as a 350 crawler----thanx for all the ideas guys :D
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: sootman On: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:51 pm

freetown fred wrote:sootman,you win a free stay in Freetown--don't get all weepy on me now :lol: that was it--I think I'm going to go w/ the ford solenoid idea--we're all in agreement--underneath sux--of course in the winter!!---couldn't happen in the summer--understand--I also use my plow truck as a 350 crawler----thanx for all the ideas guys :D


I'm packin my bags, what's for dinner :cheers:

Glenn
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Re: wouldn't you know it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:03 pm

Steak,of course,fiddleheads(Native American veggie Momma picks olong the river,tastes like asparagus) & mashed spuds--I see you're bringing the beverages :D Thanx again sootman
sootman wrote:
freetown fred wrote:sootman,you win a free stay in Freetown--don't get all weepy on me now :lol: that was it--I think I'm going to go w/ the ford solenoid idea--we're all in agreement--underneath sux--of course in the winter!!---couldn't happen in the summer--understand--I also use my plow truck as a 350 crawler----thanx for all the ideas guys :D


I'm packin my bags, what's for dinner :cheers:

Glenn
freetown fred
 
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