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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3015 on: August 09, 2017, 10:28:32 AM »
Jeep looks good.   I finally got the trade done for the vette and have the trailor and truck ticked away.  Now I can clean up the shop to get ready for the witer builds.  There is a lot of crap in both truck and trailor that will need to be cleaned up.

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That truck is a 3500HD series "beast" it's a 15000 GVW truck, I-Beam axle, 10 bolt 19.5 wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes...a very different truck from the 1500, 2500 and 3500 series trucks. Basically a 4500 series truck with 1500 series body, the initial give away is the 6" filler panel between bumper/grill. The reason I started a forum just for them: 

www.3500HD.com

It's a little traffic forum but a good reference site for the "HD" trucks. Attached some pics of my 3500HD 135.5 wheelbase truck. 1994 (2500 cab on a 1995 chassis), TPI engine, 5 speed, recently finished the dump bed.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3016 on: August 09, 2017, 08:39:38 PM »
That grill looks great . 8)

New taillights are installed and L.R is working but the gremlins came back  >:( and blew another fuse when I switched to the right turn. I can hear a tiny click when I switched sides before it popped and the indicators dont work still.
I have 2 fuses (1 @ the box and one just before the signal) this time it was the  2nd.

I have another flasher I'll swap out but starting to think the switch itself may be it..
If I don't switch it fast enough, it pop's fuses. Seems like.
Does anyone make a better turn signal switch ? This is the speedway HD switch.

What it sounds like there's a short in the switch which occurs during the switching of the contacts in the switch, disconnect  the wires going to each tail light and remove the second fuse (make sure no voltage is present) take your ohm meter and connect it between what would be the 12v input to the switch and the right side output activate the switch check for continuity, if there remove the lead from the output and take it to a ground source  again activate the switch several times and watch your meter if you have continuity you've found your short its the switch. Make sure you do both outputs. This will only qualify the switch, If its in the wires to the tai lights your need to check them for a short. I had a similar problem in my steering column switch, when I would switch on the right turn signal the switch would short out against the column I put a piece of heavy tape between the switch and the inside of the column.  I hope I stated the correctly if not someone please correct me.

Both test's the meter pegged out when turning right.

Just for giggles I did the LR wire and same thing when I switched left. Hope I did this right ?  :o
Battery and taillights unplugged.


Looks like you did it right you found your problem :)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3017 on: August 10, 2017, 09:56:50 AM »

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Ghost

That truck is a 3500HD series "beast" it's a 15000 GVW truck, I-Beam axle, 10 bolt 19.5 wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes...a very different truck from the 1500, 2500 and 3500 series trucks. Basically a 4500 series truck with 1500 series body, the initial give away is the 6" filler panel between bumper/grill. The reason I started a forum just for them: 


Your truck is nice. I have a fresh vorteque 454 in the one I got, and yes it's a beast of a truck.
It's a little traffic forum but a good reference site for the "HD" trucks. Attached some pics of my 3500HD 135.5 wheelbase truck. 1994 (2500 cab on a 1995 chassis), TPI engine, 5 speed, recently finished the dump bed.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3018 on: August 17, 2017, 07:17:15 AM »
Went to a small cruise night in Hudson NH.  A few nice Chevys there.  The chopped green mid 60's Chevy pickup had a 472 Caddy in it.  Lots of little details in the truck when you look at it closely.  It was cool on the way home.  Had to turn on the heat!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3019 on: August 17, 2017, 08:57:58 PM »
Cleaned out the garage today and had to move everything out so I was able to take a group photo of the toys....

Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two ainít bad 8)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3020 on: August 17, 2017, 09:19:10 PM »
Nice toys....

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3021 on: August 17, 2017, 10:21:08 PM »
Nice, Moose!! My wife says no bikes :'(
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3022 on: August 17, 2017, 11:27:48 PM »
Great pics guy's. I also went to a cruise night and saw a few Chevys.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3023 on: August 18, 2017, 09:43:53 AM »
Cleaned out the garage today and had to move everything out so I was able to take a group photo of the toys....

\Moose,

Is there any concern with the way your tail pipes are run under the gas tank?  Mine were pretty close and concerned me although I have driven a two hundred mile trip that way.

I am think now of a way to reroute them, but nothing figured out as yet.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3024 on: August 18, 2017, 12:13:04 PM »
Nice, Moose!! My wife says no bikes :'(

My wife allowed a '70 BSA. I convinced her that the only way to hurt yourself on a Beezer if if the wrench slips.  So far that has proven to be true. ::)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3025 on: August 18, 2017, 12:55:36 PM »
Moose some nice looking toys there!
Rattiac thanks for posting. Cool Chevys and is that a Pontiac?
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3026 on: August 18, 2017, 02:09:35 PM »
The pic above the truck ?
It's a 30-31 Oakland.
I've been trying to find this guy for a few months cause he had some modern shocks and wanted to take a look at how they were mounted.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3027 on: August 18, 2017, 03:56:43 PM »
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Is there any concern with the way your tail pipes are run under the gas tank?  Mine were pretty close and concerned me although I have driven a two hundred mile trip that way.

No I don't have any concern at all. I have about 2.5 inches of clearance which is plenty considering the temperature of the pipes where they route under the tank has dropped substantially from header temp. As long as the pipes are not touching the tank the heat can only be transferred through radiation. If you hold you hand 2 inches away from your tail pipe after a long run I'll bet you'll feel very little radiated heat at all. As and example  many a Dodge 70s-90s vans ran around with the tail pipe 1" away from the poly tank for many years with no problems.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3028 on: August 18, 2017, 04:03:13 PM »
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Is there any concern with the way your tail pipes are run under the gas tank?  Mine were pretty close and concerned me although I have driven a two hundred mile trip that way.

No I don't have any concern at all. I have about 2.5 inches of clearance which is plenty considering the temperature of the pipes where they route under the tank has dropped substantially from header temp. As long as the pipes are not touching the tank the heat can only be transferred through radiation. If you hold you hand 2 inches away from your tail pipe after a long run I'll bet you'll feel very little radiated heat at all. As and example  many a Dodge 70s-90s vans ran around with the tail pipe 1" away from the poly tank for many years with no problems.
Moose

Thanks Moose

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3029 on: August 18, 2017, 04:03:50 PM »
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Nice, Moose!! My wife says no bikes :'(

HaHaHa...The Harley in the pic is a 1976 Super Glide that I bought new and one of the first people to go for a ride on the back was my now wife. We have put a lot of miles on it together both before and after we were married.... That gets me to wondering what she liked best me or the Harley....Guess I'd better keep both ;D
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