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Projects / Re: 87 R/C project
December 11, 2016, 12:58:37 pm
sweet. can't go wrong with free. i wouldn't be surprised if you found lots of people interested in parts off that thing and make some pretty good money. looks pretty clean and rust free to me.
Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
October 28, 2016, 02:41:12 am
you can wire them inline but you still normally need to run a main power wire to it. a diode is like a 1 way valve. keeps power going 1 way. otherwise the power from the switch would also turn on the stock reverse lights on which some people might not want
Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
October 27, 2016, 04:48:17 pm
relays are pretty much just remote switches. you send power to them to turn them on and they send power through to whatever your powering. just adding lights to existing circuits usually works but the more load you the more likely you are to overload a circuit eventually. plus using relays usually makes the lights brighter.

the switch i added turn both backup and auxiliary lights on. i did this so that the stock backup lights would be powered by the relay also

looks like you will be a pro welder in no time
Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
October 27, 2016, 12:09:16 pm
looks good. did you weld that up yourself? also i don't know how you plan on wiring those lights in but i would recommend using a relay if you plan on hooking them up to the reverse lights. it will make them brighter. i actually ended up rewiring all my backup lights to be on the same relay when i added auxiliary backup lights. i also got a switch under the hood where i can turn them on if needed
Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
October 25, 2016, 06:00:47 pm
i wouldn't have worried about it especially with how small the hole was. i have welded up larger holes than that with 0.30 wire on my welder. exhaust pipe is pretty thick. i have chopped and welded my exhaust a few times and the welds always hold up.
Projects / Re: 91 RAMM'D 150
October 25, 2016, 11:28:25 am
looks good.  also you could have probably just welded up that triangle hole without the patch . i know sometimes you almost need to see certain welding trick before using them but you can weld back and forth or around small holes like that to cover them.
General Discussion / Re: Air and Heat
October 20, 2016, 02:54:23 am
Quote from: cullenosborne on October 18, 2016, 02:20:14 pm
Ya only the heat on the windshield vents seems to be functional. Any other setting it doesn't do anything.

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i would start by checking the vacuum line under the hood. it enters the cab by the heater hoses and runs to the same vacuum tree as the brake booster.
General Discussion / Re: Air and Heat
October 18, 2016, 02:02:29 pm
are you talking about the heat option on the control panel? when you have it in that setting it don't put out very good heat? on the heat setting it pumps air to the windshield and floor. i know i have always found it a bit strange but i guess it isn't a new vehicle.
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 28, 2016, 02:26:18 pm
other than the installing new ball joints and getting the spindle off, everything else went fairly smooth. that ball joint press popped the old joints out like nothing but it was a fight to get the new ones in.  i am pretty happy with it other than the old calipers looks like crap compared to all my freshly painted parts. that may change soon tho since i think the caliper on the side that i was fixing might have seize up or crapped out. going to try tossing some brand new pads on to see if it makes a difference but i am not going to hold my breath.
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 27, 2016, 04:10:20 pm
i am getting a bit tired of being dirty but so close to re-assembling the hub. should look real nice when i am done. brand new ball joints and universal joints
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 15, 2016, 04:24:44 pm
ya. i have been working full time for about 4 month now. it is definitely making it hard to work on the thing but it will help pay for the work that it needs. i was pushing myself to get stuff done when i first got it but i started running out of steam. even the other night i ended up sleeping for nearly 12 hours.

ya he use to when he was in better shape. he is still willing to help out a bit here and there when he is feeling like it. i am pretty sure he would definitely be willing to do a bit of work on it so that he has something nice to drive when his ford breaks down again.
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 12, 2016, 04:36:24 pm
thanks. i have been pushing to try getting it fixed as quick as possible. i have even thought about dropping it off at my dads place just so that i can get the rust repair done while i am at work lol. almost been so busy working that i am having a hard time getting anything done. the shorter days don't help much either.
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 12, 2016, 04:07:26 pm
well i took it to a shop to see what they thought it would need and the shop was pretty impressed with it for its age. it still needs a lower balljoint, some minor rust taken care of, the windshield replaced and the brake/fuel lines secured better. i figure that is a pretty small list. i think there is also a leaking rear axle seal but as long as no fluid comes out i am not going to tell the shop. i ordered new seals for it but i want to get this thing on the road asap. i will feel a lot more comfortable sinking money into this thing once i get it on the road.
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
September 01, 2016, 02:47:15 pm
it hadn't been plated since 2009 according to the sticker that was on it. i haven't dropped the pan or changed the filter but the fluid is very fresh. the 1 transmission line developed a leak and it leaked lots of fluid out. i am pretty sure no damage was done from the leak but it help me change out most of the fluid. my dad also got the oil changed on it the other day and Canadian tire said it was safe for the road other than the tires and the door hinges needing to be oiled which i was happy to hear
Projects / Re: crazzywolfie's 89RC
August 29, 2016, 05:06:59 pm
yup. been very busy lately. spent most of sunday working on it. has all new main fuel lines, new washer fluid pump and used wiper motor. i also removed the power door lock actuators and inspected the passenger side power window motor. don't know why the motor is not working but it looks in good shape. it seems to run and drive pretty good but have stumbled accross 1 pretty big issue. the transmission has no 2nd gear and i think it might just be cheaper to get it rebuilt instead of just replacing the band. i was pointing the temp gun at the transmission pan and it said it was running at 220*F which is a bit high. i am thinking about sticking a 180*thermostat in the engine and see if it helps. it couldn't hurt. i am hoping to get the oil changed on it tomorrow but we will see. i gave it to my dad to see if the shop has any time to squeeze it for the free oil change using the coupon i have.