So I just got my truck all back together, after a week of seating valves, and new gaskets... Now I am getting an air leak, it is coming out of the throttle rod that connects the butterfly venturies, I have heard from a couple of people this is common for the Motorcraft 2100's, because they don't have bushings like others do. I can't afford a new carb or anything like that. Is there a way to fix this? It is newly rebuilt and because of my massive missing problems, I couldn't catch on to it before.
1 other thing. I noticed when starting my truck, when turning it over- you can turn it nonstop and nothing will happen, the truck WILL NOT fire until you stop turning it over, this is a bit weird to me, anyone know why this happens?
P.S. I moved this thread here in hope of finding an answer (BII thread doesn't get answers often enough)
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Notice the little "S" and "R" next to the ballast resistor? That's the "START" and "RUN" outputs from the ignition switch.
The "R" goes through the resistor. The resistor is there to reduce the average voltage output to the spark plugs. The spark doesn't have to be as "hot" while running, and it keeps the entire DuraSpark unit from running hot.
The "S" supplies a full +12 volts to create a hotter spark during the time the starter motor is lugging down the battery voltage. It helps to have a little hotter spark while starting.
My guess is that you don't have the wire from the "S" to the coil, the one that effectively "bypasses" the resistor. Make sense to you?
That "S" source can come from one of the small terminals on some Ford-type starter solenoids, from the ignition switch directly, or even from the starter motor.
If the DuraSpark came from the factory, it would be there.
However, since you modded the B-Twice to add DuraSpark, it's possible that you may have missed adding that wire.
If you were to put a multi-meter (reading voltage) on the "BAT" side of the coil (other wire of the voltmeter to ground) what would the voltage be during "CRANK"? If it's next-to-nothing, there's your problem. If it's close to battery voltage, that's not your problem.
The engine WILL run normally, once started, right?
Is that because the resistor is built into the harness, or is the design different to not use a resistor at all?
There's still something amiss when the truck won't start until you release the key from "START" to "RUN".
I followed the Rangerstation Duraspark swap for my 84, and no ballast resistor was needed per the instructions, it runs flawlessly. I think that resistor must go, and was only for the 85' yr models. Why... I have never researched, all I know is it WORKS!!
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