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Oh ok, i will look into the fuse box and see what kinds of acc slots are there. As for the coil wire, i read that it is supposed to go to the negative... Not sure about that so we will see.

I hear ya guys on the Magnaflows, but what kind would you guys recommend? I don't know any of the types so you might have to tell me. I want a vicious growl and a nice low rumble at idle so if they got something in those lines that would be great.

As an update, i washed TGM today As well as my mothers Mach 1 mustang

Here be the beast all dirty
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And after i got it all clean, i didn't dry it cause it was drying by its self so i let it be.
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Looks pretty good cleaned up.

News, after i get my hitch done and a little further down the road i am going to get some custom plates for TGM, unfortunately they didn't have TGM available to use so i tried my name GruesomeJeans which is going to be GRSMJNS and that was available. So once i have about $100 extra to spend i am going to get that all done up.
Other than that nothing new has really been happening, i did notice when i start my truck after letting it sit overnight it does have a pretty good sized cloud of blue smoke but goes away after a few seconds, i doubt this is bad but your opinions would be appreciated. Other than that i have no more news.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:20 PM
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Im not sure on the coil wire. The truck looks great! Have you ever thought about a classic plate? I put a 1968 plate on my Mustang. It'd be different and it's usually only a few bucks to register it. Tho you'd have to locate a WA 1978 plate.
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Im not sure on the coil wire. The truck looks great! Have you ever thought about a classic plate? I put a 1968 plate on my Mustang. It'd be different and it's usually only a few bucks to register it. Tho you'd have to locate a WA 1978 plate.
Here in Texas you can get those but they only let you drive 1500 miles a year. I'm.not sure they check the mileage though
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There are two types sometimes one type is limited use like you said the other is just like a regular plate. Its cheaper to register for limited use but I wanna drive my classic!! At least that's the case in WV.
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So disconnect the speedo...

On the smoke it is the valve guide seals, they look like umbrellas and seal the top of the valve.
They are probably dry and brittle like plastic.

This is what mine looked like when I pulled them out.
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They were rubber originally...
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Raleigh1: Man when i read your post and aw the pictures i was like, "what the heck? What is he talking about smoke? what? Then i realized i had mentioned the smoke from my exhaust

As the plate goes, to have a classic plate here you can only drive to and from shows, and it has to be regulated to be able to drive freeway speeds. Since mine is my DD it won't work. I was going to try for those but found out i wouldn't be able too unless i owned a show car...

As for those valve guide seals, do you pull the valve covers to get to those? I
m not sure if the passenger side is the same but i would end up replacing them all.

I got the hitch installed, it took about 3 hours when it was only supposed to be about 1.5... The guy doing it was drilling the holes and didn't properly line up the hitch so the holes were off. But it all ended well and now i have a hitch. Turns out my truck had one on it previously that was cut off, there is even working trailer wires but i have to find a way to extend the wires down cause for some reason their tucked up next to the frame, i can't pull them down further without ripping the whole harness down. I am thinking, cut the wires and splice in long sections and reconnect the plug.
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[/quote]Turns out my truck had one on it previously that was cut off, there is even working trailer wires but i have to find a way to extend the wires down cause for some reason their tucked up next to the frame, i can't pull them down further without ripping the whole harness down. I am thinking, cut the wires and splice in long sections and reconnect the plug.[/quote]

You should be able to pick up a flat 4 wire extension at your local parts store. It will have a male and female end. Just use that, eliminating splices that could fail down the road.
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Replacing the valve seals is a bit more involved then just pull the covers. Have to mess with valve train.

Also you may be ok with the wires. The trailer should have some slack in the wiring to allow it to reach if its close.
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As far as valve guide seals go you can pull the heads and do head gaskets at the same time.
Another way to go is to
1. Pull the valve covers
2. Pull the rocker arms and push rods (be sure to keep them in order).
3. One at a time, place each cylinder at TDC.
4. Using a valve spring compressor, unload one spring at a time and remove the retainers (there are 2 halves on each spring).
5. Replace the seal.

Repeat for all valves.
I did it once in the past this way and it worked great.
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Oh man that sounds like a lot of work.... I didn't really want to pull the heads

As for the trailer wires, i need a 3 wire plug as i only have 3. There would be enough length for the trailer to just hook onto it but it is up in between the frame and the gas tank, i would have to lay down every time i wanted to connect the plug.
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You will need at least four to hook up basic trailer wiring. One wire carries signal for the running light/tail-light. Two wires are carry signal for the bright filament (blinker/brake). The fourth is usually a ground.

Some will have 5, six or seven wires when you add constant power and brake controllers.

The store wiring kits I've used before will typically have a chart in the box to explain the color codes so you know which wire goes where.

I've not seen a three wire connector for trailers. The standard four flat will have three male and one female (or the reverse for the opposite end) so you can't reverse the wiring when hooking up.
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You will need at least four to hook up basic trailer wiring. One wire carries signal for the running light/tail-light. Two wires are carry signal for the bright filament (blinker/brake). The fourth is usually a ground.

Some will have 5, six or seven wires when you add constant power and brake controllers.

The store wiring kits I've used before will typically have a chart in the box to explain the color codes so you know which wire goes where.

I've not seen a three wire connector for trailers. The standard four flat will have three male and one female (or the reverse for the opposite end) so you can't reverse the wiring when hooking up.
Thanks for the info, BTW welcome to FTE. As for my wiring, i hit it with a test light and found that the far right wire was the running lights the middle was turn signal and brake i think and the far left was ground. I will take a picture tomorrow to show you. It is a bit hard to get up in there cause of where it is but i will do what i can.
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You should have two turn signal wires. It may have had a ground tapped to the frame in that area instead of a wire but regardless you should still have at least two signal lights.
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So i got some pictures, turns out it is only 3 wires and i have an offsite ground (further down the wiring harness)
This is my new hitch, got the ball part in the back of the truck.
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The 3 prong connector in question, there are similar plugs nearby that are plugged into other connectors so i think those are brake lights
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I'm not sure what these 2 are for but there are 2 of the same on the passenger side as well. The white one has a constant power to it.
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And the 3 wires going to said connector. The far left is black with a yellow stripe, Center is green as if you guys didn't already know :P And the far right looks like it is a white or yellow.
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That is what i am dealing with, and it is in kind of a hard to reach spot so finding an extension of some sort would be nice.
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That is NOT a trailer wire harness.
That is the passenger side tail/signal/brake harness.
Looks like someone bypassed it and possibly hardwired it?

Good luck, wiring like that is a nightmare!
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