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Old 07-08-2012, 05:47 PM
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brand newbie user with electron problems

hello, I have been visiting the FTE website since I purchased my 77 f250 4x4 (351m) last March. Lots of very useful info to be found. Finally joined and have requested admittance to WA chapter so that I can meet/talk with the local crowd. Currently, I am going about trying to replace many of the "bolt-on" parts of the engine. I have already essentially replaced much of the front end (u-joints, axle races, brakes, etc.). Now I am having problems with the engine electrics. Have replaced the alternator (w/100A), regulator, battery, ig. module, ig. coil, etc. The problem now lies with getting a charge from the alternator. Can anybody reccomend a reliable mechanic in the south Seattle area w/ experience in the older Ford Trucks and their electrical systems?
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I don't know a mechanic but in know some fellow FTE members though could give you some things to try, one is named GreyStreak92 Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - View Profile: greystreak92

This guy knows a ton about electronic stuff, and i highly recommend talking to him.
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Thanks for the contact. I'll try to start a dialogue w/ Greystreak92. Pretty sure that its my miswiring the new voltage reg. plug.
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It could be, shouldn't be too difficult to rewire. Also check your grounds and stuff to make sure it is all correct and not shorting.
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hello, I have been visiting the FTE website since I purchased my 77 f250 4x4 (351m) last March. Lots of very useful info to be found. Finally joined and have requested admittance to WA chapter so that I can meet/talk with the local crowd. Currently, I am going about trying to replace many of the "bolt-on" parts of the engine. I have already essentially replaced much of the front end (u-joints, axle races, brakes, etc.). Now I am having problems with the engine electrics. Have replaced the alternator (w/100A), regulator, battery, ig. module, ig. coil, etc. The problem now lies with getting a charge from the alternator. Can anybody reccomend a reliable mechanic in the south Seattle area w/ experience in the older Ford Trucks and their electrical systems?
How do you know your not getting a charge? What is your diagnosis from?
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Spikechaser, were you able to find a good mechanic in the Seattle area who likes to work on old Fords? Am having trouble locating a good one, and may have bit off a bit more than I can chew on my new "old" truck. Thanks.
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