Saturday i bought a 1985 F150 2x4 inline 6 5spd.
The battery died on me yesterday and i traced the problem to the alternator. Im in the middle of getting the wiring all buttoned up but ive hit a wall. I need help!
When i pulled it all apart i noticed that some of the wires werent plugged into anything. If there is anybody local that could come help me out please call me.
Im in rancho cucamonga between the 210 and the 10 on archibald.
The wires I'm talking about are the "sta" or stator. Of the alternator it turns into 2 wires and I found 2 diagrams one showing it going to choke and another showing it going to ignition switch. Any input would help greatly!
I heard a rumor that if you wait seven years the vehicle "goes out of the system" and you can get it registered for a reasonable amount after an inspection. However, I have also heard more recently that nothing "goes out of the system" anymore. So I don't know if it is true or not. Hence the "rumor"
Tags might be good till next year but you have a pretty short window to register it in your name after you buy it. If you don't, you risk it being impounded if you are pulled over, and in the worst case, being arrested for suspicion of auto theft. I sold a bike years ago and that's exactly what happened to the idiot I sold it to.
I went through hell trying to get my new (to me)95 F250 smogged. The seller didn't have a cert but said she would pay for one. My smog guy said the exhaust had been modified, acording to the sticker under the hood. The seller insisted that it was OK. We finally took it to the state referee. Guess what? The factory changed the exhaust configuration in the middle of the model run. My truck had the right exhaust but the wrong sticker. GET THE CERTIFICATION UP FRONT, FIRST, BEFORE YOU HAND OVER ANY $$$! The happy ending: where we're moving you only have to get smogged when you sell, not every 2 years like down here.
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