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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-03-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By fixnair
Fluctuating voltage sounds like loose connections...

Fluctuating voltage sounds like loose connections somewhere. An easy way to test a charging system is to measure the battery voltage before you start the engine. Should be around 12v. Start the...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 04-26-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By fixnair
Thanks again JWA. I was thinking about getting...

Thanks again JWA. I was thinking about getting one of those aerodynamic add ons to help
Keep the blade against the glass.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-26-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By fixnair
It has existed since I owned the van. I have not...

It has existed since I owned the van. I have not renewed the arms, I merely switched the arms from left to right sides. They are different but it made no difference in performance. My thinking was...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 04-24-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By fixnair
Windshield wiper problem

i have a '03 wind star van. The wipers don't sweep the drivers side clean. It leaves a triangle patch of glass about 10" on a side right in front of the driver" very annoying.
I've changed arms,...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-24-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By fixnair
Windshield wiper problems

i have a '03 wind star van. The wipers don't sweep the drivers side clean. It leaves a triangle patch of glass about 10" on a side right in front of the driver" very annoying.
I've changed arms,...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 04-18-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12,548
Views: 537,003
Posted By fixnair
one has only to look at the wheel arches. Ford...

one has only to look at the wheel arches. Ford has always had arches that follow the wheel arch. Chevy has always had squared off wheel arches. Not very asthetically pleasing IMO.
Sorry for the...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 04-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12,548
Views: 537,003
Posted By fixnair
one has only to look at the wheel arches to see...

one has only to look at the wheel arches to see the difference. Ford has always has arches that follow the radius of the wheel. Chevy has always had squared off wheel arches. Not astheticly pleasing...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-26-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By fixnair
Rule of thumb calls for 10 PSI per 1000 RPM...

Rule of thumb calls for 10 PSI per 1000 RPM minimum. Therefore, 500 RPM= 5 PSI. 3000 RPM= 30 PSI. Below these readings you should investigate.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-13-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By fixnair
The whole purpose of the high mounted brake light...

The whole purpose of the high mounted brake light is to allow the driver behind the guy that's behind you a little advanced warning of when traffic in your lane is slowing or stopping. When ppl black...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-01-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By fixnair
Gives new meaning to "floatation tires".

Gives new meaning to "floatation tires".
Forum: Flathead V8 & Flathead 6 02-24-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By fixnair
As long as you use a good grade of lock tight you...

As long as you use a good grade of lock tight you can dispense of the lock washers.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-01-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By fixnair
For the sake of discussion, tell me how water can...

For the sake of discussion, tell me how water can move so fast through a radiator to shed it's heat and yet pick up heat in the engine moving at the same rate. Heat transfer happens on the molecular...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 01-31-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By fixnair
School me on dash cams

Got a new dash camera and installed it in our Lincoln the other day. I like it and it seems to work well. When I play it back on the TV the picture and audio is great. It records 10 minutes of video...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 01-24-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12,548
Views: 537,003
Posted By fixnair
All the talk about the donuts reminds me of the...

All the talk about the donuts reminds me of the last thing on my bucket list is to steal a donut truck & lead the cops on a high speed chase. Think that will get me on the 5 o'clock news?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-15-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By fixnair
Good stuff here. I agree water is the best for...

Good stuff here. I agree water is the best for heat transfer. Not the best though for corrosion protection. I also found the info about a 20% mixture being good down to 10*very useful. Central...
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