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Forum: 2009 - 2014 F150 Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Tedster9
OT: Fire240 - noticed that you have almost...

OT: Fire240 - noticed that you have almost 130,000 posts here at FTE, an average of thirty four (34!) posts a day, every day, since 2005!

Man, I thought I was bad! :)
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Tedster9
Well generators are simple devices. It's worth...

Well generators are simple devices. It's worth trying to polarize the generator. It could be the problem. Usually life isn't that simple, though. Remember that any battery requires about 2 volts...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Tedster9
Welcome to FTE Polarize the generator...

Welcome to FTE

Polarize the generator anytime it is disassembled or has sat for a ling time. It is not necessary after regulator replacement, or disconnecting battery, etc.

Always follow the...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 F150 Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Tedster9
Sounds like the OE battery had failed was the...

Sounds like the OE battery had failed was the actual problem, not so much a size issue. It was 6 years old after all.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Tedster9
Probably too skeered to drive it. What a waste

Probably too skeered to drive it. What a waste
Forum: 2009 - 2014 F150 Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Tedster9
There are tradeoffs. If we're assuming the same...

There are tradeoffs. If we're assuming the same size case, then for a given CCA rating the larger cranking amp battery will have more/thinner plates to provide for a bit more juice when starting....
Forum: 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 268
Posted By Tedster9
I'm a 20 year satisfied Pertronix customer...

I'm a 20 year satisfied Pertronix customer myself, it's just that people today make it sound as if points aren't much better than stone knives and bearskins. They aren't THAT bad.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Tedster9
You must be 100 miles from everything else too...

You must be 100 miles from everything else too though? Just trying to make sure you're making informed decision. Brass radiators are repairable. Aluminum, not so much.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By Tedster9
That bad, eh? I wondered about that.

That bad, eh? I wondered about that.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Tedster9
Welcome to the FTE! Thanks for the photos,...

Welcome to the FTE!

Thanks for the photos, that's quite a truck. Keep us posted.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Tedster9
Actually electrolytic capacitors tend to degrade...

Actually electrolytic capacitors tend to degrade much faster with long periods of disuse. This is why buying fresh stock is recommended. They can be reformed with careful ramping up of current...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-29-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By Tedster9
Check for rust and Bondo carefully, it looks...

Check for rust and Bondo carefully, it looks better than it deserves probably. Neat truck though, bring ca$h. You should buy it :)
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-29-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Tedster9
The top of what? The neck, or? I'm not the guy to...

The top of what? The neck, or? I'm not the guy to ask, but a typical repair job and pressure test should be quite a bit cheaper than even an aluminum replacement. Depends on your location though I...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By Tedster9
Definitely...some kind of disturbance, .....

Definitely...some kind of disturbance, .. something. *nods*
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-29-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Tedster9
I'd get a brass radiator repaired if possible....

I'd get a brass radiator repaired if possible. Depends. Where is it leaking?
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