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Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Today, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Tedster9
Ron do you have any idea on how shelf life might...

Ron do you have any idea on how shelf life might work for a new battery? I know a lot of batteries are shipped "damp-dri" ; they are charged at the factory but the end user purchases electrolyte and...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 07:48 PM
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Views: 22
Posted By Tedster9
There are the "Damper Dudes" and the "Damper...

There are the "Damper Dudes" and the "Damper Doctors" both have online presence and rebuild or core exchange afaik.

This would be the way to go, the damper was lunched anyway after all this time,...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Today, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Tedster9
Tighter tolerances in bearings and piston/bore...

Tighter tolerances in bearings and piston/bore clearance? Engines generally last a lot longer today than the "good old days", around 100k an engine was ready for overhaul.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Tedster9
Yep, should be big honkin' port out of the...

Yep, should be big honkin' port out of the spacer, at the back? It will be a constant (always on) source of vacuum below throttle plates.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Today, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Tedster9
What or how much has the viscosity requirement...

What or how much has the viscosity requirement really changed over the years, and why? Are the lighter weight viscosity trends only for the supposed fuel mileage improvements? 10w-30 was the...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By Tedster9
Straight pipes out the back? I installed Porter...

Straight pipes out the back? I installed Porter steel-pac mufflers. They sound nice, and quiet enough around town.
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tedster9
We're spoiled here in the midwest, red and white...

We're spoiled here in the midwest, red and white oak, elm and hickory, locust, etc. Many many years ago out thar, I cooked a hamburger over some kind of pine or spruce or somethin'. Blech! Jeeze...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Tedster9
There isn't a lot of headroom with 30 amps, when...

There isn't a lot of headroom with 30 amps, when the ignition, lights and heater blower are all running. Maybe 5 amps or so left over? And the wiring in these is at least 50 years old. The critical...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By Tedster9
^^^^ Heat is what cripples them. The first cold...

^^^^ Heat is what cripples them. The first cold snap of the season in the fall is just the coup de grace. Sulfation is just a normal part of the battery charge/discharge process. Charging to 100%...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 475
Posted By Tedster9
Lots of folks take a prospective truck to a...

Lots of folks take a prospective truck to a trusted mechanic to have it checked out prior to purchase. Cost is minimal. Might not be a bad idea to bring a knowledgeable fella along before acceptance...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By Tedster9
Modern vehicles have all kinds of modules and...

Modern vehicles have all kinds of modules and gee-gaws that don't "go to sleep" for as much as a half hour or so after the last activity. The current draw is about equal to a headlight or somesuch....
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Tedster9
*whistles* That'll work! One thing that folks...

*whistles* That'll work! One thing that folks running stock generators need to keep in mind (you may not be, but) reserve minutes are important. Everyone focuses exclusively on CCA but unlike...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Tedster9
Those bean counters considered copper wire to be...

Those bean counters considered copper wire to be like gold, apparently.
Forum: Ranger & B-Series Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Tedster9
Welcome to FTE! Can your husband type? While...

Welcome to FTE!

Can your husband type? While it's real nice, very nice, for you to help there is definitely an additional layer of difficulty by going through information second hand. Diagnostics...
Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Tedster9
Welcome to FTE! Merlyn, with a truck...

Welcome to FTE!

Merlyn, with a truck that "vintage", the entire brake system needs to be gone through. There is no way around that. Could be just about anything, a burst brake line or hose,...
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