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1960 F-100, starting problem

 
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Old 02-28-2002, 06:33 PM
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The 60 hasn't been started for several months.
It cranked 3 times, battery low. Charged a while at 10 amps,tried again but left charge on during crank. Got only dash lights,wouldn't crank.Then no dash lights either. Dash lights eventually came up,still not crank .
Charged at 2amps all night. Battery had 13 volts showing,tried again with same results. Dash lights but no crank,then no dash lights.
No headlights either.

Any ideas?!
 
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Old 02-28-2002, 06:42 PM
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1960 F-100, starting problem

Charge your battery over nite and take it down to the auto parts store and have them check it. My first guess is its shot
 
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:26 PM
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Thanks,I'll try that or maybe one I know to be good and see if there is different result.
 
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1960 F-100, starting problem

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 01-Mar-02 AT 01:45 AM (EST)]Make sure your battery, ground and solenoid connections are clean and free of corrosion. If they're not, they'll act just like that.

Other things to check are the wiring and ignition switch.
 
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Old 03-01-2002, 01:23 PM
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1960 F-100, starting problem

Once you get a battery you know is good, and all connections arae clean and tight if it still won't show lights or crank it may be the starter. I had a starter ground out on me and it would take a freshly charged battery down in one crank. Most likely it's just the battery.
Bob
 
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Old 03-04-2002, 10:55 PM
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1960 F-100, starting problem

So!! Was it the battery or did you find somethin' else??
 
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Old 03-11-2002, 10:14 AM
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Old 03-11-2002, 01:04 PM
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>So!! Was it the battery or did you find somethin' else??
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I put another battery from the car and it fired right up !
Noticed the neg cable was loose at removal , next day put old one back in but sure it was tight.
Fired up like before! Duh!!
Thanks for the concern and the help !!
I'm sure I'll need real help sometime !!!!
 

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