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Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2824493
09/24/20 11:08 AM
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10 ohms, sender to any ground, is about right for about full and shouldn't read past the full mark on the gauge. I'd still be interested in a resistance reading from the gauge lead to a good ground as it sounds grounded there. If it's the same 10 or 11 ohms based on which tank is selected, run them down and see what happens. If it's lower at the gauge than at the sender, ya got something grounded that shouldn't be. Tank selector switch issue?


75 Charger SE - 440/4, cop suspension
76 Daytona - survivor
76 Daytona - tweaked
77 PW - macho clone, sno-commander, frankenram
79 RC - this was your fathers 4x4
79 LRE - More fun than it looks
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RWG75] #2824825
09/25/20 06:24 AM
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Well...after laying under the dash and under the truck almost all day with jumper wires, test light and ohm meter I got frustrated, unplugged the hot side to both sumps and bolted the truck back together, everything works but the gas gauge...if it runs out of gas on one tank I'll just switch to the other drinking. While I had it apart I installed a NOS Sun Super Tach II that I had on the shelf, took the truck into to town to grab something to eat and top off both gas tanks, no rattles, no wind noise...man this thing runs out nice....at 2900 RPM@70 laugh2....on a side note, I found some burnt wires in the driver's side frame rail that could be the fuel gauge issue but I will have to pull the frame tank to further investigate and I'm not doing that until I get my lift installed in a month or so...


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1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
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2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2825412
09/26/20 07:57 PM
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The fuel gauge didn't work in my 74 when I got it. Found some cut wires along the rockers, fixed that, still didn't work. Turned out the circuit board was bad. Soldered a jumper wire from the sender to the fuel gauge nut on the back of the board and now it works like a champ.


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Re: New project truck found! [Re: Guitar Jones] #2828786
10/05/20 06:57 AM
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Well the old/new Dually got some work in this weekend, drove it on a 160 mile round trip to pick up my brothers 80 model SWB to put floor pans in it. Averaged 65-70 mph@2800-2900 rpm and got 8mpg. Really happy with the way it drives, cab is tight, wind noise is minimal and all things (except the gas gauges) seem to be operating normally. I have the beginnings of night blindness so I'm going to be looking to upgrade the headlight performance, my trip back in the dark with "old school" headlights was not fun on the dark two Lane country roads between here and my brothers house eek not real fond of hog or deer hunting with the front end of this truck... tsk


1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2829100
10/05/20 10:02 PM
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I put a headlight relay on my old car, and it made a huge difference on the headlight brightness. I added the super bright sealed beams before, but the relay kit did more for me then the super bright lights did. Gene

Re: New project truck found! [Re: poorboy] #2829230
10/06/20 11:08 AM
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Aside from the gas gauge, the new addition sounds like a happy camper. That's a simple circuit, so it will be a dumb problem.

As for old age and road kill:

I ran deer whistles for a while and kinda think they helped but could be placebo effect. I've missed a ton of deer but did clober one and bambi did not cross the road. I hit it doing at least 45-50 in my RC and hit the thing square and flat with the front end in the dark going to work. Driving between a lake and a field I saw one on the right, spotted his buddy on the left, thought I had room to shoot the gap, bozo punched it and [tried to] cross in front of me. I was back on the gas too and bam!

Dented the already dented fender when it spun around, broke a head light and that's it because I got the shoulder / head right in the grille guard. Before and after and ya can see where the grille was bent under the head light - get the full width.

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75 Charger SE - 440/4, cop suspension
76 Daytona - survivor
76 Daytona - tweaked
77 PW - macho clone, sno-commander, frankenram
79 RC - this was your fathers 4x4
79 LRE - More fun than it looks
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RWG75] #2829324
10/06/20 02:41 PM
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Weatherford, Texas
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Ouch! Lately around here the hogs have been worse than the deer and with most of them being black or dark colored I need as much light as I can get to see them, I passed a spot on the road that night where somebody had hit a sow and at least 4 piglets all at the same time, there was skid marks and pig remnants all the way into the ditch shock


1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2833268
10/16/20 06:29 AM
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Couple of updates...got crackedback's new harness installed, new halogen headlights installed and built a "Harry homeowner" headlight alignment board, the harness installed perfectly, no fuss/no muss and the lights are nicely bright and whiter now up The gas gauge is still goofy, it slowly moves from full to empty as you're driving, within approximately 100 miles it will show empty even though it still has 20 gallons n the tank shruggy

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1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4 Speed Dana
1967 Small block Dart under construction (almost finished)
1974 Dodge P/U Long Bed Stepside 318 Auto
1976 D300 in work
1981 CJ 7
2016 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500
Re: New project truck found! [Re: RapidusMaximus] #2833311
10/16/20 09:07 AM
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Bugs to sort out and all...she sure do look sweet!


Dave


1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: New project truck found! [Re: basketcase] #2833319
10/16/20 09:26 AM
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Nice Truck Rob!! Glad you got that where you can see at night. Nice to see your shop up and going.

Re: New project truck found! [Re: blewbyu] #2833986
10/17/20 06:40 PM
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Nice job on the installation and headlights.

Thanks for the purchase and if I can assist in any other way, call or email.

Rob

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