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not to get off topic but are those solar panels on your neighbors roof. ive never actually seen a house with solar panels like that. at first glance they looked like skylights but theres way too many to be skylights.
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Yeah they are solar panels. They just bought that place for $460 then added them. When they are not home they charge up and accually make the elec. meter turn backwards and credit them money.

Mine just spins real fast in one direction lol
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Yeah they are solar panels. They just bought that place for $460 then added them. When they are not home they charge up and accually make the elec. meter turn backwards and credit them money.

Mine just spins real fast in one direction lol
No offense to you whatsoever, but that's a crock of bull shikakah. Solar panels will charge a battery, but not turn the electrical meter backwards. There is a one-way bearing in the meter that allows it to only rotate in one direction. You have to completely dissemble the meter to turn the dial backwards.

The only way the solar panels can provide power to the house is with a dedicated system that bypasses the meter altogether.
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No offense to you whatsoever, but that's a crock of bull shikakah. Solar panels will charge a battery, but not turn the electrical meter backwards. There is a one-way bearing in the meter that allows it to only rotate in one direction. You have to completely dissemble the meter to turn the dial backwards.

The only way the solar panels can provide power to the house is with a dedicated system that bypasses the meter altogether.
but if the electric company is getting the excess energy, they will give them credits on their bills.....

great news that you are starting installing things! i can't wait to see it done!
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No offense to you whatsoever, but that's a crock of bull shikakah. Solar panels will charge a battery, but not turn the electrical meter backwards. There is a one-way bearing in the meter that allows it to only rotate in one direction. You have to completely dissemble the meter to turn the dial backwards.

The only way the solar panels can provide power to the house is with a dedicated system that bypasses the meter altogether.
Well the power company installed it and for doing it the power company will pay a huge percentage of it and you get a more money back on you taxes too. His meter does turn backwards the powercompany sets it up for it. He has a big mainframe that comes with it too that's in his house.

BTW NFS...clean out some of your PMs it wont let me send you anything.
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I've made a lot of progress and ran into a lot of problems since I last posted.

First big thing is the fuel system. The gas tank will NOT fit between the body and the carrier cross member. I think I might just get a late model drive shaft and 86 the cross member all together.

I figured out all the wiring and installed the dash using the entire 03 insides but used the light grey dash pad from my 96 so it will match. I'm also using the 03 column, steering wheel and inst. cluster so it looks great and I have tilt now.

I'm going to have to buy the fuel line assembly and possibly a new pump because the lines are cut and there is a broken end on the top of the pump where one of the lines go. I really need an exploded view of the fuel system with Ford part numbers so I know what I need. I have all the components to the evap system and fuel system it just sucks they are all cut up.

If anyone here has a late model Ranger they are parting out I need a bunch of stuff.
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got any new pictures?
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got any new pictures?
I'll take some tomorrow..
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Sweet, what are you going to do as far as exhaust?
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I have the 03 Y-pipe and all 4 cats so I will use those so the computer's happy. After that I'm using 2 1/2 mandrel pipe a 40 series or something similar to a side exit. But instead of a regular tip I'm using square stock and welding expanded metal to the front of it so it looks cool.
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