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Old 12-20-2010
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Up until about four years ago we could burn yard scrap,too many city dwellers(just grew up in apartment buildings with a corner grocery store,thats where food comes from it doesn't walk or swim.ya know. ) have moved here,and there was a pile of them kaiyai-ing about garden/yard waste bonfires and wood stove smoke. So the city put a ban on backyard burning,so now we have to truck it to the appropriate facility and pay them for us to offload.They take it out to a chipper/composter facility(Who probably pays them as well)We are allowed to have a small contained fire for a BBQ on the yard in the not fire season ,not sure might have to notify the fire dept first tho.
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huh wow that is rediculouse, you have to pay the fee to unlead, and the gas, i think it might even be free to take wast down to the township building were i live, so yeah let me know when you get to finish your truck, so is she running good now?
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Get back to you when I get on with the truck again

]Well ,starting the new year with two yard ornaments on the back yard,can't tell you how many hours crawling over around and under the thing,fed up going to let it sit awhile.Locked up all the tools in the garage,and went back at the house,n went out to try the New system on the Shrimp Dragger, so came home @ 4:30 pm tonite from 4am and brought home a feed of Sidestripe Shrimp .It may be a dead cell in the battery,the alternator doesn't seem to be charging it up,the air is in the in line filter again,it was starting and dying,now its not starting and running,even off a charger or jumpers.changed alternators from the parts truck,and they both act the same. Was going to test the regulator and then it hit the point that when starting it ,it wouldn't run. changed 2 rubber fuel hoses again and clamps on 4.Need to take a break from it. Shrimp 'n garlic butter on the menu tomorrow.
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there we goo i like your tast in food, haha, but that sucks that it took a step back, hmm, i'm stating to think though that it might be somthing internal, you already did everything exteral, bu maybe the carb is clogged or the intake in gummed up, who knows, project for another day, try throwing some carb cleaner in there, worth a try, i'd check the fuel intake system form the carb in.
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That is probably a good plan on where to start next when I go back to it in a few days time .Thanx once again
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hey your welcome, i mean it hasto be internal, so have fun, hopefully all it needs is some carb cleaner.
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Sorry haven't been here in so long, still /or back at fighting with the truck a lil bit.May have the fuel starving /air in -line filter sorted out ,will know soon .
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alright let me know then
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Hi agin Jordan,Apologies for bein so long.Worked out the spark,n fuel stuff over two days last week.Borrowed a battery for a couple days,Got the truck goin .What a trip. Took the fuel pump off, and the one off the parts truck, then realized the 6 banger wasn,t interchangable.then Bill noticed a lil flipper on one side of the pump had "Jumped" out of track,and he thought maybe that was the problem .so reinstalled the new pump,I had switched to the full back tank(HAHA) No start then we ran a direct line from that tank to the fuel pump puttin gas in the carb trying to get it goin.No go then he crawls under taps on the tank says" thought you said this tank was full" I Think/ Say "you didn't put the hose in deep enough.(IT IS) and he says" this tank is empty!!!" & it was,someone had helped themselves(As this Fall /Winter for the first time hadn't been locking the gas caps.So we stuck the hose in the Jerry can to the fuel pump and LO & BEHOLD the TRUCK RAN. So I carted the jerry can to fill it up again @ the garage, poured it in too.Started the truck drove it on the borrowed battery and had my battery & the Alternator tested. Both hooped and the regulater had been changed too.Brakes acted up, Changed the fluid resevoir &new fluid ,bled the brakes,and as my daughter refers to it the Franken Truck is going again .Next will be gettin to the mufflers I moved out of my bedroom to the garage.So much stuff to catch up on .My Dad passed away and I just came home from the services up in the interior,so I am weary and napping
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nice haha, so it was the fuel pump all along, man the things we overlook, well its good you got it, so are your brakes good now that you bled them? and i hate it i had a problem with getting my gas syphoned a while back too, it bull, the nerve some people have, but the locking gas cap fixed it just makes it a more pain in the *** for me at the pump
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Yeah,Brakes are good for awhile,all the fluid levels seem to be maintaining now,gas caps R locked.Changed the mickey mouse wire that had 4 joins in it too. Takin anuda breatha from the truck an working on the house agin.
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alright have fun let me know when you finish, at least your almost done :D now i get to find out where the short is in my clearance lights circuit
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Oh thanks for reminding me I have one back up bulb that keeps going out after I change the bulb
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so when you change the bulb every time it blows, huh struange, either you got really ****tly bulbs, its almost like they get too much power somehow, i guess you could check the voltage at the socket, even though if that one was somehow getting too much power the other bulbs would blow, and a short would blow a fuse not a light bulb, halogen buld would blow if you touch them but a revers light would be halogen, man your trcuks a realy attention getter, it always finds somthing strange to happen, lol, yeah i'm thinking the short in my lights is were the wires runinto the roof, but it sucks that i have to take the visor off to see, i think since its bent, and it's bees soo cold around were i am that after soo long it might of cracked the insulation.
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oh, quick thought, its possible the bulbs were misshandles like droped at the store or what ever, and hit hard enough that it wasn't broken but weakend the filament, thats the nly other way i can think of to prematurly blow a bulb out.
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You come up with some damn fine ideas,you're good at problem solving,and stretching outside of the expected.Good Luck with yore short.Ten years ago a friend told me my middle name was trouble,this year another one asked how long ago was it I broke the mirror,and my daughter tells me to get rid of my freakin Franken Truck.I Luv my Baby (THE TRUCK) & of course the other one too.
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haha, yeah sometimes certain things just have strange things causing them, and i love my truck too so i know how that goes, haha, i'm building mine up pretty soon, once i get some money to burn. :) i found the short, somehow the wire got in the way of the e-brake and got pinched so i moved the wire and the lights didn't blow the fuse, so wripped it with electical tape and tucked behind the plastic.
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