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SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/9/24 6:44 p.m.

Oh dang.  Fuel pump or fuel pump related.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/10/24 12:18 a.m.

Truck is at home in the house garage, up on jack stands in anticipation of dropping the fuel tank.

Not tomorrow though - I have physio after work, and while I usually have dreams of coming home and working on stuff, I'm usually lucky if I can even tie my shoes after the IMS and elecro-shock.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/11/24 12:40 a.m.

The fuel pump relay was clicking, and I tried bypassing the relay and powering the pump directly, but it wasn't working.  I think it's the connection inside the tank.  I remember building it going "this seems rinky-dink."

I re-did the internal connections , and it is now "robust."

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
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6/11/24 8:09 a.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

Hooray for robustness!

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/12/24 12:29 a.m.

Old and busted "hot" connection for the fuel pump (I'm using a Walbro 450):

I removed that gray connector, and crimped/soldered/heat-shrunk all the wires to their respective pins, with 12ga wire to the pump.  There should be no problem now.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
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6/15/24 12:13 a.m.

Back up to 8psi boost now, and with all eight cylinders properly firing ... HOOO BOY!!!!

I have a smile.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/16/24 9:06 p.m.

Added a relay to turn on the cooling fan during AC.  It's using the Trinary pressure switch off the accumulator.  Not sure I'm totally happy with the result, but we will see.

You can just barely see the reorganized relays to the right of the rad.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/23/24 11:27 a.m.
SkinnyG
SkinnyG PowerDork
6/27/24 10:37 a.m.

The bottom of the front air bags are mounted to a plate, with about a 3/4" riser on it to keep the bag in a happy place whilst sitting in the spring pocket of the control arms.

Problem is, as the truck is raised off the ground on a jack or a lift, the control arm moves in an arc downward and the bag bottom wants to move outward to stay perpendicular to its upper mount.

So, I welded about a 1-1/4" section of 2" pipe to the bottom of the bag mount/riser, as far over as I could and still access the mounting bolt. Kind of like a cup within a cup. This 2" pipe fits inside the existing hole in the control arm, and restricts the movement of the bag mount when the truck is raised.

What I had been finding, is the bags were sitting more horizontal than vertical, requiring more air pressure and netting less ride height.

MUCH better now, and the bags stay in place when the truck raised on a lift.

SkinnyG
SkinnyG PowerDork
6/28/24 11:19 p.m.

Last staff meeting of the school year.  I should have taken a picture of the entire parkinglot filled with white and black and dull. And me.

TurboFource
TurboFource Dork
6/29/24 6:30 a.m.

New car colors are mostly boring .....

SkinnyG
SkinnyG PowerDork
7/4/24 11:39 p.m.

Cool, in a sea of dull:

SkinnyG
SkinnyG PowerDork
7/5/24 8:35 p.m.

I thought the stub axles were sketchy. I was right.

No pictures of the tow truck this time....

SkinnyG
SkinnyG PowerDork
7/7/24 6:25 a.m.

 

I have a new "Princess Auto" axle on it now. 

Had to move the leaf perches because this trailer has them on 47" centers. 

Also had to open up the bore on the Chevette wheels to 2".

Also have to replace one tire that the tow truck operator blew up unloading off the roll back.  Why they didn't send a hook and boom with dollys is beyond me; I was very clear on the phone on what it is they were picking up.  Might as well replace both - they're 16 years old.

Funny bit: Tow truck guy had asked me to pull it forward so they didn't have to block half the lane to load it (I was mostly in the center lane).  Truck wouldn't budge the trailer at all.  No gentle pull.  Not even a brief freakin' hazer.  Nope.

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