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Electrical / Re: Weird issue
« Last post by bd on Today at 12:51:21 AM »
...With the blinker on, there is 1-2v on the blinker blade, there is .02 on the parking blade. Both jump with the blinker action.

When the parking lights are on, the parking blade sees 12v with the same fraction of a jump, while the blinker blade pulses between 4-7v...

What does this mean?
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Members Rides / Re: Ol' Blue - 1980 K1500
« Last post by Dr_Snooz on Today at 12:26:15 AM »
That first one is a handsome rig. Very nice!
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Members Rides / Re: New truck in the drive
« Last post by Dr_Snooz on Today at 12:14:42 AM »
Well, it is a wore out mess inside the tailgate, but it works just fine when I short the wires. The controller box has a ground screw that I didn't connect, like the instructions say I should. When I connected it, the motor stopped pulsing. Unfortunately, it went very slowly, and only in one direction: Up. It seems to lack the gumption to go down. I'm grounding to one of the bolts holding the regulator in place. There are 12 ohms between it and battery ground. I guess that's too much? Not sure how to do it any better though. I have self tappers but am reluctant to drill holes unless I'm sure it will be a good ground.
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General Discussion / Re: Did another thing..
« Last post by 78 Chevyrado on October 02, 2023, 10:56:52 PM »
Topper looks good man!   Can't wait to see more.
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Instrumentation / Re: Gas Gauge issue
« Last post by MIKE S on October 02, 2023, 09:55:46 PM »
Here is another thing you can try. The sending unit is variable resistor. Itís 88 ohms for full. 44 ohms for midpoint. And 1 ohm for empty. You can buy these resistors online cheap. If you can identify the wire from the sending unit to gauge, you can disconnect from the sending unit and hook up the resistor from the wire leading to the gauge and then to ground with key on to determine the accuracy of the gauge.
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Electrical / Re: Weird issue
« Last post by JohnnyPopper on October 02, 2023, 07:52:37 PM »
Well it's more bizarre than I can express.

With the blinker on, there is 1-2v on the blinker blade, there is .02 on the parking blade. Both jump with the blinker action.

When the parking lights are on, the parking blade sees 12v with the same fraction of a jump, while the blinker blade pulses between 4-7v.

With the blinker on, parking light off, the side 194 does nothing. With them on, it blinks brightly.

I found the the cab to motor strap was not connected, broken. replaced with one that I tied to ground cable at the alternator.

Burnished two ground points on the core above each headlight along with the grounding point of the negative cable at the alternator.

Created a strap between the core and the left fender.

Used DeoxIT at all points, after cleaning with brake cleaner.

Still no go!
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Instrumentation / Re: Gas Gauge issue
« Last post by MY1978 on October 02, 2023, 07:30:31 PM »
Thanks, wwaaaayyyyy  to involved for that.  I might just leave it alone and let it be my buffer.  That way if I hit "E", I will know I have at least 2-3 gallons left.
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Instrumentation / Re: Gas Gauge issue
« Last post by MIKE S on October 02, 2023, 02:18:36 PM »
The way I did it on my 78 SWB was take out the rear cab mount bolts. Loosen front cab bolts and then us a floor jack and a piece of flat 2x4 on the rear of the cab to tilt it. Then put some wood blocks between the frame and cab at the cushion mounts. You do not have to loosen the radiator support but you can if you feel it will put to much stain on them. You can easily access the top of the tank. If you need to take the tank out I would drain it.
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Body, Glass & Paint / Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Last post by jeremy.farlow on October 02, 2023, 08:57:00 AM »
So... the three year feedback.

The truck has spent most of the last three years outside. The Raptor has held up perfectly well... where I did a good job to begin with. There is some rust that obviously I didn't treat well enough that has reappeared.

No fading, no discoloration.

It's holding up quite well. That said, I wouldn't do it again.

As durable as the coating appears to be, and even sprayed in a way to get the smoothest finish, it's still a bedliner-product, designed to be a rough finish, and as such it just grabs every piece of dirt anywhere proximate to the truck. It comes clean... well enough, but dirt doesn't just run off like it would with a smooth paint surface.

I would consider the rockers, but would advise against doing the full vehicle... unless your desired result is to have something a little "Mad Max-ish". From closer than 15 feet or so it's very obvious that the truck isn't painted with proper paint. I'm in a metropolitan area, so we've definitely got dirtier rain, it shows.




Be safe




Jeremy
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Instrumentation / Re: Gas Gauge issue
« Last post by MY1978 on October 02, 2023, 06:46:05 AM »
Thanks, I don't mind the gravel.  Hint......Use a yoga mat makes great cushion over gravel.  I have 2 that I used when I skooting around under truck while doing the undercoating ordeal.  I will start low and work up. 

Although, I was thinking maybe not such a bad thing to have it register less than in tank.  By my calculations, I still had 5 gallons to go so what should be able to carry me to a local station to feed the beast. 

I need to pull the lower column bezel cover as my gear indicator is not indicating and I know why.  Just need to get that fixed.

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