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Project Big Red

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by laserjock, May 18, 2013.

  1. laserjock

    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    Took the truck for a good test drive tonight. Some freeway. Some back roads. Runs great. One minor issue popped up.

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    I’m having an issue with my timing meter though. It’s telling me the timing is advancing with rpm. That’s not right (I think...) I suspect my line clamp is bad but I’ll have to figure that out after the trip. It runs good. I bumped the timing up a little so most of the idle haze is gone. It’s showing 9 degrees at idle for what that’s worth. If it’s right, that should be close to 7. I can see the cold advance drive the timing up and down so I really don’t think it’s anything pump related. I think I saw this with the other pump too at some point. Anyway, that’s for another day.
     
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  2. IDIBRONCO

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    I have no idea what the timing is supposed to be at during an idle. Isn't the timing always checked at medium RPM like 2000 RPM?
     
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    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    What's up with the mirrors? I wish my mirrors had a better view too, but I ain't looking to knock out pedestrians when driving along a sidewalk, lol.



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    That's probably why that mirror is missing in the picture!;Poke:joker:
     
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    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    Hey!! Don’t poke fun at my custom tow mirrors!!


    LOL LOL LOL

    They were a super hurry up temporary to get me to the KY rally. Well... temporary is relative right?
     
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    I was actually driving home yesterday thinking how nice some super duty mirrors on those vent window mounts would be. Then I started thinking where would I mount the switch, how much the ordeal would cost and came back to reality! The driver side is what sucks the worst for me in regards to mount position. The passenger side works pretty good and I have discovered with a turned up pump and being na I can mash the go pedal and people get out of my blind spot real quick.
     
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    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    I have a set a the chebby tow mirrors. I was working on a mount solution that did not include the standard window plate ordeal but I ran out of steam. Maybe some day.
     
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    Then you have kooks like me that start wondering what it would take to put heaters and motors in the OEM style mirrors. There does seem to be enough room in there if we took something from a smaller car. Driving a 2005 made me appreciate heated mirrors.

    I really need to dial back my list of projects though...:frustrate
     
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    I bought a set of slip-on tow mirrors for use when hauling the camper. They slip right over the factory mirror and obviously when the camper comes off they can be easily removed and you're right back to stock appearance. Should take a photo and post it, slick design.
     
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    Pics! IMG_0641.JPG IMG_0642.JPG IMG_0643.JPG IMG_0641.JPG IMG_0642.JPG IMG_0643.JPG

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    I've got a set just like those. They work well.
     
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    Well, trip was great other than the truck still running hot. Discussion of that is here:

    https://www.oilburners.net/threads/how-hot-is-too-hot.89648/

    Before all that, I had fun with this.

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    Yep. Trying to pack and hitch the camper. Truck wouldn’t start.

    I was really close to wiring in a starter button but I actually found a way to do this without splitting the tilt mech.

    I wish I could claim credit but Google and YouTube to the rescue. Here is the post I found on FTE.

    https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1130372-ignition-actuator-the-easy-way.html

    The long and short of it is the actuator won’t go back in in one piece. So if you cut the bottom nub off at the notch, you can just get the actuator in with the tilt mech together. The trade off is that you don’t need the key release anymore on manuals or you can shut the truck off and remove the key while still in gear with the auto. No brainer for me especially in the time crunch I was in.

    I also have discovered my remote 12 volt source is not functioning for some reason. Have to dig into that.
     
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    If I read this right, that's exactly what I did with my Blue Truck last fall. I wasn't sure if it was "right" or not, but it still works. Of course it only needs to go in "on" and "accessory". I am using a push button.
     
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