Well,--- Finally got the truck started. ---there are NO electric fuel pumps anywhere on this model year, ( 97), and they use a 2- stage mechanical pump on them, mounted it right under the turbo so everything has to come off to replace it. Went to put battery charger on it to try turning it over again and noticed the positive cable on the right battery was white. (left battery looked o.k.), so went to remove cable and the bolt was ate in half, just sitting there not holding the clamp tight. ---- the starter turned engine over just fine, only wouldn't start. While I had that cable off and cleaned it, --I took the neg side off and cleaned it too. -- Then I had to put new bolts in the clamps and got them tight. After all this I decided to see if it would still turn over, so I hit the heat cycle a couple of times and then hit start and the first piston that hit compression fired and died!!-- scared the hell out of me!! lol!!, so I ran the heat cycle a couple more times and tried the starter again, --- it was turning and firing and soon it started and ran like it always did! The only thing I can figure out is that some of the sensors get power from the right battery and the starter runs off the left one, and until both batterys are making contact it wont run. --- A real work of art for sure!! Still have a couple of injectors going bad , misses a wee bit on idle, but hits on all 8 at high rpm's. Goofy automatic transmission not working the greatest, but may have found a "donor truck" that has a 5- speed manual with a new clutch just put in a while back. I really want to do the swap to the good manual transmission so if I can make a deal with the guy he will sell me the old truck. Actually he wants to trade it to me on an old Farmall 806 gas tractor that I have here and need it gone, so we will see what comes of this deal! Thanks ;sonny P.S. ---- NEVER buy anything with a 7.3 diesel motor in it!!!!
And if you don't like "Right Sing Radio" or podcasts try: The No Agenda Podcast Those guys simply pick on everybody.
Highly recommend episkde 1145 "dead meat" program between about ~30 -55 minutes. Highly informative as to all the bruhaha over social media point of view censorship going on lately. (It's all about follow the money!)
I have dug deeper into the strut support, it turns out the crack in the fiberglass was allowing water to seep into the hull around the strut. I decided to cut all the old stuff out down to the hull and start over. Here is where it sits now before starting to rebuild it. I'm waiting on epoxy resin to come in to get back to work on it.
before that here is the ground out bottom side that will be patched up
This one is a classic... I can hear the cries of BS now! But if you actually read the story and learn just who design engineer was friends with... it all become MUCH more plausible....
Okay, the story here is that a current engineer was working on an old music synthesizer from a Berkley CA school.... when he suddenly began tripping. As in on LSD. And, quite possibly some top quality stuff!
It helps if you know a bit of drug world history. Read Tom Wolfe's "Electric Cool Aid Acid Test".
Tried it in gear, no go, --it's got the 2 middle pistons stuck bad!---motor still in tractor, so not sure of the next step. May have to take the motor out, gotta put new rings in it, lots of carbon in the head and on top of pistons.
Looking for a way to clean up rats nest wiring on your projects? Well, there is a long time proven technique used in military equipment which will work as well on DIY projects as it does on high priced military equipment.