Sunday, April 11, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Ok lets start this post by making sure that the above picture is NOT with an original aftermarket rubber seal. I got one from Dennis Carpenter and its been mounted and under pressure for a few months and STILL it didn´t came close to letting the vent align with the cab. It was almost 1/4 of an inch above the cab, in the front of the vent. So I decided to take it into my own hands and modify the seal itself.
Above is the seal seen from above. I took a carpet knife and only extended the knife blade enough to penetrate one of the rubber walls, as the seal is hollow. Then I cut it on the inner most ridges, all the way around. Opening up the seal as seen below.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
This day the phone was obviously not the most important tool and I only got 1 picture of the process.
Earlier I have mentioned that I found a set of NOS Oil Pressure Gauge and Battery charge gauge on Ebay. My plan was to replace the F100:s stock oil pressure warning light and charge warning light. However I realized that no matter how good it is to have a pressure gauge instead of a warning light. A sudden loss in Oil preassure for some reason, it would be really easy to miss that the oil pressure gauge falls down to zero. So I decided to mount some red led:s that illuminates the oil pressure gauge thru the old oil pressure light warning switch. So if I get a sudden oil pressure drop the oil pressure gauge will illuminate all red.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
So decided to hack the aftermarket canceling clip away and mount the old one. I noticed the new one is of a soft sheet metal (thats why they had to weld it in place) the old one is out of spring steel and is abit of a paint to get in place, But once in place it wont budge.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
My kickdown switch was missing when I bought the truck. So ordered a reproduction unit, but it came without the locking nuts. 9/16 Unf-18 low profile brass nuts. I can tell you that they don't grown on trees in Sweden. Been searching everywhere. So now I have them on order at a local machine shop. They will machine them for me, from a 22mm Hex brass billet.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Just picked up the re-designed air cleaner. Now it fits a 4 barrel carb and a paper filter. I decided to hand out this sheet metal work, as this was out of my league. It was apparently a pain in the as to weld as the sheet metal was VERY thin is some places.
Tried to fix some dents and dings that wasn´t accessible during the rebuild bu tthe sheet metal was so thin that it would create a bigger problem trying to fix them. So decided to use bondo instead.