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AHorseThief
03-05-2012, 11:08 PM
So I've been battling starting problems in addition to working on getting a working speedometer and parking brake. I got the parking brake rebuilt thanks to the rebuild kit and Coolerman's site (http://www.globalsoftware-inc.com/coolerman/fj40/34G.htm).

While I was in there, I replaced the speedo driven gear and now know how fast I'm going. Hanging out under there reminded me that I had an oil leak from somewhere. I decided to drop the oil pan and replace the gasket. Once I dropped the oil pan it became apparent that the rear main seal could use replacing too. To make me feel better about the scope creep I took some pictures.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6958056725_0dc5fba754.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/goofyat210/6958056725/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6958056511_d1674a3a16.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/goofyat210/6958056511/)

On the plus side, after replacing the gaskets I fired it up and didn't find any oil leaks.

The idea for fixing the starting involved getting a Ford starter solenoid installed on the fender, replacing the three butt connections and one plug from the battery to the main power to the cab with a ring connector. It ended up looking like this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6811945800_36d18673ae.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/goofyat210/6811945800/)

So far, it seems to have solved my intermittent starting problems.

Now the main mechanical issue I'm dealing with is that I have no fuel separator or charcoal canister. With the addition of the Ford starter and the existing solenoid for the winch, I don't have any room on the fender for the charcoal canister. Does anyone have any ideas on an alternate location for the canister, keeping in mind that I have obnoxious headers?

subzali
03-06-2012, 08:25 AM
Hang it off the battery cable :p:

AHorseThief
03-06-2012, 07:47 PM
I probably have the right size zip tie, and the hoses will provide stabilization...:hill: