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Old 03-06-2012, 12:08 AM
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Default Alternate Charcoal Cannister Mounting Locations

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.

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.





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:



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?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:25 AM
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Hang it off the battery cable
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I probably have the right size zip tie, and the hoses will provide stabilization...
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