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Old 07-09-2007, 10:15 AM
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Looks sweet Chris! I think it should be called "The Great Pumkin'"
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I think the surgery really got you motivated
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:55 PM
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lookin' freakin' awesome!!!
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:26 PM
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Thanks everyone. Anyone good at wiring? I turned the key the other day and nothing. I've only got the battery + side hooked up to the starter. I think there's something else.

I've also got to get fluid in the front & rear diffs, and fill & bleed the clutch master and brake lines. Oh, and I've got to hook up the power steering yet.

I may end up buying a Grant steering wheel for it. With the 55 column in it and my healthy appetite, it's a little tight in the drivers seat. Has anyone had experience with Grants?

It's probably going to stay relatively untouched for a month or so, now. I'm doing something scuba related every weekend through mid-August.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:37 PM
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the starter grounds to the bellhousing but needs a grounding strap to the frame to work. You should also have the + and another wire for cranking. The newer starter/crusiers have a 4th wire that supplies the coil 12volts during cranking as well.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:00 PM
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I may end up buying a Grant steering wheel for it. With the 55 column in it and my healthy appetite, it's a little tight in the drivers seat. Has anyone had experience with Grants?
I've got a Grant in my 40...Seems decent. I don't really have anything to compare it to other than my old '76 40 with the stock steering wheel and no PS. I would say without PS the Grant would be too tiny to be useful unless you were built like Arnold Swartzenwhatever

I bought a new Grant steering wheel last year to replace my existing one but haven't swapped it out yet (story of my life). If you'd like your welcome to borrow the old one and try it out to see it you like the size. Problem is I think you'd need to buy the adapter just to test it . Or, if I ever get my 40 back on the road you're welcome to test drive it and see what you think of the Grant . Maybe by the August meeting
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Cool. Thanks Jeff. Where did you buy it? Did you get a good price?
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Cool. Thanks Jeff. Where did you buy it? Did you get a good price?
I'm not sure where I bought it from . Possibly from SOR during one their "sales" or maybe Jegs after I pilfered the info from SOR on what they sell. I also bought one of the Grant Vehicle Security Systems and steering wheel bags as well at or around the same time. Seems Jegs has pretty good prices but I didn't search too much.

My vision was of 4-wheeling around Ouray with the top off, stopping in town for lunch, popping off the steering wheel, putting it in the bag, eating lunch, and coming back out to the 40 still sitting where I parked it . Ah, someday that may actually happen
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i've had a grant in the 40 since i built it (the same one that came out of my old gmc). no issues.
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Looking good there Chris! You should use the Ralley for insporation
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