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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2019, 11:02:11 AM »
Congratulations, hoping to hear more adventures from you at the UP land!
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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 12:16:04 PM »
Glad you are able to keep the land, they aren't making any of that anymore :)

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2019, 04:25:27 PM »
Good truck Iíve got well over 200,000 on mine, and it still drives great

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2019, 04:59:14 PM »
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Does anyone do Krown under coating?
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Krown or Rust Check are two of the best that I know of. I have a 2004 rav4 that was undercoated with Rust Check every year since new and is pretty much rust free, keep in mind that I live in the place that is known as one of the worst for rust with salt air, salt on the roads in winter, high  temperature swings and humidity so if it works here it should work about anywhere.
They drill holes to access spaces that can't be sprayed from under like doors, door post and rocker panels. Its well worth the trouble if you want your vehicle to last.

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2019, 05:59:05 PM »
It appears Krown is only Canadian?
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2019, 09:32:31 PM »
Their locations finder shows one at:

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2019, 10:05:59 PM »
You might be a different person if you had to sell that land in the UP.  great story.
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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:40 AM »
Nice truck.  I agree with the marsh mellow analogy with any low to the ground car.  Good deal on keeping the land. 

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2019, 09:37:37 AM »
Its great when things come together, and it wasn't even the plan!
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2019, 01:34:42 PM »
That's got to feel good.  Congrats.

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2019, 03:35:12 PM »
Thanks for all the acknowledgements. :)

Its so cold I haven't done anything with the mustang except get it moved up into the slot in the garage where Hoopty was do I could "push" my 8n back in. It wont start from being outside because its so cold. I put it in the barn and have a propane heater pointed on it to try and get it to come back alive before we get the big snow predicted.

The mustang may be a hotrod by looking at everything on the engine. I see the very first thing I need to do is get some different plug wires and some sort of heat protection for them. the ones on it are cooking on the headers.

I had already worked on this car before I even bought it.  The fellow that had it likes cars, has several cars. KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT CARS. :D  The mustang quit on him this summer. just died going down the road at 55mph.  He had it towed home and it had been in his garage.  In our talks I had grilled him on it trying to trouble shoot it, because it was going to have to run for me to consider it.   The car has a MSD box, with a MSD distributor and coil. It has a duel pump holly and electric fan, and electric fuel pump and an electric water pump and a huge stereo with an amp in the trunk.

Does it have spark? He didn't know. Fuel? "well, I had filled it up 10 minutes before it died." Hmmmm.   Anyhow, talking to him, he was being straight forward and I figured the way it quit it was something simple.   When I got down to Rockford to look it over Saturday morning, I took a spark tester, a 12 volt test light, my battery load tester, and a can of starting fluid. First thing I checked for was spark.  No spark at the coil. I tested for current and there was a hot wire going to the MSD box, but I could not get it to activate and fire the coil. So, maybe low voltage, so, I was going to test the battery. it might be charged as he said, but it needs to put out at least 10.2 volts to ftrigger the MSD box. I went to unhook the negative cable, and it came off with a twist. AHA!   I went ahead and tested the battery and it was fine, so I cleaned the terminal and put them back on. This thing is a wiring nightmare. Another first thing I will need to do when it gets warm is to clean up all them wild wires. Okay, tested the multi spark, still nothing. I find two cheap crimp on wire extension connections and redo those. Nope, nothing. So I take and put the coil wire back on the coil but unhook the box from it and try to trigger the box. Another aha! Now the box triggers! Nothing wrong with the box as long as it is not hooked to the coil.  I forgot to add, this guy got some advice from his coworkers that the problem must be the msd system. So he had bought a whole new box, distributor and coil and put it on (hence the cheap connectors) So, now I know the battery is good, the box itself is good, so could it be the coil?? New parts sometimes don't work out of the box, but it wasn't running before  he changed it so how could that be it? I hooked everything back up and turned the lights out and had him turn the engine over again. WALLAH! I could see the positive wire on the coil sparking to the side of the coil tower. I had him turn it off and I felt the coil near the arcing. felt like a crack. I asked him, any chance you dropped that coil when you was putting it on?  "Um, maybe?"  I'm pretty confident now. I said did you save the coil you took off? YUP Its right here.   I put the old coil on and the engine fired first try.

So, I figure the entire no start problem began with was a loose ground cable not allowing the MSD box to work. He bought another $500 in parts to fix it that he didn't need for a loose battery cable.  

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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2019, 04:00:32 PM »
That makes the deal even better, and you can still hunt up north on YOUR land.
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2019, 05:38:13 PM »
My new to me truck has a feature I've never had in a vehicle before. :)



 
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2019, 05:50:24 PM »
that comes in handy on the coldest mornings!  congratulations!
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2019, 07:42:21 PM »
That "feature" is a game changer.
I've had mine for a few years now and love it!
Used to be that during hellishly cold weather, the rear view mirror seemed to be adjusted for someone taller, until my butt warmed up the seat enough for the foam to thaw out. Not anymore.
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2019, 08:27:00 PM »
Even the key fobs are pristine! :D
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2019, 02:59:50 PM »
heated seats?
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2019, 03:06:35 PM »
heated seats?
Honestly, i dunno yet. I parked it after bringing it home and have not been back in it!
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« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2019, 10:42:18 PM »
Well, I'm just starting to get to know our new pony. We loaded it in a negative zero windchill, and unloaded it in the dark with it even colder. Since then we had a snow storm and now its back to below zero and they say it may stay that way for 10 days.

I went out today to try and get a feel for what we have, buts its just so cold. Things I now know.

Posi rear end
Traction bars.
Electric fan
Electric water pump
Electric fuel pump
Msd ignition system
Duel feed duel pump Holley 670 CFM Street Avenger Carburetor

Kenwood stereo system with amp.
Race style bucket seats
351w engine

There are a lot of go fast accessories on this car, but I have no idea yet if its all show or its really feeding a beast. Im anxious for warm dry weather to feed and ride our new pony to see if its a stallion or ready for the glue factory!

I tried to take some pictures, but its pretty congested out there right now.


  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: Thank you and Farewell Hoopty!
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2019, 11:02:21 PM »
Compression check, if that Windsor is tight you'll have a good time trying to keep rubber under it.
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