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by Eck
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Rear axle fixture

I used the jawhorse and fixture to overhaul mine and it worked very well, was steady and stored well when finished,
by Eck
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 774

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

On mine I used a digital meter and got a bad reading. use the 1156 bulb and it lit bright try the bulb before throwing in the towel. if putting out any , the bulb will light, cost very little.!!
by Eck
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 774

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

I thought I had a mag problem and thought it ran fine on battery. While troubleshooting I noted #4 coil was firing so I turned the crank to move on to another coil. To my surprise moving the crank did not silence the coil and found #4 connection on the timer was grounded all the time. Changed timer ...
by Eck
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Today decided to test the timer and wire from coils to timer. I wanted to make sure there were no coils activated so hooked up battery and activated. Noted # 4 coil was firing. Turned crank to find an off spot and found there was not one. Took off timer and found #4 coil was activated continuously. ...
by Eck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

The coil doctor did my coils . I took the mag post apart to see how it loose as I have the type that screws in and has an oil connection on the side , and can not find a replacement without buying the whole oiler kit. The post is insulated from the housing and has a fiber washer on a shoulder to adj...
by Eck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Got my coils re built two years ago . Took out coils today for a look see. Cleaned the timer first thing and re greased the flapper. Will check the wiring going to the timer. If there is a problem with the coils or timer, why does the car run well on battery. When I hooked up the two way switch, I b...
by Eck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

I rigged up a two way switch And by passed the ignition switch . Still will not run well on mag so in spite of what looked like a good mag I guess I was wrong. Have to give up for a while as problem is burning me out. Eck
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: 26 Ignition switch

Thank you very good idea. I will pick up a switch tomorrow and give it a try Thanks again Eck
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 261

26 Ignition switch

Think may have an ignition switch problem causing my mag problem. If I have the switch out of the system , is there a ez test to see if this is my problem. Truck runs pretty good on battery. Thanks for any help/ Eck
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Tomorrow I will take out , clean contacts and re seat my coils. while out will check my wire to the timer. My next area and thought how to test my ignition switch. Mine is a 20 some year old re pop but only has been used last 3 years since got the truck going. Will test wires for grounds as disconne...
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Voltage seems a little low goes from around 5 volts at idle to about 25 at higher speeds but unsure how good my meter is. But at least it is putting out according to the bulb brightness. whew
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Made the test rig with the 1156 bulb and analog meter. disconnected the connection from the plug and fired the truck up on battery. The bulb got so bright it was hard to read the meter. Looks like my problem lies in the wiring or switch going to the coils. Eck
by Eck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Will do the light bulb / analog meter test next. If that fails think will pull the hogshead for a look see. Maybe could spot some problem. Thanks for the reply Eck
by Eck
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

Thank you have one will try tomorrow. Hope get better results Thanks
by Eck
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

AC will use a fluke meter tomorrow and try again used a cheap HF meter today. Never hurts to ask a question I have brain hick ups daily Thanks for the reply learning as I go.
by Eck
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: possible magnito problem

I measured at the post with the connection not attached. Wanted to see if mag and not switch or wiring. Thanks for the reply.
by Eck
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

possible magnito problem

I was riding along fine in my 26 and all of a sudden it started to sputter and lost some power. I switched it to battery and it runs fine. Today I checked the plug and it was clean, no lint and looked in the socket and contact was fine. Disconnected the lead and connected a voltmeter with the black ...
by Eck
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 471

T Repair

Today I was troubleshooting my engine problem and removed the plugs for a look see. I was thinking to myself how good it felt to use an original ford wrench and wondered the amount of work it had done in its lifetime. Sure felt better than a craftsman. !!
by Eck
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 993

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

Little OT but I worked for DOD for many years and had a streak of having my truck looked over every time I hit the gate. I had to get out and they looked it over under seats etc. Got tired of this so one day as I got out of my truck, I told the guard pay no mind of my snake under the seat, he does n...
by Eck
Tue May 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: Do you register your old plates?

I have a YOM on my 26. They have been restored at some point and took me four hours with the DMV to get them on my truck. Virginia allows them but most peoople at our local DMV are unsure about re issue and told me it could not be re issued but a call to the state DMV office and another hour on the ...
by Eck
Sun May 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Change of steering gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Change of steering gears?

How are the 3 gear pins removed ? Are they press fit or have a thread and unscrew My truck is a 26 but think shafts and gears worn and would like to replace. I have a little bump steer and front end appears tight but will re inspect. Thanks for the help.
by Eck
Sat May 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loading for Luray
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: Loading for Luray

Interested in the radiator shell. I have a 26 and looking for one Be there around 10:30 Friday and will look you up. Any Idea price you will be asking. Thanks Eck
by Eck
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2255

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

check is in the mail Thanks Eck
by Eck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2255

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Looks great !! Thank you. This is the first time I have got on the forem in a week or so and not sure how I did it. Just let me know where and amount to send and it will be on your way. Did not find personal message , just your mail message. Keep getting Torgan message and stops my progress. Thanks ...
by Eck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2255

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

I also would like one for my 26. Please add me for one on your list Eck
by Eck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sure fire way to find oil leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Sure fire way to find oil leaks

In the shipyard we mixed chalk with water to make a paste and brushed in on inspection area. Time or a little compressed air dried the paste and a leak would show up big time thru the chalk.
by Eck
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2733

Re: Virginia State Inspection

I run re issued 26 antique plates on my truck. Three hours in DMV, a return trip the same day and an hour with the DMV in Richmond on the phone, at last I got the plates issued. I also want to go by our state laws and be safe. It bothers me when I see daily driven cars with Antique plates abusing ou...
by Eck
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4289

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

Nice radiator shell for my 26. Would love to find a chrome to dress up my pickup.
by Eck
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 7048

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

I do not have paint and went to a re size site on the net and put in 90 x 90 pixels came back said too big Put in 80 x 80 still too large not a computer person and do not see anything about magabites. How do I do this with on line software as I do not want program stay on my computer I thought 90 x ...