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    hi gary the trk is looking good & thanks for the kind words , the starting issue could be the timing it might be a bit off i cant remember the heater is it a stock one or a heater a/c combo unit if its the stocker the one wire will go to a reastat switch & the other side of the switch is the hot wire , but i,m think it had a/c , the guy i bought ti from was a young techy guy that had started a couple of companies & sold them off, he paid a lot of money for the trk & then let it sit in the berkeley hills under a tarp , he was told it was built originally for a nascar driver hence the safety harness & bucket seats but not being a car guy he could,nt remember the name , might be true you never know if i can be of any help in the future parts wise or questions feel free to contact me all the best & happy motoring cheers RAY A in sf
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    as long as the filter can't flap about and bang on something likely to break it then it'll be fine. where it is i'd suggest a stay bracket for it just to be safe.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAYS CLASSICS.COM View Post
    hi gary the trk is looking good & thanks for the kind words , the starting issue could be the timing it might be a bit off i cant remember the heater is it a stock one or a heater a/c combo unit if its the stocker the one wire will go to a reastat switch & the other side of the switch is the hot wire , but i,m think it had a/c , the guy i bought ti from was a young techy guy that had started a couple of companies & sold them off, he paid a lot of money for the trk & then let it sit in the berkeley hills under a tarp , he was told it was built originally for a nascar driver hence the safety harness & bucket seats but not being a car guy he could,nt remember the name , might be true you never know if i can be of any help in the future parts wise or questions feel free to contact me all the best & happy motoring cheers RAY A in sf
    Your welcome Ray its Steve by the way lol

    I think its a stock heater? the truck has no a/c installed. Would the hot wire from the reastat switch go to a 6v source? Need to google reaststat switch as i have no idea what that is

    I did attempt to set the timing by following a few guides/videos on youtube etc but whenever i adjusted the timing to the recommended settings the engine died and wouldnt restart unless i adjusted it back to 25 ish degrees i think (ive slept since then)

    I have spoke to kev colman at eda engines in castleford where i will be taking the truck for a tune up, timing and carb set up all being well.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    as long as the filter can't flap about and bang on something likely to break it then it'll be fine. where it is i'd suggest a stay bracket for it just to be safe.
    I'm sure it would be fine but i now have a fear of my life savings and my garage going up in smoke so i have purchased a new Mr Gasket fuel filter to replace it as was only temporary.
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    hi steve you could take the power for the heater from the hot side of the wiper motor cheers RAY A in sf
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    Hi Ray,

    The wiper motor is a new 12v replacement for the vacuum original. I'm assuming the heater will be 6v so will need some kind of voltage dropper?

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    Hey guys small update,

    I decided to do the remote starter solenoid modification to resolve my slow cranking hot start problems. Whilst i was at it i decided to replace all the starter wiring, alternator wiring, battery terminals and add a few extra earths.







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    I also had a go at re polishing the very rusty and pitted chrome wheels. I read online somewere that using tinfoil and warm water was good for renovating old tired chrome by inducing a chemical reaction? Seemed a bit far fetched but for 50 pence for a roll of tinfoil i thought i'd give it a shot.

    I was absolutely stunned by the results!!!!!!





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    Bloody hell the wheels are the dogs ,from what they were what make tin foil did you use and how as my grill needs doing .
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    good job on the wheels mate
    they have come up a treat
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