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Old 03-15-2016, 03:22 PM
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Naw, Smallfoot, I'm really slow this winter.
Today, I'm going to tackle making a 'return to closed' system for my heater, water valve. I can pull the valve open with my existing 'wire in housing' but I can't push it closed yet.
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:40 PM
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I took mine out for a 30km drive on Sunday Mac!

Get this thing buttoned back up, it's almost cruising time!
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:12 PM
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Ah, Snopro, one reason I can't go out is I've got miles of melting snow and mud between home and the nearest pavement. The other reason is I've been sloughing off any real work on this truck for a long time and so I'm behind.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:30 AM
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Ah, Snopro, one reason I can't go out is I've got miles of melting snow and mud between home and the nearest pavement. The other reason is I've been sloughing off any real work on this truck for a long time and so I'm behind.
Yeah, my parents have a mile of mud to the highway currently. Dad was cursing that I could go for a cruise on Sunday
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:32 PM
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So, if your Dad is cursing you out for all of your good luck [going cruising early], then it's O.K. if I curse you out too, right?
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:02 PM
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So, if your Dad is cursing you out for all of your good luck [going cruising early], then it's O.K. if I curse you out too, right?
If today is any indication, I'm already cursed Mac.
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:53 PM
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Well, she's all buttoned up and ready to be test-driven.

I am going to change oil and fix a few wee little things that were put together poorly by some fool that can't be named right now.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:21 AM
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Well, she's all buttoned up and ready to be test-driven.

I am going to change oil and fix a few wee little things that were put together poorly by some fool that can't be named right now.
Sounds like the same guy that did some of the things on my custom Mac.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:58 PM
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Well I spent quite a bit of time on the heater controls and came up with no easy way to shut the water valve off. [I just can't push it closed with the cable in the housing]. I did learn how to put my hand in behind the heater and move the valve a bit, so that's my fix.

While I was lying in the cab pondering, I decided to put a drain hose from the windshield housing down through the floor, behind the kick panel. NOT easy, but it's done. Every time I washed the truck water would sneak in past the windshield gasket and run down onto the cardboard kick panel and warp it more.

Sometimes when I was going on the highway into a rainstorm the wind would blow my windshield wipers up off the windshield and onto the roof, well then you just have to stop and get out in the storm and bring the wipers back down. Oh ya, then you're all wet and not a happy camper, especially when you get up to speed and the wind does that to your wipers again. So,,, I made a stopper on the windshield frame to stop the wipers going crazy.

Then, we snuck away to Puerto Vallarta for a week, so no fixing was done.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:16 AM
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Nice fix on the wipers.
What if you installed a new water valve under the hood and hook it to the existing cable.
Been to Puerto Vallarta, it's a beautiful place.
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