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My wipers flop all over the place. Way too much play in the mechanism.....I can move them about half way before they actually "catch". Mostly the drivers side wiper. I'm going to need to take it apart and see if there is a bad bushing or something that is giveing it the extra play. Maybe because the motor is on the passenger side the rod being longer might give it more slop?

Anyone rebuild theirs recently that has any advice

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My blades are good just swapped them out. I think the arm mechanism is jacked up somewhat. Drivers side will wipe past the windshield on to the A- pillar. Both arms move at a wonky drunken unison. It's like watching kid's on Ritalin trying to synchronize swim.

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Went to the junkyard looking for suitable weather striping for the doors but wasn't lucky. Been driving it every day it hasn't been raining. I finally put a timing light on it, was off a little. I tuned it by ear a couple degrees advanced, but it starts better now. Need to fix the stumble off idle, but the bitch runs strong.

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The guy who gave me my truck has a box of parts to give me. He was cleaning out his garage and found some new points, gaskets, plugs, wires and a cylinder head he said was "the high performance one" whatever that means. Hope it's a 219 casting...... probably not maybe a 58 or 67?

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How's it been guys. Haven't been on here in a while, so I come bearing questions? What size are the bolts that mount the alternator bracket on. Coming home from work last night I must've vibrated the bolts loose I am Magine I lost one previously and the second one finally fell out last night. And going to pick up some bolts today on my lunch break in some medium thread locker

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Had the same problem with mine and they are M8-1.25. 

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That's pretty common. Use loctite on them when you install the new ones.

 

I have a trick that solves this issue. If you have the cast iron bracket, using a 3/8" drill bit, drill out the length of the bracket to be able to use one long bolt with a nut on the other side. Use an old head bolt (or whatever) and you'll never have that bolt come loose or break ever again. You will have to drill the alternator to 3/8 also.

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I have the stamped steel bracket. Going to pick up some bolts in a few. I probably have some on the other two motors in my garage but need locktite anyways so I'll pick up some bolts too.

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The comment you made about drilling out the alternator........ bracket to alternator is still tight. Bracket to engine came loose.

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My truck left me stranded for the first time last night. It seems to be getting no power to anything I can't turn on the headlights the car won't start not even so much as a click from the ignition. I know there is got to be a loose connection somewhere in the harness. Everything looks to be connected and nothing has been changed since it was driving fine. I'm thinking the culprit is somewhere within the fuse box? It might be time to upgrade to a more modern fuse box. I remember reading on flat cats thread about the blue sea systems fuse box and might go that route. But first I need to get my truck running and And home

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I'm bringing out my test light my multi meter some extra wire and I will grab some electrical cleaner and see if that does the trick. It was too dark last night to try to clean it so I'll get it figured out tonight hopefully

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theres a wire from the battery positive that feeds the fuse box also. plus the one at the starter.

 

The proplem is at the fuse box. this has happen to me a couple times . I just pull the light switch then fuck move shit around the fuse box area then if light come on then you know your at the right spot.

 

Fuses might look good but swap them out anyways as they can breack at the ends inside and you cant see it.

 

 

this is a simple fix most likely

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Thats cool when it is something that easy.  

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You mean battery terminals or fuse area

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Fuse block had some corrosion on the terminals and the wire going to the coil from the fuses was very brittle. Coil wire wasn't the problem but could lead to another issue so I put in a new wire

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Good u found the issues. Yeh our cars r like 40 years old and corrosion will b der

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I spray old fuse blocks with Purple Power to get rid of corrosion. If that's not enough, you could always hit it with a spray of metal prep. Don't let it sit on there too long though...

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Just bought a 72 510 for $500. Pics to follow once I pick it up tonight. Still driving my truck. Hope all is well with everyone and their projects. Haven't posted in quite a while

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