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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:27 AM   #526
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Very nice. Seems like you are a wizard at electrical. Quick question. Does your ballast resistor for the fuel pump work? I replaced mine and made no difference. My pump is still very loud.... Keep up the great work!

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Unread 11-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #527
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Very nice. Seems like you are a wizard at electrical. Quick question. Does your ballast resistor for the fuel pump work? I replaced mine and made no difference. My pump is still very loud.... Keep up the great work!
Not a wizard just persistent. If the pumps running the resistor is working. As you know the resistor is supposed to reduce the voltage to the fuel pump after it's running to make it quieter. This must work better on some more than others, cause mine's loud too. Thanks for the comments.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #528
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Finished up the add on fuse box for the gauges and the fan controls.



Power for the gauges and the 2 fan circuits.



Left top fan/gauge bottom temp gauge. Right top fan override bottom volt gauge.



Since I purchased a roll/light bar I'm now in need of a spot for 3 switches instead of 2. The old spot now houses the switch for the fan and an extra for later add on.



I decided to move them to the shifter console.



I removed the console and cut/sanded the bottom out of the coin tray.



I picked up a Carling switch plate from a boat supply company. Fits the opening fairly well.



Dry fitting the switches.



Screwed it down with some stainless buttonheads.



Done.



Run the wires,



Made the connections.



With the bottom of the coin tray cut out the switches fit the opening near perfect.



Installed.



Another view.



One more.



The USB outlet (left) and 12V charger.



Pulled the wires for gauges.



Running the wire for the Bluetooth mic, oh yeah duct tap.



Trim reinstalled with pod.



Bluetooth mic location.



Gauges installed.



Another shot.



Finishing the wire connections.



Closer.



Finished.



Buttoning it up.



Jeff
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Unread 11-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #529
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Very clean wiring job!!
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #530
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Very clean wiring job!!
Thanks, feels good to be moving forward again.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #531
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I am very excited to see you working on this truck again. I feel like I have a vested interest since it was your build that inspired me to buy my Comanche three years ago. I am consistently amazed at your attention to detail and the precision of your execution in this restoration. Well done. Keep going.
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Unread 12-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #532
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Unread 12-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #533
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I am very excited to see you working on this truck again. I feel like I have a vested interest since it was your build that inspired me to buy my Comanche three years ago. I am consistently amazed at your attention to detail and the precision of your execution in this restoration. Well done. Keep going.
I appreciate the kind words, and I'm glad to be back at it. I needed somewhere to put my spare time and money.
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Unread 12-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #534
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Thanks Dave, it's been a while.
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Unread 12-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #535
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A little distraction this week. Eric Church and company.

Kip Moore



Justin Moore



Eric Church









Picked up some bling for the MJ today (bling in my world)



Mopar part number 82204675. Fitment is pretty good. looks a little odd without the gas pedal installed.



At least they say Jeep.



Back to work tomorrow am, enjoy the rest of your weekend folks.

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Unread 12-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #536
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Made the rounds at the local Pull a Parts today. No great finds, but I did find a replacement clock for my old cracked one.



I had planned on replacing the broken #74 bulb socket for the heater controls, but I broke the extra socket I had. I did play around with the temp gauge and temporarily put the high set point at 210.

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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #537
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I've never wired in any guages before and I would like to put a volt/temp/tach cluster in. Pretty straight forward job? And another question. When you did your headliner, what kind of adhesive did you use? And loving your manche more and more.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #538
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I've never wired in any guages before and I would like to put a volt/temp/tach cluster in. Pretty straight forward job? And another question. When you did your headliner, what kind of adhesive did you use? And loving your manche more and more.
Yeah the gauge wiring is pretty simple stuff. Just solder the connections. A full factory cluster would be a lot easier. Plug it in and change out two sensors, that's it.

As far as the headliner, my original backer board was thrashed, so I bought a complete headliner kit from a guy on Ebay. I wrestled and cursed that POS and finally threw it out. I found a decent backer and just paid the guy at the trim shop about $35 to recover it. If you're going to try do it yourself most places recommend 3M 76 High Tack Adhesive. I used 3M's 80 on the board behind the seat. Good stuff

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Unread 12-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #539
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Been finishing up a bunch of small stuff. The most annoying was the #74 bulb holder in the heater controls which refused to stay in. A closer look shows a broken ear on the holder.



Turns out the one I grabbed at the yard was broken too. Ebay to the rescue though. 10 holders for $6 shipped.

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Unread 01-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #540
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The new DD.

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