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Midlife

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  1. I used used punch cards as book marks until the Amazon Kindle came out... They are also quite useful for ad-hoc length markers: mark any appropriate length you want and use it where metal rulers are either too big or aren't allowed. When going out to sea and measuring printed fathometer outputs, we used a ten-spacer to mark up punch cards that could be put onto the electrostatically burned paper and read depths down to 2 fathoms accuracy.
  2. Actually, I use both! Now where did I put that pocket protector?
  3. I need to raise my slide-rule as well...
  4. That problem is due to a very bad design issue by Ford (which was corrected in following years). There are no true grounds for the side marker lamps, instead the lamps light up when there's a difference in voltage between the turn signal and the running lights. This means that the turn signal lines or the running light lines act as a ground and that there is voltage/current bleed-through from one to the other. This makes trouble-shooting near impossible. Bad Boy, Ford, Bad Boy!
  5. Nah, they'll think it is one of those road runner birds.
  6. Dang Whippersnappers. Wait until you're 69, and then I'll listen to your complaints. OK...who hid my walker? And you kids over there: get off my gravel front yard or I'll throw a cactus at you!
  7. Now where did I put my copy of the "Anarchist's Cookbook"? Life's a bitch when you get old and can't remember stuff...like did I really shut down the 69 forum? Did I remember to put my teeth in so I can hear things? Why in the world am I wearing my pants backwards? *sigh*
  8. I'm not sure that would work. Yes, you can bypass the turn signal switch for brake lights, and convert one bulb to turn signal only and the other to brake lights. The problem lies in the side marker lamps which don't have a true ground, but compare voltage of turn signals to running lights.
  9. Turn signal and stop lamps are combined together in the turn signal switch. There's no easy way to disentangle the two when the two signals share the same filament. The stop lamp signal is a green wire, 2nd from the end on the bottom interior curve. The rear turn signal leads are green/orange (left) and orange/blue (right) at the turn signal switch.
  10. We were younger, thinner, and smarter back then...
  11. That's it! RidgeRunner: you are hereby sentenced to spending the rest of the summer suffering in the California heat wave. Enjoy the AC while you can...
  12. One more nasty reply, and I'll shut the forum down again!!!
  13. I didn't do it! I swear on a stack of Camaro manuals!!!
  14. Being an electrical engineer, you know exactly how randomly the smoke jeannie can escape the wiring: always at the most imoportune time.
  15. Be sure to put black electrical tape on the back side of the TS switch to cover the rivet heads, as they can short out against the steering column, which is chassis ground.
  16. There's a 15 ohm resistor in that circuit, so running it may cause the voltage to drop enough to not work the relay.
  17. That wire brush is the one that sheds metal slivers like nobody's business. Huh...that explains a lot about RPM!
  18. 904 is RUN-only and available in the engine compartment when you have an ammeter. The alternator indicator lamp version o f 904 is routed differently to the voltage regulator and is not suitable for RUN-only relay capability.
  19. The STATOR terminal on the alternator is what Ford used when it installed an electric choke. The STATOR is RUN-only, and somewhat less than 12 Volts, which allows the choke to stay on a wee bit longer.
  20. Height above the floor for the pedal is controlled by the pedal stop on the clutch/brake pedal assembly. I don't believe it is adjustable.
  21. Have you tried 3M Roloc discs? They cut through rust easily and are useful for grinding down welds as well. https://www.amazon.com/Coceca-Inches-Surface-Conditioning-Sanding/dp/B07T1M9KC1/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=roloc+discs&qid=1624843103&sr=8-2
  22. Those sure look like upper arm mounting holes. Don't cover them up!
  23. Means Yes or he really has to take a leak and can't.
  24. It translates as: Welcome to the forum Chris. My grandmother was born in Paris, and my grandfather was born in Gap.
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