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by CannonballRally
August 10th, 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?

Add a Tank - I looked at this idea but here is the skinny on that front. One would need to run a line to the existing tank - that would leave you with only a few options. a) either change out the fuel petcock to one with two inputs as opposed to one which is stock or b) run a line across the dash to...
by CannonballRally
August 9th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?

Sorry tied up yesterday doing shores around the farm. Where Do I Go? Well I live in an area north of any major city. There are a lot of side roads which are perfect for tootling along - ie: not a lot of traffic but those roads don't offer anything in the way of fuel stops. I enjoy these roads on my ...
by CannonballRally
August 8th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?

6v fuel pump - well that's a perfect solution ( did not know they existed - I guess the more I think about it obviously they had them - A "dah" moment) - still using a fuel cell of whatever shape or size and using the pump with switch - this has really got me thinking - maybe a truck saddle tank jus...
by CannonballRally
August 8th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?

Yes I considered that - was thinking about putting mesh screen vent cut-outs in steamer trunk. The trunk is merely to house and hold the fuel behind a finished cabinet, something that looks the part - I could use an old Wine / Rum Barrel for that matter and do the same.
by CannonballRally
August 8th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Extended Fuel Range - How do you overcome this?

Okay so I might not be the brightest lamp post but the one thing I constantly struggle with is fuel range. My tank holds about 10 gallons, I seem to be getting around 6-7 MPG. I live north of Toronto and my fuel resellers are not always handy, that is unless I travel the busiest 2 lane roads. It is ...
by CannonballRally
August 7th, 2018, 7:03 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: downshifting transmission help!
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: downshifting transmission help!

Well I got the problem solved - totally! I ended up having my friend Don drop by as I was having complete engine failure every now and then. I would be driving along and it would just quit. No rhyme or reason either. While Don was here we changed the ignition switch, that was the culprit - 87 year o...
by CannonballRally
June 26th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: downshifting transmission help!
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: downshifting transmission help!

Mitchell synchronized transmission - I assume is what you are referencing. I just checked them out and to be honest at almost 3 grand USD ( core charge - blah blah) which right now is likely 5 grand CDN dollar with exchange and freight I will have to wait on such a purchase. I will get this , its al...
by CannonballRally
June 24th, 2018, 3:29 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: downshifting transmission help!
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: downshifting transmission help!

Okay thanks everyone think I got this. The last video was very helpful. Basically go to neutral then rev engine up so gears and engine are spinning at same speed then clutch again and engage. Shall practice. Once I get it once I shall be fine. I do wish I had a tach so I could mental note rpm since ...
by CannonballRally
June 22nd, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: downshifting transmission help!
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: downshifting transmission help!

Thanks I will give,r a try. Worried about chipping some gears. Will get to know sound and try.
by CannonballRally
June 22nd, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?

Found out the problem with radiator. Simple down tube did not have hose on it. As such fan blew water everywhere, and what dropped rain down left side spring. Fixed. Fan belt. $5 bucks USD maybe ... was 19 bucks Cdn. Problem solved. Cooling far better dropped at least 15 degrees with consistant enga...
by CannonballRally
June 22nd, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: downshifting transmission help!
Replies: 13
Views: 786

downshifting transmission help!

Okay I finally have upshifting sorted out. No more grinding. Watched every video possible. Bottom line was slow down let engine come to idle and that works flawlessly. BUT. How on earth do you downshift these old pickups. I tried waiting for rev to drop, double clutching and every combination in bet...
by CannonballRally
June 16th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?

Well all is good. The truck has had its once over. Ended up doing a lot of things not planned on but that's okay it's worth it. Rewired turn signals installed flasher. Rewired dash lights. Changed exhaust manifold had a crack in it and it was a winter manifold. No wonder it ran so hot. Pulled exhaus...
by CannonballRally
April 14th, 2018, 4:06 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?

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Since the weather is not cooperating I moved on to signage. I decided since this is my new cannonball rally vehicle it should also be considered an express 😀
by CannonballRally
April 13th, 2018, 4:11 am
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Illuminating Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: Illuminating Photo

I guess the question is how many paddy wagons were made? It would be nice to find all of the hardware to go with said design though. Very nice indeed. Cheers
by CannonballRally
April 3rd, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: AA Ford Discussion
Topic: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?
Replies: 20
Views: 2510

Re: Spring Start-Up - What to look for?

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