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Re: Summer Wrench session June 21st
#15: June 25, 2014, 06:56:15 PM
Has anyone piped up with repairs they want to do?

My radiator fan is not coming on. If I don't have this resolved by June 21st then this may be my wrenching project.
Easy check.. Turn on the key, Take the wire off of the Thermistor on the left side of the radiator (Back side). Touch it to "ground" - IF the fan comes on, the Thermistor is bad.. I replaced one and discovered how easy it was to verify..

BTW, IF you are ever on a trip and have this issue, you can just short this wire to ground and the fan will run constantly (which is better than never).. If you have the time and parts, you could put it on a switch so you could just turn it on when you are stopped...
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#16: June 25, 2014, 07:35:25 PM
Thanks, Hootman.

I actually did exactly that... The replacement thermo switch is on order from Partszilla (for $36) and should be here Friday. I went back with an OEM switch since the previous one lasted about 15 years. There are some aftermarkets that are cheaper.

In addition to my other road traveling goodies I am going to add a small pair of electrical jumpers to my bag of tricks just for things like this fan. 

I'm hoping I can swap the thermo switch out quickly (put my finger over the hole) without losing a lot of coolant or needing to drain the system. Did you have to drain the whole system or were you able to switch them out with minimal loss?
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#17: June 26, 2014, 07:50:24 AM
No, did like you said... I would put on a pair of latex gloves before I started (if I did this job again).
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#18: June 26, 2014, 06:47:38 PM
i had the same problem and found one brand new on ebay for 10 bucks.  thats where i start for my parts.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#19: June 28, 2014, 06:41:29 PM
A little over a 2 weeks to go whose coming let me know so I can get you an address.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#20: June 28, 2014, 09:43:52 PM
I got new jets some shims and new carb boots wasn't able to get the gaskets they were unavailable looking forward to getting rid of that hesitation. See you soon
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#21: July 01, 2014, 04:04:36 AM
Jerry,

I'd love to bring my ultrasonic cleaner and some aluminum safe degreaser if you want to clean your carbs. It should be big enough to clean the whole bank of carbs still assembled so you won't have to separate them. We may have to flip the carbs and clean them in two passes though. Rubber and plastic are supposed to be safe for the amount of exposure time to the cleaner.

Let me know if you want to do that.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#22: July 01, 2014, 08:53:55 AM
I'm planning on being there.  If we have time, want to cut off the nut cages on the Valk.

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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#23: July 01, 2014, 04:50:10 PM
Jesse it would be great if you bring your cleaner, I would be thrilled to try it out.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#24: July 01, 2014, 05:28:12 PM
I'm planning on being there.  If we have time, want to cut off the nut cages on the Valk.

Poor Valk. Doesn't know what that trip to the vet is really all about, does he?
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#25: July 01, 2014, 06:18:46 PM
Jesse it would be great if you bring your cleaner, I would be thrilled to try it out.
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Jerry. I will plan on bringing my cleaner then.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#26: July 02, 2014, 01:01:06 AM
I'm planning on being there.  If we have time, want to cut off the nut cages on the Valk.

Poor Valk. Doesn't know what that trip to the vet is really all about, does he?

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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#27: July 02, 2014, 01:02:29 AM
I'm thinking about coming down with Jerry.

I need to get one of my Super Magnas out of mothballs and get it running (carb job as well).
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#28: July 03, 2014, 02:58:32 AM

I need to get one of my Super Magnas out of mothballs and get it running (carb job as well).


Haha. "ONE". Sounds like you need a Super Magna Foster family. I volunteer.
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Re: Summer Wrench session July 12th
#29: July 03, 2014, 09:21:03 PM

I need to get one of my Super Magnas out of mothballs and get it running (carb job as well).


Haha. "ONE". Sounds like you need a Super Magna Foster family. I volunteer.


Bro, you have no idea. It's a very serious disease around this homestead.


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