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    I still have my Radio Shack volt/ohm meter!! And it still works just fine. I think Home Cheapo has a "inexpensive" unit that'll do what you want. Well.. if you want anyway.

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    having never worked on anything newer than a 1973 pinto i have never seen the need to know if a wire has 9 volts or 12 volts or 10.27 volts .. i understand cars now days are do require infinite voltage readings as a single percentage point drop in voltage can give an issue ..
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    having never worked on anything newer than a 1973 pinto i have never seen the need to know if a wire has 9 volts or 12 volts or 10.27 volts .. i understand cars now days are do require infinite voltage readings as a single percentage point drop in voltage can give an issue ..
    Yeah, I think I bought my first Radio Shack volt/ohm meter around 1969 or 1970. By then I'd figured out that measuring continuity was a good troubleshooting tool. I use my multi-meter often, cars/trucks/home/appliances. I'd hate to be without one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    having never worked on anything newer than a 1973 pinto i have never seen the need to know if a wire has 9 volts or 12 volts or 10.27 volts .. i understand cars now days are do require infinite voltage readings as a single percentage point drop in voltage can give an issue ..
    Well, if I want to know if my car battery is being overcharged / undercharged.. a volt meter is the way to see that. Even on cars all the way back into the 20's I believe. And that's only 1 example. It's indispensable!

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Yeah, I think I bought my first Radio Shack volt/ohm meter around 1969 or 1970. By then I'd figured out that measuring continuity was a good troubleshooting tool. Charley Fisher's signature line comes to mind....
    Ditto on continuity! I cannot remember when I got mine for certain.. 76? maybe 77??
    and I've learned there are some tests that a digital MM just aren't good at! Haven't "seen" Charlie in ages! 8-)
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    Rollin over hill & dale...

     



    Took a ride up and over the Greens to have lunch at one of our favorite Cafe's in Rochester Vermont. You have to drive through the Green Mountain National Forest to get there. It's getting close to leaf peeping time and the weather was perfect.
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    Back home...on our side of the Greens...
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    More fall shots...
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    for the next 15 or 20 posts or so i am going to take a trip down memory lane as best as i can remember .. i dont have pictures of any cars i owned 45 years ago or less but i can find reasonable lookalikes on the web .. my first car was a hand me down from an older brother .. a silver 64 ford with a 406 six pac and a 4 speed .. he had been out of school a few years and had gotten married and did not need the car .. i needed a car to drive to school .. it was 1972 / 3 / school year that i used the car .. i did not have a drivers license but that did not stop me .. nobody had insurance and i never even got the car put in my name .. even in 1973 the 64 ford was an old car .. i broke the trans and parked the car and traded for something later ..
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    in the 73 / 74 school year i drove another 64 ford .. i dont remember where it came from .. i do remember having a friend put a motor in it .. he gave me a choice between a 352 or a 428 police interceptor engine .. of course i chose the latter .. i remember not paying for it and having the friend sick a collection agency on me .. i paid it off eventually somehow .. a little over 300 bucks for the engine and labor putting it in ..later in the school year i traded that car for a 64 mustang with a 6 banger and a 3 speed trans . gas had gotten a bit high and hard to find . . my father drove it to church one Sunday and broke the trans .. i quess he felt bad about that and knew i still had to have a car so he bought a 69 ford XL ..i dont remember what became of the mustang .. i think there was a period in 74 when i had 4 cars at the same time .. pretty good for a fellow who never had a job ..i kept the XL for about 15 years .. it was always a backup ride . it was cool looking and was a 2 dr hardtop with hideaway lights and a big 429 ..exactly like the picture .
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    I’ll just leave this here
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooMany2count View Post
    I’ll just leave this here
    Been quite some time since I've seen this one about.. when you feel ready - maybe share an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooMany2count View Post
    I’ll just leave this here
    LARGE MARGE LIVES!!! Hooray!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    LARGE MARGE LIVES!!! Hooray!!!
    Kinda… But far from really alive yet.

    That’s a different frame under it since the one that was built was hacked to the point of being unsafe in many ways. Swapped in the rebuilt front and rear springs, modified a half ton front axel to fit the wider 1ton front springs, I have all the front and rear disc brake parts ready to go on. Rebuilding a mid 70’s Chevy 250 six cylinder, backed by either a 350 turbo or 200r4 trans and 8.8 posi since it’s what I have.
    EVERYTHING that was put on or in the truck by Dick is being removed down to and including the paint. It far from done but it is going forward once again…joe
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    74 has come and gone .. in 75 i actually have a job for a moment laying carpet .. i think i work a month or two .. it was this year that i bought the first car i ever paid for with my own money .. a 1963 fairlane sports coupe i bought from a friend of one of my older brothers .. i knew the car well as it came and went from our house regularly .. i gave 75 bucks for it without a motor or trans .. i had a skeeter that i got from another friend for trading him a good battery .. it had a 289 with a 4 speed .. i put it in the fairlane and drove it for a few months then sold it for 150 bucks ,, doubled my money HA !! ..i had friends who worked at the junkyard so i hung out there from time to time ,, a 69 440 six pac super bee was sitting in the yard one day when i came by .. it had been damaged in the tornado outbreak of 74 .. i bought it for 250 bucks .. every car that the junkyard bought from the insurance company cost him 250 bucks regardless of condition .. he was on a contract ,, sometimes he had to buy burned to nothing junk and sometimes he bought barely hurt stuff like hot rods nobody wanted anymore .. the super bee needed a front fender and a passenger door .. i got them with the purchase . i drove it for 6 months or so and broke the 4 speed trans and gave the car back to the junkyard ,, i still had my 69 Xl .. later in 75 i was working at the junkyard
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    late 75 i was working at the junkyard and 2 69 mustangs came in the same day .. one was a green 351 windsor with a 3 speed and hit hard in the right rear quarter panel .. the other was a blue R code lightly wrecked in the front .. needed a 3/4 front clip . i did not have the ability to do a quarter panel so i bought the R code .. i could swap out sheet metal .. i found a fender and hood of the same color at the yard ,, again i gave 250 $ for the car ..i decided the engine needed rebuilding so with the help of a friend i did that ,, put about 700 $ in the rebuild and drove the car a few months .. got outrun by a friend in a 70 440 challenger .. sold the car for 700 $ to another friend who immediately took the 428 SCJ motor and 4 speed trans out and swapped in a 6 banger .. did not make sense to me ,, another guy i knew wound up with the motor and trans for a brief period and slammed it into a 71 maverick .. i watched him race a few cars with my motor .. the car fell apart shortly afterwards and i got the engine and trans back ,, i dont remember what became of the trans but the engine i sold to a son of the fellow i was working for .. i got 100 $ for it ..40 years later for a minute i had 2 454 chevy engines in my shop and this same fellow who bought my 428 told me he still had the 428 and would swap me it for a 454 .. he was a week too late as i had sold both engines for peanuts .. i`m not a chevy guy ..after a brief stint with a comet in 76 i by my first of many pintos .
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