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  1. #16
    I've been reading on Mad, which is a good resource for GM alternators. I can't find where you said they allow you to connect a charge light. I see a mention that the regulators are the same, but is there a cap to expose that?

    Still looking as I can, but pictures help. You may also need to physically trace where wires come from, go to, then return.
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



  2. #17
    Maybe it wasnt on mad's website then.

    Some where I read you tap into the r terminal. They were also showing an older one wire gm alternator that had a removeable plug on the side that exposes two terminals.

    I need to find the charge indicator wire on the truck. Should be yellow with black stripe.
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan289 View Post
    Look what I found behind a headliner in a 63 f100 at the junkyard today.
    its a movie poster from a drive in from Lovell, WY dated june 1964 .
    The Incredible Mr. Limpit

    Kenny's favorite movie!

    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff W View Post
    The Incredible Mr. Limpit

    Kenny's favorite movie!
    A close second to "It Happened At The World's Fair".

    Kenny Likins
    Ballard, Seattle, WA
    www.redfalken.com

    `62 Tudor Sedan (`69 200, C4, 8-inch 4-lug 2.79 rearend, Duraspark II, MSD, Weber 32/36 DGEV)

  5. #20
    We think its a pretty neat piece of history. We framed it and hung it in the library with all the other auto memorabilia.
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

  6. #21
    Roger
    Still need to take pictures.. oops..

    I did notice something though. The amp gauge will read amp out put while cranking but not when running? Sounds like the alternator is wired to the wrong side of the starter solenoid, except its not wired to it.

    On the back firewall is an isolator that has all sorts of big battery cables running to it.. something to do with Ford running all the power through the amp meter then back..

    As for my charging light.. it doesn't work because I have power at both wires in the bulb socket..

    Now I'm really concerned.. fireball waiting to happen, maybe?

    I need to cut open the harness and figure out were they have the alternator routed too. Sounds like it might be in the wrong spot.
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

  7. #22
    Who knows after all these years. These are so simple to pull, untape, fix, and reinstall - I do it on almost everything I touch. I read somewhere about the way the regulator feeds the dummy light, which might point to having power to both leads, but if I understand correctly - you have nothing connected to the regulator, or don't have a regulator at all now.

    Yes, pictures may help.
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



  8. #23

    We have brothers from another mother now...

    Have been lamenting over my current truck for a while - needing work, but not feeling the truck deserves it. So for months have been looking and waiting for the right replacement to come across the CL. Late Friday night one showed up (had been listed for a month, but somehow missed it) and I sent email, looked at it Saturday and after a little time to walk away and sleep on it - made an offer and will be getting it soon. It's a 66 Custom Cab, which according to the VIN and data code came with a 352 and 3 speed. Has a C6 automatic now.

    Supposed to be a trade-in at Bickford Ford at some point in the past, it's 99% straight and has only minimal surface rust - apart for some holes in the front of the bed due to a bed gas tank retaining stuff under it. It's been sitting a little while, but runs really good (so far). Supposed to be a 390 in it now, but not 100% sure about that. Matters not. Apart from a cruddy gas tank and unknowns like brakes, it looks like all the original paint and most will polish up. Plan to leave that alone. Will be doing all the 'safety' things before driving it, but it's good survivor truck!

    Will also allow me to sell the '67 I have as a running/driving truck.
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



  9. #24
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    Nice score Roger, my buddy Ron just picked up a 66 project. His is minus the engine and trans but rust free and already lowered.
    Might need to talk about your 67 I'm kinda missing my super duty. Just the truck part not the diesel part.
    63 Sedan Delivery
    5.0 HO EFI AOD 8" rear

  10. #25
    Roger,

    Very cool..

    The wife has been eye balling a 64 on cl here.
    Its mint green, and partially restored.
    Its been on cl for awhile but had a 74 alaskan pop up camper in it. The owner was selling as a package deal only.

    Well, now its for sale without the pop up at a price I was willing to pay for the truck by it's self.

    Problem is im pretty much out of room, so its probably a no go.

    But theres some nice ones out there..

    I like the 63 4*4 in fife for $2300. Myself..
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

  11. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan289 View Post
    Roger,

    Very cool...

    I like the 63 4*4 in fife for $2300. Myself..
    Yeah, I've been seeing that ad too. Just not willing to deal with ancient 4x4 bits and pieces. Not as needed as it might be over there. This one wasn't molested at all - in fact at one point in its past someone spent good money on a blue Velour upholstery job, which is still in pretty good shape. Kinda pimp, but may see if I can make it work for a while. Hopefully I can hold back the curse of WIAI!

    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



  12. #27
    Very nice find! If you need some help this winter, let me know
    Bill Proctor .. 1963 Falcon Sprint. Looking forward to learning new things.

  13. #28
    Yeah - just trying to stay away from Nathan's "Uh-Oh" tied with "trouble". It may be hard to do. I've said before I'm my own worst enemy. But I am trying to leave it as much a survivor as it is. Sanitize and Safety only Sanitize and Safety only Sanitize and Safety only

    It's home now thanks again to help of Gene and his BAT (big *** truck). Took the wheels off to inspect the brakes and I'm glad I didn't drive it. The front wheel cylinders looked "freshly" wet. With a single brake system, that would not be pleasant to have fail. Even if it was only 18 miles away. Drove it the last half-mile though, and it drove OK for not having been on the road since 1998. Tires were a little square.

    Found a receipt for the tires (which I don't like - either the rims or the tires) and they have about 3000 miles on them, but are 16 years old. They look good, but I might be forced to change them out.

    Thanks Bill, I may need some elbow grease to help polish it!
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



  14. #29
    Roger,
    Is that a short bed?

    I got a set of old school wagon wheels free of you want them..
    They're the white spoke wheels with the blue and red pin striping around the out side bead..
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

  15. #30
    Long bed, but that's fine with me.

    Not wanting those wheels Nathan, but thanks for the offer. I might consider - depending on who buys my old truck - swap the chromy baby moon wheels from it to this truck to see how it looks. They are newer.

    Also discovered it's a 9" Posi of some type. Have to see if it came with or was added. Not sure if you can find out much with it closed up.

    More to come, but should start my own thread, huh?
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



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