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Old 02-14-2011, 07:35 AM
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I want to know why having more than one manual makes it less special.
I am old. The legs dosen't want to work as well. Sometimes the knees hurt from the pressure of using the clutch. So, if I have another with stick, that means I will be in pain a lot. Not to mention the arthritus.

So, actually, I suppose it would be the pain. If I drive the stick for a hour or so I'm fine, but driving a stick everyday then for pleasure with the 85, I will be in pain a lot. I don't like taking pain pills, but sometime I have to.

That good enough?.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:36 AM
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bill morris-my 84 4x4 is from wis,you ain't seen nothing yet till you seen road salt rust.doing a resto on mine and i found at eastwood's repair supplies a 3 part system that not only stops rust but protects against more.good luck on your project.i'm 64 does that make me an antique.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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bill morris-my 84 4x4 is from wis,you ain't seen nothing yet till you seen road salt rust.doing a resto on mine and i found at eastwood's repair supplies a 3 part system that not only stops rust but protects against more.good luck on your project.i'm 64 does that make me an antique.
Yes, I understand about the road salt. But I beleive this truck has surface rust, and I am going to do my best to take care of the surface rust and protect the under. Of course, there is the cost to consider too. I'm not rich. But I will do my best...

My son considers me a antique LOL... He likes the 85. Showed his friends and they all think it's, in there words. "Sweet", "bangin". My time english would be "Cool", "Nice", Groovy", "out-of-sight". Te, he he. Just to give you an idea.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:50 PM
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Today went well... removed the old aftermarket gauges. tested the sender feeds to make sure the lights work. Installed the light senders for the oil and the temp. Tested, and works. Re-connect the amp light. Working.

I have no idea why the first owner installed aftermarket gauges. They were installed badly. The oil pressure gauge did not have a crimped ring. By repairing the dip stick tube correctly, the aftermarket oil pressure guage connection was leaking because of the higher pressure (60 psi). Thats the way it should be.

Now, the origional idiot lights are connected back up and the aftermarket pannel has been removed.. Drove it for a while, and there are no more leaks from bad connections or bad equipment, in fact there are no leaks at all.. All is well so far with the 85 antique.

Tomorrow, I'm going to bring it out again, and drive it over to order two quarts of paint. "Medium Dark Fire Red" Ford code: 3656. Go to breakfast, drive back and re-check the engine. if all is well, then it's still waiting for the weather to change and start on the roof....
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