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Old 22-03-20, 23:39
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Old 26-03-20, 03:32
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Thanks for the pictures Harry.

I did a full rebuild on my transmission shifter. It didnít need much other then building up the pivot slots with some weld then grinding down again. I donít have a finished picture just yet. It does amaze me just how much wear these parts can take and still work. Hopefully with everything back to as new specs this truck will shift nicely. I also added a new return spring for the lockout latch. I believe this is the proper orientation of it.
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Old 26-03-20, 23:59
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Today I pulled out some NOS parts to use for securing the box to the chassis. The wood blocks were used to fit between frame so that it didnít crush down when tightening the U bolt nuts. The one wood block had to have a part cut off to clear a bolt.
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Old 27-03-20, 19:57
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Well she went on her first drive today in a long time. Everything went very very well. Works and sounds great. Shifts beautifully and stops on a dime. A huge thanks to all who have lent a hand or helped out with endless requests and questions. There is still a pile to do but it’s getting there. Lastly thanks to my lovely wife, Vicki Baker for letting me disappear into the garage for hours at a time. Love you.

A short video of its drive.

https://youtu.be/L4r_AhlDeGQ
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Old 27-03-20, 20:02
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Before the truck drove out I had to have the Otter pulled from the shop. Thankfully one of my friends happened to be going by in his backhoe. We made quick work of it. I canít wait for the Otter to be able to do the same and drive out of the shop.

Lastly Vicki came home from work and happily took a few more pictures for me. Then she wanted to climb up into the cab for a picture.
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Old 27-03-20, 20:53
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Hi Jordan.

Quite another milestone. Congratulations!

A few posts back you commented about sorting out the Signal Buzzer wiring feed. My suspicion is the feed from the buzzer in the cab to the box is very probably the same on your WIRE-3 as the WIRE-5.

The wire would drop down from the buzzer to the Cab Roof Seam and turn to the rear to follow the seam until it arrives at a hole in the seam that allows it to pass through to the lower wall. Small cable clips hold it in place. On my WIRE-5, these clips were all painted. You should be able to spot the small holes where the clips were secured.

The wire dropped down to the lower wall/floor seam in a fairly straight line and disappears through a hole in the floor, the same size as the one in the Cab Roof Seam. This takes it out of the cab floor close to the Left Frame Rail of the vehicle. It then follows the Left Frame Rail, but I can not remember if that is along the top edge, or close to the top of the outer side. Clip holes should identify the route for you in that area.

At the leading edge of the WIRE-5 box, about 12 to 18 inches in from the left side of the box, another hole in the floor allowed the wire to be fed into a conduit assembly built into the front wall of the Wireless Box, behind the plywood wall. Your WIRE-3 is an open box inside so once the wire arrives in that area in your vehicle, you may have to rely on the small clip holes to guesstimate where it went. If the WIRE-3 box was set up for Wireless Operator seated centre front and a Cypher Clerk to the rear and left of the operator, odds are the buzzer switch was situated to the left side of the WIRE-3 box somewhere easily accessible for either the operator or clerk to use it.

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Old 27-03-20, 21:16
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Jordan,

Congratulations. Well done. What a great day for you. This has been a long time coming.

Your truck looks good and sounds good.

OK, now back to work - the Otter is waiting.


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Old 27-03-20, 21:31
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One other point I just remembered on the buzzer wiring, Jordan.

Where it turned to the frame rail from the cab, that curve had a fair bit of play in it. I think that was to allow for any flex of the cab in relationship to the frame at that point. At the box end, the frame and box are a solid, fixed fit, so the curve of the buzzer wire was not as relaxed.

I do not recall ever seeing any trace of rubber grommets in these particular wire holes, but it could make sense. Perhaps test fit a piece of the shielded wire in the holes and see if it leaves enough wiggle room to fit a grommet.

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Old 28-03-20, 00:04
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Default Congrats!

Excellent, great milestone you have passed there!

Just the last couple of 100 yards to be finished of your marathon. And then it's on to the next. I'm sure the Otter will be done as nicely as this one!
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Old 28-03-20, 17:09
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Jordan,

I can feel your pride and your smile is what we all need in these troubling times. All the best to you and Vicki. Looking forward to your posts. Keep up the excellent work. Your work is a bright moment for a lot of us viewers.

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Old 28-03-20, 17:18
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Well done Jordan! The truck looks brilliant outside and I am sure it gave you a bit of extra energy!

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Old 29-03-20, 02:33
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Thank you all for the compliments. Iíve watched so many on this forum get their vehicles restored and take them for a drive. Itís nice to finally be n that ďgroupĒ.

Back to the nitty gritty.

This is part of the ignition suppression system on the truck. It was to done to reduce any electrical interference during the use of the radio set. I replaced the wires with new made wire that is done to copy the period wiring. The woven metal braid shielding on the wires is original but was carefully removed from the original wires and then crimped back in place using the original crimps. These two wires attach to the coil and then down to the distributor. The internals of the box were in very good shape. I only removed and cleaned up the contact points under the two screws. I also replaced the nuts and washers on the external stud as the originals were badly rusted.

I also installed the two metal ďmud flapsĒ. Iím not too sure if the canvas mud flaps were also installed or is these were used in their place.
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Old 29-03-20, 08:06
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A few more videos.

https://youtu.be/ixNVlHPbO9w

https://youtu.be/7Gk3wYqCrMo

https://youtu.be/N6Sbfi4Ug-w
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Old 29-03-20, 23:04
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Todayís job was to install the ignition suppression system and all I can say was what a job. Trying to get ones hand in a few of the spaces let alone try and then use a screw driver was almost impossible but I got it installed. Iím not sure Iíll be leaving the large black spark plug cover on. When I took the truck out for a test drive I think one of the leads may have come off a spark plug. Lack of power under load and with all the shielding on itís hard to get at anything. On the plus side it really cleans up the look of the engine.
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Old 29-03-20, 23:19
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Wow! Had a couple of those Suppression Kits once upon a time. Really nice to finally see one professionally installed. Looks great, Jordan!

Donít forget the little white ďSĒ in the upper corner of your doors now.

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Old 30-03-20, 02:44
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It was a job, Sure glad Iím not on the hook for shop rate labour fees....


One issue I had during the test drive this afternoon was a lack of power. I did some more checking after dinner tonight. It seems the spark plug wire ends are shorting out on the shielding cover. I started the engine and it ideas fine but I can now hear a snapping sound coming from that area going back and forth as each cylinder is firing. Iím thinking Iíll have to get some rubber ends for the wires?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 30-03-20, 02:55
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Wow! Had a couple of those Suppression Kits once upon a time. Really nice to finally see one professionally installed. Looks great, Jordan!

Donít forget the little white ďSĒ in the upper corner of your doors now.

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Old 05-04-20, 03:59
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New bumper made. I used the magnetic drill for the first time. What a breeze it made drilling all the holes. I also riveted on the hand crank bracket as per the original.
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Hooked up the vacuum line to the wipers today and success.

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Parts were all back from the sandblasters yesterday. Today I finished off the two bins. These are originals for the Wire3 that were found in Northern Manitoba. Two of the hinges needed replacing and my father in law came to the rescue with a bunch of identical hinges. Parts were then given the POR treatment and priming. Another day they will get the final colour.
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That lovely blue primer.
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Today was another painting day before the dark clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped.
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