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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxrox View Post
    you're in business now geezer, nice find your photo bucket is full 'n too slow so keep posting a pic or two here, thanks...
    ...don't get me started on turdbucket. First they break all of my links and attempt to hold my intellectual property hostage (whoever came up with the P500 fix needs to be given a small country to rule over...) I get continuous emails to 'update my account' (pay through the eyeballs for storage) I click on anything on my account and I get redirected to 'update my account'. And now I have something else fun happening - getting likes. Great! Someone is remotely interested in what I was uploading 3 years ago. Wait, nope. They're linking their advertisements to me so I can go to some sketchy adult site or get scammed. Photobucket is DEAD.

    *is there a way I can bulk upload to my library? I really should have a home page album but it's going to take decades to upload each image...
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    OK rant over. I've made a bunch of small purchases through the magical land of ebay. Some may or may not make it onto the truck depending on how it pans out. On the shopping list -

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AN6-6AN-10-...72.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Non-Retu...72.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Pn...72.m2749.l2649
    (don't know if it'll work with soda but it was really cheap so I'm gonna road test it...)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Racing-Stee...72.m2749.l2649
    *This one was an impulse buy - I'm either going to mod it to fit the hung dog wagon or the truck, but it was too cheap to pass up.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-350mm-6-B...72.m2749.l2649
    *Yet another impulse buy - if I really like the look of it I'll swap it into the truck. It was dirt cheap and has a classic look to it that might tie in with the rest of the interior.

    Last item and the one that'll allow me to reassemble the front end once I get time -
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Whiteline-F...72.m2749.l2649

    I'll have plenty to keep me busy over the next few months and I shall endeavour to post with pics with any progress
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    I came up with a solution to my twin fuel tank dilemma - sort of. I found a bunch of listings for 'dual fuel tank switching valve' and they all appear to be either 3 port (one in/two out) or 6 port (same - doubled up). The vast majority of the 3 port valves are identical (they look like copies of Ford and GM OEM fuel tank selector valves) and the prices can be vastly different (from $25ish USD to $50ish USD) but as always the freight is brutal. It will eliminate the need for 2 pumps, should simplify the install but the part is specified for a non-return line fuel system and the selector valve must be installed with filters into both inlet ports from the tank - that means the pump must be installed in the main fuel line after the selector valve. Not ideal with an electric fuel pump.
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    A minor milestone yesterday - I cranked the engine for the first time since the engine swap sans ignition. It was only a power circuit test which exposed a couple of faults with the upgraded wiring. Now I have to tie in the A/C wiring route with the cooling fans and the headlight loom and secure it in a way that doesn't foul the condenser. I'm trying to made the upgrades modular so if I have to do anything after it's all back together, I don't have to pull half the truck apart to access something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    I came up with a solution to my twin fuel tank dilemma - sort of. I found a bunch of listings for 'dual fuel tank switching valve' and they all appear to be either 3 port (one in/two out) or 6 port (same - doubled up). The vast majority of the 3 port valves are identical (they look like copies of Ford and GM OEM fuel tank selector valves) and the prices can be vastly different (from $25ish USD to $50ish USD) but as always the freight is brutal. It will eliminate the need for 2 pumps, should simplify the install but the part is specified for a non-return line fuel system and the selector valve must be installed with filters into both inlet ports from the tank - that means the pump must be installed in the main fuel line after the selector valve. Not ideal with an electric fuel pump.
    geezer, I 1st became aware of a fuel tank switch at GSA Auctions of a 1983 Chevrolet Truck (it needed it replaced in the auction write-up) internet images of this type truck showed the switch located about center of the dash... https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/

    I searched for: "fuel tank switch" within the results of a list of "Closed Auctions" At the GSA Auctions home page, click on "Browse by Status" then click on "Closed Auctions" this will show 2 years of auction history... You will see the aforementioned 1983 Chevy truck on this list...

    LOOK at this link, it explains the Chevrolet Fuel Switch systems: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=754061

    Ya think Australia is big enough for two fuel tanks (?) without driving off the other side..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxrox View Post
    geezer, I 1st became aware of a fuel tank switch at GSA Auctions of a 1983 Chevrolet Truck (it needed it replaced in the auction write-up) internet images of this type truck showed the switch located about center of the dash... https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucbdcls/

    I searched for: "fuel tank switch" within the results of a list of "Closed Auctions" At the GSA Auctions home page, click on "Browse by Status" then click on "Closed Auctions" this will show 2 years of auction history... You will see the aforementioned 1983 Chevy truck on this list...

    LOOK at this link, it explains the Chevrolet Fuel Switch systems: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=754061

    Ya think Australia is big enough for two fuel tanks (?) without driving off the other side..?
    I'd like to use the factory style dash switches that are available on ebay as part of this install (I'll put it in the centre console if it happens). The dual fuel set up in GM/Ford trucks are a main + auxiliary tank? Some of the control systems utilise the fuel level as a trigger to swap over the tanks (I'm going to opt for a manual override) To give you an idea of what travel time from city to city in Oz is like - Adelaide to Melbourne is 8/8.5 hours via road non stop. That is the nearest capital city from my home town. The main reason why I'd want to add a tank is the cost in fuel spikes. We are now paying $1.70ish AUD/Litre at peak price. On the low side of the pricing cycle it isn't going lower than $1.29/L. And I like having an ace or 2 up my sleeve. Thanks for the links xboxrox
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    Need more charging stations & aftermarket sound effects for me to consider owning an electric truck 4x4 or Jeep
    Gas is high priced in Hawaii too

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxrox View Post
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    Need more charging stations & aftermarket sound effects for me to consider owning an electric truck 4x4 or Jeep
    Gas is high priced in Hawaii too
    ...ask tortron how much he's getting gouged at the pump NZ folks are paying through the eye sockets for fuel. And another off topic to the off topic - there are some car makers that are already 'fudging' their products by adding noise makers to them. Look up Volkswagens "soundaktor". Give me the gasp of an air intake and the bark of an obnoxious sports exhaust every day...
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    The Land of Oz is on this List..!

    Top 10 Countries With The Cheapest And Most Expensive Gas

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    • Switzerland. Price per gallon: $5.58. ...
    • Australia. Price per gallon: $3.57.


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