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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2017 at 4:13PM
congrats!! sorry about your brother but glad you guys keep his truck, those are nice trucks! i have one too Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan the ranchero man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2017 at 9:54PM
Sorry to hear about your Brother getting the truck out is a great way to honor him. Peace and take care Dan
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2017 at 12:42AM
Looking great!  And sorry to hear about your brother.  Love old Chevy trucks.  We still have my Dad's '67 fleetside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2017 at 3:03AM
looking great carlos.  condolances on your brother, but like others have said...  great way to honor him

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gentrysgarage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2017 at 3:37AM
I guess I missed it about your brother also, sorry to hear it. It is great to show off his truck.
Also thanks for the reviews you are doing on the parts you are using..the head lamps in particular.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2017 at 4:54AM
Thank you very much Guys! I really do enjoy taking the wagon out and just enjoying it.
 
I thought I had shared that somewhere, but maybe I didn't. Unfortunately my oldest brother passed away in February of a heart attack and complications of chronic bronchitis. He was only 52. It was very unexpected and we all took it pretty hard. But as time has passed things have gotten a little better and we find comfort in the memories we shared including talking about my wagon and his Chevy PU.
 
My brother actually semi-retired a year earlier and made a point of getting his PU back up and running. He enjoyed tinkering with it and the plan was to hit the local car shows this season to hang out more and visit, but unfortunately the good LORD had other plans. My other brother bought the PU from his estate and this was the first show we were able to go too and show it off. It was a good feeling to see his wishes come to fruition.
 
I look forward to spending more time with my remaining brothers and making memories!     
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Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Hey Guys, quick question. I've been driving the wagon a little more often this Summer and have run into an issue that I seem to remember some other folks having trouble with as well.

It has to do with the A/C fan speed. If I keep the fan speed at the second level it works fine no matter how HOT it is outside, but if I select the HIGH position it will blow a fuse after a couple minutes. The fuse I am running is a 25A fuse as recommended in the Owners manual.
 
Is anyone else having this issue and if so, have you found a fix other than keeping under the HIGH mark and/or keep changing the fuse when this happens?
 
Thanks in advance for the help!   
 
 
 
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Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2017 at 1:37PM
Carlos, that thread  seems covers the topic pretty thoroughly.  Let us know if you figure it out.
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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

Carlos, that thread  seems covers the topic pretty thoroughly.  Let us know if you figure it out.
 
Will do...thanks Vince
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Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jversch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-September-2017 at 5:24AM
Sounds like the blower motor has a high draw when on high speed . It uses full voltage on high and runs through a resister on low and medium . that needs less amperage .
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