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SoapDude

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by SoapDude on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:40 am

Awesome pics.. Looks like a great time! That area is beautiful. We were just down there in early January. The caves in that area are very cool!

edit: Great wine too!
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EconoCarl

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Post by EconoCarl on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:46 am

Wine Road 290 continued:

SUNDAY---

Rancho Pointe Vinyard in Fredericksburg


Woodrose Winery in Stonewall


Time to head home, but first we had to stop for trailer cuisine on South Congress in Austin


For the GPS geeks, here are two screen shots that wrap-up the trip


All in all we had a teriffic time, made some friends and got smiles and waves by many! And Martha has a new hobby! drunken Smile Smile
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:50 am

SoapDude wrote:Awesome pics.. Looks like a great time! That area is beautiful. We were just down there in early January. The caves in that area are very cool!

edit: Great wine too!

I hope you got a chance to eat at Alamo Springs Cafe down by the Old Tunnel!

organ grinder

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by organ grinder on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:35 am

Great pic's Carl. Looks like you had a great weekend, Thanks for sharing.
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Post by wylee on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:58 am

u lucky sonof a gun, thanks for posting................
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by DanTheVanMan on Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:12 am

Pretty cool GPS Carl. What Make & Model? bounce

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Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:46 am

Carl- R U going to the econo meet in Seguin?? Maybe to lockhart for some Texas "REAL BBQ" @ blacke??
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Post by RodStRace on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:48 am

That trim looks familiar!!!
Looking GOOD!
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Post by austinmodhouse on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:55 am

Carl, that is a whol lot of wineries for two days. we are into wine, but that schedule looks like work. becker is one of our favorite TX wine makes. tx wines are ....ok, getting better but ....

you should come by if you want to sample wine. we have been cellaring for several years now. this is good red wine drinking weather. june starts getting too hot.

and you went to soco! we were there saturday, very near our house. we had some margaritas at guero's
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Post by EconoCarl on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:00 pm

DanTheVanMan wrote:Pretty cool GPS Carl. What Make & Model? bounce

Dan

It's a Garmin 1490LMT ( https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=87481 ).
Santa upgraded my old one last Christmas. We don't leave home without it!
Maps are a thing of the past . . . sort of like earlies . . . except we keep on using the vans!
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Post by EconoCarl on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:03 pm

Twinpilot001 wrote:Carl- R U going to the econo meet in Seguin?? Maybe to lockhart for some Texas "REAL BBQ" @ blacke??

We usually go the the City Market in Luling. Have you been there? How does it compare?
Might have to try Black's while we're in the area for the meet.
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EconoCarl

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Post by EconoCarl on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:17 pm

austinmodhouse wrote:Carl, that is a whol lot of wineries for two days. we are into wine, but that schedule looks like work. becker is one of our favorite TX wine makes. tx wines are ....ok, getting better but ....

you should come by if you want to sample wine. we have been cellaring for several years now. this is good red wine drinking weather. june starts getting too hot.

and you went to soco! we were there saturday, very near our house. we had some margaritas at guero's

Wasn't like work at all! drunken Three wineries a day for three days. We are just starting the wine thing, but we're trying to learn more, a Shiner usually does it for me.

We just learned about SoCo in the last year or so. It's gonna' be different without the trailers though! Next time we get that way we'll let ya' know.
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Post by StuNami on Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:19 pm

Nice trip! I didn't know there were that many wineries down there when I lived there, then again we moved up here when I was 5. I'm up on Lake Erie and there are tons of em up here but I drive the vehicle with the air bags on the winery tours.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by DanTheVanMan on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:23 pm

Will check it out... Thanks Carl!! Very Happy

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:32 pm

Spruced up the gauges a bit



Click here to see how I did it!
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:18 pm

Last night we went to a car show in Silsbee (about 30 miles north of us). Only one van there, lots of Mustangs though!!!

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by whopman on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:07 am

Nice detail work on that gauge cluster!
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EconoCarl

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There arose such a chatter, I pulled the tranny to see what was the matter!

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:26 pm

We've got quite a few long trips planned (Lone Star Roundup in Austin next week, Dallas the week after, Seguin in June, Petit Jean in Sept, etc), and the clutch has started to chatter somewhat on take-off. So before heading to Austin next week I decided to replace the clutch. Below is what I found.

Not a shade tree in sight, so I worked under a canopy:


Got it all apart:


Here's the problem. Somebody installed the clutch disc backwards! When the disc wore enough, it started rubbing the flywheel bolts:


Tomorrow I go to the local clutch rebuiler. Going to replace the flywheel ring gear and starter drive while it's all apart.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by econopoor on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:46 pm

You mean you didn't get it done by lunch. You're slowin down old man!!

Duane in Tennessee.
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:08 pm

LOL, I didn't start workin' on it until almost 4. See the shadows! Smile
The clutch shop closed at 5! Sad
I know, poor planning on my part! scratch
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by toad on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:54 pm

crowen57 wrote:Spruced up the gauges a bit



Click here to see how I did it!

Where do I find a gauge set up with oil psi and an amp gauge instead of lamps? toad
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by econopoor on Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:13 am

There is a set on ebay now but they are up to $255.00. They were opitional on Econolines. Some 61-66 F-100 trucks used them. They can also be found in some of Ford's heavy duty trucks like a C-600 cab over but most of them have black face gauges. The 61-66 F series usually have numbers printed on the black gauge frames instead of just the letters that Carl's have.

Duane in Tennessee
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EconoCarl

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On the road again . . .

Post by EconoCarl on Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:54 pm

Replaced the ctutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, starter drive, transmission oil and changed the oil and filter of the engine. Also change the gasket and o-ring on the 240's remote filter housing. Did all that for $191 and change! Headed to the Lone Star Roundup next week. Here's a link: http://www.lonestarroundup.com/
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by dix on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:48 pm

enjoy the run....
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:41 pm

Got a few more items scratched off of the "to-do" list today.



Replaced the turn signal cancelling cam and the horn bushing. I pulled the added horn button off of the steering column (the horn button on the dash is for Cassius Clay's oogha horn!). Also treated the van to a Pertronix electronic ignition today.

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