I took the truck when my oldest son and I went camping last Friday. I almost didn't make it.
At lunch time I took the truck over to the engine shop across town to show it to the owner who wanted to see it on the road. As I got close to his shop it seemed like I could smell something burning. I wasn't sure if it was the semi truck in front of me or my truck until I started to see smoke coming out from the top of my dash!
I pulled into the shop parking lot and shut down the truck. I borrowed a 9/16 socket and phillips screwdriver so I could pull off the instrument cluster and found the wire that was heating up. I believe one of my no longer necessary duraspark ignition wires was grounding on the engine or coil and heating up the pink resistor wire. After doing a bit of wiring clean up in the parking lot that I should have already done, I was good to go. I made it back home without incident and loaded up the truck to go camping.
Camping was great. We were only about 15 minutes from our house but the weather was great and we had a nice time. I received quite a few compliments on the truck.
This morning I took the truck over to get the drivers side floor pan replaced and to get the 4" hole in the firewall above the gas pedal welded up.
I should have it back tomorrow night or Friday morning.