Colonel Mustard - 1975 IH Travelall 150

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  1. J.J.

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    EPA certified outdoor spray booth. Looks like JJ's operation!


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    why yes Matthew the same design engineer. However, I think mine is a step above as it is the De Luxe version with the optional "Mother Nature Self Cleanse Flush to Ocean" EPA model.


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    Damn that looks like a lot of rain!
     
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    I have a couple of thoughts about your speedo (Easy there big fella)

    Does yours have a correction box? All of the 4WD ones that I have owned do. If it does not, that at the end of the day would be your solution to correcting the read on the speedo. There is a local guy here that makes them. You give him your readings on the gauge and the actual with a GPS at 60 and viola you're in business. This was the source of a similar issue on one of my beasts in the past.

    Secondly, if yours is equipped with the road speed sensor, mine failed in my Travelall and it had the same symptoms as yours--I went with a straight cable and bypassed it=problem solved.

    Lastly and I guess I lied or can't count. Have you lubed the speedo itself? An old timer here explained to me that there is a teflon sleeve just inside of the speedo housing where the cable inserts, where you thread the end on. That gets dry over time (of note I did this on my 76 Scout II, 100, and Travelall as they all came from dry climates like the Colonel) and causes problems and you need to address before the sleeve wears thru as it is non replaceable. Get a aerosol lid an partially fill with Dexron, then suspend just the end of the housing in it and let it soak overnight. I have used blocks of wood and shims. Probably also a good time to take that cable out and lube it up. I know that graphite is probably the "correct" way but I always use wheel bearing grease. Works for me.

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    ("I have a couple of thoughts about your speedo")... I bout choked...Haha
    1st fingernail polish, now this
    Oh brother.....I gotta go sit down for a spell..
     
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    We're keeping it lively in the Build sub forum!!!
     
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    Interesting observations. No correction box. I have the Dana cruise control module but that looks like a direct drive for the in and out cables. I do not have a road speed sensor. Although it does not hurt to double check. I don't remember seeing any wires at the tailshaft of the transmission. I have not lubed the speedo itself. I hear ya how that may aid in alleviating the bounciness but what about the speed it is showing on average? My 80 on the speedo is probably more like 60. I'll do a video next time I am out which may help. I'll take the GPS along for the ride.
     
  7. J.J.

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    exactly! Anybody can drive a Chevy. IH people are just more fun!

    JJ in TN
     
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    The speed sensor on my Travelall was under the brake booster, short cable thru firewall, sensor, long cable to transfer case. Wires connected to a box on the firewall on the passenger side as I recall. Ill see if its all still around, that was nearly 20 years ago (how time flies). I don't have the answer for you on the how it made the speedo not read right, seems like it was slipping internally? Sorry, I really don't recall but that was the problem with mine.

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    ("exactly! Anybody can drive a Chevy.")
    Easy now..!!..
     
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    More dash pad progress from my FIL.
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    What sort of product/ filler is he using on the pad?

    It appears to work like a body filler but is remaining flexible?
     
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    It's not classic plastic body filler but filler for flexible panels.
     
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    You end up using original dash ?
     
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    Yes. Just playing around with it at this point to see what we can do.

    Speakers are installed!!! Even with just the rear speakers, the sound is awesome.
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    Replaced the rear dome light with the repro one available from the Light Line dealers. It is set up for a Scout II hardtop probably based on the wiring. So you need to make some modifications. The original had the male terminals on the fixture with two separate female Packard 56 connectors.
    20201017_093607.jpg New two conductor Packard 56 using the existing female terminals.
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    That's better!!!
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    New versus old. The old one aged nicely to match the buckskin paint hilariously.
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    Is that the original switch?
     
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    The rear cargo light switch? Yes. That was there when I bought the Colonel.
     
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    Thought this was pretty cool.......EAZ-LIFT hitch. I suppose they were the supplier. The company is still around.
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    A little fun with our barred rock Madame Curie!!! That's stroker3's door that has turned into lawn art!!!
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