TechTales Blog

New Project - Mustang

So being the avid Ford enthusiast, I went out and purchased a rough Mustang for a good price, a California emissions 1999 Mustang GT with 160K miles on it.  You could say this was a "barn find" because it was literally found in a barn, but its not in that great of condition.  The previous owners didn't take good care of it, but they were an older couple so the vehicle is completely stock - stock exhaust and not even a cold air intake on it......

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New 2017 SuperDuty - Bed Complaints

I have a few minor complaints so far about the new 2017 Superduty. If you don't know much about it, the new Superduty has a new body made of aluminum to be extra light weight. There are several things I do love about it, but a few things i have found to be slightly annoying or ridiculous. Specifically, I will be talking about the bed / box today....

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Finding Good Work Shoes

After 8 years in the Automotive field, I have determined there is no better tool to own than a good pair of work shoes. Yes, I am being completely serious. Nothing worse than sore feet. Ok, maybe there is.. but I've been on the search for a good pair of work shoes my entire career turning wrenches and finally I stumbled upon a decent set....

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2015 F150 Crazy Electrical Problems

A lady brought her almost brand new truck to the dealer on Friday complaining of some pretty bizarre issues. She explained that as she would drive down the road: the instrument cluster, radio control, front power windows, and some other things would stop functioning. Hooking up the scan tool revealed a bunch of communication codes. Having some past experience with these problems, another tech decided to peek under the dash... Can you guess what we found?...

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SuperDuty Restoration - My First Paint Job - Two Years Later

My old Superduty

In July 2014, I decided it was time to fix up my old truck. It wasn't really an old truck to me - I actually daily drove this thing around. I found this jewel sitting out back behind the dealer I work for.It wasn't much to look at, but had the mighty old and strong 7.3L with a 6 speed manual transmission attached to it. It was love at first sight. A few years later and here we are. I'll give you the whole story... but be warned there are plenty of pictures included!...

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Lock-A-Socket Tray Tool Organizer

Lock-A-Socket Tray

I love organized tools. But do you also wish your tools were mobile? The Lock-A-Socket Tray by Mechanic Time Saver is one of the best socket organizers I have come across. It's got 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 socket holders that can re-arrange in any combination you want. I believe this is the best setup for me....

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