What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

... to replace the starter on my 1972 Ford F100.

Not like, 10 minutes to do the actual work, plus a few minutes beforehand gathering tools, setting up the truck, then pondering, looking at the starter, getting access, then cleaning up afterwards. I mean, I looked at the clock, went down to the basement, gathered tools (I only needed two sockets), went out to my car, got the starter, opened the hood (for light) laid out a mat under the truck, crawled under, unbolted the starter and the cable from the stud, grabbed the new one out of the box, bolted it in, attached the cable, crawled out from the truck, shut the hood, put the tools back, put the old starter in the box from the new one, walked back in the house... it was 10 minutes later.


I love my old truck. Also, it only cost $55. And now it starts every time, without hesitation!

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