Well, I finally did what I should have done from the start. I used my trouble shooting and diagnostic skills to run down the entire ignition system. I found the Ignition module at the dist. Was getting proper voltage but not firing the dist. I replaced the module and presto. End of problem. Found out after I fixed it everyone suddenly remembers that it was/is a common problem with these vehicles. Gotta love those after-the-fact experts.
I thank you for all your help and am getting involved with the site. I am not a certified tech but I have a great deal of real world hands-on experience and knowledge of GM and Mopar vehicles and also DDEC. I hope I didnt drive you too crazy with my lack of confidence when it comes to Fords. Other than late 60s and early 70s Mustangs I have avoided them. Turns out they are just like everything else once you tear 'em open and start running things down. I did get the diagram but was confused that the other 4 wires were missing from the clutch interlock switch (I always call em an NSS) circuit. I "modified" the slider switch and made a 'Warning" decal for the dash. Like I said, it's just a field truck driven by farm boys.
I have a lot to learn about the site and it's features. I didnt ralize the OBDI & II code breakdowns where listed for example. The videos are a great tool to reference when working with less experienced members. Again, thanks for your time. I'm having the gal that does our books get together a donation to the site through my business. She says it's a tax thing that way. Hope to be able to learn more from reading your posts in the future.
Monday, September 20th, 2010 AT 7:22 PM