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Old 07-27-2007, 05:36 PM
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nice grill you got me thinking why didnt i think of that

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:25 PM
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Are any of you guys working on your trucks or are you just on extended vacation like me?It has been so nice up here I have been spending my off time hiding in the mountains.Here is me and the family kicking back in the shade.I should of brought my fishing pole.I took this picture from my chair in the stream.I will be back to working on the 58 in a couple of weeks when the kids go back to school.Hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as I am enjoying mine.
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It looks like you don't need a pole, just reach in and grab those guys.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:17 AM
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I got the 58 on the driveway but that is all.Last night I was talking to my friend that built my transmission and he thinks the ring clip that holds the 3-4 clutch basket in place failed and allowed the basket to move back.If that is the case it will be a easy fix.I will be taking him the transmission on September 13 and picking it back up on September 28 I have been working on the 68 this weekend.If I put much more work into this thing I am going to have to start a thread for 67 to 72 GMC and Chevrolet trucks so far I have rebuilt the carter AFB,installed proper throttle return springs,replaced the rocker arm cover gaskets,installed a chrome air filter,put a chrome vent in the rocker cover,replaced the fuel pump,replaced the rusty gas tank,rebuilt the starter,replaced the rear brake line from the front cross member to the splitter at the rearend,replaced the seal in the rearend,replaced the shift boot,replaced the brake rod boot,replaced the clutch rod boot,installed a gas pedal,installed a choke cable with stock replacement knob,installed a stock cigarette lighter,hooked up the tach and hooked its light into the dash lights so it can be dimmed with the dash lights,replaced the broken drivers side mirror,replaced the missing defroster hoses,installed all new locks in the doors the glove box and ignition,and installed all the stock brackets to hold the stock jack and handles in their stock locations I am on vacation this week so I am headed off to the mountains for some more camping.the 58 will still be there for me to start on when I get back.I hope all you guys are well and enjoying your project trucks
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:36 AM
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Saved the hard stuff for last huh
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:46 AM
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I picked up this trailer for the next time I blow up my truck on the drag strip.What is the point of having a hotrod if you cant run it down the strip once in a while.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:39 PM
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Hey everybody, it's been a while since I checked the thread. Hope everyone's well. School started 3 days ago. It is a little rough without AC right now, nearby in Memphis it was 107 degrees today. So far everything is going pretty well with the truck since the wiring job.

I do have a bit of an issue with pinging since I put in that Unilite distributor. I burn midrange gas (89 octane). The only time it pings is in 4th gear going about 60 mph, when I need to give it a little extra gas to go over a hill or something. This is at about 2800 rpms. I have fiddled a little bit with adjusting the vacuum advance but it still pings. Maybe I just haven't gone far enough with it, I don't know. I appreciate any suggestions, this is probably an easy question. DD I remember coming across one of your old posts about a similar problem but I can't seem to find it now.

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Need motor mount suggestions

Well to make a long story short I have two 55' second seris a 3100 and a 3200the 32 is all original and in the best shape, the 31 is a parts truck that I almost got hosed on when I bought it on e bay, I now have a nice 350 / TH400 o to make ithe 3200 roll and I need to get your thoughts on the motor mounts, then I have to do something with the brakes too, I enjoy this site and all the post I hope to be able to help one day
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:25 PM
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Matt on the Unilite distributor use a timing light to see what your total advance is.It should be 52 degrees or less(You will need to put one of those stick on timing tapes jegs part #720-1591).With the timing light on give it some gas and run it up to about 3000 rpm(you only need to raise the rpm till it stops advancing) and see what your total advance is.With a small allen wrench inside the vacuume advance tube you can adjust were your vacuume advance stops.After you find what your total advance,if it is too much you can let the engine idle and see what the timing is at idle,then pull the vacuume line (be sure it is hooked to manifold vacuume not ported vacuume) and adjust it to subtract a couple degrees at a time.Just reattach the vacuume line and use the timing light to see how much you adjusted it.If you dont use a timing tape just subtract 2 degrees at a time till you find your engines sweet spot.Congradulations on the sucsessful rewire job.Glad to hear you are still driving that sweet old truck.Chesapeake I use a bolt in crossmember from brothers trucks.Classic parts has a better price on it right now.They are easy to install and the motor mounts will fit a big or small block Chevy.I also used one of their transmission crossmembers.Post some pictures when you can.We love to see those pictures.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:19 PM
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This morning before I left for school I had a little extra time, so I turned the distributor and retarded the timing a couple degrees, now the pinging is almost gone and runs a few degrees cooler. Right now it feels pretty good...I'll try to pick up some timing tape and mess with it some more this weekend.

My Metals class at school this year is two hours a day now, but we can't work in the shop until we're done reviewing the easy stuff (seems like forever). It's hilarious when people don't know how to measure things. People start saying stuff like "Two feet 34 and a half inches." First on the list of parts I want to make is a new shifter handle. I'll try to post a picture of the one that's on there now once I find the cord for the camera. You'll see why I want a new one.

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Old 08-16-2007, 04:56 PM
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Let's see if I did this right...here's the shifter.

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Thanks I will check it out
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:39 PM
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That shifter extension should work great.You can dress it up with a bike or motorcycle handlebar pad from the chrome shift handle to the shifter boot
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I ordered the engine/ trans mounts from Brothers today. I will need to hunt up a gasket set or two, but as for the motor mount I am wondering if anyone has ever hung one in a boxed frame and bolteds the flanges to the mounting tubes instead of welding as I think this would make it right easy to drop the oil pan if one had to do so
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:50 PM
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1955 chevy

I have a 55 Chevy with a stake bed. I would like to know did 1955 rap around back windows come with a stake bed and if so which bed can i install without cutting anything.

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