To be quite honest, lately the Fargo has just been driving me insane. All the sudden there are so many things that need work that I dont know how to do. Im hanging in there for sure, but I'm starting to lose hope.
1) Shackles in the rear need to be replaced. I cant get the old ones out and Im having a hard time finding new ones.
2) The tranny or the tranny linkage is acting up. Im having a hard time shifting into gears and sometimes it gets stuck. I hope its the linkage and not the tranny.
3) My rear end has a leak, I need a new pinion seal. I have no idea how to take everything apart and put it back together, I dont have a shop manual either, not the proper equipment.
4) I still havent found an easy way to lower it.
Fall is going to move in fast so I need to start working on these things. Budget is tight for the proper tools, so I need to start looking for a shop that will let me borrow some equipment.
Meanwhile, heres a welding cart I build out of scraps.
Been a while. I have been driving the snot out of the truck for the last couple of months and forgot to update my journal. Here's the engine after I cleaned it, painted it and tuned it up. I was not able to replace the points as I seriously had no idea what I was doing. Im learning slowly. Its hard to work on it when you know you could be driving it. There are a lot of things that sill need my attention and that I'm trying to tie up before winter comes again. Took it to a few cruise in's and of course it was my grad ride as well. Ran like a champ so my date didnt get scared like I expected her to.
The mill for ole blue is a 218 flat 6 with a 3-speed crashbox for transmission. It's still in pretty good condition and runs smooth. I'll clean it up good and dress it up once I have more time to do it. In the meantime here are some pics
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find parts for this truck? Fortunately MidCanada Suspension was able to find most parts for an affordable price. All 4 wheel cylinders were honed out, cleaned and rebuilt with new rubbers and boots. I got new brake shoes as well. The back brakes had a split wheel cylinder which I never worked on before. I also replaced inner and outer seals with the help of my uncle and then put the whole package back together. I forgot to take pics untill I was finished so here are some finished pics...hehehe