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Old 02-28-2013, 08:56 PM
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Hello fella's just bringing home my new project a 57 3100 v8 , 3 on the tree custom cab , all original cept paint , its all there !! LA built parked 12+ years only 2 owners , running when parked . been in socal its whole life . should be home sat . im looking forward to trying to start up !! after changing the oil and cleaning the carb etc etc . plans are a cool driver leave stock , mild hot rod lowered 4" maybe w stock steelies .

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:29 AM
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Sounds like a cool truck, Welcome!

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Cool project. Post some pics when you get it.
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ok i got it home . i went to the truck stop wow ! i left with all new fuel system from tank-sender - fuel lines- pump carb rebuild kit . also wheel cyl kits and a master kit . i found a new complete harness still in package on passenger floor in the truck already .so today it starts i dumped the oil added fresh + filter , and dumped a bunch of marvel down the manifold then gently rocked the engine back n forth . then pulled the plugs and rolled engine over a few times by hand . pulled carb apart found lots of varnish realized they gave me a 6cyl carb kit before i opend parts box ! so i was gentle with the gaskets and accelerator pump after 3 hours the carb was clean enough to assemble and reinstall . hooked up jumpers the left blinker was on and working cool ! turned key the engine spun over a few times i played with the light switch , and noticed what looked like sparks near temp guage then came some smoke !! so i yanked the jumpers off and kept a fire watch . now i know why there a new harness i need to figure out how to send pics from android phone . i will try to get the tank and fuel system in this week and if that goes well the wire harness too . ok the phone wont sync with pc so cant post pics oh yeah the harness was purchased in 91 from what po said thats when it was parked !!! 22 years ago !

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Bummer, but remember this is a VERY simply wire harness to make a new one from scratch is not a big deal. Or to buy another, it isn't going to be a whole lot. It isn't like a late model car with a thousand miles of wire, if you are keeping it basically as from the factory without a bunch of additions it is real easy to work with.

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Thanks Brian yep the harness is very simple thankfully . but I am glad to have the new one . makes it that much easier . i'm thinking adding a relay setup for headlights . the gen and regulator both work pretty good , I have the ammeter backwards . added fresh plugs and wires , timing light reattach vacuum and whoohoo !! she runs good got some get up ! the brakes are kinda working .
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