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Old 10-27-2008, 12:05 AM
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yea...i failed to mention that, thanks Brian.

Mine probly has prety much same setup as yours.

Even if it isn't the way it used to be, along as it's durable it doesn't matter.

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On my '59 Apache stepside there are three braces that bolt perpendicular to the frame that the bed wood mounts to. These braces allow the wood to sit level in the bed. I can't afford a fancy wood bed so I just threw a 3/4" thick sheet of plywood in the floor of my bed on top of the braces, it does just fine hauling stuff for me.

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Well, I guess it's about time for a update!

We are using old stop signs for braces in the bed, and then ply wood on top.

It has quit running again. It ran fine, then I tried it again about a week or so later and it was running ROUGH, and fouled out the plugs. We put new plugs in it, checked the points (they were off by about 5*) set them on on 19, checked plug wires,plug gap,float in the carb, and fuel filters. Everything checked out good, but it still sounds like it's running on about 5 cylinders.

So finally after messing with that today, we just pulled the battery out, and covered it up with a tarp, and are gonna mess with it once it gets warmer again..

So there is your update! lol
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Well, I guess it's about time for a update!

We are using old stop signs for braces in the bed, and then ply wood on top.

It has quit running again. It ran fine, then I tried it again about a week or so later and it was running ROUGH, and fouled out the plugs. We put new plugs in it, checked the points (they were off by about 5*) set them on on 19, checked plug wires,plug gap,float in the carb, and fuel filters. Everything checked out good, but it still sounds like it's running on about 5 cylinders.

So finally after messing with that today, we just pulled the battery out, and covered it up with a tarp, and are gonna mess with it once it gets warmer again..

So there is your update! lol
Thanks for the update
Couple things to check. Take the distributor cap off and clean it around on the inside. Sometimes they get carbon-tracked and the spark will scatter to other cylinders. Other thing is, the plug wires are probably fragged by now and need to be replaced.
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Thanks, techinspector1

I'll check the distributor cap! (I think it's new though not 100% sure...)

but I'm pretty sure it isn't the plug wires because I know for a fact they are new.

Might be a while before I get to check them though, since it's to cold to do anything right now. (I ain't gettin out there in 40 degree weather!)
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if it's running rough, check with a vac gauge amd see if it flutters, could be a valve or, you could have lost compression on a cylinder... which if the valves are really sticky on solid lifters, a pushrod can come out of the rocker and cause no compression..
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6 cylinder size

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Well, I have to disagree about the year of the engine. My guess is 64 or newer as it has a P.C.V. valve, alternator and the valve cover is more wavy than the 63 and older. Also the distributor is farther to the front. Here is a link to my 63 Chev 235 in my 52 Chev. I added the alternator, its a simple conversion
Left side....http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...om/cars010.jpg
Right side...http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...om/cars012.jpg

The front axle looks stock so don't know what kind of drums and brakes are used.
I believe these engines could be 194/230/250/292 c.u.ins. displacement and still look about the same externally. If that's any help. Nice truck 970
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I believe these engines could be 194/230/250/292 c.u.ins. displacement and still look about the same externally. If that's any help. Nice truck 970
I'm sorry 194/235/250/292. I put a 1963 car 235 into a 1960 Chevy P.U. had to find a bell housing from a later truck I don't remember the year, but it had a 348 or 409 type engine in it. I had to fabricate a bracket for the hydraulic clutch release as the 348 was not hydraulic assist.
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if it's running rough, check with a vac gauge amd see if it flutters, could be a valve or, you could have lost compression on a cylinder... which if the valves are really sticky on solid lifters, a pushrod can come out of the rocker and cause no compression..
Ok, I'll have to see if anybody I know has a vac gauge, I don't think I have one.

All this started, when I didn't put a tarp over the motor and it rained (hood leaks).

I've checked to make sure everything is dry, and it seems to be.
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I'm sorry 194/235/250/292. I put a 1963 car 235 into a 1960 Chevy P.U. had to find a bell housing from a later truck I don't remember the year, but it had a 348 or 409 type engine in it. I had to fabricate a bracket for the hydraulic clutch release as the 348 was not hydraulic assist.
Thanks for the help, but after some research, I'm about 80% sure, that the motor is a 1968 235, and the trans is from the same car. (What car/truck though,we have no idea!)
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Well....I since I ain't updated this is forever, I figured I would...


I haven't done much to it this winter, still tracking down the problem with the engine though.

I did install a CB over the winter though. (still gotta re-route the antenna cable though, as you can see from the first picture)

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Been a WHILE since I updated this.. so I figured why not.

I'm still messin' with it, but not nearly as much as last year, cause my pappaw hasn't been up here to help me with it.

I'v been doing a little body work, working on the front fenders as of now. Also got it running again, it's still running rough.. I'll make a separate thread for that though...


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