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Old 02-15-2013, 10:46 PM
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Well, my brother came by tonight and we pulled apart my carb go rebuild it, only to find that one of the most important O rings was missing from the kit! GRRRRR tomorrow I am going to go to an old shop here in town that I use to trade with who may have some, darn it!

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:39 PM
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Got the bed on, fuel pump, lines, cell, battery and box in. Hope to bring him home next weekend
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:05 PM
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Cool, nice truck.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:41 AM
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Cool, nice truck.

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Thanks feller. I've been building this truck since 2009 and got it in my buddys paint shop 12/26/2011. Should be coming home by next weekend.
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It's always fun on that first drive.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 AM
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It's always fun on that first drive.

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You are right there, lol. I drove this truck to a few rod runs and cruise-ins when I first got him and drove the truck to the paint shop but I still think its gonna be like drivin a new truck for the first time. Here is the truck when I first traded for it
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:30 AM
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Now how he looks. Still like finishing up assembly but this kinda gives you an idea
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:26 AM
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What a nice truck, that sucker looked super nice when you got! What an enjoyable project when you start with something that nice.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:28 PM
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What a nice truck, that sucker looked super nice when you got! What an enjoyable project when you start with something that nice.

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My buddy just picked up a road ready '72 Chev' shortbed stepside with a 6 cyl PG. two weeks ago. He owns a bodyshop, but says it is going to be a shop truck and he's not going to do much to it. It is all original unrestored and he licensed it the next day and put the body shop decals on the doors. $2,000 is what he's got in it. Has the same rally wheels which he painted white and he heated the coils and dropped it down all around. Looks pretty cool and he said that it runs and drives great. Bonus is his gorgeous 28 year old wife says it is her favorite out of all the trucks that he has had. Which has been may. He's 34. Same guy that has the '67 Camaro. I'll have to take and post some pictures of his rides sometime. I do his engine and tranny work.
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What a nice truck, that sucker looked super nice when you got! What an enjoyable project when you start with something that nice.

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Thank you!!
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My buddy just picked up a road ready '72 Chev' shortbed stepside with a 6 cyl PG. two weeks ago. He owns a bodyshop, but says it is going to be a shop truck and he's not going to do much to it. It is all original unrestored and he licensed it the next day and put the body shop decals on the doors. $2,000 is what he's got in it. Has the same rally wheels which he painted white and he heated the coils and dropped it down all around. Looks pretty cool and he said that it runs and drives great. Bonus is his gorgeous 28 year old wife says it is her favorite out of all the trucks that he has had. Which has been may. He's 34. Same guy that has the '67 Camaro. I'll have to take and post some pictures of his rides sometime. I do his engine and tranny work.
Cool and yes, pictures when you can.
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Thanks feller. I've been building this truck since 2009 and got it in my buddys paint shop 12/26/2011. Should be coming home by next weekend.
I bought my car in 1983 and its still in primer, its all about the journey, looks good.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:46 AM
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I bought my car in 1983 and its still in primer, its all about the journey, looks good.
You are right and Thank you. As long as I have a Hot Rod to play with my journey is beautiful. Owning a car/truck for 30yr. is almost unheard of.
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I remember when I got my truck thinking WOW it's 27 years old. That was 40 years ago! Now a 27 year old truck is an 86! Now after seeing those 86 trucks come and go if I see one on the street I don't think a thing of it. Damn it's bizarre how time flies.

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Today I embarked a whole new adventure - I have never been inside a disease-el engine before and now I seem to have somehow wound up with a teeny little Isuzu 3 cyl in my shop.

Right now I am guessing at what it needs, but:

It is putting out somewhere between a half and third of its rated power AND it is spitting drops of oil out the exhaust. It is on a 10 kw generator and I can stall the engine with a load between 3 and 4 kw on it, so it needs help.

From exhaust manifold temps I know it has one dead hole.

First thing to do: Get a compression tester that goes WAY up there in numbers - the stock comp rating on this engine is well over 450 PSI, so my Mac Tools tester just ain't gonna do it.

"Horrible Fright" has one that reads up to 1,000 psi for under $30.00 so - for a single use..... (esp since I'm not looking for precise numbers - just comparo numbers.)

Rings? Valves? All of the above?

Stay tuned.....
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