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Old 03-31-2018, 07:10 PM
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Looks NICE !!

I have used Bars Leaks a couple times, but I bypass the heater core for a few days, just to be safe. Probably not an option this time of year, if you need to drive it.
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Good thought. Maybe do the bypass and run it good and hot til the little pellets melt and settle down, then hook it back up and charge the AC.

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Old 03-31-2018, 07:23 PM
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Everything seems to be working.

I am enjoying staring at this photo. Not because of what it represents, but because it reminds me of paradise with a head cheerleader. Way to go, Pugsy!
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:34 PM
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No work today but have been enjoying texting smack talk back and forth with my Acura nut coworker this evening. He just got tuned after turbo install and is gunning for the 69GP. I may be outgunned, don't really care. But I do enjoy a good bench race. Yesterday on the web I seen some garden tractor pulls which I didn't know was a thing. That looked like a hoot that a guy could have competing with tiny engines. Those things are radical!
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:28 PM
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Everything seems to be working.

looks nice. It appears that the greens gauges light up nearly identical!
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:06 AM
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looks nice. It appears that the greens gauges light up nearly identical!
Ya, worried about nothing I guess.

Only one problem. The shift indicator only works in PARK.
I need to remember to hook it back up.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:51 AM
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Ya, worried about nothing I guess.

Only one problem. The shift indicator only works in PARK.
I need to remember to hook it back up.
If that's the worst that happened it looks like your luck is changing for the better.
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weekend work

been cleaning my garage last couple of weeks to make some room. yesterday i welded up a cart to fit my horizontal band saw so i could move it around when i need it. 2x2 angle from TS and 4 casters from Harbor freight some red paint and done. now i got room for more tools.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:23 AM
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No work today but have been enjoying texting smack talk back and forth with my Acura nut coworker this evening. He just got tuned after turbo install and is gunning for the 69GP. I may be outgunned, don't really care. But I do enjoy a good bench race. Yesterday on the web I seen some garden tractor pulls which I didn't know was a thing. That looked like a hoot that a guy could have competing with tiny engines. Those things are radical!
Oh, Heck yeah, and the garden tractor circle track racing too, its really big in Fla. anyone can do it with a couple bucks, the competition is fierce these guys really fight to win. Its unexpectedly exciting even to watch.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:56 AM
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I always say its not the size of the rock, its how hard you're willing to throw it. Them boys are willing to sling em pretty hard! Acura nut has 393 WHP now, with turbo, so he is satisfied that he has my daily driver beat. So am I but I will never understand why he set his sights on me. He has a thread on here, maybe he will update it.

I been measuring this morning on the 59. It is just a wierd car and factory dimensional reference points aren't where you would expect them. The tolerances on the lower body are super loose but upper points are fairly tight. For example, roof rail to belt distance is off but roof rail to datum plane is good. The whole body is exact when level except one rocker is a half inch lower than the other. These are things we cannot have messed up, that had to be that way. Leveling body to frame becomes a challenge because normally I would think I could position rockers in relation to frame first. So I'll want to get some doors and front end up there before I call it good. Pic is centering the front.

Footloose is getting the 53 bed floor up. Braces look OK!
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:28 PM
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Finally welded this brace to something. It is there to help tie the floor frame halves together, to support the driveshaft tunnel, to serve as a cushion-only body mount, and last but not least, perhaps serve as inner seat belt mounts. Thats a mouthful of purposes for an ugly old piece. I made it from 16 gauge way back at the beginning. The brace at the back of the trans hump also has room for a body cushion over the frame.

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Old 04-02-2018, 05:13 PM
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Suburban / Blazer Fuel tank 66 GMC long-box fleetside

Mocking up the 85-91 Blazer/Suburban fuel tank (Spectra-Premium #GM14B tank and FG12J sender) into my 1966 GMC 910 long-box fleetside.
This tank was chosen because:
1.) It has been successfully installed on similar (67-72) trucks. A gentleman by the screen name of “Captain Chaos” has a very informative article of how he did it. His truck was a short-box, so there were some significant differences ... which is why I am sharing here.
2.) I am installing a blown 454, and wanted a large fuel capacity. These Suburban tanks come in 3 sizes (25, 31, and 40 US gallon) I went with the 31.
3.) There are SEVERAL sending unit options for these tanks. The one that I chose has 3 tubes and a 5/8” Vent.
4.) I have also ordered a matching filler/vent tube and cover panel from LMC Truck.
I will “graft” in a side filler door on the RH rear box panel which I cut out of a 74 C20. I had looked at a REALLY COOL weld-in fuel filler door from Hagen’s Hot Rods, but decided on the stock Suburban filler due to fill pipe diameters.
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Not sure why some of those pics came out upside down or sideways 🤷*♂️
Pretty sure that most gearheads can figure it out.

Please don’t judge me too harshly on my welding skills.😂
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Thursday I put 4 coats of SPI black Epoxy on my pulleys and brackets before leaving for Nashville to get a grand kid fix. Had a good weekend.





Today, I sanded everything with 400 and will shoot a couple of coats of the SPI Matt Black tomorrow. My first time for the Matt Black.

John



PS Washed the truck this afternoon and went to the first Monday Cruise in at the Sconic tonight.

Good times....
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Oil and filter changed in my mower, the blades are fine. Oil, filter, blades and hydraulic fluid changed in dad's mower. Ready to mow down some weeds, and the occasional blade of grass!

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Not sure why some of those pics came out upside down or sideways 🤷*♂️
Pretty sure that most gearheads can figure it out.

Please don’t judge me too harshly on my welding skills.😂
No stones cast from this direction about welding. It took me awhile to figure out how to obey my phone when taking pics too. But I'll say one thing, your truck is certainly gonna haul gass. 30 gal is a load. I would be sweating at the pump.
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