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Old 06-07-2019, 10:11 AM   #626
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I did the 500 mile break in oil and filter change today. I'm using NAPA 10/30 with Lucas Oil additive that has the zinc in it. Also replaced the coil in the HEI, I've been having problems with the engine not wanting to start after driving a while and getting good and warm. I've replaced two modules and no luck so I'm trying a different coil.
If you have an Edelbrock carb without an insulator gasket, the fuel is probably boiling out of the bowl. I had this problem with the stock cast iron intake until I put an insulator gasket between the intake and the spacer plate.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:12 AM   #627
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If you have an Edelbrock carb without an insulator gasket, the fuel is probably boiling out of the bowl. I had this problem with the stock cast iron intake until I put an insulator gasket between the intake and the spacer plate.
I've got a phenolic 1/2" spacer under the carb so I don't have a fuel boiling problem. When this happened I checked for spark and had none, and then when the engine cooled down some I'd get the spark back and it'd run. I did a test run yesterday with the replacement coil and it started right up even though the engine was hot. What irks me is that this is a new GM distributor but of course it has a made in Mexico sticker on it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:41 PM   #628
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I've got a phenolic 1/2" spacer under the carb so I don't have a fuel boiling problem. When this happened I checked for spark and had none, and then when the engine cooled down some I'd get the spark back and it'd run. I did a test run yesterday with the replacement coil and it started right up even though the engine was hot. What irks me is that this is a new GM distributor but of course it has a made in Mexico sticker on it.
Sounds like you are on the right track then. Hope the new coil solves the issue.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:57 PM   #629
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Mexico doesn't have the same import requirements we do. A part can be imported from China to Mexico and then shipped to the US as "Made in Mexico".
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:31 AM   #630
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Yesterday I added back most of the trim/bumpers etc after completing the paint job. Still have a lot of molding to put on to complete the two tone look.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:50 AM   #631
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I think I might be done with this one. Nice distraction while the K5 was back at the paint shop. Wanted to make a mini version of my 71 C10 Cheyenne SWB. There's more pictures and details in the "Our Stuff in scale" area.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:29 PM   #632
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Got dual exhaust put on, 2 inch pipe, 18 inch Cherry Bombs, and lucked into finding a set of slots from the cool dude I bought the truck from. Getting closer to that 70's look that I want.



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Old 06-09-2019, 09:17 PM   #633
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I took mine down the road for a photo op.

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:52 PM   #634
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Upped the initial timing from 8 to 14 degrees to make total amount 36 degrees. Much better throttle response. Need to get a tach that goes to at least 4K rpm to see when total advance is all in. I'm thinking that I need to recurve the HEI distributor
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #635
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Pulled out the old dizzy and prepped the new one for install...

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Stock blue bushing will stay there for 21* of mech timing.
Placed one light blue and one light silver spring on the mech assembly, this should bring all 21* of mech timing in just under 2500.

Will stab it in soon...

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Old 06-11-2019, 05:16 PM   #636
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Since I can't paint my bed because my compressor went south. Can't complain its 27 years old . Motor is a GE 5 HP made in USA . Keeping that and the pump tank is shot. But I worked on the passenger door today. Inner door is all fixed and it fits very well little more body work and I'll paint it .

Picking up the new one tomorrow at Tractor supply. Getting the 80 gallon ingersal rand .
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:40 PM   #637
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Changed the oil and filter replacing 10-30 with 10-40.

Replaced dimmer switch with ACDELCO D808 (Made in Taiwan-the first one i ordered didn't work).

Reconnected the wiper switch connector that has been off for 2 years now that the rain is done for the year and I won't need it.

This is fun, if it wasn't 96 out I'd do more. -BA
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:58 AM   #638
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Changed the oil and filter replacing 10-30 with 10-40.

Replaced dimmer switch with ACDELCO D808 (Made in Taiwan-the first one i ordered didn't work).

Reconnected the wiper switch connector that has been off for 2 years now that the rain is done for the year and I won't need it.

This is fun, if it wasn't 96 out I'd do more. -BA
It has been hot this week so far!!
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:46 PM   #639
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Yup summer finally hit. It's been really nice up to now. The AC ran for the first time yesterday. I'm hoping that that means we're going to have a cooler summer again.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:14 PM   #640
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Had the '68 Steam Cleaned today, took off about 100 lbs of dirt and grease..
Now i can see where all of the Zerk fittings are..

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Old 06-15-2019, 06:16 PM   #641
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Painted some of the parts needed to put the engine bay back together, but the best part was getting a 67 steering wheel in the mail. My 67 currently has a 70 style, and I can't wait to put the correct one in. It was a good deal on a "buy it now" on the auction site, and the bonus was the nice horn button with no broken tabs that came with it. Plus it has all the internals to make it go beep! Will eventually restore it in black, but will install as-is to enjoy for now. Benny likes it...
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:07 AM   #642
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Hello,
Replaced my after market, all aluminum radiator. Well out of warranty, but the rad shop owner checked for electrolysis but didn't see any and after discussing it with the maker, they decided to issue a new replacement!!! Also checked/cleaned the ground from the battery to rad support and installed new air cleaner element. Tommorrow's plans include servicing the rest of the truck (oil, grease, filters) and checking all of the rest of the grounding straps. If time allows, rotating the tires. Rad shop was Best Radiators in Hays ks.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:37 AM   #643
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Changed out my starter and starting circuit due to a no start condition. When I came across this splice in the ignition wire, I knew I was doing the right thing. Yes, that is a common household wire nut.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:13 PM   #644
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Now that was a mess
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:38 PM   #645
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I test fit fit my bed wood Today in between thunder storms. And I marked their position for later. Still a ways off from done.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:33 PM   #646
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Got home Saturday from the 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour. Washing the truck Sunday and noticed brake fluid between the master cylinder and booster.

Called and ordered it got it Monday and painted it and installed it today. Bleed everything and now have brakes again.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:15 PM   #647
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Started removing the two auxiliary tanks today to have them cleaned out if possible, I would like to save them.
Tanks have not been used in 20 years, we will see what they look like inside when they are removed...




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Started removing the two auxiliary tanks today to have them cleaned out if possible, I would like to save them.
Tanks have not been used in 20 years, we will see what they look like inside when they are removed...




That is one of my next projects too. I just bought 10 feet of 3/8" fuel line to connect up the three tanks. I used to use all three but I can't remember why I disconnected the saddle tanks. I do remember that the passenger side one would clog the filter regularly so I used the driver side one. I'll be watching your progress, if you post here or start a thread.
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Prepped the bed for the 68 for paint. Just need to hit it with 400 and spray it tomorrow. Did the steelies for the 72 came out nice. PPG single stage urethane they were definatly powder coated MEK didn't touch it bought them last year from road ready wheels. First picture is sanded. Second after two coats third after three and pretty much cured.
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Got the Saddle tanks pulled today, Noticed a tear in each side of the bedside due to where they mounted the tank bracket to the lower wheel well.





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