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Old 12-02-2017, 08:47 PM   #6026
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I'm glad that you started this. Does this stereo wire up like a stock classic radio or more like a newer model vehicle? I'm used to '90s-up style radio wiring & I heard that these trucks are wired much differently. I may just do a hidden newer model radio, but I will have to figure out what would be needed to start from scratch.
hey there brother,

i am a TOTAL ROOKIE!!! this is my first time at.......pretty much everything.
i'm sorry that i can not answer your questions about the wiring of the radio. i actually need to sit and study my AAW instructions on wiring my pickup. I'm sure I'm putting the cart before the horse with wiring before having my pick up "ready".

again...... ROOKIE

im having a lot of fun though and learning a LOT!!!
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:32 PM   #6027
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hey there brother,

i am a TOTAL ROOKIE!!! this is my first time at.......pretty much everything.
i'm sorry that i can not answer your questions about the wiring of the radio. i actually need to sit and study my AAW instructions on wiring my pickup. I'm sure I'm putting the cart before the horse with wiring before having my pick up "ready".

again...... ROOKIE

im having a lot of fun though and learning a LOT!!!
I could probably figure out the wiring if I wanted to remove mine & study it. I guess I don't drive it enough to worry about it right now.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:50 AM   #6028
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I just now downloaded some pics from my old camera (had this thing since 2004) to the site. That is all I have "done to my truck today."
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #6029
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routed wires to their respective places today.

those of you guys that have installed the vintage air systems, how painful is the wiring from an American Autowire to the vintage air harness? also, to a retrosound harness?

ran out of time and had to get my girls. on shift tomorrow. ill mess with those two goodies thursday
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:31 PM   #6030
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Today I bought all new tune up parts: points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, spark plugs....I got new spark plug wires too but I don't like their grey color. I'll return those.

Spark plug wire color has a huge performance, reliability, and safety impact.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:41 PM   #6031
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Lots of fun today:
Installed new freeze plugs, bolted the intake onto the engine, changed the thermostat, and mounted the flywheel to the crank. Oh, yes, and the new throw out bearing.

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Ouch! I run gray cables, and have never thought of the performance, reliability and safety benefits that I will now miss for this very reason!

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:47 PM   #6032
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Finalized paint on the calipers and braces for my new rear disc brake install on Saturday. Busy weekend!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:27 PM   #6033
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cleaned up the wires under the dash and wired the engine compartment. screwed around and put the gauge bezel in to see how it looked.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:31 PM   #6034
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forgot a pic.....sorry, started drink in'
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:40 PM   #6035
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Installed holley sniper fuel injected carb on my 70.
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:12 PM   #6036
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shop guy said my gas tank was no good. i filled it up with water to see how bad it was. found this guy.

can this be fixed?
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:18 PM   #6037
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Good Lord . it looks like a bullet hole . Being a Texas tank it should be easy weld up . some will suggest pouring in some coating for the inside .

In Canada the whole tank would be rotten by now
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:24 PM   #6038
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i'm all ears....

"pouring in some 'coating'"

tell me more!! i have some POR 15 left over whatcha think???
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:25 PM   #6039
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"bullet hole" hahahaha
where i grew up that is a total possibility
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #6040
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Since all the gasoline is surely out of it, you could simply have the hole welded shut, if the metal around it is still good.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:24 PM   #6041
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i'm all ears....

"pouring in some 'coating'"

tell me more!!

i have some POR 15 left over whatcha think???

https://www.kbs-coatings.com/tank-sealer.html
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:15 AM   #6042
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thank you
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:50 AM   #6043
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shop guy said my gas tank was no good. i filled it up with water to see how bad it was. found this guy.

can this be fixed?
Your shop guy is worthless, I'd not let him check the oil .

Find a good Welder, the right one will weld that hole easily and for under $50 if he's honest .

Often those little muffler shops are the place to go for things like this .

Anyone who hesitates, isn't qualified to do the job .
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:31 AM   #6044
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Easy fix, tank looks really solid besides, does make you wonder on the shop guy though, what else has he given up on.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:46 AM   #6045
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thank you both for the replies. that makes me feel better. i did not want to buy a new tank. i work with a guy that's as good a welder as you guys are. probably cost me a half gallon of ice cream.....

yes, the tank is in very good shape other than that one spot. that's why i filled it up yesterday to check because i thought the shop was full of it too

thank you all for the wealth of knowledge from bumper to bumper!!!!
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Fixed leak in A/C system and re-charged.
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air ? oh ya I forgot . Texas is warm .
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Brand new to the forum although i stopped by here years ago when i owned a 1950 1/2 ton chevy. I recently bought a 1972 c10 with 86K miles (350) -- very original truck. Yesterday i decided to order a rebuilt rochester carb because the carb on the truck seems to pour out gasoline sometimes. Im not a mechanic but i want to try to rebuild the original carb while keeping the truck on the road by installing the rebuilt version. First job is to make room in the garage and get the truck out of the cold. I'm open to everyone's advice and guidance on this.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:58 AM   #6049
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Oh yeah...AC is serious business for 10 1/2 months
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[QUOTE=VWNate1;8101070]Your shop guy is worthless, I'd not let him check the oil .

Maybe not.. If a licensed shop he has to follow CFR 49 [ code of federal regulations] that say gas [oxygen] welding is not to be done on fuel tanks or vessels.
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