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Old 08-08-2017, 12:55 AM   #76
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Re: Dumptruck Dolly

Got the box lifted and started measuring contact points.

I still have to complete the previously mentioned list (brakes, etc...) but I couldn't help myself to start preparing for this step.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:04 PM   #77
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So, a simple oil change was a little more arduous than expected.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:12 PM   #78
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I had sprayed some penetrant on the filter/block junction which helped, and as I did that, I noticed that my alternator belt was a little loose...I sprayed down the bolts and then tried to loosen them...Arrrrrgh...busted them off and created more work. So, with that, I started spraying every bolt on the block for future work... I will do this off and on now. Bummer.

Also, took off the carb so as to put in an accelerator pump.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:21 PM   #79
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That's frustrating....I've been fortunate enough to not have that happen and need to use an easy out....looks like you're making progress, though !
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:42 PM   #80
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That's frustrating....I've been fortunate enough to not have that happen and need to use an easy out....looks like you're making progress, though !
Yes, I am making some headway and to quote from an Eastwood film, I will "endeavor to persevere".

Tonight, I am going to research the carb rebuild. My primary goal is to get the accelerator pump replaced, but depending on how things come apart, I may have to go all the way with the rebuild. Haven't done that in quite awhile, and that being just once. (On a 1955 big window Chevy truck with a 235ci).
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:01 AM   #81
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Any updates? Did you get the carb rebuilt?
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