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Old 06-20-2018, 07:54 AM   #301
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For sure John. It was good to meet you and your Dad. It was a neat show and we had a good time. Keep me up to date on any future builds. Hope you get your Grandads truck to PF.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:26 PM   #302
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:09 PM   #303
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Iím speechless, but can still ask a question. What is the bed wood? Hickory? Your skills are incredible and Iím getting ready to get my 64 started after 3 years of gathering items I know Iíll need. If mine turns out 1/10th your quality, Iíll consider it a success. Congratulations on all the accolades, WELL DESERVED.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:54 PM   #304
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I stood in front of your truck for a long time admiring the clean under hood at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge last year...really over the top build sir.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:25 PM   #305
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Thank you guys for the comments, it was a lot of work but meeting all the great people is awesome. The wood in the bed is black walnut with a satin clear stain. I plan to be back in pigeon forge with it this fall so if you see around please say hello.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:51 AM   #306
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Truck is sooo *****EN. REALLY nice job. This is how Chevy should have built them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:52 AM   #307
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:37 AM   #308
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Thanks hardwaa. Your gasser influenced truck caused all this. Lol.
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Thank you guys for the comments, it was a lot of work but meeting all the great people is awesome. The wood in the bed is black walnut with a satin clear stain. I plan to be back in pigeon forge with it this fall so if you see around please say hello.
I,ll make it a point to come by and see you.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:52 AM   #310
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I read this thread start to finish again and again.

We have different tastes but I aspire to finish to your impressive level. I fear I will not come close but it won't stop me from trying.

So happy to see you enjoying your truck after the thousands of hours of back breaking work.

Thank you for the time you spent showing us how to do one right.

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Old 08-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #311
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Just a small update, after an exhausting fitech experience I have decided to take the plunge for a Holley system. Hopefully with better results. I've driven it about 5 miles but time will tell the tale
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:19 AM   #312
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Just a small update, after an exhausting fitech experience I have decided to take the plunge for a Holley system. Hopefully with better results. I've driven it about 5 miles but time will tell the tale
What kind of issues did you have with Fitech? My father is getting ready to run his 496 on one he already bought...

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:41 PM   #313
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Hope he has better luck. I bought the 600 hp kit and there in line pump set up. Didn't have any issues for about a thousand miles. I drove the truck to pigeon forge in April and about 3 1/2 hours in the pump quit. I bought a new pump at the show and installed in later. The first trip with it it was extremely loud. I ended up putting an in tank pump and that fixed that problem. Soon after did a test drive and sitting in my driveway it shut off and never started back up. This time it lost cool signal. This is the condensed version. I am going to do an in depth review on it soon. The tech support are not staffed to deal with the issues that are there. These issues stated in April and I'm just now getting a resolve. I hope the Holley systems works well but if not a carb will be going back on.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:00 PM   #314
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I read an article in one of the hot rod magazines that Holley has it nailed. "If" I were ever to go that route, that's the one I'd buy.
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