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Old 09-25-2015, 02:52 PM   #176
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Thanks to MusicMan70 for the comparison and picture below. Gave me the info I was looking for:
( Sodly also said he has used these on two of his and likes them)


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Here is my 61 with the Yokohama's on 15 x 5 wheels. I felt they rode fine on stock suspension and shocks with only lowering blocks (2") and torsion bars slightly turned down. Prior to this I had 235 x 70 x 16's and those rode nicely too, but I used spacers for late model truck wheels.

I tried 215 x 75 x 15's but they were too short. I wanted the skinny tire factory look. Here are some tire compare pics
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:58 AM   #177
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Looks good man. You're making great progress. No matter how small moving forward is moving forward! Keep it up!
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:32 AM   #178
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Any updates?
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:44 PM   #179
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Unfortunately no. No activity. That's the way it has been. Between finances, weather and time. None of them match up. Still hoping something will happen. Built a paint tent and before it could be used, an unexpected storm came through and destroyed it.

Still trying. Will never give up. Just wish I could get her done while my Dad is still healthy enough to enjoy her.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:36 PM   #180
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Unfortunately no. No activity. That's the way it has been. Between finances, weather and time. None of them match up. Still hoping something will happen. Built a paint tent and before it could be used, an unexpected storm came through and destroyed it.

Still trying. Will never give up. Just wish I could get her done while my Dad is still healthy enough to enjoy her.
All you can do is keep rollin. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:04 PM   #181
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Well, although I have said it before, this time it looks like things will start to roll again on the Burb. My father decided that he wanted to see the Burb back on the road again and wants to help financially.

I have to start over again trying to locate the best deal on the best parts to get things done.

Right now I have been trying to find somebody just to shoot (finish) the paint.

I will be asking for info on best places and deals on parts etc since all my original research and lists are from 4 years ago. Have to update my catalogs since they are all 4 + years old.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:11 PM   #182
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So anybody have a hidden site that has good, but reasonable radiators for my 60 V-6 Burb ? The local shop want $500 just clean, rod an solder/braze a leak on the top of the original. Replacements are 389 - 420+ and that price makes me think that I should go with the $500 to keep it original..thoughts ??
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:42 PM   #183
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Since this project is now back on the road and hopefully all the way to the finish line, I need two important items ASAP.

Which full electrical harness for the 60 Burb is recommended ? I want to buy a complete replacement.

Also, at this point, which supplier has the best fitting side glass window rubber ? I have a local company that will cut the glass unless somebody knows a supplier that might be cheaper.

The Burb is finally going to paint and I need to pull all the glass. I have a company ready to install new glass but they even said I should look for a good supplier of the rubber.

Any leads on original style upholstery would be appreciated. I know there was a place up in Oregon or Washington State that had it, but I haven't located the place yet.

Excited to get this starting to roll again. Installed the new radiator, cleaned and tightened up the the water circuit with all new hoses, gaskets etc. Finishing up the carb rebuild and the gas system with my temp tank will be completed too.

As always, any & all suggestions and comments welcome. Not worried about haters here since this isn't a Ford forum
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:59 PM   #184
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20 or so years ago i had local glass guy replace the rubber on my side windows, he used some generic rubber weatherstripping off the roll. if i recall correct there were a few choices of which generic weatherstrip profile to use. i went for the thinnest, because it was the cheapest. they have held up well except for coming unglued at the corners. I had some extra cash a few years ago and bought a expensive correct set from steele rubber. i havent put them on yet, but they definitely will look a lot better then the skinny home made stuff i have now.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:11 PM   #185
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Also, at this point, which supplier has the best fitting side glass window rubber ? I have a local company that will cut the glass unless somebody knows a supplier that might be cheaper.
Steele Rubber is the only way to go. They have all the rubber parts for the windshield, side, and rear. You will need other parts for the sliders though.
https://www.steelerubber.com/search?...-sport-utility

Sanders Reproduction Glass makes all the glass and their patterns are right-on.
https://www.sandersreproglass.com/orderonline.php
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:58 AM   #186
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This is the place you're thinking about regarding original-style upholstery. I've never used them & have read mixed reviews, not about quality but customer service.
https://smsautofabrics.com/
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:19 AM   #187
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This is the place you're thinking about regarding original-style upholstery. I've never used them & have read mixed reviews:
https://smsautofabrics.com/
This place has the correct original pattern material but is very expensive. Each part for my 65 Sub is about $59/yard. If you have a local upholstery shop they should be able to make something close to original or a custom seat cover.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:19 AM   #188
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So we got somewhere today. Got the water system all tight and ready with new radiator, thermostat and hoses.. The same with the temp gas system using a boat gas tank. The battery in and cables replaced. New fan belt.


pulled the plugs and let a little Marvel Mystery Oil soak in each cylinder. replaced plugs and rocked it back and forth.

Turned the key......She fired right up
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:03 PM   #189
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Awesome to hear another GMC V-6 running again!
KIC, what is the part number you used for the upper radiator hose?
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:39 PM   #190
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Awesome to hear another GMC V-6 running again!
KIC, what is the part number you used for the upper radiator hose?
Spent a lot of time searching for the correct ones on both the upper and lower hoses since I did not want a "ribbed" generic type hose. I found one that would work at Merles Auto/NAPA Auto (same company now) The bottom was next to impossible to find, but after having a helpful counter guy show me many hoses I picked from their catalog, I found a bigger longer one that had the two different sizes that I needed due to the new radiator. I had to cut the bottom to fit as it was way too long, but it had the perfect curves built into the length I needed and the rest of the curves and stuff was cut off.

The top shows: Day 70344

The Bottom was Day 72033
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Thank you for this information along with the other part number KIC!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:43 PM   #192
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I should say that the aftermarket radiator had a different size nipple, or "bung" as I have been told recently on the bottom, The hos I got for the bottom needed the small inside diameter on the radiator side

Here is the link to the thread where I talked about it.:

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Old 02-26-2018, 09:53 AM   #193
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I posted this in the main section, but thought I would post it her too:

My 60 305 appeared to have a fuel pump issue. Bought a new manual pump and it wouldn't work either. Kept chasing and checking for line leaks etc.

Even checked with a vacuum tester which appeared to show it sucking but still not pushing through.

Finally decided to bench test the new one with a bottle of gas and it worked fine. Then I bench tested the old one and it worked fine.

Started to think that the issue was inside where the pump lever rides on the lobe (?), but then remembered that the vacuum test appeared to show it creating a vacuum.


SO...... Any ideas ?

I really want to stay with the original manual style, but even thinking of running a hidden electric through the manual one..
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:54 AM   #194
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It is weird, we even bypassed the whole line with short line to a bottle with gas in it.

I did run into a friend that has a restoration repair shop and he told me that he has had up to 5 failures in a row on new manual pumps. And he buys top end pumps. He said that he finds very small shavings and particles in the pumps that can affect the valves inside. So he buys a pump and immediately takes it apart and cleans it.

That will probably be my next move followed by an electric pump that flows through the mechanical so it at at least looks original.
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KIC, I have had several fails with NOS mechanical pumps as well as "new" pumps bought from NAPA etc. I think they sit on the shelves so long the diaphragm's (?) wear out or so I've been told.

So I finally did go with a Carter electric (P4070 4-8psi), but did not run it through the old mechanical because I was told it would fill the oil pan with gas (it Did). My mechanical is still there but my fuel line just goes around it. I guess you could hollow it out and run the line through there for looks (I think that's what you meant)
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:23 AM   #196
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Hi All

I have an important question. I am in the process of returning my 60 Burb back to a 3-on the tree. Many years ago my older brother blew up the original drag racing his girlfriend in reverse...( don't ask ) .. We had replaced the blown 3-speed with a 4-speed work truck tranny with a low granny gear.

I long while back I had obtained a good 3 speed from a member who was putting in a 350 with auto. Below are the two different bell housings that have different bolt holes although they both work/fit.

Is the first one with the little cover on the rear top the correct one for the 60 Burb 3-speed ?

It has been a hassle finding the correct clutch and parts, but looking forward to making it back to original .
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:05 PM   #197
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The top one is what came with the 3-speed, but I do not recall what engine the person had that he pulled out of his Burb.

The bottom one could very well be the original from my Burb and we might have just installed the 4-speed with that bell housing.. I just can not recall since it was around 1979ish when wee did the tranny swap.

I definitely want to be as original as possible..
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Yes I'd agree with the others that the bottom one is correct.
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Thanks guys I appreciate the input
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:33 PM   #200
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So it has been moving along..slowly but moving. We fired it up after many years and it literally purred like a kitten but it leaked like broken dike from a freeze plug. Figuring that when one leaks after 58 years, the others would soon follow.

Decided to pull the engine to replace all the freeze plugs with easy access. That led to reinstalling the original type 3-speed on the tree transmission. Which led to a new clutch and bearings..which led to a new starter, which led to a new oil pump... I mean..it was already out and taken apart..

Engine compartment cleaned and to be painted.
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