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Old 10-28-2018, 07:35 PM   #26
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Got the 67 running and moving! Ran it up and down the driveway a few times and it should make the 10 mile trip to the new house this week.

Slid the rear axle under the 06 to move onto the trailer

Oil change and tire rotation for the Tahoe
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:02 PM   #27
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Pulled the alternator because the front bearing is noisy. It's been on there for a donkey's years. I couldn't get the rotor out of the front bearing. I'll just get a rebuilt one tomorrow. Turns out that it isn't the original, anyway. I wanted to rebuild it, they're easy (if you can get them apart).
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #28
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I "winterized" Old Red today. Replaced the "mags" with the ralleys and while I had the rear wheels off I replaced the brake shoes and painted the new drums I bought at Auto Zone. I've never liked the drums I got at NAPA, they were not concentric, and causing a pesky vibration. I'll finish buttoning her up tomorrow after the paint on the drums is dry and take her for a test drive.
Phil, what did you paint your drums with? When I looked at the inside of the drums, I thought the blue tape was a reflection off of "highly polished" braking surfaces... Ha. Truck looks sharp!
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:57 PM   #29
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Close to having it in one color. And plan to do it in red and white like this one. But my color choices changes day to day.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:53 PM   #30
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This past weekend I took of the Engine Crossmember and Installed a new freshly coated Crossmember, Upper and Lower Control Arms, New Steering Stuff ie: tie rods, pitman arm, etc... New Drop Spindles with Disc Brake Conversion kit.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:44 PM   #31
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One of my side terminal bolts stripped the battery threads, so I moved wiring up to the top posts with new clamps. In the end, I moved the main cables over to the next smallest set screw opening for a better fit.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:42 PM   #32
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Just finished changing oil on my 70. I am ready to drive again as soon as rain stops.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:06 PM   #33
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You guys are making me look bad! All I did was drive it to work today!
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:14 PM   #34
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One of my side terminal bolts stripped the battery threads, so I moved wiring up to the top posts with new clamps. In the end, I moved the main cables over to the next smallest set screw opening for a better fit.
OregonNed,
Those are sharp.
I know they aren't OE but I really might have to get a pair of those top post Battery Terminals.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:13 PM   #35
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I rolled it outside for the first time in 8 years and then test fit my headers!
WOW. Just. WOW.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:00 AM   #36
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Slowly blasting and epoxy on the body pieces! Hoping to get it in paint by the end of the month!
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:02 PM   #37
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Removed the right side spindle and drum assembly to make way for the disc brake swap.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #38
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Removed the right side spindle and drum assembly to make way for the disc brake swap.
I just did that job it went pretty well. What product did you choose to go with?
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:33 PM   #39
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Today I replaced points, condenser, rotor, and cap. Set dwell angle and timing, then minor carb adjustments. And, even cooler, took it out on a short shake down cruise to the store to verify tuning and recent brake work. Didn't blow up, didn't crash, didn't die on the side of the road, and made it back home!

Oh, and drank a beer or several.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:54 PM   #40
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Replaced the passenger side vent rubber. Went way faster than the drivers side last week. I guess practice makes perfect
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:40 AM   #41
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I just did that job it went pretty well. What product did you choose to go with?
I mixed and matched components that were within my budget. I have around $400 in new stock height spindles, 12” drilled and slotted rotors, bearings and seals, master cylinder, brake hoses, calipers, pads, and prop valve.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:10 PM   #42
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Today I got my temp sensor tested, rewired, heat shrinked, and validated that it works!
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:16 PM   #43
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Weekend recap:
Friday:
mounted new tires. Sumitomo Encounter HT 235/85R16 on freshly painted rims.

Saturday:
Had the running board offs for body mounts. Sand blasted and painted rockers and the bottom part of the doors. Drilled holes in running board brackets I welded together. Installed running boards. Set dwell, played with timing. Installed starter heat wrap. Not sure if it was the timing or the heat wrap, but it made an incredible difference.

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Installed a new heater core.

A/F gauge seems to be reading leaner than usual. Not sure if I got an exhaust leak, or if it is just because of the fluctuating temperatures.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:41 PM   #44
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:30 PM   #45
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Got the bed sides and hood painted, then started to so the patina work. I went with original color white, and black epoxy primer under it. I might add a little rust primer but kinda like the black and white look. Haven't decided weather ill put a satin or gloss clear coat.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:31 PM   #46
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Repaired broken negative battery terminal.

After finding all local parts stores had only 4ga replacement cables and most were too short... I needed 32" 2ga, I found a suitable replacement terminal
at the Orielleys parts house along with a 2ga brass lug and a 2ga solder pellet.

Cut the broken terminal off the end of my 2ga cable, used vicegrip plires to hold the lug while the pellet boiled and put my existing 2ga ground wire in. With continued heat, some of the solder wicked into the strands. Covered it all up with a piece of heat shrink wrap and done...

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Old 11-05-2018, 06:39 AM   #47
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Drove it!
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:09 AM   #48
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Latched onto my trailer and drug stuff around.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:50 AM   #49
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Finally have the engine assembled. It's been a long time coming. I've had this motor for 4 years now. Don't want to rush in to these things.

SBE LQ4 re-ringed and new bearings and a fresh hone
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:22 PM   #50
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Phil, what did you paint your drums with? When I looked at the inside of the drums, I thought the blue tape was a reflection off of "highly polished" braking surfaces... Ha. Truck looks sharp!
Jocko, sorry for the slow reply, I don't look around here too regularly. The paint I used is Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black in Satin, also used their Chassis Black Primer. It's a pretty durable epoxy. I had it left over from when I painted my frame. Thanks for the kudos on my truck.
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