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Old 08-11-2018, 03:02 PM   #7126
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

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No kidding, that is beautiful. Chevelle in a plastic bubble.
That Chevelle is gorgeous. If it was mine, there'd be no chance for rust behind the rear tires. That area would have a nice layer of Goodyear PolyGlas GT coating it. I started work out of high school at a Chevy dealer. I loved driving those things!
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:44 PM   #7127
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Never throw away an old dizzy, you never know when you'll need a engine oil primer. Like that time I spun the oil primer on the drill in the air and I bent the shaft. One of those times.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:45 PM   #7128
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

I drove mine to haul myself and my tools to repair the front brakes on a friend's car. It ran and sounded so damn good! I love these trucks!
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:02 PM   #7129
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

I drove to work and parked where I could look at my truck out the front window.I drive 16 miles round trip for lunch 4 days a week. I enjoy the drive ,sometimes I'll even turn on some music. I love my Chevy's.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:13 AM   #7130
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...I enjoy the drive ,sometimes I'll even turn on some music. I love my Chevy's.
Sometimes???

If I ain't blasting myself out of the cab, it's parked somewhere and I ain't in it!

No wonder you love your Chevy's, their !
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:40 AM   #7131
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Post Pre - Oiling Engines

I always use a bent up coat hanger or welding rod chucked into an old hand drill brace to pre oil engines ~ you needn't spin it fast, just long enough to register pressure on the gauge and have oil weeping out of the rocker lube holes .

The salvaged dizzy idea sounds pretty clever to me .
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:49 PM   #7132
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Washed the frame and undercarriage.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #7133
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Sometimes???

If I ain't blasting myself out of the cab, it's parked somewhere and I ain't in it!

No wonder you love your Chevy's, their !
Thanks. I love the sound of the exhaust so much, it's like music to my ears.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:31 PM   #7134
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Getting started on some new parts. My first project truck. Sat for 20+ years. I can tell there are a few "new" parts that aren't OEM, but I think these plugs and wires are original 72. Whatcha think?
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:06 AM   #7135
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Getting started on some new parts. My first project truck. Sat for 20+ years. I can tell there are a few "new" parts that aren't OEM, but I think these plugs and wires are original 72. Whatcha think?
Those plugs don't appear to have many miles and they're clean and tan so mayhap that's a good engine to bring back to life .

No worries about the broken insulator, time to get upset when the bottom threaded part remains in the cylinder head..... .
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:17 AM   #7136
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Installed ece front sway bar and drove it.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #7137
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Flared a short section of stainless brake line. Failed to flare of section of brake line. I was trying to shorten a pair of stainless lines on my rear end to work with my disc brakes. The line and/or tool did not like the small 3/16" line... 1/4" line was perfect.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:59 PM   #7138
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I always use a bent up coat hanger or welding rod chucked into an old hand drill brace to pre oil engines ~ you needn't spin it fast, just long enough to register pressure on the gauge and have oil weeping out of the rocker lube holes .

The salvaged dizzy idea sounds pretty clever to me .
I tried tig wire but I didn't like it. The old dizzy shaft works great.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #7139
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Never throw away an old dizzy, you never know when you'll need a engine oil primer. Like that time I spun the oil primer on the drill in the air and I bent the shaft. One of those times.
I did the same as you, but went a slightly different route.

Ground the teeth off of the gear and reduced top dia. for a 3/8" drill.

Still keeps the shaft from sliding off of the pump slot.

Haven't used it in years as the engine is still doing just fine!

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Old 08-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #7140
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Got the pinion back in the rear with new bearings. No sleeve crush yet. Got the new carrier bearings installed and the ring gear switched over to the Eaton carrier, ready to go in. Started installing the brackets for the No Limit upper mount sway bar, and found I had a u bolt with striped threads. got to order a set. Also found my left rear brake line was almost mashed shut on the back of the axle. That must have been like that for years. But I am getting closer each day!
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #7141
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Got the pinion back in the rear with new bearings. No sleeve crush yet. Got the new carrier bearings installed and the ring gear switched over to the Eaton carrier, ready to go in. Started installing the brackets for the No Limit upper mount sway bar, and found I had a u bolt with striped threads. got to order a set. Also found my left rear brake line was almost mashed shut on the back of the axle. That must have been like that for years. But I am getting closer each day!
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:34 AM   #7142
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Re: What did you do to your truck today? Chapter II

Put a few miles on the new top end, and fried the alternator.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:07 AM   #7143
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Kind of counter productive but I sold mine today.
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