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Old 01-12-2019, 03:43 AM   #2576
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

Picked up my reconditioned head from the machine shop today. No time for installation however: in one week my home furnace went out, the dishwasher stopped working and the power windows in my daily driver broke. It's like I live in the Bermuda Triangle of mechanical failures. I think it's a plot to prevent me from finishing this truck!
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:08 PM   #2577
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Picked up my reconditioned head from the machine shop today. No time for installation however: in one week my home furnace went out, the dishwasher stopped working and the power windows in my daily driver broke. It's like I live in the Bermuda Triangle of mechanical failures. I think it's a plot to prevent me from finishing this truck!
Looks like you hit the required "they run in 3's" rule somebody invoked in days gone by.
You should be GTG on the head install now. That is once you've caught that elusive round to-it. LOL
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:08 PM   #2578
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Picked up my reconditioned head from the machine shop today. No time for installation however: in one week my home furnace went out, the dishwasher stopped working and the power windows in my daily driver broke. It's like I live in the Bermuda Triangle of mechanical failures. I think it's a plot to prevent me from finishing this truck!
Bummer, crap.

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:08 PM   #2579
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Picked up my reconditioned head from the machine shop today. No time for installation however: in one week my home furnace went out, the dishwasher stopped working and the power windows in my daily driver broke. It's like I live in the Bermuda Triangle of mechanical failures. I think it's a plot to prevent me from finishing this truck!
When that happens to me I call it being in a broke vortex..like a black hole sucking all broken things to me.

So, the head install should go smoothly based on rule of 3ís.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:44 PM   #2580
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took some truck time today to cruise around the city running errands. I really need to get back to my truck but my daily driver has been falling apart. its one thing after another. luckily it drives well so I can still enjoy it while neglecting it.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:23 PM   #2581
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I can hand stich a cover, now that is skill, I like that.
I too want to see the finished product, cool you can do that and save the wheel.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:03 PM   #2582
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I can hand stich a cover, now that is skill, I like that.
I too want to see the finished product, cool you can do that and save the wheel.
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Well, we'll see. There's a guy named "Cechaflo" that posted this video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcAm...ature=youtu.be

What a master, and what a video. I made the part up about replacing the mushy foam, but I think it will work anyway.

Yesterday I taught myself how to use my wife's sewing machine. Not all that bad, thanks to more YouTube. Today I'm doing my drawing, but I leave for Florida in the morning for a week. You'll see some pics in about 2 weeks, I suppose...
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:40 PM   #2583
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Parts showed up last week, finished the starter wireing, battery behind the seat locked down, battery cables made up, put a little gas in the carbs, hit the starter and it fired right up. All is good with the world.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:08 PM   #2584
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Parts showed up last week, finished the starter wireing, battery behind the seat locked down, battery cables made up, put a little gas in the carbs, hit the starter and it fired right up. All is good with the world.
NEAT! Very nice work!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:18 PM   #2585
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Lotta room behind that seat svr, nice for other things too, maybe ammo box for small things. So do you run a vent tube off the battery outside the truck?
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:30 PM   #2586
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Re: What did you do with your truck today, Part 3

This was already ridiculous, now it's becoming absurd. While cleaning my parts for head reinstallation I discovered this suspicious looking feature on my aluminum intake manifold. It never leaked while driving, so my guess is the thread sealant around the sender bung kept it dry. Probably won't last for long, however. Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:32 PM   #2587
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drove it I the freezing weather to the gym. I have got to get to working on it again. drives so good though.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:35 PM   #2588
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Lotta room behind that seat svr, nice for other things too, maybe ammo box for small things. So do you run a vent tube off the battery outside the truck?
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This an AGM battery, have been told it doesnt need to vent outside, can do if it becomes a problem.
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Got some paint on it and the cab back on the frame
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This was already ridiculous, now it's becoming absurd. While cleaning my parts for head reinstallation I discovered this suspicious looking feature on my aluminum intake manifold. It never leaked while driving, so my guess is the thread sealant around the sender bung kept it dry. Probably won't last for long, however. Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money
Oh for goodness sakes, geeez. If that's a real crack, toss it man. An intake isn't much these days, get one so you don't have to think about it and enjoy the truck.

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Got some paint on it and the cab back on the frame
RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON!

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:24 AM   #2592
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Got some paint on it and the cab back on the frame
That color is spectacular!

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Oh for goodness sakes, geeez. If that's a real crack, toss it man. An intake isn't much these days, get one so you don't have to think about it and enjoy the truck.
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Got some paint on it and the cab back on the frame
Somebody knows how to lay some paint on! Great color!
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #2594
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miracle, man, you can't get a break but that was a good thing to do, order the new one and be done. put the old one next to the torque wrench so you don't forget how important that tool is. pipe fittings can be weird with the torque down. it seems like the sealant becomes a lubricant and a lot of guys keep turning because it just doesn't seem tight enough yet. then the wedge affect of the tapered threads causes something like this to happen. well, at least it was found now rather than after it is together and you are on a road trip, right?
now maybe that is the last of it. I would say check the block drain plugs and anything else pipe thread related. the plugs with the large base, like the ones you have dealt with, would be the most suspect.

PDK, nice smooth looking paint you have there, gonna be awesome.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #2595
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This was already ridiculous, now it's becoming absurd. While cleaning my parts for head reinstallation I discovered this suspicious looking feature on my aluminum intake manifold. It never leaked while driving, so my guess is the thread sealant around the sender bung kept it dry. Probably won't last for long, however. Mo' money, mo' money, mo' money
Thats sucks. This thing has been fighting you from the git-go.
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Nothing exciting, just got out to the garage to get some stuff ready for ebay, damn this takes more time than I would have thought. But I am building up my money to get stuff done on the truck.

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WHOOOO HOOOOO! My springs arrived today! I was getting a bit worried having bought them off a facebook post and they were across the country and the dude wasn't real good at communicating. My gut feeling was he was a good guy but when I am messaging him about a tracking number and getting nothing and seeing he has no friends on his facebook home page things started getting odd. But damn, my gut feeling was right, he is a good guy!

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Swapped out the chip on my 283 TBI set up for what I believe to be the correct chip. So far, so good.

Additionally, I got my condenser from Vintage Air. Not thrilled. To be honest I would think it would be of better quality. I have gotten condenser's from Napa with cleaner looking fins and better packaging.
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Additionally, I got my condenser from Vintage Air. Not thrilled. To be honest I would think it would be of better quality. I have gotten condenser's from Napa with cleaner looking fins and better packaging.
Send it back.
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that looks like a used one. i'd send it back. vintage air has a great rep for customer service
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