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Old 07-25-2017, 03:09 AM   #76
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

I have to admit, I didn't do a single thing to The Ox this weekend. It was a rare 77 degrees here in Alaska so I spent the time out enjoying the sunshine. However, I was able to put some miles on the truck. In total I think I tacked on another 100 miles with no issues! Here's a couple friends and The Ox soaking up the sun on a day trip out to the lake.

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Old 07-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #77
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

Enjoying your truck that you have put so much work in to is what it is all about. A couple girls in bikinis doesn't hurt either,
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:42 AM   #78
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Enjoying your truck that you have put so much work in to is what it is all about. A couple girls in bikinis doesn't hurt either,
I couldn't agree more, old trucks and girls, what more could a guy ask for?!
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:46 AM   #79
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

It was time I cleaned up my tailgate. I don't know what the deal is with this old blue paint, but it sure loves to flake off. Sanded it down and gave it a fresh coat. One more panel down! Now its time to attack the front end...

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Old 08-08-2017, 01:59 AM   #80
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Re: 1981 K20 Project - The Blue Ox

This week was a little frustrating, The Ox left me stranded again on the side of the road with no spark....thankfully I was able to figure out that the ICM was the problem. Initially I was thinking the fuel filter may be the problem, but after a little more work I realized that it was an electrical issue. It wasn't a big deal to fix, however, its the 3rd ICM I've burned up in the last 600 miles. Someone told me that aftermarket tachs can short out and burn the ICM. My truck came with one of these aftermarket tachs (which never read accurately), so I removed it along with its wiring. Hopefully that stops me from killing another ICM.

Anyway...after that fix my troubles continued, I was 40 miles away from home in the truck when it stumbled like I was running out of gas. After the stumble it evened itself out and ran fine the rest of the way home....fewww! Once I got home I thought I'd check my fuel filters and make sure everything was in order. Turns out...when I looked at my carb filter on the side of the road (when my ICM died) I put it in backwards.... I flipped it around and what do you know, it runs great now and have had no issues since! My goal is to get a little more painting done this next week.
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If you're familiar with these filters, you'll see this is not the way you want to have them installed into the carb lol. It really helps to have the inlet hole of the filter on the gas line side.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:01 AM   #81
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Took a day off work and spent my time on the truck, the hood got taken care of today. Love the refreshed color....however, it does show the dent a little more clearly lol.
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