The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2011, 12:32 AM   #301
55metalmonkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 487
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

spent the night getting my engine ready to fire up for the first time since the rebuild, installed temp wiring, temp gauges, filled with oil & primed, double checked everything.... then the moment of truth, hit the starter button it struggled to turn over a few times and tried to fire, then nothing, thats when I realized I overlooked a minor detail ...... dohhh I forgot to put the battery on charge last night.

guess I'm waiting one more night
55metalmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #302
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55metalmonkey View Post
spent the night getting my engine ready to fire up for the first time since the rebuild, installed temp wiring, temp gauges, filled with oil & primed, double checked everything.... then the moment of truth, hit the starter button it struggled to turn over a few times and tried to fire, then nothing, thats when I realized I overlooked a minor detail ...... dohhh I forgot to put the battery on charge last night.

guess I'm waiting one more night
Gotta watch out for Murphy!
That is the Murphy's law Murphy.
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #303
55metalmonkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 487
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mknittle View Post
Gotta watch out for Murphy!
That is the Murphy's law Murphy.
yep, one day I'm going to find this Murphy guy and kick the crap out of him

besides, there always has to something to overcome. I'm just glad it's minor
55metalmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #304
rollinrooster
Registered User
 
rollinrooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morristown TN.
Posts: 325
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Installed the big brake kit for my truck,then stood back and took it all in and wished it was ready to drive!!
Attached Images
  
rollinrooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #305
55metalmonkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 487
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

IT'S ALIVE...IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!
Finaly got the engine running! had the valves a bit too tight. sounds mean as hell . might be a bit too loud but it's hard to tell with the sound bouncing off the walls in the shop. I Frankensteind the bare minimum wires and key gauges to get it running and for brake in but it will stay that way till after paint. still have some trouble shooting and tuning to do but am just happy she runs again.
55metalmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 09:05 AM   #306
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55metalmonkey View Post
yep, one day I'm going to find this Murphy guy and kick the crap out of him

besides, there always has to something to overcome. I'm just glad it's minor
Ya know if it were too easy it wouldn't be any fun.
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 09:11 AM   #307
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55metalmonkey View Post
IT'S ALIVE...IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!
Finaly got the engine running! had the valves a bit too tight. sounds mean as hell . might be a bit too loud but it's hard to tell with the sound bouncing off the walls in the shop. I Frankensteind the bare minimum wires and key gauges to get it running and for brake in but it will stay that way till after paint. still have some trouble shooting and tuning to do but am just happy she runs again.
LOL' No matter how many engines I build, I get the same feeling the first time it fires up! gotta love it!

got any pics?
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 09:15 AM   #308
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinrooster View Post
Installed the big brake kit for my truck,then stood back and took it all in and wished it was ready to drive!!
That looks like it will stop! how big are they?
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #309
55metalmonkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 487
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mknittle View Post
LOL' No matter how many engines I build, I get the same feeling the first time it fires up! gotta love it!

got any pics?
I know what you mean; I work on cars for friends and guys at the shop almost every day and don't get a lot of satisfaction when a problem is fixed. but when it's yours, and an engine you built from scratch with your own money and time it's totally different... the only analogy that comes to mind is it's kinda like when your favorite dog has puppies, worried like crazy before and happy when it all turns out the way it should

As for pics, have to solve a cooling/ overheating issue first, clean up my Dr. Frankenstein wiring then I'll take a vid & upload to YouTube then I'll post the link. I tried to take a video for the first start but the vibration from the reverb made it hard to watch and I ran out of memory after about 30 sec.
55metalmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #310
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

I made a dohickey. A adaptor that goes on my tape measure and so I can use a grease fitting to masure from.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #311
hb32
Registered User
 
hb32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
Posts: 219
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

I just replaced my T5 this afternoon and am on #3. The first had some horrible noise in 4th and 5th. The second was not as bad so thought it might be bearings and ordered a rebuild kit. Not as noisy but still prominent in 5th. This morning I managed to find #3 on Craigs out of a GMC S15 for a $100 and now that I am an expert in re and re of T5`s, had it finished in under 2 hours. The noise is not as bad as the first 2 and I think that the problem with these used T5`s are 5th gear wear.
I think I will research and source gears now that I have a spare T5 to play with.
__________________
Life is too short to drive a boring vehicle.
hb32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 02:17 PM   #312
rollinrooster
Registered User
 
rollinrooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morristown TN.
Posts: 325
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mknittle View Post
That looks like it will stop! how big are they?
13" I bought a kit that came with drop spindles,bigger brakes and rotors.
rollinrooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #313
Russell Ashley
Senior Member
 
Russell Ashley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrenceville, Ga
Posts: 1,485
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

I got my new radiator installed and tried out the heater part of my Vintage Air system. Works great, and really blows out the heat. There doesn't seem to be much air from the defroster vents but I think that's because of the design of the dash trim. I also got my emergency brake handle put back in and installed the cover that hides the a/c and heater hoses inside the cab. The green wire in the pic is the backup light power. It's just tied up out of the way for now.
Getting a radio and something to fill the throttle hole in the dash are low priority for me. Getting it where I can drive it is what I'm most interested in.

Orrie, thanks for the radiator hose numbers. NAPA didn't have the Gates hoses but had a NAPA equivalent that is made in USA so that's what I'm using.
Attached Images
  
Russell Ashley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 05:59 AM   #314
IndyBowtie
Registered User
 
IndyBowtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Greenwood Indiana
Posts: 63
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Got the Corvette 283 installed and running in my '48
Attached Images
 
IndyBowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 08:21 AM   #315
beanyard
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Posts: 191
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell Ashley View Post
I got my new radiator installed and tried out the heater part of my Vintage Air system. Works great, and really blows out the heat. There doesn't seem to be much air from the defroster vents but I think that's because of the design of the dash trim. I also got my emergency brake handle put back in and installed the cover that hides the a/c and heater hoses inside the cab. The green wire in the pic is the backup light power. It's just tied up out of the way for now.
Getting a radio and something to fill the throttle hole in the dash are low priority for me. Getting it where I can drive it is what I'm most interested in.

Orrie, thanks for the radiator hose numbers. NAPA didn't have the Gates hoses but had a NAPA equivalent that is made in USA so that's what I'm using.
Man your truck looks awesome. If it were me I would buy a throttle cable and turn it into a dummy. That way it fills the hole but also looks good.
Posted via Mobile Device
__________________
1959 Fleetside Big Window Long Box
Standard Trim soon to be Deluxe
beanyard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #316
Atommik
Registered User
 
Atommik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Golden Valley,MN
Posts: 536
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Finished the blocking and priming on right door. Now on to the left!!
Atommik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 02:43 PM   #317
lowdownstar
big guy
 
lowdownstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: mass
Posts: 751
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

I picked up a new rear fender and did some body work to it, now it's off to the sand blaster so i can finish the body work and work on installing it on the truck!





Thanks Ray
lowdownstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #318
rollinrooster
Registered User
 
rollinrooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morristown TN.
Posts: 325
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Went to the local pull a part and found a seat for the ole '49.
rollinrooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #319
chrisg_ky
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: winchester,ky
Posts: 12
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

well i spent the last two days sorting out the wiring for the brake lights, tail lights and head lights. i got them all working but i pretty sure i need to buy a new wiring harness one that isnt pieced together. I believe i had to add about 15 splice just to run the wires where the needed to go and by pass some old wires all together with new ones. overall im happy i have lights just in case i need them. lol even if when i hit a bump the flash and flicker.
chrisg_ky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:22 PM   #320
OrrieG
Registered User
 
OrrieG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,534
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Got the upper tailgate cable figured out, here it is so far. Also figured out that the taillight assembly does not have enough room to pivot out to put the filler behind it like later models.
Attached Images
 
__________________
1959 Chevy Short Fleetside w/ 74 4WD drive train (current project) OrrieG Build Thread
1964 Chevelle Malibu w/ 355-350TH (daily driver)
Helpful AD and TF Manual Site Old Car Manual Project
OrrieG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 06:55 AM   #321
itstheshu
Active Member
 
itstheshu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: san antonio texas
Posts: 148
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Put the 54 in her new garage.
itstheshu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 09:50 AM   #322
mknittle
Registered User
 
mknittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn ca.
Posts: 2,890
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisg_ky View Post
well i spent the last two days sorting out the wiring for the brake lights, tail lights and head lights. i got them all working but i pretty sure i need to buy a new wiring harness one that isnt pieced together. I believe i had to add about 15 splice just to run the wires where the needed to go and by pass some old wires all together with new ones. overall im happy i have lights just in case i need them. lol even if when i hit a bump the flash and flicker.
Don't ya just love it when a wire goes in one end blue and comes out green and in the middle it is yellow?
I am well known for getting a vehicle and within a short time the wiring will be laying in a pile next to it.
__________________
Mark

My GMC build.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=536602
mknittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #323
Russell Ashley
Senior Member
 
Russell Ashley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrenceville, Ga
Posts: 1,485
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by beanyard View Post
Man your truck looks awesome. If it were me I would buy a throttle cable and turn it into a dummy. That way it fills the hole but also looks good.
Posted via Mobile Device
B.Y., Thanks for the compliment. Right now I'm thinking I'll put a pull type switch with an original style knob in the throttle hole. It will be to turn on my backup lights if I need some light behind the truck to load something. I think I can get by without having to repair the radio holes but I'll take care of that later.
Russell Ashley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #324
OrrieG
Registered User
 
OrrieG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,534
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Tried to align the tailgate, but need to ease the trunion mount holes so they can move up. Did get the hidden latch rubber pieces mounted and worked some more on the cables. Wasted time trying to find the shoulder bolts to support the cable, the ones I got only came with 1 per side. Parts guy left a message with Dorman to see if the sell them separately, not listed in their catalog.
__________________
1959 Chevy Short Fleetside w/ 74 4WD drive train (current project) OrrieG Build Thread
1964 Chevelle Malibu w/ 355-350TH (daily driver)
Helpful AD and TF Manual Site Old Car Manual Project
OrrieG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #325
FFredo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 242
Re: What Did You Do With Your Truck Today ?

Finnaly removed two leafs from the front corners. Came up with a 2 1/2 inch drop. Now the truck sits level again. Added new shocks to match the new shocks I put on when I did the rear c-notch. I have not noticed any real softness but wont know till I put it on the freeway tomorow.
FFredo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com