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Gregski 01-28-2017 04:23 PM

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when I bought the step side bed, Al also let me have this front clip for only $100 bucks, I know I owe him big time

I hope to swap my taco hood for the one off of this one, as well as use this new(er) or other(er) driver side fender

I may also use the hinge springs off of this one since mine are shot

Gregski 01-28-2017 04:27 PM

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got to play in the garage a little bit today, and had that front clip in pieces in no time, taking things apart is so therapeutic (you should try it some time, hee hee)

Gregski 01-28-2017 04:31 PM

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unfortunately the passenger side inner fender was toast, they often are, they like to rot right under the battery tray, however surprisingly the core support is solid down there, surface rust mostly but strong and thick still, I might sell it if anyone needs one, the originals are extremely hard to find in good nick, how about one million dollars, never been raced, ran when parked?

Gregski 01-28-2017 04:36 PM

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Well get this my brethren, we once again was served a 60 Day Notice to move out, yup our landlords want to sell the house (and we asked them when we moved in only 18 months ago if they had any intention of doing so, oh well they have the right to change their minds) but the timing couldn't be worse, we want to buy a house this year but not rush and find something in 60 days

So at least this time Rusty is all in one piece and runs great, so he will come in handy, but I am hiring pro movers since I did hurt my back and I'm no spring chicken.

In related news I am downsizing from a 3 car garage back to a 2, I know I know, Cry for me Argentina!

Good News is we already found a house a little bit closer to the kids school, and in the same area just half a mile away.

RDrancher 01-28-2017 10:09 PM

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You lost one house and found another in four paragraphs? Man, you are quick. :lol:

LT7A 01-29-2017 03:39 AM

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Man, sorry to hear about the house. Total swift kick in the (name anyplace that hurts). Glad you found something so quick. Good (great) grab on that front clip. You blew it apart fast. You are on your way to having a spare Not So Rusty. I hope the pack-up-and-re-lo-cate goes well.

rusty76 01-29-2017 01:23 PM

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Sucks you have to move again. I hope the new digs will suit you and your family a long time or until you if d more permanent digs. That front clip is really making me jealous. Gosh do you really need that. I will give you 150 for the whole shebang. Lol.

green72s 01-29-2017 07:05 PM

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Gregski, sorry to hear about the house situation, but then happy that you already have a prospect in mind.

Looking forward to seeing what happens with Rusty (Fleet or Stepper).

Hewfil1 01-29-2017 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7840984)
Well get this my brethren, we once again was served a 60 Day Notice to move out, yup our landlords want to sell the house (and we asked them when we moved in only 18 months ago if they had any intention of doing so, oh well they have the right to change their minds) but the timing couldn't be worse, we want to buy a house this year but not rush and find something in 60 days

So at least this time Rusty is all in one piece and runs great, so he will come in handy, but I am hiring pro movers since I did hurt my back and I'm no spring chicken.

In related news I am downsizing from a 3 car garage back to a 2, I know I know, Cry for me Argentina!

Good News is we already found a house a little bit closer to the kids school, and in the same area just half a mile away.

Been there before man, sorry t hear!

Gregski 02-09-2017 09:49 PM

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So moved in to the new house over Superbowl Weekend

Couldn't resist taking this pic of one of the first boxes moved. Epic!

Gregski 02-09-2017 09:53 PM

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Truck Doing Truck Things!

Rusty sure earned his keep! I don't know how people live without a truck in their stable?

Gregski 02-09-2017 09:56 PM

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One load down, dozens to go...

Apologies for posting one pic at a time, its all my iphone allows me to upload at once

Gregski 02-09-2017 10:02 PM

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Since I went from a three car garage to a two I tried storing some truck parts in the kitchen, but the wife didn't go for it😳

I don't get chics, hee hee

Gregski 02-09-2017 10:07 PM

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When it was all said and done you couldn't fit a que tip in that garage...

Fun Level = 1.1

RDrancher 02-09-2017 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7853806)
Since I went from a three car garage to a two I tried storing some truck parts in the kitchen, but the wife didn't go for it😳

I don't get chics, hee hee

Me neither! That stuff really brings out the color in that room. :ito:

moregrip 02-10-2017 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7853813)
When it was all said and done you couldn't fit a que tip in that garage...

Fun Level = 1.1

:lol::lol::haha:

rusty76 02-11-2017 08:39 PM

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Glad you got moved. Can't believe you sat that box like that. Can't you read? Lol.

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7855707)
Glad you got moved. Can't believe you sat that box like that. Can't you read? Lol.

LOL yup, it was one of the first ones we moved, and I thought oh boy it's gonna be a long weekend

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:14 AM

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Captain's Log March 3rd, 2017, today Rusty becomes my Daily Driver. That's right after a 3 year lease I returned my electric Nissan Leaf and will try to drive this 1974 rig on a daily basis, wish me luck.

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:20 AM

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so finally got a couple hours to work on the truck, one thing that needed doin' was to swap the side hung float bowls with the center hung ones on this Holley carb, this also called for replacing that silly little straw connecting the two float bowls with the single fuel inlet with a proper dual inlet hard line (though I am not a fan of the hard line and may try a rubber hose solution some time down the line)

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:23 AM

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the last time I attempted this swap I did not have these two coupling adapter thingies to screw in the smaller fittings of the hard line into the much larger openings in the float bowls

so I scored this one on eBay...

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:25 AM

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and this second coupling I bought directly from Holley, same thing just a little bit more money

I honestly don't know where the smaller gasket is supposed to go as it just falls in if inserted towards the cab side

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:28 AM

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so having those two thingmajigs allowed us to mount the chrome hard line to the carb, it took some gentle persuasion to separate the inlets to be as wide as the carb they came about 1/4 inch too narrow I think, hey aftermarket parts right!!!

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:31 AM

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then the typical interference problems started, hey it's Hot Roddin' aint it, nothing fits on the first try

that pesky chrome hard line hit the water inlet/outlet for the heater core in the intake manifold, go figure right?!

well we was ready for that, so I busted out one of my trusty 1 inch 4 hole plastic carb spacers and gave that a go

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:34 AM

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well naturally now we needed longer carb studs, so we tried the 2" tall ones and not even they were tall enough

so we hit Oh'Reallys and picked up the 2 1/2" ones and they did the trick

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:39 AM

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by then it got too dark to take a final pic, but we got everything assembled and after tightening that silly hex stud in the chrome dual hard line inlet we stopped the gushing gasoline fountain

we squirted some gasoline into the float bowls via their vent towers and the truck fired right up

I adjusted the float bowls so that the gas is half way full in the sight glasses both front and rear float bowls

the truck warmed up in the garage and then we took it around the block for a test drive, it ran good

I kept the same carb configuration I had before:

69 primary jets / 73 secondary jets (I think best I could see)
35 accelerator pump squirter
10.5 power valve (cause I'm pulling silly strong 20 inch vacuum at idle)
yellow vacuum secondary spring
no idea what color accelerator pump cam, will check in the morning (what ever stock one it came with)

Azryael 03-04-2017 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7853795)
I don't know how people live without a truck in their stable?

It's awful!

I've never owned a pickup of my own, but that's why I'm on the hunt for one.

Getting into woodworking and metalworking means I need to be able to haul materials!

Same thing goes with landscaping.

My Wrangler can only carry so much even with the top down and the rear seat bench out!

Great thread, at any rate!

rusty76 03-04-2017 07:49 AM

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I have had a truck since I was 19. I don't like borrowing a truck. If you own a house you really need a truck. Be it big or small a truck will save you in the long run. I have a small truck. It's plenty for what I need. I get my 76 on the road and I'll have two. Glad to see you back Greg.

RDrancher 03-04-2017 09:07 AM

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Good on fixing the hard line clearance. I had the same problem installing the one for my Summit carb. Funny...a gazillion carbs using basically the same setup on a gazillion SBCs, and it doesn't quite fit.

Gregski 03-04-2017 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Azryael (Post 7875940)
It's awful!

I've never owned a pickup of my own, but that's why I'm on the hunt for one.

Getting into woodworking and metalworking means I need to be able to haul materials!

Same thing goes with landscaping.

My Wrangler can only carry so much even with the top down and the rear seat bench out!

Great thread, at any rate!

thank you, right now trucks are hot, ie popular, people are buying them for all the wrong reasons like me to Hot Rod them, so they are way overpriced right now, however for your needs a long bed would make very much sense, and they tend to be "less desirable" in the eyes of the Hot Rod TV car show watching knuckleheads like me, so you can still probably land a very good deal, think lumber rack etc. right

I love wood working and am trying to learn metal working, do you have a link to some of your work or future project ideas would love to see them.

Gregski 03-04-2017 10:23 AM

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Good on fixing the hard line clearance. I had the same problem installing the one for my Summit carb. Funny...a gazillion carbs using basically the same setup on a gazillion SBCs, and it doesn't quite fit.

Great point, I guess retooling is not cost effective for the manufacturers so they let the consumer figure it out

question for you alls do we need to put some sort of gasket, oring, washer inside the hard line fittings to mate it to the carb, I put mine metal on metal and I am wondering if it will start leaking, so far so good, but metal don't like to mate with metal really well if you know what I mean?

RDrancher 03-04-2017 10:40 AM

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Great point, I guess retooling is not cost effective for the manufacturers so they let the consumer figure it out

question for you alls do we need to put some sort of gasket, oring, washer inside the hard line fittings to mate it to the carb, I put mine metal on metal and I am wondering if it will start leaking, so far so good, but metal don't like to mate with metal really well if you know what I mean?

No gaskets or teflon tape on mine and no leaks yet. The carb install instructions (yes, I actually read them) specifically state not to use sealant tape. The flare is supposed to do all of the sealing.

LT7A 03-04-2017 11:06 AM

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by then it got too dark to take a final pic, but we got everything assembled and after tightening that silly hex stud in the chrome dual hard line inlet we stopped the gushing gasoline fountain

Just checking, if you loosen that set screw would it allow you to adjust the length of the hard lines in relation to the fitting on the end? I wondered what it was there for when I saw it in the picture, and I wondered if it let you make adjustments.

Glad to get the updates and see the progress. Looks like you are settled in to your place so congratulations on that.

Gregski 03-04-2017 11:20 AM

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Just checking, if you loosen that set screw would it allow you to adjust the length of the hard lines in relation to the fitting on the end? I wondered what it was there for when I saw it in the picture, and I wondered if it let you make adjustments.

Glad to get the updates and see the progress. Looks like you are settled in to your place so congratulations on that.

Hmmm that's a great point, this is why I love this forum, full of good ideas. Honesty I have no idea what it's for, ha ha. I wonder if one could cut the lines shorter and move the end piece closer to the carb avoiding the inlet on the intake manifold, maybe one day I'll get motivated to find out

Azryael 03-04-2017 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7876022)
thank you, right now trucks are hot, ie popular, people are buying them for all the wrong reasons like me to Hot Rod them, so they are way overpriced right now, however for your needs a long bed would make very much sense, and they tend to be "less desirable" in the eyes of the Hot Rod TV car show watching knuckleheads like me, so you can still probably land a very good deal, think lumber rack etc. right

I love wood working and am trying to learn metal working, do you have a link to some of your work or future project ideas would love to see them.

Greg, exactly! I also want a crew cab so I can carry my friends and family around; in addition to being a work truck, I want it to be my adventure vehicle to take to several national parks and maybe head up to Canada some day.

As for my woodworking, I've worked with wood ever since I was a kid, but I've only in recent years (I'm only 25) begun to really have this urge to make furniture and what not. I still have plenty to learn, but I'm happy with what I've made so far!

This was my most recent, and biggest project. An entertainment center that's meant to be a built-in for my parent's house:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2827/3...05145c6d_h.jpg

Built using cedar. Unfortunately, I had to have the lumber company "pick" the wood for me, since I didn't have a truck to go grab it all! Overall they did a great job, but I did end up with a few extremely warped boards. Looked into various methods of reshaping the boards, but I didn't have the time nor the proper means to do it!

Sorry for the threadjack!

Gregski 03-04-2017 01:23 PM

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Greg, exactly! I also want a crew cab so I can carry my friends and family around; in addition to being a work truck, I want it to be my adventure vehicle to take to several national parks and maybe head up to Canada some day.

As for my woodworking, I've worked with wood ever since I was a kid, but I've only in recent years (I'm only 25) begun to really have this urge to make furniture and what not. I still have plenty to learn, but I'm happy with what I've made so far!

This was my most recent, and biggest project. An entertainment center that's meant to be a built-in for my parent's house:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2827/3...05145c6d_h.jpg

Built using cedar. Unfortunately, I had to have the lumber company "pick" the wood for me, since I didn't have a truck to go grab it all! Overall they did a great job, but I did end up with a few extremely warped boards. Looked into various methods of reshaping the boards, but I didn't have the time nor the proper means to do it!

Sorry for the threadjack!

oh my goodness that is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, you built that and you are such a young man, what talent and good taste, I see the corner you built this into that must have been a challenge of its own

Azryael 03-04-2017 01:34 PM

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oh my goodness that is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, you built that and you are such a young man, what talent and good taste, I see the corner you built this into that must have been a challenge of its own

Thank you! It took me longer than I expected (about two months) because of other things I was working on, and weather preventing me from cutting wood. I don't have a dedicated shop, so I didn't want my garage all dusty.

That corner was actually part of the design, to give the living room an actual focal point. Beforehand it was a large room with no real indication where a TV should be placed minus the built in speakers up top.

Currently a 55" TV sits in it, but it will accommodate up to a 65"; they don't watch TV much, so a super large TV is not needed.

Honestly, drawing everything up in AutoCad is was really made this easier.

Titomars 03-04-2017 05:28 PM

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Hmmm that's a great point, this is why I love this forum, full of good ideas. Honesty I have no idea what it's for, ha ha. I wonder if one could cut the lines shorter and move the end piece closer to the carb avoiding the inlet on the intake manifold, maybe one day I'll get motivated to find out

That is not a set screw. That is a 1/8" pipe plug. The port is typically used for a fuel pressure gauge.

LT7A 03-05-2017 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Titomars (Post 7876347)
That is not a set screw. That is a 1/8" pipe plug. The port is typically used for a fuel pressure gauge.

Well, there we go. Mystery solved. Apparently adjustments are meant to be made by judicious bending after all. And now I know what the first custom aftermarket part I ought to invent is.

Gregski 03-05-2017 01:17 PM

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Well, there we go. Mystery solved. Apparently adjustments are meant to be made by judicious bending after all. And now I know what the first custom aftermarket part I ought to invent is.

Yup, though just Googling reveals a multitude of better options, I like the rubber line solution the best


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