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Motherfrog402 03-05-2015 01:39 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Anatomy of a Kick Panel
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7076774)
the forecast for the weekend says it will be in the lower to mid 70s* F you know what that means, maybe we could paint something

now be quiet when you read this (the wife is asleep upstairs)

and we gots to disassemble, wash, sand and prep them these kick panels (air vents as LMC Truck calls em) so we can rattle can them flat black this weekend with that upholstery paint like we did them door panels to match ~ it's what I call Red Neck Detailin'

Greg, how come you have that little spark plug wire loom in the pic?

Gregski 03-05-2015 01:51 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Anatomy of a Kick Panel
 
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Originally Posted by Motherfrog402 (Post 7076797)
Greg, how come you have that little spark plug wire loom in the pic?

LOL, I recon you mean this

Motherfrog402 03-05-2015 01:53 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Anatomy of a Kick Panel
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7076810)
LOL, I recon you mean this

Yep. The only reason I knew what it was is because I just did my plug wires today and have the exact same loom.

Gregski 03-05-2015 02:13 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Anatomy of a Kick Panel
 
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Originally Posted by Motherfrog402 (Post 7076813)
Yep. The only reason I knew what it was is because I just did my plug wires today and have the exact same loom.

Fred are you saying I aint supposed to route my plug wires through the kick panels? How the heck do you do them then? JK LOL

Motherfrog402 03-05-2015 02:17 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Anatomy of a Kick Panel
 
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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7076826)
Fred are you saying I aint supposed to route my plug wires through the kick panels? How the heck do you do them then? JK LOL

They go out the lower sides of the fenders, so you can use em as curb feelers. :lol:

77 350 Shorty Wide 03-05-2015 12:21 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Good Morning, Where oh where did the gas go???? Could the gas you lost of been spilled when someone possibly siphoned it out while you were gone?

God Bless, Terry

77K10Silverado 03-05-2015 01:59 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
On that e-brake handle.. I just bought a new handle from Ebay. I broke off the remaining old plastic and clean the shaft. Then I took a propane lighter and heated up the new one and slide it on. Once it cools, its on there like concrete!

Enjoying the posts!!

cnorth 03-05-2015 08:28 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Would this be the part for the z bar?

summitracing.com/parts/gmk-4041951587s/applications/make/chevrolet/model/k10-pickup

Gregski 03-05-2015 11:29 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by cnorth (Post 7077838)
Would this be the part for the z bar?

summitracing.com/parts/gmk-4041951587s/applications/make/chevrolet/model/k10-pickup

yes but you will have to cut one of the white plastic pieces with a box cutter to get it to slip over one of the ball joints, that's what I had to do, the other way to go is to buy the black ones

Gregski 03-05-2015 11:36 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
More Turck Trouble

So the truck started fine in the driveway and I drove it into the garage to tighten the oil pan and valve covers a bit.

Then I started it again in the garage and oh my god it sounded amazing, perfect!

So I said let me drive it to a gas station half mile away to fill it up.

It drove fine at first then it started to fade, it seemed like it wanted to stall / die at each stop sign, I had to rev it up a bit when coming to a stop, then I barely made it to the gas station and it died at the pump without me having to turn the key off

So I filled the tank up with gas, went to start him up, and it cranks but does not start. The clear fuel filter is almost dry there may be a 1/16 of an inch at the bottom of the glass (the fuel filter sits horizontally right before the carb)

What is going on?

Background information: I dropped the tank a few weeks/months back. It was very clean on the inside no rust at all. I also replaced the rubber hoses from the gas tank to the hard fuel lines both the 3/8th to line, and the 5/16th return line.

Also the previous owner told me he put on a brand new fuel pump and it did look new to me when taking a look at it.



y5mgisi 03-05-2015 11:48 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Sounds like it might be sucking air. I would verify all the clamps are tight and make sure there are no cracks in any of the lines.

Titomars 03-06-2015 12:00 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
does it have dual tanks? Mine did the same thing when I first got it. I drove it around for a few days no problems. Then the switch over valve got stuck between RH and LH sucking from both tanks when one tank went dry she stopped running even though the other tank had a full tank. I never seen that happen before either.

Gregski 03-06-2015 01:46 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
wife gave me a ride home and we left Rusty parked at the gas station, young man at the register helped me even push him into a parking spot and away from the pumps, kid appreciates old iron, God bless him

came home had pizza fer dinner and drove back out to check on Rusty about an hour later with my tools

Rusty fired right up on the first try and I drove him home

... to be continued


Gregski 03-06-2015 01:52 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by y5mgisi (Post 7078174)
Sounds like it might be sucking air. I would verify all the clamps are tight and make sure there are no cracks in any of the lines.

Thanks, good tip, came home and did just that, removed the rubber line under the fuel pump that connects to the hard line and stuck it in a clean empty see through plastic water bottle, crawled under truck and removed the rubber line from the hard line that comes from the gas tank, attached a long black fuel line and clamped it down to the hard line, stuck the other end in my mouth and blew my 3 PSI into it, clean fuel came out the other end into the plastic catch all water bottle

lines are good

I installed a plastic see through fuel filter in the middle of a new black fuel rubber line between the hard line and the fuel pump

I also unscrewed the hard line from the fuel pump that goes to the carb and cleaned the threads with a wire brush and brake cleaner, there was some left over teflon tape on the threads that was all shreded and what not so I cleaned it up read good and dabbed a tiny bit of orange RTV gasket maker on the threads and screwed it back in nice and proper with a proper pipe wrench

... to be continued ...

Gregski 03-06-2015 01:53 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Titomars (Post 7078192)
does it have dual tanks?

Nope just one

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:00 AM

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let's take a quick break from the troubleshootin' and talk about some fun stuff

came home and found this:

FYI: The quality is horrible, the top lid came already bent in one place, but I just used my thumbs to bend it back, since the top is made out of a single recycled 12 oz beer can, I kid you not

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:03 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Mr. Gasket Air Cleaner
 
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Well let's see it on the truck.

So what do you all think? Better or worse than that Darth Vader helmet?

which by the way is for sale for only $50 plus shipping, best part is NEVER BEEN RACED, lol, pm me

and yes now I need a shorter stick to clamp this thing down with a wing nut, god forbid my three air cleaners were all the same height, jk

Titomars 03-06-2015 02:06 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Now, I like that air cleaner assembly. ;)

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:11 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Painted the Kick Panels
 
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it was a nice day so I painted [ahem] stained them kick panels

three light coats, you know the drill

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:16 AM

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whilst the paint was drying it was time to drill out the rivets and separate those air vent valves so that we can clean, prep and paint the metal and sandwich new rubber fillings in them eventually

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:19 AM

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I buy you new shinny things, I clean and paint your bits, and this is how you thank me Rusty?

There is literally oil drizzlin' out of the top bolt hole behind the fuel pump?

Is that supposed to be a blind hole?

Do I have a crack in my block gentlemen? What gives? Please advise?

craig113 03-06-2015 02:22 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
That is the fuel pump retaining bolt hole. Put a bit of teflon tape on a short bolt and tighten to stop the leak.

jetmech85 03-06-2015 02:31 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
The hole is open to the fuel pump push rod. Install a 3/8 bolt about a half inch long with a lock washer and thread sealer and that should fix you up. When changing a fuel pump you can snug a longer bolt in that hole to hold the fuel pump push rod in place so it wont slide out against the adapter plate and cause you grief and anguish.

Gregski 03-06-2015 02:34 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by Titomars (Post 7078335)
Now, I like that air cleaner assembly. ;)

thanks, here's a look how we got here

Chaplain 03-06-2015 02:37 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Smart people...

y5mgisi 03-06-2015 04:10 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by jetmech85 (Post 7078355)
The hole is open to the fuel pump push rod. Install a 3/8 bolt about a half inch long with a lock washer and thread sealer and that should fix you up. When changing a fuel pump you can snug a longer bolt in that hole to hold the fuel pump push rod in place so it wont slide out against the adapter plate and cause you grief and anguish.

Exactly.

rusty76 03-06-2015 05:56 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Vent not clogged up or maybe hung up somehow and preventing it from allowing the gas to be sucked out of the gas tank? If the pump is working then there's a air leak some where I would suspect..... Hope you get it fixed soon.

rich weyand 03-06-2015 06:29 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7078988)
Vent not clogged up or maybe hung up somehow and preventing it from allowing the gas to be sucked out of the gas tank? If the pump is working then there's a air leak some where I would suspect..... Hope you get it fixed soon.

Or no vent line, and unvented gas cap? That will do it.

So, you got two lines to the tank, or three?

If no vent line, all you have to do is drill a 1/16" hole in the gas cap.

greg64 03-06-2015 06:59 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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Originally Posted by rich weyand (Post 7079013)
Or no vent line, and unvented gas cap? That will do it.

If no vent line, all you have to do is drill a 1/16" hole in the gas cap.

I totally agree with the physics of this Rich, but I wonder about whether that will fly in California or not. The emissions police in BC would fail a cap like that.

brakenit 03-06-2015 07:27 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
If I remember right his truck is a '74 which would make it emissions exempt in California.

rich weyand 03-06-2015 08:01 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
Yeah, I think it depends on how it was equipped when new. No vent line means vented cap.

Of course you can check it by driving it till it stops, then open the gas cap. Sucking sound, then runs fine means no vent line.

rusty76 03-06-2015 08:23 PM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
I feel for sure we are looking at a venting issue. It makes some what sense in what he is saying is happening with his truck. Hopefully we will find out.

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:20 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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thank you all for helping me with the fuel issue

my tank has a vent that goes to the filler neck and then two hoses run to the engine bay one for fuel the other for evap to the charcoal canister

let me give you some updates

today I plugged that bolt hole that was leaking oil, I am sure I caused this issue when I deleted the A.I.R. pump as it looks like the bracket was attached to those holes, so I took one of the original bolts, cleaned it, put a little RTV on the threads and screwed it in

here's a pic of the Air Pump bracket

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:24 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty
 
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I decided to get started on the brakes since I didn't want to trouble shoot a truck that won't run when it also may not wanna stop

so this is the situation the darn brake master cylinder looks like this after a short drive, all wet

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:36 AM

Re: Restoring Rusty - Brake Master Cylinder
 
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so time to remove the brake master cylinder

I just had to take a peak inside, since part of me considered rebuilding it myself, like my daddy and I used to do back in the 80s when parts were fixable not replaceable

I was able to remove the first valve but I do not have needle nose pliers or the special pliers to get the other snap ring out which is half way down the cylinder

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:39 AM

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there is nothing wrong with the power booster other than being ugly, so it had to come out for some beautification

the brake power booster is attached to the firewall with 6 studs, 4 are easy to get to, 2 are not

the top 2 or easy

the middle 2 suck

the bottom 2 are easy

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:43 AM

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brake power booster removed

that perished black rubber gasket / grommet is a concern of mine

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:49 AM

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lets clean this thing so we can paint it flat black

... there that's a bit better

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:52 AM

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ok, with the brake power booster off, tomorrow we will clean up this wiring mess and the fire wall may even get some touch up paint, even that baby powder will be gone, hee hee

Gregski 03-07-2015 12:59 AM

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take a look at the brakes is one of the things I always do when I buy a new used vehicle, so 8 months ago I checked Rusty's well 3 out of 4 as I couldn't get the driver side rear drum off

now I told myself I'll get around to it real quick and since the other side looked decent I wasn't in a rush

well 8 months flew by and it was time to get that drum off, first I warmed up by getting the passenger side drum off, it came off easy with my hands


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