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Old 08-08-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Brother's keeper - '58 Stepside build

In May of 2010 my brother passed away from complications related to his lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Instead of selling the truck when my folks liquidated his estate, I asked my folks to keep it in the family so a deal was made, when the time was right I brought it home and began the long journey to where we are today.

One of the first things I did was swap out the painted grille and bumpers for chrome pieces...

Later I discovered some issues, the most concerning was a lack of oil pressure. The big lumpy cam sounded great but it wasn't compatible with the stock torque converter, idle quality was horrible at best. After driving it for a summer I decided to swap in a milder cam to improve drivability, that's when things started to snowball.

During the cam swap I discovered a wiped lobe on the cam...

Change of plans, the motor had to come out...

No pics of the carnage but the bearings were full of metal shavings and the oil pump was trashed, which explains the low oil pressure.

I freshened up the motor and added some bling.

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