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Old 04-06-2021, 01:55 PM   #2026
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Fired it up for the first time with the motor rebuilt. Broke in the cam, changed the oil and topped off coolant and transmission fluid.
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:38 PM   #2027
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Fired it up for the first time with the motor rebuilt. Broke in the cam, changed the oil and topped off coolant and transmission fluid.
Well done!
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:46 PM   #2028
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Thanks to all the help from a local friend, my neighbor, Mr Mud1 from here and all the rest of you. I am not sure if you are aware but people like me that love the hobby but lack the years of experience that you all have, spend hours reading your threads, learning, taking advice and then applying it. This was my first engine rebuild and I think it went great because of the suggestions and the help.
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Old 04-07-2021, 01:40 PM   #2029
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Door Window Glass Channel install...best 5 minute upgrade so far!
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:13 PM   #2030
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Moved my Janky shifter up from the floor to between the seats where I can reach it when I need it. Not used to drum brakes all around, and all my other cars are stick so, downshifting is my friend.
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:48 PM   #2031
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Over the weekend we got the frame cleaned and painted.Today, my son got the bed all polished out.
Everything is looking really good!!!
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:45 PM   #2032
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Today:

Installed a new master cylinder ... but still no rear brakes.

Made 3 new arches for my bed cover out of small PVC

Fixed the transmission mount ... basically installed a solid mount for the T400.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:54 PM   #2033
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Installed seatbelt on the passenger side...now my kids can ride with me.

Installed a hidden switch relay to the NSS.

After pressure washing the engine compartment inside and underneath (twice) I found my oil leak...pan gasket.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:22 PM   #2034
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Thanks to all the help from a local friend, my neighbor, Mr Mud1 from here and all the rest of you. I am not sure if you are aware but people like me that love the hobby but lack the years of experience that you all have, spend hours reading your threads, learning, taking advice and then applying it. This was my first engine rebuild and I think it went great because of the suggestions and the help.
Hi Dan,great job on the new engine rebuild.i knew you would make out just fine.i could tell by the quality questions you were asking.i was happy to help in some small way.what are friends for?Greg
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:00 PM   #2035
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Everything is looking really good!!!
Thanks, can't wait to get it back together.
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:21 AM   #2036
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Today was dip and paint divider day. A board member set me up with the dividers years ago. Some guy name Jim
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:16 AM   #2037
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Yesterday was steering day. Installed a rebuilt steering box and a rebuilt intermediate shaft. While I was at it, I installed a tilt column I rebuilt a while back. What different driving truck!
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:50 AM   #2038
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It should feel like a brand new truck now!
Standard sector or quick ratio?
I remember one time I put in a power steering sector on my buddie's 67 ramp truck. He said he almost ran it up on a corner curb a couple of times on the way home. :0
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Old 04-09-2021, 12:06 PM   #2039
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It should feel like a brand new truck now!
Standard sector or quick ratio?
I remember one time I put in a power steering sector on my buddie's 67 ramp truck. He said he almost ran it up on a corner curb a couple of times on the way home. :0
Standard ratio, the last quick ratio on a lifted truck felt squirrely and twitchy. I moved the column an inch and a half closer to the dash. So, yeah a lot different feeling (nice).
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:09 PM   #2040
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Slowly but surely getting my 72 K20 project put together.... Reinstalled glass today (with new rubber)

(Complete restoration - Engine/Drivetrain, Fuel system, Suspension, Steering, Paint/Body, etc, etc, etc.....)
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:58 PM   #2041
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Slowly but surely getting my 72 K20 project put together.... Reinstalled glass today (with new rubber)

(Complete restoration - Engine/Drivetrain, Fuel system, Suspension, Steering, Paint/Body, etc, etc, etc.....)
Looks good, we need more pics though.
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Replaced the clutch fan old one was going all the time . Took it out found the spring was unhooked
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Swapped out the cluster bezel, painted the needles and added a tachometer. Then went to a morning coffee and cars show.
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

We got some more polishing done and tailgate installed.
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We got some more polishing done and tailgate installed.
It's looking awesome!
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Old Today, 01:00 AM   #2046
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Re: What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Started removing the old wood from my bed. Some of it had fungus growing on the bottom of it. Those rusty carriage bolts are a real pain to remove. They just spin in their holes, so I have to clamp them with vise grips or drill them out if they are tight. There are 70 bolts and I'm half way done. Gotta save some fun for tomorrow
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Old Today, 11:52 AM   #2047
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Wished I had a wood bed ...

Installed a new ACDelco Professional water pump, primed/painted rattle can engine hugger orange and all sealed up with black Permatex the Right Stuff. No little squeak from the engine bay. The old one wasn't all that bad but it got on my nerves when it would squeak.

The orange of the water pump is a bit off but I can live with it. I'll have to, its not like I am repainting the engine LOL!
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Old Today, 12:54 PM   #2048
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Nice! I'm betting that a few thermal cycles will tone down the color on the water pump.
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Old Today, 01:16 PM   #2049
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that's what I was hoping too. it's sure nice not hearing a peep out of the water pump!

Next up the front end refresh and CPP Front Sway bar install. I hope I notice as much as everything says about those front sway bars.
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