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#16 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 07:35 AM

Nice truck. I want it



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Hard to beat an old Farm Truck  to "Git Er Done".  I'd like to have one myself!



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Posted March 23, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Ive done some work to the truck.

Some back story.

The guy I bought it from had it given to him. A friend of the family had passed and he got the truck. Approx 6 months prior to the original owners passing the trucks engine had just been reinstalled after a professional engine rebuild. Truck was "used for a few months then parked in 1997. I buy it and expect the worst. Tuesday of this week ( 19th) I start messsing around with it. Saturday previous I had started to spray some oils and such at the spark plugs anticipating that they would be siezed. Tuesday after work, plugs come right out and look like brand new 16 year old spark plugs. Engine turns over freely by hand and with starter soleniod jumped. Great news. No debris in the intake or cylinders and no odd nioses while turning. Carburetor butterflies are stuck. Have had the carburetor soaking in chain oil since tuesday. Will free it up somehow and reinstall and see if this beasty will run.

Carburetor will need a rebuild

Upgrade to a HEI

Upgrade charging system

Maybe some headers and true dual exhaust

Check brakes

Check hydraulics

any and everything else....................


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 09:00 AM

On the carb, you may have to resort to something stronger to get those butterflies freed up. Maybe some Acetone/ATF mix?



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Posted March 23, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Seller called me today.

He is having sellers remorse.

He offered to buy the truck back from me plus the tow fee I paid to get it here plus 100 bucks.

I said sorry, not for sale.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 07:21 PM

On the carb, you may have to resort to something stronger to get those butterflies freed up. Maybe some Acetone/ATF mix?

I might give that a try tomorrow.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Ive done some work to the truck.

Some back story.

The guy I bought it from had it given to him. A friend of the family had passed and he got the truck. Approx 6 months prior to the original owners passing the trucks engine had just been reinstalled after a professional engine rebuild. Truck was "used for a few months then parked in 1997. I buy it and expect the worst. Tuesday of this week ( 19th) I start messsing around with it. Saturday previous I had started to spray some oils and such at the spark plugs anticipating that they would be siezed. Tuesday after work, plugs come right out and look like brand new 16 year old spark plugs. Engine turns over freely by hand and with starter soleniod jumped. Great news. No debris in the intake or cylinders and no odd nioses while turning. Carburetor butterflies are stuck. Have had the carburetor soaking in chain oil since tuesday. Will free it up somehow and reinstall and see if this beasty will run.

Carburetor will need a rebuild

Upgrade to a HEI

Upgrade charging system

Maybe some headers and true dual exhaust

Check brakes

Check hydraulics

any and everything else....................

 

Hi Racerxxx, cool old truck! sounds like it will be a real useful rig. I got a '55 GMC in '09 that was also abandon in 1997. Got it running good and drive it daily long as it isn't snowing. Anyway I put a "Pertronix" ignition in it to do away with the points (someone had installed a 230 Chevy I-6 in it) and it was pretty cheap and simple. You don't have to pull the distributor to install, but I had it out anyway just to check it out. I got mine at a local parts house but there are good prices on ebay from what I have heard. I know LMC and I think Summit sells them too, probably many more.

 

It would be so cool to have a dump bed truck, maybe someday! Can't blame the seller for having remorse. Sure would like to see pics of the progress.

 

Later---DAC


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#23 Racerxxx OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 07:50 PM

It lives.

Got the carb freed up and reinstalled then had no spark, replaced bad ignition coil and cleaned and regapped points. Key switch is inoperative. Jumpered starter solenoid and it fired right up.

Awesome. Cant load the video for some reason. Its up on facbook. Message me and I can tell you where, if youre intesested..

This a few things to do yet but its getting close.. Hope to have it done enough to go to the July 4th carshow with Gibson tractor in the bed or on the wood trailer in tow.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Reread some older posts in this thread and need to make a correction. Its a 65 Ford F350 with a 64 cab,F100 doors and a F250 hood.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:05 PM

You can use it for a camper at the show, too.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:11 PM

You can use it for a camper at the show, too.

Yep

Thats part of the plan too.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Cant find the parking brake on this thing. Any ideas?



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:35 PM


Cant find the parking brake on this thing. Any ideas?

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Trace it from underneath.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Cant find the parking brake on this thing. Any ideas?

Do those have the lever under the dash for a park brake...






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