Picked this up last fall, it's been setting .. waiting ..wondering .. So 'cause I'm totally bored and with nothing to do (A HAHAHA, um right) I thought I'd see what was ailing it. For starters bad starter , rebuilt one replaced it, next starter solenoid didn't like I yanked its ol' buddy starter #1 , so it went on strike , being a good Union guy I tried to negotiate in good faith, but in the end negotiations broke down (as did the solenoid) and I unceremoniously replaced it with a new one (USA made!). Next all the usual suspects were found to be 'lacking a good , solid effort ' so they got canned ( cripe now I sound like management, I'll make amends Hank , promise). Plugs, plug wires, points, fuel lines, condenser , coil, fuel filter , etc. etc. replaced.
Noticed (and felt)a bad vibration , a lot of stress cracks as well . Universals on the driveshaft had seen enough. Good used d-shaft volunteered and was installed. Gave the old boy a compression test , and he got a (IMO) B . Some pretty funky looking carpet took the foot pads place I'm guessing years ago and left their mark, 'course being bored and lacking projects I broke out the glue gun & melted some metal together burning some consumables into the mix as well, put the pan in the blast cabinet and hit all the pitted metal, a feather of fiberglass and of course primer and paint and the old pan will be as it should. And.. well.. I guess it means the whole darn thing is going to get refurbed.
Edited by WrenchinOnIt, May 01, 2015 - 03:49 PM.