My 78' Chevy work truck is going to need some downtime to fix a few things. I was looking for an old truck to use while it's down and found this - a 64' 3/4 ton with a dump bed. I've been wanting a dump truck for a long time. Manual windows, brakes, and steering and no fancy gadgets or computer to fiddle with. I paid $1400 for it.
It needs some attention on the brakes (it pulls to the left), steel bed (needs rebuilt), and gas line/fuel pump (see below).
As I was driving it home, I noticed it was running a little hotter than it should. I stopped to look under the hood, and that's when I noticed someone put the wrong fan on. It was blowing forward, and as you can see in the pic, the exhaust is pretty close to the fan. That probably didn't help cool it very well. Sitting on the side idling brought the temp down a little.
A couple miles later, it just died. It would run if you poured gas down the carb. I didn't have any tools, parts stores were closed, and I had to get up early today, so I called a tow truck and let them take it home. It's a real simple fuel system, so I'll figure it out and get it running next weekend.
Edited by freedhardwoods, August 30, 2015 - 12:56 PM.