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Old 05-15-2006, 11:35 PM
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Finally!

It took me 3 years, too much money to count, and a LOT of hours, but I got my truck running. Spent 3 hours figuring out why it wouldn't crank, bad solenoid. But she cranks under her own power, fires, and drives. Now I gotta get it out and show all these lil boys with their bowties down here what a real truck looks like.

How long did it take any of you guys to get your project going?
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:22 PM
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LOL - I'll let you know if I ever stick with one long enough to finish! Congrats on getting yours going. Money and time can come and go, but the satisfaction of a job well done can last forever.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:13 PM
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Mine is comong up on one year in early June. Valve cover created a hole so i went all the way down to heads to have then checked. Now just getting he necessary gaskets and stuff to put it all back together.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:04 AM
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Always feels good to get one done... got a few waiting right now, and they are about 600 miles away... can't get too much done that way... working on taking care of that problem.
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:42 AM
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Guess ole FiftyFour dont wanna go too well...she is only runnin on 4 of 8 cylinders...i have some valves stickin. So I'm gonna tear her heart down this week and see if i can't get her pumpin like a good ole Blue Oval can and does. But I did drive it before I graduated...even if it was only on 4 cylinders and around the block..it was an accomplishment for me..made Dad tear up(I think because he was proud). Just a lil progress note for you guys...pretty soon I hope to make an Iowa Tour..so look out for a "54ed Orange"(paint color name) coming down the road...she'll be a rumblin "blank"(you get the picture).
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:21 PM
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Sounds awesome! Hope you can fix the problem on the cheap.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:34 PM
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Got it running smooth as glass finally! Now I have to align it and take it out of what will be the first of probably many shakedown runs. Still plan on doing the Iowa tour if I can get some parts switched out in time.
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