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Old 11-20-2010, 12:59 AM
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Called it bad names when it suddenly died ta 35mph on the way to work tonight. It restarted though???
 
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The past three days, I've done nothing but work on the truck.
Wednesday, I did a Duraspark II conversion.
Yesterday, I replaced the water pump.
Today, I removed all the unnecessary wires from the engine bay, and pulled the computer out of the truck. And I also drained and flushed the radiator, and filled it with coolant and water because yesterday, I put straight water in it until I could make sure it didn't leak anywhere.

Tomorrow- possibly painting the valve cover. I have a 300 I6. I was thinking of painting the whole cover blue, and then going back and painting the Ford emblem on the cover white. Ideas? Suggestions?
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:07 AM
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Pulled my air cleaner off, scrubbed it, wire brushed it and painted it. I was bored

What paint did you use? I like the way that turned out!
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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It's several coats of Rustoleum primer and then several coats of Rusoleum Metallic Finish Silver. I have no idea on durability, just did it on a whim. If it doesn't hold up, I may strip it and just polish the darn thing. I like this look though. Chrome is a little too flashy for me. This is a nice balance.
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:18 PM
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All this week I've been using my truck to move firewood over to my church for a bonfire. With the way it holds 2nd for so long, I guess it must have a shift kit in it. It didn't used to shift this way, til after I took a 100-mile trip. I guess something got unclogged? I drained the trans fluid from the C6 when I changed the filter and pan gasket (didn't drain the TC), and it still shifts this way.

Today if I have a chance I'm going to change the oil. Shell Rotella T 15w40 and either a Wix or Motorcraft filter. It's way past time to change it!
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:01 PM
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Changed the oil, replaced the spark plugs, and unsuccessfully attempted to discover why my tail lights aren't working.

Truck still wont start after the carb rebuild except with starting fluid.
 
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Hauled a load of wood. Truck got the easy part. I had to split it.
 
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I'm still neglecting it.
 
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Combined from three postings

Went to a junkyard for a few hours and almost have all the interior components stripped out
of a cab I hope to pick up next Friday.
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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I actually drove mine across town (the big city, actually) to pickup a trailer, that I then brought back to my small town, and loaded a car on it.
Tomorrow, the car is going across the big city and back, on the trailer, behind the ol' truck.
 
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Didn't get to paint my valve covers today. Tomorrow doesn't look too promising either. However, I did take the truck to get a load of firewood today. Man, I'm loving that DSII ignition.
 
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Hey, dyingtolive,

Could you fill out the rest of your profile so we can see where you're from? User CP -> lots of
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:32 PM
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Got it filled out. Now, I'm just waiting for my signature to become available, and I'll fill that out too. haha.

In case it doesn't show for some reason, I live in McDonough, GA, but I'm originally from Douglasville, GA. Born at FT. Campbell, KY though.
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:53 PM
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I don't display avatars or signatures so I wouldn't notice that.

Thanks for fillin' out your location!

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finally installed my axle pivot bushings. i also brought home the left i-beam so i could do the rest of the work inside... it's getting cold and fast.
 

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