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Old 03-26-2017, 08:56 AM
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Looking great. Firing the long slumbering engine up is pretty much the second best feeling ever!
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Well today was the big day, first attempt at firing the old girl up, gave it a few CCs of fuel down the carb and cranked it over. Must have only rolled over once or twice and then it coughed and barked. Fuel pump primed up nice, and it fired right away. Let it run and idle for about 15-25 seconds and then shut it off. Now it's time to finish the engine. Water pump is going to go out for overhaul, fuel pump is going to get a new diaphragm put into it. Then we can run it long enough to fully set the valves and rockers. Looks like this build is going forward nicely!

If I can get a video of it running then I will put it up for you guys.
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Ok let's test this and see if the video actually works

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Ok so it's been a while since the last update, still on the road so can't get too many new picture.. got one cab corner patched up. A new fuel pump, get the water pump back from the overhaul shop. New thermostat. And new hoses. Pulled the seat out and cleaned up the inside.








Get back to town Monday, so I will try to get some more updates put up. Should be able to have the engine bay done soon and start the re wire project on it. Dad is planning on working on the brakes and axle swap at some point soon too. Should go quick if we can get the shop time.
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Looking good Jason! Keep plugging away!
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Well guess it's been a while since the last update. Haven't done so much for Visual progress but still plugging away, got that R/H fwd corner finished, closed up and sprayed. Been getting tired of having to pull the battery and set it up every time I want to run the truck so I decided to fully install it. So now the ignition and start button are hooked up as well as the throttle cable, accelerator and choke controls. Then I had to run it... of course to make sure that the ignition and push button actually work, and since it was running then it only made sense to rig the valves and secure the valve covers with new gaskets.

With the truck now running nicely it was about time I got busy and install the airfilter, but as this had the air oil bath I didn't have anything to install. So I bought a filter at Canadian tire and make a housing to hold it.

And here are some pictures of how the housing turned out.



And with a little added paint and some wing nuts to finish it off



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Looking good!
It's amazing how much time all the little things take, keep plugging away!
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That is great progress. I missed the last update -the cab floor looks pretty good. Glad to see you sticking with it.
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Thanks Zac and Dave! Appreciate you guys following along!
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What kind of fuel line is that? Does it have a wrap around it, like some brake lines?
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Nice job! I love that you got the old engine running and didn't spend a fortune on a complete rebuild- (though I bet it still added up)
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Hey Ross, the wrap on it is to keep from collapsing the line while you bend it, (can do it by hand with this one.). But yes, it's just a universal line that could double as a brake line. And all in all I think the engine gasket kit was about 100-200 (dad bought it so unsure) and as for most of the rest of the parts I think there may be another 200 into it. So even on the high side 400 total in the engine to get it going again is pretty decent. (Of course I am probably forgetting about some parts.) thanks for following along though guys!
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That's awesome Jason. After seeing the cost of your dads engine I'm having second thoughts about rebuilding my engine I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run. I like your air filter. I never could understand the oil breathers and how they work. I should Google it somtime. Any updates on the rear end saga? Keep up the great work. Dave
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In layman simplistic terms, oil bath aircleaners work like this. The air is sucked into the aircleaner. As the air goes around the bend in the aircleaner it slows down. When the air slows down it drops any dirt and particles it was carrying. They drop into the oil which hold the dirt.

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In layman simplistic terms, oil bath aircleaners work like this. The air is sucked into the aircleaner. As the air goes around the bend in the aircleaner it slows down. When the air slows down it drops any dirt and particles it was carrying. They drop into the oil which hold the dirt.Please add or detract from this explanation of it needs it.
Does't sound like a perfect system, but then again some of these engines have been around for many years. Thanks, Abe
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