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As I stated the blow up makes it look worse than it is. Carbs prior to 1972 didn't have 1,2, and 84 through 88. The rebuilder has to make sure he doesn't forget 74 and 73. And to make sure he clips 9 back on 13.
 
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update:

carb has been rebuilt, drained the oil out of the pan. was more like 50/50 gas-oil from the many times of trying to turn her over before discovering she rode the short bus (retarded timing) discover one of the factory freeze plug has gone wrong. discussed plan of attack with the old blackthumb (my Dad) decide to kill two rocks with one bird by pulling the engine. then we can give her a proper cleaning and easily do the plugs. the list has snowballed but such it is with an old vehicle and thankfully the parts are relatively inexpensive and easy to come by.

stay tuned for the next episode
 
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Well written young man. What a pleasure to read. My son as well has the one plug off delima. As it did y'all, it took us a few hours a night of rest with a fresh brain to figure it out.
I look forward to your progress.
Did we miss the silicone entry?
 
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I'm a woman actually, no harm though. not sure what you mean by silicone entry, might not be remembering an earlier entry right.
the agenda this weekend is to clear a space in the garage to set the engine down onto. will probably grab a pallet to rest it on. so many projects! if we're exceptionally lucky we might be able to squeeze this out by September but that's being really optimistic.

but with the engine out I can get into the bay and scrape all that finely layered melange of power steering fluid, brake fluid and oil off

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freeze plugs, oil pan gasket & zinc oil, belts n hoses, trans gasket & fluid, electric fan & alternator conversion, radius arm bushings, steering box, brake booster & headers.

then donuts. donuts are an essential part of any car build
 
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Still alive. My Daily threw a timing belt so any progress we were going to start on the truck got pushed back. once we get the grocery getter buttoned up we're eager to get greasy. we have a possible lead on a Dually axle that I think would be great fun to have under there. I know it wasn't a factory option but certainly falls into the Rule of Cool
 
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well the dually axle was left under a roof leak so is junk so that won't be happening.

the truck has a Dana 60 under it as it came but my husband, through much opinions and suggestions of coworkers, wants to swap it for a 9-inch. I know the ease of workability is what the 9 is known for but not sure what the swap will do for us, such as MPG or Hwy speeds.
 
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If you swap the rear to a 9 inch you will have to swap out the front for the lighter 5 bolt front end. Since you already have front disc brakes I would keep the Dana 60 rear. You will only need one set of wheels that way. If you are concerned about highway driving you could swap the tranny for a more modern 5 speed with overdrive.
 
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good points, i'd rather not swap the c6 since it's such a tough transmission and i'd like to use the truck for towing when needed.
 
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You could get an overdrive unit to install behind the tranny.
 
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thats the direction im leaning if I can manage it.
 
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HEY! Glad you're still breathing. Thanks for the update. Got pics? We all love truck ****.
 
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Even if your hubby did swap out the d60 for a f100 '' rear end it best he first knows the gear ratio as it may be a bad match up for having a c6. Just a heads up

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very true. and no way to be completely sure until you open it up to see. I'll talk with him about dropping it out and taking it to someone who can do all the difficult things (or willing to teach). especially as he has his heart set on going dually down the road I don't see a good reason to go through another axle halfway. of course i'm just brain vomiting right now.
 
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That a mustang under the tarp ???
 

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