Only way is up!

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  1. Zig

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    I have yet to hear it from the outside, but my folks and wife all say that it is really quiet. :eek:
    I need to change that, eh? :D
     
  2. Wolf

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    This is awesome! PS this is how my truck is. Straight pipes. Not loud. Even my kiddos, now 4 and 2 love it not too loud for them either. My pipes go straight out the back. Split just before the axle for looks:)

    Seriously so good to see you rolling down the road.
     
  3. Zig

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    Thanks, Brian!
    I'm back in the garage for a tad. Need to get the new (but by now, OLD) speedometer cable freed up so I know how fast I'm going. Not sure if I'll do the Chiefs arrowhead in the garage or out.
    I hope you are enjoying your new (old) ride as well!
     
  4. vwnate1

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    That sweet sound

    Yes Paul ;

    The Chevy InLine six cylinder engine is musical in sound , you have to work at it to make it sound bad or obnoxious .

    Long pipe all the way to the rear bumper is the key here .
     
  5. Zig

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    Yes, I'm a CHIEFS fan, and this is my truck~

    My truck now has new tattoos.
    Thanks Evan, for taking the worry out of if this paint would stick without problems. It went down perfectly!
    The arrowheads are low so they line up horizontally with the fenders. (once they are all on that is...)

    And as BILL HANLON said in a conversation, "Now you'll know which way is forward." :D
     

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  6. Wolf

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    look at that purdy truck!!!
     
  7. Zig

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    Can't wait to get the alternator so I can get back to driving it again!
     
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    Another adventure from the road~

    So I put the new alternator on. Took the negative cable off and the engine kept running... Yay~
    Brake lights fixed. I found that zerk for the brake arm hiding behind the new MC mount. The pedal now thumps the floor when I take my foot off.
    So I figured, hey, time to take this on a trip to my mom and dad's to let them see the Chiefs tattoos I put on the doors. I also figured I'd go ahead and fill it up on the way over.
    I pulled into Dillon's and it idled down and died.
    I got it started and went out and adjusted the screws just a bit on the carb to boost the idle just a tad.
    Cool.
    Pulled over to the pumps and filled it up for the first time ever.
    Gas gauge works! Speedometer still does not~
    Went on to mom and dad's. I got to the same intersection it had died on me last time, and as I pulled up to the stop sign, here it went again! I had got it going just enough to make it through the intersection, and then I coasted down hill into a parking lot.
    It sounded like right before it died, it was just sucking air.
    I popped the hood and saw there was no gas in the filter right before the carb.
    Crawled under the truck and found the main filter right after the tank was half full of black gunk.
    Walked the rest of the way to mom and dad's to borrow the car and go get (not one, but) two new gas filters and a screw driver for the glove box.
    Installed new filter, spun the engine, fired right up.
    Made it to mom and dad's and all the way home again without further incident.
    I'll be watching that filter like a hawk. At $3.50 each, that's an easy fix.
    (Just don't care to do it roadside anymore.)

    Until next time~
     
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    Paulie Learns

    Why I never leave home without at least one spare clear plastic fuel filter and some nickles.....

    I've spent more time on the side of the road with bad fuel than anyone else I've ever met :confused: .

    I no longer get angry , I just remain prepared :p .
     
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    At least you got it figured out quickly. It took me forever to find a clogged pickup tube in my tank!
     
  11. Zig

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    So far so good~ Sure has a touchy clutch, or I haven't gotten back into the swing of things as far as shifting goes.
    It's real hard to keep it from jumping when starting out.
    Practice, practice, right?

    Ready for football!!!
     

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    You'll have a hard time at a tailgate party as it stands now Paul.
     
  13. Zig

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    Ha!!!!

    Absolutely!!!

    Thanks again with all the help getting this rig rolling again, Bill! :cool:

    I made it to my mom and dad's and no problems what so ever! YAY!!!
    The clutch thing is apparently not being used to driving this yet as the return trip was *much* smoother!

    Now to go flush the radiator again. ;)
     
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    "Back on the Road again..."

    Well after the trip to my mom and dad's turned out to be a success, I figured I'd drain the radiator flush stuff and put in another batch and hit the South end of town.
    On the way back I felt the bypass calling me~~~ :D
    So I followed.
    Got out behind a trucker and rolled all the way to the North end of town.
    MAN those Eaton springs and radial tires make for one nice ride!!! :cool:
     
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    Clutch Judder / Grab

    Sounds like you're having fun Paulie ~ that's what it's all about .

    Clutch judder is often caused by loose / bad motor mounts and these trucks are supposed to have a steel tube in the middle where the lone bolt goes .

    It's almost always gone missing (I find them in the left over parts boxes I search) and easy to make I'd think .

    It's also simple to prop the clutch pedal to the floor , jack up the rear end then spray starting fluid in between the flywheel , pressure plate and clutch disc as you rotate one rear wheel with your foot.....

    I had to do this to my old '49's 235 before the clutch would behave .
     
  16. Zig

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    Interesting

    I'll check the mounts and spray the starter fluid. (I just happen to have some leftover spray from back n the day~)
    I absolutely love how you just barely step on the starter and it fires right up! :cool:

    Thanks Nate, for the advice and the term for this!
    Judder sounds about perfect.
    I assume the spray is to get the surface areas cleaned off? My clutch has hardly been used in who knows how long until lately.
     
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    Clutch Judder

    Yes ~

    Usually clutch judder is caused by oil in the friction disc but rust can do it too .

    Letting the clutch out a bit faster with the engine as slow as possible , helps prevent it too .
     
  18. Wolf

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    Zig, so glad to hear you out driving that beautiful rig!!!

    Mine was a bit touchy after I got it running as well. After a while of driving it everyday all was well!
     
  19. Zig

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    Another Milestone~

    Made it through my first show today! The part I enjoyed the most was when everyone started leaving after it was over. Nothing like rolling down the main drag of my home town surrounded by a bunch of other old vehicles!
    Great day, lots of good conversations and excited CHIEFS fans! :D

    The back end of the red truck belongs to Larry Conner. NICE truck! Spent a bunch of the show talking with him about his truck. Lots of cool touches that he worked into his ride!
     

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    Drive that bedless Chief-mobile POS to Houston for the game next weekend and you can stay here Zig.
     

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