: Sounds great! Congrats!!!
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: OK, turned it over with just new
: battery/starter (no gas, no spark) to get
: the new oil moving. Seemed to be turning
: over OK.
: Connected everything back up and shot a
: little gas into the carb, and it didn't
: fire. Bummer. I thought the whole electrical
: system would have to be redone.
: Tried it again and it actually fired for a
: second. There was hope!
: One more time and it ran for a little while.
: Figured I would need a new fuel pump.
: Went for it again and it actually kept on
: running. I was really surprised but very
: Ran it for an little while and the temp
: gauge seemed to be working. Temp got to
: about middle of the temp gauge and stayed
: Used a laser temperature thingy I got at
: harbor freight and it showed about 185 on
: the water hose outlet from engine and into
: the top of radiator and about 190 to 220
: around the top of the motor by the exhaust
: I guess the cooling system is working OK.
: SWEEEET, seems like I got a driver on my
: Lots of work still to do as I have no
: brakes, no e-brake, no drum/hub puller, no
: lights, bad tires, bad windshield, broken
: hinge on passenger door, bad paint, etc.
: So far I'm actually feeling lucky.
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: This is a new hobby for me and I am not an
: experienced mechanic. Just learning as I go
: and figured some of you might be entertained
: with my follies.
: 1rst weekend cleaned out truck, removed old
: battery, oil bath, mice nests, front rock
: guard, interior trim, and sprayed everthing
: down with wd40 and pb blaster. Went better
: than I expected as some of the bolts that
: were rusted I was able to just shear off
: with brute force-haha!
: 2nd weekend drained oil, gas, figuring out
: what/where the various engine/etc. parts
: are. Started masking for paint and removed
: wheels. Going to be a driver (I hope) so
: it's not going to be perfect and it has rust
: in all the usual body places I have read
: about here.
: Weekend 3 plan is to clean oil bath, fill
: with oil, put new gas in and put a new
: battery in it. I plan on removing the center
: coil wire from the top of the coil and
: removing the gas line in front of the fuel
: pump and slowly turn over the engine without
: spark/gas with the key/ignition/starter
: first. I can turn the engine by hand from
: the fan blade so I don't think its seized up
: and the previous owner said it was running
: when the brakes went out and he parked it in
: the carport. If that works I will connect
: coil/gas and see what happens??
: We should see if I have a driver (or a
: downer) by the end of the weekend.