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Link Posted: 4/7/2022 7:00:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
One thing after another...

The alternator is constantly putting out 17-18v
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One wire?  Those can do that.  Your battery will start hissing; that ain’t good.
Link Posted: 4/7/2022 7:41:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:


One wire?  Those can do that.  Your battery will start hissing; that ain’t good.
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
One thing after another...

The alternator is constantly putting out 17-18v


One wire?  Those can do that.  Your battery will start hissing; that ain’t good.


Yup.  Dunno if there's a fix or if the internal regulator is fucked
Link Posted: 4/7/2022 7:42:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FJB247:
Milwaukee M18 high torque 1/2" impact is what you seek.
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I have a fairly beefy impact... Won't touch them
Link Posted: 4/7/2022 7:42:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
Nice build
Just FYI, those itty bitty old-school air filters is like trying to breathe through a straw.  They do look cool, but you’re giving up a lot.

For a truck (heavy), I’d stick with the carburetor you have.  YRMV
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Oh I know. it's just there because I have it
Link Posted: 4/8/2022 6:41:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/8/2022 8:54:06 PM EDT
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Fuck it good enough

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Link Posted: 4/9/2022 3:40:21 PM EDT
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Dumb and dangerous, but it worked.

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Rear discs on
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Link Posted: 4/10/2022 8:02:54 AM EDT
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Did a load of body work yesterday as in actually nailing down the cab, fenders, and rad support.  

It is amazing how much brute force is required as well as accepting extreme misalignment for proper lines.  For example, the inside of the fenders where they hug the rad support... One has a 1" gap, the other is tight.  However, on the outside it's perfect.  Also when measuring to the frame and cab they're nearly identical.

Another funny tidbit... This thing did have a real aggressive rake.  Since I rebuilt the entire front suspension, it now sits high in the front

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Link Posted: 4/10/2022 9:13:55 AM EDT
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Looking good!  What rear gear are you running?
Link Posted: 4/10/2022 10:41:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Deere_John_16:
Looking good!  What rear gear are you running?
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3.72
Link Posted: 4/10/2022 10:45:10 AM EDT
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"I'm gonna mount the front bumper, just need to get these two bolts out and clean up the bracket"

90 minutes later I have two busted knuckles, inhaled pb blaster turned to steam, and begun drinking.
Link Posted: 4/10/2022 10:52:16 AM EDT
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This thread reminded me why my ‘66 GT fastback I started back in 1999 will be my last.  I’ll stick to models.
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Link Posted: 4/10/2022 6:19:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By brass:


I'd have doubled up the number of zip ties, especially since you only had one sort of wide one.  Those special tools aren't needed when you're brave.

The body is looking gorgeous!  Nobody is going to be going under the hood with a tape measure anyway, all the chrome will distract them.

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I'd have doubled up the number of zip ties, especially since you only had one sort of wide one.  Those special tools aren't needed when you're brave.

The body is looking gorgeous!  Nobody is going to be going under the hood with a tape measure anyway, all the chrome will distract them.



They were a bitch to get out once I hammered it in.

Strongly debated melting them out
Link Posted: 4/11/2022 9:21:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


3.72
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That should give you a nice balance on drivability on the highway but still short enough to get off the line quickly when you want to have some fun.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 5:08:35 PM EDT
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Mother fucking fuck

Changing the rear coil springs sounds simple right?  Here I am with a rounded off bolt, a rounded off welded on nut, and trying to find more cut off wheels to slice the coil off to have enough room to cut the bolt without destroying the cup.

FUCK
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 5:09:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/13/2022 3:25:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By brass:


I don't think Zip Ties will be of much help on those.

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Nope, gonna need a ratchet strap at least
Link Posted: 4/13/2022 3:29:17 PM EDT
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Haha

I cut the springs instantly.  It's the fucking bolts holding the cups.  They were rusted into one solid blob.  I rounded them, welded on a nut, then rounded the nut.  Resorted to a cut off wheel which was not easy given the stupid angle to get in there
Link Posted: 4/14/2022 6:26:05 PM EDT
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Hello there my old friend

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Link Posted: 4/14/2022 6:26:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2022 12:32:18 PM EDT
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Rear brakes finally plumbed.... Well, at least to the rear axle
Link Posted: 4/17/2022 10:27:38 AM EDT
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Wife has taken over mud work

I'm also so tired of beating sheet metal to get repro shit to fit

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Link Posted: 4/19/2022 10:27:08 AM EDT
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Looking good.. You decide on a color? or has that been posted already?
Link Posted: 4/19/2022 3:22:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wpsharpshooter:
Looking good.. You decide on a color? or has that been posted already?
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Torn between white or red.

Right now I'm leaning satin white
Link Posted: 4/19/2022 10:28:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


Torn between white or red.

Right now I'm leaning satin white
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Looking good.. You decide on a color? or has that been posted already?


Torn between white or red.

Right now I'm leaning satin white



That will look great.
Link Posted: 4/19/2022 10:48:06 PM EDT
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File cabinet tool chest!
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 5:13:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By highstepper:
File cabinet tool chest!
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Haha that's where I keep all my paint, sandpaper, and other random shit
Link Posted: 4/22/2022 11:16:38 AM EDT
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Again I'm at a stall point where I can't get motivated.

Have to hookup the brake pedal to the master to actually fill the system and bleed it.  Gotta fill the diff with fluid too.

Not sure why I'm dragging, cause after those two things I can actually drive it.....
Link Posted: 4/24/2022 11:18:30 AM EDT
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Perfect way to spend Sunday.... Fuck

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Link Posted: 4/24/2022 1:03:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
Perfect way to spend Sunday.... Fuck

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Just keep repeating "I love the challenges!"
Link Posted: 4/24/2022 2:05:59 PM EDT
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It actually came apart instantly, I was surprised.  The carrier support bearing?  Not so much.  Had to cut it in half
Link Posted: 5/1/2022 11:59:22 AM EDT
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Well that was fun, never saw an alternator start smoking before

Dead short to the header
Link Posted: 5/1/2022 1:00:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
Well that was fun, never saw an alternator start smoking before

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Ooops!
Link Posted: 5/4/2022 7:59:14 AM EDT
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Well the past week has been fun.  Truck started running like shit.  Pig shit rich constantly popping out the exhaust and backfiring out the carb the moment I touched the throttle.

Turns out the brand new fuel pump I put on decided to slowly creep up the pressure and flood the fuck out of the carb.  It was so bad that my dip stick showed way overfilled from fuel getting in the oil.  Plugs fouled to nothing with soaked threads.  

Fun fun fun
Link Posted: 5/4/2022 8:03:24 AM EDT
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Looking good OP.  

I’m starting a frame off restomod on this 76 Highboy in the next few weeks.

Link Posted: 5/5/2022 2:46:52 PM EDT
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My spirit is being run down....

Since I'm an inch away from being able to actually drive this, I decided I needed to fix the mufflers...  The collectors are aimed at the ground, so the end of the mufflers were 2-3" off the ground.  A big pie cut in the collector reducer, a bend, and welded shut.  All these fucking details are killing me.
Link Posted: 5/5/2022 2:48:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RCC1:
Looking good OP.  

I’m starting a frame off restomod on this 76 Highboy in the next few weeks.

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@rcc1

If you buy me plane tickets and beer, I can be your bitch for a weekend  I need a break
Link Posted: 5/5/2022 7:04:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


@rcc1

If you buy me plane tickets and beer, I can be your bitch for a weekend  I need a break
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I might take you up on that. Tear down starts in about 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 5/5/2022 8:09:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RCC1:


I might take you up on that. Tear down starts in about 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


@rcc1

If you buy me plane tickets and beer, I can be your bitch for a weekend  I need a break


I might take you up on that. Tear down starts in about 2 weeks.


I cannot be held responsible for tools thrown through walls when I hit my head
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 9:35:39 AM EDT
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Bravo to Summit.

Received a new coil - put it in, the moment I started tightening the stud nut, the stud broke off.  Summit overnighted me a new one and told me to throw out the one that broke.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 10:00:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
Today in shit that makes me want to disembowel myself with a spoon...

"I need a 1/2-20 wheel stud with a 535 knurl"
- I don't know what that means
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1/2” diameter.  20 threads per inch. The knurl is the size of the part that presses into the axle shaft. So make sure your wheels work with a 1/2 inch stud

Summit racing is your friend

As for the u bolts.  Cut the u bolts off. Don’t reuse ubolts. They weren’t designed to be reused.
PB Blaster and the 1,400 ugga dugga impact power from a Milwaukee should do it. Otherwise use a cutoff wheel and cut the u bolt under the axle.  Obviously support stuff so shit doesn’t kill you.
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 10:05:18 AM EDT
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Oh my god.  Please no. Go 4.10s so you can accelerate.

Also check your pinion depth. The drive side of your gear pattern looks like it is too close.

Yukon Gear Setup Guide with pictures
Link Posted: 5/6/2022 11:15:41 AM EDT
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Oh my god.  Please no. Go 4.10s so you can accelerate.

Also check your pinion depth. The drive side of your gear pattern looks like it is too close.

Yukon Gear Setup Guide with pictures
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3.72



Oh my god.  Please no. Go 4.10s so you can accelerate.

Also check your pinion depth. The drive side of your gear pattern looks like it is too close.

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Meh, easy enough to change if I don't like it.  I figured I couldn't go wrong with the factory ratio - especially since it uses a 3 speed.
Link Posted: 5/9/2022 3:31:07 PM EDT
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Got all the gauges wired up, engine issues sorted out.... Oil pressure looks great.... Two minutes later no oil pressure

I hate everything
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 8:04:53 AM EDT
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Whelp.....

She cooked.  I'm pissed

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Link Posted: 5/13/2022 8:25:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
Whelp.....

She cooked.  I'm pissed

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Fuck……that is a kick in the nuts.
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