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Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 911
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 10-25-2005 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, since I have not posted in some time, I figured I will let you guys know what I have been up too. I finally finished wiring in the Duraspark II. I mounted the box under the drivers seat to keep it away from heat and keep the engine bay clean. With the truck sitting so long the radiator decided to leak. The bad side was that the core was too far got to repair, so I had it re-cored. The good side is I found out what the radiator is out of. 70-72 big block Lincoln. So, all that is done and I try to start the engine, no fuel. After a bunch of trouble shooting I found that the flexline under the cab had a hole and the tank was full of rust. Last week I got a new tank and bent up some new lines last night. Just waiting on a new flexline and I should get to hear it run. I can't wait

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
65 Plymouth Barracuda

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MLariviere
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Posts: 4120
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-02-2005 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds cool! Did you get it going?

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Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 911
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 11-03-2005 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not yet. The tank mounts are off by 1/2" on one side, so I have to weld on some flat stock to the new tank. The flex line I got was wrong too. It was male to female, vs. the female to female hose I need. This weekend I am going to try to get as far as I can on it. Once its running, I have to track down a slow leak in the rear brakes, replace a upper rear shock mount and find a pair of rear shocks for it. I was shocked to find the rear only had one shock at the moment.

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
65 Plymouth Barracuda

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Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 911
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 11-07-2005 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This weekend I fixed a radiator mount and installed the fresh radiator. The new fuel tank was not a perfect fit, but with some grinding I got it in. bent up a new fuel line. I bolted down the seat, but I moved it too far back. I will have to move it forward 1". Last week I got a Ford horn button and cut it down to fit in the Buick 3 spoke steering wheel I got(Im using a GM tilt column). Only a few things to go. Oil change, find a hydraulic shop to make me a fuel line, change out the rear brake cylinders, install a new(er) rear upper shock mount, fix the seat, and fire it up. I was hoping to hear it run this weekend, but didn't happen.

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
65 Plymouth Barracuda

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-08-2005 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes things add up to more time than we think. Keep it up,and you'll get it going!

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