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#1 LSP_Ron

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:08 PM

Four long years in storage but I finally busted her out, dusted the cob webs off, drained the old fuel, oil change, replaced the intake manifold and she's on the road again as of today!

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:13 PM

Very nice  :wub:

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:28 PM

Looks great, Ron, it truly does.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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#4 LSP_Ron

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:47 PM

Thanks guys,  I built it back in 2000-2003   and haven't driven it for years because of lack of time.  I've enjoyed the last few days pulling wrenches on it again although I am amazed how ones body ages in that time. I've been so sore I could barely move for days after.....


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

Why'd you have to replace the intake manifold? More HP version?

 

It looks awesome. Mintcakes.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

Nice looking truck. Reminds me of the Sanford and son truck a little. Excerpt theirs was red.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:58 AM

Why'd you have to replace the intake manifold? More HP version?

 

It looks awesome. Mintcakes.

 

Cheers Matty

 

It sat so long the Alum. corroded and sprung a leak.  I'll post pics


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:05 AM

A small crack I thought I could fix

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:05 AM

Which turned out to be a hole 

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:06 AM

So off it came

 

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#11 LSP_Ron

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:06 AM

And a new one back again!

 

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#12 LSP_Ron

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:08 AM

It's running in that last pic,  first turn of the key!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:23 AM

Could you have the old one welded up? Looks to be relatively straightforward.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:31 AM

Ooh ! ... full window, worth a pretty penny (no not a Canadian penny).

 

Nice Ron, got my '56 out in the sunshine this summer too. :)

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:13 AM

Could you have the old one welded up? Looks to be relatively straightforward.

 

Matty

 

No, it was shot,  paper thin...  an new one was only $228 Cdn....


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