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17 August 2009
From Mike :
I've been wanting an old truck forever but the time was never right ... I didn't have the money ... I didn't have the time... yadda, yadda. Turns out, a friend is moving at the end of the month and the truck can't go with him... so I offered to take it off his hands for a reasonable sum. Now it's mine, mine, mine
The old truck is a Chevy 1/2 ton, 2 wheel drive, with a 250 six, and a 3 on the tree.
I think this classic is an old Oregon State Truck. The motor was rebuilt 20k ago in Oregon and it has that State truck look to it.
I put a battery in it within minutes of unloading it from the trailer hoping for a miracle.... no miracles No idiot lights at all when I turned the key. What did I expect -- it's been in his garage since 1993?
This will be a long process, but I want to do all the mechanicals and drive it around for awhile before I think about whether it will be a fun beater or do a restoration.
Thanks for reading this far!