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Owned by Randy Perry
Bolter # 22263
Ottawa, KS

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14 February 2011
Valentine's Day
# 2869


From Randy :

My wonderful wife bought this classic Chevy truck for me as a 24th anniversary gift! It was green when I got it.

A previous owner had converted it to 12 volt and spot welded a sheet of metal over the wood bed. It was still running with the original motor and drive train. The serial numbers revealed it was built in the Kansas City plant.

The truck has a 216 and a one barrel carb. I put fresh gas in, a new fuel filter, and fuel pump. When I dribbled a little gas in the carb, it started and ran til the gas burned then it died. When I pulled the fuel line and hit the starter, a small amount of gas flows out. Based on that, I thought I had a good pump and filter. After checking in the Engine and Driveline forum, if discovered the fuel filter was the culprit.

The truck idles fine but has very poor acceleration and even backfires when I try to speed up. So I think a carb kit purchase is in my future.

Between several friends, my wife and three boys, we have it this far along. It's fun to drive and tinker with and pretty to look at! It makes me forget about the mice droppings, rust and mud daubers nests!


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