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Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1289603
Sun Dec 02 2018 03:40 AM
Sun Dec 02 2018 03:40 AM
Cosmo  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,487
CHARLOTTESVILLE
Originally Posted by AndyBauer
Hope I’m not interrupting wink

The truck supposedly spend most of his life in AZ. Should get picked up next week and be brought to good old MD.

Very original truck. Seller recommends to have the brakes bled, tank drained or maybe rebuild the carb. Apparently there’s a slight hesitation right after start that goes away once warmed up.
I’m planning on leaving the truck as original as it is and just run with the original paint until i win the lottery to repaint it. Will look into some protective coating though for the paint as well as the undercarriage.

Will probably retire it over the winter.


What a great truck! looking forward to seeing it in person.


Cosmo

"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."...Yogi Berra
Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: 52Carl] #1289605
Sun Dec 02 2018 04:00 AM
Sun Dec 02 2018 04:00 AM
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AndyBauer  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 132
Maryland, USA
Originally Posted by 52Carl
Interesting modification on the valve cover. Looks like the vents have been brazed closed and vent pipes added to help to reduce dirt from getting sucked into the valve cover.
When your truck arrives, definitely drain and clean the gas tank.
"A slight hesitation right after start that goes away once warmed up" might be caused by the flapper on the intake/exhaust manifold being stuck in the "warmed up" position.
Absolutely beautiful truck! If it were mine, I would not do much to it at all, except drive the tires bald.
Full restorations should be reserved for ugly trucks.
Carl


Carl,
Are you referring to those candy cane shaped tubes on top of the engine?
I was wondering what those were and definitely didn’t think they were lifting rings!
I have to read up on the flapper you are referring to to better understand what you mean, but I do want to address this issue soon.
I was definitely going to drain the gas tank per the seller’s suggestion as well, but I didn’t plan on taking it out, clean and seal it. Should I definitely do so?
Probably not the place for these questions, but I do greatly appreciate your reply.
Andy

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: ndkid275] #1289606
Sun Dec 02 2018 04:01 AM
Sun Dec 02 2018 04:01 AM
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AndyBauer  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 132
Maryland, USA
Sun City, AZ. Seller had a total of 5 of them!

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1289812
Tue Dec 04 2018 03:26 AM
Tue Dec 04 2018 03:26 AM
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TPR57C  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 765
NSW Australia
Welcome andy you will not be disappointed even way west over the Pacific downunder the stovebolt disease has spread there is no cure


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290178
Fri Dec 07 2018 11:47 AM
Fri Dec 07 2018 11:47 AM
amtrakjoe  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 343
Bucks County - Pennsylvania, ...
Trucks looking good Chris. Makes me jealous that I’m up against salt in the northeast and for the most part mothballed Deadwrench. NJ lays this brine down and it pollutes the Pennsylvania side who also appears to have a hell of a salt budget this year. How’s the 216 running? That truck has a hell of a MD/PA heritage. Keep snapping photos.

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In this world there are givers and takers. The takers eat well, the givers sleep well......

A link to a few photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rwnBAvAWFckJTErs2

1947 - 3800 dually known as "Deadwrench"

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290190
Fri Dec 07 2018 03:12 PM
Fri Dec 07 2018 03:12 PM
John Milliman  Offline
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Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 3,919
St. Mary's Co., MD
Nice picture, Joe -- is that all in-camera or did you do some High Pass filtering or HDR ??

When you are in the mood for another PS CC2018 lesson, I have a couple of ideas for that image ... nanner

eeeek


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290194
Fri Dec 07 2018 03:48 PM
Fri Dec 07 2018 03:48 PM
amtrakjoe  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 343
Bucks County - Pennsylvania, ...
Andy - its official we hijacked your post. I look forward to seeing that machine.


John, I would like that lesson. I have been working in Lightroom these days. If you could believe it, that one is an Iphone photo, edited on the phone. I picked one of their filters which I assumes applies a a fair amount of sharpening. From there I de-saturated and you see what was left. I still have the notes in my book somewhere from that session we went over. Hands down the best editing process I ever learned to make an image pop, but somehow look natural. Lets wait for you to get settled and I'll make sure to circle back with you on that process in CC2018. Than you for the offer.

PS: There must be great weight off your shoulders based on the tagline "3804 and a whaler"........LOL, joe


In this world there are givers and takers. The takers eat well, the givers sleep well......

A link to a few photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rwnBAvAWFckJTErs2

1947 - 3800 dually known as "Deadwrench"

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290197
Fri Dec 07 2018 04:16 PM
Fri Dec 07 2018 04:16 PM
John Milliman  Offline
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Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 3,919
St. Mary's Co., MD
Not yet... but the end is in sight. We've had some "scope creep" at the new HQ, but I'm blaming Sweet and Mike B for that. wave

It is pretty impressive what the smart phone cameras, and the apps, will do these days. An old friend (retired Navy Photog) and I were discussing what high quality shots and effects you can achieve these days with the camera in your pocket. He's been on a shoot over in WVa and some of the shots he's gotten with only his smart phone have been awesome (the natives get restless when the big Nikon comes out but don't seem to mind the phone ....)

Of course, knowing how to compose the shot in the first place kinda helps too wink


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90

Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290205
Fri Dec 07 2018 05:47 PM
Fri Dec 07 2018 05:47 PM
2-Ton  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,256
Mokane ,Mo.
Andy I told you not to turn your back on John, he'll steal a topic behind your back.
If you attend the Homecoming, I'll help you bring up charges on him and his sidekicks!
Grand Theft Topic!
Hambone will also help us.
I know he is good at administering punishment.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Finally bought my truck [Re: AndyBauer] #1290238
Fri Dec 07 2018 10:14 PM
Fri Dec 07 2018 10:14 PM
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ndkid275  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,187
Northern VA
Joe,

The little 216 is leading the convoys! It’s running very good especially with that rearend we installed last homecoming. All the new cars stay in the back and everyone looks at the old vehicles, not the new! Hopefully we will get more older vehicles on the next trip.

Chris

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