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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1309378 Fri May 03 2019 01:06 PM
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Raider, I think (and I could be wrong) you will find most folks don’t come to the Project Journals to answer questions. This forum is for “Blog” type posting of what you did and how you did it. Your questions will get better response when posted in the appropriate garage forum. BTW, I’ve been through the frankenbuild a few times myself. It can be a real challenge. Good luck.🛠

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1310920 Thu May 16 2019 04:53 PM
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RaiderGT Offline OP
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So not a huge update as I have been on the road for nearly 2 weeks. But I got my carb rebuilt last night. Rockauto dropped the ball though and didn't send me the correct intake/exhaust manifold gasket so I don't think I will be taking those off before I get it running again. I am having a hard time picking a direction to go in with my build at the moment. For right now I just think I am going to get it reliable for the summer and then plan a full body off for the winter.

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1311636 Thu May 23 2019 02:05 PM
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RaiderGT Offline OP
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Well I found what was a complete mess in the cooling system. So I flushed it out a few times, eventually just running the truck with a hose hooked up to it and the block drain pulled. Tried to clean it out as best I could. Then i installed a new water pump, thermostat, and shot blasted and painted the pulley,fan, and water neck. I have a rule that even if its temporary, if I pull something off it gets cleaned and painted before getting bolted back on. Makes me feel better anyway. I also installed a mini tac. Have no fear, I drilled no holes and spliced no wires to mount it up. I wanted to get a sense of where the truck was at for tuning purposes.

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1311745 Fri May 24 2019 03:22 AM
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Raider, I love your rule. It sure is fun bolting on clean stuff! I try my best to follow your lead but can’t seem to do that consistently!

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Re: 1957 Frankenstein Build [Re: RaiderGT] #1312356 Wed May 29 2019 08:32 PM
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Turns out new water pump was a poor casting and the dimensions are wrong so the pulley grinds against the pump body when running. So all that has to come apart again. Started messing with the doors to see how bad the damage was. Realized the old weatherstrip is doing nothing but holding water in so that got 86ed. Found some bondo over rust in the rocker steps. Ground everything down and shot over it all with some rust reformer. This isnt permanent. This is just to stop the bleeding until it all comes apart for a proper redo.

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