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Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1335919 Sun Dec 01 2019 12:11 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Got a surprise from FedEx this afternoon. The new radiator for the ‘65 Biscayne showed up. Ms Kathy and I braved 40mph wind gusts to get it installed. It required some modifications to the mounting brackets. Took roughly 1 1/2 hours but the radiator, new hoses and fan belt are installed and tested. Checked the headlights and tail lights and found them to be working. May drive it into town in the morning for breakfast with the gang.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1335951 Sun Dec 01 2019 12:50 PM
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Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1335967 Sun Dec 01 2019 02:46 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
It’s amazing what a 5 mile drive will expose. The ‘65 Biscayne went to breakfast this morning with a stop at the gas pump for a drink of real gas. First time she’s been on the road in many many years. All 4 polyester tires are flat spotted. The shocks are shot. Turn signals work left but not right. Passenger door won’t open from the outside. Dash lights don’t work. On the positive side. The engine runs smooth. Transmission shifts nicely and clutch is fine. Brakes work fine after one pump. A good bleeding is in order.
Any further work is going to have to wait for a bit warmer weather. laalaa


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1335969 Sun Dec 01 2019 03:00 PM
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I love first drives. Some would put the car (or their new truck) up on jack stands and fix every little detail prior to venturing out with it. I sorta made that mistake with a '68 Barracuda convertible a few years ago. A nice little original 90k mile car that was really was owned by a little old lady school teacher. Drove it a couple thousand miles, then took it down for a color change and conversion from a 318 to a 340 car. Work reared it's ugly head and I sold it (still disassembled) 3 years later. I swore never again, I'll drive em and enjoy them and work on them if/when necessary.

Drive it and enjoy!

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1335971 Sun Dec 01 2019 03:24 PM
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Well , you found out some things to fix and didnt take any chances of having to tow it home,,with the running gear all working good before you left.. Did you look at the chrome below the rear window I was mentioning to be a place that rust shows up on them 65 Chevy cars? Beings it was stored inside so long it probably dont have a rust problem there ,,but out on the west coast where I owned my 65 ,there was some rust starting and I took the chrome off and fixed it before it got any worse.










Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1336412 Wed Dec 04 2019 04:52 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Updates on the ‘65 Biscayne. Replaced the radiator last Saturday and got it running smoothly. Drove “Emily” to breakfast Sunday morning. Caused a bit of a stir among the Old Iron crowd. Emily rode like a bucking bronc with flat spotted tires and worn out shocks. Replaced all four shocks yesterday. With Ms Kathy’s help we did a final bleeding of the brakes. Went out this morning and lubed all the joints and took a small dent out of one hub cap. Got out the ole trusty shop vac and went to work on the interior.

Now it begins to get interesting, at least for me. As I mentioned early on, Emily was owned by family friends who had passed her down to their kids. Emily had been sitting in a garage/barn for many years. When I opened the glove box I found 2 small notebooks with dates of every maintenance performed since the early 1980’s. The engine was rebuilt in 1985 with 85000 miles on it. Also in the packet was the owners manual a sales brochure and the original Protecto Plate. The name on the Protecto Plate was the mother’s former married name. Her first husband had been murdered in 1956 when he went out to the barn and interrupted a burglary in progress. Also killed was the mother’s uncle. She bought the ‘65 Biscayne new. The kids did not know this. They knew the car had always been around but they didn’t know she bought it new. More important for me to now do a bit more restoration than I had planned.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: New toys (update 11/04) Photos Added
Justhorsenround #1336425 Wed Dec 04 2019 06:07 PM
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Good story coming together Martin!

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"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'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: New toys (update 12/09)
Justhorsenround #1337061 Mon Dec 09 2019 04:56 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Took advantage of the warmer weather this weekend to get a few more things done to the Biscayne. Points, condenser and rotor were first up. Hadn’t done a points system in years but it all came right back. Fixed a small water leak by replacing one radiator hose clamp. Cheap clamp wouldn’t tighten so I put on a heavy duty one. Greased everything underneath.
Tires 205/75 R14 are not stocked anywhere around here so I ordered them and set up an install for next Monday.

Next on the list is interior. Still has the original covers under the slip over covers. Will make a good patern.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: New toys (update 12/09)
Justhorsenround #1337551 Fri Dec 13 2019 10:21 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Oil change and new valve cover gasket was on tap for today. Put the car on jack stands and removed all 4 wheels/tires. Loaded them in the trusty F350 for the ride 15 miles east Monday. New whitewall radials.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: New toys (update 12/09)
Justhorsenround #1337569 Sat Dec 14 2019 12:11 AM
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Not much load for the F-350!
Keep us updated on your progress!

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"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'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.
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