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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1341408 Fri Jan 10 2020 06:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,659
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
January 1-9, 2020.

Slow going since Mrs. Rod has more "important" things for me to spend my time on.

I have been working on the dash area which is mostly cleaned up and repainted. I have reinstalled the wiper motor (and found out that it will NOT work if the switch is not grounded).

I ordered and received a repop speaker assembly and have it in the dash. I think I want to put some sort of cover over it to keep out dust and spilled coffee.

I picked a parts gauge panel off ebay, and have been studying how to put in some new gauges.

I would like to have an in dash tachometer. The tachometer option seems to be fairly rare (and pricey). I've checked out 4" tachs that would fit into the center bay of the bezel and a 2" tach that will fit into the extra gauge hole at the bottom next to the oil pressure gauge.

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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1341424 Fri Jan 10 2020 07:20 PM
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Posts: 15,139
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Rusty Rod, I can truly tell you are having fun fun fun. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. You ARE gaining on it. smile


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1342078 Tue Jan 14 2020 04:53 AM
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Posts: 3,659
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
January 10-13, 2020. Out with the Old and in with the New

I spent some more time messing with my dash gauge panel, I used a dremel tool to open the holes for the replacement gauges. They stick out the back a little bit, so i'll have to drill access holes in the cover plates. Easy money.

The new body mount kit came in the mail from Energy Suspension.

I finally got to pick up my new gas tank that ole boy down south mis-ordered. It came with everything but the big O-ring for the fuel level sender. I used a can of paint that has been on the shelf for a "while" to give it a bit more protection. I still need to acquire new rubber hoses for it though.

I jacked up the body enough to get the old remnants of body mount out and installed one side. I'll have to replace the two rear bolts, as they sent hex bolts instead of carraige bolts. I only had "issues" getting one front body bolt out but Mr. Impact Wrench made short work of it. Luckily there were only two body bolts that had nuts on them.. the rest were not replaced when they swapped out the body!




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Last edited by Rusty Rod; Tue Jan 14 2020 04:54 AM.

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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1342952 Mon Jan 20 2020 03:50 PM
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January 14-19, 2020.

I spent most of my available time in the garage cleaning parts and applying rust inhibitors. It took me three attempts to get the heater controls and the heater box to fit into the same space. I ended up bending the heater control a bit. I guess this explains why the back portion was loose.
I have another shipment of parts coming in from Classic Chevy soon. I'll be able to install the gas tank and run the engine with a real fuel supply.


Another quality post.


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1342956 Mon Jan 20 2020 03:59 PM
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Mrs Rod is being very generous! thumbs_up


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1343101 Tue Jan 21 2020 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Mrs Rod is being very generous! thumbs_up



Card statement hasn't hit. smile

Rusty, don't know why I haven't been following but I'm signed up now. Great work, makes me feel unworthy with my lack of progress on several projects.


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1343697 Sun Jan 26 2020 02:38 AM
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January 20-25, 2020.

I've been busy busy!! Too many projects and now I'm back in school again. I've been spending 2-3 hours a couple days a week helping the kids finish their basement, which is cutting in to my garage time.

January 23, 2020. I busted a bunch of dirt and rust out from the area around where the gas tank resides. I got it PM'd and repainted. Nasty work I might add.

January 24, 2020. I ran a wire from the dash to the back of the truck and located the wire for the fuel level

January 25, 2020. I wiggled and jiggled the gas tank but could not get it betwixt the frame rails. I ended up putting the filler side on top of the (lower part) of the frame and mounted the other side to the bottom of the frame. It will have to stay that way until (IF) I decide to remove the plywood floor.

I installed the new hoses all around. I figured out that my gas cap is supposed to be vented so I (hope) that another vent tube is not required. I also figured out that if the vent tube that runs along side the filler tube is blocked, then the gas will come shooting out the filler tube and get all over you. A couple shots out of the air compressor cured that problem. There must have been a spider web in the vent tube?

I was pleasantly surprised to find that I don't need to rewire the dash insert to match the replacement insert with gauges. Apparently, someone swapped the gauge package with a standard panel? I will need to remove a couple of the wires for the Amp and water temperature gauges though, since I'm using aftermarket items.


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Last edited by Rusty Rod; Sun Jan 26 2020 02:43 AM.

Another quality post.


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1344461 Fri Jan 31 2020 06:12 PM
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January 26-31, 2020.

I have not had much time to get anything major done on this project. I did get the fuel line purged and hooked up all the way to the carb. Since the fuel line from front to rear had been open for an undetermined amount of time, I figured it should be flushed. It did need a flush. I wanted to do a compression test on my 327, so I pulled the plugs and set up the compression tester. I was able to get Cylinder #1 checked before the starter decided it didn't want to work anymore. Off to the FLAPS. I was slightly amazed that they had a starter for a 50 year old truck on the shelf! I was hoping (beyond hope) that the old starter was original, nope, it was rebuilt as well. I figured that the engine was worn by the way it idled (not to mention a bit of blue smoke coming out of the exhaust). There ended up being a huge compression imbalance. I planned on retiring this engine and doing an LS swap in the future, so I guess the future is sooner rather than later. I wanted to pull the engine, clean it and the engine bay then paint both before putting the front clip back on. I'll do that sooner as well. I'll probably drop the wore out engine back in so that I can move the truck around under its own power until I get ready for the LS swap. I had some visitors to my yard too.

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Last edited by Rusty Rod; Fri Jan 31 2020 06:19 PM.

Another quality post.


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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1344473 Fri Jan 31 2020 08:35 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,259
Shop Shark
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Keep up the good work and update when you can!

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Re: Rusty Rod's 67 Suburban "the Kogai"
Rusty Rod #1344489 Fri Jan 31 2020 10:57 PM
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If, roadworthyness occurs pre LS swap date consider this. Restore. I’ve had good luck running wore out engines with this stuff. Reduced oil burning/blue smoke and increased compression. I’d usually try to add a can several hundred miles before a oil change so it’d have time to work before changing oil. Used it in 4 or 5 rigs over the years and always helped.


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



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