Got the front bumper off my '51 and shot some WD-40 into the bolts holding my seat adjustment to the cab. Luckily I only broke 1 out of 6 bolts holding the front bumper to the chassis, now to remove the front bumper from the chassis mounts, which will be fun.
Went back out this afternoon and removed the seat adjustment bars, radiator, coil, fuel filter, carburetor, drained the oil and pulled off the valve cover and side panel that covers up the pushrods, found that the #4 cylinder has a bent pushrod but all the lifters still look good and function well. The engine spins freely when I use the hand starter crank that my Grandfather kept under the bench seat.
I put on a new fuel pump hoping and praying a bad, bad sound would go away. It didn't.
But I really like the new pump. It had bolt holes which were much roomier around than the old pump. The old pump required an open end wrench (box end or socket would not slip on) using the left hand to turn the bolt a bit - followed by flipping the wrench and turning the bolt another bit. These are long bolts. Whew!!!!
I could use a socket wrench on the new pump.
Last edited by Wally / Montana; Sun Jul 05 2020 11:17 PM.
28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
I really dont like taking my truck apart because I enjoy driving it so much but...... I really wanted to install all the new interior and clean up and paint inside so this weekend I tore it apart really fast and really far so that I was 100% committed hahaha. Its coming out great. Check out my build in the project journals.