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It's alive....53 3100, 216
#1408297 Sun May 02 2021 03:09 PM
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Got it running, to a refreshing spray of vintage rusty water and the dulcet tones of a wrecked water pump.
Now to change water (and probably fuel) pump.
Brakes are next.


"Life is too short to drive a new vehicle ! !"

1953 3100 3 Window
1939 2dr Master DeLuxe Sedan-Primary Project
1985 K5 Blazer
1948 Ford 8N Tractor-Running Daily

Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408302 Sun May 02 2021 05:00 PM
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Congratulations!
I remember my first fire up . Truck was parked since 1971 it fired first try...Love it.
Keep us posted.

Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408376 Mon May 03 2021 12:34 AM
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Hard to beat the euphoric feeling from a 216 first startup.

Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408388 Mon May 03 2021 01:45 AM
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Not much better than an engine coming to life after 50 years. Wow, congrats!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408679 Wed May 05 2021 12:45 AM
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'Bolter
Got the offending pumps off.
Now to find new stuff, scrape muck off the engine, paint bits...
P.O. said it wasn't running very well.
No. 3 and 6 lighting hoses were crossed, both coil wires were dicey, etc...
Now that the waterpump is off there are no strange noises.

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"Life is too short to drive a new vehicle ! !"

1953 3100 3 Window
1939 2dr Master DeLuxe Sedan-Primary Project
1985 K5 Blazer
1948 Ford 8N Tractor-Running Daily

Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408682 Wed May 05 2021 01:26 AM
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'Bolter
That is such a great moment. I remember all the sounds, the aroma and the site of it running for the first time. Congratulations!


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408687 Wed May 05 2021 01:56 AM
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'Bolter
Lets see more pics of the happy truck


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408694 Wed May 05 2021 03:45 AM
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'Bolter
"the dulcet tones of a wrecked water pump". I like that! smile
My '59 had those when I first got it running. It wouldn't have occurred to me to describe it that way. Wish I had thought of it!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster [stovebolt.com]

1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

Genie: "I am the genie from a magic lamp and I have the power to grant you three wishes."
Me: "I want to be rich."
Genie: "OK, Rich, what's your second wish?"








Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408710 Wed May 05 2021 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Crowbar65
No. 3 and 6 lighting hoses were crossed
ohwell Maybe it’s me, but I don’t understand this statement. Can you elaborate?

Last edited by Phak1; Wed May 05 2021 12:34 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: It's alive....53 3100, 216
Crowbar65 #1408720 Wed May 05 2021 02:36 PM
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Phak1

Lighting hoses = sparkplug wires.


Brian
1955.2 3100 Truck


The older I get the more dangerous I am!!!!!
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