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Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1417931 Sat Jul 24 2021 02:15 AM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 43
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'Bolter
Fer serious, if yall wanna come over this weekend and help me pull this head, unstick the valves, replace the broken rocker and bent pushrods, and get this thing back together? I'm in Chesterfield. Plenty of parking, no nosy neighbors, bring a dog if it's friendly. I have 3.

Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1417954 Sat Jul 24 2021 10:47 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,155
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Man, that sounds fun. Unfortunately, I have commitments these next two weekends. Hopefully, some of your Virginia brothers can make it over there ...

John


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Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1419475 Thu Aug 05 2021 02:06 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 272
H
'Bolter
Did you get your truck going Captain ?


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Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421293 Fri Aug 20 2021 08:36 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 43
C
'Bolter
My side gig is event production, so the week of the 1st-8th was devoted to the race. Then my dog came down super ill with an autoimmune disorder and spent a week in the ICU in DC getting blood transfusions and dialysis. Haven't gotten to do anything truck related other than pick up a 19.5" rim to test fit on my rear drums (nope) and snag some old but decent 8.25x20 traction tires from the local pick-n-pull. Hope to get started on putting the engine back together this weekend though.

Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421381 Sat Aug 21 2021 02:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 43
C
'Bolter
Short notice update: D'wife will have me doing some 'round-the-house stuff today, but hopefully I can at least open the garage doors this weekend.

So if yall want to come by tomorrow, or next weekend (whatever) the immediate to-do list on the truck is as follows:

>open the complete gasket kit, and install new valve o-rings. Install polished valves back in head.
>pull spare pushrods and rockers from parts engine. Replace broken rocker on #2 cylinder, reinstall rest of valve train.
>reinstall head on block. hook back up manifolds, water pump, etc. Remember that we forgot head gasket. Repeat.
>Scrape side cover gasket off, install new. Install new M8 splugs. Verify timing.
>Wire up 12V alternator.
>Devise a plan to patch the drain hole that was punched by junkyard staff in the behind-the-seat fuel tank I found out of a '62 C60.
>Devise a plan to mount and plumb this tank, even if only as a temporary solution until I find a tank to go under the bed.
>Replace choke cable
>Try to start this bastard?
>Remove all old junk tires from stock lockring wheels for disposal. Wirebrush and paint wheels. (7)
>Remove junkyard find 8.25x20 tires from C60 wheels (4)
>Make incredibly bad decision to just reuse the old tubes. Install 8.25s on my wheels.
>Discuss axle swaps that will get me a modern 8-bolt lug pattern. Argue about keeping truck as close to original as possible. Decide upon nothing.
>Drink all the beers.

Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421419 Sat Aug 21 2021 06:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,765
5
'Bolter
Your plan is all wrong.
Beer should be at the top of the list. Pacing is the key.

Last edited by 52Carl; Mon Aug 23 2021 04:32 AM.
Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421431 Sat Aug 21 2021 07:36 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,597
'Bolter
That sounds like a fun and reasonable list.


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Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421436 Sat Aug 21 2021 07:53 PM
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Posts: 43
C
'Bolter
Carl, to be fair, it's a list, not an itinerary. Start whereever you like. chug

Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1421590 Mon Aug 23 2021 04:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,765
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Capt Oblivious
Carl, to be fair, it's a list, not an itinerary. Start whereever you like. chug
My bad. I read your post with my beer goggles on...

Re: RVA
Capt Oblivious #1423140 Mon Sep 06 2021 06:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 43
C
'Bolter
Valve train polished, reassembled, new head gasket, bent pushrods replaced... melted the pertronix coil (maybe i should have known better), replaced with a badic model, new plug wires. Fuel to carb verified but it only fires on ether. Carb has been rebuilt with the kit from classic truck parts. I get a squirt in the throat when opening the throttle, but im not otherwise sure it's properly carbo-latin'.

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