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new southern bolter
#916778 Sat Feb 02 2013 07:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
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New Guy
Hi from Georgia, I am ready to start learning how to work on my 66 to get it running and looking better. Thanks for having me.

Here is a series of pics from all over, under and inside.

Re: new southern bolter
msg #916815 Sat Feb 02 2013 09:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,526
Welcome to the Stovebolt,msg. Hey, that IS a nice looking truck. But, as we say around here, are they ever finished? Your at the right place. Lots and lots of knowledge and great folks here and all willing to share.

May as well plan some "southern gatherings" now. The first Southern gathering will be in Tenn, then down Ga. way at the Alanta Dragway Swap Meet a time or two, then we plan one in Mt. Olive N.C. in the fall. There is also some bolters that meet in Ga. at Brians NY Syle Deli in Cummings. Been to both of them and great guys.
See the Southern Stovebolt Forum and you can get caught up smile
Glad to have you aboard.

EDIT: So much to learn but you'll make it.
Let us know how we can help...just be sure to try post in the most appropiate forum. (What part of Ga. are you in?)

Last edited by Achipmunk; Sat Feb 02 2013 09:31 PM.

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Re: new southern bolter
msg #916832 Sat Feb 02 2013 11:00 PM
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Welcome to the Bolt!
I like the color of that truck!


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Re: new southern bolter
Achipmunk #916833 Sat Feb 02 2013 11:05 PM
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New Guy
I'll be learning as I go in Newnan, GA.
Until I get some stuff in better working order I wouldnt be able to travel too far, but a gathering of old trucks sounds awesome, thanks for the welcome & invite!

Some things on my to do list are:

Learn how to do body repair on rusted fender corners, cab corners, rocker panels, floor panels, as well as a big ole dent a neighbor added to the passenger side of the bed. Never welded a thing in my life but I'd like to learn how.

Fix the transmission leak or replace the powerglide with a transmission with a higher gear ratio. I've had 2 transmission shops look over the leak and I am told its not something that seal replacements will fix and that the connections are not correct.

Figure out what motor I have, all I know is its not original

Figure out why in hot weather the starter has issues when recranking after a 10 mile drive or so. Ive tried heat shield wraps and replacing with a high torque. The headers heating up so close to the starter is all I can figure. Headers are pretty rusty and I think may need replacing.

Improve the ignition, takes many, many accelerator pumps to get it to turn over when cold. And even then it will run for a few seconds and conk out, especially if I try to throttle it. Usually 7 or 8 times like that to get it to idle.

Add AC

This should keep me busy for a while. :D

Re: new southern bolter
msg #921756 Thu Feb 21 2013 05:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 299
Shop Shark
sweet truck my brother has a 65 that he wished looked that good. welcome to the bolt awsome people here that are glad to help.


Re: new southern bolter
msg #921767 Thu Feb 21 2013 06:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 300
Shop Shark
Welcome Nice looking truck

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Re: new southern bolter
msg #922272 Sat Feb 23 2013 02:22 PM
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Leo Online
Welcome, sweet looking truck!


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