Category Archives: Truck

I’m Exhausted

It’s been a while since I wrote about the truck. I just looked and good God it’s been almost two years. A lot has happened, but not as much as might have happened in this amount of time. Let’s see: … Continue reading

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No Smoking

The truck’s engine smokes too much for the civilized world. So, in late March, 16 months into my ownership of this truck, I set about fixing it. I called my mechanic friend Ron Shimek and asked for an engine shop … Continue reading

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Motoration

It’s pretty cool to have an original straight-six 223 with a three-on-the-tree in this truck, but the truck smokes like crazy. I’ve been thinking lately of swapping something in, but not the usual 351 or other push-rod V8. I’m thinking … Continue reading

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One step forward, 1/2 step back

I got the rear brake drums off this morning, replaced the rear brake cylinders and bled the brakes. There’s not supposed to be brake fluid there. I suck at flaring brake lines. I also painted the rear wheels. I’m going … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge

My Dad taught me how to do this when I was 8.

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More Brakes

I’ve replaced both front wheel cylinders and hoses. Still need to get some bearing grease and re-grease the front wheel bearings. I also replaced the master cylinder, which was really an “as long as I’m here” type of preventative measure. … Continue reading

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Found it!

I have a replacement. I don’t think I’ll use this one. Doesn’t look too tasty though…

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