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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:57 pm 
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Thanks Sandy! It actually looks better in person. Can't wait to hook up the race car and drag it somewhere! I'm sure it will tow better than before.

And I forgot, the drop shackles, lowered the truck just about 1 1/4" at the wheel opening. If I put the bumper on and 15 gallons of gas I should be at just about the ride height I wanted. :lol: :lol:

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Wow, very nice, Rick!

We should call your place "Rick's Slant 6 Automotive Production Facility". The Milky Way's the limit!!

Happy New Year,

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Good news for new years! I think.

Well as you know I have had a serious smoking problem ( the truck not me! :lol: ) ever since I fired up the motor in the truck. I had decided to just reassemble the truck and run it for a while and see what happened. Well I kept using the "old" gas out of the tank until I got close to empty and then I put 12 gallons of premium in the tank. Guess what, no more smoke to speak of! I hesitated to say anything, because every time I do, then my problems resurface. But I have run the truck up to full temperature 3 times and ran it around my development multiple times, and I think it is cured. I guess that old gas was the culprit. Maybe someone snuck over and pored some 2 cycle oil into the gas! :lol: :lol:

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That is good news Rick!

Old gas does weird things. When I put new gas in my 340 truck I had to pull timing out of it to get it to turn over. :shock:

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Yes, but what is really weird is that it definitely had blue smoke! I even got a picture. It definitely had a foul smell too! I will take it either way.

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Ryan work on it? :lol:

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Ryan work on it?


It is really funny, but I thought you would say something like that! Are you sure we ain't related?

He does sell 2 cycle oil though? :wink: Maybe I better watch him a little closer. He definitely will not be driving it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Here is the picture just in case you had any doubts.

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I completed about 20 little things that needed to be done and then I drove it over to the garage and left it there this evening. Tomorrow it gets an "Enhanced" inspection and if all is well, I can take the title and some picture and paperwork from the garage up to our local PA State messenger service in order to get new plates, registration, and a new title. I could be on the road by Saturday. :lol: :lol:

I cleaned and repainted the door panels. (Not the greatest) If anyone knows where you can get new ones let me know.
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I also made a filler panel for between the radiator and the radiator support. I found this cool paint that says it looks like "anodized" over top of chrome, so I bought a can. And low and behold it looks really good. I painted my chrome air cleaner lid as well as the aluminum filler panel and they both came out great.
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Looks Enhanced to me....

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Looking awesome!


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I'm diggin' that filler panel.

Nice work Rick. :D

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The interesting thing is that on the mid 70s truck that is where they put the radiator overflow tank or a flap to cover the gap between the radiator and the grille. I just have the flap.


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Yes all our 80's trucks have a plastic flap there. But most of them get brittle and broken. My aluminum one acts as a radiator support for the top of the radiator too.

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