The Jalopy Journal
You already have the third pedal why not a 4speed??
When I was a kid dad had a 62 gmc 3/4 ton...Custom Cab 305 V6/ 4spd hydrimatic/PS/PB/ big back window/ deluxe heater. 410s posetraction nice...
"I start driving away and motor starts pinging the whole way home."
While you are eliminating things...are you sure there is coolant in it?
Very nice! I always wanted an early Vette, I'm not dead yet lol maybe, there is still time.
Are you running flat tops or domed pistons with the...
Biggest favor you can do to that truck is drop the gearing down unless your going with a 200+ hp V8
Do the mods your talking about and the od...
Appreciate it for what it is...for a driver with the flat six. not hauling anything, 373/410 would make you feel better, V8 might make you feel...
Yep low compression motors, that's why a lot of these old trucks had 456, 488 or 538 gearing and a safe speed of 45/55mph.
Check for vacuum...
Bought a longblock 350 from a uppity builder years ago...20 to be exact in Bonnie lake WA.
Bought a new edelbrock intake with the longblock had...
Nice truck h hicker I admire what you are doing..stock ride hight looks better on these old girls IMO.
Yours is what counts though, it's your...
I like the way the car sits.
Not everything needs to be a low rider:)
Beautiful car, and a nice thing for you and your Dad to do together.
Could be a intake manifold leak, pulling oil in from the valley.
Don't cut it up or lower it..Oil up the six popper good and throw it, and the trans in the garage .
Install pissed off solid lifter cam small...
The 302 would be a great motor, as long as you don't mind being spanked by every other make out there:rolleyes:
The only way I would put it in is...
Wadaya mean unearthed it?
The one with the silver valve covers looks like it could be easily fired up with a remote fuel source.
Its not rocket science...Take a antifreeze jug, or wiper juice jug, Drill a hole in the cap...take out the paperr inside the cap or it will plug...
I to was prepared to hate the tractor grill...but it fits the car..I like it.
The color looks good on there, I think I'd leave it alone until you...
Yes, you could wind up with a very expensive Y block. Out of my price range but some folks will pay it.
Look at what some these guys spend on a...
Looks great, where did it come from?
Crazy how good of shape it appears to be in.
Wow! Time warp:D
Where did that one come from?
That's awesome...dig that shifter... injector pump prime... thats some cool shit:eek:
That explains the 40mph, No compression in the two? or needs a tune up?
I like those motors, growing up my dad had a 62 GMC 3/4 ton Custom cab....
What kind of Possie or locker is in the rear diff??
Check rear tire pressure.
Light em up, make sure BOTH rear tires are getting power if you...
Thats pretty cool for free.
Still deserves paint someday;)
Thats a beauty, and it not sitting on the ground.....How refreshing.
Full size Jeep wagoneers 74 and newer, had the Dana 44, 6 on 5.5
Cool car, you obviously have a plan for it.
I'm in with the potent SBC.
I'm not keen on the WW and lowrider bit, but that's just me.
I had a 396 with a rod bearing going...Thats what the oil looked like before I pulled it.
"if you plan on driving it as a daily or taking it on the highway dont plan on doing more than 50 or 60 mph."
False..His cruise speed wont be any...
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