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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corvettesander, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. have No regrets yet Mike :) i just run the stock vacuum wipers

    Yes ? dont you like it ?? :p:D

    Hey thats willy's Coe ;)

    i got these

    from cw moss

  2. i almost thought the same :eek:

    the engine did not run smooth
    it ran on 7 cillinders and couldnt get behind the cause :confused: got a fuel soak on #4 , first i thought it was a bad plug then suspected a stuck fuel injector or bad compression , checked it all but all seemed ok :confused:
    switched out injectors, coilpacks plugs and wires but problem kept on at #4

    i was almost to the point to pull the head yesterday
    but didnt do it to do a leakdown test first tonight but that didnt reveal the issue either

    then did another compression test untill i noticed with all plugs removed,
    and disconnected injectors and coils

    it kept puking fuel out of cillinder 4 then my suspision moved to the fuel pressure regulator on the other side where it gets its vacuum from a port
    on (guess what) cillinder # 4 :mad:

    finaly i found it ! just ordered a new one from amazon and should arrive friday


    also installed the side windows and working on a cover for the winch





  3. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
    Posts: 1,010


    Winch cover looks good

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  4. finished the winch cover, a lot of sanding and polishing....



    and my dad my the door panels today
    up next will be trimming some carpet


  5. Your simply outstanding attention to detail, design and execution with your limitless abilities to do this project in such a short time really makes my head spin. I was really impressed with how quickly you solved the fuel injection issue too. Thanks for showing us every step of the way. Very well done Sander!
  6. jim_ss409
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 202


    This is a true work of art!
    I'm so impressed by the craftsmanship and the clear commitment to the underlying Art Deco theme.
    The truck just looks great from every angle.
  7. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584


    Just a might want to move the headlight dimmer switch. That location is right where you foot will be. I moved mine just below the column...or did you change up your floor to create a foot rest?

    As for the winch cover, you really don't need to continue to show off, we all know you are simply fabulous at everything!!! LOL

    Keep up the good work.
  8. left of the switch i have a deadpedal to rest your left foot

    and your telling me to stop showing off ? who itself has made some pretty complex side storage boxes with outstanding beadroll work :cool::) and the only coe with exclusive one of side mirrors ;):D
  9. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584


    Lets just say, your work is so darn good that it makes my stuff look like an amateur, and I've been doing builds for 40 years. As for my crazy boxes, I was making really good progress on them this week and then I came down with the flu. I will never do boxes like these again, they are just too much work...oh wait, I still have to build the second one......oh @#!$
  10. Ok last saturday we got the seats back from the upholster
    and made the carpet on the floor to finish the interior






    then took it out yesterday for some test ride's and calibrate the speedo meter reading, ang got a first load on the back

    and then took it to a scenic location for some pictures :)






    got back and all seemed to be Thumbs up for Todays first meeting
    untill I noticed the Oil Presure Gauge reads nothing :eek::eek::eek:
    then checked gauge and wiring and installed a mechanical gauge to the block
    and still No Oil Presure :eek::(:(

    then i drained the oil and it confirmed my suspicion bigtime, full of metalic particals.

    so i can start on pulling the engine, and see what and how bad the damage is
    it still ran good and no wierd noises

    oh well i have something to do again for sure :rolleyes:
  11. Absolutely beautiful truck! Well done.

    Sorry to hear about your engine troubles. Hope it's not too serious...
  12. Mean Lean
    Joined: Aug 16, 2006
    Posts: 170

    Mean Lean

    Hey Sander

    Man that really sucks finding those parts in your oil, you did have oilpressure when you first started your engine?

  13. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 622


    I wish I had 1/10 of your skill ! Beautiful truck , I've been dreaming of one similar for 10 years or so now...
  14. Yes Leen it did it had a leaking fuel presure regulator causing to soak cillinder 4 tru the vacuum port for a while before i found the cause

    and I suspect to much fuel got into the engine oil making the oil to thin and screwing up the bearings

    will find out soon...........
  16. I really like the flow of the fender skirt/fender/rear quarter of the bed! One doesn't often see that much artistry on a ramp bed. Once again, you have set the "bar" very high for the rest of us!
    Sorry to hear of the engine troubles, hope bearings/oil pump fix it and you don't need crank or cylinder work. Looks like a big job to get the engine out, or does it drop out the bottom?
  17. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 894


    Sorry about the motor. The truck looks great, nice work.
  18. Man what a beautiful machine

    Great to see it in person some day here in Holland

    Groeten Hennie
  19. bartmcneill
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 391

    from Ada, OK

    Love seeing builds. This one is so cool.
  20. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584


    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Crap!!!!!!!!

    That is such a bummer about the engine. Will it be a lot of work to get to it? Do you have to remove the bed? That news is just a jaw dropper.

    The interior looks very nice, I like the thin roll and pleat design. Everything is coming together nicely.
  21. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
    Posts: 785

    Brand Apart
    from Roswell GA

    I see the chevy guys just do bearings on those engines fairly often so hopefully you caught it in time and can get away with that.

    other than that this truck rules I must say again
  22. Sorry to hear your makin' metal! Great looking hauler!
  23. The engine can be dropped from the bottom if i remove the headers.

    Then lower it on a cart and then raise the truck abouth 2,5 feet on jack stands :)

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  24. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275


    That oil failure sucks!
    On the other hand let me congratulate you, very beautiful truck and thanks again for
    sharing all this know how with us metalworking mortals.
  25. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584


    You were supposed to do all your metal grinding before you painted it...:rolleyes:
  26. got pretty much done tonight taking stuff apart goes much faster than puting
    it together :)


    raised it up a bit and half way there....
  27. Hell, Sander will probably have this fixed and on then road again before we wake up tomorrow!
  28. T.Hadley
    Joined: Aug 22, 2010
    Posts: 9


    Sorry to hear about the engine, but this gives you the opportunity to put big Ford power in there... :D
  29. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 565



    Twenty steps BIG step back! :(

    Hope it goes quick & easy
  30. Yup shi.... happens disassembled the engine halfway down pulled the main bearings and the crank is damaged too

    Will see if its going to be a grind or a new crank

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