it was one of those little things in the end which we knew it was going to be. replaced the intake/exhaust gaskets and cleaned up the intake while I was at it. Cleaned, glued, Tourqued, and sealed with everything all back together and the new linkage piece made it was time started up ildling to high still, timing adjustment, still to high, timing adjustment, better, little more, perfect. no backfiring no high idle fires right up with a hair of choke, but nothing like before exhaust is clean and not black not over heating its great! but once it runs solid, you know there is one thing youre going to want do: drive. dad wasnt home so it was perfect time to do the brake cylinders "they work great!" coming from someone who also "couldnt believe how much gunks, chunks, and water" was in the brakes. so once all the cylinders were changed, which was easy because the brakes were nearly brand new but still rusty, and then while trying to bleed all the crap out of the lines the inevitable happened. . .the line burst. better on the street side than on the street. we have the new lines sitting in the truck waiting to be put on, but because of the condition of the fittings Im not going to snap the hard line to get the new rubber on. And to top that alllllll off, the rear most freeze plug gave out and rusty water is leaking through. cant say i didnt see it coming, the radiator water is always rusty and low, and the block was heavily corroded when i had the water pump off, so that will be the next thing along with a new head gasket just for the giggles. So once the lines are in , freeze plugs replaced, I'll get an actual driving video of it *gasp* going down the road and stopping. my dad is getting pretty excited but finally realizing that this truck has a little more to it and that its going to be a while.