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    Ok, let's see if I was able to attach a photo. ...

    Ok, let's see if I was able to attach a photo.

    Well it's sideways but I can live with it.
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    I'm getting ready to scrub down the paint on the...

    I'm getting ready to scrub down the paint on the truck and clear coat it. I priced out 2 liters of satin clear coat from an auto paint store for a thousand dollars. I thought that cant be right but...
  3. LarrBeard, Of all the times you've helped me, I...

    LarrBeard, Of all the times you've helped me, I wish I could help you. It looks like you're system is different than mine.
    Not to mention I didn't have any spring on my system either. I hooked a...
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    I meant to thank you earlier for your reply. You...

    I meant to thank you earlier for your reply. You were spot on concerning the top end of the transmission. The poppet (sp?) bearings were rusted and wouldn't let me change gears. I got it loose but...
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    Today I was ready to take the truck on it's first...

    Today I was ready to take the truck on it's first test drive. I thought I'd go ahead and put it on stands just to see if the transmission worked. Well sadly it didn't. I think it was either stuck in...
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    Yesterday I learned what an engine stay cable...

    Yesterday I learned what an engine stay cable was. While I was removing the engine and transmission I saw the short cable hanging off the cross member. It wasn't hooked up to anything so I just...
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    Those tires on the back are exactly the look I'm...

    Those tires on the back are exactly the look I'm wanting. I called Coker Tire in TN today and I'm going to have them send me 5.
    All things considered, there not priced that bad. Now I just need to...
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    Thanks guys. I doubt I'll put 500 miles a year on...

    Thanks guys. I doubt I'll put 500 miles a year on the truck. It looks like bias plies with a liner and tube will be the way to go for me.
    I like the look of a taller, not so wide a tire with deep...
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    I'm getting close to buying tires for my truck....

    I'm getting close to buying tires for my truck. Do you guys know if I can use tubeless tires or will I need to get inertubes? I will be using the original wheels/rems.
    I'm getting excited about the...
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    Well, I got the clutch fork in with a little...

    Well, I got the clutch fork in with a little finesse. That and a grinder, don't even ask.
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    Well, today I attached the transmission to the...

    Well, today I attached the transmission to the engine. My question is can you put the clutch rod operating fork in after the transmission is on?
    Also, where do you guys have the negative cable...
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    Looking good gmwillys. I'm going to have to...

    Looking good gmwillys. I'm going to have to replace the right floor pan soon. I should probably replace both of them but the left side is a lot better. Still trying to figure out how to weld on thin...
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    This has been a very good day, I did get the...

    This has been a very good day, I did get the engine running today. After getting my starter back it still didn't have the power to start it. I went out and picked up a 12 volt battery. I had to prime...
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    When I took it to the machine shop I told them to...

    When I took it to the machine shop I told them to do what they needed to to get it right. I cant remember what they told me they did but I would assume they shaved the head and block. I'm glad you...
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    I've talked to Mike several times and he's never...

    I've talked to Mike several times and he's never steered me wrong. I think I've already mentioned if this starter still won't turn it over fast enough then I'm going to convert it to 12volt. It might...
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    I get a smile when I hear someone say don't call...

    I get a smile when I hear someone say don't call me Sir. I'll just blame it on my old school values. And yes, paying it forward is a very good thing.
    I got my starter back yesterday. If I don't have...
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    Ok, Lets try this again. My second attempt to...

    Ok, Lets try this again. My second attempt to thank you for that very detailed post.
    For you and guys like gmwillys and others to take the time to help us out means a lot. If youall lived closer to...
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    I got an overhaul kit from Kaiser Willys. It came...

    I got an overhaul kit from Kaiser Willys. It came with that. As for it going only one way, if you place the gasket on and everything lines up then flip it over and turn it from side to side...
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    As always, I appreciate the info you guys give....

    As always, I appreciate the info you guys give.
    Ok, here's another problem I just discovered yesterday. When I put the head on I couldn't find any clear cut way to install the head gasket or wither...
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    I would like to know how to tweak my regulator to...

    I would like to know how to tweak my regulator to use an 8 volt battery.
    Turns out my starter was binding up. I sent it back to Kaiser Willys. I'm waiting on what they say is the problem.
    Thanks.
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    My sintamins as well. I've said it before, I...

    My sintamins as well. I've said it before, I believe I have assembled this engine correctly. I just got through taking the starter off and hooked it to jumper cables. It would spin but a lot slower...
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    Thanks LarrBeard, That's the numbers I've been...

    Thanks LarrBeard, That's the numbers I've been trying to find.
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    Ok, I put in everything except the camshaft and...

    Ok, I put in everything except the camshaft and valves. While assembling the crankshaft and pistons I would turn the crank every time I would tighten a main or rod bearing. no hang-ups there. I feel...
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    Thanks gmwillys for the reply. I'm not sure what...

    Thanks gmwillys for the reply. I'm not sure what the rotating assembly is but they did install the camshaft. The valves are adjusted. I can turn the engine over by hand without any hangups. If I pull...
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    I've been following you from the start. cant wait...

    I've been following you from the start. cant wait until you take that first ride when its done. Best of luck.
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