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    Wow, what a beautiful pickup! I'm restoring a...

    Wow, what a beautiful pickup! I'm restoring a 1958 pickup that looks like it used to be the same color (see my forum thread).

    I'm not sure what paint color code was used for the engines. I know...
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    I get a lot of comments on the patina. I do plan...

    I get a lot of comments on the patina. I do plan to repaint it eventually since I need to do some body work (stress cracks, rust repair, fill holes, etc.). Would like to paint it the original green,...
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    Yup. My engine is a high altitude 7.3:1...

    Yup. My engine is a high altitude 7.3:1 compression ratio. Thanks.

    Another question: what is the difference between the 6.86:1 and the 7.3:1 engines (besides the compression ratio)? Some parts...
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    Engine Block Serial Number Lookup?

    Is there anywhere to find info (specs, origin, which vehicle it is associated with, etc.) for a 6-226 engine by the engine serial number?

    I plan to rebuild my 6-226 engine soon in my '58 pickup. I...
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    Yeah, I am planning on rebuilding the engine. I...

    Yeah, I am planning on rebuilding the engine. I was hoping that there was an "easy fix" that could carry it until I can get it rebuilt. Thanks for the info!
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    I plan to restore to original as I can, so I'm...

    I plan to restore to original as I can, so I'm keeping the drum brakes on the front.
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    First thing, the brakes. I pretty much have to...

    First thing, the brakes. I pretty much have to replace the entire brake system. It leaks fluid so bad that it leaves drips all over the pavement. The front wheel is so coated in fluid that it isn't...
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    1958 Pickup Restoration

    I'm excited! I got my 1958 Willys Pickup June 2013. The body is in fairly good shape for how long it's been sitting.

    It has definitely been ridden hard, and put away wet. Everything is just barely...
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    Cause of Engine Knock in the 6-226?

    My '58 pickup has the 6-226 engine. When it warms up (run it for about 3-5 miles), it gets a really bad knock. It is the worst when the engine is running mid to high rpm. When the engine is cool, it...
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    Rear bumper on a '58 pickup?

    Did the 1958 pickups come with a rear bumper? Mine had a MASSIVE :eek: steel bumper that was welded on, but was definitely not original. Just had it cut off (two men and a boy can barely drag it).
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    A lot of people tell me I should keep the patina....

    A lot of people tell me I should keep the patina. It does look cool, but I would like to repaint it someday. It's going to be a while, so the patina will be around!
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    1958 Willys Jeep Pickup

    I just purchased a 1958 Willys Jeep pickup. Woo hoo! The engine runs pretty well (does need some work), the body is in pretty good shape, and it is only rusted through on the driver-side floor and in...
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    Regular or Unleaded?

    I just got a 1958 Willys Jeep pickup with the Super Hurricane engine. Is this engine supposed to run on leaded gasoline? If so, should I use a lead (alternative) additive?
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