Grandson of seed truck!...

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    Well after splattering three different distributors across my work bench I finally got one working LOL...
    Cracked retainer trying to get the dowl pin out. Then being ultra careful with the second distributor I broke it as well! LOL
    I did retrieve the correct clip that was broken from that one and then had to go out into the shed and dig out another one that I was hoping that was there. It was a points distributor so nothing easy.. all I needed was that retainer ring on the bottom and a carefully got it off but it was offset.. I had to use the washers from a couple of them to make up the distance...
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    I spun the oil up into both heads and drop the distributor in..
     
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    that has points?
     
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    The second Parts distributor I found out in my shed was a points distributor. All I did was pull the collar off bottom..
     
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      Did you check to see if it works before dropping it in?
      Easy test with a multi-meter, set the meter on AC volts, hook both wires to the lead out of the distributor, spin the shaft, if the meter moves it’s good.
       
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        I didn't check it but the truck was running and unless I did something stupid everything should be fine...
         
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        You will know for sure when you try to fire it up!
         
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          I think now with the rest of the parts coming in on Friday I should be within a week of firing it...
          The plan is to get it running smooth and operating correctly and then I will get a carpet kit door seals and a seat cover. Then up on the chopping blocks after a good cleaning and scrubbing of the bed area... :thumbsup:...
           
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          LOL... this has turned into a major project :D
           
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            Turned into? It always has been LOL..
            Are you saying I should have just parted it out....??
             
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            LOL.... that would've been work too.... :D Absolutely not! I'm saying I'd keep the old girl a while and enjoy the fruits of your labor. What I'm really saying is this: When an unplanned project lands in your lap slurping up your money and time, it isn't always as enjoyable.
             
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              It may take a while to sell it so I will drive it until... To ensure it turned out good I did fix it as if I was going to keep it so I'm not going to be afraid to drive it..
               
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                Got plugs, wires, and muffler today. Got the shop ready for another run at a crap load of small stuff. Hopefully the weather will cooperate...
                 
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                This is the best advertising bill-board you could have. Progression and things being fixed...
                 
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                  Once it's running good and everything's working as it should I will go ahead and order a carpet kit, door seals, and get a decent seat cover for it. There's plenty for a guy to do as far as some more finishing touches which I may get a few more things as I sit on the truck and wait for a buyer, but definitely all the hard stuff will be done..
                   
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                    Its not hard to keep those old girls running.
                     
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                      Since I did the rubber mats on the sides of the engine I'll do the one under the overflow tank that goes along the front on top of the radiator... I just use the old material to template rubber material..
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                      All the brackets and fan and pulleys are all cleaned and painted and ready to go on....
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                      New hoses, clamps, spark plugs, wires.. I bought a little inexpensive windshield wiper bag and pump.. the original tank had a crack in it so I'll give it to the new owner and they can have something to look for at the swap meets.. but in the meantime I have functioning windshield washer...
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                      New muffler..
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                      windshield wiper bag?? Now your just having fun :D
                       
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                        It was very inexpensive and I just want everything to work. New wiper blades just everything...
                         
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                        Again as if it was for me and I don't like stuff not to work...
                         
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                        More progress..
                         
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                          :thumbsup:...
                           
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                          IMG_20200111_153020.jpg done for the day.. put in battery check lights, wipers, new windshield washer fluid squirter, and touched the starter and all was good electrically... Short list of parts made for tomorrow... Still need to clean the carburetor and probably paint the air filter...
                           
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                            Just need carb final fuel line and air filter..
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                            Just have to reassemble the carburetor here and hopefully get ready for a start tomorrow..
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                              Assembled...
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