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FetchMeAPepsi January 12th, 2015 08:19 PM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by Hantke (Post 56268)
Just remember, POR-15 cannot be somewhere with direct sunlight contact, it doesn't last long in the light.

I heard that. Good thinkin! I'll have to come up with a sun blocker of some kind for when she's parked.

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Originally Posted by bigblockv6 (Post 56272)
I've used POR-15 in the past as well, after 3 months of exposure the gloss turn chalky flat, so yes it is affected by sun light. Also when using it, it is extremely important to clean your paint gun thoroughly because this stuff is like epoxy and it will literally glue the paint cup to the rest of the and you won't be able to take the gun apart. I have a can of it that I used just once and now the lid is glued shut.

lol, that's what I'm afraid of! I'll let you guys know when I mess it up. :lolsmack2:

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Originally Posted by aphaynes (Post 56279)
POR-15 can be top coated though.

Yeah I want to have white wheels so I'll be painting over it (its black) as soon as I can.

pilotguy1050 January 18th, 2015 03:00 PM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by FetchMeAPepsi (Post 47576)
Cecilia's going to be a daily driver one day so the first job on the table is making her more reliable. Right now she runs like a one legged duck on a whack-a-mole table. I started with a carb (carburetor) rebuild. I'm sure it's the wrong thing to do. Most of the things I choose to do are probably wrong. I've learned to live with it :D

this is the BEST thread EVER. Hats off to you for your writing style and never-ending fortitude in the face of eternal adversity. Great read.

Signed,
Those of us lost behind you, following your breadcrumb trail....

:thumbsup:

FetchMeAPepsi January 20th, 2015 11:35 PM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by pilotguy1050 (Post 56482)
this is the BEST thread EVER. Hats off to you for your writing style and never-ending fortitude in the face of eternal adversity. Great read.

Signed,
Those of us lost behind you, following your breadcrumb trail....

:thumbsup:

Thanks Pilotguy! :cheers:

I don't know if I'd go that far but I hope some of it is helpful even if it's all in the vein of "Hey ya'll, watch me mess this thing up next" :lolsmack:



:thumbsup:

I missed a great weekend of semi-thawed (60 degree) weather due to being sick. Both me and the Powder Puff were curled up on the couch watching movies. Good snuggle time, not so good workin' time. We're supposed to have similar weather next weekend though so I want to maybe pull Cecilia in the garage with a heater and see how much give those bearings have.

First (Thanks AZKen!) I'll be fiddling with the timing to see if she's off enough to cause predetonation and my mysterious knock. If that doesn't work out I think I can just drop the 'earl pan and wiggle the piston um...bottoms? by hand to see if they're loose enough to be the cause of my knocking.

For anyone that doesn't know what pistons are and how I'm going to be getting to them, engines have these big plunger looking things on top of a crooked stick. Oh, hey I got some terminology when I searched for a pic.

Here's a piston



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The connecting rod cap at the bottom should poke down into the oil pan if I read things right. So if I pull off the oil pan I can reach up in there and grab it to see if they wiggle. There should be six since this is a V6.

Anyway, that's the plan.



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FetchMeAPepsi January 27th, 2015 02:16 PM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
Just a quick update. Plan failed miserably. I pulled Cecilia around to the garage to work on her (with all the kids riding along, giddy with anticipation) and stepped into a garage full of water. Long story short I'll be posting a step by step in the Other Rides and Projects section on how to quickly lose $500 and change a 27 year old water heater :ahhhh:

Ron, I'm sorry ahead of time. Please don't hate me too bad :banghead:
All the posts from start to finish will be today so it won't string out very long.

On the upside, Cecilia was great at hauling the new one home. If I hadn't soldered her radiator I'd never have tried this project because like with most things I had no idea what I was doing.

:teehee:

Here's the instructions (destructions?)



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FetchMeAPepsi February 9th, 2015 01:38 AM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
I meant to get my plastigauge out today and check those bearings but the weather didn't cooperate. I only had a couple of hours of warm weather :(

So I piddled around instead. The neutral alignment I mentioned a few pages ago is still great but the transmission keeps jumping out of second gear and I can't figure out why. I thought I had the linkage messed up (too high, too low?) but after adjusting it all the way in both directions I didn't get anywhere. It still jumped out. So I tore out the hump to see if the tranny was switching all the way in both directions when I moved it.



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Here's the linkage I was watching. It was working fine. :(
I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to pull the transmission out again and get my hands dirty figuring out why 2nd gear is wonky. :banghead:



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While I was in there I went ahead and adjusted the 4x4 shift knob so it didn't require me to bottom it out against the floor to be in 2 wheel drive.



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You just have to stick a big ol' fat screwdriver in the holes and twist it around and it'll lengthen or shorten as you need. I ran mine out about 1/4 inch.



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After that was done I drilled some holes to put screws in the rubber boot to hold it down. It wasn't too tough at all.



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It turned out pretty good and should keep those nasty exhaust fumes from clouding up my mind. I keep driving in the same circle and wondering why everything looks new to me. :teehee:



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And that was it before the cold crept back in and got me. I'm sick of winter.

turbobill February 9th, 2015 10:49 AM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
Kansas doesn't have "winter" lol. You want to see a real winter, journey to the northeast. Specifically the Lake Ontario snow belt.

About 8 to 10 feet in the last 4 weeks and the temperature yesterday was a balmy 9 degrees with freezing drizzle and snow. Haven't seen the sun in over a week (snows every day). I plowed 3 times last week. (I really hate winter)

Count your blessings!

FetchMeAPepsi February 9th, 2015 03:33 PM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by turbobill (Post 56906)
Kansas doesn't have "winter" lol. You want to see a real winter, journey to the northeast. Specifically the Lake Ontario snow belt.

About 8 to 10 feet in the last 4 weeks and the temperature yesterday was a balmy 9 degrees with freezing drizzle and snow. Haven't seen the sun in over a week (snows every day). I plowed 3 times last week. (I really hate winter)

Count your blessings!

I'd never survive that, :lol:


I'll take 100 degrees over 50 degrees any day. :winter:

Ed Snyder February 10th, 2015 02:53 AM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by turbobill (Post 56906)
You want to see a real winter, journey to the northeast. Specifically the Lake Ontario snow belt.

About 8 to 10 feet in the last 4 weeks and the temperature yesterday was a balmy 9 degrees with freezing drizzle and snow. Haven't seen the sun in over a week (snows every day). I plowed 3 times last week. (I really hate winter)

Count your blessings!

I've got relatives in the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse areas. I pity you all! We've got global warming going on out here. I haven't even had to put my studded tires on yet -- never had that happen before. We've been having overnight lows in the 40s (occasionally high 30s) and daytime highs in the 50s and even low 60s. Seems like we're going right from fall to spring. Some trees are starting to bud out, and I just saw manzanitas starting to flower yesterday.

FetchMeAPepsi April 16th, 2015 02:33 AM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by Ed Snyder (Post 56920)
I've got relatives in the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse areas. I pity you all! We've got global warming going on out here. I haven't even had to put my studded tires on yet -- never had that happen before. We've been having overnight lows in the 40s (occasionally high 30s) and daytime highs in the 50s and even low 60s. Seems like we're going right from fall to spring. Some trees are starting to bud out, and I just saw manzanitas starting to flower yesterday.

OMG the weather has been AWESOME LATELY!!! :crazyyippee:


I'm sorry for the delay guys. I had a plan setup for this spring-summer but The Redhead got a new truck to drive off to college (and leave me, boo hoo!) and I've been learning all about diesels. I've got a little more to do on her truck and then I have to finish that stupid fence before The Blonde leaves me (like, DIVORCE!) then I'll be back 100%.

I haven't even gotten to fire Cecilia up in months. My heart is aching over it, but you make sacrifices when you have a family I guess. They're supposed to make it worth it in the long run, right? LOL!

Anyway, I just wanted to say I'm still alive and still sticking with my build. You guys take care and I'll see you when I get done rat-killin!

:yourock:

Cayoterun April 16th, 2015 03:08 AM

Re: 1962 GMC 305V6 4WD Slow DD Build - Cecilia (Pic Heavy)
 
Fetch: The Blond, Redhead, and family come first. Cecelia will wait, and don't swing a rolling pin as hard either.
Glad you chimed in and still kickin'.


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