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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
    Looks like the fuel line is plugged in to the AC compressor. LOL
    Actually, when the picture was taken the fuel line was blocked with a large bolt that had duct tape wrapped around it.

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  • JoeHall
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    Looks like the fuel line is plugged in to the AC compressor. LOL

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  • S2Deluxe
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    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
    Black, hiding in plain sight.
    Ok, thanks, I don't know why I had such difficulty seeing them previously?

    Mark

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
    I clearly see the 6V through the hole in the clamp, but still can't make out anything that even resembles any portion of a zip tie. What color is it?

    Mark
    Black, hiding in plain sight.
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  • S2Deluxe
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    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
    Actually, it can be seen in the same picture where you can best read the 6V on the coil. That wasn't what I was talking about originally, but it could have also kept the engine from running if it was loose or the cap not aligned.
    I clearly see the 6V through the hole in the clamp, but still can't make out anything that even resembles any portion of a zip tie. What color is it?

    Mark

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
    That wasn't visible in any of the pics you posted, was it?

    Mark
    Actually, it can be seen in the same picture where you can best read the 6V on the coil. That wasn't what I was talking about originally, but it could have also kept the engine from running if it was loose or the cap not aligned.

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
    That wasn't visible in any of the pics you posted, was it?

    Mark
    I don't remember. That wasn't what I was talking about originally, but it could have also kept the engine from running if it was loose or the cap not aligned.

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  • S2Deluxe
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    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
    Oh yes, how about the zip tie holding the distributor cap on! I think that was a recent addition.
    That wasn't visible in any of the pics you posted, was it?

    Mark

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by jackb View Post
    I think many of your posted pics could go into the latest addendum in the Rube Goldberg "Gold" manual.....!
    Indeed. I can see the hands of more than one person in this set-up. Some things are well done, if a little over built and others just look like someone was in a hurry and didn't really understand the systems.
    The truck has a spin-on 64 correct oil filter and a canister type for example. The throttle linkage has a home built mount for the overdrive kick down switch, crude, but effective. It has a strange conglomeration to connect the heater to the air passage in the left inner fender, and someone cut the passage out to put the battery in. (Argh..that was a NOS fender!) Lots to do (or undo) under the hood.
    Oh yes, how about the zip tie holding the distributor cap on! I think that was a recent addition.
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  • jackb
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    I think many of your posted pics could go into the latest addendum in the Rube Goldberg "Gold" manual.....!

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  • jclary
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    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
    I'll have to take a closer look at Joe's. I have plenty to keep me busy for a long time.
    Joe certainly has a clean engine bay! And as far as staying "busy," as many of us know...(including you) they're never really done.

    About the different battery boxes, I'm not sure of the reason, nor do I claim much more knowledge than what I assumed as the reason for them. I believe some of the heavy-duty trucks with the larger six-cylinder engines also had the higher sitting battery boxes. Someone with a more detailed knowledge might enlighten us.

    As long as we are playing around with ideas, the original battery location might be a good place for placing a "coolant recovery (expansion) tank later on. Just file that away for future tinkering.

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by jclary View Post
    To me, it looks like your truck is still sporting the original 6-volt battery box. When the V8's came along, they used a higher sitting battery box to give better clearance by the valve cover. I'm thinking you could probably make one using some angle iron and a little ingenuity. If you have access to a V8 C-cab truck, take a good look at the battery box, how it's built & located. I know it is nothing critical to your current concern (getting it running), but just a little suggestion to consider when you have time to tinker with such matters.
    I'll have to take a closer look at Joe's. I have plenty to keep me busy for a long time.
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  • jclary
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    To me, it looks like your truck is still sporting the original 6-volt battery box. When the V8's came along, they used a higher sitting battery box to give better clearance by the valve cover. I'm thinking you could probably make one using some angle iron and a little ingenuity. If you have access to a V8 C-cab truck, take a good look at the battery box, how it's built & located. I know it is nothing critical to your current concern (getting it running), but just a little suggestion to consider when you have time to tinker with such matters.

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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    You will find that this Top Half is stamped by the Fuel Inlet as 6-125 or 6-127 which is the High Choke '59-'60 Stude. Stromberg WW for the "Clamp on" Air Cleaner.

    The bottom Half of the "Spare" is a '63 6-130, or 6-132 which is a '64, WITH the PCV Fitting (Tube) in the Rear, it's Top would have a Stud fastener for the Air Cleaner, they are NOT compatible.

    With the Carb. on the Truck, you might have one complete one!
    I'll have to do more digging in the spare parts bins. I know we have older 2 barrel carbs and I have an AFB or WCFB available if I want to change intakes. Right now I just want to get it running and see what I've got.

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  • StudeRich
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    Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
    I wasn't sure if the 6 volt coil would have kept it from running, but it couldn't have been good. It is more of an indication that their mechanic was not careful. The truck was running and driving when the owners became unable to drive any more. The carburetor should not have required replacing. I got a disassembled carb with the truck that I think was the one originally run on it.


    You will find that this Top Half is stamped by the Fuel Inlet as 6-125 or 6-127 which is the High Choke '59-'60 Stude. Stromberg WW for the "Clamp on" Air Cleaner.



    The bottom Half of the "Spare" is a '63 6-130, or 6-132 which is a '64, WITH the PCV Fitting (Tube) in the Rear, it's Top would have a Stud fastener for the Air Cleaner, they are NOT compatible.

    With the Carb. on the Truck, you might have one complete one!
    Last edited by StudeRich; 04-21-2018, 02:17 PM.

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