finally had some time to get out to the farm and get some work done! I got the new brake line in and replaced that! A little longer than required but it works! After that, i went to bleed the brakes and after i did the rear drivers side i went to do the drivers front side anddddddd when i went to turn the bleeder screw with a BOX END WRENCH i had to twist it so hard that it actually stripped the screw! But the brakes still work for the most part, but tommorow i am going to pick up whole new brake calipers for it just so its all good.
Now comes the interesting part: After getting everything put together and charging it, i went to start it and nothing! The engine would turn over but no combustion. I checked the spark:good, I know there was air going to it because the air cleaner housing wasn't even on there so that works. All thats left was gas....... I took off the fuel filter (turns out it was a fram) and when i turned it upside down a whole ton of orange rust filled gas came out!
definitely gonna replace ALL fram filters immediately. so i went out and got a NAPA fuel filter, because i really needed one and had no way into red deer. I threw it in, kept turning it over..... nothing. remove all the hoses, blow compressed air through the gas line to the tank and the return line and heard rust flying out so sometime this summer gonna clean out the tank! Reattached the hoses, kept turning it over... nothing! I decided to take out the fuel pump to test it to make sure it was working, and it was so this time i hooked up the hoses to the fuel pump and manually pumped gas into the hoses. Put the fuel pump in, tried starting it and still there was nothing. As i was trying to figure out what was wrong i remembered a trick my grandpa would use to get things running so i decided to spray some gas in the carburetor and tried staring it. Came to life finally! I stomped on the gas and after almost dieing a little bit she started going good! hearing that engine come to life again was like a little boy in the candy store after not hearing it since the middle of winter
. WOOOOOT, so i drove the truck up to the well house with the pressure washer and CLEANED that engine bay and truck like crazy. I even sprayed degreaser all over the engine before hand to get everything! I took it for a road test around the farm and when i got back there was a huge leak from the engine bay somewhere! I looked and looked and finally found that it was the house that went from the top of the engine to the firewall that was leaking coolant. I took off the hose, cut it back a few inches and put it back on and tightened it a bunch!
Then after a road test i noticed i had no oil pressure
so i stopped by the garage and took another look. Apparently in my rush i hadnt tightened bith sides of the fuel pump, just the one side.... So I tightened it back up and went on my way, still no oil pressure but probably because of all the oil i lost!!!
I just got my license today so tommorow i am going to go pick up some new brake calipers and drums because both of them have wrecked bleed screws and they should be replaced anyways.
Will some people check out my plans for stuff I'm buying for the truck and give me tips/advice or better parts?
Hooker Headers: www.summitracing.com/parts/HOK-5902-4HKR
Edelbrock Heads: www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-60779/Overview/
Crower Valve spring: www.summitracing.com/parts/CRO-68280X2-16
Crane Cam pushrods part #69691-16 (link is too long to copy from iPod)
Keith Black Hypereutectic Flat top pistons: www.summitracing.com/parts/UEM-KB107_030
Edelbrock Intake: www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-37761
Rocker Arms: www.summitracing.com/parts/CRN-69790-1
and im not sure what tyoe of hydraulic lifters yet.
All advice welcome: