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#601 thisismatt

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:46 AM

Looks great!


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#602 ol' 320

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

It lives! Video of first startup today. Much thanks to Joseph, Joel, Justin and Carlos!

 

 https://www.youtube....h?v=tDoNLZ_tHTQ



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:05 PM



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

That Tomei manifold is the business.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

Congrats Ol 320!!!



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

Congrats Ol 320!!!

Thanks, but credit where it is due. Joseph, Joel, Justin and Carlos are the ones who figured out the wiring and technical details on this engine swap.

 

I just pay for parts and wait for good things to happen:) 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

That Tomei manifold is the business.

Thanks Mainer... This manifold solves a bunch of problems by helping to clear the steering column in a 521 and to avoid the interference problem most headers have of navigating around the torsion bars with the downpipe.

 

I can't wait to hear it run in person. The truck is in Santa Clara and I am in Visalia, working. The guys say that the exhaust , which runs from the downpipes under the cab and then splits into duals out the back, with dual NOS Hayabusa mufflers, is surprisingly quiet yet sounds appropriately "interesting!"

 

I wanted something different that sounded good but kept the nosy out of the cab. This is what Joseph came up with, so I am excited to see it and hear it.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:35 PM

I bet he will be happy to get that finally out of the shop. Lol. It has been a long time coming. JCCS next year and maybe Canby.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

Nice...

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:06 AM

Eric is it done yet. lol   I think he was finishing up all the small stuff yesterday. Joe sent me the video and i told him I seen already. lol



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the shout out eric. Always a pleasure helpin to get one of these old things back on the road. 😊

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:24 PM

Joe still has a few things to finish up and then put a few miles on it to sort things.

 

With that said, you can bet I will zip up there to get it as soon as he thinks its ready for the road.

 

This truck is really low. Like "limbo" low. You don't step up into it. You don't slide into it. You fall down into it!



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

Joe still has a few things to finish up and then put a few miles on it to sort things.

With that said, you can bet I will zip up there to get it as soon as he thinks its ready for the road.

This truck is really low. Like "limbo" low. You don't step up into it. You don't slide into it. You fall down into it!



Gotta take a seat in mine. Haha youll have troubles getting bsck out. I know i do.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Eric is it done yet. lol   I think he was finishing up all the small stuff yesterday. Joe sent me the video and i told him I seen already. lol

They are never done!  Is yours done Mr Tanker?  LOL



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:11 PM

They are never done!  Is yours done Mr Tanker?  LOL


Will see I do have big I mean little plans this year cumming up.lol

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

Sweet!!

Can hear carlos and Justin voices up in there lol

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:55 PM

Overdue for update. Installing new exhaust Saturday, then will fire up and final tune.

If no rain Saturday, I hope to drive it home from Modesto.

 

Helping one of the Big Three film a new truck commercial this weekend up in the Sequoias for an overseas market. Involves "specially trained squirrels" - that's all I can say. 

 

Real squirrel actors involved. They do some sort of tricks. Whatever these furry critters do during their comedy routine, the truck manufacturer is paying BIG bucks to film it in my County.

 

One of my work duties at the County is assisting with film production. When this lovely party in the back woods above snowline is all over, I'll try to post a link. And hopefully, once said squirrels are gone next week , I can post a real update and report on if the truck is finally a reliable runner.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:03 AM

I guess you can say this thread has gone to the squirrels!!!  LOL



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

New in tank fuel pump installed this weekend in the 521 tank by a good friend in Modesto.

 

We are down to the very last fixes that come with putting any fully disassembled vehicle back on the road:

 

Minor exhaust leak

Checking temp probes for the new following system and new gauges and fan controller to ensure accuracy

Alignment

Calibrate fuel gauge

Make better battery cables

Install ground strap to aluminum radiator to eliminate possible electrolysis (Thanks for that tip, Matt Stoffregen)

Fix minor fluid leak

Roadtest

 

I would have driven up to Modesto to check out Justin's progress this weekend, but Central California is finally getting some rain!

Wearing my County hat, I have been helping monitor local flooding issues as we receive a very welcome boatload of snow in our high country.



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:56 PM

Are you saying I will have my 520 on the road before you finish your 521!  LOL

 

By the way pictures or it didn't happen!  LOL