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ol' 320

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#1534793 Charlie69's 66 520 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 14 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

Hey Charlie.... my best to you. Good luck with your PT.

Will touch base soon to catch up on issue we discussed recently.

 

Eric




#1533449 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by ol' 320 on 06 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

This thing needs a "mini" mini fridge for your iced teas in the back, so you will have all the comforts of home on the road. But in MBT fashion, I suppose that might turn into a HUGE project to special order a matching fifth Work wheel, and then have your machinist buddy hinge the outer rims and craft an insulated billet center container to hold the frosted refreshments.




#1533444 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 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!




#1532988 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 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.




#1532986 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 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:) 




#1532978 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 04 December 2017 - 05:05 PM




#1532977 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 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




#1531489 69 521 Build

Posted by ol' 320 on 26 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

Thanks Ray. First I have seen of it with the new console wrapped. Joe does great work.




#1531467 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by ol' 320 on 26 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

ol' 320, on 23 Nov 2017 - 11:01 PM, said:snapback.png

No one can top MBT when it comes to mods. It just isn't possible

 

 

That sounds like a dare.

Well:

 

Ray is bound to get the itch soon and buy another exotic.

 

I keep waiting for him to buy a Bluebird, a Halo, or.... wait for it, a 312 sedan and build a badass retromod based on that.

 

It would be the only modified 312 on this forum:)




#1531466 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by ol' 320 on 26 November 2017 - 05:05 PM

Let me find it.

http://community.rat...1-build/page-29

 

You posted a pic of the gray one in the build thread for the old green one:)

 

I actually bought Joe's green one because he wouldn't sell the gray one at the time, he was building it for himself.

Wouldn't you know, before I could pick it up he offered to sell me the one I really wanted!




#1531444 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by ol' 320 on 26 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

Ray, when Wayne swapped gear sets in the H190 in the 320, we just cut a new gasket form a manila folder.

 

Traced it out, cut it out, and put it in dry. Not a drip during the next two years of use... :)

 

How is the L-18 working out after putting a few more miles on it since JCCS?




#1531442 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by ol' 320 on 26 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

It is starting to come together. New harness built, needs install. Since you have a newer pic of my truck than I do, why not post it in my truck's build thread, too:)

38525184466_b3af7ea41a_k.jpgUntitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr

 

 

I will just leave this here.




#1531363 Shawn's 521

Posted by ol' 320 on 25 November 2017 - 10:54 PM

Thanks Charlie..... I wanted to see how you guys made that top. What does the removable top weigh.... do you have to be a gorilla to get that off?




#1531330 Shawn's 521

Posted by ol' 320 on 25 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

Charlie:

 

I hope you can fix these pics as well someday. I would love to see what he has done on the interior and under the hood.




#1531132 1977 620 KingCab Deluxe

Posted by ol' 320 on 23 November 2017 - 11:28 PM

I really like the handbrake fab work.... Too many people blow off having a working handbrake.

 

The wiring diagram label is also slick. Can you post a closeup of that label? That looks like a great idea that might have to be borrowed ..... once I know our wiring on the 521 is final:)

 

I always enjoy your posts. Lots of pics, and clear explanations of what you did, and why.

 

Not to thread jack..... but you also post some awesome campsite pics of your green truck in situ in the woods.

You could get a side job doing tourism and camping posts for the great state of Washington:)