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Restifier52 02-23-2016 07:14 PM

Looks like you had to remove some habitat:)

Randy 02-26-2016 11:38 PM

O yea he had quite the condominium, and I see evidence he has
acquired more real estate under ash tray. I haven't looked under
there. I think they moved! no signs of life Yet.


..Saw this truck, maybe it has 390 Not :cool:

Randy 03-03-2016 03:38 PM

With dash out it was a lot easier to see and work on it, and with your help have found at lest one gremlin!.Key switch had 12v yellow from light switch, but no place after, but oil and eng. light was always on. just as I hook up batt. they came on no mater what key position. ruff it up it its 56 years old ricky race that key if its broken you cant hurt it. with that in mind. I took volt measurement here and ther, have no idea what i'm doing.
while looking dumbfounded at steering, My lovely Bride of 30 years in Aug. comes out "could you put on the water"! Oboy can I. Jump up unplug Batt. hang out for a bit in the house.
.Now all fired up get back to Bird I had screwdriver in pocket and I whack what turns out in be the voltage regulator on the head. plug batt in go sit on floor look at wires, moving the tester
from post to post, its lights up sometimes, take notes. "HEY" my oil and eng. lights are off haven't seen that, what happen check batt. maybe, I kicked something when I got out. ask Terri did you see 2 little lights on when you came out today?.?? !!!I whack that box!
Yep open it up I see copper, coils, points, the first ones are burnt, I push on the top they stick, look in the window, LIGHTS are on, pull them apart they go off. Key still do nothing. no more time to day.Few days later. Get back after reading and getting help from the Square. Give the key a good wiggle, an wiggle no change not a flicker, wiggle harder well if it wasn't broken it is now! came apart in the middle, separated guts on floor! have to get new switch. I guess I'll work on brakes.
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Now the Bird has been up on blocks and jacks since I needed wheels to get the 59 parts car. and I read that you have to hammer sometime to get drums off. Let me tell you I hammered, ......
Stupid *** Randy did not have the nut with all the grease off.
Thats right. Yeah laugh it up!! My neighbor stuck his head over the fence what all that racket? that's about the same time it hit me!Duh!. Disks no problem. two very short videos at end of pictures, shows Brakes drums and stuff Best looking part of the bird.

1946hamm 03-04-2016 08:40 AM

Randy nice videos. I would like to point out one thing. GET RID OF THE CINDER BLOCKS they are not safe. Get some jack stands or wood blocks. When I was a kid is school, one of my classmates found his Dad dead under a car held up by cinder blocks that had failed. I cringe every time I see cinder blocks used.

Best regards, Gary

Randy 03-04-2016 09:41 PM

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I hear you loud and clear Mr Gary. I have 6 ton jack to go under
Bird which i didn't have at the time, needed tires to get parts car.
even though they are 30 pound block, Jacks should have been in
place by now! Thank for Knuckle thump on my head!

Randy 03-04-2016 10:38 PM

Booster off 3-4-16
master/Booster. Pictures and 3 videos grinding rivets off to get bracket ready for my new disk brakes.

Randy 03-04-2016 11:30 PM

eng. sighting`
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390 fe Been looking for a good find in spare time. nothing till a few days ago. Part Car is at mother-in-law all wrapped up.
I was going to measure the stroke, then started going things that
needs doing. I did get a # off intake and on trans. I hope its good

Randy 03-13-2016 09:44 PM

..Yesterday got lots done. Took off the rest of front brakes and did some,lots of cleaning, put more jacks on and left blocks for more support and just in case. it took awhile to get it square with distributing weight on all jacks. this would make a good time to have two jacks with adjustable levelers.! We clean up the Garage and dash, and for your enjoyment pic.& video to see..what going on, O and Terri bought me some new work duds, now I need a name tag.
.Next is Terri she said Hi
and this link is the rest but not intended for tutoring..:eek:

Dakota Boy 03-13-2016 10:34 PM

I remember fighting all those front end pieces a few winters ago... Fun stuff!

Randy 03-21-2016 01:11 AM

driver side ball joints out, A-arm out, lower bushing check, uppers bushing they are kicking me but I will win
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENqhKocECbs spring out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykter5R2Dgk bushings out
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126764...in/dateposted/ horse shoe in my spring
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126764...57663661997193 the pic. of removal of joint.

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