Looking good, Nick!Got the truck in the garage to address the current header issue- really loud probably due to the cracking...
Took pictures despite the fact there are only 4 vacuum lines to mess up.
Pulled intake, carb, and header..
Have some messed up linkage on the carb- perhaps due to a bad engine mount (hit speed bump and linkage bent- correlation isn't causation but it's a start). Hoping to straighten rather than replace but we will see
Of course I decided my airbox looked horrible and went to work with a wire brush and ospho- now need to finish the bottom and paint.
Going to order some new engine mounts and then piece the exhaust back together.
Keep you guys posted and hopefully I'll drag my happy ass out to a meeting soon enough.
Nicely Done!Been working on the 55. Finally got around to making a new bracket for the driver side front shock. I had to remove the original mount when doing the Scout ps install. Made this bracket removeable to make R/R of the steering box possible if necessary.
Also finished up the new rear bumper. Found a puiece of 3/8" wall (heavy!!!) 2 x 6 rectangular tubing at work, angled and filled the ends. Milled some steel brackets that bolt to the frame and extend through slots I milled in the bumper. Mounted everything up, welded the bumper to the brackets, and had my friend Phil paint it. Came out pretty damn good. In addition to the mounting brackets there are four bolts that hold the center part of the bumper to the rear frame crossmember. Gary S
Hey Bart hit me up if your interested in the lower half of the 3FE that Jorge left in the parts 62 I have
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Thanks guys. Burl, I think I want a complete engine because I'm a tad leary of the head on mine. Shouldn't be -- I had all the work done it. But having never figured out what is causing the coolant leak makes we want to start afresh.I have a 3F-E block in the truck at the bottom of my driveway. You can take it and the trans/case and whatever for $100. The block has 148k on it. The head showed no signs of overheating or coolant intrusion as per my discussion with the machinist who did the valve job on the head.
We just need a cherry picker to get it out.
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