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Postby benno3231 on May Mon 02, 2016 7:21 pm

I got this delivered to me from Wyoming yesterday. 1.5d 5 speed with minimal rust. I was told that 12 years ago it had jumped time and bent valves. I didn't really care, I have an extra diesel head. However, after fiddling with the timing and turning it over, it really didn't sound like it had bent valves. So, a can of diesel later and it fired right up! Runs really good for having sat in a field for so long.
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby MT-Getto on May Mon 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Nice dude!!


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Re: 80 pickup

Postby SweaterVest on May Mon 02, 2016 9:41 pm

So no bent valves? Good score!
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby MT-Getto on May Tue 03, 2016 6:53 am

I've got a lift gauge for those motors if ya need to use it for your timing :)


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Re: 80 pickup

Postby benno3231 on May Tue 03, 2016 9:09 am

I got really lucky on this deal. This just goes to show that you can't always believe the previous owners. I do have access to all the timing tools, so I'll get it dialed in here eventually.
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby YASHA7FOLD on May Tue 03, 2016 12:08 pm

Is that even an interface motor? I didn't think they were.


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Re: 80 pickup

Postby benno3231 on May Wed 04, 2016 9:22 am

All diesels were. Flat heads, high compression
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby benno3231 on May Wed 04, 2016 8:27 pm

It drives! And its sipping fuel from the tank now too. Initially it was running on a gas can in the engine bay. now onto brakes and an oil change.
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby benno3231 on May Mon 09, 2016 10:56 am

I'm going to drive this thing everywhere! I can't believe how easy it was to put this truck back into service.
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Re: 80 pickup

Postby SweaterVest on May Mon 09, 2016 12:54 pm

That's great! It looks pretty straight too
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