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 Post subject: E761L Progress... 1st Project
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I figured I'd better get something going here before you guys think I'm slouching. I've been doing anything but... Just waiting for the weather to cooperate to get some preliminary outside work done. While the weather was cold, I've spent my time locating parts.
I started a few weeks ago by pulling the injectors to free them up. All 6 were stuck.
I actually heated them up to about 150* in a foil banquet pan on a hot tray (can we not mention this to the Mrs?). Then into the kerosene drink for a soak. I did this X-3 after they got to room temp. The last time I let them soak overnight for about 12 hours.
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With the helpful information I received from Tom and Stan (I can't thank you guys enough!), I was able to get these freed up, spray patterns checked, and reinstalled, in a few hours the following day. After that on a 45° day I don't think it turned 5 complete revolutions before it fired..... Finally! :D And it sounded good!

While double checking everything and checking for leaks, I found this.. An injector rocker arm pivot just waiting to ruin my day. I was able to grab a NOS part on eBay for $20.00. I'm just glad I found it when I did.
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After installing that, DzlNut and I timed the injectors, and we sealed it up for now. Will run the rack later when we're sure we have a good engine.

Last weekend we burned through a whole tank of oxygen removing bolts from the tag axle and the rear suspension, while we waited for the forklift to arrive this week.

Friday of this week I had a slow afternoon, so I started on the front suspension. I got the right side overload leafs out, new center bolts and u-bolts in myself. My brother Mike showed up for the left side and of course we got it done in about half the time.


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On Saturday we decided we were going to take the tag axle out. So we got out my trusty 3 day old forklift and attacked it. With the help of my brother Mike and my friend Wayne, we were able to get it out and back on the ground in about a half an hour.
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Looks somewhat normal now....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Finally! It fits! I don't have to depend on Mother Nature anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:24 am 
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Way to go Paul! It looks better already. Feel free to call anytime, the "tech line" is always open.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:37 am 
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Hi Paul !
Progress is looking good ! Looks much better without pusher axle and sitting lower
in the front !!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:14 am 
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Paul. Are you selling lift axle off truck


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 am 
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I'll call you Phil.

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Nice going, lookin better already! Glad you pulled the valve cover I was under the impression the truck ran recently befor you got it.


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Wow paul, thanks for the update it looks great, what a great start. Thanks Tony

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Truck looks good. Joe D.


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We'll just call this progress. I was tired and sore at the end of the day so we must have accomplished something.
Strech, I have no idea how you accomplished what you did in 2 weeks time on "The Mixer" :!:

DzlNut was off from work yesterday so we attacked the 761. Got the front sheet metal off and the radiator pulled out. It was picked up today by the rad. shop for a filler neck replacement (modern), pressure relief delete, gaskets, and rod out. The core looks decent and wasn't leaking....... we'll just keep our fingers crossed.
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We also ran out for some PVC and made this gadget so we could refill the coolant, because I didn't want the DD running or sitting dry for any length of time.
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When we got looking at the sheet metal, we found 1 (one) really nice previous repair. Properly attached and sealed on all edges :D
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The rest, ugh.........
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While I was waiting for help to get some of the big stuff done, I did a tachometer recon last month.
I had this post done the week after the show...... I hit "submit", and it disappeared :evil:. Thoroughly disgusted, I back-burnered it.

Anyway, I bought it from Paul Polizzi at the show. It was covered in DD vomit, had quarry dirt inside..... and it was glued together with coffee. But, it did work.
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Trying to figure out how to get this apart, I sharpened a paint can opener and gently started prying the trim ring crimp up.
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I got about 2/3rds of the way around and I was able to disassemble it.
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I cleaned the face and needle with AC Delco Glass cleaner. There was no slop on the inner workings so I just lubed them.
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I took the hour meter out, cleaned it and reset it to zero (instructions are on YouTube)
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Tested it with a cordless drill. Perfectly steady needle.
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Back together. Re-crimped the bezel with channel locks. I also had Chuck at CG Custom order me chrome trim bezels for the speedo and tach. Hopefully they'll fit.
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What I learned from this............. Hit "submit" after every pic and sentence, then go back and edit :x

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Paul, Nice job


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Thanks for the update and progress report!
Tach looks good ! Tom Sr.


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Nice!!

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That's for posting the pics Paul, everything looks great! I type all of my progress posts in a word document before impost anything. Then when I'm done typing, editing, adding pics, etc., I copy the text and paste it on the message board. Then in case something happens with board you didn't lose any of your effort.

And the job on the tach looks great... I will be dropping this box off next week for you to work on :)


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