Made some nice progress today. My replacement front light set came in so I decided to tackle that bit of tedious work first. If you have been unlucky enough to have to replace the headlight lenses, you know what I went through trying to get those little clips off the adjusting screws. I ended up taking off the front nose piece completely and working with lots of room to spare finally. I got them installed and then I went on to reinstalling the gas tank.
I put in a new Airtec pump and a brass float. Installed the sender that I had previously overhauled and since it tested good ohms, I went with it. After the tank was in, I poured five gallons of fresh gas in. I hooked up my fuel pressure gauge and set in the battery. I cranked on the engine and sure enough I got pressure. Wasn't even a full second later she coughed. I knew then that she was going to run, and sure enough she finally caught on and ran. A bit rough at first, but that's to be expected with all that bad gas that was in the lines and injectors.
I had good oil pressure so I let the engine warm up. Wasn't long and she was purring. No smoke, but lots of moisture out of the tail pipe. After the temp came on up, I put her in gear, and that's when my heart sank. The truck wouldn't move in 2H. It would make a ratcheting noise that first made me think the tranny was shot, but then I shifted to 4H and she rolls and shifts. Still can't get her to move in 2H. Only 4H and 4L work. The truck rolls with the hubs unlocked in 4H so I'm on here looking for some help. What say you guru's?
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