Looks very similar to mine. What year is the parts truck?
So -- lots more pics today:
My favorite one so far...
No catalyst. Muahahahaha!
So I won't have to worry about the smog Nazi
coming to get me.
Wonder what this used to say...? It's on the air cleaner lid.
You may notice I've cleaned about 1/3 of the cover so far. It was pretty old & nasty stuff, but a rag and some 0000 steel wool are taking care of that.
The base of the air cleaner...
Why the hell is there a lock on the left fender?
Have virtually no brakes on the truck right now. Pedal goes to the floor and barely stops the truck at idle. Popped the cover off the Master Cylinder and check this gasket out...
What the hell is up with the color of the brake fluid? Looks like an Arnold Palmer -- two different fluids sort of layered in there. Guessing it's water ingression since the truck has lived its life in Big Bear, CA.
I pulled the front wheels and rotors off. Pads look good. Rotors are clean, smooth and not run out too bad. (No pics, though...
) Brake lines show their age and need to be replaced, but don't appear to bulge when the brake pedal is depressed.
Didn't have time to pull the rear drums apart yet (niece's birthday party today!
) but I'll check them tomorrow. If I still can't figure out where the problem is, I'll bleed the system next since I clearly need to do it anyway. Hopefully that will take care of the problem.
Also managed to remove the leftover scrap of the right side exhaust system and identified why the truck runs so rough and doesn't like to start... the PO had disconnected the plug wire on cylinder 1 when he installed the new electric fuel pump (which I intend to remove).
Funny how much better it runs now and it doesn't even need starter fluid anymore. Whattya know?
Tomorrow - Rear Brakes and maybe a brake bleed if I can sucker somebody into pushing a brake pedal for an hour. I pay in beer.