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In reply to Mr_Asa :

I was not able to find the switch. It must have been in the last box of parts I traded to my local Corvair guy when I needed the trunk lock trim.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/9/24 3:33 p.m.

Parts cannon is locked and loaded 

 

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/10/24 3:46 p.m.

Parts cannon scored a direct hit.  Rosie started and blasted about a pound of rodent nest out of the exhaust. 

Video when I get where there is internet. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/10/24 4:25 p.m.

She's a whole lotta Rosie!

lownslow
lownslow GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/10/24 6:01 p.m.

Great news.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/10/24 6:31 p.m.

berkeley yes!!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/10/24 7:00 p.m.

So, I asked my sister to buy me a gas can.  She opted to save $10 and got thr yellow one.  And that's funny.

 

 

I opened the tank to drain old gas and... was pleasantly surprised. Didn't smell bad.  Didn't look bad.  Drained a couple gallons, threw in at least that much ethanol free. 

 

Pulled the plugs to turn it over and make sure there is nothing in the cylinders 

Sidenote: this bullE36 M3 made me love all my inlines.  You V8 guys like this?!

 

And then, it happened.

And as she was cranking I swear that I heard, somewhere, somehow, Mountain's Mississippi Queen.  Maybe the music was in my heart?

 

 

Doesn't wanna idle, there are several things I saw that need attention, but the hard part is done.

 

Next I gotta do that shift cable.  Also the master cylinder seems to be leaking.  I filled it last weekend when I was up and this is how it looks now.  It appears to be leaking from the back seal?  Anyone ID the MC?

 

 

Lastly, the pic of my toolbox covered in rodent nest.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/10/24 7:17 p.m.

Looks like a c3 vette master

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/10/24 7:20 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Looks like a c3 vette master

Yep

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/10/24 8:23 p.m.

Saw them on Amazon for 49 bucks, but couldn't make the link work....

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/10/24 10:58 p.m.

Somebody clearly loved this truck. And it sounds good. Gonna be fun to watch you get it sorted and running right. 

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
2/10/24 11:57 p.m.

This is such a cool rig. I love it! Keep wrenching!!!

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/11/24 5:38 a.m.

So much YES!

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/11/24 6:59 a.m.

Win!!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/11/24 9:41 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Saw them on Amazon for 49 bucks, but couldn't make the link work....

Dorman M39052 Brake Master Cylinder Compatible with Select Chevrolet Models https://a.co/d/8huNLKv

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/12/24 10:34 a.m.

Random thoughts:  Need to figure out length of shift cable.  Probably equivalent to a Van? 5 foot?

Everything labeled "4L80E"  online has an eyelet on one end and I need threaded on both.  Wonder if Compu-Shift provided the cable and if it would be worth calling.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/12/24 10:46 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

Pulled the plugs to turn it over and make sure there is nothing in the cylinders 

Sidenote: this bullE36 M3 made me love all my inlines.  You V8 guys like this?!

 

 

 

Frame ID?

Point your peepers at the shock mount.  Now look at:

https://www.bigiron.com/Lots/ChevroletSquareBodyFrameAxlesWheels

Website says '73-80 3/4 ton squarebody, although I'm sure the mount crosses to a couple options in that timeframe

 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
2/12/24 6:32 p.m.

yes

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/15/24 7:12 a.m.
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) said:

I have a brand new shifter cable that has been languishing in my basement for a while that looks like it would work for you.  Send me a message on where I can ship it to.

Got the cable yesterday! Thanks!

Be a couple weeks before I can get up there and try it.  I am worried about the pivot point of the lever being frozen, and that's what caused the old one to snap

 

Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
2/15/24 9:47 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) said:

I have a brand new shifter cable that has been languishing in my basement for a while that looks like it would work for you.  Send me a message on where I can ship it to.

Got the cable yesterday! Thanks!

Be a couple weeks before I can get up there and try it.  I am worried about the pivot point of the lever being frozen, and that's what caused the old one to snap

 

I hope it works for you!  Have fun with the GMC.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/20/24 10:02 p.m.

I been looking at the marketplaces.
I don't need worn out tires, but by god these would look good.
 

Anyways, gonna head up this weekend, figure out the cable, bring a master cylinder and see if I can get it swapped, then its time for a quick drive to a gas station.

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/379574994757183/

Product photo of 3rd gen stocks

spandak
spandak Dork
2/20/24 11:12 p.m.

Favorite truck on here 

I've never seen one like it. It oozes cool

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/21/24 7:27 p.m.

I picked up a set of tumblers and locks for the doors.  Doors are gonna be dummy-level easy.  The tailgate I'm not sure about.

Looking at pictures of others online, I am hoping I'll be able to crawl through the cabin and unbolt the little cover and manipulate it enough so that it opens?  Looks like there are half a dozen phillips head screws there on that cover.

I'm still not approved with 67-72 Chevy Trucks forum, so I can't ask there.  I also haven't been able to find any how-to's online.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1962-gmc-suburban-carryall.1204471/

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/23/24 8:26 p.m.

.... thanks Amazon.

Nothing seems to be damaged or missing.  But hell.

 

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
2/24/24 3:04 p.m.

So, why would the pedal be rock hard when you go to bleed the master cylinder on the vehicle?

Wrong one?  Depth difference in pedal travel?

Pedal moves freely when MC not installed.  Old MC was very stiff.

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