Hey guys. How goes it?
I just recently inherited my Pop's B3D. He didn't have it very and didn't drive it too much but the guy he bought it from drove it everyday.
The starter died on it a couple years ago and my dad got it rebuilt but didn't get it back together and running do to illness. He's passed away a month ago and Id like to get it back up and running for him and do what he planned with it.
The truck is a big rusted farm truck with a 9 foot bed and a house paint brush job. its way past a full restoration and he new it. His plans were to keep it mostly that way but fix the paint a little put a farm sign on the doors, hay bales and feed sacks in the bed, throw on some over-alls and cruise the shows in it.
Over the 2 years it sat here's where i'm at now:
make sure the motor's still free
new battery and install the starter and make sure it cranks
rebuild carb- think its the wrong one but it worked before
dump and clean fuel tank and new hoses and maybe electric fuel pump
Tune up and new belts and hoses.
Flush radiator and new coolant
New water dist. tube (not looking forward to that)
absolutely no brakes- i'll rebuild all wheel cylinders and master cylinder
Hood? Hinges are gone and there some junk cabinet hinges on it and there shot too. I gotta do better than that
Carb question. According to the manual It should have a Stromberg but it has a carter b&b and I have a spare in a parts box. Any advantage to going back to the stromberg?
Thoughts? Any thing I'm missing?
I'll get some pics up when i can.