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    Fleming Island, FL
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  1. Fiddy B2C

    Engine troubles

    I have an update for you all. After trying all the “normal” stuff that you guys recommended, the winner is...drum roll please...Greg g.... everything checked out OK however compression check results revealed cylinders 1-4 between 100 and 105 psi, cylinders 5&6 - 70 psi. So apparently there is a dry head gasket leak between the cylinders. Oil is not emulsified, no exhaust in the radiator. Ok so all that being said, any recommendations on additional work that should be done when changing a head gasket? Any pointers I should know before digging into this? thanks once again for all the help here!
  2. Fiddy B2C

    Engine troubles

    Thanks guys. Sorry, I should have mentioned that I checked the plugs, they look good, a light brown color, no gas or oil. I swapped out the coil earlier today, still no go. I have a buddy who thinks it may be a clogged idle jet in a carb? But I’d hate to have to pull the carbs off and mess with them. I rebuilt them last year and they have been running great, but there could be some crud in there I guess. I haven’t checked the condenser, I’ll look into that, or just swap it out. Any other suggestions on where to look?
  3. Fiddy B2C

    Engine troubles

    Ok all you mechanics out there, I need some help with ole Fiddy. But as usual, some background. I had surgery on my shoulder about 6 weeks ago. (Torn rotator cuff, bicep tendon and another tendon that holds the arm in the socket). Anyway, I haven’t been able to use my right arm for around 4 weeks, meaning I haven been able to handle the gear shifter or turn the wheel of ole Fiddy, so she has sat idle for a while. I took her out on Friday, and drove her about 10 miles or so, in the 90+ degree Florida sun. She did well. Then, I got antsy on Sunday and loaded up my dog and we went for a ride, again in the 90+ degree Florida sun. I stopped for some gas, filled her up, and got back in to leave, but she wouldn’t start. Opened the hood and saw there may have been some vapor lock going on so I let her sit for a while. I tried her again in about 10 minutes and she started, however she runs like she’s on 4 cylinders. She won’t idle, but runs OK but rough when gas is applied. I eased her home by keeping my foot on the gas at stop lights. She’s home now, and I figured it sounded like an ignition problem. I checked the cap and rotor, they were a little pitted, so I changed them. The points were changed back in Sept. of last year so I didn’t mess with them. She’s still not idling and is running really rough with some backfiring on deceleration or down-shifting. I’m thinking maybe bad gas? But not sure if the effects of bad gas would be that immediate. Any help/recommendations from you guys on what to check next would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Fiddy B2C

    Motorola 802 radio, any good?

    Does it work? Pictures sir, please post pictures!
  5. Fiddy B2C

    Coffee cup holders

    I like this, does it attach to the seat or does it just sit there?
  6. Fiddy B2C

    Scare of my life.

    Hahaha, any more precision parking exercises like that and my heart is going to give out....
  7. Fiddy B2C

    Scare of my life.

    Please post the results of this hard stop testing. I have read several places that identify that the rear brakes tend to lock up when even, hard stopping is applied. During “non oh crap stopping,” the truck stops clean and in a straight line. I’d like to hear how your truck handles.
  8. Fiddy B2C

    Scare of my life.

    The front did not lock up, but when the rear did, I eased up on the brakes and steered to clear the car in front of me...and mind you, when I stopped, there was a 6” curb about 2” from my right tires, and the other vehicle was about 4” from my left fenders...
  9. Fiddy B2C

    Scare of my life.

    Thanks for the advice folks. I have inspected and adjusted the brakes, and mechresto, I agree that these beasts were designed with load in mind. Driving the truck at 25 mph and standing on the brakes, she stops in a straight line, but the rear locks up, which stands to reason there is no load. My solution to this problem...get a friggin cup holder and pay more attention...
  10. Fiddy B2C

    Scare of my life.

    I took ole Fiddy out the other day just to knock around in the cold and heat the old girl up. Driving along, I drop my cup and am bending over to retrieve it, and when I look up, there is a car stopped in the middle of my lane. I’ve got about 25 ft to stop while going 40 mph. So I hit the brakes, the back locks up and I’m thinking, wow I probably should have installed seat belts at some point... Without panicking, I swerved to the right in the shoulder of the road and came to a stop right next to the car...a Fiat... if I would have hit her, there would be nothing left of that car, but worse yet, it would have scratched the paint on ole Fiddy’s bumper. Anyway, I need to do something about the rear end locking up and I’m thinking a proportioning valve is the way to go? What are your thoughts on this and are there any recommendations where to find one that would work with an original set up brake system?
  11. Fiddy B2C

    A place for the spare

    So I have a new wheel and I’m getting a tire for it. I’d like to mount it on the passenger side, but I need some pictures of the mounting bracket that you guys have. Can y’all post some of those pics, or if you have a mount you wouldn’t mind parting with...pm me. Thanks!
  12. Fiddy B2C

    Sorting out the seats

    Merle, this explains everything. I like the hook attachment system without the loops. It looks like my truck has older seats than what originally came with it. The more I dig into this truck, the more I realize it was a pieced together truck.
  13. Fiddy B2C

    Sorting out the seats

    Really! There is nothing on my frame. Are these welded on? And this begs the question...what fool would remove them?
  14. OK, I've been trying to figure out my seats. I sit on the left, and the right side comes up, and vice versa. There must be a way that the back is anchored to the frame. The bottom fits in the pins in the track, and a piece of metal with the hook that is attached to the bottom of the back cushion fits into a hole in some metal on the bottom seat, but there must be some kind of way that the back is attached to the frame? Right? There are a couple of brackets on the back of the seat that go to absolutely nothing on the seat frame (see pictures below). So what am I missing here? What are these brackets for? I assume there is supposed to be something on the frame they attach to? Could someone send me some pics on what is really supposed to be there? Thanks!
  15. Fiddy B2C

    Interior panels

    Does anyone know if templates exist for the door, kick, or any other of the interior panels on a 50 B series? My truck's got nothing but bare metal, and I've done some upholstery work in the past, I'd like to try making some panels. Are there templates somewhere?
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