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nonstop last won the day on December 27 2021

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  1. Did you relocate the front shocks? That took away the floaty feeling on the freeway (but also cracked my frame).
  2. I have done a whole conversion, adapting 10x2 1/2 rear Bendix brakes to the original rear end and it works well, but I have not tried using just the drum with the current Lockheed set up.
  3. Just throwing this out there as another possibility - are you sure it is the countershaft? Looking at the front of the trans, there looks to be a spot where the gasket did not make contact between the front bearing retainer and the countershaft. If oil is leaking from the front retainer, it can be running down the face of the transmission and accumulating in the countershaft bore, making it look like it is leaking from the countershaft. This is also below the oil return in the front bearing retainer. You might want to check the retainer gasket at the very least.
  4. You might want to talk to a radiator shop. A 4 core definitely adds more capacity, but can actually impede flow in some cases. An alternative might be a 2 core radiator with larger tubes. The larger tubes can actually increase surface area over a 4 core. I had an OT truck and went from a 4 core to a larger 2 core and noticed an improvement in cooling. Just one more thing to contemplate…
  5. I think mine came from Andy Bernbaum or Atlas Obsolete… It might be worth giving either of them a shot.
  6. Do you have a picture of it? How is it regulated ( internal or external)? It sounds like it MAY be full fielded, causing it to be charging all the time (just a guess).
  7. It looks like a 12 volt from 1956-on if it is a GJC-7012a. Is the tag red or green? The red tags are generally 6 volt.
  8. One of the generally easier ways to tell, is the tag red or green? Red is generally 6 volt while green is 12 volt. A quick check did not bring up anything for a GC-7012a, BUT brought up a GJC-7012a as a 12 volt generator from 1956 and later.
  9. Rock Auto has the E8012s, and it looks like it will ship to CA (I got just short of ordering it and was not refused), BUT they list it as 12 volt…..
  10. Before pulling the engine, check the valve adjustment. The ticking could be various things, but the easiest and cheapest solution is to make sure the valves are adjusted. I started down the same rabbit hole, and the valve adjustment was just what the engine needed. Also, could it be an exhaust leak?
  11. Do you have a volt meter or test light? Start with are you getting power to the coil? If no, then problem upstream. Pull the distributor and find number 1 tdc on compression. At this rate, based on the poor quality of ignition parts, you might want to try a new condenser and possibly new points and set the gap. Examine the small wires in the distributor and make sure they are not broken/frayed or otherwise grounding out (except for the ground). Reinstall the distributor with the rotor pointed at the number 1 cylinder and make sure all your wires are in the right firing order. You seem to be almost there without needing to get someone to come out. On a side note, on the timing video, idle seems high, and there is likely a chance you were into the mechanical advance at that point.
  12. I am on the wrong coast, but what is happening? Can you afford a slow systematic approach? It can maybe be diagnosed over the internet.
  13. Those are exactly what I am looking for! I have not used the PM feature either, but I think I just sent one off. Let me know if you do not get it. Thank you, Nick
  14. Thank you! I forgot I previously read that post. I was too busy with worst case scenario, I completely forgot about it! I am going to try to pull the top and have a look today, and fingers are crossed you are right. It would make my life a lot simpler! P.S. - I have a no pic or your truck saved on my phone from one of the first times I read that post, since it is what my truck is supposed to look like!
  15. Too bad you are so far away… I have a freshly machined crank and I think one that needs machining…. Not feasible to ship!
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