What have you done to your square lately??

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Thanks for the advise, I believe it. My back is already a bit messed up from the stupid crap I have tp do at work. I only do that if I absolutely have to.
I had a buddy help me with the bumper, I was not messing around with that thing, to damn heavy. I'll probably use the tractor to put it on.

And lifting the 350, I think only did that twice. I dont get any help with my projects, have to do it all by myself. Took it from the ground where it was plopped, up onto a pallet, so itd stay safe, then again from the pallet to the bed on a truck to bring it away. Didn't have a tractor or a hoist at the time. I do now.
Ouch.

I picked up a bare Olds 455 block once but it was to move it in and out of a parts washer. Not off the deck. That was enough for me. I've developed a lot of techniques for lifting heavy objects now. None of them involve my back.
 

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Well I did it, just couldn't help myself, bought another truck.
"Hi, my name's Ayden, and I'm a squarebody addict" hahaha.

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1975 C30 Dually, 350.
$1500, and the guy threw in 2 nice tires and rims that go with it, a new muffler, a blanket for the seat, a bunch of tools that are in the tool boxes on the side, and gave me a couple gallons of gas becuse it was low.
Plan on making a tow truck out of it. Got my hands on an old style wrecker bed. Should be a fun project. Got some plans, haha.

Oh hells yeah bud. she needs some love but she'll come RIGHT back around!
 

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Slowly working the hood mod, It’ll be just a skim of body filler I think…
 

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Slowly working the hood mod, It’ll be just a skim of body filler I think…
Is this fictional and for appearance of just appearance? Looked like that would provide a few more inches to clear a taller carb setup as well
 

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A while ago, I crossed some wires when reconnecting cables to the battery (starter cable is black with red ends - lots of nice sparks hooking that up wrong). Messed up the alternator and I could have sworn that I heard an electrical "snap" from it. Sent it to Mechman for repair, which they did under warrantee even after I told them what I did. Finally got around to installing it last week and the electrical arc sound was still there. [email protected] Last night I checked the engine bay at night and found the location of the spark - spark plug wire came off the distributor. Hooked that back up and the engine runs much smoother.

Odd thing happened though: I switched the PCV valve from the passenger side to the driver's side valve cover (and the vent swapped sides too) and then it started blowing a lot of smoke out the tailpipes. That didn't clear up after a couple of minutes so I swapped them back and all is fine. FWIW, both were in the rear of the valve covers. Any ideas?
 

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Odd thing happened though: I switched the PCV valve from the passenger side to the driver's side valve cover (and the vent swapped sides too) and then it started blowing a lot of smoke out the tailpipes. That didn't clear up after a couple of minutes so I swapped them back and all is fine. FWIW, both were in the rear of the valve covers. Any ideas?
The only thing I can think of is the oil drain holes in the back of the driver's side head are all clogged. This would form a puddle of oil that the PCV is pulling into the carb.
 

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Is this fictional and for appearance of just appearance? Looked like that would provide a few more inches to clear a taller carb setup as well
It will be able to accommodate a taller carb setup, but not just yet, I’m 80hours into this mod, had to prep the original structure of the 81-87 hood to be able to accommodate the 67-68 hood shell, it will incorporate the 67-68 rear hood arch support, possibly a portion of the front as well but both heavily modified to fit, I’ll be sure to update as I go and if someone like yourself is interested answer any questions… I’ve got the majority of the build pics on “Stormin Norman” feed
 

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Cap, rotor, module,wires,plugs. Oil,oil filter,air filter&breather filter also gave it a bath. That’s enough for today. It’s time to watch some football and have a couple ( maybe 3 or so ) beers.
 

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Removed my toolbox in order to test fit my new-to-me show bar. I will have to cut out sections of my bedliner so it will sit down properly.

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The tool box wasn't very useful since the truck is kind of tall. Plus it tended to gather stuff below it. Upon removal, I found a couple drive shafts and a wiring harness that I forgot I owned, lol. They were hidden behind some firewood and a floor jack that I carry around. The toolbox is now mounted to my son's '93 C-1500. It should be much more useful there.
 

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Removed my toolbox in order to test fit my new-to-me show bar. I will have to cut out sections of my bedliner so it will sit down properly.

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The tool box wasn't very useful since the truck is kind of tall. Plus it tended to gather stuff below it. Upon removal, I found a couple drive shafts and a wiring harness that I forgot I owned, lol. They were hidden behind some firewood and a floor jack that I carry around. The toolbox is now mounted to my son's '93 C-1500. It should be much more useful there.
Roll bar looks killer!
 

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A while ago, I crossed some wires when reconnecting cables to the battery (starter cable is black with red ends - lots of nice sparks hooking that up wrong). Messed up the alternator and I could have sworn that I heard an electrical "snap" from it. Sent it to Mechman for repair, which they did under warrantee even after I told them what I did. Finally got around to installing it last week and the electrical arc sound was still there. [email protected] Last night I checked the engine bay at night and found the location of the spark - spark plug wire came off the distributor. Hooked that back up and the engine runs much smoother.

Odd thing happened though: I switched the PCV valve from the passenger side to the driver's side valve cover (and the vent swapped sides too) and then it started blowing a lot of smoke out the tailpipes. That didn't clear up after a couple of minutes so I swapped them back and all is fine. FWIW, both were in the rear of the valve covers. Any ideas?

Maybe a baffle in the valve cover. Present on only one side or missing one?
 

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Maybe a baffle in the valve cover. Present on only one side or missing one?
That's what I'm thinking. I'll investigate when I have more time / desire, but right now the solution seems to be "don't do that"
 

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@bucket

Hey Andy, What year is this GMC pickup? Is that tailgate with top side "GMC" stamp one year only?

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That truck is a '77, but it came with fenders, doors, hood and a tailgate from a '73 or '74 truck. Apparently the higher trim trucks had actual chrome letter badges that went on the stamped GMC. The '73-'74 GMC tailgates are an odd duck around here. I don't remember ever seeing one before... I'm sure I did, but I simply don't remember it. This truck is from Washington, so it has survived much better than around here.
 

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