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I sold my last 1930 Essex hotrod and then went out to get a simple driver.....

I bought a 1951 chevy 1300 with an inline 6...  Basically fresh from a farm in Saskatchewan.

my plan was to drive it the way I bought it , Until I got it home and looked under it.

 

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So this is what happened.....

 

 

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New motor, 4sp munci, T/A posi rear end, new wiring, new gauges, new floor, new fuel system, new cooing system, upgraded lighting new brakes, disk brake conversion, lowered 4"....Bla...Bla...Bla....



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30-S6 wrote:

New motor, 4sp munci, T/A posi rear end, new wiring, new gauges, new floor, new fuel system, new cooing system, upgraded lighting new brakes, disk brake conversion, lowered 4"....Bla...Bla...Bla....





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I found that when you put a v8 engine like I did you're going to need to move the steering column.

 

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When I looked at the brake master. I knew I needed to fix it... single reservoir, drum brakes all around...
I looked into a few options so I wanted to have disc brakes up front at least.... so this is what I did.
My buddie has a bunch of race cars and parts....

 

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Wilwood brake and clutch pedal assembly with 2 reservoirs and hydraulic clutch.


 

 



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The frame crossers were gross too... Speedway Motors has all the parts you need to change them... I changed the transmission, motor and rad cradle.

 

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Now that looks a bit tidier.... tight fit with the steering but it fits.



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A few other things that I needed to do was to shorten up the steering column 4" to give me a bit more room inside. I also moved the back of the seat into the seat frame to gain a bit more.

as far as the pitman arm goes... because I moved the steernig box,  the ball needed to be moved to the inside of the arm to line up properly.... I also cut the shaft connected to the arm in the center , turned it 180 and re welded it  so the cup for the ball on the pitman arm would be on the correct side.



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Should have it done by Feb 1


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I started it last year .... I probably could have it done by then, but I keep changing things... like I just got my new front axle in the mail today so I need to tear the front end apart again.

it's Okay the way it is but I want to lower it some more....I took a couple of leaf springs out, but still not enough so the 3" drop axle may do the trick.



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Looking good.

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Here it is with the new motor, disc brake conversion with 5x4.75  bot pattern instead of the 6 bolt.

I also went with a painless type wiring kit on this project too. I did the last car also and it worked out great.... (if you follow the directions). replaced the old shocks too. 

 

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Also the posi rear end is sitting there came out of an 81 Trans/am



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This is the Borg Warner/ Munci 4 speed with a Lakewood bell housing and the hydraulic throw out bearing.

 


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The rear end I'm using came from a 1981 Pontiac T/A. It's a posi ... The perches were not where they needed to be so again Speedway Motors has everything you need to make this project a breeze.
The center bolt on the truck is forward 2" , so without knowing I drilled through the leafs to relocate the bolt... after I did all that I came across an article that says that I only had to spin the leaf pack end for end....

 

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4" lowering blocks in the back get it down where I like it.... the tire is a 275 60 15 on a 10" wide rim ( the tire in the picture is a slick from my buddies race car  NOT what I have on it)



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Looking good. Making quick work of the project.

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I ordered a 3" drop axle from Speedway back in July 2021...... I finally got it Jan 17 2022.... so that's what I'm doing this weekend...
So far it's going pretty good, I had the axle with the spindles out in under an hour with basic hand tools....(and a few beers)

 

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This weekend has been pretty laid back... nothing I had to do, so I poked around... in the garage and cleared a path for the dog with the snowblower....

I bolted the 3" drop axle from Speedway in today, over all it went pretty smooth other than a spacer that needed a little trim. and I didn't realize that the tie rod needed to be mounted from the bottom rather than the stock top location.
All good now......

 

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See it still looks like an old farm truck...... Maybe a bit?... Sorta?


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That it does. Nice stance.
Get the straw hat out and cruise come spring time....... If it ever gets here.

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I like that personal touch on the hood and you guys with a tidy garage freak me out. You guys must have a maid ? Truck sure looks sharp.

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the dog with the snowblower....

Pictures please

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the dog with the snowblower....

Pictures please


 AHHHH! a guy with a short attention span.... reads a sentence and forgets what the beginning was....

sorry no pictures but it would be funny... problem is my dog likes to bite the shovel, so no snow blower for her.

 



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Cuddles wrote:

I like that personal touch on the hood and you guys with a tidy garage freak me out. You guys must have a maid ? Truck sure looks sharp.


 The garage just looks tidy.... I can't stand tripping over crap or looking for it ,so everything has a place and I know where to find it....

if not I end up buying more of the same stuff I put away (somewhere)... I'm sure I'm not alone.



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I was messing around with the truck over the weekend and I wanted to check the wiring to see how I did with the kit...
as soon as I put the booster pack to it the horn went off (which I didn't expect at all).
I unplugged it to turn it off at the steering column which I think is the ground because there is only one wire going to the button... the original horn is bolted to the firewall so I would assume that that is a ground also.... and I have a power wire directly to the horn with the kits relay.
now I'm confused would the original 6volt system be a positive ground? maybe the way I have the horn wired is shorting it out?

 

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so the power is coming from the green wire to the 2 brown wires which run up to the screws on the top of the horns.... I also had the wires removed from that block and did not make a difference.

 

 



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are you going to run the stock heater box / core ? The fan died on mine and the core blew out also .
I,m thinking to look into after market heater / ac box , or maybe a small unitized one like from a civic
The factory defrost vent system is horrible on these , but that might have just been my horrible heat set up loll

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I'd like to use the original horn button on the steering wheel... maybe it's grounding in the column before it gets to the button..
an easy solution may be to add a horn button and bolt it to the column....
I'm thinking this way because I unplugged the wire going into the column and the horn stopped... ( the horn button is not on the steering wheel either, so I know it's not stuck or being pressed down) I even pulled the spring loaded contact out to make sure it wasn't that.

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I have an original heater in it that took out of my parts truck the motor does work in it but is really noisy...It works without the switch, but I cant get it to work with the original switch..... I looked at a newer one on ebay which I may install.

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I dont want to hi jack your thread with my own questions etc . I scrolled down that ebay ad , and for temp control it says temp of heater depends on engine/coolant temps , meaning the the temperature output is full hot only . I like the smaller size of the unit tho , but I want temp controls too .

edit note but then again you could put a coolant flow control valve ahead of the unit , like the ones honda uses , mounted to fire wall in engine conpartment and cable controlled 



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77 wrote:

I dont want to hi jack your thread with my own questions etc . I scrolled down that ebay ad , and for temp control it says temp of heater depends on engine/coolant temps , meaning the the temperature output is full hot only . I like the smaller size of the unit tho , but I want temp controls too .

edit note but then again you could put a coolant flow control valve ahead of the unit , like the ones honda uses , mounted to fire wall in engine conpartment and cable controlled 



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 Having the option of different temp setting may be nice but even in my newer Silverado I only use 2 speeds. 

to me in this old truck I would only drive in warmer weather, so I won't even have to open the valve to the heater... I'm hoping it would be enough to clear the window on a cool morning... If  anything? I may look into a swamp cooler or a fan for the heat in the summer.

Thanks for the fuel for though.... if I do find out that I need to change my plan..... now I have another option to look into.  



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