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Running again

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Well boys and girls, I haven't had my truck running very well for quite some time. I tore the carburetor off, tore it apart, and well, the power valve was blown out. So I replaced it, put the carb back together, snotted it back onto the truck, got the adjustments back together, and cranked it up. It ran like a bloody top! It feels so wonderful to have my truck back in proper working order. It runs, purrs, roars, snorts, and well, I have to curse it every now and again, but it works GREAT! I'm going to be driving it to the local cruise in this Saturday night (by the way, also my birthday), so y'all wish me luck, I should have lots of pictures of the event, and of course the truck. I kinda wish that I could bring the '66 International 1600 to the show, that would probably turn a few heads, but the dump body isn't complete yet. Oh well, I'm just glad that my truck is back in one piece!

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Its always a good feeling when you "make it right" on your vehicle.

Congrats on the carb rehab, and Happy Birthday in advance.

I think the '38 Dodge will be going to its first show of the season this Saturady as well.

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Out Standing! Have fun with the '38 Dodge. I think I'm going to seriously enjoy driving the truck. Nothing in the world like four 2.5" exhaust pipes bellowing the mellow notes of a bored .040 over 350 with 675cfm of 4-bbl Holley strapped to the top of it.

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The Dodge is painfully quiet...

But my wagon won't be! :AH-HA_wink:

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well, you can always make something painfully quiet not so quiet if you so desire. All it takes is the proper application of a punch and a hammer to the muffler to easily free up much needed engine sounds.

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The Dodge will be staying quiet, no need to hotrod the family antique.

If I want to make some noise, my recent Chevy purchases should do nicely. :AH-HA_wink:

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Hey 76CT ... EXCELLENT news that your truck is running again!!!

Enjoy the cruise this coming Saturday night ... and, HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY :).

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Nobody can keep a Chevy truck down for long. Keep on Truckin'.
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'66 International... how come I've never heard of this before?

The Dodge is painfully quiet...

A car that gorgeous is meant to be SEEN not heard.

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