Overall, the truck seems to be in good shape for its age. There are only a few small holes on it. One on the driver's side rocker and one on the driver's side quarter; both only about the size of a quarter. So far, I just tried starting it with no luck right off. The motor just isn't turning over fast enough. It does have spark though. I tried pulling the plugs and turning the motor over to get oil flowing and I double checked the firing order. Tomorrow I'll try a few other things. Wish me luck. haha
Well... today I fixed a few things on the truck but it won't run just yet. First thing was an oil change. Then, there was a fuel line leak out back and the carb was gummed up so I replaced it with a holley. I got the plugs to spark but I don't think they are sparking hot enough. The previous owner installed the 440 out of an imperial and it came with "Lean Burn" crap. Somehow, its all spliced together with the original wires. Blah!
looks great man!! nice to see another old navy truck comming back to life!!! hey...I'm going army theme with mine why don't you run the navy theme!? you know paint it like a battle ship with the panels airbrushed on, with the rivets too.....and a U.S.S. powerwagon or somthing for the name? lol.....just brainstorming here! lol! keep the pics comming! also awhile back I posted a chopped pic I did of a four door made to look like a lil'red ! did you see it! now there's another idea!!? later........KC!
RamchargerCentral.Com is a Dodge truck community built by a vast number of experienced owners. Whatever you're thinking about doing from routine maintenance to full-on restoration, odds are somebody around here already has. Originally focused on the Ram Charger / Trail Duster, our members own, drive and wrench on Mopars from the 40s to the current day. It's not what you buy, it's what you build.