Okay guys, I have a bunch of little updates, so I shall share in pictures! (what I have taken in pictures anyways).
The brakes bled with no issues. The front brakes are incredibly grabby, but the rear ones grab at a weird point. Oh well, i'll get over it.
The interior is back together and looks awesome except for the red seat. I might get some vinyl dye and dye it black/blue.
I had a turn signal that didn't work. All the way at the back end of the truck, someone spliced in appliance wire to make a hookup point for a trailer port. My turn signal cam was trashed, so instead of buying the switch, I only bought the cam. Three days after I got done tinkering with it, it worked.
The first outing I was leaking coolant, lost a hubcap and lost my oil filler cap. And it takes about an hour to fill up tires with a pancake air compressor.
The second outing I found out that the truck was not getting near enough fuel at idle once the choke was open. DID NOT LOSE ANYTHING!
That pretty much brings you guys up to date. I fixed the idle screws and sometime after all this **** snow clears out, ill take it for its final run around before heading to school with it.
This has been a fun project, a fun exercise in spending only 1500 bucks, and turned out to be a really well mannered driver for a 40 year old truck. I will say that the steering box is much slower than new trucks, but I would have to say that is the only real difference I have noticed between my mom's 2001 F150 and my truck (other than the extra power
). Ill try to update this more often.
Now that I can finally think about future upgrades, I am probably going to: shift kit in the C6, build up a roughly stock 410, and upgrade all four brakes. This is actually going to be my drivers car as I attempt to fund and purchase a new "real" hot rod.