Yeah, it's actually not bad, just cracked and looking horrible. I've drilled a couple of holes in it, and the opening for the e-brake handle is oversize, but otherwise reworkable.was it as exciting as they say? (is that a redundancy? "watching paint dry is as exciting as watching paint dry")
I'd keep it, looks to be straight and in good shape otherwise and you can use it for repair practice.
you live in Portland, would you rather it actually be named "Hicksville"?Changed out the starter today, old one was grinding something fierce. Turned out the nose piece was cracked from tip to longbolt, so was allowing shaft flex, resulting in some serious chatter.
What sux is the sticker on the topside said "New", but other than a 'triple tested' sticker, that was it. No idea where it came from, just knew where it went. O'Reilly auto, swapped for a refurb Ultima and lifetime warranty.
Sometimes it pays off to live in a small 'hick' town, the autoparts stores stock a bunch of stuff for older pickups/cars and not all the new fangled stuff. Wife wanted to get the starter while she was in the city, 10 auto stores later and all of them required having it shipped. Crazy.
Lots of work there.....you'll be happy in the end. Great to see another 65 getting ready for the road. An LS swap isn't for the electronically challenged......but worth it in the long run. I recruited help doing a 09 4.8 in my 65..... glad I did, saved me a ton of head bangin'. That 02 shouldn't be nearly as bad......and we'll be able to feel your grins from here when it's done.Working on the 2002 lq9 6.0 motor mounts tonight for the 65. spent some hard earned dollars on these cheapos theY look sweet got some solid motor mounts some where to complete the set up. I’ll be disassembling the accessories to clean and paint motor And engine bay. First time doing a ls swap depinned oe harness, nightmare 3 day job with No electrical experience only rf knowledge. used Silverado fuel pump from autozone. With every thing hooked up battery ecu coustem 3 day moded harness thanks and shout out to www.ltswap.com And the YouTube Chanel that changed the game for me “the drive way engineer” watch him he’s bad ass.i fired it up on build stand with cherry picker and chain supporting it and my kick ass Moma holding the garden hose fired it up In her garage and it’s a runner Any ways Lott’s of $$$ later got it to run Now it’s going in. Know nothing about ls stuff so I’ll be asking questions and posting as I go. I’ve spent the last year building my daughters 66 c10 I’ll post pics. So what I did today.... mocked up motor mounts any info about these or this swap into a 65 is appreciated. Only got ls to idle and that’s it fell on its face when I tried to rev it but idled sweat. I know it’s a runner so I’m stuffing it in there. Not sure why wouldn’t stay running but that’s another time and post. Thanks for listening.
Thanks for the pep talk, it’s needed. Love this site and people are legit I’m looking forward to the challenge something about tearing into **** is therapeutic I’m not working right now so I’ll be posting daily here words of wisdom are always appreciated. My pops baught me one of these in high school it was sick like the white one just posted. So I’m building a tribute car in his honor. Thanks for the support.Lots of work there.....you'll be happy in the end. Great to see another 65 getting ready for the road. An LS swap isn't for the electronically challenged......but worth it in the long run. I recruited help doing a 09 4.8 in my 65..... glad I did, saved me a ton of head bangin'. That 02 shouldn't be nearly as bad......and we'll be able to feel your grins from here when it's done.