Day 13 – New Gas Filter

Posted: July 20, 2013 in Repairs

Hello all!  Since I have new followers, the least I could do is post something.  Not much activity over the last x months.  I drive my truck every day to work and only recently have finally dared to take it on the interstate.  I’m lucky that my work isn’t that far away and I don’t avoid the interstate for safety reasons, mostly because I like to drive slower anyway.  You’d think I was 70.

I have this glass gas filter right near my carburetor and it was starting to get filled with trash.  It’s built up over time and I have no idea when/if the last owner changed it so I decided to get one.  I went to the auto parts store and since the truck is obviously a mixture in various ways of different years, it’s often hard to tell them exactly what I have.  I know it’s a 1965 C20, but the engine is out of something else.  I actually looked it up and I’ll document it here once I look it up again.   Anyway, he looked it up and didn’t see anything resembling what I had, so he came out and looked at it and immediately recognized that he had one – turns out, EXACTLY like mine.

Excellent – my son and I changed it and now I feel a little better about my gas flow.

We also tightened up the alternator belt and re-attached the ground wire on the left front turn signal.  I always cringed when it rained and I needed to turn on my lights and the signal light would just glow.  We found the loose ground wire and it’s all better now.

Other than that, nothing else new.  I have a few things on my list coming up:

  1. My left front spring needs replacing.  I used to think this was a cab support causing my truck to lean, but the leaning is getting worse and I am pretty sure it’s the spring.  Amazon has two new springs for about $75 – hurray.
  2. Finish working on the new hood – paint it and put it in place
  3. Grease the front end
  4. Replace the rear brakes.  I don’t look forward to this, but I’m more confident than I used to be after hearing from so many other owners who’ve already done it.

See you later!

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