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To: "OleTrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Big Trucks
From: "John Melon" <john@flyingmelons.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 20:12:42 -0600
' thought I'd take a few minutes to type while I have the carb apart in the
dishwasher (liquid soap - no granules). The progress on my dump truck can
best be described as "tinkering", but it's _my_ quiet time as I can get it.

I installed a new carrier bearing last week - after the old one
disintegrated half-way down my block. The replacement piece from the Medium
Duty Chevrolet Dealer in Denver bears no resemblance to the original and
held the shaft almost 1/4" higher than the original. Luckily there was
plenty of thread on the mounting bolts and I was able to shim it back down
to tolerance.

When I got the truck, the dump-pump was disconnected from the PTO shaft and
hanging by the hydraulic hoses. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how
it was supposed to mount to what-was-left of the bracket. After thoroughly
scrubbing the inch of crud and cleaning everything, I was able to figure the
original mounting configuration and the bracket is now rewelded and ready
for paint before reassembly. ' should easily last another 50 years with the
added gussets that should've been there in the 1st place.

I was able to repair the secondary portion of the hood latch but still need
a small round (clock-type) spring to get the primary latch back in order to
be able to do away with the bungee.


John Melon
1958 4400
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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