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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:17 pm 
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Dude! Seriously???? :roll:

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:43 am 
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Putting it to work! :cool:

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Actually, the Plump Truck works just fine. It's the I-beam/hoist combo being put to work here! :razz:

Took 3 guys to load this HUGE pallet onto the bed. I'm going to use it as a base for the flooring of the "dirty work" shed in the back yard. So, to unload it with the usual "crew", me, myself & I, using a couple of straps crossing about the center of it, the job was effortless! :grin:

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Finally got around to do it! :oops:


Old totally trashed ball joints coming out along with the drum brakes. :-&

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New ball joints and wheel bearings! :razz:

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Apparently the Plump Truck is such an "early" vintage that it had split bus drums. :-k

I'm guessing this because the dust caps did not fit the disc hubs by quite a lot!!! Went to the vee parts to get some and they did not have any but told me that the book says '68 to '79 are all the same. So I went back and try to pound them in but upon measuring the difference was quite big. Was going to just make my own but didn't have the raw material readily enough, so decided to "cut" into the caps I had. Couldn't use them anyway so if I ended up ruining them, no big loss. :-s

Through my calculations I ended up with about 0.026" worth of skin actually grabbing the hub. :neutral:

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The never ending brake issues! :roll:

The old master cylinder had worn out a seal and was leaking right out of the front of it. Tried to get a rebuilt kit but none are available. A "so called" german master is upwards of a coupla hunnert $$$ or some such, so I attempted a "fix". Took it apart and found a bit of pitting inside it right about the front seal area. Took a honer to it and smoothed it out. Also swapped the worn seal with another from the inner area though they are not "exactly" the same. Slapped it all back together and it seemed to work. However, after all that manhandling, the cracked up reservoir started leaking. :sad:

After a while, couldn't stand the mess and not feeling all too secure, I bit the bullet and ordered a new master. Pierside Parts had one at $89 (china cheesy) but about the reservoir they said "No one is making those... but we are working on getting it to the market soon!" Well, really? Ok, but EIS.com does have it already for $30 or so. Ordered them in the hope that both parts would fit each other while coming from 2 different sources!?!!?!! [-o<

Got lucky this time!!!! \:D/


The reservoir came in first:

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Then the master showed up:

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Here's the comp:

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And the "issue":

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So, I went to swap the progressive back with the Webers... First, I just HAD TO drop the motor to do that since the single carb manifold will not come out easy with the fan shroud on. So I dropped it. Of course once you do that, all kinds of shtuff comes up that needs and should be addressed. Took care of all that, buttoned it all back, and started shoving the motor back in. Dropping a motor is really a piece of cake and on any other vw shoving it in is fairly simple, but in this thing, with the transaxle all loosy goosy it's a RPITA! But in it went finally. Before starting it I even install the apron and bumper. It fire up right quick and idled sweet! :smile:

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THEN, just when I was ready to drop it off the floor jack, I saw these on the floor!!! :stoptheinsanity:



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It was late in the evening already and as much as I tried to install them blind by feel, it was just impossible! Cussing and fighting I just plain gave up slamming shtuff around, shutting down shop! :-x




Pissed to no forkin end, just the thought of having to drop the motor AGAIN just to put these little forkers on was driving me nuts! :smt013



Then, woke up in the middle of the night and a thought came to mind... if I use studs instead of bolts it will surely be easier to feel the spot where they go!?!?! :smt017

Being a work day, later when I got home went right into it! Wasn't quite a piece of cake but was successful at it! At least I didn't have to drop the motor again! :neutral:

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Yeah, it's been a little while since I posted ANYTHING here, but here's the latest update on the Plump Truck. :roll:

Many things have happened to the Plump Truck, like I had built a 1700 stroker motor which did quite well for it. However, after building a brand spanking NEW 2276 for the Dormy and the leaky old one from it just sitting there, I decided to install it in the truck. While the 1700 did ok, I really do load up the truck often and figured it could really use a bit more power. Now, you would think an engine swap is just that and it'd be a quick job. Well, it took me 3 full days since the 2276 is a full flowed case and I had no provision to have that in the truck! Some modification just needed to be done and while I was at it also decided to get a new muffler to replace the "ok" one that sounded like a rattle can. :-/

Anyway, here's the 1700 out...

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And the dual Dellorto'ed 2276...

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Mod on the moustache bar...

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Filter location...

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Size difference between the mufflers...

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As usual, I sliced the old muffler ends and weld them up to the new one. At only $33 for the muffler, it beats the hell out of paying over $100 for an empi! :-P

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The dual tail pipe was in my stash of parts for about 20 years! :shock:


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Autozone has them in stock! :cool:

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:06 am 
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How does it sound? Throaty?

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Sounds pretty badass! :-P

Runs like a bat out of hell too! Peeling tires even! :smt103

Had some "issues" lately though. As good as it ran... first trip, took it to Mission Beach, went bike riding for over an hour, drove home just as awesome. The next day went to fill up at the costco, after filling up it died at the next corner. After throwing damn near everything AND the kitchen sink to it without starting, plugged in the electric fuel pump and it fired up and took me home. So thinking now the the pump gave up the ghost, the next day going to get a new one... it died at the first corner! :x

Throwing more sh!t into it, finally fired up and drove it home. Testing checking this that and the other, all seemed fine. Go at it and again it died around the corner! :-x

Ended up buying a new coil, new points and condenser. So far I've been around town keeping it close and with my bicycle on it in case I have to pedal my a$$ home. Also, just in case... I have a "ready" jumper wire to hook the coil directly to the battery, and extra dizzy with new points and condenser, AND the towbar at the ready too! :roll:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:15 pm 
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That first part sounds good, but the rest, not so much. You think it is the dizzy? Maybe the fuel pump has one of those plastic arm the rod hits. Might be bent or braking or bends when it warms up. I hope you get to the bottom of it soon.

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Took long enough!! :x

But finally got it figured out. The fuel pump went terribly bad. It would just quit pumping, but some times it would "block" itself in such a way that it prevented the electric pump from pushing the gas through it! :roll:

Once I simply bypassed the mechanical pump the issue just plain went away. So, I pulled the bad pump out and tested it... yes, it's bad! Being the "generic" juans you get these days, it cannot be taken apart and fixed. I'm guessing that the little flippity-flap check valve has broken off and somehow plugged the pump. I will be breaking it open just to see what the hell is really going on in there. Already replaced it with another one and the Plump Truck is back into full service! :cool:


BTW, thank you for the concern Chris! :smile:

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