1966 Chevy C20

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  1. Bent77

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    Probably shoddy part. Looks like I'm pulling mine for a new throw out bearing
     
  2. mrk5

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    I'll have to research a good, quality throwout bearing for this thing. I'm lazy and don't like to do work twice. :doah:
     
  3. ashman

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    That's funny, I'm cheap and apparently LOVE doing things twice.
     
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    Not trying to hijack but when I was gathering parts for my 77 I just used one of the throw out bearings that I had laying around. Spun nice, quiet...still working good.
     
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    Max, you're a farmer...


    It's kinda mandatory that you use things that you have laying around
     
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    Lol! Truth!
     
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  7. mrk5

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    Installed new mirrors from LMC. Driver side was simple bolt on. Passenger side needed mounting provisions.

    First thing is to remove the door panel. The handles use set screws.

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    The screws are offset so it's easier to get a screw driver on them.

    The panel is screwed to the door around its perimeter.

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    Don't forget the screws under the armrest.

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    The screws are interesting, a serrated countersunk deal.

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    Once the panel is off there's not a lot of access.

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    There are existing holes for a mirror on a backing panel on the inside of the door. I was thinking this makes a good template for drilling holes in the correct place.

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    Problem is they are nearly impossible to reach.

    I put a magnet in the holes and then used a screw on the other side to mark the spot.

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    It worked out pretty good.

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    I used rivet nuts for the my ting.

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    The white paint I sprayed to coat the fresh exposed edges of the holes.

    Here are the new mirrors.

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    Looks good Scott, how is the vibration?
     
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    Love this thing. I picked up a 66 C10 last winter and got it back on the road with a quick v8 swap.
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    And the best bolt on
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  10. ashman

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    Nice job on the magnet idea. great idea!
     
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  11. mrk5

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    Thanks, the mirrors vibrate a little but not horrible.
     
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  12. mrk5

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    Thanks! I forgot to add that I used the gasket to fine tune the hole locations before drilling.
     
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  13. mrk5

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    I like the seat cover. I think the color goes well with the truck. I also like that you used the alpine green engine color. I think it's a neat color.
     
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    Alpine green/Detroit diesel green has to be the best OEM engine color of all time, It was actually the correct color for the truck too.
     
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    Noticed a puddle under the front; thought it was the radiator leaking. Found it was the rubber line jumper between pump and hardline from the tank.

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    Looking inside the "good" end of this piece, I can see the whole thing needs replaced.

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    I have a feeling that hose has been on there a while.

    Just like replacing the filter, I got a gasoline shower. With the tank in the cab, there's really good gravity feed. I need to put in a cutoff valve in the line just before the filter.
     
  16. mrk5

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    It would appear I fixed the possible throw out bearing noise. I realized the pedal had a good deal of play and it was quite a bit higher than the brake pedal. I theorized the clutch may be releasing too far.

    I was going to adjust the clutch linkage but I realized that would not change how high up the pedal is. So I just added a 1/4" spacer to the pedal arm where it hits the stop.

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    Now the pedals are even.

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    And there's still the proper stroke for the clutch to engage/disengage. And no more noise.

    Funny how your muscle memory gets used to the pedal travel. I like where the pedal is now as far as comfort but I find myself pulling my leg up higher than I need to now.

    I also improved the hood alignment that's been bugging me.

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    After
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  18. kennyw

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    See what you started?

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