Okay. Here is the news. I got a new (to me) truck. What it is 1984 chevy K20 3/4 ton 4x4. 10b front, 14sf rear. Rebuilt 350 (RV cam, supposed roller rockers, Q-jet), SM465 NP208. Straight body, no rust. Power everything. What it isn't Guy had it in front of his house for $1500. It can't run for crap when I go look at it. Misses, smells like gas, backfires if you hit the gas, tires are shot, seats is ripped no carpet and a bunch of "stuff to fix it up" sitting in the bed box. I him and haw about it for a bit. Leary of the engine. He says it has a holley 4 barrel I see a q-jet and know he doesn't know what he has. I pay $1000 and drive it home (kicking and hopping, but it didn't stall). The P/O lives in the house behind mine BTW. I get it home monday night and park it in the back yard (find out there is no front drive shaft and a broken axleshaft). Now the tinkering begins. I find the main vacume port in the intake open and sucking air. Check the vacume and 22 hg (thats good). I check the idle screws and they are at full rich. Back that down and now it will idle fine (little cold blooded in the morning). Take it for a spin can't get it above 10mph. Bring it back, more tinkering. Take apart the carb to get to the APT for cruise mixture (again at full rich). Back that off and get it up to 20 mph. Get a timing light on it (who knows how many degrees it was off) set it to 7° and now get it up to 30 mph (then the backfiring kicks in real bad along with the shakes). Get up this morning ready to attack. Start tinkering with the engine (see post in garage). Decide to clean out the truck and find the seat belts. Lift seat up, find seat belts (check), look around, see black garbage bag, inside is the front driveshaft (check) and the rearview mirror (check). So my plan is to make this thing into my wonder daily driver and anemic tow rig. Total budget is $1500. I have $1540 in it right now and will see if I can do it. I don't need free parts, just want to see what my $1500 wonder truck will turn out to be. I know it is a long read. There will be pick tomorrow.