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what have i got my self into ? 2nd engine on its way now

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scored this today . super clean truck . . . . and its in the north already they don't look like this hardly ever up hear .

1988 gmc 7000 dump truck:grin:

has bad motor bbc gas . its stick with full air brake . paid 1600 bucks for it .

hope to swap in a extra motor I have and sell it for good deal and if not sell the dump box and have truck for free . . . then BIG boy toy build .

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That's awesome. What kind of gauges does it have?
 

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got back there today and plowed the road up to the truck so I get it towed out by the end of the week when the road is melted off for the BIG tow truck to get up there .

vin decode and air cleaner tag show 366 engine. . . but air cleaner tag shows 7.4 also . searching internet this seems to have been a common thing .

I got a idea tho . I have a line of a 8.1 big block complete take out . this would be a great repower for it and its from a med duty truck already .

gvw on the tag on the side of the cab door frame 9000k frt / 19000k rear / total 28k gvw truck .

glove box had 2 FULL rpo code sheets in it.

showed :
038 / 6.57 ratio rear
fxv / 149 inch wheel base
gyh / aux rear springs
kra / engine gov 3800

way to many to list up . . .

anyone got a good rpo code brake down list ?
 

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well here was the hill / farm path up to the trucks parking spot this am . . I even went up yesterday and dumped 150lbs of salt down it didn't do hardly squat .

the tow guy backed up to the truck . 1st attempt up hill failed . . but second was a winner .

hooked it / chained it / strapped the steering wheel and away we went .

he did say she has tight steering as most every thing he pulls wanders all over in the back . but my dump was straight as a arrow.

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look what showed up around 11:30 am today . . . . just fits past the lift arms on the shop lift . mirrors folded in for sure .

then after a few hr's of basic stuff the truck sneezed and blew its nose off.

after checking it over the motors is most likely junk . huge NON-coolent rust trails from head /block area on left side . 1 is the whole front face of the engine for the trail .

also tried to roll it over and it got to a point and stuck . . . that was with the battery hooked up. . . with huge pry bar it bound past ... I think few cylinders are rusted up from leak and sitting .

thanks to a local member junkyard hunting he told me a local yard 1hr east of me has a 427 tall deck create engine in a truck for cheep money . . going Tuesday to look at it and other small parts .

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ya she come apart fairly easy for here age . shows 6diget o.d. and 66k miles and rest of the truck proves it . . . other than the engine that had water only in it . . . :angry1:

yard I am going to Tuesday is the same yard I got the body for my plow truck years ago . he sold me a whole 2wd long bed truck with good body for 500 bucks with bad 305 in it. he is more than fair on condition / price / stands behind what he sells.
 

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In the first picture,I see an old Mopar station wagon ?..

My dad had a 1964 Dodge Custom 880 station wagon--it must have been a rare beast,because I've never seen another one just like it--not even one a different color...

That truck is cool--I'd keep it for what you have in it--you could probably make enough hauling a few loads in it to pay for itself..
 

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@diesel4me there was 2 of them there . . . .

went to the yard today . motor was decent looking but no carb/dist/to let us test it . but I trust him . my buddy has had great luck over the years and few deals I have had have been good.

I didn't get the motor yet tho as he said he has 2 more coming in at the end of the week from fresh pull outs . . . so I can have my choice of 3 to pick from .
 

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the baked to a crisp engine is out after tinkering with it the last few days here and there . today I dropped the manifolds back as 1 unit . then unbolted the starter and bell housing . once held with the hoist ( make sure legs are all the way out HEAVY motor ) I removed the front U-bracket mount and wiggle / jiggled / pryed her from the pins and up-out she come.

also have my eye's on a engine/tranny combo complete take out with everything on it already drop in / hookup and fire. waiting for reply on shipping price back from them .

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well said screw it and undid few more items and popped tranny out also .

best time now to clean up / reseal / degrease the frame / get all ready to drop back in the hole.

p.s. its great having 2 engine hoists . . :saweet:

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Does it have a SM465 ?..(My eyes cant tell by the photo)...2 speed rear end too ?...
 

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I hear ya buddy . . . . .

called on other motor/tranny combo they nock off 125 if keep tranny . . . the parts are worth more then that to me . . .

said $1150 shipped to local ( 10min drive ) terminal . drove to lot were they parted it . 125k miles . . .

lookin like this is the better way at this point since I found more carnage today ....... YES MORE DAMAGE ......... the clutch @ 66k miles is on the rivets and scorred both flywheel and pressure plate. :angry1::dunno: what did they do to this thing .

hate to say it but wish I had a way to test the rear end at this point . cause if it was bad I would part it and make a BIG boy toy .
 
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