1969 Highboy

3rd Petal

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With Chevy 250 rockers, no, they should just bolt on and go. Trying the Cleveland or Modified rockers is something I’ve wanted to try but never seen anyone else do. That may require different pushrods or other modifications
 

Dr. Marneaus

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Well I poked around a lot last weekend. I still don’t think that one is oiling but I fixed a few issues with the ticking.

turned out two of the nuts were backing themselves up on the studs and the rockers were coming loose. There was little to no resistance when threading the nuts onto the studs. I placed a socket on the nut and let the engine idle and over a few minutes the socket had turned backwards, I could see this by referencing the writing on the socket.

I took the two offending nuts off, set them on the concrete, and smacked them with a hammer. They threaded on with slight resistance. I’ve driven the truck for several days all around town and it’s still running nice and quiet.

also I was having issues with ticking loudly on start up until oil pressure built up, this would happen any time the truck sat for several days. Figured it was draining back. I swapped to a motorcraft oil filter and also went with Lucas Classic Car oil in 10w30 and that issue seems to have gone away as well. No more ticking on start up.

Drove around a lot on Friday Saturday and Sunday, no apparent engine noise.

Need to replace the proportioning valve on the white truck then get it sold.

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Dr. Marneaus

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Sold the white one yesterday, trying to decide on new tires for the highboy so I can get back to the oem style 16" wheels.

Considering Toyo MT's in 255/85r16. I dont really want MT's but I'm pretty sold on that size, and there arent many options. I truly dislike how the mastercraft and cooper AT's look.
 

Dr. Marneaus

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Meh, ordered the Toyos. We'll see what it looks like once I get them mounted.

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RARECJ8

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Glws. I used to have one back in ‘83 and loved it to death. Had at the time big 33” meats and thought it was the king. Then bought a Toyota...lol.
 

Dr. Marneaus

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Went with pure white instead of the off white cream??? I guess it should contrast well with the orange

Yes. I hemmed and hawed with the same question when I did my Wagoneer that was also a really light tan. Ended up sticking with pure white for the

I’ve never seen the wheels match the two tone and everything I have seen as far as OEM is white that doesn’t match or just gray.

Got the tires mounted at Ray’s today. So. Much. Better. They ride fine. Feels like it’s got a slight pull to the right now, but I’ll see about getting it aligned after I do new kingpin bearings etc


Now I just gotta get my damn tailgate painted with a little bit of rust repair. A buddy of mine has had it for months and I’m thinking about picking it up and trying to find somebody else to strip and shoot it....

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