Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Running like junk

I drove the truck down the street a couple of times Christmas Day and the day after. It was running like crap, so I neverr ventured further than I could push it home.

I wanted to drive it to work on Thursday, but I think I'll wait until sometime when it is running better. I don't think I could push it home 15 miles.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Fishing Truck!

One of my main goals for the 68 is to have a decent fishing truck when I am done. I want to have it set up so that I can have all of my fishing gear stowed away and ready to use for quick fishing trips at the quarry lake a couple of miles away.

Sunday afternoon we made our first voyage in the fishing rig. The Talker and I loaded up the row boat and a couple of fishing poles and we went out for a little while and we caught a nice smallmouth bass. Good times.

The truck ran like a champ and we got lots of attention cruising through the neighborhood with our boat hanging out the back of the bed. Just like I have imagined for a couple of years.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Pops Rules!

The Father in law is in town today. So I put him to work for a little while this afternoon.

He helped me use the vacuum gauge to get the carburetor dialed in. Now the truck is running much better.

I did it by myself a couple of different times, but each time I left the vacuum advance connected. He had me disconnect it and then tune the carb. Made all the difference.

I am out for a drive!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Drove the truck up to the YMCA yesterday to work out. I can't tell what hurts worse, working out my lazy body or driving the truck home after that.

You get a pretty good workout just by not having power steering or power brakes...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cruising the neighborhod, Part 144

All morning Saturday and again on Sunday afternoon, I tried to find a useful reason to drive the truck. The only thing I came up with all weekend involved driving to the far end of the street to pick up the family from a neighbor's house.

Total trip miles, .5. Total number of problems on this trip, two kids, one wife.

Besides that, nothing useful ever came to mind so the truck and I sat at home all weekend.

I'll leave you with my favorite truck picture ever, taken the day Marge came home.