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 Post subject: Got my first LUV back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:16 pm 
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My dad bought this truck in 1983, gave it to me in 1995. I drove it for forever, gave it to my grandfather for years, got it back... sold it to mytmouz about 6 years ago...

And today it’s home. Hope to keep it forever now.

396 stroker, 4L80E trans, Ford 9” with 3.50s. It’s been sitting for a bit and needs a little work to be ready, but I’m a happy man right now.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:19 pm 
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I like it...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 pm 
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Awesome you got her back. It’s in good hands

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:00 am 
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Ok, I'm gonna have to see that up close. Maybe meet up for breakfast or coffee some Saturday, what do you think?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:51 am 
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Heck yeah! Give me a few weeks to get it road ready and we’ll make it happen.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:12 am 
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Congratulations, mytmouz does some nice work. That truck is awesome. 8)

I think it is rare to get your truck back in better condition than when it left...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:54 pm 
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Ordered the Holley Sniper EFI and an in-tank pump. I went ahead and ordered the progressive linkage for it too. I’ve heard that if you’ve got a “robust” engine that the Sniper can make city driving a little difficult. The stock linkage opens the primaries and secondaries 1:1. The progressive linkage opens the secondaries around 40% throttle. That’ll all be here early next week.

I’ve got a little bit of wiring to finish on it in the meantime, it won’t take much. Hoping to be able to drive it around this next weekend.

I was able to justify all of this (to myself) as a practical need. I’m single now and only have 1 running vehicle. My 2016 Ram has 5 recalls outstanding on it, and it’d really be nice to have a spare vehicle.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Sniper installed. The rattling is some exhaust brackets lol.



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:11 pm 
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I installed the progressive linkage on the Sniper today. The factory linkage opens the primaries and secondaries 1:1. Kept leaving black marks everywhere. The progressive linkage keeps the secondaries closed until about 40% throttle. It’s got a lot more manners now but still really wakes up when you step on it. I’ve put about 100 miles on it now and am confident I can go anywhere in it.


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Man that is awesome! Glad to see you back in a luv especially your first one!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 pm 
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8) sweet!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:01 am 
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JoeIsuzu wrote:
Ok, I'm gonna have to see that up close. Maybe meet up for breakfast or coffee some Saturday, what do you think?

Jack


I’m planning on driving this to Griffin and Sons Cruise-in on November 3rd if the weather cooperates. 2035 Stateline Rd in Southaven. 1-4pm.


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drummerforhire wrote:
JoeIsuzu wrote:
Ok, I'm gonna have to see that up close. Maybe meet up for breakfast or coffee some Saturday, what do you think?

Jack


I’m planning on driving this to Griffin and Sons Cruise-in on November 3rd if the weather cooperates. 2035 Stateline Rd in Southaven. 1-4pm.


Maybe next time...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:38 pm 
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drummerforhire wrote:
drummerforhire wrote:
JoeIsuzu wrote:
Ok, I'm gonna have to see that up close. Maybe meet up for breakfast or coffee some Saturday, what do you think?

Jack


I’m planning on driving this to Griffin and Sons Cruise-in on November 3rd if the weather cooperates. 2035 Stateline Rd in Southaven. 1-4pm.


Maybe next time...

I hate I missed this, sorry.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:58 pm 
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JoeIsuzu wrote:
drummerforhire wrote:
drummerforhire wrote:
I’m planning on driving this to Griffin and Sons Cruise-in on November 3rd if the weather cooperates. 2035 Stateline Rd in Southaven. 1-4pm.


Maybe next time...

I hate I missed this, sorry.

Jack


It’s tomorrow but I have to cancel anyway. :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 10:57 pm 
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A lot has happened to this truck since it came home.

The Sniper didn’t like the big cam so it had to go. Replaced it with the Edelbrock Pro Flo 4. It’s an SFI system with 8 injectors, not a TBI system like the Sniper. It controls timing too. All set up with an Android tablet.

The 4L80e took a shit about a year ago. I rebuilt it and encountered problem after problem. I replaced the reverse drum during the rebuild and didn’t set the pin properly and smoked the new band. Educated myself on the second rebuild and it only had third gear. Went through it again and found no issues. Dug up a military service manual and digested it... turned out I got a bad solenoid out of the box. Finally got to drive it a little (almost a year later) and then the controller took a shit. Replaced that with a US Shift Quick 4 and so far have put 50 miles on it with no issues. It’s not much but it’s the most I’ve put on the truck with no issues. :lol:

I replaced the Camaro center console with a Classic Consoles Humphugger for a 66 Mustang. Had to make a few modifications but it looks good and has cupholders. I’m giving the Camaro console to dad for the green Nissan.

I still have a few lights to hook up and the brake light switch is causing the brake lights to stay on all the time now. Should have that replaced soon.

The gauges mytmouz installed never worked right and I never could figure out if there was a way to fix them. They rested way below 0 and the needle was keyed so you couldn’t just reindex it. I finally bought a Dakota Digital VHX 1018 and it works great. A little pricey but I guess it wasn’t much worse than a new set of AutoMeters. I bought a sheet of ABS plastic off Amazon and used the glove box door for a template. Thanks Tilted for that idea. (remembered from a 15 year old post) The ABS plastic has a nice grain to it and fits the interior style of the truck really nicely.

I got a new set of seatbelts off eBay pretty cheap. Not much to say there except they work and fit nicely for $50.

Happy to be able to drive and enjoy again. It took a while and some money, but dang I love the truck.


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