'55 R-122 rehab


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Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:11 pm

Re: '55 R-122 rehab

Quite by accident really. The paint is Cummins tan from Duplicolor.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:33 am

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I’ve been fooling with the truck most any chance I can get lately. I recently installed 3point seat belts from Juliano’s hot rod parts. Not sure what I was thinking, but I mounted the shoulder point right parallel w my shoulder on the B pillar. Big mistake. The belt constantly wanted to slide off my shoulder. If I had been in an accident it probably would have broken my shoulder or damaged my spine. Anyway, tonight I moved the shoulder mount up 9” and back 2” using a new plate I curved to match the B pillar. I plug welded the plate to inner cab skin. The plate is 3”X5”. I believe it will hold me back in an accident. My driver’s side door lock stopped locking. Turns out the “C” clip that retains the lock barrel in the button had worked loose allowing the barrel to lose its connection w the locking plate.

I’m now on version 35 for my TBI Chips. I haven’t given up on the 2 barrel setup even though I think it may be a major contributor to my lack of “umph” in the higher gears. I finally re-gapped the plugs from .036 to .045. I also did a valve adjustment (exhausts were tight). The idle has smoothed out considerably and off idle tip-in has filled in nicely too. I’m actually taking fuel out now where I was previously adding it to try to get rid of a bog when leaving a stop. It’s still not perfect, but I’m sneaking up on something that I think is really good all around.

Quite a bit of sound deadener and even some carpet and rubber mats have made their way into my truck. It’s a completely different experience driving it around now. You *could* actually talk to someone on a cellphone while driving now. There’s still some large air leaks to address, but it’s worlds apart from where it was 3 mo ago.

I’ll try to remember to snap some pics next time I’ve got the truck in the sop.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
'86 Cadillac Coupe Deville
'14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:02 am

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Cummins 4bta parts freshly painted with IHC dashboard paint
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:36 am

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I’d put a 4bt in my truck in a heartbeat if I could find one for a reasonable price. Lookin’ good!
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
'86 Cadillac Coupe Deville
'14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:33 pm

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Jake, sounds like you are making good progress. I look forward to more posts and pictures.
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:33 pm

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The 4BTA and truck project has been stalled for some time. The picture is from May 21, 2011
I have not gotten thinner or better looking sine then.
https://youtu.be/_U5M6eIQpZk
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:37 pm

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Great video Nikki. I never tire of hearing an engine fire up for the first time in or out of its intended home.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
'86 Cadillac Coupe Deville
'14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:53 pm

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My daughter is pressuring me to take on the L110 Shorty project, with her. She is a mechanic and teaches shop in a major high school. I think the "L" would be perfect credibility, for her. I need to get the blue Albatross out of my shop so work can continue in the "L".
There is over a foot of snow on my steep laneway, so nothing is going out of the shop, any time soon. I am too old to risk falling again. The last time I walked on snow, in the lane, I fell and did some serious damage. I have been pushing a walker since then. I am not getting better and I am OK with the status quo. F'd for life. LOL
I always watch for a Cummins 4bta to come up for sale. I will buy the 4b if the price is right. Someone will want it.
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 pm

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Still having tuning issues with the ‘40? Sorry to hear about your current state of mobility. I guess on the bright side at least you ARE still mobile.

A well executed swap/project can do wonders for One’s Street Cred. I’m just wrapping up a 6.0L LS swapped ‘82 GMC truck for our shop. It’s nothing earth shattering, but we’re hoping that it will demonstrate to the public that we’re just as capable of building solid reliable everyday hotrods as we are caring for your 1919 Stanley Steamer or your ‘67 Porsche 912, or your ‘63 Triumph TR4 or evening that 1925 Willys Overland you’ve had sitting in the garage for decades.


Speaking of Stanley’s- there’s a strong possibility that I may be heading up to Spokane Washington later this year to gather up another 1919 Stanley Steamer. I haven’t the foggiest idea how for that is from your locale Nikki, bit of it’s doable I’d enjoy meeting you in person and seeing your terrific projects in the flesh.
'55 IH R-122- BG265 w/TBI fuel injection
'64 Porsche 356 C
'68 and '73 BMW 2002s
'86 Cadillac Coupe Deville
'14 VW Passat SE TSI
3 Vintage Sears garden tractors ('66-'74)

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Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 am

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6 h 49 min (414.5 mi) via I-90 W
https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sxsr ... jzjNocgKak
That is one way. You will have to return after. My place may not worth the extra trouble.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Mark Twain
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