What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
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New wheels and tires on, new high pressure power steering line installed (was a fun DIY project), and all racked and wired up.

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Wheels are period correct American Racing wheels that are in immaculate shape. Literally just a couple scratches.

The power steering line put up a big fight. But it was so rusty it was easy to break it apart.

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We ultimately cut the remainder off using a steak knife then removed the rest with a breaker bar.

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Illustration for article titled THE COMMUNIST is Almost Ready

And yes, I said we! It was my girlfriend’s idea to use the steak knife and she made short work of the old power steering line. We made a great team fixing the truck. I literally couldn’t have done this without her! No doubt now she’s definitely a Gambler. <3

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To go we will do our Communist theming (with Plasti-Dip because the paint is too good to destroy) and a set of front bearings that should be pretty easy to DIY. When we return from the OG I think I’ll even fix the few rust spots it does have. I’ve invested blood, sweat, and a lot of money into the truck so I think this may be the one I keep for a while.

Illustration for article titled THE COMMUNIST is Almost Ready
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Other than that, the truck drives well, drives straight, and now doesn’t leak anything at all!

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