Resto-mod of former Tri-County Rural Electric truck from Tioga County PA. Serial #2461736841 Originally equipped with dual vacuum brake boosters, windshield washers, seat belt mounts. I did partial restoration and added rear shocks and centered rear axle. Dan Mininger installed 318-3 premium engine, power steering, Mico brake lock, Chelsea PTO, ARB locker, etc. Gary Pavlovich ground cam at 262/.460 degrees. Greg Smith built custom flat bed. Plans for disk brakes next.
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5 View of truck as purchased. Winch was long gone. No running boards. Fenders welded to cab.
6 At home in the garage next to the 1950 Power Wagon.
7 Truck was stripped to the bare frame, sandblasted and repainted. An old repair to the frame had to be re-welded and plate moved to inside of frame.
8 Shot of front axle during rebuild.
9 Here's a shot of the drag link and pitman arm with rebuild components from Vintage Power Wagons.
10 Centered rear differential and rear shocks in place. Would like to add locking differential someday.
11 Transfer case in place with new pinion seals from VPWs and brake drum relined.
12 Dual vacuum brake boosters rebuilt by Power Brake X-Change in Pittsburgh, PA.
14 Brake line junction block with stop signal switches.
16 The engine was running, but had a cracked water pump and the wrong fuel pump. I initially planned to just clean and paint it.
17 Close up of engine block. Exhaust manifold was cracked and will be replaced.
18 After getting the truck home, I decided to pull the head. Engine had been rebuilt with original pistons. Head was warped and water had fouled #1 exhaust valve so that it was stuck open.
19 Head resurfaced and new valves, guides and springs ready for installation.
20 I wasn't happy with the job I did on the valve seats, and the top of the cylinders had ridges. I decided to check the rest of the engine. Half of the piston rings were broken so the engine needed a total rebuild.
21 Ring gear worn in a few spots. My rebuilder, Harvey Bush, said not to worry.
22 Flywheel will be resurfaced, clutch replaced, and pressure plate rebuilt. Will get a new clutch throw-out bearing and pilot bushing too.
23 Crank and cam shaft removed for inspection and machining.
24 Water distribution tube removed for cleaning. Looks good.