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Al, I'll send this out to you, no charge buddy.. I'm passing on a good deed, as I was subject to a very generous offer and deed from a fellow member here....enjoy, I sent you a PM..Loren
 

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When I get this 312 running I am going to buy some things from Portlines.
A wheel puller
A "whack with a hammer" tool, I have a tender that front truck fell off. Seller forgot to tell me it was loose.
I have 2 or 3 metal hand rails missing from the 312 so will order them. They are cheap.

Need an order to Jeff Kane also. Some rivets and bushings, some metal spacers for side rods. Brushes and sprngs. And some more screws.
 

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flyernut, I will send my end of deal Monday. Too much to do fri and sat to do sooner.
Hope that is ok.
 

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Stuff for my truck is coming along. Exhaust kit, and bed topper kit are in garage.
All that is left is to get spray in bed liner. Everything else is bought and paid for.
Install the stuff and I am done with truck. The only other thing I might get is a cold air
intake. Suppose to help. Less restrictive, cooler air to engine.
 

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Stuff for my truck is coming along. Exhaust kit, and bed topper kit are in garage.
All that is left is to get spray in bed liner. Everything else is bought and paid for.
Install the stuff and I am done with truck. The only other thing I might get is a cold air
intake. Suppose to help. Less restrictive, cooler air to engine.
My son has a K&N cold air intake on his Silverado. I hope you like the sound of a old 4-barrel kicking in,lol!
 

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If you remember, we used to take air filter element out of the air cleaner.
You could hear the air being sucked into engine.
 

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Got my roll pin set for setting rivets in the mail. It was like$9.00 or $10.00
with free shipping off ebay. These can be used for many different things. It actually came yesterday but I did not go down to mail
box till this morning. Saw something I did not want to. A very
big copperhead snake that had been run over in my driveway. I hate snakes. I have lived in this house for 45 years and this is first
copperhead I have seen in the yard. I have watched for them all those years. If you see one there is more. My son was over last night and I think he run over it. Good job son!!! I have snakes here. Mainly garter and black snakes. Black snakes will eat copperheads. They missed one.
 

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Damn! That is unnerving.

Which rivets on AF are these generally used to set?
The wack it with a hammer model generally will do all rivets...except... the tiny small one that connects the draw-bar to the front tender truck.. That's where the small roll pin punch comes into play.
 

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Got my chassis from flyernut Monday. Very nice of him to swap a chassis with issues for
for a ready to go chassis. We did not swap motors so I moved my motor to frame flyernut sent this morning and ran it. Runs great. I am getting excited for my 312 to run. It has been idle since 1955. In storage. Saw something for first time. My motor has slotted brushes, but it is not a slotted brush motor. Runs fine though. I will change them out soon. Armature face needs attention, it is very black. But like I said it runs good.
Big thanks to flyernut for the help.
 

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Got my chassis from flyernut Monday. Very nice of him to swap a chassis with issues for
for a ready to go chassis. We did not swap motors so I moved my motor to frame flyernut sent this morning and ran it. Runs great. I am getting excited for my 312 to run. It has been idle since 1955. In storage. Saw something for first time. My motor has slotted brushes, but it is not a slotted brush motor. Runs fine though. I will change them out soon. Armature face needs attention, it is very black. But like I said it runs good.
Big thanks to flyernut for the help.
Good news... As an after-thought, you should have sent the armature also for a free, refacing job,lol!..Yep, get the shouldered brushes and new springs.. If I would have known all that I could have supplied everything for just a kiss and a hug!!....EEEEEEWWWWWW!!!...lol...:laugh:
 

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Thank you very much for that.I thought K5 had something to do with the size of the Gilbert motor. I recently bought a 312 prr K5 on eBay I was wondering whether it had a large motor.
 

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cramden has a large motor K5 but I forget the cab number. Maybe 316. Maybe.
They bring big bucks.
 

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Many 316's and all 21115's have large motors. None are cheap. The 5 digits in Ex+ condition with the OB will be at $1,000.
 
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