New seat upholstery and air conditioning in unknown working condition liven up what is a truly basic interior. The Blazer Body was adjusted slightly with a new grill. That truck as well as any other mini truck with a lot of engine up front would never hook up without a lot of tweaking to the suspension. Put leaf springs and jeep axles frt. Take your damn foot off the throttle! But I totally agree on what a great sleeper they are.
I did become an expert at roadside carb repair. But the prices on these are rising, some cheap ones still out there, but Im surprised to see how much some are going for. We used to stuff whatever random small block chevy in them we had sitting around at the time and take them to Little River to race. Others claim he is an import car guy. Lot of good memories tinkering with these little trucks. Guy needed a work car and I liked the v8 Luv as a toy.
I couldnt imagine if she had tried your big block Luv. As to what Jesus drove, some say he was a Mopar guy, and had a Fury, some say he drove Adam and Eve with his Fury as well. They sure were fun to watch though. I recall the luv being a four wheel drive too and believe he put a different engine in and kept driving it. Trust Ecklers for all of your restoration and replacement needs for your truck, racer, show car, street rod, or daily driver.
He was driving a luv with a built small block that wrecked and that poor guy was never the same. The unattached control arm shaft could chafe against the brake pipe and lead to the pipe's failure. It was loads of fun, a real rocket ship, Brakes were not real good with that big V8 and overheated quick. But others say it had to be have been a Triumph car. He drove it and took care of it until he absent mindedly while changing the oil went to town after putting oil in it and not replacing the oil pan plug. And when you did that you needed to counter steer a little, Instead we smoked the tires and did a 360 in the intersection with her screaming.
Hold it steady and slam the choke flap on the carburetor shut for about one or two seconds at the same time. If this is not corrected, the attaching bolts may fall out or pull through the frame bracket. This one appears very clean and may well be showing its original paint albeit faded in places. I appreciate the posting, I try to watch these when they sell. No 2 ways about it.
Would love to do it again. In addition to carrying 1980 Chevy Truck parts, we have parts for all Chevrolet Truck models available. They had an amazing amount of adjustment in them. I did make some changes, added leather Volvo seats, swapped holley 4 barrels and a few other changes. Sales continued to rise by tens of thousands until 1980, when the automaker stopped making changes to the truck and disappointed a lot of fans.
The market for them has been growing, people have nostalgia for them. It was quite a show, I was relieved we didnt hit anybody or anything. I personally think he was a Triumph motorcycle guy cause in my opinion, thats the way he rolls. . Someone mentioned the torsion bars earlier.
Growing up i went to school with a girl whose Uncle was well known as a hot rodder, and he had a number of very fast cars and great engine builder. Do this a couple of times to make the idle circuit work normally again. I could take the carb off, tighten the 3 castings back up and be on the road again in 15 minutes. First intersection she nailed the throttle too hard. Back when they were laying around dead on streets and junk yards, swapping in a sbc was popular. You could drop the nose almost to the pavement or crank it up to the point of looking like a gasser.