Not sure of my impulse purchase but what is done is done 🙂
I will change the oil, swap out the antifreeze, change the brake fluid and check the rearend and tranny as well.
I bought it because I wanted a truck and because it was a Ford with, I am told, a 302 Ford engine. It looks huge to me, yes you can buy oversized valve covers if the engine has been built or you like the look, but they are filthy so off they will come as I search for the engine number to see really what it is sitting in that Dodge Dakota front end clip with rack and pinion steering. Now that is the part, I wish they had not changed, but our 49 Panel truck has an older Camaro front end clip holding the beefed up 350ci Chevy.
There are areas that will need to be sanded down and primed to bring the parts back to healthy metal as I do not want Bondo on a 1956, he may need to teach me to use the MIG or Tig if areas need more than a quick touchup.
If it stops raining today, I will give it a good scrub and vacuuming as tomorrow will be glorious out and I have fresh New Hampshire plates on it now even though at this time of the year there really are no shows, but we can take a ride right 🙂
Tomorrow I finally go for a Mammo. I am late due to my shoulder but now that I can raise my arm, I can take more abuse by that machine, so I will drive my oldie there and dine with a friend from the garden club at a local Mexican place, not far from the new medical building.
I will need better floor mats under the Ford ones it came with, we live on a gravel road and driveway is as well then to see how I will store it for 3 months of snow, ice and cold. Maybe inside the barn if I can sell all my art glass equipment, I have setup inside right now. How did I go from making jewelry with kilns, saws, torches and oxygen concentrators and sheets and sheets of Stained glass as well as Dichroic glass to a paint brush, paper and water 🙂
Well time to signoff and grab my last coffee(2nd) for the day as it is 6:30 AM and I want to give the house a total dusting and heavy cleaning and box up free items to place at the top of my road, for locals to bring home and enjoy, why fill a landfill I say.
Have a great day!