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simps80 03-04-2012 10:06 PM

got a 40 - now it begins
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Treeroot, John, and I had quite an adventure yesterday. The destination was Saratoga, WY the location of a very nice unmolested 40, May 1976 build date, which is interestingly to me the same month and year my wife was born.

Maybe Mike will post up the crazy road trip pictures; lots of ice packed roads...

This is a really clean unmolested 40. The only problem is, it will be a bit of a project to get it moving under its own power. For some unknown reason the P.O. before the P.O. pulled the motor and its nowhere to be found.

I bought it from a nice guy who owned it for about a month, I'm sure he made a nice profit, I'm okay with that, it is very nice.

The deal came with among a trailer full of other things of varying usefulness, the advanced adapter to put a small block chevy in it...Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that, but this thing is original enough that I think it best to put back in it as close to a heart as what came out of it.

that's the plan, get it running with a good smog-legal 2f in as short of order as possible, piece together emissions and exhaust and drive it.

I'll post some pics and reserve some spots for future use :
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simps80 03-04-2012 10:07 PM

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treerootCO 03-04-2012 10:14 PM

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That is one purdy 40.

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Jacket 03-04-2012 10:18 PM

Yes indeed. Mine is a 5/76 as well - but I have more rust... Congrats!

simps80 03-04-2012 10:25 PM

oh nice!
might be asking lots of questions/sneaking pictures :-)

Shark Bait 03-04-2012 10:49 PM

Very nice! Has to have a 2F. :thumb:

subzali 03-05-2012 08:28 AM

Nice find Mike! With that carb cooling fan, I bet it's a California emissions vehicle. What color is the emissions sticker on the hood - white with black letters or black with white letters?

Interesting that it doesn't have the EGR light like Matt's does...

RicardoJM 03-05-2012 08:28 AM

Nice looking 40. Drop an engine and drivetrain in and get it on the road:D.

MDH33 03-05-2012 08:31 AM

WooHoo! :thumb:

Glad someone in the club snagged that one! I saw it on CL and thought it looked like a gem.

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