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Old 04-08-2007, 10:15 PM   #43
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One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is that you can move a manual transmission vehicle a short ways just on the starter motor. I have loaded several "dead" vehicles on trailers using this method. Just put it in 1st gear and hit the starter. You would not want to go far because this puts quite a load on the starter, but is much easier on the back. On the newer vehicles you would have to disarm the "can't start it in gear" safety switch. Many Toyotas have a "clutch start cancel" button which does this for you.
Just a thought for a little "emergency" motion when the engine won't run, such as off the railroad tracks.

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Old 04-09-2007, 07:41 AM   #44
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I love a happy ending. The donor truck looks to be a pretty decent vehicle on it's own. You had snow? Obviously this was done several weeks ago .

There's nothiing like a road trip/adventure to make life fun.


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Originally Posted by safari57
I love a happy ending. The donor truck looks to be a pretty decent vehicle on it's own.
Yes, it is pretty decent and we did think twice about restoring it also. can only have so many projects going at once...and, more importantly, it will be nice to finish a project for a change!

We plan on salvaging quite a bit of the truck to install into the Suburban -- we will take the 327 engine with all the associated hardware, the hood which is in pristine condition, the steering wheel, dash gauges, trailing arms, side view mirrors, seat belts, and two speed windshield washers. And we will compare other parts to see which are in better condition and choose accordingly. Fun stuff...can't wait to get started.

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