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Old July 3rd, 2020, 04:39 PM
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One of my corona projects is to get the M715 back on the road.

Hasn't been driven since 2015 when I had cataract surgery, then poked my eye out, then built a house. During that same time, my mom made 3 moves to various levels of assisted living. My in-laws downsized from a 3k foot house to assisted living for one and skilled care for the other. Last time it was even started was probably 2016 (at which time it blew a liquid propane line).

Started on it today. Gave it a good shot of engine cleaner/degreaser under the hood, and hosed it down. I won Round 1 with the wasps under the hood. Forgot to move slow and pause (junkyard rule #1) when I opened the drinker's door, and got popped on the elbow and back of the head. Defeated in Round 2. I then did the "nuclear option" on the whole truck with 2 cans of wasp killer. I'll probably pressure wash the whole truck tomorrow, including inside and underneath, to catch any stragglers.

I plan to pull the plugs and fog oil in the cylinders, maybe pull the dizzy and spin on the oil pump to get it pushing some oil, and go from there.

Hopefully have some progress to report soon.
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Old July 3rd, 2020, 04:56 PM
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Look forward to the progress report, happy 4th.
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Old July 4th, 2020, 08:41 AM
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Defeated Person,
Time to get the truck on the road...or...off road on the trails!!!!
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Old July 4th, 2020, 08:42 AM
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Following along also. Post a picture or two when you can. And I bet it feels good to get after that.
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Old July 6th, 2020, 08:01 AM
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Staying tuned.
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Old July 6th, 2020, 02:03 PM
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Get ya some Kaiser!
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Old July 13th, 2020, 03:42 AM
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Wow! I'm looking forward to this. Yup, I'll stay tuned.
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Old July 14th, 2020, 06:13 PM
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I'm afraid to report no progress this week. Other projects in the shop, problems at my mom's house, and my doc decided that I am this month's cash cow.

Maybe get some fire in it next week....
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Old July 17th, 2020, 02:46 PM
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Good news: IT'S ALIVE

Fired it off today. Dribbled a little gas down the throat, and it fired right up. I forgot how dang good it sounds. Got to get the fuel system cleaned up and worked out. Tank was dry, so don't have a bunch of gummy varnish to deal with, at least. I stole the fuel pump off of it a few months ago, and it's nowhere to be found now, so will probably have to get another one. It's running dual fuel now, gasoline/LP, and I am most likely going to pull the propane stuff off and keep it simple.

Starter sounds like crap....probably going to have to get another.

Also pulled out the pressure washer and gave it a once over (and underneath). Hopefully the wasps will move on.
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Old July 18th, 2020, 11:23 AM
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Great success!
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