STEPS TO RESTART ENGINE AFTER 12 YEARS

1961 International Truck

Tiny

frank310

July, 31, 2012 AT 5:39 PM

Rebuilt engine replaced the original. Hoses & plugs were also replaced in Dec '95. Radiator recorred. Truck last driven in 2000, due to various electrical problems. I know I need to replace various oils, but what else should I do? Also, as I recall, I use transmission oil in the slave cyclinder resevor. Is that correct?

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Tiny

Docfixit

July, 31, 2012 AT 5:58 PM

Does truck have dual brake and clutch master? Use brake fluid in all hydraulics. Change oil coolant and remove plugs put 10cc oil in each cylinder crank over

Tiny

frank310

July, 31, 2012 AT 6:17 PM

The truck has a 'combination clutch and brake master cylinder'.

Tiny

Docfixit

July, 31, 2012 AT 6:44 PM

Then brake fluid

Tiny

frank310

July, 31, 2012 AT 7:04 PM

The truck's in my garage attached to the house. I bought a fire extinguisher, but is there any fire hazard in attempting to start up the engine?

Tiny

Docfixit

July, 31, 2012 AT 7:10 PM

Be mindful of fuel leaks especialy at carb
. Float maybe stuck and could bleed over

Tiny

Docfixit

August, 6, 2012 AT 8:31 PM

So is it up and running?

Tiny

frank310

August, 8, 2012 AT 6:38 PM

I'm still trying to get the old oil filter off. I don't want to strip the threading for the oil filter. Thanks for asking.

Tiny

Docfixit

August, 11, 2012 AT 7:01 PM

Is filter a canister type if not and is despoable then try a strap wrench

Tiny

frank310

August, 13, 2012 AT 7:18 PM

I got it off with a liquid wrench & the help of a strap wrench. Great advice, thanks. Now I'm in the process of getting all necessary parts: New spark plugs, oil filters (not in stock), battery, fuel and air filters. I think these are the basics and don't need to be specifically for my engine, except for the oil filter. I hate to imagine not being able to run the engine because of the lack of a two dollar part.

Tiny

Docfixit

August, 15, 2012 AT 2:59 PM

Try JC Whitney

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