Thanks Lang, the photos and info is much appreciated.
The numbers seem to raise more questions about the engine
in my truck. I may have to ask my uncles some more questions.
Maybe there was an engine failure early in its life?.?
installed the mystery engine on the weekend. The rear engine mounts were toast and I couldn't find the same ones for sale anywhere that I looked. I found a polyurethane mount rebuild kit from suspension.com. I used the 60A durometer (softest) and they turned out really nice and it was very reasonably priced.
Hello all, I have finally done some more to the Fargo. Front end is on, rebuilt radiator is in, cleaned up and resealed the tranny, cleaned up and redid the drive shaft, cleaned up and resealed the steering box.
As you can see in the photos (camera lens on my phone was scratched up causing the hazy photos), I am still finding mouse nests and dead animals. the last photo shows how back in the day somebody used a Singer sewing machine oil can to thoughtfully craft a new defroster vent. I guess you have to do what you can in Rural Saskatchewan haha.
Every time I take a bracket out of the truck it seems they are either cracked or broken so there has been much sandblasting and welding as well. Ive stopped predicting a time line for it running so I'll just say sooner or later.
Yer not lernin if yer mouth is open
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On my Dodge there is a little button on the light switch near the terminals push it and knob will pull out with shaft. Unscrew the faceplate and viola! I suggest you carefully note wiring positions before disconnecting anything. From memory the contacts are live so disconnect the battery or you have sparks.