Category Archives: Disassembly

Steering Column Grommet Removal

Today the weather warmed up a bit and I was able to get outside and do some work on the truck. I pulled the steering column grommet out of the firewall. Mine is in really rough shape and I’d like … Continue reading

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Disconnected the Generator

This morning I disconnected and finally removed the generator from the engine bay. I mechanically freed the generator last month, but it remained attached to the wiring harness until today. Here is a record of the three electrical connections to … Continue reading

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Horn Removal

This afternoon I removed and cleaned up the horns from the engine bay.  The 320 has two horns, one is a high tone and the other is a low tone.  Only one of the two is typically connected at a … Continue reading

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Generator Removal

Today I removed the generator from the engine. Previously I started the process by detaching the adjuster arm that allows the generator pulley to act as a tensioner on the fan belt. What remain are the generator bracket that bolts … Continue reading

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Heater Hose Removal

Today I spent some time tidying up the engine bay. I removed the old heater hose which snaked from the rear of the engine block around toward the front. The set-up was a bit curious, because there were no hoses … Continue reading

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Intake/Exhaust Manifold Removal

I spent most of today removing the intake and exhaust manifolds from the engine. Here is a shot of the intake manifold as it sits on top of the exhaust manifold. The light blue shop towels are still in place … Continue reading

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Removed Oil Filter Housing

Later in the afternoon I removed and cleaned up the oil filter housing.  Modern engines typically have a screw-on plastic-shelled integrated oil filer that screws up into a mount on the engine from underneath.  The E-1 engine has a cartridge-style … Continue reading

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Drained the Oil Pan

After I drained the fuel from the gas tank, I drained the engine oil. The oil pan is located right in front of the front frame cross-member, and the drain plug is right at the front and center of the … Continue reading

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Drained the Gas Tank

I drained the old fuel out of the gas tank this afternoon. The fuel tank is located at the rear of the truck, under the bed. You put gas in the truck through the rear fender on the driver’s side … Continue reading

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Fuel Pump Removal

This morning I spent some time removing the old fuel pump from the engine. This is not the original fuel pump that came with the E-1 engine, but instead looks like a J13 fuel pump that came on the later … Continue reading

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