If you want it to look authentic use your e9. Pull the e9 up to the truck so that you have metal to metal contact. The clean metal on the truck will immediately begin to rust. I beleive the technical term is karmannoxide-transference.I still need to figure out the "rusting" process since the ones I've tried so far are not great.
Thanks Rod, I'll check the coil to dist with the ohm test, that's the only thing I wasn't sure how to test but knew it was important. I get 6v at the batt side of the coil and the starter circuit is separate so I think that's okay.The way I do it with an unknown vehicle: Disconnect dist. to coil wire from coil - attach ohm meter to wire and crank engine, to prove points are grounding coil. If good hook volt meter to other coil terminal and ground the other lead - look for voltage while cranking to check key switch - pedal starter setup may not need this test but can't hurt. If these tests work out you should have spark, next look to timing, but that won't effect no spark~
I started creating the "patina" on the truck over the weekend. I'm going for a worn look versus a rusty truck-found-in-a-field look. The paint on the truck is old and not very good paint, like one step above rattle can paint, but this made for an easier process of creating the worn out look. After trying a few things I ended up using Acetone with a scratch pad. If I rubbed it I could get layers of paint to come off and make a two-tone effect with the color underneath, or take it down to metal. I would also let the wet pad sit for 10-15 seconds in one spot and it would loosen up the paint in a rough pattern, then go lightly to keep the roughness. Here's how it turned out on the hood and fender. I still need to figure out the "rusting" process since the ones I've tried so far are not great.
Acetone with a scratch pad
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Sanding with 400 grit.
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Wiped down. Will need to get the bare metal to rust, sand for paint prep and put a clear coat on.
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