Well I found out a few things with the truck today.
First off the batteries are FRESH and fully charged.
I had my buddy engage the start circuit as I watched the A/C compressor.
The clutch would ENGAGE will cranking, and release when the key was released .... WTF ??
Most vehicles systems will NOT allow an A/C signal while cranking.
Now, I pulled on the belt, and engaged the tang to loosen belt.
Upon cranking, no improvement.
Before realizing the belt could be loosened with the tang, I had started to remove the upper shroud. Which included removing the upper hose.
THIS IS WHEN IT GOT WORSE...
Nasty oil in the coolant...
Not sure if it related, and just "another" problem with this POS !!
I believe the coolant has been this way for a while, and the plastic resouvour has been nasty for a while.
I dont believe its a major problem, but ?????
If ANYONE is in need or otherwise interested in a nice utility body truck, new 10plys, rack, etc..... and is willing to tackle these problems on an engine with less than 150K on it, its FOR SALE for extrememly CHEAP !!!