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Bill

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2018, 09:18:33 PM »
Yup, you do fit right in!

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2018, 09:21:55 PM »
It's OK to have old vehicles that aren't perfect, ones that you can drive around. Maybe someday when you win the lottery you can have your truck restored to perfection.  Meanwhile, enjoy driving it around.  I'd love to drive my '61 Chevy around if the @#$&**!!  engine would start.

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2018, 06:47:25 PM »
I think about your Chevy Chris and really have nothing to add that you have not already done.

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2018, 02:54:20 PM »
Check compression, spark, fuel delivery.

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2018, 07:41:14 AM »
I think he has done all of that!

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2018, 07:21:19 PM »
Yeah, I've done it all, and checked out the ignition system voltages called out by the shop manual, and replaced coil/points & condenser/plug wires.  Checked timing and dwell; right on (at least at cranking speeds). The spark still looks a bit weak when I hold up a plug for viewing, but I figure I should at least get a bark back from a spray of ether.  I can't even find a Chevy fan to advise me.  I waved down a guy driving a restored '70s El Camino with a rolling idle and rumbling exhaust last weekend, figuring that he'd surely be or know a Chevy engine guy. Nope, he said, not me. I'm getting desperate enough to actually pay somebody but need a house call because it's $70 each way for a flatbed tow.

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Re: Hi from a recovering component snob! lol
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2018, 07:58:35 PM »
Some times all it takes is afresh set of eyeballs and the problem just jumps out!


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