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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3495 on: November 06, 2018, 06:42:05 PM »
Took the Chevy for a ride this past Sunday.  Not too long, just needed to get out of the house.  Not too much foliage but still got a few pics.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3496 on: November 06, 2018, 06:44:11 PM »
Looks good 62131, great color choice.....now get rubbin'


Very nice  8).
What color blue is that ?
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3497 on: November 06, 2018, 08:13:31 PM »
Took the Chevy for a ride this past Sunday.  Not too long, just needed to get out of the house.  Not too much foliage but still got a few pics.


Hey Tom....Your getting pretty artistic with that shot of the maple leaf on the rad shell. You should still be able to get a couple of rides in before the show falls.. Looks great!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3498 on: November 06, 2018, 08:44:44 PM »
Took the Chevy for a ride this past Sunday.  Not too long, just needed to get out of the house.  Not too much foliage but still got a few pics.


Hey Tom....Your getting pretty artistic with that shot of the maple leaf on the rad shell. You should still be able to get a couple of rides in before the show falls.. Looks great!

Thanks Moose, the wife & kids got a new camera for me so I've been playing around a bit.  Hope to get a ride or two in before the salt hits the roads.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3499 on: November 09, 2018, 08:53:22 AM »
Definitely looks good Tom...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3500 on: November 18, 2018, 12:29:17 PM »
Jeep got a tune up yesterday. Going for a drive later today, I have some new camera gear I wanna try out (ND1000 filter and a panning device for timelapse's) and hopefully get to fly the drone. 8)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3501 on: November 25, 2018, 02:33:22 PM »
I decided to freshen up the old Munchmobile (1985) and recovered the headliner and gave her a new pair of shoes.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3502 on: November 26, 2018, 10:20:35 PM »
Nice wheels. 8)
I've been thinking about ordering a set for the jeep cause now since I've installed the rear airbags they are really close to the tires and running chains would be impossible .
Im at 5.25 backspacing, 15x7 currently, so maybe 4.5 will give me enough clearance.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3503 on: November 29, 2018, 09:08:00 AM »
I just ordered a new/rebuilt carb for my son's '76 Camaro, L250 from Rockauto. They seem to almost always have the best prices and quick delivery. From what I can find, it looks like the only thing that regulates the choke is a thermostatic coil on the intake manifold, does this seem right?
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3504 on: December 03, 2018, 12:17:13 PM »
I figured out how to post a picture without an an online host. 8) You're in trouble now!  ;D

 
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3505 on: December 03, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »
Chopper it's been awhile since i've seen one, but I think that's all. My old 235 '59 Elky just had a heat tube coming from exhaust manifold up to thermo spring on carb. My 'ol girl friends '67 Camaro 250 had a heat coil either on the manifold or off the heat riser on exhaust. I called my buddy that had a '75 Camaro 250, he couldn't remember but thought his was an electric coil with a vaccume pull off?

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3506 on: December 05, 2018, 05:23:57 PM »
     Here's my latest problem, I need a little help and ideas on my son's 1976 straight six Camaro. The following story took place over the last few months, as I have had little time for this project:  It wasn't running great, I did a major tune up, everything except the coil and condenser. I also rebuilt a crappy remanufactured carb that was on it. After the rebuild, the carb was bleeding down into the intake when I shut it off, so, rather than play around with it I bought a new Chinese carb. Some time during all of this it started popping through the carburetor, badly. I though it was the Chinese carb so I bought a Rochester reman. through Rock Auto. It is no better. So, I figured I'd go back to basics: I did a dry compression test all 6 cylinders are between 130 and 140. I checked every single vacuum line and when I can keep it running it is drawing 10 Hg of vacuum and jumping around. I can't check the timing because the thing won't run long enough. The plugs, as I said, are new but are now starting to carbon foul. The EGR valve is closed, although I don't have a pump to check it. Fuel pump is new and pressure is good.
     Do you guys think the coil or condenser could cause this? I'm getting a little frustrated. >:(
   
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3507 on: December 05, 2018, 06:55:49 PM »
Just some checks: distributor cap cracked, bad condenser will let it sputter but not start, a bad coil has the same symptoms...BUT I would get a good fuel sample first because it has symptoms of water in the tank or bad fuel?

Get an ohm meter on that coil and check primary and secondary resistance...I need to look up the ohm target values.


If you have good compression in all cylinders probably not a valve issue. Surprised you don't have an HEI distributor to eliminate the points/condenser.  My money is on bad fuel or ignition related.  A cracked distributor cap or moisture inside will give the same symptoms.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3508 on: December 06, 2018, 12:25:15 PM »
I had this happen from  a sticky valve.    unhook the power to your distributor or pull off your coil wire,  crank the motor... do you still hear back popping through the carb while cranking??? that happened to me a few months ago with a 350 I got running , sat for 15 years... I got it running , it ran fine then a few weeks later went to start and got popping ,,, unhooked the coil, cranked , still popped,  I ended up pulling the spark plugs and cranking the motor which somehow unstuck the valve..    kept cranking... no popping... hooked up coil wire and ran great again !

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3509 on: December 06, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »
Just some checks: distributor cap cracked, bad condenser will let it sputter but not start, a bad coil has the same symptoms...BUT I would get a good fuel sample first because it has symptoms of water in the tank or bad fuel?

Get an ohm meter on that coil and check primary and secondary resistance...I need to look up the ohm target values.


If you have good compression in all cylinders probably not a valve issue. Surprised you don't have an HEI distributor to eliminate the points/condenser.  My money is on bad fuel or ignition related.  A cracked distributor cap or moisture inside will give the same symptoms.

Ed, I wasn't clear or may have misspoken. It is HEI, but it looks like a condenser/capacitor attached to the module. And now I am thinking it could be the module or pickup coil. I have to look up how to test them, I think, so I can eliminate them.
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