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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by a_d_a_m View Post
    ... Have a new vac advance on order now...
    You don't need no stinking vacuum advance.
    Just ask your credit card company for an increase in your limit.

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  • a_d_a_m
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post
    I went over to Mom and Dad's yesterday and saw the truck sitting behind your Dad's house. It's probably something simple that's causing you issues.
    Simple indeed.

    Vacuum advance was causing issues. Removed vac line from distributor and plugged it and it runs fine around town. Have a new vac advance on order now.

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  • 70chevyC-10
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post
    Well, the exhaust is 90% complete. I still need to get the tips positioned correctly in the bumper cutouts. We still have an exhaust leak, but I think that's from the manifold gasket. It looks pretty good though.
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    That's one clean bottom alright

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  • Andy4639
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    I started out to Mississippi last Wednesday in the 64 SS Impala. It did fine up to dads in Hickory NC but when we started up the grade at Black mt it started spitting and sputtering so we took it back to the house. I ordered a new gas tank, sendor and fuel pump for it while in Mississippi. Tank should be here tomorrow. I finally got my matching spare wheel also while gone. I have to get the tire mounted though.

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  • BluLightning
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    Well, the exhaust is 90% complete. I still need to get the tips positioned correctly in the bumper cutouts. We still have an exhaust leak, but I think that's from the manifold gasket. It looks pretty good though.
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  • BluLightning
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    I went over to Mom and Dad's yesterday and saw the truck sitting behind your Dad's house. It's probably something simple that's causing you issues.

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  • a_d_a_m
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post

    Hey, at least all the bad stuff is happening at home instead of on the road. Get all the bugs worked out now.
    Iím about to drive the damn truck off a cliff.
    It had been running just fine and now itís back to running poorly when cold. Iíve ruled out (at least the best I can) plugs, fuel filter, regulator, vacuum leaks, timing, and cap/rotor. The carb is a newish Edelbrock and I donít feel like I should have to tear into it, but Iím not sure what else it could be. The choke opens and closes as designed, and it starts just fine. It just hates being asked for throttle until itís completely warmed up. About to call a pro - because Iíve exhausted my knowledge base.

    Itís getting way more tempting to take the Marauder or the 1990 Super Coupe I just bought.

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  • stu yoakam
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    The big annual swap meet is this weekend. Can't go till after work tomorrow, Might find something to buy.

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  • BluLightning
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    Originally posted by a_d_a_m View Post
    The C-10 is CONTINUALLY trying to say "take another car" to us. At least that's how it seems. Got a puncture in one of the brand new tires, plugged that, then it started running rough. New plugs and fuel pressure regulator and it's running better, but then I pull out of the garage and notice a sizable puddle of coolant on the floor. That ended up being a loose hose clamp...but it's just odd that all of this stuff is happening a month before HRPT. The truck has otherwise been dead-ass reliable. Done more wrenching on this thing in the past two days than I have in the past year.

    Did you ever pop in to Miller? Just curious.
    Hey, at least all the bad stuff is happening at home instead of on the road. Get all the bugs worked out now.

    I did call Miller and spoke to the guy for about a half hour. He recommended getting one of the major manufacturer's kits and if something needed to be fabbed, he'd be able to take care of that for me. Thanks for the heads up on them. Real nice guy. I'm planning on doing the install on Monday so we'll see how it goes.

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  • a_d_a_m
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    The C-10 is CONTINUALLY trying to say "take another car" to us. At least that's how it seems. Got a puncture in one of the brand new tires, plugged that, then it started running rough. New plugs and fuel pressure regulator and it's running better, but then I pull out of the garage and notice a sizable puddle of coolant on the floor. That ended up being a loose hose clamp...but it's just odd that all of this stuff is happening a month before HRPT. The truck has otherwise been dead-ass reliable. Done more wrenching on this thing in the past two days than I have in the past year.

    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post
    I planned on doing it myself. As long as my buddy lets me use his lift.
    Did you ever pop in to Miller? Just curious.

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  • BluLightning
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

    Nice! Are you installing those yourself?
    I planned on doing it myself. As long as my buddy lets me use his lift.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post
    New shiny parts for the Cutlass came today! Click image for larger version

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    Nice! Are you installing those yourself?

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  • BluLightning
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    New shiny parts for the Cutlass came today! Click image for larger version

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  • novadriver
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    My Nova is running behind schedule this year. had problems with the first engine swap so i will be putting in another one this week and then still have all new A-Arms, tie rods and aline the front end yet. but I think we will make it.

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  • BluLightning
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    Well the down pipes came for the Cutlass this weekend. Now we just need everything behind that.

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