Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - 1977 Chevrolet K10 - Starting Problems, Weak Idle and Power Loss
View Single Post
  #180 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2011, 08:45 PM
lt1silverhawk's Avatar
lt1silverhawk lt1silverhawk is offline
"But how do it know?"
Last wiki edit: How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet 4MV carbureto... Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 2,322
Wiki Edits: 132

Thanks: 143
Thanked 30 Times in 22 Posts
I removed the cap, rotated the distributor 180 degrees, where it fell into place. I placed the cap back on, hooked the fuel hose back up, gave it a crank. The engine would turn over a few times and then a puff of smoke from the carb. Video here:(0:14).

The battery seemed weak so I have it on charge now. Will try again once its fully charged.

I'm beginning to wonder if the original distributor position was correct and it is simply bad fuel: "Why is my carburetor spraying gas straight up? Chevy 350 edlebrock Carb?"

Will report back in a bit. Would really like to get this thing moving tonight.

EDIT: Working on replacing the aluminum fuel filters while the battery charges. Maybe dump in some fresh gas too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Distributor_180_Rotation_Tile.jpg
Views:	647
Size:	357.8 KB
ID:	56600  

Last edited by lt1silverhawk; 07-05-2011 at 08:55 PM.
Reply With Quote