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Today 08:14 PM
matts37chev Today after dinner I got the "wifes big" rototiller running again.
(I think she flooded it last week)
So she doesn't have to use "my little" rototiller

Today 08:14 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks David. That is indeed exactly how I am doing it. One good thing is, I could drop a HEI distributor in it. Add carb and intake and be done with it. Simce it is a sraight shift, I don't really need the computor.....



I appreciate the honest opinion. Not ready to give up yet but..........Well, we'll see.

John
Will your Air and heater and Radio and cruise still work with computer disconnected
Today 07:44 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
You have a good point. If you aren't in too deep, you could do just that and move on.
My gut is saying you've discovered why someone else let a nice looking truck go cheap...

Speaking of cheap, I removed a nearly new Chinese large body HEI from my Impala. I'll send it to you for the shipping. I couldn't get spark from it and don't like them in a vintage car so yanked it out without doing any trouble shooting.
Thanks Mitch. I just came up from the basement. I think you are right about the previous owner dumping the truck on me but surely he could not have known the ign module was about to die and it sure did run good until then.

I made a piston stop to find the exact TDC. I am going to play with this thing some and see what I can figure out. Will keep the distributor in mind.

What I am not going to do is blindly throw parts at this thing.

Here is my home made tool to find the TDC.

John

Today 06:52 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
One good thing is, I could drop a HEI distributor in it. Add carb and intake and be done with it. Since it is a straight shift, I don't really need the computer.....

Not ready to give up yet but..........Well, we'll see.

John
You have a good point. If you aren't in too deep, you could do just that and move on.
My gut is saying you've discovered why someone else let a nice looking truck go cheap...

Speaking of cheap, I removed a nearly new Chinese large body HEI from my Impala. I'll send it to you for the shipping. I couldn't get spark from it and don't like them in a vintage car so yanked it out without doing any trouble shooting.
Today 06:07 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
John I don't know on yours ,but my wire to unplug is just above heater box ,turn engine off unplug it start engine set timing to zero it will idle Slower than before after setting to zero turn Off engine and plug back up engine should idle dack at 750-900 now and run right you can disconnect the battery for 10 ninutes or drive it 30 to reset computer and clear code


Also remember all the problem I had last year I had with the 1 ton gas burner I bought,had all the same symptoms you are having ,,it would run fine at 1/4 throttle or less but when I would accelerate the problem started after replacing injectors ,plugs .wires atc ..the problem was Knock sensor wire was unplugged ,,located beside freeze plugs ,looks like an oil pressure switch ,,,hope tjis might help

and yes it is Gone ,,replaced with a diesel.
Thanks David. That is indeed exactly how I am doing it. One good thing is, I could drop a HEI distributor in it. Add carb and intake and be done with it. Simce it is a sraight shift, I don't really need the computor.....

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
It is a nice looking truck but my best advice on a '95 TBI 350 is, when you get it running right SELL IT QUICK and look for a 2000-2002 5.3 I had a '95 and it was a dog even when it did run good and ALWAYS had a shudder/miss at idle. My 2000 5.3 LS will run circles around the old TBI 350 and get better fuel mileage to boot. You couldn't force me to own another TBI engine.
Sorry, not very supportive but it's the truth...
I appreciate the honest opinion. Not ready to give up yet but..........Well, we'll see.

John
Today 05:52 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am still playing with the Silverado. Something is just not "right" with the timing.

On these TBI units, you are supposed to disconnect the computor wire, time the distributor for 0 degrees, plug the wire back in, and then reset the computor to get rid of the codes.

When I did that this thing would hardly pull itself. I have bumped the timing up 3 times. It is now set at about 6 degrees advanced and is running much better. But.........It feels like it still needs to go higher. It is still a little doggie, does not ping nor try to kick back when you crank it but it does have a knock sensor so I am trying to be very cautious and not push it too far.

My suspicion is when this engine was replaced, the timing tab or harmonic balancer may be mis-matched. My next step is to take one of the spark plugs I replaced and make me a Top Dead Center "tool" and find out where TDC really is.

Gosh, Old Rusty sure looks lonely back there in the corner.....

John
It is a nice looking truck but my best advice on a '95 TBI 350 is, when you get it running right SELL IT QUICK and look for a 2000-2002 5.3 I had a '95 and it was a dog even when it did run good and ALWAYS had a shudder/miss at idle. My 2000 5.3 LS will run circles around the old TBI 350 and get better fuel mileage to boot. You couldn't force me to own another TBI engine.
Sorry, not very supportive but it's the truth...
Today 05:41 PM
496CHEVY3100 John I don't know on yours ,but my wire to unplug is just above heater box ,turn engine off unplug it start engine set timing to zero it will idle Slower than before after setting to zero turn Off engine and plug back up engine should idle dack at 750-900 now and run right you can disconnect the battery for 10 ninutes or drive it 30 to reset computer and clear code


Also remember all the problem I had last year I had with the 1 ton gas burner I bought,had all the same symptoms you are having ,,it would run fine at 1/4 throttle or less but when I would accelerate the problem started after replacing injectors ,plugs .wires atc ..the problem was Knock sensor wire was unplugged ,,located beside freeze plugs ,looks like an oil pressure switch ,,,hope tjis might help

and yes it is Gone ,,replaced with a diesel.
Today 05:22 PM
John long I am still playing with the Silverado. Something is just not "right" with the timing.

On these TBI units, you are supposed to disconnect the computor wire, time the distributor for 0 degrees, plug the wire back in, and then reset the computor to get rid of the codes.

When I did that this thing would hardly pull itself. I have bumped the timing up 3 times. It is now set at about 6 degrees advanced and is running much better. But.........It feels like it still needs to go higher. It is still a little doggie, does not ping nor try to kick back when you crank it but it does have a knock sensor so I am trying to be very cautious and not push it too far.

My suspicion is when this engine was replaced, the timing tab or harmonic balancer may be mis-matched. My next step is to take one of the spark plugs I replaced and make me a Top Dead Center "tool" and find out where TDC really is.

Gosh, Old Rusty sure looks lonely back there in the corner.....

John
Today 03:40 PM
Too Many Projects Got more done on the '62 Impala.
It had a "hidden" stereo in the glove box area.



It was professionally installed with filament tape, electrical wire and a coat hanger for good measure...



I also installed a throttle rod and now have a functioning pedal too. Looks much better with all the wires and crap cleaned up...

Today 01:08 PM
1971BB427 Looks like it's going way forward at full height. Not sure how he'll use that much travel, and deal with driveline angles, or length, and keep it all together?
Today 01:04 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
https://www.facebook.com/MechanicsTi...5447207270687/

This looks great with plenty of travel ,,is it me or is the axle center line moving front to rear ,which would get the tire out of center of the wheel opening
Thru a normal 4-5" travel range, it will stay centered. He runs the chassis up to off road height and then it pulls the axle forward. All 4 link systems will do that when raised too high.
Today 12:21 PM
496CHEVY3100 https://www.facebook.com/MechanicsTi...5447207270687/

This looks great with plenty of travel ,,is it me or is the axle center line moving front to rear ,which would get the tire out of center of the wheel opening
Today 09:03 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I had some crap like that 3-4 weeks ago and it's STILL lingering.

As for the non-English speakers, just hand them the hose, bucket and mitt. No speaky englis needed. Seems this country had to adopt sign language just so they could work here, may as well put the politically correct conveyance to use...
I would have given them a bucket and wash mitt, but I could just see them squirting water into my scoop! I might have handled thing differently, if I didn't feel so crappy! Not to mention even a slight raise in blood pressure starts another nose bleed!
Today 08:34 AM
Too Many Projects I sand blasted the original tail panel for the Chevelle last Friday. I need to get it ready to weld back in and then cut off the bottom to replace it from the donor.

I've bean trying to get the '62 Impala to yard driver status so I can use that bay in the shop for a LOT of other maintenance needs of the DD's.

Last week I had a local shop bend up a couple elbows to mount mufflers to start it and break in the engine.





I did run the engine for 20 minutes.

Then I fabricated trans cooler lines, modified a dipstick tube and cut 2.5" out of the driveshaft. The car originally had a cast iron turboglide and the TH350 is longer. It now has a complete drivetrain and runs. The next issue was no way to shift it. The column in the car was just parts thrown together to steer it. I bought a nice used column and shift linkage Saturday. My cute little helper and I got the column in yesterday and today I will adapt the linkage to work with the TH350. Once that is done, I only need to find a throttle rod around here to link the gas peddle to the carb and it's out of here for a while...

Before...



After...

Today 08:19 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Haven't hardly moved off the couch in week now. Caught some virus, that seems to evolve and change symptoms each day! One day my chest, next day my sinuses, next day a headache, next day throat is raw, and now the last two days my nose wont stop either running, or bleeding.
Had to get out on the car today, as it's been sitting in the driveway all week, and the ignorant non English speaking crew doing the neighbor's landscaping covered it in dirt and grass! I tried to tell them I wanted it cleaned, but they gave me the old "no habla English" crap. Neighbor came over after I cleaned it, and offered to pay to take it through the car wash. I pointed at the bug catcher scoop, and told her thanks, but it doesn't like the car wash. She promised to tell me the next time she's having landscaping done.
I had some crap like that 3-4 weeks ago and it's STILL lingering.

As for the non-English speakers, just hand them the hose, bucket and mitt. No speaky englis needed. Seems this country had to adopt sign language just so they could work here, may as well put the politically correct conveyance to use...
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