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Yesterday 11:34 PM
tech69 buff buffy buffing. Tomorrow I'll be done and onto something else. Maybe a frame or blocking on this Cougar. Friday yet?
Yesterday 09:23 PM
496CHEVY3100 I could Not see myself changing to a carb,,the extra money it would cost ,,you could probably fix this one and have Lots of money left over

as far as gas mileage the LS does get a little better and have more power ,,But there again the cost to trade trucks ,you coukd buy a LOTS of gas for the difference in cost ..plus you have a 5 speed shortbed ,,what are the chance of finding another ,,Find the problem and drive it ,,might be money ahead to go to dealer and hook to diagnostic machine ??? IMO,, it cost $ 65 AT THE LOCAL DEALER
Yesterday 08:46 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Will your Air and heater and Radio and cruise still work with computer disconnected
I think so but have not looked into it. For all I know, the speedo, tack, and all 4 gauges come through the ECM. The cruise appears to be a stand alone unit mounted on the firewall but it may get it,s feed from the ECM.

I am still hoping to keep this thing the way GM built it.

John
Yesterday 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

Yesterday 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
Yesterday 07:44 PM
John long
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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

Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.....

Quote:
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
Yesterday 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...
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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...

Yesterday 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?
Yesterday 01:04 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
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.
Yesterday 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
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