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PraeT

PraeT

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Jun 3, 2015
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#21
Nice 80. Welcome.
 
M

mystre71

Apprentice
Apr 7, 2018
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#22
HI and welcome. I'm new here myself. I have a 78 bench seat with a 4 speed. Did you check to make sure your alternator is working properly ? Also you could try what I did to get around the cats. just tell the shop its a 77. Most don't check.
 
Turbo Zach

Turbo Zach

Royal Smart Person
Sep 8, 2015
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#23
Welcome from a fellow Gbody owner from Iowa. What town are you from? Alternator's are known to cause that kind of problem. Unhook the alternator and see if it drains the battery. A nother test you can try is, take the positive battery cable off and lightly tuch it on the battery post. If it jumps a spark pretty good you have a draw. Pull fuses one at a time and check for the spark. There are a lot of us guy's spread out through Iowa if you need a hand.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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#24
Welcome aboard Jesse.
Looks like I haven't had a chance to welcome you. Nice Malibu.
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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Apr 3, 2015
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#25
Welcome to the site from Houston. Cool car!
 
Jesse80

Jesse80

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 12, 2018
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Zach, I’m up in Estherville.
Haven’t had much time to play with my car, works been crazy with people taking vacation.
Thanks to the rest of you for the welcomes.
 
Jesse80

Jesse80

Not-quite-so-new-guy
May 12, 2018
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So my electrical draw seems to have been my old oem starter. I switched to a high torque starter and haven’t had the issue so far this year. The battery has been hooked up for a few weeks and it started right up today, well as good as a carb will that is.
 
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