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  1. PraeT

    PraeT Apprentice

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    Nice 80. Welcome.
     
  2. mystre71

    mystre71 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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.
     
  3. Turbo Zach

    Turbo Zach G-Body Guru

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    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.
     
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    Longroof79 Geezer

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    Welcome aboard Jesse.
    Looks like I haven't had a chance to welcome you. Nice Malibu.
     
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    Texas82GP Comic Book Super Hero
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    Welcome to the site from Houston. Cool car!
     
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    RegalBegal G-Body Guru

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    Welcome aboard. nice ride.
     
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  7. Jesse80

    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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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.
     
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    vanrah G-Body Guru

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    Welcome to the best car site Jesse, Ok I'm bias. Ole' Bob.
     
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  9. Jesse80

    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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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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