Still Working

Chuck Cole

Greasemonkey
May 10, 2017
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Washington
Still no engine firing but I continue to investigate systems to determine why. After I can drive it, it still needs an exhaust system, headliner installed, bucket seats in to replace the bench, and the console. This month I had new tires put on the front and a new master cylinder so if and when I get it to go, it will always stop...not just slow. I put a gear reduction starter in to replace the rebuilt starter that was "drawing too many amps". It is weeks away from being towed in as it is with the instructions, "Get it started!" I am down to thinking I have the cam in wrong somehow. Before it goes I'm going to get the valve covers off again and see which valves are open... when. I may borrow a compression tester too. Never have I had so much fun doing and redoing the entire last 18 months of work, sometimes for the third time, with no result.
 

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Texas82GP

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Still no engine firing but I continue to investigate systems to determine why. After I can drive it, it still needs an exhaust system, headliner installed, bucket seats in to replace the bench, and the console. This month I had new tires put on the front and a new master cylinder so if and when I get it to go, it will always stop...not just slow. I put a gear reduction starter in to replace the rebuilt starter that was "drawing too many amps". It is weeks away from being towed in as it is with the instructions, "Get it started!" I am down to thinking I have the cam in wrong somehow. Before it goes I'm going to get the valve covers off again and see which valves are open... when. I may borrow a compression tester too. Never have I had so much fun doing and redoing the entire last 18 months of work, sometimes for the third time, with no result.
Looks great. Hope you find it soon! I'd suggest going totally back to basics and take nothing for granted. Verifying the timing of the valve train is a good place to start. A compression test is a good idea. Spark, fuel, firing order....
 
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