Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Pearce, Oct 28, 2019.
Fuck now i need to go check mine. The lower hose is pretty much hugging the Alt
After replacing the hose and filling it up the truck was running really rough. Play with it for a bit then decided I need new spark plugs. Put them in and it help a little then it died. Took out my ignition module. Hoping they will replace it again.
Still lost. Got my pertronix system on and it runs but nothing like it was the other day. Still hunting at idle and got the tractor sound going. Sprayed it with carb cleaner got nothing. All cylinders are firing. Revs good just can't idle right.
Performance distributors got back to me and again they are proving themselves with the customer service. Let them know I didn't have an invoice number just gave them my grandma's email who ordered it. They replied they can send me another one if I would like. I was expecting a little more questions but whatever that's cool. Hopefully I'll have that soon.
I have a stud welder coming tomorrow. Planning on pulling the cab corner a a few other little dents on the cab. I'll work on the bed later. Then I need to do the windshield and figure out if I have any rust to repair. Up in the air about paint. Thinking about a hvlp spray system but I would still need a booth. I literally have a mayco across the street though. Could pay the extra money for the good paint and send it it there mostly prepped and mask it myself.
I did the $299 Maaco special once, never again.. no door jams, single stage coat and it got sunburned off 3yrs later even while caring for the paint. Either pay for their premium service or do it yourself and enjoy the experience.
When it comes to your idle issue, that literally started right after your coolant hose went out?
When the hose broke it would just die at idle without gas. Not going to do any 299 special. I would make sure I was getting the real auto paint. Really don't want to spend all the money on tools and stuff but my skills and booth is lacking. I do have friends with the skills but they don't like to do anything cool. They are burned out from doing it all day.
That's weird. Cuz it's not like you ran the truck hot for a while in order to warp any part of the head.. I'm sure you checked your jets again. Going on limb here but maybe temp sensor damage when 220°+ coolant hit the connector?? I just came across that problem in a yj with rough idle, the coolant sensor in the back was damaged when oil streamed over it. Doubt it's air in your cooling system..
No computer to control idle. Only thing electronic is the ignition system.
Started sanding on my other valve cover. Don't think I'm going to go for the perfect finish on this one. Even though it is the better candidate. Going to focus on all the areas you see first. Got the edge knocked down alright and went though some grits to see how I'm doing. My other cover still has the nasty seem right at the gasket. Something I'm having a problem with is all my different forms of sanding each leaves different scratches for the same grit. I have a 120 sanding sponge that can nearly polish it that's throwing me off. Also having problems polishing my oil cap. Have a few dark spots that showed up. Not sure if its something to do with the metal and impurities or stains for oils but it's bothering me I can't get them out. Probably going to call it after 50 to 100 hours with whatever I can bring it to then polish it. Anyway here's the start.
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