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RE: [oletrucks] backfire

To: "Jim House" <jhouse@ccsolution.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] backfire
From: "haist" <haist2@home.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 16:34:42 -0800
My guess is for what it will cost to have someone time your engine (or less)
you could buy a timing light, follow the manual and do it yourself.  It's
not rocket science.

Remember the timing light will be only half as bright with 6 volts as with
12.  You can drag a 12v battery over close for power or do the job at dusk
or in a dimly lit garage and you can see well enough.  If the flywheel is
dirty, rusty, etc. It may be worth your while to drop the flywheel pan and
clean up the front face of the wheel and put a little white paint or chalk
at the beebe.

Have fun with the Art Deco!

Whitney Haist
Orinda, CA
Chevy trucks: 2-'46s & a '39
www.jps.net/haist/artdeco.htm <http://www.jps.net/haist/artdeco.htm>

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Jim House
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:21 AM
To: Oletrucks (E-mail)
Subject: [oletrucks] backfire

I have had my 216 head gasket replaced 4 months ago along with a new head
and a valve job.  I was told to get a tune-up after the job - I have not
done that.  Since that time I am experiencing backfiring under the hood.
Never out of the tailpipe.  I have replaced all of the plugs, plug wires,
rotor and cap.  Also have a new fuel pump and fan belt.  Still getting the
backfire.  It happens most often after I start the cold truck and once in a
great while when I am driving.  Also, when I step on the gas it will pause
for a second or so then it seems to kick in.  I have tested going with a
high test 94 octane with no change.

Do I need a tune-up?  What is involved?  I have VERY limited knowledge of
what I am doing.  If I took it somewhere what would I expect to pay for and
what should I ask to be completed?

Jim House
46 Chevy 3104
Hollis, NH
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