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1953 Chevy 6400 (Nellybell) restomod #1272218
Thu Jul 12 2018 04:11 AM
Thu Jul 12 2018 04:11 AM
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Tanker916  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 7
Fort Bliss
With my time in command drawing to a close I have now been able to start planing in detail my way ahead for Nellybell. This is a 6400 that my Grandpa bought used 1958ish and has had ever since. He used her to haul grain and any other random things that needed to be moved and made sure to park her in the shed every night. About 30 years ago the master cylinder failed making him park her in the back of the shed and forget about her.

My goal for her is to do a frame off resto mod in order to turn her into a daily driver esk vehicle that I can use to transport my T6 to tractor shows with.

The first order of business is to get her running in order to make movement easier. To stop her I have the ebrake hence the no rush for fixed brakes. So far she has fought me tooth and nail on this even though she ran when parked. I have replaced the condensor, plug wires, plugs, and coil. I took a file to the points and set the gap to .016. Despite these efforts I still have no spark at the plug. Tomorrow im going to sift through it with a volt meter and try to find the problem, any suggestions on where to start?

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Re: 1953 Chevy 6400 (Nellybell) restomod [Re: Tanker916] #1272244
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:39 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 02:39 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,121
Central, Oklahoma
Start tracing all the wiring associated with the ignition. Bet somewhere your little grey 4 legged creatures have been nibbling on wire causing a short. Since you didn’t replace the points, that would be my next suggestion.🛠


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: 1953 Chevy 6400 (Nellybell) restomod [Re: Tanker916] #1272265
Thu Jul 12 2018 06:26 PM
Thu Jul 12 2018 06:26 PM
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delux54panel  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,583
VACAVILLE, CA.
Thats an awful large gap in the points to be .016. also theres no hold down screw on the points.And the rotor is missing.

Re: 1953 Chevy 6400 (Nellybell) restomod [Re: Tanker916] #1272387
Fri Jul 13 2018 10:19 PM
Fri Jul 13 2018 10:19 PM
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Tanker916  Offline OP
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Fort Bliss
Delux my bad for not specifying the point of the distributor picture was to show the model. Right after I took the pic I put the screw in and set the time. Justhor you called it, the points was bad even though I filled the ends it wasn't good enough to transfer current. I changed the points and got spark. I didn't do so the first time around as I wasn't sure how it was supposed to come off and didn't want to break anything. Put the distributor back together and sprayed a shot of either into the carb and she stuttered to life!!!!! A added surprise was the mechanical fuel pump still worked. I know because it dumped 30 year old gas on the exhaust (I disconnected the fuel line to get better access to the carb.)

For now that is good enough for me, she runs and has a good fuel pump so I just need to drain the fuel tank and put in good gas. I will do that when I come up mid September. At that point I will load her onto my trailer and take her home to begin restoring/modifying her!!!

Thanks for the ideas, I will post more pics when I come back up and take her home with me.


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Re: 1953 Chevy 6400 (Nellybell) restomod [Re: Tanker916] #1272405
Sat Jul 14 2018 12:29 AM
Sat Jul 14 2018 12:29 AM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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Central, Oklahoma
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together.🛠


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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