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Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316659 Fri Jul 05 2019 08:28 PM
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When I doubt, take a beer break so you don't get frustrated with it.

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
ndkid275 #1316662 Fri Jul 05 2019 08:50 PM
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That's the problem. Too many beer breaks. Not enough figuring out

I'm too green to get this on my own

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316668 Fri Jul 05 2019 09:29 PM
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I wish I was closer to assist you.

Chris

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
ndkid275 #1316678 Fri Jul 05 2019 11:04 PM
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Thanks. The thought is appreciated. You know who's not coming over to help? My brother the mechanic who's 45 minutes away.

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316702 Sat Jul 06 2019 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by treydrummer
Thanks. The thought is appreciated. You know who's not coming over to help? My brother the mechanic who's 45 minutes away.

Invite your brother over for a bachelor party for an imaginary friend. Once your brother shows up, just tell him that the wedding got called off.
Carl

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316990 Mon Jul 08 2019 04:07 PM
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So, it runs. I advanced the octane setting all the counter clockwise. After turning it over for about 3 minutes i heard it cough. Gave it a break and tried again. It coughed twice. Another couple breaks and a bunch of coughing and my truck came to life. Ran it for about a half hour and let it come up to temp and shut it down. an hour later after it had cooled it started right up. drove it around a bit, ran a few errands and it continued to start right up.

Thanks everyone for all your help on this.

Here is a summary of my work. Truck was flooding

-Rebuilt the carb. Then it wouldn't start
-Changed out the battery cable to 2 gauge cables (too small)
-Rebuilt the starter
-Changed the battery cables to 2/0 gauge along with new connectors. Everything soldered and crimped
-Bought and installed a new starter from Napa
-Changed spark plugs and points setting them to manufacturer's specs
-Fiddled with the timing and octane setting
-Truck started

Thanks again guys. See you out on the road

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