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Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
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Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1308519 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:20 PM
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Sfizio Offline
New Guy
Thanks N!

Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1310899 Thu May 16 2019 01:58 PM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 23
Bdron Offline
New Guy
Anyone in the CT Fairfield County area with some good knowledge of a 3100 with 216 motor? I could use some help setting the timing, adjusting the carb and figuring out this thing with some old school tips and tricks. Thanks!

Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1311472 Wed May 22 2019 02:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
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Nhluvstruck Offline
Shop Shark
Not that ritzy corner of CT!
I found that using a vacuum gauge to set the timing gave the best running motor. Warm the engine, disconnect the vacuum advance and plug any other suckers ( like wipers ), connect a gauge to the intake manifold port and adjust the timing by rotating the distributor to get max vacuum. Make sure your valves are properly set first but that's another story.
Still playing with the carb, but mostly go by the shop manual procedure, just rebuild the carb first or you are going to waste a lot of time tweaking a bad carb if it's the stock Rochester.

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Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1322667 Tue Aug 20 2019 12:35 PM
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Barnfind49 Offline
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Hello all. My name is Luke. Just checking in from Connecticut. My current ride is a 1949 GMC 150. It’s basically all original except for wheels/tires and the 5.3 under the hood. Here is a pic from the goshen fairgrounds car show this past weekend.

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Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1331217 Fri Oct 25 2019 10:41 PM
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Carpas13 Offline
1953 3100 5win 325
Hello my name is Matt. Originally from SoCal but for the last 20+ here in Fairfield County, CT.

Just acquired my dream vehicle, a 1953 5 window 4 speed 3100 with a ‘59 235 engine upgrade.

I have enjoyed my short time on Stovebolt and look forward to much more of the same.


Re: Welcome [Re: Carpas13] #1331250 Sat Oct 26 2019 01:31 AM
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Matt-nice ride................

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