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!
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.
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.
I just recently join as well, I am down in hope valley Ri I recently retired and I’m doing a complete resto. Except mine is a 33 and all the wood is in need of replacement. Good luck on your project. I figured I would say hey, your the closest one I’ve seen on here so far?
33 Chevy 1/2 ton with all the 29-32 left overs. (Woody)
We just bought a 49 1 1/2 ton for our little farm for basically the same use as yours. Hay hauling, grain, gravel, & attention for the farm. Plus loving old trucks helps. I’ve missed my 65 step side since I wrecked it in 93.