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Old 08-26-2018, 08:17 AM   #26
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Fill it up! You should have bled it on the bench per the instructions if you were replacing it. It shouldn't be empty now unless you have a leak. Put fluid in it, bleed it, and then stand on the pedal with both feet as hard as you can. Wherever the leak is, it will show up. It won't be only your life that is saved if you make the brakes work properly. Any vehicle I've ever had, even if they were dogs they've always had excellent brakes.
it had a leak. I replaced the line. The front brakes will lock up but was curious why there was no rear action. LOL
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:19 AM   #27
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FWIW ;

These i6 engines are very softly cammed so as long as you run the tailpipe to the back bumper you needn't use any muffler at all .

I remember freighting heavy loads up the hills in Beverly Hills and Brentwood, passing cops who never gave me a second glance .

Or, you can find re pop Smitty's glass packs that are 46" long, they'll give a nice deep rumble but not be too noisy .
This truck is far from a i6 lol. It's got a beefed up 350 that roast 33s like nothing. The open headers sing nice. But imma get some glasspacks or straight pipe it
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #28
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Take apart every electrical connection and clean the snot out of them. Then apply a little white grease and crank them all down tight. Get the service manuals here

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=558016

and torque the fasteners properly.
I had this weird thought yesterday. Could it be my battery cables being that they are old? When the issue happens the bendix don't retract unless I turn the flywheel.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:43 AM   #29
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O.K., now we're getting to the meat of the thing .

? When it cranks, is the starter noisy ? . if not your problem is simply the mesh of the Bendix and ring gear and I can tell you how to adjust it at home if it's a parallel two bolt one .

If it makes gnashing sounds when it's cranking, you have the wrong starter, it's fairly common on older rigs , there are two different Bendix tooth counts that I recall, not off the top of my head but this is one of those detail things that makes it so important to retain the old worn out part until the job is 100% done to your satisfaction .

I must have mis understood something you said earlier to think it was an i6 .

Same deal, many here have intricate knowledge of the SBC Chevy V8 engine so ask away and sort through the collected answers before taking the next step .
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:30 AM   #30
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I had this weird thought yesterday. Could it be my battery cables being that they are old? When the issue happens the bendix don't retract unless I turn the flywheel.
If the starter gear doesn't retract, it could be the wrong starter and it's binding, or maybe the return spring in the solenoid is broken or weak.
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:36 PM   #31
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If the starter gear doesn't retract, it could be the wrong starter and it's binding, or maybe the return spring in the solenoid is broken or weak.
how do I know which ones the right one? Sparks come from the flywheel when it gets in the bind
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:45 PM   #32
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Well guys it runs again and I feel like a dumbo
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:03 PM   #33
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You could try to count the teeth on your starter and go to parts store to check that yours is correct. I doubt that was the problem though. Either like already said about spring or starter needs shimmed where it mounts up so it meshes the flywheel correctly.
It's not uncommon to get a starter that is a real pain to shim correctly. I fought one forever and finally put on a new one. The new one meshed perfectly.
I wonder when you get a rebuilt 350 starter just how many times that thing may have been rebuilt. I am getting to the point I only buy new and not rebuilt when anything comes from a generic parts store. Of course I'm getting older and crusty about things too so it may not be necessary.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:28 PM   #34
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Starter was the issue. Bendix wasn't extending right. New one cranks her over like new. Now to get a set if plugs and wires lol
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:11 PM   #35
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Start my new job today!!! Also got the truck running great. Now to get the rear brakes to work and then get the lights. Also insurance and plates.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:12 PM   #36
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Firs day went great and I got off in time to do some work on the truck. I put new plugs and wires in her and she runs WAY better!!!
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Thumbs up ! Progress !

Glad to hear you're working, everything else flows down from that .

Remember to never trust the spark plugs to be properly gapped from the box, points ignition use .035", any breakerless ignition used at least .045" plug gap ~ you'll feel the extra power, smoother running and better fuel economy right away .
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:52 AM   #38
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Glad to hear you're working, everything else flows down from that .

Remember to never trust the spark plugs to be properly gapped from the box, points ignition use .035", any breakerless ignition used at least .045" plug gap ~ you'll feel the extra power, smoother running and better fuel economy right away .
i gapped em to .40. she will smoke both rears without the breaks, and she smokes. gunna try seafoming the engine to see if its just a ring not wanting to seal right after sitting so long. if not its a 350, they run FOREVER. thing dont use oil though so thats what makes it weird.
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thing dont use oil though so thats what makes it weird.
How about coolant?
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How about coolant?
none of that either. im almost calling valve seals. or the fact it sat for 4 years
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Looking good! I'm only 45 minutes from you. It would be nice to go down there and check out your truck when I get a little more time this fall.
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Looking good! I'm only 45 minutes from you. It would be nice to go down there and check out your truck when I get a little more time this fall.
Heck yeah!!! Shoot me a pm if ya can get the chance
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A White Squirrel has appeared.
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:09 PM   #44
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A White Squirrel has appeared.
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Today was great!! Got all the front lights working including turn signals!
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I see that the starter appears to be working ok now. A word of advice. If it normally starts well when cold but seems like it is hard to start when warm, see if there is a cover over the starter solenoid. That is the little round thing attached to the starter. When the header is too close, it overheats the bendix and then it tends to turn slower because it is too hot. The cover I am talking about is available in the help section of most auto parts stores. You normally do not have a problem if you are using stock manifolds.
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I see that the starter appears to be working ok now. A word of advice. If it normally starts well when cold but seems like it is hard to start when warm, see if there is a cover over the starter solenoid. That is the little round thing attached to the starter. When the header is too close, it overheats the bendix and then it tends to turn slower because it is too hot. The cover I am talking about is available in the help section of most auto parts stores. You normally do not have a problem if you are using stock manifolds.
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Little more tweaking, but il look into the whole cover thing. Truck is soooooooooooooooooooo close to driving legally
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Re: Spitfire



New brake caliper !! now the brakes work and she will stop like a new truck!!!!



Got all the front lights and the running lights/turn signals all working!!!



The column and gauge cluster are in, excuse the messy interior



And here she is sitting all nice and pretty.
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That's great you are now able to get some work done to her. Congrats on the better job. The younger population is pretty lucky with the record low unemployment. You can jump from one job to another and most times make more money with every move!
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I finally found your thread again , I thought I had posted in it but I must have been tired and just thought I did . Great work on old Spitfire .
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