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Old 02-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #26
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #27
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Standing by waiting to see the progress. Nice burb
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:34 PM   #28
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Holy crap!! Those hubcaps look great!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:36 AM   #30
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Holy crap!! Those hubcaps look great!
They've got some dents, dings, and rash but are going to clean up alright!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #31
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Sweet find.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #32
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Nice score!
Hope you keep us posted on your project.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:02 AM   #33
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Wow, that is an awesome looking suburban... I can see why you couldn't turn it down. Yep, I would get it running well and stop the rust and then just drive it. Great find and great that you guys are bringing it back to the streets.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:15 AM   #34
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Thanks yall', we're enjoying the feedback! We're pretty psyched about the burb
We've got a good used tank coming our way from gostranger here on the board...thanks Steve!!
My son came in for the weekend from school and started fixing the wiring mess left from the original owner, i.e. pulling out an old CB/antenna, an ancient inverter, multiple switches/relays, air horns, a siren (that still works) and some crap we may never fiqure out. He also got the old, but not original, AM radio working.
While he got that done I managed to clean up the other hub cap.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #35
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:26 AM   #36
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Wow luv the burb! Great find and you guys are doing it right
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:35 AM   #37
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It runs!!

My son and I spent most of this weekend chasing our tails trying to get this burb to fire and just, finally, got it purring like a fat and happy cat about an hour ago

We started sat. morning by draining/refilling old fluids, replacing filters, plugs, wires and cleaning up the obvious loose ends. Everything looked like it was supposed to and we thought we were ready to try to fire it off...wasn't happening.

No fuel tank so we were squirting fuel down the carb, backing off, and cranking away...nothing. Not a burp, fart, hiccup, cough...nothing. WTH.

Power to the coil but nothing out. No spark, alright then...new coil it is.

Drop a new coil on and try again...nothing. WTFH.

New points, condenser, cap, rotor, and new coil...everything seems right but no fire. We feed the coil directly from the battery, crank away and...backfires out the carb!! Well, good we guess...getting fuel and spark...kinda. Thinking maybe bad resistor wire or starter solenoid feeding the coil. Fool around with that for a while but can't pinpoint anything. We go back to feeding the coil from the resistor wire/starter and now have semi-consistent backfires out of the carb and nothing else. (gotta imagine me jumping back and forth with my squirter bottle of gas feeding the fire) WTMFH. Got to be timing...but now its 3 a.m. and we're beat.

Jumped back into this afternoon thinking we're missing the obvious. We knew the short term SIL owner had mentioned fooling with the timing and we ASSumed that he had it somewhat right, but...maybe not...so back to the basics.

We brought #1 up to TDC and low and behold...the dizzy was 180 out.

It's always good to find a problem though, now we had a direction.

Pull all the wires, roll about 10 degrees of advance into it, hook everything up correctly, and...woo hoo...smoke out the exhaust. Getting closer.

I was getting pretty leary of squirting gas at the carb by then and we knew it needed more fuel so we fiqured that it was time for a fenderwell tank. Drop a line to the fuel pump and...crank, crank, crank, crank, crank, crank. Sigh.

Pump was sucking it from the fenderwell but wasn't pushing any fuel to the carb...back to AutoZone...again.

New pump, check. Timing set, check. Fire to the plugs, check. Dash of gas down the carb, check. Fire extinguisher, check.

Crank, crank, crank, Vroooom!! And it RUNS!!! and stays RUNNING!!

Roll the dist. back and forth a bit and get it close by ear...smoooootth!

Kill it and start it a few times (just because we can). Smoke out the neighborhood for a few minutes.

Can't do much else right now but we do drop it into drive...creeps forward. Drop it into reverse, eases on back...cool.

It's starting to snow now and the kids have an hour drive back to school so time to shut it down.

The master is leaking a bit at the booster...will probably pick up a new master/booster combo tomorrow. Tank should be here soon...can't wait now.

Got it titled, tagged, and insured Fri but the boy made me promise not to test drive it until he gets back next weekend...gonna be a long week.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #38
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Only pic I got from this weekend, wish I had one of all the smoke when we got it running
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:26 AM   #39
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #40
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thats a nice one congrats on the fire up
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #41
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Big, brown, box from the big, brown, van...full of weather strip kits for both the burb and my son's GMC...doors, windows, vent windows, windshields, everything except the side windows on the burb (backordered). I'm not really looking forward to all that.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #42
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did you get the other box from the brown truck on wed i called you to follow up how did it fair on its trip? let em know thanks!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #43
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Very cool 'Burb...those hub caps look amazing!
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #45
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Looooove it. Nice score man and great job cleaning her up.
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Thanks yall', we're having fun with this burb and appreciate the positive feedback.
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Just got my window seals from Classic Chevy in Kansas. Fixed were in stock; dont know about the sliders.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #48
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did you get the other box from the brown truck on wed i called you to follow up how did it fair on its trip? let em know thanks!
The tank made it in on Wed., no problems at all Steve...Thanks. That was a hell of a packing job , UPS could of thrown it off the plane as they passed overhead and it would have been fine!

I ran it to a radiator shop Thurs. to have it boiled out and the overflow tube resoldered on before sanding, cleaning, and painting it. The sending unit you sent tested alright, but we still dropped a new one in just to be safe. While we were chasing parts this morning, we ran by a carb shop and picked up a rebuilt unit to replace the leaking stocker. That and new rubber lines throughout had the fuel system in good working order.

I can put the fire extinquisher away now.
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Just got my window seals from Classic Chevy in Kansas. Fixed were in stock; dont know about the sliders.
Truck and Car Shop out of Orange,CA has my money for all fourslider weatherstrip kits and is sending one complete kit my way now...haven't gotten word on the other three yet...hurry up and wait. At least I can jump into one and try to figure it all out.
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While we were under the burb...well alright, as my son was under the burb, we discovered that the carrier bearing was shot. Another trip to O'Reilly's later and we had a new carrier and ujoint to rebuild the driveshaft (joint at the axle was good).

So with a mix of lead additive, marvel mystery oil, and 10 gallons of gas in the tank, my son fired her up and eased out of the garage for the first time under its own power (with us at least).
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