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Old 09-06-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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Bagged 1969 C10 (new here & looking 4 help)

What's up guys?? New C10 owner here.. 23 year old from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Coming to look at all of your cool trucks, but to also get some help. I normally mess with fords (own a 67 f100 & mustang).. so I'm having to teach myself the tricks and turns of Chevy stuff.

1969 C10 with a cammed 350 that has been bored over .40 backed with a 4 speed manual gearbox. This thing sounds mean. Love it!! But I have one small problem. Only happens when I try to keep a steady speed. It's like the truck is doing a chugging movement.. will move your whole body back and forth. In 4th (overdrive) it doesn't do it as bad, but has a slight chug and a very quite backfire/misfire sound. It idles great, when you give it the gas there is no hesitation.

Could this be a carb problem? Maybe the timing needs to be adjusted? I'm not sure. Any help would be much appreciated or if you guys could point me in a direction of forums I need to check out. Thanks for your time and I'm happy to be a part of the C10 Family!!

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Old 09-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: Bagged 1969 C10 (new here & looking 4 help)

I would check first for a vacuum leak. If that doesn't fix it, then I'd go to timing and then carburetion.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:57 AM   #3
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Re: Bagged 1969 C10 (new here & looking 4 help)

First off, welcome to the forum Scrubthug, that's a good looking 69! Truckster is correct in making sure there are no vacuum leaks. A vacuum leak will cause a surging effect at cruise speeds as well as backfiring through the carb, especially when the motor is cold. With the obvious out of the way we need a lot more information like what carb, what the cam specs are, what heads and what rear gear? Pics of the motor with the breather removed would be helpful along with a brief history of the motor. ~Ghostrider~
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Bagged 1969 C10 (new here & looking 4 help)

sweet looking truck you there
I saw you said 4spd manual od trans...what trans you got in jt?
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