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Old 01-11-2019, 03:29 PM
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Yes.... dead. Got drug up there with the wheels locked too.
I wonder if it locked up while the driver was moving. If so, I'll bet that was fun!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:19 PM
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Ugh getting this highboy running is going to be the death of me.... or the death of it....
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You will get it man
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:55 PM
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Anyone have suggestions? lol I'm all out of ideas. Short of buying a new carb.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:31 PM
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2100 your timing is off. You can hear it in the starter drag. Did you pull the front timing cover?
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:03 PM
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re-listening to the video, do you have 2wires crossed? You have an intake stroke backfire thru the carb. I still think it's timing, but still, double check the wires

I asked about the timing cover because I've seen a few that the guys forgot to reinstall the fuel pump eccentric to the cam.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:20 PM
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I did have the timing cover off, idk if you remember but I used a helicoil on it since the fuel pump bolt stripped. Pump was put back on right... but yes I've read many o' warnings about that... so I made sure to do it right lol)

You ended up being right about timing, a buddy on the FTE forum actually got me going pretty good. I thought starting at 0° was good but apparently those FEs like starring at 10-12 BTC. Once I set it to roughly 10° and tightened down my idle screw (boy does that one make me feel dumb) I've got it running and idling!

The stumble towards the end was me giving it some gas but I had the vacuum advance blocked off for the other testing. I'm sure I can start dialing it in! I've been going nuts the last year trying to get this dang thing going and in 1.5days the FTE guys came thru and got me going! I was truly starting to lose hope that I would be able to get this thing running and I'd have to drag it to a shop with my tail between my legs and wallet spread eagle on the counter.

Link if y'all wanna here a 40ish yr old truck run lol
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by akdoggie
your timing is off. You can hear it in the starter drag.
Originally Posted by akdoggie
You have an intake stroke backfire thru the carb.
It's knowledge like this that 1 makes me appreciate all y'alls help on trucks and 2 are things I like to learn so I can fix my stuff/help other people in the future. You don't learn things like the above from AK by taking your troubles to a shop. One of the many reasons I'm so deadset on restoring this Highboy myself! (And by myself I of course mean not taking it to a shop. Many people smarter than I have helped me along the way! You guys and the FTE community are awesome and seriously second to none!) I'd be way more behind on my resto if it wasn't for the truck forum community
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:13 PM
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Great that you got it going, 2100, and also great that you realize and appreciate the benefit of the "knowledgeable masses."

AK: You've probably forgotten more than I know about these trucks and mechanicals in general. Keep spreadin'' the wisdom!

Maybe we should all pitch in, and get Red a set of these seat covers!


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On another note: A number of years ago, Continental took over Goodyear's Gatorback belts, making them their "Elite® Poly-V® Belts with Quiet Channel Technology™." Well, according to the Conti rep I spoke with yesterday, the "Quiet Channel" design is going away. The memo he read from was a long, and eloquent way to say they're discontinuing that design to streamline their manufacturing and lower production costs, so everything is moving to the standard "Poly-V" configuration. The question now is, do I go with the standard design Continental belt that I already have (I ordered it thinking I was getting what I wanted), go Gates, or find a Motorcraft one that doesn't break the bank?

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