Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Another day, another try

It has been a while since I tried to get the truck running, and I am quickly gathering a large pile of parts in the garage. Since I am starting to get worried that I might misplace a part, or forget how things go back together, I got under the hood and re-installed the carb, battery and plug wires.

The good news: the new battery cables that I installed seem to be working fine. All of the electrical is working great.

The bad news: the truck would not start.

The worst news: even though I re-tightened and double checked everything, the carb is leaking like crazy. So I will definitely be getting another carb. No sense in beating this leaking horse to death.


Striker169 said...

I'll help you on that if you want I fixed my mustang after it sat for 30 years without running

Darth Daddy said...

Sandwich bags, and clear grbage bags are great for keeping track of spare parts. It always sucks putting something back on, and missing 1 nut, or bolt, or whatever.


Rick said...

Were is the gas leak?

Mike said...

The gas is actually leaking through the trottle assembly linkage that opens the butterfly valves at the bottom of the carb.
I though so and was able to verify that yesterday.

When I tried a rebuild kit, it did not address the linkages. No O rings or bushings to replace.