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  1. No power to ignition

    Engine Topics
    1979 elcamino won’t start has power the headlights and horn but no power to ignition switch. Put on new headers and might have shorted something out. Fuseable links and fuses all good... thanks in advance
  2. 84 won't start help?

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    1984 caballero won't start wouldn't even turn there was nothing I don't know too much about cars but I'm learning so i pulled the starter but the starter tested good but ima replace it anyways so what else can it be? and yes the battery is good. lol
  3. Slow to start

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    Pretty sure this is a softball... I've got a 72' El Camino with a 350 & Quadrajet carb. It runs great but when it's cold it's verrrry slow to start. I turn the key and it starts turning over... and keeps turning over... sometimes for 5 or 6 seconds. I've noticed that if I pump the gas once it...
  4. Computer swap/chip upgrade

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    I have a question pertaining to "The Control Computer", the one I have is stock, the engine is a Jeg's 350/400+ HP. I have restored all the wiring to stock (both under the hood and dash), I drove the Elky to its current location and it ran like cr*p. The interior is not yet reinstalled and I am...
  5. Engine turns over without turning key forward.

    Engine Topics
    So we finally got a warm day here in Ohio so I pulled the car outside and fired it up. Let it warm then I shut it down and went in the house for a bit. When I came back a few hours later I started it, and when it fired up the starter was still engaged and turning is I killed the ignition and the...
  6. Ignition questions

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    So I've got an MSD 6al box, and an MSD Distributor and coil. The MSD box itself is hooked up and should be just dandy. My question is how do I wire up my ignition switch/starter/alternator? I've got the switched signal going to the MSD box, but what connects from the ignition switch to the...
  7. Pop Bang Boom!

    Engine Topics
    Started my caballero for the first time in a about a month the other day and it would run fine until I took the choke off and than it would run really rich and lightly backfire but I reved it to keep it running and it backfired like as loud as shotgun so I shut it down. For some reason I don't...
  8. Stumble or bog on WOT

    Engine Topics
    I'm experiencing a bog when I quickly put my foot to the floor. If I ease into WOT it's fine. I'm sure it's not a timing issue anymore because when ny timing was off it would backfire through the carb too but doesn't anymore. The carb is a 650 edelbrock. The only thing I can think if is I need a...
  9. Ignition -- nothing happens -- all dead

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    78 Caballero -- 350v8 -- stock Have been driving as daily use car. No issues. Stopped at the house, ran inside for about 5 minutes, came back out and turned the ignition switch --- nothing. No click. No starer solenoid engagement. None of the gauges move. Nothing that requires ignition...
  10. Trouble with my 85 Ekly starting linkage

    Electrical Systems
    It started in my friends drive way. All of a sudden when I was trying to leave; the key turns freely in the ignition. Electrical systems work but there is no click or resistance to turning the key. Took some stuff apart, put it back together and now it is stuck in Park and reverse. Can't move...
  11. Wiring a push button ignition

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    Hey all, So... I have this http://www.ebay.com/itm/300869309218?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 And I want to use to engage my starter, I'm completely lost.. do i need anything else?? What wires do I connect?? or Is there another source where I can figure this stuff out...
  12. 85 shorts ignition switch everytime

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    Hi, i have an 85 el camino ss. when i got the car it was running fine. But now, the ignition switch isnt working it was just clicking.(not the starter, i think its the fuel). i got a new one and the car started up right away. i turned it off and when i tryd again about 30 min later but the same...
  13. SBC 350 Modifications

    Engine Topics
    I have a sb 350 that I am going to put into my 1984 Caballero. It is completely disassembled and the only part I don't have is the crankshaft. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any things that I should consider when rebuilding this and any other upgrades I should do to create alot of...
  14. Question regaurding timing adjustments on EST equiped El Caminos

    Performance Modifications
    As some of you may have read before, I am trying to work the bugs out of my 83 El Camino's engine. I have a late '86 Corvette 350 with aluminum cylinder heads with my factory computer feedback carburetor system installed. I am running stock 83 aluminum intake, a High Energy Comp Cam(p/n...
  15. Clicking at startup

    Engine Topics
    Hey everybody, I have a 85 el camino with a stock 305 5.0l v8 automatic. So far I have been trying to teach myself about cars so i have been working on this. So the problem is that when i turn the ignition, there is a very fast repetitive clicking noise. i originally thought it was the...
  16. Timing Trouble

    Engine Topics
    I recently added headers, dual exhaust and a new intake manifold to my 84 Caballero and when I removed the distributor I forgot to mark its position. I have tried many times to get the engine at TDC and have positioned the oil pump shaft to be aligned with the 1st cylinder position on the...
  17. Can anyone help me figure out how to make my el camino run smooth?

    Performance Modifications
    My 83 SS has an 86 350 in it with 87 aluminum vette heads and a mild cam from comp. In an attempt to get some fuel economy out of the motor I re-installed the computer feedback carburetor system on the car. I have not installed the EGR valve, smog pump, or EFE system because the engine does...
  18. Need help on changing the ignition cylinder

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    i got a 82 elky that ive lost the keys to. ive bought the new cylinder and key and i got the steering wheel off and everything. i cant figure out how to take the tumbler/cylinder out for the life of me. help will be mostly appreciated. thanks:yell:
  19. Help!!! How do i change ignition?!

    Electrical Systems
    :dontknow:I HAVE A 65 AND THE IGNITION ON IT WAS USELESS U COULD START THE ENGINE WITH BASICALLY A SCREWDRIVER NOW I ORDERED A NEW ONE WITH A NEW SET OF KEYS OKAY THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE EASY. TOOK OUT THE OLD IGNITION PUT THE OTHER ONE IN THE EXACT SAME WAY ..NO DICE??? PLEASE SOMEONE...
  20. electronic ignition HELP!

    Ignition Upgrades & Discussion Forum
    im putting an electronic ignition in my 1973 camino. got everything in great, went to start it, started right up and it ran for about 20 seconds and then died.. :cry2: Now when i turn the key, it wont spark, and when i turn the key back, it makes this loud noise... HELP??!:???:
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