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Saturdays update.. got the oil and filter changed and thought I’d drive it a little further. Made it about 3 miles and it died.. starts back up after siting a few minutes.. same thing .. runs a bit and dies.. made it back home and removed the fuel filter and it was so clogged up I could barely blow thru it. Put it back together and now the float is stuck.. I have one from minoridertim Elcamino I am going to try. Oh and the A/C compressor is froze up 😢 I’ll update y’all later. Thanks for following…😎🏁
 

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Yea, neglect and no maintenance by previous owners bite us every time. You and Tim will have all of this solved in no time.

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Thanks sir.. I swapped carburetor after church still runs and dies.. I’m thinking the pick up screen is clogged or lots of trash in tank.. probably just have to bite the bullet and drop the tank down for investigation.
 

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Well the tank is gonna have to come out. If y’all are done laughing at my mess, I’d appreciate the extra help. I’ll even buy some frozen pizza from the dollar store for Cyberray 😂
Pics to follow😎
 

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Todays shenanigans..
Minoridertim came over and helped me get all the lights working as they should. We changed every light except the high beams and license plate light. Also put in another set of spark plugs and changed one burnt spark plug wire. It runs good but we discovered that the distributor has a short at the connector for the coil. So I’ll get a new one after church and then maybe it’ll stay running. 🙏
 

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Today’s update.
Swapped in a new distributor. Fixed the dying issue but soon as you drive it, it starts acting like it is out of gas. I guess I’ll attempt to get as much gas out as possible and drop the tank. Pics and updates in a few days. Thanks for following along. 😎🏁 Oh and then starter went out after the test drive. Was trying to refire and it checked out.. 😂.. it’s only money 💴
 

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Well the tank is gonna have to come out. If y’all are done laughing at my mess, I’d appreciate the extra help. I’ll even buy some frozen pizza from the dollar store for Cyberray 😂
Pics to follow😎
naw, you're gonna have to go a bit more upscale than DollarTree hot pockets or 7-11 pizza. we're talking HEB, buddy!
 

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Hardest part about dropping a tank is getting the fill pipe out, since it has to come out on an angle, without dumping the tank off the jack.
I have it way up in the air on Jack stands. Sprayed strap bolts with PB Blaster, went to take fuel lines off and the 3/8 supply line was really soft in the middle,, about 8” In length. I had a good replacement hose so I put it in its place. Now the starter is gone bad so I can’t crank it 😂 to see if it’s any better.
 
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