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Username Post: 1927 Chevrolet Truck Starting Issues        (Topic#352160)
Dlelmp1579 
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Reg: 07-23-18
07-23-18 06:07 AM - Post#2740873    

New to the Forum and looking for help - 1927 Chevy Truck w/new battery, starter button, ignition coil, condenser, distributor Cap, points, spark plug wires, spark plugs - Auto Lite 3076, carburetor rebuilt, fuel vacuum pump working, sounds like it wants to go. Plug gap at 0.030", points gap at .022" Distributor is a 635B Delco-Remy, Firing in proper order 1,2,4,3. Just seems to not want to fire up and I am running out of ideas. The only thing is that I have not hooked up is the lights and the klaxon Horn - these are working but I disconnected them to clean up the horn - don't think I needed them to start it up. All other wires seem to be connected properly and soundly - did I miss something. There is gas in the fuel filter and I would assume the bowl - it was fixed due to it leaking - so I am pretty sure it has gas in there..... [image]
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Tinindian 
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07-27-18 08:12 PM - Post#2741306    
    In response to Dlelmp1579

Don't assume. Take the cover off the float bowl and check. If it isn't full fill it manually, leave the top off and try to start the engine.

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Dlelmp1579 
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07-30-18 05:37 AM - Post#2741462    
    In response to Tinindian

Thanks - I will try that tonight when I get home. I replaced the distributor - and it is now sparking and wanting to fire - just not going all the way - will try your advice and let you know how we made out. Thanks again



 
2blu52 
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08-03-18 06:27 PM - Post#2741904    
    In response to Dlelmp1579

Make sure you have proper sized battery cables at least 01 or 02 gage, also be sure the battery is complete
ley charged, a low battery providing starting energy to the starter can rob energy from the ignition system.

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Rustchips 
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08-09-18 06:04 AM - Post#2742456    
    In response to Dlelmp1579

Does it still have the updraft carburetor?
Have you tried starting fluid?
Cleon

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Dlelmp1579 
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08-21-18 04:56 AM - Post#2743862    
    In response to Tinindian

Not sure where the time goes, but thanks for the advice - it came down to needing a new starter. Thanks again.



 
Rusted Nut Garage 
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08-18-19 07:47 PM - Post#2773524    
    In response to Dlelmp1579

The easiest way to eliminate fuel as an issue is to give it a shot of either (with upper cylinder lube). If it lites off then you have a fuel issue.
Next check for spark, remove a plug and vice grip it to ground with its wire attached and crank it . Got spark then check to make sure it is in correct time.
That should get you closer to knowing what is going on.



 
Rusted Nut Garage 
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08-18-19 07:57 PM - Post#2773526    
    In response to Dlelmp1579

Several things that also come to mind. Hopefully you didn’t use resistance type spark plug wires, these old six volt systems were never meant to have suppressor wiring. 030 on the plugs seem a bit wide so I would try.025.





 


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