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Username Post: 1969 Kingswood with issues        (Topic#356725)
Jake Bradley 
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Age: 44
Loc: Nashville
Reg: 06-08-19
06-08-19 09:57 AM - Post#2767946    

So, I’m working through a new to me 1969 kingswood wagon and am in over my head. I need some advice, guidance, a pile of get the idea. I bought his car at an estate auction, its a 350 350 a/c wagon. I replaced the carb after discovering there was a cracked “post” in the quadrajet where the c clip looking piece holds the float in place. While trying to tune it, and having a difficult time, it started squirting coolant from the front of the intake manifold where it meets the block. Huge cloud of smoke from the exhaust, and the oil light came on. I stopped, checked the oil, and it was a bit low and possibly has water in it. This is where I need help. What do I do next with limited time and knowledge. I’d like to get this thing running and sell it, as I’m in too deep. Thanks!


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06-08-19 10:23 AM - Post#2767948    
    In response to Jake Bradley

Send pictures to me if interested in selling the wagon. Running condition not important! Body and interior important.
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06-08-19 07:00 PM - Post#2767990    
    In response to Jake Bradley

There's no coolant flow from the intake to the block. Is the coolant coming from between the intake and the head, or the head and the block? That's kind of a weird thing to happen. Has this engine been frozen? That could explain rough running, water in oil, water in exhaust (smoke, steam), and low oil pressure from it now being a milk shake.

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