The Banana Boat

gr8dain

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#61
Well this one is not doing any burnouts right now. I played with the timing today. Better. But took a video of what it does when we drive it. It behaves fine for a bit then sputters and eventually stalls.

https://vimeo.com/195212817

A buddy tells me that the accelerator pump is bad and rebuilding the carb will help out.
 

Gamedic

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Cleveland
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GA
#62
I might have missed it but when was the last time the carb was rebuilt? It's acting like the accelerator pump isn't working at all when you open the butterfly. Try opening it all the way with it not running while looking down the throat. you should see it squirt fuel into the throat if not then you've got a problem either getting fuel to the carb or the accelerator pump is shot.
Brother I told you that lol


 

gr8dain

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#69
Autozone rents tools for free- ;)

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Yep. Was gonna ask them. Last time I went to rent a tool from them, they did not have any of the tool I needed available (brake lone flare tool) and I just bought one instead. Was not expensive. Bait and switch? Maybe
 

bigwalton

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MI
#70
FWIW, in an older carb'ed vehicle, plumbing an inline fuel pressure gauge can be a huge help to instantly eliminate fuel delivery if there's a problem and there's been many times I wished I'd had them on my FI engines too.
 

gr8dain

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#71
FWIW, in an older carb'ed vehicle, plumbing an inline fuel pressure gauge can be a huge help to instantly eliminate fuel delivery if there's a problem and there's been many times I wished I'd had them on my FI engines too.
Great thought. Off to shop again......
 

mysunnshine

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Phoenix
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AZ
#72
None of the in line fuel pressure gauges are known for accuracy. They are only good for yes it has fuel pressure or no it doesn't.

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gr8dain

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#73
None of the in line fuel pressure gauges are known for accuracy. They are only good for yes it has fuel pressure or no it doesn't.

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That will be good enough for me at this point. I will see if it is getting pressure while it is crapping out.

I have ordered a new fuel pump as well as a carb rebuild kit. I am getting a vacuum tester on the way home. Something has to work.

If the car is not getting the right vacuum, what could the culprit be? Fix? If it is the carb and the rebuild does not help, then I might just order a new edelbrock or something.
 

gr8dain

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#75
This Impala is starting to piss me off. Spent a lot of time on it today and accomplished zippy.

Shimmed the starter. Many times, trying to get it right. No matter what, it made a scraping sound. Found the teeth from the gear in the starter pictured above. But inspecting the flywheel showed at least one flat spot where the teeth were ground down. Pisses me off. Now I need to install a new flywheel. Awesome. Not doing this myself. Taking it somewhere (probably a Hot Rod shop I went to today to check out). If they get the Impala to start right, I may get them to do more work. We will see.

This is not helping me become a Chevy guy at all.
 

gr8dain

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#78
So after the flexplate and starter were replaced, we put in a new fuel filter. That was the reason for it dying. No fuel getting past the rust filled filter. So this weekend we pulled the old rusty tank and installed a new one with a new sending unit. Then filled it up with fresh gas. The crappy fuel in the lines still had rust so we will replace the filter again soon.
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gr8dain

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#79
Well, ef it. This impala is testing me. The car is stuck in park at my son's school parking lot. The shifter moves and the linkage works. I crawled under it and verified the movement.

The fluid level was low, so I topped it off (hoping) but no luck. Still not getting out of park no matter what I do with the shifter. Not looking good. Sounds like the tranny is coming apart.

For the more immediate need, let me ask this.

With the tranny locked it park and the rear wheels not moving, how can I get it home? It is only 1/2 mile away. Do you think using those wheel dollies would work? How would a tow truck get it home? Is it possible to get it out of park?

Should I lift the rear and remove the driveshaft to drag it home?
 
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