Stupid me... I just bought a Chevy!

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  1. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    I guess that is one way to sneak Ford castings into a GM production line.:p
     
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  2. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Oh, yeah, I forgot about the Poncho.
     
  3. pmrphil

    pmrphil In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    We all try to. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Bryan59EC

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    For some general GM wiring practices
    Red---generally direct battery power and may not be fused
    Orange--is generally a fused line to the battery-----dome lights and accessories that are powered all the time
    White----generally a switched ground path----dome lights----------also feeds turn switch from brake switch
    Pink---hot with key on and related to items that operate with ignition
    Brown---Accessory separate buss that is also energized with the key in "Run"

    Not sure if this will help you, but these are kinda the suggestions I go by when working on GM
     
  5. Bryan59EC

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    This had me questioning myself when I was doing some distributor work on a friend's GTO----I think DeLorean was stoned.
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

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    Considering your DeLorean rebate came by the kilo, I'm inclined to agree.
     
  7. FordR500GT

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    Might as well bring this up again.. Spent a fair amount of money to get the Blazer as a DD, but as of now, it runs nearly perfect (besides the bad valve seats making it smoke)
    I'd rather be using the blue '72 as a DD but that will take a lot more work yet.
     
  8. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive Unubtanium Member

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    You mean bad valve guides ?, does it smoke all the time or just on deceleration ? Chevy made hats to go over the valve stem between the head and rocker, other than that try Lucas.
     
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  9. TestDummy

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    STP can slow that smoking down.
     
  10. FordR500GT

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    Smokes all the time. Especially at low rpms.
     
  11. FordR500GT

    FordR500GT In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    I'll try that
     
  12. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive Unubtanium Member

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    Lucas, the better and improved STP.
     
  13. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Valve guides or rings.
    Pull a plug, soot means rings, paste means guides.
    If it's the guides, replacing the stem seals will help a lot.
     
  14. FordR500GT

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    I doubt it's the rings because there's no blow by.
     
  15. ribald1

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    Failed oil rings and failed compression rings often occur together, but not always.
     

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