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Stewzer's 1988 Chevrolet R30 Cab and Chassis

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Stewzer55, May 5, 2014.

  1. Mr Clean

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    let me answer that NO!!!!!!!!!!, I can't tell, do you have a bed light? If not, I would take the interior light down, and get a can of the spray foam, and spray it up in there. If you have a bed light, remove it, and you'll get more of the hose in between the two pieces of metal.

    Or you could do like Bucket said, and put a head liner in, and yes it make a big difference.
     
  2. Stewzer55

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    I don't have a cargo lamp, sounds like a headliner is gonna be the only option, No big deal though.
     
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    Couple things about this truck, it appears to have the standard gauge cluster used in squares 88-91.

    My next couple days off I'm finally going to have a chance to work on it and get it running, plus with my Uncle in town from San Diego, I've got some good help too. Once I get it started and running up to temperature I'm going to give it an oil change, and change the coolant and hoses, unless its a better idea to change the coolant and hoses before letting it run.
     
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    Good luck bro, I don't think it makes a difference when you do the hoses/coolant. Just don't put off to tomorrow what you can get done today.
     
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    We'll see, tomorrow I may be running all over taking care of errands and there's a high chance of rain too. If its not one thing keeping me off this project its another.
     
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    No pics of what I did today, so text only post. Was trying to get the ignition coil installed back on the intake and I don't have the damn bolts that hold it in place, ANYONE KNOW WHAT SIZE THEY ARE? I looked through an old 89S thread (so old it was with his 89) and it doesn't say anything else except the size of the bolt head. (obligatory pause where I went to the fridge for another beer, no I'm not drunk, I'm just drinkin')

    Also I pulled the passenger side door panel, I think I can safely say that no one else has done that before and lubed up the lock and door striker mechanism.

    Didn't get much done thanks to errands running late. I also got a really late start today too.
     
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    I think they are 5/16" or 3/8" coarse thread bolts there my beer drinking friend.
     
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    Thanks Biff, 5/16 thread, 18 threads per inch (coarse thread). I have to figure out why I have no spark now, there is some damage on the wire going to the coil form the module.
     
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    Okay, I'm gonna run a hot directly from the battery to the coil and see if she'll turn over.
     
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    Any luck?
     
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    The wire I ran from the battery to the coil acted like the key was switched on. Fuel pump kicked on. No spark, no injector pulse. I wonder if the coil took a shit or the distributor is bad. Ignition module is good, I did test the coil before I installed it last summer. I nearly pulled the coil off of my Olds and put it on there, but the bolt on the right side of the coil is hard to reach with a B-body distributor, they're special due to the windshield cowl. I'm about to say fuggit and put a carbed 454 in there with a fuel pressure regulator to keep the electric pump.
     
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    Does the check engine light come on when you turn the key on? If it does, you might just have a bad pickup coil.
     
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    Small bump. I really hope to get this thing running again this year.
     
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    Finally bought a distributor, It's stabbed in, taking a break for dinner and then gonna head back out.

    I miss you fuggers around here...
     
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