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Not B Anymore Offline
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Today was pretty productive. First I got my '50 Chevy running again for the first time in a year or so. I thought it had a bad fuel pump, but it turned out the float plunger was stuck to the fuel inlet. After I fixed that (and recharged the battery) she fired right up! Sorry to all you Chevy haters out there, but I like Chevy's too. Hell - I even like Mopar's. Deal with it... :thumbup:

But that's not why I'm so happy. I'm happy because after two months of driving 55 miles every day to and from work (~2200 miles) since I installed the new distributor gear and aux. shaft, the gears are still in great shape.

I'm always one to expect the worst in any given situation, so I was hesitant to even pull the dizzy, figuring I'd see some filed down gear teeth on the verge of death. Today I just said "gotta do it" and yanked it. The teeth of both gears look great, wear pattern is perfect - right in the center of the distributor gear. I'm breathing a little easier now.

I've been babying the car, expecting at any moment to be stuck on the side of the road again. Too many 'repeat performance' stories out there when it comes to this issue. Now that I feel better about that, and I have a spare transmission ready to go in the car, I can pound the hell out of it like usual and not be to incredibly worried! :rockin:
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Pete D Offline
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Congrats on the dizzy gears and the Chevy. I saw the video and it sounded great.
Pete Dunham


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Gary S Offline
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Congratulations on your successes. Sounds like everything is working out well. That distributor gear problem had to be a real headache for you but it sounds like you got it fixed.
NATO Member
1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
http://www.turbotbird.com/showroom/data_...t_87tc.php
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Not B Anymore Offline
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Yeah things are lookin' pretty good at the moment. Hopefully it keeps up. I'll still be checking the gears, probably at every oil change.

I like to have all my cars running whenever possible. The Chevy needs a lot of work before it'll get on the road, but I still like to run it around the driveway every now and then.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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boboli Offline
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B Wrote:Today was pretty productive. First I got my '50 Chevy running again for the first time in a year or so. I thought it had a bad fuel pump, but it turned out the float plunger was stuck to the fuel inlet. After I fixed that (and recharged the battery) she fired right up! Sorry to all you Chevy haters out there, but I like Chevy's too. Hell - I even like Mopar's. Deal with it... :thumbup:
Good news on the distributor gear.

I refer to my Sig in agreement with the above statements
Although, having a Chevy in a European car is twice the headache!
1988 turbo tbird, 5spd, 140k, all stock except boost control valve.
1986 dodge omni glh turbo, 111k, my money pit.
1989 mustang Lx 5.0 convertible, tropical yellow/ tan interior, 1of only 144 made, 164k, aod, all stock including overheating TFI!
89 Jaguar XJS convertible, LT1 conversion, now fighting the prince of darkness (aka Lucas electronics)
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