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1951 Chevy Pickup 3600 3/4 Ton.... have a problem


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DivinedSin
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Nov 28, 2009, 5:43 PM

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1951 Chevy Pickup 3600 3/4 Ton.... have a problem Sign In

I recently purchased this as a fixer upper and I'm running into problems. Originally, it was running rough so I decided to change the plugs and the points, and now it doesn't start. I think I'm not getting any fire from the coil, as I put the plug wire close to the plugs, tried to start and I got nothing, no shock. I'm thinking I did something wrong with changing the points, so if anyone can help me with the process in changing them, it would be much appreciated. This is my first time posting so I apologize if there is any information I'm missing. I'll be checking this forum often so if you have any additional questions, please ask I will answer them as quickly as possible to help expedite this whole thing. Thanks again for any and all assistance!


Hammer Time
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Nov 28, 2009, 6:07 PM

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You may have a defective set of point but it's more likely just installed wrong. Make the the wire is connected in the right position and not touching the frame of the points anywhere. Make sure they are adjusted properly. Get the points up on high cam and it you don't have a feeler gauge, use a matchbook cover so it slides through the gap snugly without pushing the contacts open any more. Make sure you put some lube on the cam for the ribbing block also.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Dec 1, 2009, 5:27 PM

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DivinedSin; Once you have the points set and have it running, look to the rear of the engine where it meets the bell housing on the passenger side. Down, low, you'll see a hole with a pointer. That is where you will see the 'timing' mark when the engine is running with a timing light. Can't remember, but '51 may still be a 6V system? Negative ground? Make sure that you have a timing light that will work on that electrical system. Be sure to have the vacuum advance disconnected and the engine idling below 700 rpm when adjusting the distributor. I like to mark the timing mark with 'White Out' so it's easier to see. You can do this by 'bumping' the engine over, very slowly, until you find the mark on the flywheel. A remote starter works great for doing this. Wish I could send you a pic, but all of my old stuff is in hardback manuals. Sigh.
Loren
SW Washington


DivinedSin
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Dec 2, 2009, 12:38 AM

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This is invaluable... thank you so much for the help. I'll try to remember to report back my progress ASAP. Again, thanks.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Dec 2, 2009, 4:47 PM

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DivinedSin; 2:00 in the morning...just remembered...the flywheel will have a 'dot' about 1/8" diameter rather than a 'mark'. Okay, going back to sleep. LOL.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 4, 2009, 3:02 AM

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DivinedSin

Your in good hands here - plently of old pharts and tons of know how. I'm just watching.

As said - just watching - we can fix this!

T



DivinedSin
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Dec 7, 2009, 6:08 AM

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Thanks to the excellent help on this forum, the truck is up and running and now continues slow but rewarding process of restoration. If I run into any other problems for this or any project, I'll be sure to come straight here. Thanks again. Happy Holidays.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Dec 7, 2009, 4:43 PM

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DivinedSin; Thankyou for taking the time to let us know how it went. You have a wonderful Christmas and New Years
yourself.
Loren
SW Washington






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