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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 02:41 PM
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Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Plugs can look good and still be bad, especially after things like yours have been through. Just ask any old time snowmobiler. Let the engine sit a couple of days with no plugs in it and then install...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,753
Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

If you are serious in trying to get this started, I suggest removing the dual carb thingy, bolting your best carburetor directly to the manifold and replacing the spark plugs with new ones (the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,753
Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

If it has never been run since the rings were installed, the rings have probably not seated and those numbers may not be as bad as they seem. They should be sufficient to start the engine though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,753
Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

I strongly suggest getting the distributor position and plug wires back to factory spec. I know you can get it running with them in just about any position, but if you are going to ask others for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,753
Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Pull the distributor cap and see if the rotor goes around smoothly.

Maybe this will help :
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By tubman
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

First, I would suggest that you take that silly dual carb wannabe off and put a single carb on the manifold. Second, pull the distributor and take a look at the bottom of the shaft. There may be an...
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