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About homer41

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    homer alaska
  • Interests
    Flying hunting fishing
  • My Project Cars
    41 plymouth 41 chevy pickup complete. 46/7 chevy pickup streetrod nearing completion. 41 gmc resting peacefully

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    retired from trans alaska pipeline
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  1. My reason for wanting to rebuild is I can not see spending all the hours rebuildng everything else on the car and not knowing that the engine is in as good of shape as the rest. I would hate to do a full restoration and then have engine issues. That is just me, I can be a bit anal at times. When I started on my 47 streetrod i told my sister I was not painting it or anything, her reply was you can't do anything half assed. Dave
  2. Put # 6 cylinder at tdc then pulled dist cap, rotor is pointing at #6 so it is in the ball park. No start. Compression on #2 is 40. #1 is less than 40. Shot some oil in all cylinders, still no start. I still think I am looking at replace or rebuild. Dave
  3. It sparks fine but no idea of the timing, the only fuel going to it is what I put in, tank is empty. I will put some oil in the cylinders and try again.
  4. Pulled side covers, 2 stuck valves, little work with small prybar and stuck no more, spun engine, no sticking, added fuel and spark, crank but no run. Should I use starting fluid or gas? The only gas I had was 90 octane, should I try with 87? Should I oil the cylinders again? Dave
  5. Thanks, I forgot to look, can you see both valves through plug holes? Dave
  6. Good news bad news! I cleaned everything up, taped up bare wires, new points. It now fires. Now the bad, it does not run, I tried some gas, then some starting fluid, no joy! Did a compression check, 40 0. 45 0. 65. 30. Thinking I could possibly have 2 valves sticking open?? What Would a reasonable compression # be? Dave
  7. No joy, I went at it again, I traced the wiring from the ignition switch to the firewall. I need to explain the wires are cut at the firewall and are very crumbly, the insulation is. I am pretty sure I have it correct. I hooked up my 6 volt battery charger to power the ignition, I tested the charger with a 6v headlight and it worked fine. Put gas in and no start. Pulled plugs spin again, no spark. Pulled dist cap, cleaned points and checked gap, I get a spark when ignition is on and I open points. All back together, crank, no spark. How can I test the coil? Any other thoughts? Dave
  8. Just what I wanted to hear, thankyou. This car has not been run in 9 years according to the previous owner. I put fresah oil in it, spun starter not engaged, engaged starter and spun engine with no plugs. Installed plugs and spun. Now I will get 6 volts to the coil, put some gas to it and see if it fires. If it fires I will move it outside hook up an external fuel supply and go for an extended run. Thanks again, I will let you know how it goes. Dave
  9. I am trying to start my 41 201. The issue is energizing the spark. I have it turning over with a remote 12 volt battery. Where is the 6volt connection to the coil? Is it from inside the cab, from the ignition switch to the back of the coil? I planned on just putting 6volt to the coil but did not know where. After looking at the schematic it appears to be on the back of the coil, is it in the cab? Dave
  10. This my 41 where I bought it and then at my place with the front clip off. Dave
  11. Sounds good, may I will try and run it then do a compresion test. Dave
  12. At this moment (subject to change) I am thinking I will rebuild my 1940 201 for my 41 plymouth. Right now I was thinking should I try to get it running or not? I could possibly test how the trans is working, see if the carb has issues, but should rebuild it anyway. The previous owner said it has not run for 9 years and I guess if I am going to spend all the time to restore the body I should make sure the engine is top notch. When I have it apart should I mill a bit off the head and block? The engine turns over freely at this time. Is there a down side to running it before rebuilding it. Can anyone recommend a good rebuilding guide or manual? Dave
  13. Casper, were there any mopar flathead sixes available? Dave
  14. My current project, 41 plymouth 4dr p12
  15. My 41 art deco cheby pickup.