ENGINE IS BACK FIRING THROUGH THE EXHAUST

1961 Chevrolet Truck

Tiny

koolkatprez

October, 12, 2011 AT 9:31 PM

1957 Chevy 283 with all new ignition components backfired thru exhaust prior to change and also after. What could be the cause? Replaced plugs, rotor, cap, condenser, plug wires. Engine ran great on an 8 mile drive then started backfiring and missing on the way back home after being shut off for about 40 minutes.
It is backfiring through the exhaust, I've replaced all ignition components and checked timing several times in search of the problem.

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2 Answers

Tiny

rivermikerat

October, 12, 2011 AT 9:46 PM

Timing too far retarded. Timing chain slipped. Bent exhaust valve.

Tiny

rivermikerat

October, 17, 2014 AT 7:40 AM

Yeah. I almost lost my 74 Charger to a bent exhaust valve causing a backfire.

Moisture in the cap and wires can also cause backfiring. Check for a defective cap with tracing between the high tension terminals inside the cap.

A backfire through the exhaust can be caused by a few things, either alone or in combination: 1: Incorrect timing
2: Faulty/defective exhaust valve
3: Faulty or defective cap
4: Over-rich condition leaving unburnt fuel in the exhaust
5: Electrical problems causing the wrong plug to be fired. This could be caused by something like an intermittent open in the ground to the coil.

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