My buddys kid just bought a 73 ford f350 to use as a work truck, . It has a 460 in it. It looked pretty clean and it ran, perfect for the kid, whose own truck busted a timing chain and is waiting for a new head.
On the way home from buying the truck, the cable that goes to the starter grounded out on the frame and started a fire, which they quickly doused and bandaged for the rest of the drive home. When they started it, something broke and they ended up towing it home.
Apon closer inspection, we found that one motor mount (passenger side) was missing the bolt that secures it to the frame, the bolt that ties the trans to the cross member was missing plus the bolts that hold the cross member to the frame were loose, the float in the carb stuck and would sometimes overflow, the linkage for the accelerator was home made and tied on with a wire and to top it off, the starter was a dinky push button kind wired to the coil with speaker wire.
Hey, the kid was desperate for a work vehicle.
Anyways, I (who is a mechanic by necessity only) help get the new motor mounts on, the cross member bolt for the trans on, the cross member bolts tightened, bolted on a brand new carb, replaced the starter cable, and bolted on a new starter. All that took the better part of the day and it ended there.
Today, they have me come over again to help change the gear on the dist which apon inspection had a sizeable chunk taken out of it.
I did what was requested of me, I replaced the damaged gear on the dist with minimal effort.
We then manually turned the motor to TDC, verified the #1 cyl from the book and the direction the rotor should be pointing and reinstalled the dist.
Only the dist doesnt turn when we manually crank the motor.
I am at the end of my skill level when it comes to auto mechanics regarding this issue, so here I am looking on the net for help.
Asking a couple of my buddies produced:
1: Oil pump is locked up. - Inspect and replace if damaged?
2. Check timing chain. Inspect and replace if damaged?
I personally want to drop the oil pan and remove any fragments I find, but I know there are prolly more things we should be checking.
Any advice would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 2:42 AM