1967 Buick Skylark

Tiny
GUNSDJ
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  • 1967 BUICK SKYLARK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,500 MILES
I hav been working on this car for about a year or so. It was runnin great so I drover her to th next town for something but I it stalled out on me going up a hill. I eventuly got it home. But it wont crank back over.

I have
-checked spark in the distributor and plugs. All good
- replaced old fuel pump just in case. Fuel pressure better
-Cleaned out carb. All passagae ways cleaned
-a little while ago the intake was taken off and cleaned up and new gaskets
-Timeing should be good. I took piston one to TDC and distrib pointed to piston one



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Monday, September 7th, 2009 AT 5:21 PM

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Tiny
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By meaning it won't crank I am assuming that it will not turn over. If the starter doesn't turn the engine over there are a few things that can cause this. When you try to start do you hear a lound clunk? This may mean that the starter is engaging but won't work. Or do you hear a "click". Tha usually means the cellonoid is not passing juice to the starter. YOU can pull this off and take it to an auto parts store and they can check the draw. Telling whether it is good or bad. If the starter is good and you still hear the loud clunk then more info is needed. As there are a few other possiblilities.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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No it cranks over but does not start. It sometimes puffs but nothing big. Im thinking it might be a timing issue
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Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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If it puffs but nothing else, then there is agood possiblilty that the timing chain has jumped one or two teeth. Bring your timing mark on the harmonic balancer up to about 0 and #1 to tdc. Then open the distriburor cap and see if your Rotor tip lines up with the #1 firing position. If the chain is off then this won't be the case. Also you can also check the compression if you have a guage and if the compresssion is low below #100 then that is also a good indicator that the chain is slipped a notch or two. Also on this car if you do end up changing the timing chain, there is a a kit from MELLING that you can put a larger oil pump into the ousing and would be very beneficial to do that.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Yeah checked the timming on the balancer and its set right. Distr. Also but I might see what happens if I move it a hair. Ill check for conpression nect. Just gotta but a gadge
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Monday, September 14th, 2009 AT 7:47 PM

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