CHEVY LACK OF ENGINE POWER

1979 Chevrolet El Camino

Tiny

autocars

December, 1, 2008 AT 10:28 PM

Engine Performance problem
1979 Chevy El Camino V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100+ miles

My El Camino has power loss sparkplugs look like they have oil build up reving the engine sounds good until I hold it at a certian velocity then it starts to lack power I need to know what to look for and start eliminating possibilities? Thank you.

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1 Answer

Tiny

Docfixit

December, 2, 2008 AT 9:23 AM

305 or 350
2bbl or 4bbl
Check dwell 30-32 degrees are points good not pitted
replase plugs and check compression
Timming 8ATDC
Vacuum reading should be @20 in.
With T light verify cenrifugal and vac. Advance work
Is black stuff on plugs sooty or baked on
Let me know

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