1979 SUBURBAN 454 ENGINE

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  • usergy
  • 1979 Chevrolet Suburban

Replaced harmonic balancer, number 1 cylinder at tdc timing mark at 0 distributor rotor at number 1 plug wire engine turns over but does not start immediatley. Idles roughly and exhaust pipe gets red hot with in a minute or two. What could possibly be the problem?

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Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 11:06 AM

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  • carundell
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Hey usergy
Usually thats an indicator of a timing/excess fuel issue. Do you have a timing light to get set to spec?
I'm assuming its carburated, is there fuel dumping down the bore?

Chris

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Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 11:33 AM
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Hey usergy
Usually thats an indicator of a timing/excess fuel issue. Do you have a timing light to get set to spec. I'm assuming its carburated, is there fuel dumping down the bore?
Chris[[/size:9a8a63c421] Thats correct.I have a timing light but timing mark is retarted havent tried to adjust distributor. Afraid I might do more damagethan good. What would you suggest?And thanks for your help.[/Quote:9a8a63c421]

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