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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New guy with a old truck and motor

Thanks for the advice, and letting me know about the timing set.

I'll have to pop the valve covers off to take a closer look, but I wouldn't be surprised to find the valve seals shot. the motor also has a nasty tap and occasionally pops (with a corresponding hiccup in power), especially when it's cold. It sounds to me like a misfire in the intake or carb.

As far as oil pressure, I'm not positive the gauge is working.

I was thinking headers and pipes because the pipes in it now are rusted and full of holes to the point that it heats the floor of my cab enough that it almost burnt my wife's hand when she tried to get something out from under the seat.

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