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tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby amycyclenut on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:30 am

A couple of months ago I bought my '67 and since then I've done all the basic stuff, like oil change, new PCV valve, spark plug wires, belt, fuel filter, fresh oil in the oil bath filter and finally installed a new radiator. The truck is running pretty well except that I feel it may be lacking a little bit of power. I realize it's an old truck and it has over 130k miles on it so I'm not really sure how much umph the old girl should have.

The truck was built in Michigan and lived it's life in Nebraska, just on the edge of Colorado. Now, the truck lives in Denver Colorado at 5,000 feet and my first thought in the "lack of umph" was likely a re-jet of the carbs. But I began to think, I have no idea when the truck had last been properly timed and adjusted.

I think I'm a little out of my league as I have absolutely no experience with such procedure on an auto with 4 wheels, and screwing up could mean an un-drivable truck, I am wondering if there's anyone on this forum in the Denver area that might be willing to help me do this right?  :help:

I could pay in beer, lunch, personality???

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Re: tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby Crabenho on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:54 am

Hello from a fellow Denver area Bump enthusiast and motorcycle junkie! I thought your name looked familiar. Are we AdvRider neighbors as well?
I haven't been on Fordification that much lately, has anyone offered assistance? I waded into old truck mechanics fairly recently as well. I'm far from a pro but I have made it through the basics of timing, point dwell, etc. After I found my '70 F250 I bought all of the old service manuals and basic diagnostic equipment (timing light, dwell meter, vacuum gauge). I'd be happy to help you out if needed. I'm in Longmont.

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Re: tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby amycyclenut on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:10 am

Chris, thanks so much for the offer! I've sent you an email!
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Re: tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby Mancar1 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:10 am

That is great. Nothing like helping each other out.
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Re: tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby amycyclenut on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:09 am

I was finally able to check and adjust the timing and boy am I glad I did! Truck was set at pretty much stock 6* BTDC. I set to 12 and WOW, what a difference! That umph or responsiveness I kept feeling I was missing is there now.  :woohoo: Very happy that I checked. I don't have a Dwell meter so not able to check that yet.
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Re: tune-up assistance in Denver CO

Postby sargentrs on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Glad to hear it! Congrats!
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