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Re: Getting started
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I am back I had a busy summer. It is currently running and driving with the exception of brakes. I have nothing but emergency brake. Is there a reccomended thread for starting on brakes. I have faq's but didn't see a brake thread.

Posted on: 10/28 12:12:30
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Re: 352 Firing order /wiring diagram
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Whoops actually my distributer is 180degrees out according to the diagram after looking at it but it seems to run fine in the limited testing I did. Which goes to show how top dead center is so important

Posted on: 6/24 7:27:33
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Re: 352 Firing order /wiring diagram
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If I had used the above diagram I would have been off by one plug all the way around. My #1 was at the 7oclock position instead of roughly the 9 oclock that shows.

If your is like mine the cylinders are marked on the intake as well as the firing order. Cylinders are laid out like a sbc 1357 front to back on drivers side and 2468 on passanger side.

Posted on: 6/24 7:17:14
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Re: 352 Firing order /wiring diagram
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If you have any question about where #1 on the cap should be, remove the #1 sparkplug and rotate the motor over by hand or with a helper bumping the starter. (Take off the coilwire) keep your thumb over the hole until you feel compression push past your finger.

Bring it to top dead center on the timing tab or use a dowel in the plug hole until the piston reaches the top of its stroke. Then pull your cap and the rotor is pointing exactly at your #1 location.

Then you can replace your wires according to the proper firing order counter clockwise around your cap. I just had to do this Saturday as the exec I picked up had the wires all messed up.

Posted on: 6/24 7:12:55
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Re: Getting started
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The switch is already out and the bezel is gone unfortunately.

Posted on: 6/23 8:28:37
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Re: Getting started
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Tank you for the tip. I will remove the tank so that I can clean it and replace all rubber lines when I start the brake system. It has a huge hitch that has to come off first. Apparently it was used to haul hay on the farm in the 60s or 70s.

I hope the electrical doesnt take me too long as it has been cut up pretty badly. I am off to try to find a pin out of the ignition switch as that is where most of the damage begins.

Posted on: 6/23 8:27:13
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Re: Getting started
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Arrg sorry about the sideways picture

Posted on: 6/23 8:14:18
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Re: Getting started
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Unfortunately the electrical system is a mess. I only have power to non keyed systems ie. Headlights and taillights.

Also the trans didnt engage in the limited amount of time I ran it 60 secs or so. I dont have a cooling system (radiator) and the fuel pump is shot as well. If I can today I will start trying to rebuild the electrical system.

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Posted on: 6/23 8:12:45
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Re: Getting started
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Good Sunday morning to you all. I was able to work on the executive for a while yesterday.
.I pressure washed off the house paint on the exterior with my hot water pressure washer.

I did uncover some issues that I had not previously seen. It had a respray prior to the house paint and they did a poor job of prep as I was able to remove most of that respray as well.

I worked on the engine a bit as well. Someone has tried to get this running in the last 10 to 15 years. It has newer points plugs cap and rotor. I pre lubed the cylinders ran it manually around 3 full cycles of compression and exhaust. Then I jumped the starter and ran it 15 to 20 full cycles with the plugs removed

I then ran it to TDC and pulled the cap to determine #1 cyl on the cap. The firing order was completely messed up so I fixed that. I diconnected the fuel pump also.

I decided to see if I could get it to fire a bit and she fired up and idled with what fuel I put in the carb.

Posted on: 6/23 8:08:03
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Re: Getting started
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I certainly will once I give it to Pastor Dan. Here is the radio and I will follow with a puc of the antenna.

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Posted on: 6/21 16:21:01
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