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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 09:52 AM
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On my way to school today I stopped to pick up one of my friends...I have a manual choke and it was fairly cold so I had it choked pretty far...As I was waiting for my friend to come out to the car, I could tell that when I stopped reving the engine, it would sputter...So I just let it die (It usually fires right up)...I could smell something so I popped the hood...There were a couple of orange flames coming out of the manifold or somewhere around there....So after a couple of seconds it backfired and the flames went out...But then it wouldn't start and we had to ride to school with my friends mom...
Alright...This is what I think about the flame...Since I had it choked so far not all of the gas was burning in the block and went out to the manifold and ignited...Since I have a hole in my manifold the flames went out the hole instead of the exhaust pipe...I checked and nothing was melted...It was just an orange flame...Not very hot right? Do think that I am even close to guessing why there were flames? If I am right...Then why wouldn't it start back up? Oh by the way..It is a '79 with a piece of [censored] 196 if that helps at all....

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 02:58 PM
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Hey wazzup dude:
I'm only 16 too and have also experienced this problem on my way to school. Your timing sounds like it might be off. Also If it backfired thru the carb it could have screwed up your carb. Recently when I was on my way to school my scout tried to die so I gave it some gas and it backfired. When I opened up the hood, my carb was on fire. I later found out that my timing was way off so I set that and that fixed the problem. I then had to rebuild my Holley 2210 Carb because when It caught fire it screwed something up, the rebuild was really easy. I just recently discovered that the I can't keep the motor in time because my crankshaft is F**cked. So I'm rebuilding the 304 out of my 74' scout instead of fixing my 345, and putting it in my 75'.
Luke
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 09:53 AM
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I went back after school and it started right up...The fire was in the manifold just coming out of the hole (the huge hole)...When it started up it ran fine and I just drove it home...I don't think that I'm going to do much driving with it though until I patch the hole in the manifold...I'm going to be a 392 so I don't want to waste money on a gay manifold ($45 used) when that one would probably just brake too...

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 06:24 PM
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What is this giant hole in your manifold that you keep speaking about?
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 08:49 AM
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Umm...LOL just put you thumb and pointer finger on something flat, and then put them about an inch apart and that is the size of the hole....

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