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Old 05-05-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question 1962 Chevy PU Engine problems

PLEASE HELP - I have an original 1962 Chevy PU with the original six. I changed to a later alternator for more punch. The engine is tired but ran good up until recently. Last fall it cranked well but would not start. I pulled one of the plugs and it was wet. Off to the parts store and replaced same. Engine fired well. This Spring same thing. Should I go to a hotter plug or change the carb or both. I have slighly advanced the distributor. Thanks Tom
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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PLEASE HELP - I have an original 1962 Chevy PU with the original six. I changed to a later alternator for more punch. The engine is tired but ran good up until recently. Last fall it cranked well but would not start. I pulled one of the plugs and it was wet. Off to the parts store and replaced same. Engine fired well. This Spring same thing. Should I go to a hotter plug or change the carb or both. I have slighly advanced the distributor. Thanks Tom
A hotter plug is nothing more than a band-aid on a broken arm. I'm not going to tell you to replace the carb, but what you need to do is isolate the problem and repair it, whatever it may be.
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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I guess 44 years is a pretty good innings for an engine.
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