|1986 Chevy C-10 Silverado 2wd with a 305 V-8 and a 4bbl QuadraJet carb.
ps, pb, pw, pl, a/c, cc, at w/ OD, tilt, remote keyless entry, 320 watt Alpine Stereo, dual tanks. All factory options available except for 4wd and 350 V-8.
No pleasure crusies here... this will be used like a truck 100% of the time. hauling to the dump and the hardware store. Because of this I don't expect much in the way of mileage.
Finished working on engine, I was satisified with how well he was running. I went out to visit my insurance agent and the DMV. We got insurance, and a brand new set of plates. I was going to get the "Support Our Troops" plate, but my local DMV office did not have any in stock. He just got plain white & blue Virginia plates. As soon as we got back to mom & dad's place I put the plates on and took it out for a drive to get the safety inspection renewed. He passed with no problems. I then went to the nearest fuel station for his first meal in almost 3 years, $60 worth of 87 octane. When I pulled out of the fuel station I noticed some pinging, so I pulled over and retarded the timing a bit. Now with some fresh gas, and the timing set better he is a lot smoother and quieter. Next step: take him out for an emissions test. I told dad to run the hell out of him for a week or 2 before he took it in for the emissions test.
Took Rusty out for an emissions test. Suprisingly he passed with a very good rating. The way I heard him rattling when they had him on the dyno I felt for sure it was going to fail. Anyway, I took it back to my parent's house and as I promised Dad, if it passed emissions I'd charge up the A/C. Its nice and cold now. We did some heavy hauling to the dump, and on the way back he stalled at a few traffic lights. When we got back I stepped up the idle speed to compensate for it. I think something is wrong with the carb, but it passed emissions, and we don't plan on driving it much, or far so we're leaving that alone for now. Maybe in a few months I'll buy a rebuilt carb for him.