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Old 02-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #71
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

what terminals do i use to(jump start it) the two outter large ones,correct....its beeen awhile.....with key on.....hopefullly i will get there soon!
maybe i will get off early and go up this week...i want at least a copule hours of daylight since they have no power.....its a 45 min ride for me and 25.00 in fuel ....i am broke also
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #72
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you can check the solinoid by putting 12v to the S terminal this should produce a "click" as solenoid activates (becareful if you jump the two large poles there will be alot of amps trying to go between the terminals and will melt small wire.)

verify no start/crank condition

I would check voltage at the large terminal of the solinoid, from battery should be about 12.6V on full charged battery.

while there check starter body for a good ground

now while someones is trying to crank the engine, verify 12 v at the S lead with key turned to crank.
(if no 12 v while attempting to start check fuses and ignition switch)

if there is 12v at the S terminal but no click or crank (solinoid is probably bad)

if solinoid clicks but engine doesn't crank, then put the meter on the "output" lug the one going to the starter and repeat trying to crank with the key, if you have 12v going to the starter and no crank (check starter)

if no output to starter(solinoid is bad)

I reread this and makes since to me....is it too muddy for others to follow?
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #73
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

easy to understand..
if the starter isn't grounded through the bolts...well....starters dont need a ground, but ground strap needs to go to engine block.. that grounds the starter.

if one has a hot lead at the battery side of the solinoid, then a screw driver and/or short wire would easily test things... you gotta make sure the battery has a charge, though.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #74
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

THE BUS......SHE RUNS!!!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #75
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runs yes but not out of the woods yet...so i get there pop the hood and look,brand new ballast resistor,new soliniod,new alt,and looks to be new batti check the batt,it has water,12.4 v ok good there! (homeless guy has rigged up a remote starter setup,ok cool just cross these 3 wires (phonewire) and it turns over,when it starts just let off the blue wire,cool this helped me alot) so i crank and crank and..well u get it...nothing....ok starter is ok,now what,got spark? so i pull a plug and yes we got spark but plug is very black,fouled and wet,ok,pull cap,new rotor,points and condensor....and new cap now where to look? pull air cleaner,looks to be a freshly rebuilt 2bbl,manual choke,now what? back to the cap,i pull each wire out of the cap and spread the ends,all tight now then i pull all the plugs out wipe them down with a rag,wire brush them set the gap,try to start,turns over slowly,damm now what?....so i keep trying and trying,then(this is funny) i multi task.....remote start takes 2 hands....so i sit on the inner fender using the said remote and use my foot for the throttle....full throttle for about 6`7 tries and it starts but ROUGH!....ill be back with the rest of the storie
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:32 PM   #76
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ok,it has 2 bad exhaust leaks...ds is the donut,tighten up goes away ps is manifold gasket,bummer,check alt,13.4 good,start messin with carb i get a lower idle but still rough....i notice that (giving it some throttle) fuel is spewing out of the carb!....maybe running a little rich? so they want to move the bus(they got some tickets)and we try and move it.....try....it has NO POWER EVEN IN GRANNY....takes us 4,5 tries to make 70 80 feet,we got it there though around a corner and safe form the cops for a couple of weeks, i think its runnin way too rich,but im no mecanic......any suguestions would be great!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #77
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

Maybe the carb has a bunch of water and or junk and plugged jets in it...
If you havent redone carb, you might have some one do it. A kit is not hard to put in one, if the person has done this before. and be sure to clean out all the passages, etc and set the float at the correct level.
I am assuming that your ignition system is in good condition, and the points are set correctly.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #78
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David agrees with carb. Kit should solve problem. He thinks the carb is so clean looking due to LOTS of carb cleaner. He thinks since fuel is spewing, it's a bad diaphragm or needle valve. Kits are pretty cheap. Hopefully they can get moving and into a campground. The daytime temps don't look too great and the overnight temps (down to singles digits this week) are deadly. Stay warm! Saying prayers for them (and I don't pray much).
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:26 PM   #79
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They should be online today
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

The thing that worries me is that it ran but for only so many miles and then quit.
Even if headlights etc on it should of run more than 4miles(or what ever)before it died because of say lack of battery juice.
Then all these new parts were "thrown" on looking for an answer.
Since it start but has a lot of excess fuel coming out of carb.
Is the firing order correct?(this could explain the lack of power)
The normal diagnoses of the accelerator pump being bad is that when throttle is applied,it would hesitate due to not having a "quick"supply of fuel to compensate for throttle valves opening.
Excess fuel may be the result of crap infuel bowl,which holds the needle valve away from the seat,which could cause the fuel bowl to overfill and "spill" into the main orifice,maybe try tapping the carb with a plastic screwdriver end to try and reseat the needle valve.
I would just take carb off and disasseble it and look for crap in fuel bowl area.
Is it 2gc type carb?
Or the holley type 2bl?
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