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    Default The Colonel is not happy.

    Hope you all can help. I keep a 73 suburban at the lake to pull the boat around with. Small block, T-350, 4 wheel drive. Absolutely Bugly but pulls the boat great in 4 low w/ the hubs unlocked mostly. Original Mustard Yellow and White color scheme with lots of rust thrown in to add style.
    Hence his name, "Coronel Mustard". It just fits.

    The Colonel scared the crap outta me, this past weekend.

    We have and extremely long Ramp/road and an even steeper drive way that's more than 130 yards long. Pulled great for 4 years. On Saturday, while about 2/3's the way up the drive way, The Colonel coughed for a sec, then took off again. Not a backfire, more of a really long miss...about 1 sec or so (eternity when on this driveway!!), then he came back and continued up the driveway..

    I was thinking fuel.. I put 15 gallons in incase it was a pick up issue. Next day did the same thing at about the same place... Still suspect fuel. Runs good rest of the time.

    Has an Edelbrock 600 (or so..) carb on it. Is there a fuel filter inside the carb (right after the fuel inlet)??? Checked the E'brock site and didn't see any mention in the FAQ's or the main screens.

    If not any other ideas?

    Thanks !
    P.S... Just looking at spelling of Coronel and realize that ain't right,but I don't know what is...
    Feeling kinda stoooopid.

    2nd edit. Bugging me, so I looked up spelling.. Colonel.. Hmmm.. Where's the "r"??..Feel better now..

    RT
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    Is it just me or are toilet seats getting smaller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rightytighty View Post
    Hope you all can help. I keep a 73 suburban at the lake to pull the boat around with. Small block, T-350, 4 wheel drive. Absolutely Bugly but pulls the boat great in 4 low w/ the hubs unlocked mostly. Original Mustard Yellow and White color scheme with lots of rust thrown in to add style.
    Hence his name, "Coronel Mustard". It just fits.

    The Coronel scared the crap outta me, this past weekend.

    We have and extremely long Ramp/road and an even steeper drive way that's more than 130 yards long. Pulled great for 4 years. On Saturday, while about 2/3's the way up the drive way, The Coronel coughed for a sec, then took off again. Not a backfire, more of a really long miss...about 1 sec or so (eternity when on this driveway!!), then he came back and continued up the driveway..

    I was thinking fuel.. I put 15 gallons in incase it was a pick up issue. Next day did the same thing at about the same place... Still suspect fuel. Runs good rest of the time.

    Has an Edelbrock 600 (or so..) carb on it. Is there a fuel filter inside the carb (right after the fuel inlet)??? Checked the E'brock site and didn't see any mention in the FAQ's or the main screens.

    If not any other ideas?

    Thanks !
    P.S... Just looking at spelling of Coronel and realize that ain't right,but I don't know what is...
    Feeling kinda stoooopid.

    2nd edit. Bugging me, so I looked up spelling.. Colonel.. Hmmm.. Where's the "r"??..Feel better now..

    RT
    Check for any rubber fuel lines on the tank side of the fuel pump (could be sucking air from cracked lines). Could also be filter plugged. I've had the little brass carb filter plug solid and look fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    Check for any rubber fuel lines on the tank side of the fuel pump (could be sucking air from cracked lines). Could also be filter plugged. I've had the little brass carb filter plug solid and look fine.
    Thanks and will do!
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    If the tank pickup is in the rear, you could be grabbing some water (or other sediment/rust/crap) that's in the tank when it makes it's way back to the pickup when you're on the incline?

    On a "classic vehicle" like Colonel Mustard, I'd probably drop the tank and check it (and the pickup/fuel filter/fuel line) for "age issues".
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    Does the "Col" still have points in the dist or has it been converted to HEI?

    Did it "sneeze" out the carb when it acted up or was it like someone turned the key off/on?

    Im in Clovis if you need some help with it. New to this forum but not new to driveability problems...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Havasu Hangin' View Post
    If the tank pickup is in the rear, you could be grabbing some water (or other sediment/rust/crap) that's in the tank when it makes it's way back to the pickup when you're on the incline?

    On a "classic vehicle" like Colonel Mustard, I'd probably drop the tank and check it (and the pickup/fuel filter/fuel line) for "age issues".
    Sounds like a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhondagod View Post
    Does the "Col" still have points in the dist or has it been converted to HEI?

    Did it "sneeze" out the carb when it acted up or was it like someone turned the key off/on?

    Im in Clovis if you need some help with it. New to this forum but not new to driveability problems...


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    The Col is rolling w/ HEI. Pretty sure it is off/on w/no sneeze at all.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!
    Is it just me or are toilet seats getting smaller?

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    Sent you a PM back.


    Sometimes the wires on the dist for the pickup coil get a break in them and go "open" sometimes when the vacume advance pulls on the advance plate. Disconnecting the vacume advance can help pinpoint it or sucking on the vacume canister with the engine idling. IF the motor stumbles/hiccups when vacume is applied slowly then its time for a pickup coil.

    Bunch of other stuff comes to mind that can cause it but based on what youve posted this is the first thing that pops into my head.

    Call me when you get a chance. (nice boats BTW)

    Chris

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    If it does it again and you have a tach, watch the tach closely. If you have an ignition problem the tach needle will very quickly drop to 0 rpm and back to the rpm it was running at before. If it is a fuel issue (most likely so) it will move more slowly and kinda jiggle around your previous rpm instead of going from say..3k rpm to 0 and back.

    I'd check for a fuel issue first.
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