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azblackhemi

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2013, 11:13:44 AM »

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Well I'm glad I started with the easy stuff. I pulled the air cleaner off and rught away noticed two plug wires not in thr distributer cap. Not sure how they suddenly came out but it's fixed. Thanks for the help.

Loose wires will do that! But you know what? If you remove every other sparkplug wire so you have four plugs firing and four dead (has to be every other wire), she will run just fine!
Well I had two in a row out and trust me it did NOT run fine.
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2013, 12:12:47 PM »

That's because you had two three cylinder engines, not one four cylinder engines. Look at the H pattern of the intake manifold. Two center and two outer cylinders on the opposite side.  If one of the two four runners is sparking and the other four aren't, she will run smoothly believe it or not, it is how you can get a 440 in a Chrysler New Yorker to get 25mpg with a few modifications and still have enough power to get out of your own way on top of it!
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« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 06:30:54 AM »

It may run smooth but it wouldn't get out if it's own way!


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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 07:43:14 AM »

I was part of the development of the invention of Drive-more. 1962 Cadillac, Hearse (mom's car), started running not rough, but not quite as peppy. 7950 pounds dry and I had my mentor and myself inside, another 425lbs (he's 6'9", 250lbs, I was 6'2" 175lbs). Turned out the AVS 4bbl carb is designed to feed the carb from the side and if fuel pressure is low (or tank almost out of gas and barely pumping), only one side of the carb is fed, so, after that, we pulled the four sparkplugs for the four runners (two inside runners, two outside runners the opposite side) and she did just fine. Actually started doing some experiments on how to make it operate without doing damage to the engine itself, but the heads did need to be pulled to remove a couple exhaust valves to prevent compression in the cylinders, lifter plugs to allow oil pressure to stay active, a one or two barrel carb to feed only one side of the engine, and headers to keep the deactivated cylinders protected. Took less than a day to assemble, about the same to change back, had three 440s in town done, and a 69 Camaro with a 400 converted, able to get 30mpg out of her, and that was tested with over 700lbs dead weight in the Camaro. All because I was running out of gas in a Cadillac hearse. A couple years later they came out with the Cadillac 8-6-4, which was an electronic failure, but then look at the 5.7 cylinder deactivation system for, or course, mileage. Same thing, just flattening the lifter pressure to deactivate cylinders
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2013, 08:21:08 AM »

My '84 Fifth Avenue shook like that with the same running gear - turned out to be a bent drive shaft.

Just spit-balling here...
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2013, 06:45:38 PM »

Kind of the same thing, but you have disable the other four cylinders so you don't have them sucking oil or reduced friction from moving valves open and closed, things like that. This extra reduction is good for an extra few hp and of course the mpg.
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« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2013, 03:37:07 PM »

Hey Chris, I might have a buyer for your wagon....Contact me.

And Steve....you doing any car transporting?

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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2013, 08:39:26 PM »

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