[tcb] Re: t@p pain and jeapordy

  • From: singlecabboy <sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 18:41:11 -0700 (PDT)

Who did you go see ?

Paul Smith
Transporters@The Point 8 
October 7,8 and 9 ,2011
Morgan's Point Resort Texas

--- On Tue, 9/27/11, Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: t@p pain and jeapordy
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 8:18 PM

thanks, we will look at the points,  We went through an 8 hour traffic jam at 
this "great" concert we went to... and from what I hear the heat could have 
warped them.  Sure that the wires to the plugs are correct.... we already 
screwed that up earlier in the summer.  Will let you know what we find. Thanks 
master buster.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM, <wuzmop@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Plug wires routed wrong! Points are also VERY important, but have no bearing on 
the compression, so the comp test wouldn't tell you that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Biggestdaddyo <biggestdaddyo@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tue, Sep 27, 2011 9:01 am
Subject: [tcb] Re: t@p pain and jeapordy

This seems to have "vacuum leak" written all over it.  I would check the 
nuts/bolts on the entire intake system for tightness.

From: Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 5:51 PM
Subject: [tcb] t@p pain and jeapordy

The other Paul Smith and I have worked to get the bus back to road worthy shape 
in time for T@P, but we are getting down to the wie.  Here's our problem.  We 
have a fuel/air mix problem that we can't seem to kick.  Symptoms are a bus 
that does not idle correctly and Paul has to 3-foot it at all stops.  That's 
one on the clutch, one on the brake, and one on the gas to keep us from 
stalling. The first and easiest answer is to adjust the idle.  The screw does 
nothing and based on our Muir book, we cleaned the carb.  Now will hold a 
fairly steady idle , but it's too low.  When you engage the transmission it 
dies.  Or when you rev the throttle, on the way back down to idle it goes too 
low and dies.  So far we have: cleaned carb with carb cleaner, cleaned air 
filter, replaced fuel pump and rod, replace valve cover gasket (unrelated), 
replaced spark plugs, checked timing, run compression test... all is good.  The 
only thing we havent replaced is
 points, but  I surely would have thought fouled points would show up in the 
compression test.  
Any words of wisdom, we're caught between takinging it to a mechanic down the 
street for God knows how much moolah, or skipping Transporters altogether, 
which really means we would still come in our pontiac and just camp in a tent.
Cari smith

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