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I start it up about once a week to keep everything going, last year i changed the water pump, thermostat and radiator, (you guys helped me with that ), fresh oil change, fresh gas with a bit of seafoam in it, and just replaced the fuel filter, i keep the battery on a trickle charger all the time.
The car will start up every week, upon start up, i get lots of white smoke, i have to put a cardboard down on the floor under the exhaust tail pipe, so all the black sludge comes out on the cardboard, i usually let it idle for a few minutes and then i just run it for 15 minutes or so around the neighboorhood.
When accelerating hard i see a big black cloud of smoke behind me, while stopped, there is always white smoke that smells like carbon monoxide/car fumes all around, its a 1966 all original cali car, with a 289 V8, speedo says 15K now, but im guessing its been around once, so mayb like 115 or even 215, who knows.
What am i looking at here?
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no real downside, can't hurt it much . . put 20w-50 oil in it . . fix the carb . . make sure your iugnition timing is still correct and the points are set.
Thanks barnett, i will put 20w-50 next time i change the oil, the carb seems fine, it idles good and runs OK for what it is, when i did the water pump last year, i removed all the CALI smog bs off the car, noticed it got to up speed quicker with the smog stuff off.
This car sat for 7 years and then with fresh gas it started right up, guess ill just keep it going till we have $ available in the future.
Thanks for all the help and info barnett, tis appreciated.
Did the blue smoke start when you took off the smog stuff? Does it smoke if you take off the oil filler cap?
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