Stranded in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Chevy K20 (basically a CUCV pickup) and M101. Stranded in Grand Junction, Colorado. Trying to get home to Houston, TX. Will pay $$$!!!
 

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Grand Junction is a nice place to be stranded, Mo better than the jungle.
I know, I know, that comment did Not help at all.
Last time I was stranded in GJ I rented an plane and went and looked around.
Place was built by the railroads.
 

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That’s a thousand miles away, best hot shot haul rate you will get is $2.00/mile, suggest fix whatever failed right there with that money rather than blow it on hauling.
 

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That’s a thousand miles away, best hot shot haul rate you will get is $2.00/mile, suggest fix whatever failed right there with that money rather than blow it on hauling.
I've been at it for 3 days... changed almost everything. I'll pay the hotshot rate, if someone knows a reputable hot shotter!
 

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Dude next time put out a sos on here, most of us are squarebody Chevy sme’s so chances are we could have walked you through your issues.
I will! I didnt, because it's not a CUCV, and I didn't want to get in trouble.

But, I'm at a loss. It bogs down and dies at speed. Idle? Purrs like a kitten. Not a fuel issue, not a spark issue. 3 days in, and I, and my mechanic buddy's are out of ideas... I've replumbed the fuel to come out of the transfer tank in the bed through an electrical pump. Swapped carbs (carb #3 going on right now) replaced the ignition coil and ignition control module....
(1986 K20 pickup. 4speed manual, 400 small block.)
 

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I will! I didnt, because it's not a CUCV, and I didn't want to get in trouble.

But, I'm at a loss. It bogs down and dies at speed. Idle? Purrs like a kitten. Not a fuel issue, not a spark issue. 3 days in, and I, and my mechanic buddy's are out of ideas... I've replumbed the fuel to come out of the transfer tank in the bed through an electrical pump. Swapped carbs (carb #3 going on right now) replaced the ignition coil and ignition control module....
(1986 K20 pickup. 4speed manual, 400 small block.)
Not to confuse the issue at hand, but do you have a way to check your timing? I had a similar problem on an 84 Oldsmobile on my way back home from TX once, and the cause was my timing gear missing several teeth. Good luck to you, hope you make it home safely.
 

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How did you check the wires? When resistor wires degrade they don't pass enough energy to fire the plug when the engine is under load.
 

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I would do a compression check, possibly cooked some pistons at altitude. Also, feed directly from a fuel can strapped to the roof to the carb, to eliminate tank/pump problems. Check timing chain and gears. Lastly throw a new complete distributor in it before paying 2k to have it towed. Or a fully dressed junkyard motor, as far as that goes...
 

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I will! I didnt, because it's not a CUCV, and I didn't want to get in trouble.

But, I'm at a loss. It bogs down and dies at speed. Idle? Purrs like a kitten. Not a fuel issue, not a spark issue. 3 days in, and I, and my mechanic buddy's are out of ideas... I've replumbed the fuel to come out of the transfer tank in the bed through an electrical pump. Swapped carbs (carb #3 going on right now) replaced the ignition coil and ignition control module....
(1986 K20 pickup. 4speed manual, 400 small block.)
Did you ever figure out what was causing your problem?
 

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I may be heading down that way this week , pm me if you still need help.
The truck is down here in Texas now, but if you're good with setting timing, come on down!! At this point, I think that it has to have skipped a tooth on the timing chain... I'm really tempted to throw a 6.2 in it at this point!!
 

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You can usually rock the motor back and forth and get an idea how sloppy the timing chain is by watching the rotor button. Also, trying to time a distributor if the vale timing is out is going to be a futile effort.
 
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