Discussion in 'West-Coast' started by Steve Agrella, May 14, 2018.
I live in the San Fernando Valley, just acquired a 74 Duster with a 360 needs a good tune up
You bought a 44 year old car with no intention of learning how to tune it?
Are you serious, I don’t know how to dwell the distributor nor do I know how to degree the cam. I purchased this car from another nim rod that knows nothing about what’s inside the engine. I use to do all of this shit 45 years ago, sorry I fucking forgot... LMFO, I will learn this shit again but in the mean time Im willing to pay a Pro to get it going for me. I didn’t catch your name was it Richard Cranium
Steve....Your in box is full.
You forgot how to change spark plugs wires rotor and cap? Please... I didn't insult your intelligence so please don't insult mine. If you need some help no problem that's what we're here for.
I didn’t say a frigging thing about spark plugs cap and wires, your an ass, why do have to come on to me like I’m a moron, whaaaaa whaaaa you hurt my feelings ....lol
You do know that you were asking about a tune-up and that does consist of spark plugs cap wires and rotor correct? Maybe I overestimated you? Some older cars still have points but most people rather just put an electronic Module instead. Maybe this would be a good time for an upgrade to keep it simple.... I would be glad to walk you through the tune-up process as this is what the Forum is good for. It will not only save you hundreds now but possibly thousands in the future just by being able to do a simple tune up. Also about your moron comment - the only thing I can say is, "when the shoe fits."
I feel you came on a bit harsh, You insinuated I didn’t know anything about a 44 year old car. Tone it down a bit, the car needs a bit more than my expertise at this time. I don’t know what cane is in it, I know and have changed plugs wires cap and rotor, I have also advanced the car to 18 degrees all have helped however she’s still not performing well. I have not done s compression check which probably should have been done up front. I just figured I would give it to a pro let him/her tune it and maintain from there.
The problem is the pro that you're going to find this just someone like myself or one of the guys out here has just done it too many times and knows what's going on. I know you're certainly not thinking about taking it into like a dealership or something like where my son works and no it have no idea where to start on tuning up an old car. So yeah do a compression check. The gauge cost about 20 bucks at the parts store. Pull all the plugs out and crank or over in each plug hole with the gauge screwed in. I'll give you more help no problem. But yes do a compression check before you give it to a pro to charge you $200 to tell you you have a dead cylinder when you could have done that yourself. I'm here I'll help you and you can even insult me while you do it I don't care. Just go buy a gauge at the part store and do a compression check I know what you're starting with yourself. Don't let somebody tell you what they think. Know yourself. Know your car. Now insult away please because I'm going to just keep helping you. And when I start to like you I'll actually go back and edit my voice command so it sounds not so scramble jumbled.
If you had started our relationship this way we would have gotten off to a much more positive start, thanks for the help. I didn’t catch your real name
Get a kit like this it is pretty simple actually. And a FSM.
A Tuner, is usually some small Foreign Car, with bad Camber and a Fart Can Muffler......
Bahahaha - you newbee's crack me up.... Started our relationship? My real name??? I'll have to remember that good advice in the future. You know where I'm real friendly and nice and sweet to people so I can give them hundreds maybe thousands of dollars worth of good helpful advice that took me hundreds and thousands of dollars and a lifetime to learn? Well you are on your 45 year Hiatus from Cars I was fixing mine so I can get to work. Now if you want a relationship you're probably on the WRONG website lol if you want to get your car fixed I'd start by buying a compression gauge or as one of our kind members just showed you a nice tune up kit. Don't worry about my real name because I tell most people they can call me whatever they want as long as I have a smile on my face.
It's the story of my life "no respect!" LOL!
That all escalated quickly. LOL
I don't think there was any escalation whatsoever? If someone has a disability or is too old or just doesn't want to I understand that. But, if someone says basically or I should say metaphorically I forgot how to screw in a lightbulb? I would have to give that some thought.... But this is a different case completely. Steve started a thread the day he was going in for neck surgery on finding a place to get his car tuned up. Which of course was not mentioned. But Be that as it may I'll be here to help if he needs help no problem and I'll be friendly as time goes on but again I felt it sounded like he could possibly do this himself or at least I like to check if people can and am I just helping the lazy person? Am I helping a person who has a disability? Or am I helping a person learn about their car and have fun enjoying the hobby?
It’s all good no worries J Par
How is your surgery? how is your car running?
Thanks for asking, the surgery was a total success. My car is getting a new engine, I decided to put a 500HP LS motor into it.
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