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Author Topic:   Help w/ Bomber: saved an abandoned car!
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted January 27, 2002 07:39 PM
I got a good trade from a friend for a bomber he had (now i got 2 cars!) he raced it last in oct 2000 and there were no problems with it at all, perfect running car. Has a 350 chevy in it. The problem is it has sat since oct 2000 when he got out of racing. I simply cant get the car to start. It has gas I put in, and a new battery i had, but nothing: dead. The starter does click, but thats the only sign of life from it. What do I check, or replace to try to get this car going, it should be something sort of simple as there were no problems when it last ran. I'm assuming whatever problem it has was from it sitting for a year and a half. I just need suggestions on what to do, I'm clueless. Thanks for ANY help!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted January 27, 2002 08:06 PM
You may have a friend hit the switch then peck on the starter with a hammer.Sounds as if the starter is froze or there is corossion built up on the starter wires if so take wires of and clen them.Make sure the friend is on the brake and the car is in park before u hit the switch and the starter!!!!!!Can u turn the engine over by baring it over by the balancer?Just making sure the engine not stuck.hope this helps.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 28, 2002 12:53 AM UIN: 54865418
it's always a good idea to pull the spark plugs and give the cylenders a little shot of oil before you try to start a engine that has sat that long. in your case i agree the starter sounds stuck try the hammer deal and if that doesn't help pull it off and hook a battery charge of jumper cables up to it and see if it will turn while it's off the car

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted January 28, 2002 11:41 AM
Looks like I have somewhere to start then, i have the next two days off, so i'm gonna see whats going on with the starter then, I'll shoot some oil in the cylinders too. Got a pretty good feeling i'll have this thing going soon then. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks again for all your help so far. -Mike

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted February 01, 2002 02:10 PM
I agree, get some oil in the cylinders and maybe put a drill on an old shaft out of a distributor and spin some oil into all the parts in the motor, you can easily damage
the bearings. Check the starter wires to see if they are burned for any reason, look where the wires pass thru a metel hole. and see if the battery will turn over anything. Sometimes the plates will fall onto one another and kill a brand new battery unless its a dry cell.

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