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MAN, it's cold out! 17 degrees. starting JR ...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boggerless, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    was a pain in the butt. its 0 with the wind chill factor.i wanted to see if she would start in this weather with the choke zip tied open. HELL NO. :laugh: so i threw a glove over the carb and vroom.i hate winter. :angry1:
     
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    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    Yep.....78* here.

    :D
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    stop please. :D i talked to a lady in southern cali and she said it was 85 the other day. :bow: :bow: anyway i went to put the air filter back on and with snow on my boots,i slipped off the front tire and had the fender get me in the bread basket. :doah: i almost put my hand in the power steering pully. :eek1: like i said i HATE winter. :( :(
     
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    started up my '73 last night. i've got the choke butterly removed, no problems here, in the low 20s. runs a little rough for a few minutes, and then idles like normal.
     
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    thats how mine is in the twenties. :D but its 0 with the wind chill.row row row. come on fefe.row roow.i had a 75 monte that started no matter what. it had no chock thingy at all.AND i ran strait 60 weight racing oil in it.BUT NO not JR. :rolleyes: i need to get a better battery also. prolly would help. :D
     
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    I must say my K5 is doing quite well in the cold. I'm running an edelbrock 1407 with an electric choke. This evening it was 16 degrees with a -0 wind chill. My doors were frozen shut :eek1: . I finally get in and hit the key, engine turns twice and fires right up :thumb: Get it warmed up and head up the mountain. The roads are snow covered and say what you will about the 10b gov bombs but mine performed excellent. Never had to engage 4wd (the 33" sidewinders prolly helped some too). I love snow :D
     
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    you lucky dog.i have a q-jet. :D :D frozen air and open air filter just don't mix. :haha: :haha:
     
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    My '77 used to fire right up, and I would go around the neighborhood and jump start all the fuel injected cars....

    Just pump twice and she would fire right up, no choke, and after months of sitting....
     
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    Last winter, when it got to -28, the only thing that would start was the 70 K5. Everything else, I took an old hairdryer, turned it on and stuck it in the snorkel of the aircleaner for bout 5 minutes. I don't know what Chevy did to those old 250s, but they will start when everything else is froze solid.
    Winters out here, -20 for days is not uncommon, god I wish I had my shop built. I need to put a block heater on the ambulance, but been too lazy. I'll be paying for that lack soon.
     
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    Windchill was well below zero here today, my DD BARELY turned over but my trail truck fired right up. :rolleyes:

    Funny how the vehicle that was thrown together and gets ridden like a two dollar whore is more reliable than the one that I count on every day.
     
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    70 here today

    one of the many reasons I LOVE Georgia :wink1: :laugh: :wink1:
     
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    Went with a buddy today to his hunting acres to get the stands down. Followed his heep unlimited. I fall through 2 inches of ice he drove right over, waters about a foot deep. Had to break the ice to the other side to get out. Got to say procomp mud terrains will dig :waytogo:
    But I didn't redo the front ds this summer, got to lay in the snow and pull it to get it redone, that was wet and cold..........
    George
     
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    I love fuel injection.
     
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    My '93 is TBI...looks like I'm gonna go pull a tractor battery tonight, that oughta turn the SOB over.
     
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    my beast will only keep running if i leave it park, i suppose i really should hook the choke up!
     
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    Two dollar whores are very reliable.
     
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    i have to turn mine over for about 5 to 10 seconds then pump it.then she fires. as long as its not below 20. :laugh:
     
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    if you don't care about it it runs fine. :D
     

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