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    I have had a couple just the other day I pulled and gapped my plugs I used a modern day cap so I could torque the head without getting zapped with the motor running. i then proceeded to put the plug wires on wrong, tried to start it and it back-fired I thought now what? Dawned on me what I had done. started to think about everything else that could be a problem i am the problem.

    I had a 37 pickup rebuilt the motor used a separate coil to power the truck since it was beefed up a little had juice checked everything double checked valve gaps double checked timing, even pulled the intake to recheck valve lash and timing cover to recheck that all good. Put it all back finally occurred to me to check the coil yep that was it brand new out of the box bad(1st time that ever happened) Over the years most problems were small minor things we tend to look for bigger issues hence the kiss principle.
    Last edited by BNCHIEF; 09-30-2017, 07:50 AM.

  • #2
    Never heard of the Kiss principle. What does Kiss stand for?


    • #3
      Keep It Simple Stupid!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


      • #4
        Keep It Simple Stupid----- kiss


        • #5
          I get Kissed every day at the shop on Modern iron
          you get used to the beating after a while
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr


            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
            Editing a comment
            Reminds me, years back, Sacramento Vintage had a screwed up pic of a Flathead V-8 plug wiring. It had first cylinder of the R/H bank shown as # 1---Nobody could make their cars run!!
            When contacted about it, they sed, "YEP, we gotta' git thet CORRECTED, some day"!
            Bill Proofreader

        • #6
          Grin and bear it. That's all I can say.


          • #7
            Torque the head with the motor running? Never heard that one before. I guess that I K.I.S.S. by shutting it off and letting it cool off first.
            Mechanical engineering 101: If you put an adjustment knob, screw, bolt, or tolerance specs on something, some people will immediately fiddle with it. If you mark it DO NOT TOUCH everyone will mess with it.


            • #8
              'Keep it simple stupid' works for me. If I use KISS with anyone else, its 'keep it simple sir'.


              • #9
                Kicks me in the teeth atleast twice a month at work with the Crown RR5700 and RM6000 fork trucks. Getting used to the electronics on the 5700's and much that was frustrating 2 years ago is easily figured out. The RM6000's that up until last week we only had 3 of we are getting a crash course now that we have 14 of them. Still have a few RR5200's left, but anticipate early next year will be gone. Getting the infastructure ready for the antiminous controls for our Barrett CR SGX pallet jacks. Along with hydrogen cell batteries soon to replace our lead acid batteries. Always learning new technology the hard way. Rod
                "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  Yep Rod keeping up with the technology is rough!

                  The proctologist have it made, nothing changes

              • #10
                Oh yea! Now I remember!!! I forgot how to KISS!
                Thanks guys, Phil


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