With Mermaid backing me up just in case, I got the pickup down to Jersey on 7 cylinders. I decided to completely disconnect the spark plug (instead of risking some sort of major mechanical failure). Still had plenty of power to get me there, but was pretty rough when I had to slow down for lights. At the higher RPM’s it ran well enough.
Funny side note, the truck always had a nasty kick going from 1st to 2nd gear. Turns out there’s a cable going from the throttle to the tranny and it was jerry rigged (Probably mentioned it here). Well anyhow, I adjusted it correctly and wouldn’t you know it – the tranny doesn’t kick anymore. Shifts smooth as buttah.
Anyhow, I’ll be working on the truck for the next week or two straight, hoping to have it back home by next weekend. 🙂
Pictures will be on the way once I start taking them.