New 91 Chevy owner!

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  1. PaulyJ

    PaulyJ Newbie

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    Hey guys, my name is Paul. I live in north central Idaho. I am the brand new owner of a 1991 Chevy 1500, brand new 4 speed auto and a 5.7 350. It started as someone's project but they hadnt done anything with it in awhile. I was doing some work for them and just asked about it. Paid $1500 for it and it was trailered to my house today.

    It runs but it needs some work. Current issues are:

    It doesnt want to go when you put the pedal down (havent test driven it myself yet so hard to clarify). The previous owner put in a new fuel pump and filter and that didnt fix the issue. They are convinced it has something to do with the throttle cable needing adjusting since it has a decent sized lift on it. After digging around it seems that it could maybe be the throttle position sensor?

    It also needs new exhaust. The exhaust manifolds are still on but the rest of the exhaust is sitting in the bed. I need to get that bolted on first thing so it doesnt sound like a drag car and piss off the neighbors.

    Other random fixes like new bushings, various leaks and a new air intake. And the interior is a bit rough. And perhaps someone did a gauge swap? The gauges dont look like anything ive seen when I google/youtube this particular year. Gauges look like they are from a newer (93) model.


    Anyway, Ive been digging around this forum for the last couple weeks and its good to see some dedicated people who know these trucks in and out. Much better than ol Bob the builder down the street who knows everything and has 17 random vehicles in his yard (there is a lot of that around here).

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    1997 I'm Awesome

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    welcome aboard, solid looking truck, nice project.
     
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    1ton-o-fun Automotive Durability Tester

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    Welcome! Great starting point!
     
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    The air cleaner assembly appears to be upside down. It wouldn't run well at all like that!
     
  5. PaulyJ

    PaulyJ Newbie

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    Hahaha yeah its just sitting there currently. Am I correct in thinking someone did a gauge swap? Did any 91 models come with those gauges?
     
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    Frank Enstein I'm Awesome

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    Frank my 92 ish has the same ones. God only knows what they are actually from!
     
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    I believe the needle gauges are correct for 1991+. The moonie gauges were 1988-1990.
     
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    Well I am excited to dig into this thing in the near future. Id really like to figure out this mystery problem. Hopefully its an easy fix.
     
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    drewcrew I'm Awesome

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    Those are the right gauges. Same gauges as my 91.
     
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    Looks like you made out pretty good for $1500
     
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