Saturday July 23, 2016 Jenner CA.
Changing the van’s computer program
Once I got it going this morning, I did some more painting on the van parts. Then I removed the TBI computer from behind the driver’s seat and installed the newly programed prom for the Chevy 350 V8 engine I’m installing. All I had to do was remove the cover on the left, pry out the old chip and install the new one which I just accomplished in this picture. It’s ready to put the cover back on and put it back in the van.
Repairing and upgrading the injector unit
After a break, I decided to tackle the TBI unit. As you can see on the right pod, it’s been leaking gas causing that brown stain and it’s not supposed to do that so I need to take it apart and install new o-rings and gaskets.
I’m disappointed in Howell Engine Development
I was disappointed to find the two metal rings that go just under the larger o-rings on the tops were missing. They were not installed and this was likely the cause of the fuel leakage. Lucky I had two new rings in a kit I had purchased and was able to put things back the way they are supposed to be.
I bought this kit from Howell Engine Development as a rebuilt kit of GM parts. It seems they may have forgotten to tighten the injector screws which one of them put a hole in one of my engine’s pistons and now I find missing metal rings that weren’t installed.
This thing is really fairly easy to work on compared to a carburetor.
Evening kayak at Jenner
Around five thirty PM, I headed on down to Jenner for an evening kayak. I met Steve there and we paddled across the river to Penny Island.
We went over to Paddy’s rock and put some warmer closes on as the night chill was starting to set in.
After spending some time down there by the mouth, we headed back to the boat ramp and got there about ten thirty PM and went on home.
That was my day.