November 6, 2010

I just received a 1979 gmc 1500 from an uncle who passed away. Drove it 3 hours from one town to another. Got it home here and a couple days later an extreme amount of smoke started coming out of my stacks. It also has trouble starting up. Takes a while to turn over and when it does it dies right away. Then I start it again and when I put it in gear she dies again. After a while of doing this it stays on but smokes like a chimney. So I took off my pass. side valve cover and a rocker arm was off the rod and to the side. After dinking arou.d I came to learn the valve spring is stuck. Also the choke is disabled on my carb. Does anybody have any idea y my truck smokes so much? Im not the most mechanically inclined.