I have a 1984 c10 with a sbc 350 let it sit in backyard 1 year or so put a battery in started up with a ticking knocking also is back firing. Engine is shaking like a misfire


Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 11:17 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet C10 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When rev back fires smoke comes
out carb oil level is fine noise is
coming from 8 cylinder area (sounds
like change in a dryer?)  cylinder 8
lifters has a little play in them spark
plug on 8 didn't have any gap

1 Answer


It sounds like collapsed lifters on #8, you can try to adjust them just a little, but if they are collapsed, too much and the valves won't close. Check the distributor cap for carbon tracking, that can cause a pop back.

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