It's carbon build up from the EGR valve. It will work for a while, then it will plug up again...In reference to the picture 3 posts up (the picture of the line with the black stuff in it), I had that same problem with that same line also when I removed it from my intake. It was also stopped up inside the intake where that line screws in. Anyone know what that stuff is? Don't know if I was supposed to do this or not, but I unclogged both holes with a plain screwdriver and a drill bit. Car still run ok (less carb issues) even with the line stopped up.
Oh ok. I just painted my exhaust manifold and I painted the EGR valve aluminum. Guess I should've took it off. Don't really know what it does but it looks nice now. Don't have inspections in Alabama either which is a good thing . BTW, I like your Scamp. I checked out your thread when you were working on it. Great job!!! I've got a Rampage 2.2 hood scoop and both fender vents. Mine's not an original 2.2, but I'm going to put them on there anyway till I can get a Shelby Charger front end and side effects. Maybe I should start a thread on building mine, but I get too excited during the build to take pictures lol. I did take pictures of it yesterday with my wife's new camera. But I don't know how to post pics on here yet.It's carbon build up from the EGR valve. It will work for a while, then it will plug up again...
That's why I just removed it from my Scamp. Of course, I live in an area with no annual inspection, so I can get away with it...:thumb:
Man, don't scrap it! There aren't that many left. It needs some body work, but it doesn't look all rotted out. How are the floorpans? That's what usually goes on these little truck.Well, I took in a trade with mine, was told it ran until the carb swap, and now put in a new battery, only to find this thing has issues. It doesn't look like the ignition switch is even functioning, it just spins around, key doesn't fit in., Have been trying to locate the starter to bypass it, what an odd arrangement, can't find it yet, so am starting here.
Posting some photo's of it as well., Not sure if I'm going to scrap it or try to get it working again, but at least would like to see if it will turn over. I've never heard of a rampage until this thing showed up, it's an 84 for the record.
Welcome to the world of TD's!!! Seems like there is alway a project hanging out there somewhere...:nodding:I was afraid someone was going to say this, had others do the same.... Looks like I'm stuck with this project for a while then, or at least selling it to a party that's going to restore it. I just don't have a ton of time on my hands to dig into it for now and hate having something that's just sitting around collecting dust like this.
Wow! Too cool. It's even the right color...:thumb: That's where my Scamp started out. I hope you realize, that is a 1 of 226 truck!Just picked my scamp last week it Has 54000 miles all original paint it's got a few bumps and bruises but in great shape for its age
Hey Jer. Trying to stay warm. It wasn't too bad yesterday, about 40. Even pulled the Scamp out of the garage and let it rumble in the drive for a while to keep the fluids flowing!:thumb: Dang that 2.2 grumble sounds good...1 of 226? I knew that. Now tell our new friend how many Plum Crazy Scamps they're are with roof spoilers and no door handles:thumb:, lol ... 'Mornin' Greg, Are yeah stayin' warm Pal?