I don't know about the later trucks, but in 82 the computer and its inputs and outputs were a standalone system. In other words, the computer and all it's components could be removed without changing anything else. I assume this was because they were still making models that didn't have the computer so needed the base wiring to be able to work standalone.
So my approach was to follow the wires from the computer to determine if it was standalone. Once I realized that was the case I cut the harness close to the computer and started extracting the wires from the wires that were to stay. But, that took some doing as they were frequently wrapped around each other, were wrapped in the same covering, or shared common attachment points. Then, as I got each wire back to the sensor or controlled device I knew I could remove that device.
Again, that was on an 82 and I don't know if that'll work on yours.
We used to laugh at the older chevys and how they rusted out. The metal these frames are made out of is pitiful, we have no solid ground to stand on and make fun of the chevys anymore as far as rust.
Look at any old truck from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's, and it will have rust on the frame, but it will be smooth light rust unless it was buried in the dirt. They don't pit and disintegrate like these frames do.
I installed a Holley fuel pressure regulator to help fix my fuel pressure issues...this was after I replaced the carter hi flow that was installed with an airtex unit.
no change so I put on the regulator.
why I need a regulator on a stock setup is beyond me !
I swapped out the yfa which I rebuilt to specs. as a step to eliminate it in a quest to resolve " volcano carb " problem...
with this autolite 2100 that I rebuilt a couple of years ago and I knew it ran fine.
cleaned up the wheels had planned to scrap, passable with flat black paint !
the gray stuff is anti seize.
the tires will be junked soon.
I also replaced the dr. side caliper and pass side drum.
Yeah, we talked about that while you were gone. Welcome back. But, I don't think you said how the truck ran w/the 2bbl. Or, did you?
anyways I got the fuel problem fixed w a Holley regulator set at apx. 5 psi.
but it kept dying after like 2 mins so I replaced the coil pick up via a new dist. 49.00 advance auto.i figured that the vacuum advance diaphragm was pretty old anyways.
so it actually idles now at apx 900 rpm still have to hook up the sun tach. and manual choke. I also want to scrounge up a factory air cleaner for the 2100. so can have the cold weather accessories.
seems to run fine with the 2v carb but haven't taken it on the road yet b/c its not insured now...
oh yeah got rid of the black stripe didn't like in the sun light, maybe b/c its ultra flat too ?