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I have a 79' chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 pick-up, I replaced many parts and upgraded parts like , carb,headers,intake,etc......My problem is ,I hear a spark knock at high speeds or climbing hills. How do i eliminate this noise. Is there something i overlooked in my upgrades, or is it just fine tuning the timing or ajusting the carb??????? I need help??????
 

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79' 350 chevy

the noise sounds like a bad gas sound , not very loud but very annoying,, i have headman headers and glass packs with staight pipes to get an idea, and i can hear it from inside the cab,,,,,,,
 

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Are you hearing the knock mostly under load? I agree, more information on the age/condition of your engine will give some clues.
 

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You can back the timing off a little or try running a higher grade of gas. Either should help, but the gas is the easiest to start with.
 

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Yes, it's always best to start simple. Keep the tank full, try a different brand with different additives and higher octane, etc.
 
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