So the smoke was from just in front of battery near silonoid (?) 3 post, insulated circular switch, that is mounted on the front wall of the van forward of the batterey.
There are two other things mounted near that which are a flat square 2.5inx 2.5inx3/4in, and the other is a 1
5 inbox shaped item... the smoke came from that area...
Also not sure where the fuse box is located.

Also smells like unburned gas. Black smoke from exhaust. Then some days it runs fine. Running real rich. The fact it goes away then comes back is wierd

started when engine cool but after running and hot it would not start. Now even with engine cool will not start, can smell gas and pumps are working.

the truck is not driven every day, some time sits for week or longer.

the battery light is on the dash, the alternator indicates that it is charging but will not run with the disconnected.

I changed the Instrument panel volt. reg. Problem still exists. I did notice input to cooling temp gauge has ground wire exiting that has been spliced and connected to steering column bracket.

just replace the harness it was in bad shape can't find a fuse or relay to reset please help

Thing runs decent but kills a battery while goin down the road lights flicker but it runs at an idle with positive cablw off of battery so that tells me the alternator is workn or it would die rite?

I changed the distributor cap and rotor,spark plugs and wires. Before I did all that it was running

I'm putting in a engine watch way does crank go and how should I set timing and distributor

When I go to crank my truck in the morning I turn the switch on and I hear the fuel pump come on.Sometimes it keeps running like its not building up pressure and the truck is very hard to get cranked.When I turn the switch on and hear the pump run and cut off the truck cranks fine.I noticed the other day when I turned the switch to accessories the fuel pump come on.Any ideas would help.Thanks

sometimes idles very low. It has cut out at highway speeds and kicked back in by switching tank switch. 20MPG in town and dies, will not restart. Wait 5 minutes and starts up and runs. Backed out of garage, 10 minutes later it would not start to pull back in, waited 6 days and started right up. Temp outside under 70. Can drive 200 miles without a problem stop and go or highway,then 3 dies in 15 miles.

sat for 3 hours after running for 2-3 hours highway speeds and some city. Tried to start and it cranks great will not start. I floored the pedal to shut off the fuel but I never smelt fuel. After many attempts cranking it finally sputtered and dies 5 times and then started but would not idle, I stayed with foot on the gas for 8 minutes and finally eased it off and let it recharge the battery. I ran it for 45 minutes. Turned it off and it fired right up. 2 months ago as I was driving 60mph it cut out and I flipped tanks and it re-started and ran, I re-flipped it back to the same tank and it was fine for 2 months. Vehicle has had new fuels pumps in tanks replaced, filter and both gas tanks 2 years ago following 8 years in storage.