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>For Classics made from 1979 or older, with few exceptions. (it doesn't really fucking matter you faggots)
>Everybody has their own taste, but some tastes are wrong. If you aren't sure if your car is classic or not, it's not.
>Your Honda Miata doesn't belong here.
>US, Euro, Jap, or whatever.
>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.
>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt.
>Period correct performance > cosmetics.
>Metal > plastic.
>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.
>JBweld and RTV can fix anything
>If you see rust there is more.
>Rust and bodywork are the most difficult thing to repair.
>Electrical work is difficult until you stop reading forum posts and buy a multimeter.
>Low oil pressure? Worn mains and rod bearings. Use lucas and 15W40 until you afford a rebuild.
>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay someone to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or more of the work or you will go broke.
>Mopars are the prime choice of niggerfaggots
>You will spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience. If the salty old hands agree, it's true.
>No one cares about your MPG
>If you can't tune a carb you might literally be retarded
>Nothing is as easy as it seems
>Post car or GTFO

Previous thread: >>27516803
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>>27542972
>a bolt for the cam gear
To clarify, do you mean replacing the cam gear bolt with a new one, or reusing the old one?
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now that the dust has settled... thoughts?
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>>27543641
Yes; easy, motor mount kits exist, trans mounts SHOULD line up, and computer can be mounted anywhere above the wheel arches. That said, the 6.6 is more fun and better.
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>>27543654
(it was a joke)
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>>27543095
>>Mopars are the prime choice of niggerfaggots
Thought I wouldn't notice. What's the seethe about this time?
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>>27543700
It's just the threadly pasta Easter egg
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>>27543747
Ah, neat. This is my first time, so didn't know. Easter eggs sound like fun.
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>>27543641
death
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Paging Coastival; when will your 390 be done?
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>>27544518
he already went and got another car
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>>27544525
wait what? sauce or deets?
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>>27544544
he stopped talking about the galaxy and last i heard he was gung ho about some other new piece of shit his daddy bought, that was a bit ago because he stopped talking about if before i even scrapped my 360
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>>27543153
I meant there's just one bolt that holds the timing set on. Then the harmonic balance holds on the crank sprocket. It's a very basic job once you get the other components out of the way.
99% of people will just reuse the cam bolt- but definitely use loctite.
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drac what year was your lincoln and did the heater/AC control work? taking a look at mine for the first time.
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>>27545315
'64. Heater worked, AC switch worked, but AC did not.

Not going to lie; I'd consider buying another '64.
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I know it's been said Toronado's are parts unobatnium. Is it so bad that $500 for one that doesn't look that bad for $500 is a no go? Don't know what's wrong with it, some wigger is selling it and says it needs to be towed but no other info.
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>>27545580
buy it before a nigger does
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>>27545363
apparently the switch on the '61 is unique. and terrible. I have a '62 dash lying around, maybe the switch is still in it. lots of troubleshooting in a mess of vacuum switches leading to vacuum motors leading to electronics
3 blowers & 2 heater cores makes for a lot of fun
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>>27545584
I don't know if it's even still for sale, you know the game. Go on facebook, don't see anything, next day, go on again, and being retarded and gay it never showed you the ad despite it being within the search terms you use. It's up still but retarded fags leave shit up like niggers.
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>>27545602
>Buy a non-running vehicle with unknown problems that you're already aware parts are unavailable for.
What exactly is your goal here?
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>>27545617
Look busy while drinking Miller high life.
Someone said the sending unit or something really basic was just no longer available new last time I mentioned an E body but I just checked and they are so idk.
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>>27545592
>step one: check everything
thank you Ford, very cool.
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>>27545592
I love the look of the '61, but there is too much "one year only" BS to be worth it. I'd get a '64 or a '66.
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>>27545817
'66 at least had the C6 transmission but I've read that it's different from a regular C6. not sure about parts availability. before that it's MEL/ford-o-matic and parts are rare & expensive for the engine and hardly anybody will touch the transmissions.
>b-b-bolt in a 460!
can't. it doesn't fit. (without notching the uni-frame rails) kek.
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>>27545580
what year? 81+ will be 307 or diesel, 4 speed is made of glass, that rear bumper filler is unobtainable

i pieced together enough to get an '80 roadworthy with working gauges and new fuel system, dont know about cv axles
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>>27545666
checked and fucking based
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l77fxBA-pCs

one of my favourite channels
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>>27545666
Well, Satan.
Turns out rockauto has a large listing of parts for the 71-78 toronados so go for it.
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>>27545914
I had no issue finding people to work on the transmission in my '64; got it rebuilt for $1,500.
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Sell it to me you fucking boomer, it's been there for 10 years never moved.
What's a Gen 5 worth if literally everything about it is probably in need of a rebuild and you don't know if it's rusty or not?
>>27546416
It's an 85, I haven't heard anything so the wigger either had a fentanyl nap, didn't take it down or is lazy.
>>27546061
I have the lowest standards imaginable, so I can live without rare trim pieces if it's not rusty.
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>>27546449
85 will have the th325m-4l, its made of glass and the only way to get another is probably from another car

you *could* ls swap it by building the same tranny from a 4100 car and using an LS4, some people built these trannies and they even made motorhomes out of them, up to you to find that info

if you're ok with beater status it will just be some late malaise gm shitbox, i had some bookmarks for putting a tbi sbc accessory package on one, but i finally fucked with mine enough that it stopped squealing. i dont remember what sending unit i got if it was for an efi car or diesel, i dont see it being difficult to solder any old gm rheostat to a tube and stick it in a tank if need be, but i do know all the rubber seals leak and the cars going to be in a garage for the rest of its life, im not even going to bother trying to find them
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>>27546442
That's relatively cheap in our modern economy.
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bros...
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>>27546607
v-ACKume lines
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>>27546607
>q-jet with an electrical connector on the top
>1971
Hmmmm
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>>27546607
i can hear the exhaust gurgling up from the stern of a houseboat now
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>>27546578
Being cheap, not being super rusty and being close limits me to literally anything I can find, I'm picky about condition but in terms of what it actually is, I am an omnivore. Wouldn't be building something out of it, just croozing. Pointless to talk more about it since haven't heard anything.
The Nova is on the edge of something actually desirable but I doubt I'd be able to get it for like $2000 if it wasn't super rusty..
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>>27546607
>>27546618
interdasting it also has the hot air choke with stove pipes in intake exhaust crossover. you think if this was swapped into later GM they would also keep the e-choke.

>FOUND THE FB LISTING
Ric Snead (formerly Chuck's) listed this as both a 350 and 455. that and the e-carb wouldn't touch with 10ft pole probably has an Olds cam in it too.
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>>27546939
>might just be points but I pulled the engine without replacing a 10 dollar part to verify it runs....
Ya sure.
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>>27543095
classic comfy
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this is what they took from us
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>>27543641
evryone know the 5.3 is frowned upoin.
would have been more authentic if you said 5.7 vortec
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>>27547380
>>27547385
love it
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>>27546939
>Ric Snead (formerly Chuck's)
Maybe it came out of a fancy german car
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>>27547393
nah. Need to flex my 30k collectible car with a $500 engine swap

Im suprised people will build a 5.3 for a dyno queen long before they build a ls7 for the street. Same mentality as people who 'revive' a car by putting a crate motor in it and basedjacking when it runs.
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>>27546939
>>27547217
points dizzy, e-quadrajet, variable displacement, variable manufactured year/model, runs only on sneadium
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>>27547380
Check out those tire tracks behind the car. Somebody never heard of snow tires.
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>>27548027
did they even have "snow tires" in the late 40s, early 50s?
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>>27548345
Technically winter tires were invented in the 1930's, studded tires in the 60's.
But now you're talking patents and copyrights so you only had that one brand until other manufacturers found alternatives once the market came to fruition.
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>>27547590
While every person here only wishes your mother would have smothered you with a pillow. Such is life…
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>>27548798
OH MY GAWD WE PUT A BRAND NEW 408 IN THE DISGUSTANG AND IT ACTUALLY RUNS MATE, EIGHTEEN MONTHS OFF THE ROAD AND ITS RUNNING AND DRIVING LIKE NEW, MOOG IS GONNA LOSE HIS SHITE WHEN HE SEES THIS
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>>27548809
I hate that shit. I also hate seeing YouTubers build cars specifically for an event and pretend they're poor. Vice Grip Garage is one of the, now, worst offenders of this.
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>>27548809
I dunno, they bodge the shit out of everything so badly that I'm surprised they can get their camera car to run. It's entertaining, if kinda dumb.
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>>27547387
give it back
this isn't right, that was ours
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>>27548832
they destroy shit out of their own stupidity and its painful to watch, at least Finnegan doesnt give a flying fuck, i have no idea why steve is friends with freiburger
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>>27547590
>Need to flex my 30k collectible car
That's literally any fullsize Bronco/Blazer/Ram Charger that isn't rusted nowadays.
Any low mile pre-95ish Mustang/Camaro.
Hell you can get that much for an AMC Eagle that runs.
Or a decent CJ5.

17 yearold burger flippers at McDonald's are making $44k a year.
My electric bill is almost $10k a year.
A $30k car isn't a flex, it's sadness.
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>>27549009
what the fuck are you doing thats 10k a year in electric? Costs like 150 a month to heat and cool my 1800sq ft prefab and have a couple laptops.
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>see super slant 6 manifolds everywhere
>I need one now
>either non existent or $800
Pain
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>>27550062
DOUBLE WIDE NAISH RISE UP!
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And like that my TR7 camshaft is here, and even my rear swaybar has arrived.
Now I am just waiting on the exhaust.
I may get spunky and toss what I can of the engine together this weekend
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S10FAG's prefab living space
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>>27550062
I have a 4,000 square foot home with cathedral ceilings and a family.

When you only take a shower once a week and "cooking" consists of throwing a hotpocket in the microwave it tends to have minimal effect on electric bills.
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Bragging is unbecoming of wealth
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>>27550437
tankless water heaters are really nice bro, i just wish this fucking window wasnt facing due west

>>27550429
Couldnt find a blazer limo or a swimming pool bed?
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never forget s10fag lived in car he also used as a toilet that needs to return to every thread sticky text
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>>27550465
hey, $500 and ill pull out my stack of insurance cards and get you the vin, give you the chance to find it somewhere and smell my dirty farts
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>>27550458
Tankless heaters are actually trash.
They've been around for a hundred years and are still outsold by tanks.
The average tankless water heater for a 3-4 bedroom house requires (3) 60 amp breakers for a total of a 180 amp pull.
That's on a residential service of 200 amps.
They're only more efficient if you only take a shower once a week.
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>>27550516
200 amps? wow, it must suck to be you
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>>27550458
I like your setup anon, simple, clean and vintagey.
Like you got what you needed 20 years ago and haven't looked back (or forward for that matter lel)
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>>27543641
Yes, you can put a Chevy in it.
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>>27550465
I never even see his posts. the filter is highly effective.
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>>27550529
200 amps is THE standard service for a house across the entire U.S.
Retard.
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Whats the going rate for a 72 SL350?
Its nice but needs perishables
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>>27550472
Kevin James looks like THAT?!?!?!
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>>27550968
a 200 amp pull all day to keep a keg of water hot vs. some refined cow farts i burn only when im actually showering

retards like you make me wish nuclear armageddon would just hurry the hell up
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>>27551198
First off, you're still retarded, proven by the fact you understood zero of my posts.
Secondly, a gas tankless that actually works START at about a grand.
I doubt you have one.
You probably have some pos $200 unit that flows about as well as a motel 8 sink.
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>>27551310
no one cares how much money you blow blasting cumstains off your thighs, my compressed farts both smell good and contribute to global warming, go make another ev thread, i have someone elses wife to go fuck
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>>27551428
> i have someone elses wife to go fuck
What’s his name?
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Can any brit br/o/ help me out ? Been trying to get the `B to start but I'm not getting any suction at the Carb. It's the Zenith Stromberg 175CD. I rebuilt it... But nothing
(I don't have the pump installed , rebuilding that one too atm)
Cheers
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>>27551665
>CD175
Buy an HS6 or two.
Otherwise, have you gone hunting for vacuum leaks, it would have to be pretty narly to have no suction.
Do those have rubber carb mounts like a TR7, if so my bet is there.
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>>27551665
>>27551696
Wait I am tired and getting ahead of myself, just get the carb fuel and see what happens.
Then go about chasing tails with a unisync
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>>27551696
I know the car runs (having sprayed so much carb cleaner heeheeh)
Just no suction from the fuel inlet
Will look into the leaking though and will check back

>hs6
Been really considering this, but I'm scared of the embarrassment if it still doesn't run (and the price tag)
Could I reliably get a shitty one off of ebay and make it run with a rebuild?
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'sup /ccg/. Should I try cleaning old lifters or just replacing them? I have a Ford 300 that's developed a LOUD but completely intermittent lifter tick on one cylinder only. It comes and goes totally at random but it's frequent and it's increasing. Engine is '70s, very low miles, kept well with clean diesel oil. Hydraulic lifters. Everything else about the engine is fine. Oil pressure, blowby, etc.
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>>27551696
Oh yeah, and no to the rubber mounts
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>>27551428
>ad hominems because he can't repute anything I stated.
Typical.
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>>27551782
Dude.
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>>27551795
I know, but boomer forums are full of "NEVER install new lifters on an old cam. You'll wipe your lobes right clean off!"
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>>27551779
>I know the car runs (having sprayed so much carb cleaner heeheeh)
Well if its sucking carb cleaner through that tells me you have issues with fuel.
There are a few things I can think of off the top of my head. Those carbs don't draw much at idle let alone starting.
As far as HS6s go, they are kind of simple, I don't see a problem with a beater carb.
Maybe get one without a poppet valve, the value comes with it not having all the extra shit of a stromberg and being easier to service/adjust(mainly float bowl access).
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its gone
rest in piss bozo you wont be missed

he said he was planning on tearing it down for parts for his 71, which is really sad, but it was pretty rusty and more than I could ever handle even if I actually knew how to weld (I don't)
can't save em all
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>>27551779
>>27551818
Also may I advise your preferred MG forum as there is a ton idk about the B, let alone yours.
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>>27551856
barely remember the cars ive owned, spend a lot of time thinking about what needs repaired, how much it costs, what that money is coming out of, where that times coming out of. scrapped the F250, $10,000 into it. never thought about any of it again, cleared the air, very pleasant, worth it. van does everything needed and more, 6 months in and havent even replaced broken window. $3000. much better. need window...
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>>27551818
Okay, I took it out and toar it apart again. I did some healthy amount of blowing and I THINK the needle is set too low. (is this a valid assumption or dogshit?)
I'm gonna try to Jerry rig some tool to adjust it before I cave and order a proper one (I'll need it to tune it later anyway).
>>27551868
I've been lurking on Mgexp mostly, (really handy tech library) but I just signed up for mgoc, so gonna start hanging around there too
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>>27551801
Old lifters on a new cam is dangerous.
New lifters on an old cam is usually ok.
If it gets wiped that means it was damaged to begin with.

I personally don't like partial component swap in cases like that.
It's like struts, if the driver's side is fucked up, the passenger side had the same life and will fail soon also.
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>>27552019
I'm unfamiliar with that carb but if you're talking about a metering needle then ya, it would cause fuel delivery issues since that's what controls flow.
Fuck it- just adjust it a little and see what happens. Then go back and adjust it a little more if necessary.
You're down like what, 20-30 minutes to open it up (?)
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>>27552019
I was going to ask what you set your carb to on the rebuild.
Yes having the needle too low can cause issues obviously, along with having the idle screw set wrong.
(the choke and a bit of throttle probably would bypass both of those issues as tests I think on those its raises the piston slightly)
>I'm gonna try to Jerry rig some tool to adjust it before I cave and order a proper one (I'll need it to tune it later anyway).
Don't try just buy the 10 dollar tool
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>>27552644
This. Also I’d go with the mellings if buying from rockauto.
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>>27547590
ive got a Silverado with the 5.3 and its fine for me. but im not competing for dyno or street creds.
its a good dependable engine as far as im concerned and its just "good enough" for my old truck
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>>27552644
In my case this is like a 40K mile engine and I don't think anything's worn, just a stuck lifter. Actually unless the spring's broken shouldn't I be able to clean it out?
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>>27552988
original or recently built?

you checked that your rocker arms are preloaded correctly?
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>>27553021
Original. And it didn't start doing this until recently. Can be driving down the road and it'll start clacking for a minute then it'll go away. Just one lifter. Haven't checked the rockers yet but nothing's changed since I've owned the thing.
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New sparkplugs in the Pilot, and she runs sweet as a nut. Next on the agenda is fixing the leaky radiator drain tap and reupholstering the interior, but for now she's a functional, drivable vehicle. 'Bout bloody time, too.
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>>27553032
Pull them out one by one and clean them and reinstall. You can remove the snap ring and access the plunger to clean them as well.
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>>27553180
Lookin good mate. Is it the v8-60 or is it the 221/239?
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>>27553298
Cheers, she's a 221. I wasn't expecting much from it, but it actually pulls pretty well. Feels right for the car.
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>>27552988
If it's that low mileage then it likely is just gummed up/ blocked passage.
So ya, just pull it apart, soak in whatever your favorite solvent is and nylon brush exposed surfaces and pipe cleaner the orifices.
Just be prepared when you pull the snap ring- couple old tricks are do it inside a giant zip lock or in the bathroom with door closed (and toilet seat down).
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>>27543095
Luv me snow,simple as.
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A '81 f150 is graciously donating its z bar 4 speed. It's a hoopty.
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>>27553905
>*An
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in addition to the np435 that isn't supposed to be there, its a 2wd manual trans truck with the dana 44 style left arm, no pumkin, 2wd right arm, but both hubs are 4x4
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>>27554393
I love mobile phones, the biggest pieces of shit to grace humanity
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Alright fuck it, she runs. Now to do some other shit while I wait for the pump rebuild kit
Thanks Twink and anons for your help/suggestions
(I'm sure it won't be the last)
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I should have really bought this truck, it really brings me back to finding out my '80 F250 had different lug patterns front and back
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Welp rounded a bolt for the cam gear off
Thats a problem for tomorrow
Almost all of my mating surfaces are clean which is good
Me thinks, take valve specs and clean the oil pan is on the table for tomorrow.
Or maybe buy some por15 engine paint and brush it on the block
>>27554397
What was the problem?
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>>27554578
Seems like a mix of the needle and the needle valve (it gets stuck closed more often than not)
gonna talk to moss about replacing it.
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>>27554702
You have a swing needle right?
May I recc Burlen direct https://burlen.co.uk/zenithcarb/shop
>$57 for a needle valve from the same supplier through Moss
good christ Moss is smoking something
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>>27554728
Yeah, a swing.
Thanks for the rec, anon, will definitely give em a browse.
>$57
Damn, didnt see that until you pointed it out, luckily got mine through the rebuild kit. (not so lucky afterall given the reliability of it)
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New alternator time, dirty old girl
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>>27554956
Dentsidebro? You still running an external regulator?
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90 minutes and $300 to get everything i need. I should really just get the carb and manifold too while I'm at it...
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They dont make any of this z bar shit new do they? No bushings and its all clapped out.
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Bottom end is resealed
Had to run home to grab some extractor sockets so I can swap cams.
Otherwise its paint, and a warm day to swap front suspensions.
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>>27555892
No bushings? Pretty sure I did my '77 and it was all plastic sleeves.
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>>27556035
None, everything is metal like my '80. Looks factory.

>>27556109
LMC truck or where?
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>>27555788
Cool.
Another project for you to fail to complete, get bored with and sell at a loss.
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>Having largely accepted their fate under Renault, many AMC employees found themselves quite happy. As people on both sides got to know their counterparts better, mutual respect developed. Management could still argue and debate, but most of the engineering and design staff bonded over a shared love of automobiles.
>“We would send that talent back and forth across the pond on a regular basis,” Perrine said. “And I think that’s what, from my perspective, helped me see those two companies coming together… Engineers just seem to get along with each other because we all have a common goal. We want this thing to succeed. We want it to be right. We want our customers to be happy with it. We want it to work.”
>Exchange programs allowed Americans to live and work in Paris, where they could see Renault’s high-tech facilities in person and learn about the wonders of wine-filled two-hour lunches. The French came to Detroit, Toledo, and Kenosha, where they learned about fine mid-west American cuisine.

Holy SOVL
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>>27556356
Interesting, it looks like mine but mine doesn't have the clearance for bushings. It also doesnt mount on that flange that bolts to the bellhousing. I have a stud that bolts into the side of the block. Who knows if it's even original. I suppose i could use a drill to clearance what I have for bushings then just live with the damage its already got.

>>27556336
This will be my 4th manual swap if completed. If Luk cant send me a clutch disc that works we have more to worry about than how i dispose of garbage.
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Is this rust colored coolant or am I fucked?
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>>27555396
Nope, different anon, I got a monarch

Also update, turns over nice and sharp, but carb is now shitting itself and not spraying, fucking ethanol gel better not be in the bowl again
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>>27557066
Just looks dirty/rusty to me. How does it smell and feel?
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>>27556114
Something like that
He is less nice with things than I am
>>27557066
Looks alright, if you are feeling funky you could run a garden hose through the cooling system.
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>>27557177
Fug, it's not the carb, the carb is misting properly and gas is flowing

Fuel pump working

It's just not "catching"
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>>27557286
>boomer neighbor asks "anon, why you working on that junk heap in the dark"

Proceed to describe all my issues and new parts,scratches his head


"Wiggle the coil connection"

>Wiggle the coil connection, car starts

"There, now stop fucking with it,get a new one, it's 50 years old and fucked i work tomorrow"

>weeks of work and hours of leaning over this piece of shit
"Just hit it lmao"

>works


T-thanks
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>>27557495
I mean yea, my plethora of issues that's been plaguing me for months have probably been this coil connection issue this whole fucking time, but getting a fresh alt, belts,plugs carb and a few other things is never a bad idea.

I just don't like being so fucking stressed about this shit all the time.

What I get for using a 50 year old car as a daily I guess, but I love her bros
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>>27557393
>weeks of work
never forget, it can only be three things. fuel air or spark. i don't know what other troubleshooting you did but you should've checked for spark. glad it's running now
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>>27557507
>be me
>first project car
>just wanna get her started
>pump and tank were out of commission
>boomer at work tells me to just connect the carb to a bucket of gas
>interpret this as carb can suck fuel on its own
>spend weeks pulling my hair out, trying to figure out why carb isn't sucking
>tell boomer
Deadstare.jpg
>"carbs don't suck fuel on their own, that's what the fuel pump is for"
>fixed fuel pump, car started right up
It's okay anon, we all had to start out as wrenchlets
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>>27555892

"SNAP"

nothing personnel bro
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Suspension is out of the old TR7 and now in pieces so I can paint it and put it in the new
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mint 72 thunderbird near me. 29,000 miles. indoor stored it's whole life. $9k
I have zero need for it but it's so rad
pulled picrel from google
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>>27559245
>$9k
Fuuuuuuuck, if that was here in the UK, I'd snap that up in a heart beat.
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>>27550782
i dont know how to tell you this, but its impossible to fit a whole car inside another one
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>>27559255
>if that was here in the UK
i fucking hate this so much. importing absolutely fucks with prices of burgerstani cars.
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>>27559245
man that thing looks fucking great. i'd say if there's truly nothing stopping you getting it, go for it. i kept putting off an old barge that was bought by the army and apparently used to chauffeur a senior general around, and it got sold when i decided to pull the trigger. still butthurt about it. there's a similar model and admittedly in much better shape, but the army car was just too cool
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>>27559536
I just don't have the space. i have a double garage with my Lincoln in it and with all my tools it gets too cramped for 2 cars. that's the main reason i sold the RX7. and a car like the thunderbird deserves to stay inside if it's truly in the condition they say it is. i do have an empty gated parking pad next to the garage...
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>>27559551
damn. not even a carport? might actually be better than a garage if you get snow because the car at least gets ventilation
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>>27559376
I'll just leave this here
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>>27559608
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Honest to God thought the engine was black, but it was just caked with grime. Really like this red color though.
>>27538802
I took the manifold off in preparation to put in the new exhaust manifold, but to my surprise, the exhaust and intake manifolds are a singular piece (and there wouldn't be enough clearance if I severed the exhaust portion off)... So I'm caving and taking >>27551696 advice. Gonna pick up a pair of hs6's + intake manifold tomorrow for kinda cheap.
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>>27557393
Update

took the coil connection off cause it was loose,hence the sparking

Lo and behold, there was a fried spider nest in and around the points of the coil, fun

Cleaned off the points with a metal sponge, and I'll get a new bracket thing tomorrow, this one's looser than anons mum
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>>27559771
I have an engine that has the intake and head cast as a single unit so it could be worse.
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>>27560021
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>>27560021
Christ, which one?
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always take the opportunity to wander around your property
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>>27559771
Ha, well have fun and shop around for parts.
Burlen is probably your best bet for the HS6 parts, but there are a few vendors stateside who order in bulk and it may be slightly cheaper.
It could get that MGB to be a bit quicker
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>>27560741
170c.i. in a 1964 1/2 mustang.
For the record, it's a matching numbers car that's borderline 100% original.
Although it's a shit configuration, mustangs have been restomodded to death and doing a V8 swap just makes it a typical run of the mill build that can be found for sale within 50 miles of anybody reading this. So unfortunately it's going to stay an amazingly slow piece of shit that never sees the freeway again.
I do miss my '66 289.

On a side note, my uncle also has a 1964 1/2 with the 170. His is a convertible and has been garaged it's entire life (he bought it new), still has factory paint.
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>>27560829
The 170 is a straight 6 for those who are curious.
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>>27560834
we know, goose
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>>27560793
Yes, thank you for recommending them! (Made me feel like a chump for shopping on Moss lel).
Ill be losing a bit of emissions stuff with this upgrade, but hopefully , ill be able to retrofit them and/or find a bribable smog place.
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>>27560863
I'm not geese and we're still in europoor hours so i was being courteous to the poor souls across the pond.
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>>27560932
Europoors are actually where i learned a bit about them, theyve swapped 200ci's into mgs and other micro cars
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>>27560883
Well you lose a lot of the purpose of the strombergs so I am not sure you will be able to refit.
Off the top of my head you lose the temp comp, the decel bypass valve(or whatever its called).
Oh while you are in there, it may be worth pulling your anti-runon valve, it probably wasn't needed with strombergs and isn't needed much more with two HS6's
Not my car though so do what you see as best, I am just basing a lot of it off of desmogging TR7s
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Picked this up for 600 bucks, it's an 81. Doesn't run or drive and the passenger floor pans gone but I'd like to think I got a good deal
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carburetors are bullshit
fuck this shit
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>>27561147
Also I posted in the qtddtot thread but I might have better luck here. I'd like to clean and rebuild the carb in it to see if I can get her to crank but I have no idea what kind of Holley this is, I can't find a serial number anywhere to get a rebuild kit. Anyone know what it is?
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>>27560567
thrillhouse
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>>27561158
That's a 4360, a Holley competitor to the q-jet. Looking like that, I'd get something that's in better condition.
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>>27561200
ur spending way too much money on that 200, you even painted the valve cover
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>>27561333
at some point im going to take the head off and hack a 2x2 onto it but right now im just going to drive it
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>>27561356
but ur still gonna fill the radiator w piss right?
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>>27561325
I have a freshly rebuilt 600cfm Holley from my d600 I can use. How does a 350 behave with that much?
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>>27561325
Ya I wouldn't bother with that.
Just get a standard spread bore 4150/4160 and be happy.
I wouldn't throw that 4360 away, but let it live in a box on a shelf and throw it in the trunk when you sell the camaro.
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>>27561378
https://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Carburetorsizeselection.htm

350c.i. @ 6,500RPM's with 75% efficiency comes out to 493 cfm.
Holley sucks and you can get a 600 double pumper like yours for about $250 but a proper 485 with vac secondaries is nearly 800 bucks.
That 600 will be your best choice at the end of the day.
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>>27561410
>*holley marketing sucks
I love the product, hate the management.
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>>27560863
Why are you such a faggit?
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>>27561013
Yes, the heating coil, the gulp valve and the egr valve I believe. Been thinking about removing the AROV (especially since I accidentally snapped one of the inlents).
Ill see how she runs though with the new carbs and go from there
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>>27559783
Next day update

Got a new coil connector, cleaned the old clips off of rust cause I didn't wanna splice stuff on.

Car runs "fine" I don't know what a good running car feels like.

Next on my list is coolant hoses and a new thermostat before summer gets here
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>>27562178
Pics?
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>>27562262
bump
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>>27561147
Any car at all is worth 600 bucks, you can probably immediately part it out if you want
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>>27561377
yeah, your mom's piss
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>>27563084
prime boomer post
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>>27563063
i wonder if these are are cheaper than a funnel
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>>27563084
Ew, who's that crumpled old witch in the passenger seat?
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>>27563287
>thing made for boomers and fogies
Definitely not
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The Thunderbird sold before I could take a look at it. damn
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>>27560829
I drove base-stock '66 coupe for a while. Straight six, three-speed floor shift. Real "high schooler's first pony car" vibes.
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>>27563293
That’s my sister, incel zoomer
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>>27562262
Full spread look,will follow up with what I suspect is a Reagan administration age coolant hose
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>>27567637
>open hood for a look
>old salts materialize out of the ether talking about oil bath systems and hiding hooch in the floorboards when they were kids
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>>27567637
Shouldn't be able to tell the difference from an efi car when it's warmed up. Smooth and responsive.
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>>27567667
I wish I never would have tossed my oil bath.
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>>27567711
>smooth and responsive
I mean, it is at times, but warmed up she really begins to blow smoke out of the case hose that goes to the air cleaner, and since I can't get a thinline filter one anymore, all new air filters are 2 large, so all the bypass smoke vents into the engine bay.

And when I've given her a real good warm up she slowly dies if left idling, but you know what, she runs and I'm out of money


So the car is fine, rifle is fine

Also, I fucking love thick carpet
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Now that I verified everything time to put this old motor back together and see if she’ll make some power.
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>>27567803
wat car?
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>>27567803
blowby? check the pcv rattles when you shake it, can clean it out with brake cleaner. it shouldnt be so much that it is coming out of the breather on the air filter housing

sounds like more carb problems, ive seen the tubes (forget name) on the motorcraft 2bbls crack frequently that will flood the engine at a hot idle. i'd also ditch all the thermistor switches and shit, just run vacuum advance, evap, and booster straight to manifold, egr to ported. cleans up the appearance of the engine bay too.

i am not familiar with the carbs on the 255/302 though
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>>27568106
>tubes
emulsion tubes
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Didn't have time to get to it today but I'm having trouble with my car. Last night the car broke down while I was testing it she would make highway speeds and wouldn't start back up or crank properly. After getting towed checked charge and battery was not even charging at all.
>Previous owner put a new alternator on.
>The regulator has never been touched AFAIK.
>Battery is new this fall and holds a charge and discharges properly.
>Just installed a new mini-starter last weekend
>Noticed there might be a small wire possibly pinched in between the valve cover and alternator
>Alternator belt is tight and well tensioned
>Car runs out of power on it's own within 2-7 days depending.
>All lights except high beams work, flashers/signals all work
>Gear select, gas gauge, ammeter, tach, and oil gauge backlights all work
>temperature gauge, speedometer backlights do not work
>tachometer, ammeter, gas gauge all work.
>speedometer, temp gauge, and oil gauge do not work.
>interior turn signal indicators work
>brake and high beam indicator lamps do not work.
>no interior lightbulbs of any sort are currently working
>fender turn signals do not work
>marker lights not installed or working
>windshield wipers not installed, but functional motors
>heater fully functional
>rear defogger not currently operational
>radio unknown condition, currently unplugged
I really don't think any of the interior components would be running after the car is off, so that leads me to think there is something up with the alternator and the service manual seems to agree with me.
Any ideas? I have electrical gremlins to chase tomorrow.
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>>27561200
Inline six best six
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>>27547387
you just KNOW
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>>27567803
I forgot. The typical go-to is to get a pre-smog 289/302 carb. You can get em on eBay for $50 or reman on rockauto from autoline with a decent warranty. Dont forget the base gasket.

>>27568111
Yes
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>>27568097
75 monarch

>>27568106
New carb,Amazon grade

And I don't know what them fancy words like thermistor means

>>27568653
Try new coil and make sure coil connection is snug,recently solved 90% of my issues cause it was full of dead spiders

>>27569446
I am out of money, I won't have any for some time, was just gonna drive it cause it works now, not great, but I can drive it
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>>27570548
thermistor is that thing two vacuum hoses going into a heater hose is, dont actually remove it, just bypass it.
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Bumperimo
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>>27571101
basterd bich
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>>27571108
How do you feel about the memes/hate towards you geese? And why do you tripfag outside of threads like this one?
(I'm genuinely asking BTW, not trying to troll)
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>>27571151
I like to flip the accelerator pump cam on my holley upside down
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>>27571225
you'd have some stories to tell your kids if your balls ever drop
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>>27571323
ill drop them on your nose
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>>27571323
kek, like you're one to talk, retarded fatass
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>>27571323
Honestly, that's a steal at this point, 79 Ford anything can still generally get parts for and work on
Sure you've probably got a climb ahead of you, but it'll work
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>>27543095
Buying a fiat126 polski to restore next week.
Will post pictures, the rustgy7 scares me.
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>order hood from MGOC spares
>200$
>shipping is 400$
What the fuck.
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>>27572268
Sack up and get to work, m8. You in Warsaw?
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So I the carb I have on my engine I'm building is insufficient on paper. Based on research I need somewhere in the ballpark of 700-800 CFM to supply the RPMs I want.
I need something with following:
>Manual choke (none is fine, but only if nothing is else is available)
>No plastic
>No electronics or computers (purely mechanical)
>Non-EFI
>700-800 CFM
>4-barrel
>Ideally using Mopar style throttle linkage, but universal fit is fine.
>Dont really care about finish so much, but a stock-appearing instead of shiny or powder coated would be preferred especially if it's cheaper.
>No kickdown preferred if possible because it's going on a 4-speed car.
>Supplying 10.5:1 on 94 super premium
>Don't care about year or originality, as I know some late model police cars technically used similar Rochester 4-barrel 800 CFM units to the ones 327 GMs in the 60s used in special order, but as long as it fits and does the job I'm happy since it will be hiding under a stock style air cleaner.
I tried using Summit's search function but it's woefully underequipped for searching specifics because it excludes a ton of results for arbitrary reasons despite otherwise fitting the needs. I tried reusing a few older carbs I had lying around at the suggestion of others who said I wouldn't need 700+ CFM to build power but all of them aren't supplying enough and I feel like I'm wasting money on the dyno listening to them
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>>27572867
I hate to give such a short reply but the 650 vaccum secondary brawer on my 408w gives me a good read on my afr and is scary fuckin fast despite people telling me that I need a 750 minimum.
I'm sure if I put a bigger one on it'd make some more power but it's not the end of the world to leave it as is right now.
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>>27572938
I've got a 650 CFM Holley right now but it's not making thw peak power I have on paper and I want to make the most use of dyno time before I put it in the car.
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>>27573001
>dyno tuning
ok yeah then you actually are beyond my help other than to say either your intake/cam combo is not working or you obviously do need a bigger carb.
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>>27572938
Remember that NASCAR guys are making all that power on a 650. 750 wouldn't be needed realistically for you.
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>>27573001
>on paper
That's your problem, not your carb.
And if you don't know about Demon carbs already then you have a long way to go before you have enough experience to put something on paper and have it match in thw real world.
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>>27573261
I put an indicator for when the secondaries actually are 70-100% open and I'll be honest I no longer have any intention to go to a bigger carb, the bitch is fucking terrifying.
it probably wouldn't be as scary if it wasn't for the fact ive got 195/70r14s on the front and 205s/something/14s on the back.
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>>27573344
need to hurry the fuck up and find some 94/95 spindles and put the 8.8 in it and find some 8" wides for the rear
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>>27573351
Get 99/01 Cobra wheels
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>>27573393
I was hoping to get the factory knock off cragers they did around 2009 I think they're still on 5x4.5
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>go to the post office,long skinny carb Screwdriver was on seat because lol gotta tune my carb you never know when


>10 minutes later,it's gone now


Man, not being able to leave my car open or locked is one thing, but I can't even leave the windows ajar in broad daylight without methheads going for shit


That was a 20$ driver
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>>27573344
Man, I wish I could find some 195 75 r14s
Stock size just feels better, I'm stuck on 205s
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>>27572867
I just want my carb to be balanced ;_;
Always too rich or lean
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>>27573765
what I find anything less than 225-70r14s to be completely unstable and understeery and feels fucking dangerous, that being said the last pair I bought were uniroyals which apparently have a bad reputation.
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>>27573783
the best 14 I ever had was hankook kinergy sts, if I had to drive down pikes peak with fucking oil running top to bottom of the black top I'd have these cunts on
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>>27573393
The '95 Cobra R style are the best looking rims for a fox body, even on an LX trim.
It was annoying 20 years ago when half the fox body's on the road had them but 79-93 mustangs are getting slim nowadays so you don"t have to worry about being just another aftermarket clone.
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>>27573783
when i beat on my wagon i found the rims were very narrow for the tall tire profile, something stiffer was necessary
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>>27570548
>I don't know what them fancy words like thermistor means
Idjit meant Thermactor, which is Ford's exhaust Air Injection system which blew air into the exhaust to both dilute the emissions out the tailpipe and improve catalyst efficiency. Depending on engine temp that system needs to blow air in at the heads or downstream at the cat and that is controlled by a Thermal Vacuum Switch. FWIW, that big silver thing next to the dipstick is a muffler for the Thermactor system for when the system needs to dump air, such as deceleration, since air injection at the wrong time can cause exhaust backfires.

As for it running poorly, try to figure out what it wants. Try hitting it with a quick shot of carb cleaner down the carb with it idling and see if it improves briefly. If it does, then that means it's lean, if not then it might be too rich. No joy there? Rig for a power balance somehow even if it's just pulling plug wires out of the cap one at a time (use something insulated to do it lol). One cylinder doesn't make a difference? Hit that one with a compression gauge real quick. And so on. Point being is it looks like you've got he basics in place now you need to learn to sort a car out and figure out how to figure things out. I did it a long time ago and you can too.
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>>27571225
You're not alone brotha

>>27572867
>stock-appearing instead of shiny
The shiny carbs are a response to ethanol in the fuel. The older yellow chromate finish performs poorly with it over time and allows corrosion of the metal.
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>>27551696
Her Twink, the hs6's I got now have those rubber mounts you were talking about. Do you think it's alright to delete them?
I test fit everything, but as it stands, I have no room for the air filters (the brake booster is in the way.
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>>27568957
Inline sex
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>>27574381
Sup Massachusetts bumpsidebro? Any new shit going on with you/your rides?
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>>27574392
whoops I got excited. I meant dentside.
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>>27546449
Did you take that pic with a bowl of coleslaw?
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God I should really go out and work on the tr7 today, though I am still waiting on stuff
>>27574190
They kind of have a purpose, though I assume you have HS4s and it looks like you can actually remove those spacers.
You are probably good to remove them, the only issue I could see is fuel frothing from the vibrations and a bit of heat making it to them.
Also I was tossing out some TR7 junk and came across some carbs and got to thinking about your venture c:
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>>27574913
Welp I now have the shim sizes I need
Also I need to grab some bits to put the suspension in
Also
>https://www.radialequity.com/news/moss-rimmer
Holy hell British car ownership just got a lot more expensive
Between this and victoria british going to the wayside where can you get cheap parts in the future
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really not confident one handing this cunt, it goes down the road like a fucking matress
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>>27574398
>48mp camera
>takes bad photos
many such cases
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>know every classic shitbox in the area
>just drive around for 2 hours on Friday's and Saturday's and try to drive past a few while aimlessly going a round, but never ask if they are for sale
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Man, someone stole Nivlac57's Studebaker.

Did roadkill ever find their mazdarati?
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>>27576861
Are you me?
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>>27577284
It was probably a spic. There are so many of those little abhorent goblins around these days it is insane. TOTAL SPIC DEATH AFTER TOTAL KIKE DEATH
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>>27577407
Real or tribute?
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>>27577402
I drove like 40 miles in total and bought a 99 cent grapeade at one place and 15 miles away and 2 hours later bought 2/$1.09 bags of peanuts. I did get a $400 ikea standing desk that was on the curb though so this time it wasn't a total waste of gas.
Drove by
>the Geo that's being overtaken by scrubs
>10 year unmoved driveway Nova
>MK IV
>MK VI sitting on a trailer that's been there for like 8 months since he refuses to drop the price, same place has like 30 cars just sitting there for no reason
>the daily driver El Camino parked on street
I keep hoping to find the 2nd gen Monte Carlo I saw when it was outside a garage a few streets over but I only saw it the one time.
I didn't go by it then, but there is this one fenced in lot that has a few dozen 50's 60's cars just sitting there rotting and I've never seen one removed or parts taken off them or anything, fucking boomers. I wish I knew what the fuck it was or who owns it.
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>>27577409
Real race car didn’t see owner
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steering box is leaking worse than ever.
>$750
Guess i'll just keep topping it up
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>>27578726
Do they not have seal kits?
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>>27578730
It's worn to the point that the sector shaft is wobbling and causing the leak. Seal kit is 20% the cost of a Red-Head unit so I may as well bite the bullet. maybe next year.
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>>27570548
>replaced everything
>near the end out of frustration did the alternator test with a multimeter and checking the ammeter on my dash
>the alternator despite being brand new like a week before purchasing it from the guy who sold the car was shot
>mfw every single part I replaced other than the starter and fuel pump was probably functioning correctly
>

i guess i won't be having many electrical problems for the foreseeable future, but my poor wallet..
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should new link bar roller lifters make a light sewing machine sound?
I can only hear it when i have the hood open and am near the valvecover
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>>27578854
>>27578854
I just misdiagnosed my alternator a week ago and it was the stupid ground on the regulator was unplugged, i couldnt see it because it was under the regulator
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>>27578932
yes
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>>27578854
>>27578854
Hopefully you kept all the parts you replaced
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>>27578936
Kek, that's probably just as bad as what I just did. I should have started with the alternator test instead of assuming it was all this other shit because I had receipts for a new alternator.
>>27578999
I did so now I have spares of everything at least... And brand new tools for diagnosing electrical problems in the future! Which will probably come in handy when I redo the wiring harness and start making modifications for a few small stock-appearing things I wanted to add.
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>>27579024
>downgraded to a 60amp alternator doing swapnostics
>weekend is over and dont have time to swap it back
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>>27579030
I usually bust my ass after work to get more shit done on my car when possible. Coworker calls me crazy but I find working on the old beast therapeutic especially when the payoff is getting the thing roadworthy again so I can actually drive her to work
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It's been raining every FUCKING weekend. Not on the weekdays, JUST the weekends...
Goddamnit
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>>27578854
>>27543095
>Electric work is difficult until you stop reading forum posts and buy a multimeter
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>>27579148
>first perfect spring weekend in Alberta
>every single classic in the city hits the pavement
it's a vibe
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>>27579046
This.
Since the weekends have been fucking duds, the only real time I get are the couple hours of sunlight after work.
It's been hard to balance working on the car and doing OT to afford the parts, lel.
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Went and picked up this holley and qjet for $20 each
the qjet is useless to me but its neat, I've ever actually seen one
the holley looks basically brand new inside and out. because the 4160 I already have isn't working and this new one is clean I just threw it on my truck and tried to get it running
spoiler alert: still doesn't run

I fucking hate carburetors
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>>27579249
I love carbonator so much it's unreal
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>>27579249
Pull the float bowl plugs and see where the fuel level is.
You should get just a dribble of fuel to spill out.
That's the main "metering" of a holley. If the level is too high or low it won't run correctly, or at all.
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This thread was a cozy read. It's almost like being on old /o/, actually talking about doing things with cars.
Nice projects you crazy bastards.
That 61 Continental is one nice looking slab. >>27578726
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>>27579151
Big mood. First perfect weekend in BC was a month ago and EVERYONE had their car out except me because of my ongoing fuel system and electrical problems. Made me envious. My count at the end of one day was something like 66 "summer cars" on the road, majority were pre-80s, but a few things like Vipers and GTRs out too.
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Did an oil change on the new ride today.

> Hmm, looks like the previous owner didn't put a copper washer on the drain plug?

After wiping the plug off I find the completely flat remains of the washer, crushed to oblivion from being reused way too many times. One more thing improved! Having trouble reading the oil level now because it's so clean.
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>>27579249
>the holley looks basically brand new
>all the yellow chromate seal coat gone
yeah, no
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>>27579249
Oh, and judging by the epoxy covering the rear needle-and-seat adjustment nut you're gonna need another rear bowl because they probably stripped that one out. Float level could be stupid high and floods the engine out, could be stupid low so there's no fuel in the rear bowl making the carb run lean, or it could be perfect. Thermal changes will make sure that epoxy doesn't last though.
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what to look for when buying C4 vettes?

was crossfire ever fixed or should i really be looking at a lt1 model?
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>>27579894
Don't buy Croosfailure. ATs are actually better than the manual due to issues with the overdrive, if you want to daily it, the digital dash is cool, but expensive to repair.
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>>27580024
its actually just gonna be a track car, the rabbit hole has brought me to the most suitable car for ~$10k, 4th gen f bodies, C5, miata, 300zx, all are more expensive on average.

I see a lot of these have rebuilt trannies, does the torque tube bolt onto just any old 4l60 or is it a unique case? I know the 5 speeds of the era are just weak, i would consider a TKO swap if it was relatively easy.
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>>27579612
no obviously its not ACTUALLY brand new, but its practically spotless inside and doesnt have the dark grey finish that my other holley, and other factory carburetors have.
>>27579620
I swapped the bowl from my other 4160, and a few of the gaskets for good measure since my other holley was freshly rebuilt (but still doesn't work)
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So now that my fuel system, charging system, and starter are all operating properly... Do you lads think the car is able to be driven on a 15 mile commute (total, both ways)? Got new tires, and fresh brake pads too. Friends are overly concerned I'm being premature since I haven't gotten much of a test drive in yet, but I have cumulatively confirmed over previous tests she will do highway speeds with the new fuel pump and just about everything now with the electrical system fixed.
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>>27582016
>Alternator D<-->C
D for Dead?
C for Charging?
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>>27582228
D=Discharging
Ford Shunt Ammeters are basically useless fwiw.
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>>27582255
Whats another style ammeter to use?
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>>27582406
Anything but Ford, you should talk to Twink and use a Lucas.
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>>27578854
Failure on your part to properly diagnose problems will result in light wallet syndrome. The lightness of your wallet is in direct correlation to your stupidity. Maybe next time you’ll check your voltages and amperage draw.
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>>27582016
I don't know dude. There's like 30 other things that contribute to driving reliability. Why don't you listen to your friends a test drive it around on the weekends. Hoon it a bit if you have to. I wouldn't risk your job because of excitement/impatience
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>>27582437
Lucas used thermostat amp meters in the TR7
Its a funny engineering solution at least
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>>27551870
>I'm so smart I dumped $10,000 into a simple truck then scrapped it because I was too stupid to fix it
Really impressive flex, almost as impressive as you coming in here to lie about your life and feel better about how much it sucks. Must be really tough being poor and stupid with a piggy wife and a fetal alcohol syndrome baby.
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>>27582406
>Whats another style ammeter to use?
None, you use a voltmeter instead.

Proper ammeters require that all charging system power go through the meter which is a huge pain in the ass, and all that amperage available routed all over the place inside and out is just asking for a fire. The Shunt ammeter tries to alleviate that by only having a portion of the power go though it but what usually happens is they don't display shit, or so little movement as to be useless.

A voltmeter otoh you just tap into the fusebox, ground the meter and you're in business with a diagnostic aid that you can actually read without burning the car to the ground (Mopars)
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Shunt ammeter
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>>27583655
>A voltmeter otoh you just tap into the fusebox
Or even easier is slapping a pic related into a cigarette lighter/power point
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>>27583666
checked. but calm down satan, could've showed one that looks like it wouldn't have clearance issues with the usb ports
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>>27583666
not really sure why but none of my ciggerate lighters seem to work.
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Pilot has never charged batteries since we got it, and we narrowed it down to the regulator. One quick swap for a new unit and she's back to charging like a champ. All that's left is to run new wires to the fuel gauge and sender, and she'll officially be "an car". Fuck I love this thing.

FIAT has been cast aside for now. Might check timing tomorrow, but if that doesn't yield anything, it'll be head off.
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>>27583788
Did you stick with a mechanical regulator or switch to a solid state?
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>>27583835
Mechanical. It's a nearly identical repro of the original Lucas unit.
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>>27583712
which car is it? Im curious what years are better buys for these cars. '80 was in a pond but everything was intact. '81 rusted out in humidity alone and started having issues with wiring. '82 was a 200k mi WV rusted out shitheap and had 0 wiring or non-salt-related rust issues
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>>27583655
very interdasting. i really had no idea. but suddenly that explains alot of things that I previously blamed on aliens or some guy named Murphy.
>>27583666
>>27583708
whoa, now this is taking it to a whole nother level
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>>27583708
>looks like it wouldn't have clearance
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>>27584033
I dont think the cougar or the capris vig lighters work, the tbirds ciggerate lighter assembly was mysteriously gutted out like somebody was trying to steal the stereo but were too high to remember which to take the 6 cylinders is missing because i needed a place to put autometer guages
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>>27584179
Hahahahahahahahhahajaja
>thinks a Ford cigarette lighter might work after 10 years let alone 60.
Dude I'm a Ford fanatic.
But I'm also a realist.
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>>27582255
Ford Shunt Ammeter? Sir, this is a Mopar Ammeter.
>>27582457
Well I did it anyway
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Got this back in September. Finally in driving condition. Great fun!
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>>27584468
Nice.
I'm not all that knowledgeable on them but what gen is that- as in which rear suspension does it have?
I feel guilty because we used to buy them just for the flat 6 for dune buggies and scrap the rest.
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>tfw the holley carb on my engine currently has an aftermarket or wrong secondary actuation arm that won't allow the secondaries to open with the pedal to the floor
not sure where the hell i buy another or if i just buy a new carb... it looks like the previous owner may have gotten it from a swap meet and it's an old model so I have no idea if this is just an old style but it doesn't match any 1850-4 I can find.
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>>27584618
post pics
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>>27560834
hee hee my '65 with the 200 has 20 more horsepower :)
is yours a fastback or a hardtop?
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i really miss the 55 century estate my parents had when i was a kid. zoomer not boomer, we got rear ended and it was totaled in like 08.
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>>27584334
>this is a Mopar Ammeter.
Oh. Well enjoy your car fire then. Carry on.
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>>27585275

Bread stale come get new bread
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>>27585278
nigger are you fuckin serious
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>>27585452
Non shit stupid faggot thread: >>27585606



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