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  • Franz©
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    It'll take a while Chris, but the day will come when getting there a bit later won't matter in the overall scheme of things.

    Shoot, I felt a lot better when I calculated out what it would have cost to store that new 66 production Cobra Carole Shelby was trying to sell me.
    Inflation calculator made me feel better too.
    Probably would have smashed it up anyhow.
    Or somebody would have swiped it like my 66 Chevelle.

    Actually, I found the haulazz and braking of the little woman's 13 Hyundai Sonata quite impressive, and her 12 Sonata was no slouch either, the few times I drove it. Maybe it's just slower reaction time.

    Last ticket I got to the Policeman Ball was from the granddaughter of the cop who sold me the first for 85mph passing a slowpoke. She got me for a burned out headlight which I had discovered 20 minutes earlier. Little beach generated me a ticket from her in car computer printer. Family genetics in her family lend to the entire group being rectums.

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  • Chris401
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    Yes I used to be but weren't most men? I was never one to care much for what the law thinks. However, one day and many thousand dollars latter we realize it is time to grow up. One sad day I realized my horse shoe shapped 2 door 79 Cutlass was no General Lee and my 65 F-100 with another blown engine was no 1970 Dodge Challenger.

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  • Franz©
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    I'm beginning to think Chris is a developing scofflaw.

    Our potholepaths in NY do not allow speeds over 30 mph unless you desire repairs.
    NY Politicians tell us it is impossible to have roads that don't become pothole paths due to the number of freeze/thaw cycles sustained per year. Oddly Toronto has the same number of cycles, and they have to employ stickers of potholes on their pavement to keep speed down.

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  • Noel
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    75mph... I'm going to have to visit Texas just to blow the carbon out.

    I don't think we have a road in Canada that allows for anything above 110k, or 68mph? Not that I haven't been clocked over it...twice in one day actually, but it seemed a high number hearing it mentioned?
    It's really just a buck twenty. Saying it like that doesn't sound so bad does it?



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  • Chris401
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    Originally posted by Noel View Post
    Is it just me or do you drive fast Chris? What's the speed limit in your parts because you are cruising over it in most areas I'm accustomed to driving? Lol. You by chance a hooligan?
    No gang affiliation but i have been called a hooligan before. Speed limit here is 75 on most roads in Texas, too fast for about half of them.

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  • Noel
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    Is it just me or do you drive fast Chris? What's the speed limit in your parts because you are cruising over it in most areas I'm accustomed to driving? Lol. You by chance a hooligan?

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  • Chris401
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    Tore it down and reset everything back to stock settings. I came to the conclusion that my truck is too low geared to provide adequate vacuum at cruising speeds of 70-85 mph. Currently I am running 4.10 gears and no over drive. 70 mph=3000 rpm. I have had 3.54 gears and a small Brown Lipe 5531-A sitting in the shop for over a year. Doesn't make sense does it?

    Swapped in a small block 77 Corvette Quadrajet in it's place till I get the gearing right so I can try again.

    At one time I had a 68 327 Chevelle Quadrajet on this truck. 13-13.4 mpg at 80. Nice plug color with bank 2 slightly darker. Of course I had to "fix" it. Once I put the same length of rods and balanced the idle circuit it no longer was a 13 mpg truck.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    That’s the best idea I’ve heard in a good while.

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  • aametalmaster
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    All this engine talk woke me up. I too have a BB Ford waiting to go into my '64 Fairlane. I got rid of my spare 429 and my old 302 when i moved. There also is a 503 GMC straight 6 that was here at the farm when i moved in. It was the spare motor from my uncles semi who also lived here. It would be a cool rat rod engine...Bob

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  • Franz©
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    453 with Jake in front of 13 speed Road Ranger into a divorced transfer case kids.

    Love that Jake rolling downhill into the village.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Love those old ford trucks. She sounds like a pile of ponies gettin ready for a 1/4 mile sprint.

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  • Noel
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    You mentioned old Ford parts and it makes sense now. Nice old truck. Sounded cool...not like the weather cool. Lumpy cam cooler. I read the full choke mention but still, rumpha, rumpha, rumpha.
    I also like the breather. I'm a sucker for twins. And the duct work, that was bonus point on follow thru.

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  • Chris401
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    9° cold start sounded too good not to record. Tee shirt weather for some of the northern members.

    https://youtu.be/kumD1h5A2FQ

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  • Chris401
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    I overhauled the engine in 2013. It should be fine unless the lean condition broke some of the top rings. No signs of cylinder scaring when I pulled the heads. Here is what it looked like a couple of years ago when I was experimenting with a high volume pump and low pressure. Didn't help any climbing hills when loaded so I went back to the 6 psi 33 gallons an hour pump. Didn't want to invest too much into this temporary engine. I have another engine family in the works now. The group will see more on it once I start on the bell housing.

    Notice the 440 air cleaner? It is from a 1974 motor home. The ducts are the heater ducts from the same motor home. The Thermoquad is on a shelf waiting for me to make up my mind.

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  • Noel
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    You can stuff anything you want into any kind of hole but some things do fit better then others. I'd go with easy.

    I've attached a few exploded views of the carb or what I guess it to be. I can email you the PDF if you PM with a email address.
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    As far as the heads, I'd disassemble, wire wheel the crusty off, check for stem wear, if no burnt or broken valves, relapping and reassemble.
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ID:	600211While you've really given away little information on the condition of the rest of the engine, a little effort goes a long way to fixing things for the better. Don't over think it. You do that it's going to cost you more money. New valves, seals, valve guides, springs, keepers, screw in studs and nuts. Why stop there, roller rockers and new push rods, maybe some lifters and why not do a cam and timing chain? Some point too ask, why not go LS and fuel injection?







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