The Jalopy Journal
Nah, still taking it out of the truck.
Vac modulator good, under valve covers clean so at the moment I suspect it's plain wore out.
Ok, going to change the Smokey SBC in the ot truck.
It already has Edelbrock manifold and carb but I also have a fully rebuilt Qjet and manifold....
Nothing is as easy to get in NZ as it is in the US - the stuff is generally available but the prices would make your eyes water!
But as per my...
I suspect it is plain worn out (can't confirm the mileage but it's high) BUT like a lot of you I always hope for the mythical 'cheap fix'!
Ahem, when I said it smokes it SMOKES!!
Backing into the workshop fills it so full of smoke that it looks like SWAT has paid a visit.
In my experience 75hp at the wheels equals 100hp at the flywheel (give or take one or two hp).
"Your experience may vary"
Yep, that's the plan, I have heard of this issue with the intake gasket not sealing the bottom of the ports, even saw it on an episode of Fantom...
It's auto TH350
My suspicion too, 57Fargo - possibly even damage to a piston on the passenger side as evidenced by the 'puffs' of smoke on a regular basis.
Hi All, I know generally only God knows what's wrong with a motor before it's pulled down
But here goes; got an '8Os' OT truck with sbc, possibly...
Is that even a word?
Or is it one of those words that you can use as an option, like frost plug vs freeze-plug vs core-plug?
And watch your wiring knowledge is up to scratch - I unintentionally through ignorance wired the back-up light circuit in a T-bar Mustang shifter...
To do a quick repaint of a rim while the tyre is still on it make a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water.
With a 2" paint brush paint this...
Do none of the Aussie speed shops stock Holley rebuild kits on their shelves? you quote of $30 seems steep if it's being posted internally in Aus...
Me? I'll stick with 400hp and 480ft.lb. of torque that has gone 30+ years and a heap of miles without needing anything much more than oil and...
Awesome reunion, awesome rebuild!
My 2-cents: the threaded portion is designed for a straight push-pull force, not a bending up-down force as per front of rear lower lift bars.
Same age, same attitude.
Why do weekend jobs now take all week to do - and why do things weigh so much more these days?
Thanks Chris, much appreciated!
Anybody got a pic of how those bottom radiator spring fit? My '37 Ford arrived semi-kitset so unsure how/where the spring go.
Like Bandit Billy sez: "A waxed car with dirty tires looks like wearing a tuxedo with dirty tennis shoes" -
so unless your car is an old shitta...
Yep, got the one on my Thunderbird rebuilt and went from 13mpg to 18pmg.
Too lean an idle possibly...
But first check the choke is not coming off too soon ie before the motor is warned up.
Welcome from the Deep South Mimi.
You go to the Beach Hop?
If so might see you there.
That's exactly how it should be - the lighter the load on the motor the more advance you get, the more economy you get - and that's just one...
I suspect a '66 Tbird housing will be too wide for your car, by the sound of it an 8" from a Mustang would be a more logical choice imho.
Looks like a customised FJ Holden from Australia?
Im surprised at the cooling claim, I run 2.75 gears and 285-70-15" tyres (real tall!) on the rear and my 429 doesn't overheat even on cruise night.
Thanks for that guys, it's a stock front end except for a disc brake conversion.
In any event I am going to replace king pins, spindles, brake...
On taking the front axle of my 37 Ford apart I found a real thin shim washer under the bearing on the right hand side, the left side did not have...
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