The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mcmopar, Jul 29, 2017.
Water was there from one of those fancy a.c. type cars.
Suspect you already know, but your hi-idle is caused by the choke hi-idle cam. Shame you lost the wind in the tire, but also suspect the rim has a bit of rusty bits on the bead area. Seems like a lot of weight on that wheel, you might want to try spinning the tire on the rim and see if you can get a more balanced combination of wheel and tire.
Hope you get to where you're heading!
Might require a tube on a wheel that old? Or do you have a pretty abvious puncture?
Wrong tube was put in and it has a fold in side that wore a hole in it. Now I bought a second tube for the driver side, do I change it now or roll the dice, and I see snake eyes in my future.
Inside of rim was cleaned with wire brush before wheel was mounted.
I seen an old timer use baby powder in the tire before the tube when in to help the tube get the folds out.
Yup. Baby, talcum powder.
Your call about changing the other side but most tire shops won't touch a tire with a tube in it so you might be ahead to just go ahead and do it.
Also some people put the tube in the tire and inflate it all the way and then air it out and re fill it to proper psi to prevent it from folding. Just a thought
If it is a new tube you want to inflate it out of the tire then deflate it use the baby powder in the tire install tube then inflate it some and move the valve stem to the side to let the air out from between the tube and tire then fill to liking.
Changing header gaskets I noticed that 2 valves were white. This didn't seem normal to me, is it?
Anything I have to add is second hand so basically worth about as much as a google search. But I'll give the thread a bump so someone like @squirrel can give you a real answer
Generally white indicates the presence of coolant. Are you noticing any coolant loss oh having overheating?
Yeah but it can even happen from just being to rich or lean its not un common for the exhaust valves to be white.
Hey @porknbeaner want to weigh in?
-also bump to the top for anyone else who's got info. I put my bets on it being fine though
He was just over here and said "yeah he's probably fine tell him to call me later and I'll explain it a little more but don't sweat it"
LOL we used to try and find cars that were running that clean.
Made it to Hudson Iowa and so far so good. Front springs are to light. They are 550 pound QA1 springs. I am looking for some 700 pounders if anyone knows where I can buy a set on this trip.
You can call speedway and have them sent to my house in Kansas City. They should be here by the morning if you call them now.
Also if you don't want to change it in a driveway we can probably find a lift for you to use
You could also try pete and jakes they may have some? They're along your route
Well reports tell me he's made it to Kansas City and is hunting for a tube for the front tire he didn't swap out. Otherwise sounds like he's been trucking pretty good!
Tell him to try Boulevard Tire on SWBlvd if he's on that end of town?
Wow....never seen THAT one before. Something bound up somewhere? ??
Got it fixed and they are back on the road to joplin after a few hours of bs'ing
Much cooler in person!
Need tires balanced when we get there, but I am getting there. It was good to meet Tim and I think he was cooler in person to. Good to see both of ya.
Hey Tony Mc,
Glad to see you taking on the problems and working them out! I'm sending good vibes from New England to speed you on your way!
Good luck, Be safe , truck looks PISSAH!
Dipped my toes in the water on the way. Thanks Mike.
If you need a hand, gimme a holler. I'll be in Kansas City this morning then head to Pete and Jakes about 11 or so.
See you there.
Our group should be there about the same time
Everything is looking good so far. Getting ready to go to the swap meet. See ya all when ya get here.
Tires balanced drives better. Wanted to make the swap meet but had to fix the truck.
Made it to the drags, and had a blast. Best time was my second pass at 15.39. After that pass the truck had problems that I am going to say was the heat. When I went from 3rd to 4th I lost power and had to dance on the gas. Leaving the track was the same. As I got closer to hotel it seems to have worked itself out. I will find out on the way home. Met alot of guys one here and it was cool to put a face to a name .
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