The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Jan 12, 2009.
Yanked the carby again and this time I completely disassembled the carb, used spray carb cleaner and compressed air to completely clean it and reassembled it, checking the float level. Cleaned all secondary wiring connections, screwed in a fresh set of NGKs and set the gap at 0.040 instead of 0.035. Cleaned all the contacts in the cap and cleaned cap and rotor. Fiddled with fuel pressure, adjusted idle mix and the corny early AFB air idle valve and went for a ride....still seems fat but no more bucking and flames out the carb.....pulls strong with the secondarys working now. Exhaust note sounds crisp after the engine warms up.
I ordered a new Mallory unilite cap and rotor. I think it's gonna be ok now.
did you check the timing?
Rocky - the idle air bleed system can be difficult to adjust with today's fuel.
There should be a dimple on the lower body where a conventional curb idle screw would be located. Drill through the dimple with a number 21 drill; then tap for a 10x32 machine screw. Now add a conventional curb idle screw and spring from an AFB with the conventional idle setup. Bottom the idle air screw (assuming you have a conventional camshaft).
In the "for what its worth" category, the idle air bleed was a requirement from GM, NOT a Carter requirement.
And the idle air bleed (after the above-mentioned modification) is exceptionally useful with a big cam; as it is a controlled, adjustable air bleed. Think of the holes often drilled, and redrilled, and redrilled (until they are too large ) in throttle plates to help the idle with a big cam. That screw will eliminate the need for drilling.
I added a switch on my dash going to the coil to turn off just for that reason Rocky.
Posted some photo on the yahoo cup thread that Pete and Jakes posted on Facebook of Rocky’s steed.
But here are some photos I noticed today of rocky making it happen at the hamb drags
Nice Rocky. Gear change or trouble?https://www.facebook.com/Hotrod-a-rama-The-Ressurection-619686815194689/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Rocky changing out of his track gears. I think he got second for the Yahoo Cup.
Yup....yanked out the 2.71 road gears and swapped in a pair of 4.62s for the track. This week I'll swap in a pair of 3.54s for all around driving. Those 2.71 howl LOUD at about 75mph on the hiway! I got home early afternoon and my ears are still ringing..
Thanks for the photos! That's me and Fatasswhitewalls leaning and looking.
Man the cars looked/sounded so good sprinting down the on ramp!
Here’s are a few more photos I’ve found from this thread
I've been slowly buying just the right wheels for the car. While I like the Chrysler wires, I don't love them. I love American torque thrusts. Not the new ones, the old originals.
Two weeks ago I was able to score the front runners, a pair of old 14X6's. Now, to be accurate, these are not real Americans. They're old J.A. Pans. Cast in Japan, many outlets sold these wheels. Mine were sold as Appliance brand wheels..I'll have to buy a pair of chevy bolt pattern rotors from Speedway to mount them but they just barely clear my metric calipers.
I was able to find new 14" tires and ordered then yesterday. I took off the genuine plastic center caps [with a big "A" on them] with all but one last screw coming loose after soaking a week in PB Blaster. I had to heat the aluminum around the screw before it finally came loose. I'll glass bead the centers and polish the lip areas.
Rears are real, live American torque thrust in 8.5X15 with the right amount of offset to clear the inner fenders. I'll mount them all up over the winter.
I'll keep the wire wheels to change up the look when I feel like it. One of my front wire wheels is bent but I have a good, straight replacement coming to replace it. I'll have to have it sand blasted [it's rusty chrome] and powder coated to match the other 3 .
Behold the new wheels!
Looking good, Rocky!
Love those wheels, I ran the same style and size big and littles on my old Plymouth with Radirs on the back and Cokers on the front
Heck yeah! Still messing with the steelies as well?
Your car looks great but these will really look the part
I have always love the look of the simple cast and painted 5 spokes, I honestly believe they are the best looking hot rod wheel ever.
I like your wires but these just scream hot rod! HRP
Torq Thrusts = race car.
Yeah, Tim....they're kinda back-burner but I'm still working on them. Trying to figure out how to put 40-48 ford caps on the IHC wheels ....the caps are just a leetle too big. Maybe a quick file job on the "bumps" would do it, I dunno.
Yeah, I’m sure there’s some wiggle room on the wheel and the cap to make it work some how.
Excited to see it on the 5 spokes. I think it’ll look bitchin. I made sure the A and the 46 had the same bolt pattern so I could swap wheels and tires around between the two. Though chrome reverse probably look cooler on the A than 35 wires would on the 46 lol.
I have 46 caps on IHC wheels on my Roadster, it was only a matter of going around the inner rim of the cap and dressing it slightly with a hammer.
can't go wrong with a TTO wheel.. had them on my 56 Nomad and 62 Bonneville Wagon.. 15x7 & 15x8.. I have a set of big Ford bolt pattern Ansen 5 spokes for my 36 if I need a more Hot Rod look than Kustom.. LOL .. car looks great...I would love to have a set of magnesium 5 spoke .. but those are out my price range..
I have wheel Smith 40-8 ford style wheels on the 46 right now and stock/ wheel vintique caps fit so damn tight you can’t hardly get them off. So wheel smith sells caps for their wheels, I bet they’d fit your ihc wheels. Speedway stocks them I believe and they look just like the ford options
Hmmm...may have to look into that, Tim. Thanks
Liking your choice in wheels for your 2nd set I’m running the same
Can’t wait to see this-!!
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