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Old 3/8/10, 08:20 AM
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funny how after a few times, pulling the deck now is sorta old-hat. I know I never, ever would have touched it before if not for Bill and everyone else's encouragement. Now it's not a problem at all ... .but with luck I won't have to do it again for some time.


Well my POS Ford stranded me yesterday and I found the gas, whoops I mean MASSIVE gas leak. Starting the engine and idling the gas FLOODS out of the top of the carb. I've seen some weird stuff with carbs before but never something like this. SOOoooo.... it's going to be 200 bucks to get a new one which is too bad really, but what can you do. She's a tough ol ***** to start and get running and hopefully a tune up will help. If not dropping in a BBF may have to happen faster than I wanted, ....

Hell I ain't spending money on the Mustang as much anymore, so why not, right ?
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SOOoooo.... it's going to be 200 bucks to get a new one which is too bad really, but what can you do.
Gas leaks = bad
Good you found the leak. What carb are you getting as a replacement? Does it have a 2-bbl now?
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Old 3/8/10, 07:45 PM
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. I've seen some weird stuff with carbs before but never something like this. SOOoooo.... it's going to be 200 bucks to get a new one which is too bad really, but what can you do.
Hell I ain't spending money on the Mustang as much anymore, so why not, right ?
Hey Brian.

Sounds like a float or needle valve problem
You should be able to get a rebuild kit for the carb for around $50.00.

Check out this site. http://www.carburetor.ca/carbs/catal...uck/index.html
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Originally Posted by Lennyb44 View Post
Hey Brian.

Sounds like a float or needle valve problem
You should be able to get a rebuild kit for the carb for around $50.00.

Check out this site. http://www.carburetor.ca/carbs/catal...uck/index.html
I remember those days, carb cleaner dip has a distinct smell I kinda like it. 2 barrel should be cake, just don't forget what went where. Carb rebuilds are a lost art for most of us modern D-Swingers!

Here you go Brian this may give you encouragement>

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I think I need to buy something old, with a carb on it so I can figure out how to work on them
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I've decided against that Mustang...it's **** close to what I want, but I'm just super worried about the accident on the front end

beside that, I was going to have to spend a pretty good bit to get it done right

I'm going to keep looking, hopefully I'll be able to find the stock version of that one with about 50k miles, it's difficult to find ones like that, but I've waited long enough for one, I'll wait till I find just the one I want.
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Originally Posted by StangMahn View Post
I've decided against that Mustang...it's **** close to what I want, but I'm just super worried about the accident on the front end

beside that, I was going to have to spend a pretty good bit to get it done right

I'm going to keep looking, hopefully I'll be able to find the stock version of that one with about 50k miles, it's difficult to find ones like that, but I've waited long enough for one, I'll wait till I find just the one I want.
I think that's wise reasoning David.

It won't hurt you not to buy it, but it could hurt you if you did. So to speak.
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Originally Posted by StangMahn View Post
I've decided against that Mustang...it's **** close to what I want, but I'm just super worried about the accident on the front end

beside that, I was going to have to spend a pretty good bit to get it done right

I'm going to keep looking, hopefully I'll be able to find the stock version of that one with about 50k miles, it's difficult to find ones like that, but I've waited long enough for one, I'll wait till I find just the one I want.
Good move David! Just be patient and get what you really want! Just keep looking, the good ones
are out there. It took me three months to find mine
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Originally Posted by StangMahn View Post
I think I need to buy something old, with a carb on it so I can figure out how to work on them
There is a romance about working on something old and bringing it back to life. You know the Frankenstien Theory! It takes a special discipline to know where you draw the line otherwise it can get very expensive over the long haul. That said budget builds are very satisfying I'd love to have a rusty old hot rod with jacked paint but a sound power plant and drive train! Someday!
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Good move David! Just be patient and get what you really want! Just keep looking, the good ones
are out there. It took me three months to find mine
I just listened to VI today! Chill'in going home from work. YO VIP>!

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Originally Posted by JedCranium View Post
I remember those days, carb cleaner dip has a distinct smell I kinda like it. 2 barrel should be cake, just don't forget what went where. Carb rebuilds are a lost art for most of us modern D-Swingers!

Here you go Brian this may give you encouragement>

This too>
Dangit Jed. I just finished dinner.
Now I'm gagging on the memory of carb dip.

Nice thing about the website I referenced, the carb numbers are linked to exploded diagrams of the carb.
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I just listened to VI today! Chill'in going home from work. YO VIP>!



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There is a romance about working on something old and bringing it back to life. You know the Frankenstien Theory! It takes a special discipline to know where you draw the line otherwise it can get very expensive over the long haul. That said budget builds are very satisfying I'd love to have a rusty old hot rod with jacked paint but a sound power plant and drive train! Someday!
I loved working on my '68... Granted, I *had* to work on it cause it was in such bad condition, but it taught me a lot... Some day I'll get another one to tinker with...
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Gas leaks = bad
Good you found the leak. What carb are you getting as a replacement? Does it have a 2-bbl now?
it wasn't a gas leak, it was a gas fountain I figure that the float was stuck and it overflowed the carb with fuel. I really can't describe how bad it was. I'm rocking the 2V, yo!

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Hey Brian.

Sounds like a float or needle valve problem
You should be able to get a rebuild kit for the carb for around $50.00.

Check out this site. http://www.carburetor.ca/carbs/catal...uck/index.html
Pretty sure a float was stuck in the down position, but I decided against a kit. Main reasoning, and I'll try to get a pic up on Wed, is that there is a hole in the top of the fuel bowl and it is from this hole that the fountain gushes. Got a reman for 200 bux and once I saw that it did not have the hole on the top like the one on the truck I thought that spending money on a kit that may not fix the problem would be better spent on a *new* carb.

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I remember those days, carb cleaner dip has a distinct smell I kinda like it. 2 barrel should be cake, just don't forget what went where. Carb rebuilds are a lost art for most of us modern D-Swingers!

Here you go Brian this may give you encouragement>

This too>
I've rebuilt Motorcrap and Rottenchesters before, not as easy as a Holley 4bbl, so it doesn't completely scare me. What bothered me is, what else could be potentially wrong with it that a kit won't fix
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I think that's wise reasoning David.

It won't hurt you not to buy it, but it could hurt you if you did. So to speak.
Good move David! Just be patient and get what you really want! Just keep looking, the good ones
are out there. It took me three months to find mine
+100 Be patient David and you'll get the car you want.

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Dangit Jed. I just finished dinner.
Now I'm gagging on the memory of carb dip.

Nice thing about the website I referenced, the carb numbers are linked to exploded diagrams of the carb.
I loved that stuff. Could clean anything. Sure it stayed on your hands for days but it worked.


So, the important thing is She's running now. Kind of a ***** when it's cold but once it warms up it runs pretty good and I'm hoping tune-up check the timing that it will run even better.

Main problems still to be fixed/discovered this evening.
1) No side mirror.. sure not an Emergency, but still.
2) No dash lights when the headlights come on. Could be a fuse or the headlight switch
3) Exhaust is leaking where the manifold meets the "mid pipe".

I am hoping that Sunday I'll get to take care of most if not all of these issues.
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So, the important thing is She's running now. Kind of a ***** when it's cold but once it warms up it runs pretty good and I'm hoping tune-up check the timing that it will run even better.

Main problems still to be fixed/discovered this evening.
1) No side mirror.. sure not an Emergency, but still.
2) No dash lights when the headlights come on. Could be a fuse or the headlight switch
3) Exhaust is leaking where the manifold meets the "mid pipe".

I am hoping that Sunday I'll get to take care of most if not all of these issues.
Sounds like fun Brian. Nothing like a good project list. I know I'm enjoying working on the Bronco and its a heck of a lot cheaper than working on the '07 Stang.
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Sounds like fun Brian. Nothing like a good project list. I know I'm enjoying working on the Bronco and its a heck of a lot cheaper than working on the '07 Stang.
Thanks
Yeah it's going to be a fun project. Dad hasn't touched a carb in years (neither have I) and he got under there and without missing a beat got the mixture nailed so it just hums once it warms up. He might have been very skeptical at first but I think he's warming over. There is probably another grand to spend on the little things, but once they're done it'll be a very solid truck.
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Originally Posted by StangMahn View Post
I've decided against that Mustang...it's **** close to what I want, but I'm just super worried about the accident on the front end

beside that, I was going to have to spend a pretty good bit to get it done right

I'm going to keep looking, hopefully I'll be able to find the stock version of that one with about 50k miles, it's difficult to find ones like that, but I've waited long enough for one, I'll wait till I find just the one I want.

I am glad that you have a good head on your shoulders David. I know some people that would have said screw them I gonna get it anyways just because they wanted a mustang. I know you will find the perfect one for you.

Like I told you in MCTC I tend to pick apart used cars and find the smallest things wrong with them. Just remember to keep your head up and you will find one.
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Yeah it's going to be a fun project. Dad hasn't touched a carb in years (neither have I) and he got under there and without missing a beat got the mixture nailed so it just hums once it warms up. He might have been very skeptical at first but I think he's warming over. There is probably another grand to spend on the little things, but once they're done it'll be a very solid truck.
Good luck on the truck man. It sounds and looks like a great project.

My uncle had a 67 F100 that he put a flatbed on and dropped a 429 out of a 69 T-bird in. That thing was a beast.
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I wanna old hot rod too, something big, shiny, and metal, with lots of chrome

I've always liked the old shoebox Chevy's

my uncle's got a '56 that I think is amazing
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I've decided against that Mustang...it's **** close to what I want, but I'm just super worried about the accident on the front end

beside that, I was going to have to spend a pretty good bit to get it done right

I'm going to keep looking, hopefully I'll be able to find the stock version of that one with about 50k miles, it's difficult to find ones like that, but I've waited long enough for one, I'll wait till I find just the one I want.
David, forget the GT and just save up for a Termi.

Seriously, if that GT wasn't what you really wanted, good move on passing on it.
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