73 FireChicken

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Hoot, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Hoot

    Hoot Veteran Member

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    Had to prune 600 pics from my image shack account so alot of pics are gone now from my thread. Tried to keep the important stuff.
     
  2. clay's70

    clay's70 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

    Troy, where have you been!!! Man???
     
  3. FatnLow

    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looking good Hoot. That scoop fab turned out great!
     
  4. Hoot

    Hoot Veteran Member

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    Im still around. Posting now and then to try and help others. But not really working much on the car. Need to redo some stuff but not in a hurry. Just enjoying driving her around every week or so.
     
  5. Teamchevy

    Teamchevy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Great to hear Troy, that's what it's all about! ;)

    Dave
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  6. Hoot

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    Should have rebuilt my carb when I got it with the engine.....Accelerator pump went bad over winter and was leaking so I had to now.

    Throttle response is on a complete new level. Raps up lots quicker too I believe. wow just wow. Im still pumped from that test drive to go get gas and back home :cool:

    Pulled carb last night. stripped it down and cleaned it up today in parts washer at work. One float bowl was real dirty with crud. Fuel filter before carb was fine except for a couple pieces of rubber from my pushlok hose. I think the fittings cut into it a little. No other crud but that. So the carb was dirty when I put it in I guess.

    Anyway, got it cleaned and put back together. Floats adjusted, secondaries adjusted, floats were off a little. I wanted to put my 3/4" adapter(spread bore to square bore) on instead of the edelbrock adapter plate 1/8" thing. Hood clearance was issure before.

    So i cut about 1/4-3/8 off the air cleaner flange. and flattened the top just a bit. Now it all clears with the 3/4" open style adapter. let my carb feed both banks :)

    before I had to have my idle mix screws around 3 3/4 turns out to fix a low speed surge. Now 1 turn plus smidgen. And as I said above, the throttle response is a whole new animal !!! :D :D :D Im Happy !!! if ya cant tell lol

    Gonna drive it to work tomorrow for another shake down. But im very pleased so far. I had been thinking of swapping my edelbrock for a holley but now I might just keep it..
     
  7. Hoot

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    Had a slight buck going from cost to cruise at highway speeds with the 3/4" open spacer. I tried every adjustment on teh carb I could. So I tried the edelbrock 4 hole 3/4" adapter. 95% took care of the buck but it whistled like nobodies business under acceleration. So I went back to the 1/8" adapter plate thing. Buck completely gone. Car puts around very very nicely. Never had this good of manors around town before. Dont think it has as much acceleration as it did with the taller spacers but its not much difference. Dont think I can do any better with this manifold.

    Today I got fed up with a shifter rattle I have had since I built the car. Took the shifter out. Tore it apart, cleaned it up, and regreased it all with red bearing grease. Rattle is GONE !!! Why didnt I do this a year ago ?

    Monday I should receive a power steering pulley. The last piece I need before I can build my brackets. Hopefully by next weekend ill have power steering on the car. Going to be a tight fit with my Windstar dual fans though.

    Got a couple more things I want to do but not going to start those till the PS is finished.
     
  8. Teamchevy

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    Nice to hear you're getting it dialed in!

    Dave
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  9. Hoot

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    Finished my Power steering install today. Had to move my fans over alittle. The steering box has a big it at the end of it right at 12 o'clock that interfeared with the shrouds. Had to build my own brackets because of all my clearances with the fans also. They turned out really well I think.

    anyway its install and bleed. Had to adjust the box a bit. Think I got it really good now. Quite a difference going from 6 turns lock to lock, to 3 turns.

    Ill try and get some pics later. My usual camera broke little while back and i need to use the wifes pocket camera. Not sure if it has a card or a cord or what yet LOL. Im not even gonna touch her good camera though.

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