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  1. Ele115

    Warning about today's Gas and Carburated Cars.

    They tried the same exact game with "biodiesel" too. That went over like a lead balloon for about 98 good reasons. When the government gets involved, they just add to the problems. Always ask yourself "who funded this" and "who will benefit from this". The answer is rarely going to be you.
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    Random Pics

    It's pretty backwards, but it you want to be able to service a car and keep it on the road a very long time you need to remove two things: Government and technology which doesn't directly make you go and stop. I could do it, for sure, but I have too many projects as it is. It is tempting...
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    Paging Bud W. - 1/25 Scale model kit

    Bud, thought you might want hook your eyeballs on this critter: Volare Wagon Model car body conversion
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    I have nothing against these swaps or whatever you call them. I would like to do a swap of my own. I want to swap newer body onto older drive train, a "glider kit" for a car if you want to call it that. Take a newer Challenger or something that has a bad engine and gut all the technology and...
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    Warning about today's Gas and Carburated Cars.

    Run all the ethanol you guys want. I have had to repair anything and everything, and my hands and eyes tell me what I need to know. I don't run it and I'm happy that way. I see what it does to other people's stuff and what it used to do to mine. Call it anything you like. Buy all you want. Keep...
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    Random Pics

    There is just so much psychology in that advert! There are half a dozen elements that pop out at you and just make you want to grow a mullet and do burnouts
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    Lean Burn Conversion 101

    I kind of wish we could go back to safety inspections though. There is some really terrifying junk on the roads. Home made trailers, cars with no brakes, smashed in windshields, the scrappers with junk metal piled 15 feet high in trucks with none of it tied down. I rarely ever get behind a...
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    79 LeBaron Medallion - currently front brakes re-do.

    The red box stores and/or Ho chi-minium drama. Stick with MOPAR
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    Out with the Ford, in with the Dodge

    Good for you. Glad you gave it many more years of a good home. I don't like Chrysler's modern cars, but I would drive one of their trucks. I don't think I would drive a Ferd or General Malfunction made since 2004
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    79 LeBaron Medallion - currently front brakes re-do.

    I always like to keep my original calipers with my old cars. I toss those GOD awful plastic pistons in the trash and buy stainless pistons. Takes me no time to clean and bead blast the calipers and zinc plate them. By then, the new pistons have arrived and I can put them back on the car and...
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    Exhaust pipe removal

    Deepwell 6 point socket and some extensions and a wobble. Break them off, it's easy.
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    brakes catching and locking up when going downhill and throttle body replacement

    Just show some of these kids a distributor and watch the fun begin. If they can't hook to it via bluetooth, they won't touch your car unless you throw some unGodly ammount their way, and it won't end well
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    Warm start issues

    If you have to hold it to the floor to prevent flooding it sounds like it has a bunch of gasoline boiled over into it and you're using your foot to lean it out enough to keep it running.
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    Warm start issues

    Just a side note, and I doubt if this info helps but they have really good (And very expensive) fuel at the yacht club. It's basically racing fuel but I can't think of a way to get it into a car. They have it way out on the piers on a big cart with a credit card reader. The drag strip sells it...
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    Warm start issues

    If you have vapor lock an additive won't help. Take a serious look at your fuel lines. If you really think it's the carb, a plastic 3/4" spacer may do it (If the carb is getting too hot). We did this a lot in Quadfrajets where the achilles heel was the float bowl boiling. You have to narrow down...
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    Warm start issues

    Same here. Vapor lock can happen, but the cause has to be found. There isn't a "bottle of stuff" you buy for this. It's usually heat or really lousy fuel quality. Fuel line routing, size and quality can make this an issue too. If you do have vapor lock you need to find out exactly where the...
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    Warm start issues

    AAR Cuda does it and so does my Horch
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    torsion bar ride quality vs coil spring

    The vast majority of this stuff that makes you scratch your head comes down to unions or accountants. If something can be made cheaper and faster, that's what they will do. They don't care about the guy who has to fix the car 3 years after it's built (or 3 weeks). That's why they do things like...
  20. Ele115

    Warm start issues

    Even the ethanol free fuel does this. It still evaporates within 48 hours but there is still fuel in the lower lines
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    Vacuum hose?

    Pop the belt/s off for just a minute if you want. They are super easy. If you epectrics, pop the relay
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    Vacuum hose?

    A propane torch will do just fine too. You obviously don't have to light it
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    82 Gran Fury Radio replacement.

    You guys are so lucky to have real junkyards. There is nothing older than 2009 in the ones here. They have 3 sections: Volkswanker, Hyundai/Chia, and Ford Cop cars. I did get a mint 90 something Dakota CD stereo for one of my Diplomats at the Flea market for under 50 and love it. The stock...
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    Rough idle...

    I've got a 76 Cordoba with a 400 and it sits a lot. I just replaced the vac lines, T's and fittings for under $15. They all looked like they day the car was built but most of them were swollen badly at the metal bung and some split when I grabbed them. $15. I also found a spring on the carb...
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