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3 days ago
jjohnsonjo
Depends on how long you will keep the car and how much UV you have. I have seen it on the front of high end motor homes. Eventually it will look like crap and is a nightmare to get off. I had a small section as a kick guard above the entry steps. It started to look like crap and took hours to remove.
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3 days ago
jjohnsonjo
If that is the correct mileage???? then go for the low hanging fruit. Clean as best you can. Then change the push rod tube "O" rings, valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and the oil cooler seals. Leave the lower shrouds off and watch. If oil is still coming from somewhere up high its probably the top cover gasket. If so, That is also a good time to de-flash the heads.
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4 days ago
jjohnsonjo
The are right angled PEX brass connectors that are just the right size if you want to make a 90 degree turn. I read somewhere a long time ago that the reason for the horizontal run was to help de-foam the oil coming out of the turbo. True or not, don't know.
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4 days ago
jjohnsonjo
Some folks here have run internal full pump bypass lines, search is you friend
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6 days ago
jjohnsonjo
Correct, they won't fit inside stock wheels
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8 days ago
jjohnsonjo
Here ya go, correct width and diameter, Revs per mile for an LM, just ad $$$$$$
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14 days ago
jjohnsonjo
happened twice to me. First time was a really bad pilot. Second was the trans motor mounts. The motor mount bolt rusted and the nut slid way down. With the mount it was worse in reverse
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well, first off, I know a lot pf people use 110 heads on turbos but it is almost a worse choice for spark knock than the 64-66 turbo heads. > Why? the 64-6 turbo heads have no squish area and the 110 head may as well not have one with the squish area .100" away from the piston. > > Max, the pistons we
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
I realize that you said stock, but I just put it into my valve cover. I used part of a true oil return and brazed it into the valve cover. 90 degree brass PEX fittings will work better than bending the hose. I also had to shorten the top valve cover clamp at that location. This has worked since the 70s. I am also running 110 heads with cut pistons.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Do you drive it to DC for refueling ??
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Copper hammer or dead blow while you are torqueing the clamps. I never worried about being gentle. Also, the crossover pipe, if you are using one should be attached while every thing is loose. Then tighten everything a little at a time.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
If this is a clean and bleed, suck most of the old fluid from the MC first, then refill that with fresh. This you are not pumping old fluid through the system. If you are using DOT 5. Pour the new fluid in the MC very slowly. Now stop and wait. There will be microscopic bubbles that you can see. You want all these to the top and bleed off before you get them further into the system. I have
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Intake or exhaust
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Dwell was never a big deal until high compression V8s came along. Old 6s and flat heads, just set the points or make sure they open. Then the came a thing called coil saturation. Too much charge time and and not enough discharge. Or too little charge time and a weak spark. A stock non turbo or 140 Vair should not be that critical, set the point gap and drive it.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
When you are in there grab the and try to wiggle it with e points on the tip of the cam. If you ca see the gap change the bushing is worn. Then grab the points and push the toward and away from the shaft. If the point gap changes, its the point plate bushing. Even if you get the correct dwell, you will have issues if the play is NOT corrected.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Great, I couldn't find the correct combo.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
If the dwell and gap aren't correct at the same time, its almost always worn distributor parts. When the engine is running, things try to center themselves. When the engine is not running the spring tension of the points will take up all the slop of the breaker plate and shaft bushing.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Are the wheels hub centric or lug centric?
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Tap the case halves with a mallet between each torque step and make sure you can turn the crank by hand. Make sure the push rod spit holes are not installed toward the lifter. I do a head stud torque stress test before I disassemble. You can use a section of pipe and some washers to test them before you put things together.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Clarks buys their molded from ACC. I'm thinking I got Dark Saddle, but it may be medium. saddle. They still have dark listed for Rustangs. but not Vairs. I can look for my receipt, if that helps.
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5 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Go right to ACC, they have the correct color.
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Caraholic4life Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rustoleum actually produces a "Comfort Grip" Handle that works with their spray cans. > I have used them and like them....it sort of makes me feel like I am doing a more professional job without getting the finger bent out of shape and sore or painted. > > I bought mine at the local big box
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Be aware that there are two different exhaust outlet systems for the 65 turbo. One uses and EM turbo muffler and one uses the new larger 65/66 muffler.
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
v8vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I’m bringing my mechanical advance in sooner so I may need more retard than the Clarks retard can provide. It’s an expensive experiment One thing to listen for is light pinging before the boost actually begins. Mine and several other folks had the same issue. Some guys say the jet needle needs to modified to richen t
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
It just didn't smell good together
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Old news, may as well go with the new 7.3 V8 gas
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
While it seems we have every ones attention again, here is the old post
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
I found a few more Pics, it looks like a standard plug in 12v auto fuse to me.
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
This would probably work the same and has a fuse
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6 weeks ago
jjohnsonjo
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > J.O. > > I have the Vega low pressure switch and a Ford Inertia (impact) switch incorporated for safety. > > PS64 LOP switch to shut down engine, if engine loses oil pressure. Inertia switch, if car is impacted by a crazy driver or it takes an impact for any reason. Both are wired in series to provide
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