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August 5th, 2013 01:23 PM
arummel93 Spoke too soon. Went out the next day and she's pushing up fuel again
August 4th, 2013 01:08 PM
arummel93 And I said...LET THERE BE LIFE! (Click the pic to watch the video filmed with a potato)

July 10th, 2013 07:46 AM
arummel93 Float height is adjusted to 7/32", right where its supposed to be.

Bottle fed the Ranchero and got it running last night. Drove it around the storage facility, verified that it is indeed capable of a burnout, and backed it into the storage unit under its own power. It'll still push fuel out the top of the carb if I give it enough fuel to suck in though. Getting closer! Need to bleed brakes, put a gas tank in it, fix the seat latch, and figure out the carb. Should be good to go after that!
July 9th, 2013 06:18 PM
h8louzn Did you measure the float height? Is it right? Still sounds like a float issue to me. also the float can get gas in it if cracked and won't float.
July 8th, 2013 10:09 AM
arummel93 As in it's been sitting for years rotting out. He's thinking I just need to heat it up, get the juices flowing, and see what happens. Sounds like BS to me but he's an old school carb guy and I'm an old school EFI guy. He also bet me $20 it'd work

Just loaded it up on a trailer and got it out of the building and on its way to the storage unit about 10min ago. Can't wait to get this old girl running. Need to add the seat movement latch to the list of things to get fixed. Imagine a water bed, but it's a bench seat
July 8th, 2013 09:54 AM
narleycarley Went through your thread arummel. I love this thing its ugly but sweet at the same time.

You get the carb figured out? If not, pull it off and rebuild it or get a performance one. Between a sticking float, gummed up jets or some other weird issue due tonight sitting forever and the old gas gelling up you may forever have funky issues like this. Carbs are like women, they want everything just right, but once dialed in correctly they will purr like a kitten.

Edit: yes, follow what RevDex says and get a vacuum gauge. Its helpful on a carb motor, its like an old school tune.

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July 8th, 2013 09:42 AM
ReverendDexter
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Was just suggested that I try putting an air cleaner up on top of it to give it a little backpressure.
Um... what? That makes no sense whatsoever.

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Guy said his '52 does the same thing if he lets it sit, and this thing has been sitting...says carb may just need to be 'broken in', per se.
WTF does that even mean, to "break in" a used carb? The only thing I could think of is if a carb's been sitting for long enough, some of the gas inside could have varnished, but if it's been rebuilt, it should have been soaked in carb cleaner long enough to dissolve any accumulated crap.

Dunno, man, almost sounds to me like you just need to bite the bullet and rebuild it yourself so you know it's done correctly.
July 5th, 2013 10:14 AM
arummel93 Was just suggested that I try putting an air cleaner up on top of it to give it a little backpressure. Guy said his '52 does the same thing if he lets it sit, and this thing has been sitting...says carb may just need to be 'broken in', per se.
July 3rd, 2013 11:19 PM
arummel93 At a standstill. Didn't touch the car today. Carb had supposedly been rebuilt. Now it has all new float shit again. Idk what else to do
July 3rd, 2013 04:10 PM
ReverendDexter
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My thread has 2-3 pages of clutter ;-;
So bring it back on topic: where are you with this carb? What's known good, what's been tested, what's next on the list?
July 3rd, 2013 03:34 PM
arummel93
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2-3 2.3? its a message


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July 3rd, 2013 03:31 PM
crackpotfox
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My thread has 2-3 pages of clutter ;-;
2-3 2.3? its a message


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July 3rd, 2013 03:30 PM
arummel93 My thread has 2-3 pages of clutter ;-;
July 3rd, 2013 03:29 PM
crackpotfox
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Lol, it's people saying things like that that make we want to do it Well, that and it's cheap, light, small, makes a lot of power while getting pretty damn good mileage, and I can do it legally in CA. There's no Ford motor that would swap in any easier nor cheaper that would give those same benefits.
Bastard car.


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July 3rd, 2013 03:25 PM
arummel93 ...2.3 turbo.
July 3rd, 2013 03:22 PM
ReverendDexter
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Fuck the ls1. I fucking hate thinking about someone ruining a mustang like that.
Lol, it's people saying things like that that make we want to do it Well, that and it's cheap, light, small, makes a lot of power while getting pretty damn good mileage, and I can do it legally in CA. There's no Ford motor that would swap in any easier nor cheaper that would give those same benefits.
July 3rd, 2013 03:04 PM
arummel93 Good thing this isn't a mustang
July 3rd, 2013 02:28 PM
crackpotfox
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And your next trick: go find an aluminum Windsor block.

I'd love to have an aluminum block in my foxbody. The only aluminum 302 block I've ever seen was >$4k for a bare block. Fk that noise; for $4k I can swap in an LS and 6-speed, and have a starting point pushing at least another 100hp AND do it CA smog legally.
I'm pretty sure dart makes one. Expensive, tho.

Fuck the ls1. I fucking hate thinking about someone ruining a mustang like that.


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July 3rd, 2013 02:21 PM
ReverendDexter
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I would probably go for an all aluminum 351 stroker, if in the situation.
And your next trick: go find an aluminum Windsor block.

I'd love to have an aluminum block in my foxbody. The only aluminum 302 block I've ever seen was >$4k for a bare block. Fk that noise; for $4k I can swap in an LS and 6-speed, and have a starting point pushing at least another 100hp AND do it CA smog legally.
July 3rd, 2013 02:14 PM
crackpotfox
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Keep in mind, that whole engine is made from aluminum There's roughly 80 lbs saved right there.
I would probably go for an all aluminum 351 stroker, if in the situation. Just saying.

But yes, i realize the old boss was iron.


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