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Old 11-28-2008, 05:29 PM
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I eliminated this problem on my own daily driver, by bending a piece of copper tubing into a loop, and mounted it as close as I could to the carburetor vacuum port as I could.

We lost our love affair during the high gas prices, and I made a deal to sell her. She got sold on Monday this week to a new loving owner.

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HOW COULD U DO THAT!!!!
Gas is going down now
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I don't ever need to take my hose off to dry out the unit....

it's hooked to the timed/ported vacuum source so that the vac unit is only exposed to fumes when there is vacuum present.....
when I do turn the motor off the vac hose and the unit are literally sealed off from the fumes in the manifold by the timed/ported source carb function....

and my mild cam=plenty of Hg at idle with just base timing only for a good smooth idle ....
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I'm hooked to full vacuum,need it for more timing at idle with my cam
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I bought her in 1975 during the gas crunch back then. She has needed a little loving attention I could not afford to provide, during the rising costs of today. I had to make a decision on closing the doors at my shop, or putting money into her. The added fuel costs tipped the scale to let her go.

It's OK though, her engine is going to get rebuilt, her standard transmission, complete exhaust system, drive shaft, differential(rear end), bucket seats, instrument cluster, front fenders, and windshield, are going into a cherry 1972 Ranchero.

I can rest with this knowing that Ranchero does not have enough weight in the rear, to keep her from smoking it's tires right now.
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I'm hooked to full vacuum,need it for more timing at idle with my cam
Keep it hooked up that way.
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what was she?
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1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport 2dr HT, 351C 4V, factory nascar 4 speed, 9" rear end. Suspension set up at Ford performance. Factory ordered, and I was the second owner.

In other words a real sweetheart.
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WOW,I bet that was hard to part with---it would be hard to find another one of those
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Yes it was, but my priorities have changed since I opened my own business, and preach to my customers about fuel conservation, and ways to improve theirs.

She loved to run, and her body was starting to show her age.

She paid for herself racing the boys for pinks, in her day, but her heart will still be beating in a 1972 Ranchero.
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