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11-24-2014 12:44 AM half way there
Rolled her out today, got 110 mi., 90 mi. till re-torque.
That carb's sweet, turn the key and she goes, even when hot.
Now there wasn't anything wrong with the 4100, But the vents are right on top the bowls
and they weep and collect dirt. Looks like the whole tops leaking. If I run it again I'll put in nipples and vent hoses. Those portholes on the float bowls are right on. And adjusting from out side
is easy. Never had a Holley style carb before, supposedly the power valve BS is fixed and you can
pull the top off in one piece. We'll see how the vacuum secondary s work out.
Forgot the shifter and new seat- ratchet shifters rule- buckets with
lumbar air bags rule.


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  [Entry #188]

11-20-2014 07:23 PM took the sled for a burger
So my buddy with the 87 vet took it out and warmed it up.
Finally agreed to a street race, and that got me off dead center.
Got the E303 cam back in, high rise manifold, new Summit/holey carb.
That carb is sweet, fired right up as soon as gas got there.
Turned the fast idle down a touch, had to lower both floats.
Fires right up hot or cold.
Got some timing marks now, 10* and 36, not sure what rpm yet.
Seems a couple wires got crossed up. The temp sender went from right next to the coil,
to back behind the carb. So no doubt I hooked the tac to the sender, and had no temp guage.
Got to lengthen the tac wire now, the one I cut to fit the new temp.
I'm leaving the kick down cable off till I get 200 mi and a retorque done.
The B&M shifter is the cats meow.
Got to grease the fan belt-it squeals like a girl.


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  [Entry #187]

11-11-2014 10:32 PM About to blow my top
Wait I did, blown head gasket.
Number one and four burnt through the top into the lifter valley.
No wonder the car nosed over at half track.
Back at the beginning, I torqued the heads, came back the next morning and checked them.
Don't recall any that had relaxed, thats some thing I'd make note of.
I asked in two diff. places about re-torque, told it wasn't necessary.
Now I see in the fine print edlebrock assembly tips, torque,
then after first heat cool cycle, re-torque.
That doesn't sound like a tip- should have been a bold print FINAL STEP!
The fun is leaking out, will take this up again when I'm energized.


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  [Entry #186]

10-28-2014 12:26 AM looks different
rain held off today
tappets/push rods/rockers/lash adjust.
Had to mount new intake/got gaskets and carb
looks different
rain tomarrow
Go Rangers-- kicked butt tonight__
San Jojse last night.


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  [Entry #185]

10-25-2014 04:45 PM cancel the red flag
called edlebrock, they use vi-ton stem seals, no sweat there.
forgot to re-torque intake manifold, oil's being sucked in from lifter valley.
checked torque on head bolts-OK
R&R cams- isky cam looks like new
E303 back in, straight up.
waiting on gasket set


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