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08-01-2010 07:38 AM
Jeff J
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thanks alot,
I may have to let this thing sit another 12 years until I am feeling more motivated, wouldn't care so much about the car, but don't want the house buring down.. lol, seriously, my driveway is a hill, so will have to get the brakes fixed before anything else. Jeff
08-01-2010 07:28 AM
sqzbox Sounds like gasket problem with all the hot/cold temp changes of the seasons. I know it get's cold and hot in O'Fallon as I live on the same latitude as you here in Indiana. If I were you, I would be thinking about pulling the engine and going through it. I seriously doubt your going to get it fired and running/drivable after sitting for so long. You might get lucky but 12 years is a long time and things are going to happen one after another. Some things to consider are the water pump, timing gears and chain, fuel pump, and anything rubber, plastic, or cork. You've already discovered the brake problem, What next? One piece of advise I can give for sure is keep a good fire extinguisher on hand. Don't want to see a good classic go up in flames!
08-01-2010 07:15 AM
Jeff J
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Originally Posted by Jeff J
sqzbox,
What I did, lubed the engine, changed the gas, shot wd-40 and penzoil up into the cylinders, turned the engine over by hand, turned the oil pump with an electric drill, then turned the engine over using the starter, I did put new oil in first, thats about where its at now, have new plugs, points and condesor installed. I think I have the #1 piston and distributor in the correct position to start. 1969 Camaro.. 350 been sitting in my garage unstarted for 12 years, wish me luck. JeffJ.
A few more things, tried to roll it out in the driveway last night to start it, didn't have any brakes, So the start may be on hold for a while, its been 12 years, I;m in no hurry,, :-), Still need to drain the old anitfreeze out, I mentioned this before, but will again, when I drained the oil it had about a cup of antifreeze in the oilpan. Was told this may or may not be a problem, depends on if the gasket will seal itself back up. If I can get it to start, I will let it run for a few, then check the oil again. When I first poped the plug off, the anti freeze was the first thing to run out, which of course it should, so I don't think any of the engine componets were actaully sitting in anti freeze. thanks again
08-01-2010 07:11 AM
sqzbox Only problem you might have is valve springs being compressed in the same position for so many years and the stem seals. I would wonder about the rings sticking in the grooves on the pistons. The WD and oil might have taken care of the rings. It's hard for steel to rebound after long periods of stress.
Valve cover gaskets shrink a bunch also. Your going to see a lot of smoke off the engine after it warms up from oil seepage. Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes.
08-01-2010 06:50 AM
Jeff J
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Originally Posted by sqzbox
What's your plan before you turn the key?
sqzbox,
What I did, lubed the engine, changed the gas, shot wd-40 and penzoil up into the cylinders, turned the engine over by hand, turned the oil pump with an electric drill, then turned the engine over using the starter, I did put new oil in first, thats about where its at now, have new plugs, points and condesor installed. I think I have the #1 piston and distributor in the correct position to start. 1969 Camaro.. 350 been sitting in my garage unstarted for 12 years, wish me luck. JeffJ.
07-31-2010 08:26 PM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by Jeff J
hey guys,
newbe here again, can anyone tell me who makes these carbs ? I looked it up but all I came up with was Edelbrock, is this actually a Holly, or a Quadrajet carb ? This is what is on my Camaro that hasn't run is 12 years, going to try to start this sucker get it running just to see where to go from there, then a carb rebuild kit I am sure it will need. thanks Jeff J
What's your plan before you turn the key?
07-31-2010 07:57 PM
techinspector1
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Originally Posted by Jeff J
can anyone tell me who makes these carbs ?
Read this sample page from the book shown. It will give you a view of Will Carter and the company he built....
http://www.mre-books.com/sa130/
Deal with these fellows if you want correct parts for the AFB...
http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/
07-31-2010 07:45 PM
Jeff J
Carter AFB 625 Carb.. ?

hey guys,
newbe here again, can anyone tell me who makes these carbs ? I looked it up but all I came up with was Edelbrock, is this actually a Holly, or a Quadrajet carb ? This is what is on my Camaro that hasn't run is 12 years, going to try to start this sucker get it running just to see where to go from there, then a carb rebuild kit I am sure it will need. thanks Jeff J

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