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Old 07-28-2003, 07:48 PM
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Time for a good laugh at my exspense from 30 + years a go

In late 1970 I bought a 69 Super Bee with an 383 Magnum engine. I came across a good deal on a 780 vacuum secondary holley. Rebuilt it on my kicken table (first time rebuild). I didn't set the floats because I had those lillte windows to ajust the float hieght. Needless to say it flooded my engine, so I adjusted the float level way down and blocked the throlle plates open with along skinny handled screw drive, handle in the throlle plates. Now I had time to kill while my intake dried out, so I waxed the car. The drive side to the rear bumper and back up the passenger side. Now it was time to wax the hood. The long skinny screw driver did not look so funny sticking through my hood then as it does now in my memory.
Enjoy I was 19 or 20 years old.

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Old 07-29-2003, 01:36 AM
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Hmmm...Couldn't believe a screwdriver could go through! How hard do you shut hoods?
I had carb problems in my Monte over the winter and often had to open the carb with a pen just like you did! The car would start and I would go about my business until I needed my pen. People would look at me funny while I popped the hood to retrieve my writing utensil!
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:13 AM
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Reminds me of a fella in the service when I was stationed in Lubbock. He worked on his 65 Impala all day and it bit him each time. He finally got it running. When he slammed the hood, a screw driver was sticking over the edge about an inch. It flipped the screwdriver up in the air, came down, and broke the windshield.

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