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Old 06-24-2013, 09:01 AM
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Nice work Brian! That's a lot of work for 5 minutes!
It's a little more than that, but that five minutes gets me out there.

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Not much accomplished today, but did get an hour or so of work done to the Falcon. Got the bug catcher scoop's bases refitted to the carbs. They were cheaply made with a sharp edge down against the carb top gasket, which caused the bases to chew up the gasket. I carefully used pliers to crimp and roll the bottom edge over, then laid it over my anvil and tapped the rolled edge flat.
After that I dug through demo parts from the Falcon and found the old heater cables. I reinstalled the longest cable in it's old hole, and then routed it out to the carbs and reconnected it to the manual chokes on both carbs to make the chokes function. Luckily the cable was exactly the length needed and only 1/8" leftover once hooked to both chokes!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:53 PM
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Today was not a big day as far as accomplishments go but I did cut out my old rocker and begin fabbing my new inner rocker.

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Never thought about both carbs using chokes .I only use choke on one carb,??

57 was sold ,55 not as advertised ,
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Never thought about both carbs using chokes .I only use choke on one carb,??

57 was sold ,55 not as advertised ,
Are they progressive David? If they are, then you don't need a choke on the secondary carb. But tunnel rams use simultaneous opening linkage, so need two chokes, if the car needs chokes.
My Austin works fine with no chokes, but the BBC in the Falcon doesn't seem to like not having a choke. Takes longer to warm up, and several restarts. So I figured a choke might be good.
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Are they progressive David? If they are, then you don't need a choke on the secondary carb. But tunnel rams use simultaneous opening linkage, so need two chokes, if the car needs chokes.
My Austin works fine with no chokes, but the BBC in the Falcon doesn't seem to like not having a choke. Takes longer to warm up, and several restarts. So I figured a choke might be good.
Mine came with a choke on the center carb only ,but I removed it,the front and rear are Vacumn operated they will not open until you need them ,I don't need a choke as I have no heater radio or air cond ,so it is a fair weather vehicle ,I forgot both your carbs opened when you move the throttle.
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Mine came with a choke on the center carb only ,but I removed it,the front and rear are Vacumn operated they will not open until you need them ,I don't need a choke as I have no heater radio or air cond ,so it is a fair weather vehicle ,I forgot both your carbs opened when you move the throttle.
Mine is a fair weather car also, but from what I've already experienced in 6-7 start ups, it wants to die until it's warmed up. I'm not fond of a car that I can't hit the key and have it keep running, so hopefully the chokes will fix this issue. If not, I'll live with restarting 3-4 times until it's warm enough to stay running.
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You probably run yours a little lean to make more power mine is a little fat so I will stay running if Annie ,my wife wants to drive it. wife happy everyone happy .LOL
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I removed the drip rail and will re-install it once the top chop is complete. It sure came off a lot easier with the proper tools I now have compared to when I was 16, the last time I removed some.



DAMN I love firing up that torch! (had to melt some brass)


And the piece from the cab when I chopped it 4" 20 years ago. I will be cutting that area out where the tape is which is 1" and cutting a piece from the section I am holding that will be 1.5 inches and welding it in where the 1" piece I am cutting out is. This way the roof will be 1/2" higher than it is now, it now it chopped 4" and I want it 3.5 inches. This is a very small detail but I think it will add to the overall look of the truck being a "production" dream car which is the theme I am following more than a "custom hot rod".

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[QUOTE=MARTINSR;1688273]I removed the drip rail and will re-install it once the top chop is complete. It sure came off a lot easier with the proper tools I now have compared to when I was 16, the last time I removed some.



DAMN I love firing up that torch! (had to melt some brass)


And the piece from the cab when I chopped it 4" 20 years ago. I will be cutting that area out where the tape is which is 1" and cutting a piece from the section I am holding that will be 1.5 inches and welding it in where the 1" piece I am cutting out is. This way the roof will be 1/2" higher than it is now, it now it chopped 4" and I want it 3.5 inches. This is a very small detail but I think it will add to the overall look of the truck being a "production" dream car which is the theme I am following more than a "custom hot rod".

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Good thing you are good at math!
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Nice work Brian! That's a lot of work for 5 minutes!
LOL ,That 5 min is like a rebuild budget.....Sure it sounds like a plan at first but once you start 2 hrs slipped by and the ole lady is yelling for you to come eat your dam dinner before its cold...try eating just one potato chip...same thing
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Today was not a big day as far as accomplishments go but I did cut out my old rocker and begin fabbing my new inner rocker.

John

I can tell store bought when I see it.....wheres the 1st 2nd and 3rd attempt???? and the piece you threw thats stuck in the wall????
I think we need some vidios here....
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:29 AM
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Here ya go, Brian...

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Another thing I did last night was to go and out to my shed and find the windshield mouldings that I had just put a wanted ad in the stovebolt forum. It has been so long, I didn't remember having a pair, I thought I only had one, and I thought I had sold it on ebay not planning on using the mouldings. But I have decided that I really need them and I ended up having a nice pair out in my wrecking yard! WHOO HOOOO

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