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Old 03-30-2014, 06:44 PM
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What did I work on 2day?
Gettin rid of this and stuffin my pockets !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:47 PM
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What did I work on 2day?
Gettin rid of this and stuffin my pockets !!!!!!!!!!!
I only like the stuffin your pockets part.
Hate to see something like that leave.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:00 PM
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I only like the stuffin your pockets part.
Hate to see something like that leave.
That's OK by me, still got this and plenty of parts and pieces to build a few more coupes
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:05 PM
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Not sure if you know it.. But I have seen a lot of coils fail mounted upside down.. Just something to think about..
Only oil filled coils fail if they are upside down or horizontal. Epoxy filled are not position sensitive, and can mount any direction. That's a Pertronix coil that's epoxy filled and been in that position for 4 years.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:21 PM
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Only oil filled coils fail if they are upside down or horizontal. Epoxy filled are not position sensitive, and can mount any direction. That's a Pertronix coil that's epoxy filled and been in that position for 4 years.
I still think your gona get real bad gas milage. Hahahahaaha.

I thought oil filled PCB coils went out of fashion in the 80"s? Mind you, those suckers lasted forever too!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:28 PM
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I still think your gona get real bad gas milage. Hahahahaaha.

I thought oil filled PCB coils went out of fashion in the 80"s? Mind you, those suckers lasted forever too!
Mileage smileage. We don't don't care about mileage, we care about smiles!
I think you're mixing up PCB oil filled electrical lighting ballasts with ignition coils. PCB oil filled ballasts in fluorescent fixtures went out back in the 70's when I was an apprentice.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:33 PM
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Mileage smileage. We don't don't care about mileage, we care about smiles!
Yep, gas mileage don't matter when you're talking toys....... Just miles of smiles....
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:41 PM
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Yep, gas mileage don't matter when you're talking toys....... Just miles of smiles....
Yep, if mileage was a big issue I'd be driving a 4 cyl. import like my wife! If we want to take a long trip it's either by plane or her car.
The previous engine in the Austin was a tunnel rammed 327 with twin 450 Holleys. It got 13 mpg around town, and 20 mpg on the open highway without an OD, and 3.73 rear gears. It always surprised me how much better the highway miles were, but I didn't have my foot in it like I often do around town.
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Well once it becomes airborne on the hyway it looses drag from the rubber, that is my best guess as why milage is better.
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Yep, if mileage was a big issue I'd be driving a 4 cyl. import like my wife! If we want to take a long trip it's either by plane or her car.
The previous engine in the Austin was a tunnel rammed 327 with twin 450 Holleys. It got 13 mpg around town, and 20 mpg on the open highway without an OD, and 3.73 rear gears. It always surprised me how much better the highway miles were, but I didn't have my foot in it like I often do around town.
Our toy season is so short that when it's time to fill up it's like, "O'well".

That mileage is excellent. Even the "around town" My GTO with a 455 w/4 speed and a highway gear never got above 12 no matter how I drove it. I forget what my rod gets, but it isn't great which surprised me since it's so light..... I run 3.55s, no OD.
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Our toy season is so short that when it's time to fill up it's like, "O'well".

That mileage is excellent. Even the "around town" My GTO with a 455 w/4 speed and a highway gear never got above 12 no matter how I drove it. I forget what my rod gets, but it isn't great which surprised me since it's so light..... I run 3.55s, no OD.
MY BBC powered Falcon is the gas hog in the family! I never built it to be economical, but still was surprised at the 5-6 mpg it gets around town! It's a lot of fun to drive, but I rarely take it far from home. Not sure I could make the 85 mile trip to the ocean beaches without stopping to fill part way there! Only have a 16 gal. tank!
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YIt got 13 mpg around town, and 20 mpg on the open highway without an OD, and 3.73 rear gears.
IIRC, my '57 got around 11 or 12 mpg on the highway with a 409 and 4.11 gears.
OTOH, it also ran 11 or 12 in the quarter-mile, so it was worth it
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You don't need to have a hi horsepower big block to get such poor mileage. My '74 Chev, stone stock 350/350 pickup got 7 mpg! On the highway!

After I changed cam, new intake, true duals and new carb, I managed to get it up as high as 10 mpg on the highway!

I was not sorry when I sold that one!
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:16 PM
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Woo hoo! Fired up the new engine today to do the cam break in! Had to keep shutting it off, as the header paint smoked, and didn't want it to blister. After about 4 repeats it finally stopped smoking and I got the break in done.
It sounds great, but the 112 LSA on the cam means it doesn't have the lopey idle the old cam had. It's longer duration, and more lift, but idles smoother. Seems to grab rpm's quickly, and I think it will be a torque engine for a SBC.
I have an issue with the return springs, and where to mount them. There's no place in front of the carbs on the cross ram to put a return spring, and I thought of bolting something to the carb base bolts, but the accelerator pump arm blocks that spot. Kinda stumped on what to do that will look good and be the same for both carbs?
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Nothing exiting for me ,I mowed part of my yard today ,(about 3 hrs ) 1st time this season,probably have to mo it every week now.
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