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Gettin' off the jug - Dec 3, 2010

The '77 Impala exhaust manifolds are a lot different than the ram horn manifolds I have, so I quickly fabbed this galvanized tin heat shield for the passenger side frame rail.

The engine runs very well. Starts well, is quiet and idles well. Running the engine from an old oil jug for a gas tank gets to be old pretty quick. I dropped the car's gas tank to see what was happening there. It has an old repro tank. It's rusty inside, but decent outside. No holes. I'll use a fuel filter.

The sending unit is a problem though. The old brass float has deteriorated, the metal has split. By the looks of everything, I'm guessing this car has been sitting around for more than 5 years or so. The sending unit was stuck. In keeping with the NOOPE plan theme, (No Out Of Pocket Expense), I used an old aspirin bottle for a new float, sealed up with JB Weld. We'll see if it holds up. I can do a better job later, if it needs it.

So now here is the not-yet-moving unit.
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