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Apologies for the complete lack of posts in 2012! – progress is not quite as ongoing as I would’ve hoped… Anyway, last summer I purchased a cast iron 4bbl intake (not date correct, but that doesn’t bother me too much). Here …

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Kind of, but we’ll get to that. Skip straight to the video if you wish.

 

A quick before and after. Before, I had a surging idle (from 660 up to 940 rpm at the worst of times) with random stalls and weak vacuum (~ 14 inHg). Now, I have rock-steady idle …

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Good to be back!

I hadn’t taken a break from the car, just the website (minus the slight redesign). That was down to having nothing news-worthy to mention. Just problem after problem after problem. I’m now left with (hopefully) just the …

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How to rebuild a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor. For now, this is just a dump of all the remaining pictures I have of the rebuild process (unfortunately a few got corrupted on my failing hard drive). In time I will write the …

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Tagged: Body, Engine

With only a few things to work out with the engine now, it’s time to get the body ready for all the work it desperately needs. Haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to yank the engine to make painting the bulkhead(firewall) …

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Tagged: Engine, Parts

Everything (…almost) I bought as mentioned here has been bolted on and set up… looks a bit newer and showier than the humdrum look it was sporting a little while back.

 

Installed: New starter motor, new radiator, new alternator, new …

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Tagged: Parts

Received a big delivery of parts from Summit yesterday. Amongst the parts are… an aluminium Edelbrock Performer intake manifold (gaskets not included, by the way), an Optima 800CCA battery, a Pertronix FlameThrower II ignition coil and spark plug leads (universal, not …

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Tagged: Engine, Exhaust

Video in post… Had to make a section of pipe to go between the extension pipes out of the X-pipe and the headers. The pipes, centre to centre, were narrower than the headers, and hang lower to the ground. The rest …

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