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Old 06-01-2018, 01:26 PM
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So yesterday he had the intake on but today its back off because of a gasket interference problem.....he needs to trim it I am told.

I'm ordering ford/chevy power steering hoses now.


I'm pushing to get it done by next weekend as there is an Indy autocross I'd love to run in.
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Today I worked on installing the new Kirkey driver's seat.
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Love your car!!! FYI I have been running a Jesel belt drive for 3 years (4,000 mi) on the nasty streets of NJ with 0 issues. Meziere elec water pump fits right over it.

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Thanks G! We are hoping to get it running today. Thanks for the positive comment on the Jesel. I am not certain of the main advantage of it....light weight? Also quiet I suppose. All in all I think if given the choice I'd go gear drive just for the old school nature of it.
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Got it running, but not for long as the power steering was not hosed up. Got a kit from Speedway that provided fittings on the ps rack that had such big flats on the hex you could not tighten both of them.

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We got the power steering done today finally and started up the car trying to do some good with the induction. It was only running on three or so. I went and got a new set of plugs.
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John worked on it yesterday and today, bless him! He cleaned the jets and put in the new plugs, and timed it. He says its running very well now, though suggested a new cap for the magneto. The power steering has a leak too.

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I'm gonna go test drive it tomorrow!


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Congratulations. Now you can start to really have fun and the waiting will be worth it.

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Thanks Ron! I am hoping to compete in an Autocross on Sunday in South Bend at the Tire rack test track. Its a fairly grippy asphalt track. I love running there.
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That should be a lot of fun. good luck and I hope everything goes well.

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The new magneto cap has not arrived and the car is still misfiring. I got the base of the drivers seat together and will try to get it installed tomorrow.
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Ahhhh, not done.
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I got the drivers kirkey seat installed in good fashion. So hopefully will be able to test drive tomorrow.
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Today John redid the connection on the power steering hose to stop the leak there. There is still a coolant leak around the (probably not needed) radiator cap which is so close to the body work we'll have to drop the radiator down to install a new pressure cap). I also verified the firing order and that all wires run to the correct plug.

We started it up and worked on the adjustment of the webers.

I am 2" from ordering a big hairy four barrell carb and selling off the jewel like 48 IDA webers.
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I ordered the hairy four barrel yesterday. Edelbrock 800 cfm on a low rise dual plane manifold for lots of low end torque which I'll want at the autocross.

I'll put the lovely jewel like Webers on the shelf for now to either sell off or pass along with the car.
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Today I replaced the radiator cap on the top of the rad. We are still waiting for the carb and manifold to arrive......
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The new carb arrived today but the manifold is lost in cyberspace or somewhere. I got the three hole adapter today and mounted the 13" racing wheel to ease getting in and out and steering once in.
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Manifold and carb on, got to go build an adapter for the throttle cable to attach to. 95 degrees and humid today. Yikes!
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Got the cable support bracket made. Tomorrow need to make brace for the hard fuel line coming out of the carburator. It rained and cooled things off after abotu 400 pm.
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