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Old 04-08-2015, 12:41 PM   #491
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And yes... it makes the brake lights come on when we messed with the wire. Leaking air bad, never noticed it before. Brakes probably won't load pressure now? Or would this be auxiliary air? Looking for the part.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #492
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Stay or go? We don't test for emissions in my town but ?
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:50 PM   #493
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all it takes is 1 small pc of junk to get into fuel bowl and not allow the needle to seat

when you replaced the fuel pump on the engine, is there a chance that dirt got into the line to the carb? normally you would have a filter between pump and carb, do you have one?

try tapping side of float bowl with plastic handle of a screwdriver
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:21 PM   #494
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all it takes is 1 small pc of junk to get into fuel bowl and not allow the needle to seat

when you replaced the fuel pump on the engine, is there a chance that dirt got into the line to the carb? normally you would have a filter between pump and carb, do you have one?

try tapping side of float bowl with plastic handle of a screwdriver
We tried the tapping, helped a little. There is no air breather on it yet up top. We didn't take out the screen on the intake of the carb but we did have the fuel filter on. All new hose from tank to carb. Not saying that it didn't pick up any dirt in installation.

I was wondering if blasting it with carb cleaner would help at all but if it is the gaskets being dry (as someone suggested).

There was a canister fuel filter just outside the tank (which I saved) that my friend bypassed and put the fuel filter on top before the carb. Easy to see but scares me a little being over the engine.

Another friend at work is suggesting that I buy a used one off Ebay. I'm saying I have a used one.. He says "but theirs works" and I'm saying How do I know they haven't let it sit on a shelf for 2 years?

I think I've decided that I'm going to take a part, wire, hose, switch at a time into the auto parts store and say "I need a new one of these".. and slowly I will have everything new.

If my carb is junk, I'll take it apart and see if I can fix it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:39 PM   #495
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I would take carb off and just take it apart, clean and reassembly

kits are not expensive, make sure to get a complete kit, with needle/seat/float/gaskets and accelerator pump assy.

the numbers should be on the carb, do not take it apart to clean and reuse the old gaskets and such, not worth it

that carb is easy, not as easy as say a 2G rochester, and alot easier than old Quadrojet (which was worse I think) double pump holleys where easier than them

take your time and clean is clean...no open flames around work area, DO NOT use easy off oven cleaner(or similar) to clean parts...
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:21 PM   #496
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I would take carb off and just take it apart, clean and reassembly

kits are not expensive, make sure to get a complete kit, with needle/seat/float/gaskets and accelerator pump assy.

the numbers should be on the carb, do not take it apart to clean and reuse the old gaskets and such, not worth it

that carb is easy, not as easy as say a 2G rochester, and alot easier than old Quadrojet (which was worse I think) double pump holleys where easier than them

take your time and clean is clean...no open flames around work area, DO NOT use easy off oven cleaner(or similar) to clean parts...
Thank you Bansil dude. How you been? I want to try this. I think I can I think I can. Thanks for the vote. My job as a kid helping my dad was washing the parts in gas.
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Well crap! Now my Edelbrock carburater is toast. Fuel pump in and pumping plenty of fuel.. drowning the carb. When I parked the bus it ran.. very frustrating. Rebuild or buy rebuilt? Or new? decisions decisions. My dad would have just rebuilt it.. why can't I?

How old is the fuel?....been there.
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How old is the fuel?....been there.
I had a little gas in it when I parked it but it's sat for 2 years. I have added more gas with stable in it but I think it might need to be drained.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:09 PM   #499
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1407 so 750 (more carb than I think I need)

Manual... yes... choke...


Choke cable... is.... oh there it is..


And Transmission confirmed... (and I'm still itchy).


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Wall shells

I decided, after much deliberation over long period of time, that I would take the metal walls off and add more insulation and paneling (instead of over the metal). I thought no problem because the other one wasn't hard (not as hard as people said it was).

I know now why that first panel wasn't as hard and why it had so many holes in it. Someone had to have taken that panel off and put it back on again.





Welds every 2 inches or less I had to drill out. (one drilled a bit too hard). Got one panel off.
So, now added more spun insulation to fill in the gaps and sized up the lumber I'll need.
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