Originally Posted by sdwarf36
Ok-what was the order of repairs? Were all those changes to solve this one problem? Did it get any better with any changes?
Have you checked if the throttle is opening all the way? (look down the carb while someone pushes the gas pedal.)
Will it rev up in park?
As I said above I'm going to get the bus tomorrow morning so all I can say now is what my seller is telling me...
And this what he told me so far :
- After he removed the governor the bus was still running very poorly... 40-45 mph on a flat road and stalling speed on a hill...
- he thought it was coming from the carb... Since he didn't find a decent joint kit to rebuild it he decided to change the whole thing and bought a Holley four barrel carb..
(a very good question was asked me above : how is jetted the new carb ? well I have no idea)
- so in the end of the day he told me that the carb swap improved the bus a lot : 50-55 mph on flat surface and a solid 45 mph on a hill...
but still he's not happy with the performance... He tells me it should go faster and that the engine won't go 1500 rpm... (see what i wrote above for current performance)
. Is it normal for this kind of bus ? well as I said I'm a complete newbie with a 351... I mean when I hit 65 mph with my 71 VW Bus (I'm talking going down the hill with a tail wind) I feel like the king of the world... So I'm pretty well used to get passed by everything but bicycles ;)
you tell me...