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    Thanks all. I realize now that it didn't diesel...

    Thanks all. I realize now that it didn't diesel when i first got it. Then I raised the idle speed a bit cause I thought it might stall. The increased idle speed might now be causing the dieseling. I...
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    Thanks, but I think I'll leave it be. I've had...

    Thanks, but I think I'll leave it be. I've had five lumbar discectomies and a cervical fusion (not that I think you're interested in my medical history), but that is the same reason I am waiting for...
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    Thank you Dean!

    Thank you Dean!
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    Smith Odometer Fix

    If I go to the extreme trouble of removing the Smith speedometer from my Superformance (I would have to remove the front seat and my back doesn't work too good). is there a chance in hell I could fix...
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    Thanks - I guess I will have to jack the car up...

    Thanks - I guess I will have to jack the car up again and look harder to find that part number.
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    MY Carter is stamped 3D17A 43.

    MY Carter is stamped 3D17A 43.
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    Thanks DanEC.

    Thanks DanEC.
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51099560919_2d...

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    FYI These show the wet fuel filter and wet hose section between...
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    Right - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It is...

    Right - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It is not causing me any problems. My fuel pump is electric - a Carter. Thanks all for the good advice.
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    Fuel Pressure Gauge - 460 CID Ford Engine

    My fuel gauge going into my Mighty Demon carburetor is showing only a little above 4 PSI. The MD manual says the carburetor should receive 6 1/2 to 7 PSI.

    Randy at Cobra Valley says 5 1/2 to 6...
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    Dan - I have to point out that, as I said,...

    Dan -

    I have to point out that, as I said, when I turn the throttle arm slightly, i.e. pushing the pedal down slightly, I get plenty of fuel squirting into the primaries. And then it turns over...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51000283800_d1...

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    I checked the float levels thru the sight glasses: the P side (assume that is Primary) is about halfway up the window, the S side...
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    Starting My Ford Engine

    I have a Ford Racing Engine, 460 CID according to the dealer. It has a Demon 4-barrel carburetor - these are apparently associated with Holley.

    My problem is that, after waiting about 30 seconds...
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    He REALLY knows these cars!!!

    He REALLY knows these cars!!!
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    Thanks Ron

    Thanks Ron
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    Silverback - you probably didn't expect a Tolstoy...

    Silverback - you probably didn't expect a Tolstoy novel but here it is!

    Oh Boy. I was always car crazy, but not in a financial position to indulge early in life. Except that my first car was a...
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    Hollywood is slick - if you notice the chase...

    Hollywood is slick - if you notice the chase scene in Bourne Identity you will notice two different Mini Coopers in the same chase.
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    Yes - Like I said all you guys were very correct...

    Yes - Like I said all you guys were very correct in warning me about the weakness of the stock design. I have the 4 bolt mod on order. Thanks again.

    BTW - I had a fascinating two hour conversation...
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    Great news for me on the rear shock mounts! My...

    Great news for me on the rear shock mounts! My regular mechanic says he will do the mod. He restores 60s muscle cars for himself and his son, so he is familiar with 60s construction, and is happy to...
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    Dean - Yes - Silver's Technical Bulletin is a...

    Dean -

    Yes - Silver's Technical Bulletin is a great help, and so is your very thorough, very detailed, and very clearly written description of the process. Unless you can type a lot faster than...
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    Thanks for that info. Here is a photo where you...

    Thanks for that info. Here is a photo where you can just see the other two bolt holes in the frame above the mount, so I guess I have the required four 8mm frame holes for the Cobra Valley mod.
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    Silverback - I very much appreciated your reply....

    Silverback - I very much appreciated your reply. It is just that Dean specifically referred to the change-out process as " a two beer process doable even for a novice" so I wanted to know what brand...
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    Rear Shock Mounts Mod

    Dean - could you give me a brief synopsis of the procedure for swapping out the mounts? I assume we are talking about Cobra Valley's kit:
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    Seat Track Frozen

    Well I have an SPF seat track on the car I just bought, but it is not much use - it seems to be frozen, almost like it is rusted (but there is no sign of rust anywhere on the car - it spent its life...
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    Your post and Ron77's post and RedBarchetta's...

    Your post and Ron77's post and RedBarchetta's post are making me feel a bit uneasy - broken motor mounts, chains, failure-prone rear shock upper mounts - I am beginning to feel afraid to drive the...
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