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Forum: Alaska 04-25-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By FlyRescue
I drove up from Vermont last August. Took the...

I drove up from Vermont last August. Took the northern route through montreal, michigan, and subsequently punched up through into canada in North Dakota. I'm assuming you're going to go Alcan down to...
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,304
Posted By FlyRescue
Hey! There's my old Seca in the background :thumb

Hey! There's my old Seca in the background :thumb
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By FlyRescue
Lol, "Faternity" ...

Lol, "Faternity"

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss56/benklein/faternity_zpsqe5stylu.png (http://s561.photobucket.com/user/benklein/media/faternity_zpsqe5stylu.png.html)
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Yep, three speed column shift manual.

Yep, three speed column shift manual.
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
It's just starting to act like my Audi and Volvo.

It's just starting to act like my Audi and Volvo.
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Can a highly lean condition cause bad knocking?

Can a highly lean condition cause bad knocking?
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Has power brakes, I'll try that. What am...

Has power brakes, I'll try that.

What am I looking for when I pull the carb?

Figured out it's not the fuel filter knocking around. There is definitely something clunking around inside...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
I just wanted to add "THANKS!" you guys are...

I just wanted to add "THANKS!" you guys are giving me lots of helpful nudges and anecdotes. I feel like I am going to be able to enjoy this thing sooner than later!
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Ran the motor for ~ 20 minutes. Started and...

Ran the motor for ~ 20 minutes. Started and stopped it about half a dozen times without fail. Still needs full choke all the time, though.

The firing order still appears to be new/351 style.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
So I have been tinkering a bit. Under full choke,...

So I have been tinkering a bit. Under full choke, it starts fast and runs well. I haven't run it for more than 5 minutes at a time in the last 4 times or so.

Fuel system seems to be working...
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,924
Posted By FlyRescue
Looks like I'll be going. Seeya there YFF's

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Forum: Alaska 03-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By FlyRescue
:huh

:huh
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By FlyRescue
Yeah I get a call three times a week on my home...

Yeah I get a call three times a week on my home phone, and a mailer once a week. Not even good fire starter paper, like glossy-create-creosote shit.
Forum: Alaska 03-23-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By FlyRescue
It wouldn't be the weirdest thing taken to...

It wouldn't be the weirdest thing taken to dawson....

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/2008-Can-Am-Spyder-Motorcycle-Test-Drevenstedt-061.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
So it warmed up and now it is circulating water...

So it warmed up and now it is circulating water and maintaining a good temp. Oil pressure seems reasonable for an older motor. 55psi-ish on cold start, 15psi-ish hot idle.

The thing sounds...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Van seems to be circulating water now. Can't run...

Van seems to be circulating water now. Can't run the factory air cleaner because of the HEI distributor, so I think that's why it's having a bit of trouble of choke. Going to button the thing up now...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By FlyRescue
I have a 74 Ford van that I am putting custom...

I have a 74 Ford van that I am putting custom gauges in.

For fuel, you can find online what the resistance readings are. I bought this one for my van www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EVWEG8/...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
In the high 40's / low 50's today and I have to...

In the high 40's / low 50's today and I have to day off. Going to go finish off the van (ideally) and throw a battery in the GS!
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
So can we assume this was a non-Mustang (big car,...

So can we assume this was a non-Mustang (big car, or truck) 302 with TBI and a flat-tappet cam? Does that make it an H.O. or not?
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Again, thanks for all the awesome info! There are...

Again, thanks for all the awesome info! There are just to many idiosyncrasies with these SBF's.

My engine has the 351 firing order. I know this because it's not the one that's stamped on the '74...
Forum: Alaska 03-13-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FlyRescue
Haha oh shit, Tom's come out of hibernation! Yeah...

Haha oh shit, Tom's come out of hibernation! Yeah I was shocked that they made a conscience effort to make repairs as well. That being said about 6 months ago there was a another "technical campaign"...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
The original distributor that was on the motor...

The original distributor that was on the motor was destroyed when I got it. The van was running duraspark, but I really wanted to move to HEI 1 wire ignition. The distributor that I have on there now...
Forum: Alaska 03-12-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By FlyRescue
I love the snarky caption on the picture in the...

I love the snarky caption on the picture in the article...wait, that's my bike. SHIT.
Forum: Alaska 03-10-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 183,447
Posted By FlyRescue
Damn Kevin, you're like the worst...

Damn Kevin, you're like the worst influence...haha!
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 447,646
Posted By FlyRescue
I had to troubleshoot a bad idle problem on the...

I had to troubleshoot a bad idle problem on the wife's Audi. Turned out it needed a cam chain tensioner, coolant flange, temp sensor, cam position sensor, and some now vaccuum fittings. Oh, and I...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Here's what I found, the passenger side gasket...

Here's what I found, the passenger side gasket WAS installed backwards, the driver's has a tab up front. The cylinders look fine, nothing I am going to worry about. And this gives me the opportunity...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Wonderful! :eek1

Wonderful! :eek1
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Word, thanks for the wisdom! Yeah, once I get the...

Word, thanks for the wisdom! Yeah, once I get the gasket muckity-muck done I think it'll be test and tune time. Barring any other unpleasant discoveries.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
I've thought a little about the vapor lock issue...

I've thought a little about the vapor lock issue or boiled fuel issue. I will need to be educated on how to identify it and then subsequently fix it, but the fuel lines to run pretty close to the top...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Yep, always a backing plate on the pumps.

Yep, always a backing plate on the pumps.
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Yes, thank you

Yes, thank you
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
I have exhaust manifold gaskets installed, but I...

I have exhaust manifold gaskets installed, but I was certain I'd need them. I've never had a car or bike seal without some kind of semi malleable material between the heads and pipes
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Thankfully, or not, I can't claim having the...

Thankfully, or not, I can't claim having the heads off. The motor came for free from a wanted ad I posted on Craigslist for a sbf engine to replace the no oil pressure one that came in the van.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Ugh......

Okay looking at it, the passenger head gasket might be installed backwards.

Check it:

Driver's head with the tab sticking out at the front:...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
So now I am flabbergasted. The van has a new...

So now I am flabbergasted.

The van has a new thermostat, new correct spin water pump, new radiator, new coolant.

It starts up great, runs and idles smoothly, sounds good. Now I see flow in the...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Yeah, I consider myself extremely mechanically...

Yeah, I consider myself extremely mechanically inclined, but I have no concept of what or how that works and why?

School me.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
The t-stat has that little hole with a brass...

The t-stat has that little hole with a brass thingie in it already in the piston face.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
Hey guys, got to dig into the van again today. I...

Hey guys, got to dig into the van again today. I pulled the radiator and brown mucky water came out the bottom. Makes me think that maybe it is plugged and or frozen.

The installed water pump was...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
I used the old timing cover because the EFI...

I used the old timing cover because the EFI timing cover does not have provisions for a mechanical fuel pump.

Oh, BTW it is definitely a 50oz balanced flywheel, not a 50# flywheel.

I am going...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,806
Posted By FlyRescue
I think that's worth trying. Has anyone mentioned...

I think that's worth trying. Has anyone mentioned how hard it is to get to the bottom thermostat hosing bolt with the timing plate in the way? Maybe it's because I have a larger, HEI distributor, but...
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