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JayEstes last won the day on July 2

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About JayEstes

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    Engineer by trade, mechanic at heart
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    Friendswood, TX
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  1. alright SHELBY.. give it up. Looks like there is more than one in that series......
  2. If it's an original style carb you should have a spacer. The spacer has an important vacuum port on it as a main source of vacuum for the car. That might not be needed if you have tapped the intake for this vacuum somewhere else. One of the things that happened to me was the secondary throttle diapraghm at the end of the throttle linkage (front side of carburetor) had a broken seal. This allowed fuel to leak out of my carburetor through the cap covering the diaphragm, and as luck would have it it pools on the top of the intake. This shocked me when I first found the problem, and made me concerned a fire could develop easily. It is designed such that when this diaphragm fails, gas leaks out of the carb and drips down onto the intake - it's really kind of surprising to me that is the case. Anyway, the diaphragm looks like this: and is behind a cover at the end of the throttle linkage that looks like this: You can see the small hole at the bottom center. Fuel will drain out there when the diaphragm is broken. It creates a mess, and I feel like its a dangerous mess. Your problem maybe something different, but if you have a standard carb, and are using typical 10% ethanol gas, and you are finding liquid fuel (or partially evaporated fuel) on your intake it could be this diaphragm. It seems like you would notice the lack of extra punch when this fails, but I didn't notice with normal driving - I just found fuel on top of the engine while I was out. I cleaned it up and went home. later than evening I went to check it and it had pooled more fuel (drained out of the carb when I parked). Nice thing is, it is an easy thing to check and easy & cheap to fix. Hope you find this helpful.
  3. I looked into that zloc a long time ago. The guy in the video showing how it goes in does little but drill & screw sheet metal on that Camero. Personally, I'm not a fan of that kind of stuff.
  4. I agree with you both on Fords' ruby red metallic. It's especially nice in sunshine. ;-) I've got the same spoiler as @MyStang (he has some excellent taste!) although I just measured mine and I have 7.5in clearance in the center, (my car is also 100% stock suspension except for 1in sway brace which shouldn't affect the height). I've never had it scrape anything in the 12Kmi I have had it on. I do recall there not being a terrible lot of guidance on where exactly it mounts. I installed it myself, and it was the devil to align and keep even. Anyway, you can get this one up to 7.5in clearance, I'm satisfied with the mounting.
  5. I bought this one on RockAuto.com: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1140173&cc=1132399&jsn=12 Mainly because it said "Professional" & it was SHINY - just being honest....
  6. Hah yes. He's definitely got "the knack". I lived with that annoyance for quite while and never would have come up with that one either. His systems understanding for both old and new really made the difference. Fortunately, he is gainfully employed designing and certifying life support systems for the Astronauts, so he is definitely one of the 1%'ers. He has a couple of old Porche's and some old motorcycles, so he's got lots of experience in old car stuff. Combine that with his high tech skills, and he's a great resource. Everyone should have a buddy like that! Jay
  7. OK, I am going to go throw a weird one at you. Maybe your problem is related to mine, but probably not. your problem is more likely a connection problem. However, I had a similar radio cutting out problem with my retrosound, except mine would cut out when I revved the engine from low speed to high, but it only seemed to happen when the car was fresh out of the garage. Also, if the car was brought back to dead idle, radio would play again -even fresh out of the garage. weird thing was, drive it a few miles, and this cut-out would go away. So, after me living with this for a long while, and pondering it, but not coming up with anything, a friend rides with me and sees this weird behavior and has a genius insight - he says "do you have an original voltage regulator?" yes. "well then, I think maybe your radio is seeing unacceptable voltages when the alternator is kicked in at higher RPMS. The alternator kicks in much more often immediately after the car has started after it's been sitting in garage. After you drive the car a bit, the battery gets charged up - so alternator not kicking in - and symptom stops. Maybe you should try a new solid-state VR." Freaking genius insight. Sure enough, a new solid state VR solved my radio cutting out problem completely. Now, in your case, the radio cuts out at low speed - when another electrical system is engaged. So perhaps the current draw of the blinker system causes the voltage the radio is getting to somehow change to a temporarily unacceptable amount. Car equilibrates voltages are a few moments and radio comes back on. At high RPMs voltage is sufficiently regulated to not cause a problem in the circuit. Do you have an old-style VR with resistors on the back? is a good question to ask if you can't trace it to bad ground or bad connection. Above image is what the back of my old VR looked like (I believe it is original with the car). The new Solid State versions don't look like this. Most likely, this is not your problem, but at least I stuck to the "radio cuts out" theme. Hope this wasn't too much of a thread high-jack! Jay
  8. This shits funny every time I read it!
  9. Trust me- that gull & I "exchanged a few words" in our staring contest. He must've gotten the message because I got home without a load.... To all - thanks for the kind words!
  10. Saturday morning came early last weekend. Got the old girl down the beach for a decent sunrise. A few pics for anyone interested. The big old hotel in a couple of the pics is Hotel Galvez' on the seawall. Beach pictures taken down on East Beach. They put too many poles up down there, making donuts a bit dangerous - but you know a few got made. Was a nice quiet morning out with the mistress... Jay
  11. Do you think it would hold up to constant exposure to brake fluid on a master cylinder? Brake fluid eats just about any kind of paint.
  12. Thanks all. Nice jacking platform @mustangstofear! A bit overkill for my application at home. When that vehicle lift gets here though.. Before I go make a pair of these, any changes you guys would recommend in terms of dimensions or features to make them easier to install or use? @ralt962 You had some idea of some adjustments? Thanks all- Jay
  13. @Brian Conway Could you post the dimensions of those? I could make a drawing from that, and post it, and folks would know how to make their own. I've never used these (don't have any) but I have wanted to have some many times.
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