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  1. barnett468

    Starting problems

    I for one wouldn't buy a carb spacer until it is determined that you might need one. I have probably had over 50 cars with edelbrocks with no spacers and they all started fine after I tuned them. 1. Has it always done this? If not, exactly when did it start doing this? 2. does the engine turn over noticeably slower after it is at operating temp? 3. If you have a numerical temp gauge, how hot it is when driving on the highway and when in traffic? 4. What is the timing set at at idle with the distributor vacuum hoses disconnected? 5. Exactly what do you mean by "It's down on power"? 6. How long do you let it turn over for each time you crank it?
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    70 rear brakes locking

    You can use the switch that screws into the valve and a continuity tester. If the switch has 1 wire going to it, there will be continuity from the car body to the post inside the switch when the piston is centered. If it has 2 wires, there will be continuity between both posts inside the switch when the piston is centered. You should remove the switch first and check to see if it is working. There is an O ring on both ends of the piston, therefore, no no brake fluid should leak out. If a lot of brake fluid leaks out, the seals are definitely bad.
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    70 rear brakes locking

    No problem and thanks for mentioning it. It can be easy for people to forget that unless we know someone, we have very little idea how much they know, so it seems better to offer more info than less info and just let them use what is useful to them out of it. If some of us have to start thinking of what we should and should not post, our muddled brains might melt, lol.
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    70 rear brakes locking

    if you have brake fluid on your shoes, that can also cause them to lock up.
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    Missing, shaking

    The carb on your car is incorrect nut i would not buy one just yet as it may be just fine. I would check other things first. You should try adjusting the fuel mix screws on the front however but that process needs to be explained and i for one can't explain it until tonight.
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    oil pan installation

    i don't use the 1 piece gaskets, however, i would clean the gasket with lacquer thinner or acetone then alcohol. i would also use the same on the block and i use q tips to get into the small recesses in the corners where part of the factory oil seal installs into next to the main caps. i only use gray high temp silicone on both sides of the pan gaskets to seal the corners and the curved area on the main caps then let it dry for at least 12 hours but on your one piece i would use it on both sides of the entire gasket. ultra black is not nearly as good as the gray for this app.
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    70 rear brakes locking

    The unit you have should have a prop valve under the big nit on the end. yes you should remove the switch for the shuttle valve abd make a special bolt with a small tip on the end to use as a stopper to hold the valve while bleeding. this is a 1970 ford valve . disregard the word "Remove".
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    70 rear brakes locking

    yes, you must have a prop valve otherwise your rear brakes will do exactly what they are doing but it might be in the unit you have.
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    70 rear brakes locking

    If you determine that everything in your system is working properly and the problem still exists and the diameter of the piston in your front calipers is smaller than the original ones, you may need to install rear cylinders that have a slightly smaller diameter as well. As stangs r me mentioned, look to see if you have the original proportioning valve. For now, I would adjust the rear brakes so there is zero drag. If there is any drag at all it can cause the rears to overheat then lock up like they are doing now. I have encountered this exact problem a few times before. An adjustable proportioning valve by itself will rarely adjust the brakes enough to get a good balance because they are adjustable over a very small range only. Also, they work nothing like an original valve and should never be used in place of an original valve but can be used in conjunction with one like stangs r me did. I would also be hesitant to trust that the shop adjusted the push rod properly on your power brakes and would consider checking it if you can't fix the problem otherwise, but it's a bit of a pita to do and doesn't sound to me like that is the problem.
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    Classic Car Insurance and Teenagers

    Well he said if he uses haggerty his son can not drive it and the companies I know will not let him have a haggerty policy for himself and a separate one from another company for his son, however, i'm sure he will come up with a plan after he calls the other companies that I and others suggested. "I would like to teach my teenage kids to drive a manual tranny, preferably insured. USAA defers to Hagerty. Hagerty requires 5-9 years of driving experience."
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    Looking for Shift Knob - Hurst

    is it an original ford hurst shifter? what thread is it? i have a used hurst t handle. you may need some type of adapter for the handle or knob you get. https://www.ebay.com/p/12x1-25-to-8x1-25-Threaded-Insert-Adapter-Shift-Knob-Shifter-Stainless-Steel/1381276716?iid=111910502753&chn=ps https://www.cjponyparts.com/drake-muscle-cars-shift-knob-adapter-2005-2013/p/MSKA2/?year=2014&gclid=Cj0KCQjw77TbBRDtARIsAC4l83nwC7m3SCIX7CdgAbfK-fv07tnz16y9Vv0GZ0lSxcLXHyrXJT0lskIaAoOIEALw_wcB https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ott-3901?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-otb-gear&gclid=Cj0KCQjw77TbBRDtARIsAC4l83k4vl4ysfxmhy6bijRPp7_hAw5XJmP-q9nqUdv0R04HG6TbaJgUVCoaAlNFEALw_wcB
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    Classic Car Insurance and Teenagers

    Also, if you want to reduce the power when he drives it, you may be able to put a stop/limiter on the throttle or connect the end of the cable lower on the throttle arm when he is not looking of course.
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    Classic Car Insurance and Teenagers

    I called progressive and they will insure him irregardless of what he drives but won't tell me what value they will put on your car. You can try these guys also https://americancollectors.com/passion/?st-t=gclid=*&gclid=Cj0KCQjwzK_bBRDDARIsAFQF7zNtWoPDalRgA1rumjEJOMRdbdfmAJUsW4g01sdwG0r7RmpKDBLb_JYaAsEJEALw_wcB
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    Classic Car Insurance and Teenagers

    i don't understand your question. i would think that progressive would insure them.