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  1. Oh, yeah, I will for sure cut the hose. I have a couple AN bulkhead fittings lying around, I may use one of them with a 90 degree AN elbow pointed toward the back of the car.
  2. Actually, there’s one nice clean hole, which I’m pretty sure is for the factory AC drain. That’s the one I used for the vintage Air system. For some reason there’s also another very jagged hole that was cut by somebody ...it is definitely not a factory hole. I’m not really sure why it’s there, but I plugged it with a small rubber body plug those assembly books I have show the location of the drain hose I’m a little concerned about that location because with my Headers and exhaust it’s going to get pretty hot there. I’m probably going to swap that rubber hose out and use a piece of braided fuel line, or wrap it with some insulation.
  3. My car is a factory A/C convertible.
  4. Dude, awesome!!!!! Nothing like the first start! Congrats!
  5. You need to run one of the two valve cover breathers with a PVC valve to the carb base/vacuum port. Run the other one to the air cleaner base. That should solve your problem. Open breathers will spit oil under deceleration and hard downshifts.
  6. I have also taken apart a '70 switch. I would try and solder repair the ground. The ignition switch is one area where you don't want ground problems. Or, find a '70 Maverick somewhere, I think same/similar ignition switch. They are not impossible to find.
  7. I have the Borgeson set up on 2 cars, and it works fine. On my '70, I used open tracker roller idler arm, and a factory Pitman arm and manual center link. Some pics attached. I had no alignment issues that I recall.
  8. If the Holley is sluggish, you may want to baseline the idle mixture by using a vacuum gauge. Then set the curb idle. A lot of people use the throttle plate adjustment screw to adjust the idle before adjusting the mixture screws. This causes your main (primary) throttle plates to be slightly "cracked", so when you come off idle, the car bogs. There is a "transfer slot" cut into the primary throttle plates and underside of the carb which allow the car to run and come off of idle with the main throttle plates closed. Try this and see if it works: https://forums.holley.com/entry.php?429-How-To-Adjust-The-Idle-Mixture-On-Holley-Carbs
  9. Yeah, I see that now. There is no powdercoat on the top of that tab, it is bare aluminum. Interesting that the hold down bolt isn't a good enough ground. Also interesting that nothing mentioned in the instructions. Thanks!!
  10. Hey Byron. When I talked to FiTech, I asked them how to ground the EFI body. They suggested using one of these screws (see picture), or a self tapping screw into the small hole near the carb mounting studs. How did you ground the EFI body?
  11. If you use a trunk mounted battery, you can put the front box in the space where the battery was. Just remove the battery tray. I have see people use those large, underhood fuse boxes that come on modern cars. You can source one at the scrapyard. Or use a small air intake box. They usually are gasketed.
  12. Vicfreg

    Checking in

    Right, I think it was supposed to be reflective like the Mach 1 stripes.
  13. Holy cow. 4 volts? Where did you ground the FiTech at? On the body, or mounting bolts...?
  14. Vicfreg

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    I found it also. The black strip apparently has a gold accent on it.
  15. I am surprised the storage unit has no camera's. You would think that it would be required by their insurance. This really sucks. We all need to keep an eye out for stuff on Ebay, etc....
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