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  1. gordonr

    Brake warning switch trivia

    Nice setup. Ford used a brake fluid level switch instead. Use your old wiring for the pressure differential switch for a level switch?
  2. The carb manufacture would definitely have the final say on the choke requirements though.
  3. Check out the choke diagram in 1973. It was done that way for a long time.
  4. It sounds like you have a few issues going on. Still using points with the choke wired to the ignition coil wiring will pull down your ignition coils available kilo volt output because of the lowered primary switching voltage . An electric choke can draw 2 amps upon initial turn on and will settle down under an half an amp or so 5 minutes later. Thats with 12 volts, I dont know your chokes ohm value or the ignition voltage sitting on your coil to know the exact loss. You should move the wiring to another source. "STA" terminal on the back of your alternator or some other creative places/ways others have mentioned before. As for timing I would set initial at 15* on a stocker and look for max advance by 2700 to 3000 rpm. Invest in the factory repair manuals as they have all the performance specs if your running a factory carb/distributor etc . They are inexpensive and will provide you hours of pleasure and enjoyment. Lol
  5. gordonr

    Brake warning switch trivia

    The dual brake warning switch is serving 2 functions. One is to join the two wires internally coming to it. The other is the momentary switch to ground when a pressure differential is present between the front and rear brake hydraulics. You can splice the two wires together and T another wire to either pin on the two pin switch or use a single pin switch. The prove out light bulb check for the brake light on the dash is performed by the ignition switch by providing power and ground in the start position for the warning light test. The bulb prove out check does not test brake system just bulb operation. "I was planning to make a parking brake switch (using 3D print and berillium copper)" aslanefe if still you plan on making a switch I'd be interested in one!
  6. gordonr

    Largest Rear Tires I Can run on the Rear

    This is how my 4.5" positive offset, 3 3/8" back space looks. I'm going to pull all the wheels and use a L square ruler to figure max offset with rim width to tire specs off the net. The specs for these cars really focus on back space mostly which for me is half the info.
  7. gordonr

    Largest Rear Tires I Can run on the Rear

    Your set up looks aggressive. Wheels being aluminum and thicker material what is your positive offset? 4.5"?
  8. gordonr

    Largest Rear Tires I Can run on the Rear

    I currently am looking into a custom sizes myself. My current wheels (Shelby Cal 500 14"x 7) are 4.5" offset with 3.3/8"back space on the front and have a nice profile. The backs are the same and just touch the inner lip with a passenger in the rear. So I called Wheel Vintiques for same offset for their Magnum 500's 15x8 front and the rears at 4.00" to 4.25" offset 15x10. They charge $50.00 per wheel for the mods though. v
  9. gordonr

    Intake By-Pass Tube Size - C5AE9425C

    I have a C5AE9425C laying around here and it has 5/8" outlet.
  10. gordonr

    Wiring a 69 Dash speaker

    Your can choose and make the center channel (dash speaker)work but you will lose the "stereo" separation sound. It will sound crappy. You can do it by taking a positive from each left and right speaker connecting them to the dash speaker.
  11. gordonr

    Harness and box identification

    As a guess maybe an engine governor of some sort ?
  12. gordonr

    I Fried the Alternator Wiring Harness

    It also looks like your main engine ground should be mounted lower on the right side of the block and not on a painted bracket?
  13. gordonr

    I Fried the Alternator Wiring Harness

    It looks like your ground (blk/red) got a little toasty. Does the chassis ground on the back of the right head ok or is it hurt as well?Did your car crank easily?
  14. gordonr

    I Fried the Alternator Wiring Harness

    That sucks. Your going to do some disassembly though. Pull the Alternator and pay attention to the harness routing to see if was pinched/crushed as the burned wire will originate from that point and will be obvious. From there a visual inspection of the wrapped harness portion where the loose burned wires enter. The thing about a burned wires wrapped in a bundle they will transfer there heat to the other wires as a heat sink and can fake you out as the harness wrap can appear ok. The damage can show and be a couple feet away. So unwrapping for inspection is important. Some pics would be helpful before and after disassembly also.
  15. gordonr

    Valve Cover Oil Fill/Breather Cap

    Its sitting on an Autolite 4300 but I have a Quick fuel 735 in the box. The A/C actually rubs on the float adjustment nuts only, the rest is free and clear. A slight modification would work though.
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