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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 pm

Linda wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:14 pm
I know the smog stuff has been removed, I started reading about the smog vs non-smog distributors. I haven't verified what I have, but I would assume I have the smog unit.
From one of my earlier post.
"timing was way off, set at nearly 25* btdc, I set it back to 16* btdc"
Wondered if you had verified if you had a smog distributor which has different timing settings than the non smog. Can affect running and other things.
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Linda, I haven't verified it yet, but it's been running very hot at idle ever since I adjusted the timing. So, when I get the fuel pump on this weekend and hopefully running, I'll take the timing back up and see if it runs cooler and go from there.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Linda » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31341&p=288636&hili ... or#p288636
From Dave Premo re distributors, smog vs non smog. Good info
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Lorna c » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:41 pm

yeah. apparently you can't just change the weights over . Haha.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:46 pm

The move is done, got 2 of my cars to the new house. Now I can start working on the roadster again. First thing I noticed pulling it off the trailer is brake fluid leaking out of the rear wheel cylinder, and the gas gauge stopped working again.

Pretty much felt like the Beverly Hillbillies with all in tow.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Lorna c » Thu May 09, 2019 2:43 pm

lol . no bueno on brake fluid :-( nice stang btw
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Regarding my engine temps, today I put a camera in the top of the radiator to see what I might see. To my surprise it actually looked pretty clean across the top of the vent tubes. However I was not able to see down the tubes. Temp gauge still reads 220-240, my temp gun only reads about 170 across the head and about 200 on the head closest to the temp sender.

I also pulled the new thermostat out for shits and giggles with no real change. Both hoses are warm/hot and coolant is flowing through the top hose, ask me how I know. Anyway, I think I have good flow.

So, I'm thinking it's either sending unit or the gauge itself.

I'm also thinking of installing an aftermarket mechanical gauge to compare the stock gauge, so for those of you that have aftermarket gauges, where did you install the sending unit for it.

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by cktrap » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Installed this one. I know it’s on the wrong side of the Tstat but it follows the temp gage and it’s a quick reference. Also like the old hot rod tone to it.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Gregs672000 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:09 am

I like that, and it's a good use of the fitting. Thanks for posting, I may do that.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 pm

Yes, that does look good, what about a location on the 1600?
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Gregs672000 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 pm

Where did you find the Guage, and what did you need to do to adapt it in? Thanks!
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by ppeters914 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:00 pm

bossbob wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Yes, that does look good, what about a location on the 1600?
I'm thinking you would replace the current temperature sensor with a T-fitting for both the temperature sensor and a gauge. Key thing would be not making it look clunky. Probably have to add a bracket to support the gauge, too. Functional? Yes. Nice to look at? Maybe not so much.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by cktrap » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:00 am

I think it was this one.

It’s been a while since I bought it. I'll take more pictures later
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by cktrap » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:13 am

more pics
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Gregs672000 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:54 am

Thank you! Long ago I replaced my housing with one that has the fitting like above as my other had cracked. I don't completely trust my temp Guage, at least in the past. I have a new sensor in it so maybe it will read closer to what my IR temp gun would say, but I like the idea of a mechanical Guage as a back up.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 pm

Do you think it can be done on a 1600, kind of tight quarters with the bypass hose and exhaust manifold. I'll have to take a look at it tonight to see if there is enough room to add additional fittings.

Good news is, I fixed the fuel gauge, turns out I'm not getting a solid connection at the sender. A little wiggle of the wire for now and it's good.
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