Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:25 pm

Excessive blow by can do that.
But then you've long known your engine is a bit less than perfect.

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby 68ragtop » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:37 am

Yeah, I'm almost thinking of plumbing in an oil catch can as a temp move as the house drainage work is about to gobble up any full engine reco funds so the temp patching of things has to continue for now.

As for the fuel rail I am thinking basic like this for a quick fix I can pick up tomorrow and flare off the hard line from the pump and putting some fuel hose between the two.
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But then I saw this and thought it's suit my current chrome and red theme nicely
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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:22 pm

Much more nicer than the braided setup I have on Mine!

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby 68ragtop » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:21 pm

Well I should have measured a few more things before I headed out today. Picked up the cheap fuel rail in the top pic above and went to fit it up and I'd gotten the center to center distance measurement right, but messed up on the fuel inlet fitting size. New rail is 3/8" tube, existing fuel line and fittings into the carb are for 5/16" tube :evil: Oh well, ordered 2 of the correct sized adapter fittings to pick up at the weekend to make it all work.

Also stopped in at a race parts store to see how much something like the other fuel rail would be to make up out of standard Speedflow AN fittings and hose. Seems $180 - $280 depending on components. Got a birthday on a few months so maybe I'll think on it.. :)

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:26 pm

Funny that, Standard Rubber fuel line would do the job.

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby 68ragtop » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:24 pm

DOC wrote:Funny that, Standard Rubber fuel line would do the job.


20cm of replacement 5/16" hardline would have worked, but wouldn't have been as shiny :)

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:26 pm

Shiny GOOD! :D

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby 68ragtop » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:31 pm

So another measuring fail on my part. They are becoming commonplace now. Went to fit things up and now find the new chome line when in place wants to run right through the heater hose coming from my manifold.

Options now are to either replace the manifold fitting with a right angle and try to reroute the heater hose a bit, or pick up some hard line and just remake the original lines.

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:16 pm

Just never ends does it!

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Re: Should I replace carb, intake, or hood?

Postby DOC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:26 pm

A fair few years ago, I did this. Still holding up just fine.
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