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Discussion Starter · #46 ·
I’ll take it.😁
Sounds great sitting still
New fuel pump
New distributor new cap rotor wires 2 different sets of plugs added a extra fuel filter before fuel pump replace squishy fuel line changed carburetor
Still won’t make it around the block..
Guess I’ll drop the tank and see what’s going on there… it is very frustrating.
 

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Strap a gas can to the front of the car and run a hose to the pump. That will tell you what direction to go.You could strap one to the rear and come off you fuel line to the tank to eliminate that also.
Tom
I think I found the problem. This is a diesel can and this brown junk is what’s coming out of the tank. I bought a in line electric transfer pump and put it down by the fuel pump on the block and this is what came out. Tank coming out Saturday morning 😎
 

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Today’s update.. special shout-out to minoridertim for all the help today. We got the tank out and it’s really nasty.. not able to be cleaned .. a new one from Rock Auto is on the way.. more pictures to come.. thank you for following..
 

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Today’s update.. special shout-out to minoridertim for all the help today. We got the tank out and it’s really nasty.. not able to be cleaned .. a new one from Rock Auto is on the way.. more pictures to come.. thank you for following..
looks like you struck oil! just like old Jed Clampett!
 

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I noticed the differential cover has some nasty blue RTV on it, may as well service it while it’s easy to access.,, maybe I’ll get lucky and it’ll have a limited slip in it .. 🤔
Let’s build a hot rod,,
It’ll be fun they said..😂
 

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Discussion Starter · #55 ·
Please be careful in this extremely hot weather!! Its killer hot. And be careful with your jack stands on soft, hot-soaked asphalt.

Please don't become a statistic. Just saying. . .

Rick

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Thanks Rick. I appreciate you. It’s not an ideal working spot but sometimes you have to do with what ya got. I do have car backed in on 4x8 sheets of ply and the jack stands have another piece under them. 2 floor jacks are being used. I never get under a car without them.
 

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Today’s shenanigans..
We tackled the right rear wheel cylinder today after work. When I upgraded the Elcamino to the larger bore S-10 wheel cylinders, I kept the other ones as they only had about 2500 miles on them. Today’s helper is the wife .. Toni .. We will do the driver side tomorrow after work. The gas tank has shipped and should be here Thursday afternoon.
Those clips are a subject for a different thread tho 😂
 

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Update on the longroof..
New distributor, cap, rotor. Had a set of wires left over from the Elcamino engine swap so I used those. The gas tank was rusted and beyond repair so I ordered a new one from Rock Auto. New fuel pump, flushed all the lines, replace all rubber fuel lines, replaced carburetor, new tires, new rear shocks, new rear wheel cylinders. Cleaned it up a little bit. Tags, registration, insurance. Had to cut the muffler off to get the tank out so it’s going to the muffler shop tomorrow afternoon to get it put back on. I am NOT going to paint it..
It runs 100% better.
Special shout out to
Tim McQuigg.. Minoridertim
Crafty Critter.. Toni.. for all the help

3D Motorsports
Gary Dent
Zane A. Dent
Will be handling the new motor
Stay tuned..😎
 

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Today’s shenanigans
It’s alive. Made it to the muffler shop AND back 😂
Runs decent.. rides good.. still needs some tinkering but am pleased to finally get a few miles on it.. 25 today..
Next to do is start getting parts to fix the air conditioner 🥵
 
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