I shipped it to MountainMan Fuel Systems. It's been on the car about 6 months, and thats how long I've been tweaking on it. First thing I did was tighten the air horn screws, every last one was loose enough to be ineffective at sealing that gasket. Then replace the fuel filter for a valved kind. Don't get me wrong, things like gapping on the throttle plates is flawless and it's as shiny as a new penny, and right now idles/starts better than it ever has since I've owned it, but that many turns on almost every joining screw is having a bad day made worse.who did the rebuild?
Dude, it's an "old school" Cruck! Why you trying to use "new fangled" tools on it 🤣THIS is exactly what I ended up doing yesterday to bleed my brakes. Got my money back for the POS tool I bought, and went "old school" on it. Took my Elco for a shake down drive and loved every 104* minute of it! Thanks.
Every FastLube, JiffyLube, QuickLube, SuperLube, SpeedyLube joint in Tennessee uses pits. The only ppl who use lifts are those like Firestone etc who do oil changes as a 'filler' and rely on actual mechanics to do the bill paying jobs.Have not seen somebody working in a pit forever. Don’t think they are allowed in NJ. Don’t know about Florida.
Thank You! I really like the style but prefer the feel of real leather. You got a great deal, though!Jer,
It is a factory stock Monte Carlo SS wheel. It is faux leather wrapped (plastic). After a long search - I picked it up by chance around 2014 on eBay for about $20 and painted it to match with SEM interior paint.
There are still some available, but the horn button & emblem are hard to find ...
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Those baker racks are cool, and a really good price, my issue with them is age vs heat. The shelving uses compression to force plastic inserts into the posts grooves, but after a few years sitting in hot garages that plastic gets brittle. So while normal use is fine, be careful with extreme use, I'd not stick anything close to rated weight on a shelf.200 per shelf on casters, 1000 per shelf on levelling feet.
1000 for the whole rack on casters
5000 for the whole rack on levelling feet
I did the research on the trinityii dot com website. they test them to 1.5x rated weight. I'm not planning on putting heavy stuff on there but the bigger loading weight is nice to have as a higher safety margin. normally, I'd get heavy duty standing racks but I have an urgent need for rolling racks right now.Those baker racks are cool, and a really good price, my issue with them is age vs heat. The shelving uses compression to force plastic inserts into the posts grooves, but after a few years sitting in hot garages that plastic gets brittle. So while normal use is fine, be careful with extreme use, I'd not stick anything close to rated weight on a shelf.
My son and I took it for a drive. We went through town, then out in the country. He was very pleased we took it for a drive. He was impressed how well it handled. We enjoyed the time together with his El Camino. I say that because I hope to give it back to him. I call it a project between the 2 of us.My son started up the 78 Elk today. He thought it was running great. He stomped on the throttle and it responded great. He was impressed with the way it ran. He's the one who built the engine in highschool and also bought the 78 Elk that he put it in. This was awesome for me.
Elevation sucks power. When my cars lived at sea level keeping tires planted was always a challenge. Now that I’m at only 2,000’ elevation everything stays hooked up unless I really try to get loose.Had the TCI Streetfighter TH400 transmission installed. It had a 32 spline shaft and a call to Gear Vendors got me back up and running with a new coupler and shims to reinstall the GV overdirive. Out for a test drive today. I have a lot more low end torque and can burn rubber pretty easy now. I could not do that with teh old TH400. Did a couple runs at 15.4 sec 1/4 mile. Damn, I still expect it to be faster. I was getting that before. I have a little emore twekaing to do. I am at 7000 ft elevation. Is this a 13 sec car at 2000 ft and less???
More tweaks and testing coming tomorrow.
Yep. Higher you go, the less dense the air becomes, means less O² to burn, so less HP per explosion. Only way around that is any kind of forced air induction, to cram as much air as possible into the cylinders under pressure. Or, some of the older QJ's had a choke air nozzle at the back of the air-horn (you Do Not want that nipple hooked to vacuum), you could slap that on a bottle of compressed air like a fake nitrous shot and that'd give the carb higher density air to draw from. Not really forced air induction, but compressed air induction.Elevation sucks power. When my cars lived at sea level keeping tires planted was always a challenge. Now that I’m at only 2,000’ elevation everything stays hooked up unless I really try to get loose.