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Working on the car again this morning. I took off the manifold to turbo pipe and all the nuts came off like it was new. I couldn’t believe they were not rusted together. I also pulled loose the down pipe from the turbo to have a look inside. I had though I had checked the turbo before but it must have been on the extra engine I got from Ken. This turbo it not frozen up. It spins free and from an external view looks to be in good condition, should make a good core for rebuild.

I have a question on vacuum advance units. I know the Jetfire Hydramatic cars had there own vacuum advance canister. From what I am seeing in the parts book, It looks like the 4 speed car got the same vacuum advance canister as all the other cars did. It has a 168 stamped on the canister and the parts book shows the part number as 1116168 so I assume this is correct. Does anyone have other information on this? I tested the vacuum pod and it starts advancing at a 7 inch vacuum and is fully advanced at a 20 inch vacuum.

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