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    jensenracing77
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    Some more observations. First time I seen the Water Pump and arrow on the lower radiator hose.

    Also found that there are two styles for the PCV hose. Both fit the same but shaped different.

    The radiator stamp. I can’t figure out if this is a 149 or a 671? I believe it is a 149.

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    #11461

    oaklyss
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    This is good stuff Eric. Lots of original markings still intact. Thanks for documenting it all.

    #11476

    jensenracing77
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    I cleaned the points and put the distributor back in and tested for spark. Likely the first time for it to crank since 1974.

    http://s654.photobucket.com/user/jensenracing77/media/IMGP1257_zpsp1mwedqx.mp4.html

    I decided to try and start it. I pulled the line off the fuel pump so it would not suck the old gas into the carburetor. Added gas to the carb through the vent and give it a crank. I have a temporary exhaust hooked to the manifold and it makes the noise in the video. It tried to start but I think I flooded it. Not used to the manual choke.
    http://s654.photobucket.com/user/jensenracing77/media/IMGP1259_zpsrrs0eeju.mp4.html

    #11477

    jensenracing77
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    A couple more tries and it is running. Not well but it is running. The spark plugs are stuck in the head and i cracked the porcelain on one of them. I am going to have to at least pull the heads but I think I am just going to drop it all out and go through it. The plug wires are shot, they are the original 2Q-62 spark plug wires. I may attempt to get it running more after I flush the gas tank.
    http://s654.photobucket.com/user/jensenracing77/media/IMGP1264_zpsiopino6q.mp4.html

    http://s654.photobucket.com/user/jensenracing77/media/IMGP1265_zpsre6g9lm6.mp4.html

    #11478

    jensenracing77
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    Still trying to decide what my next stem will be. I think I am going to push this one to the side and start working on the automatic car. The 4 speed car is going to be a major project so I want to get some things done to the automatic car first so we can drive it this summer. I need to get the rear end rebuilt on the automatic car and want to swap out the turbo with the red one Jim built for it. By the time I have it done it will be summer and then I can go back to this one.

    #11543

    jensenracing77
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    I started work on our automatic car so this is on hold for a while. I did just pick these up for it. VARY excited to get them!

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    #12182

    jensenracing77
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    I have our Automatic car back on the road and running great so I hope to start working on this again soon. I plan to get the old gas out of it first and then flush out the antifreeze the best i can. This stuff is the nastiest antifreeze I have ever seen. Not dirty, just crystallized and hardened. The gas is also some of the worst I ever smelled. Has 3/4 tank of gas from 1974. If I can stay on this project I hope to have it started and running in the next week or two.

    #12183

    jensenracing77
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    I just drained the gas out of it. SO NASTY!!!! I went out to the river bottoms to drain it into a couple buckets so it would not smell our property up. Last time I had it this bad I spilled some and it stunk for a month. Surprisingly this stuff still burned. Not well but did burn. I lit both buckets and burned it all off so it would not stink so bad. I did spill a little on the trailer so I hope that don’t stink for to long.

    I ran a video scope down the gas tank filler neck and it looks very clean inside. I can’t see everywhere in the tank this way but the areas I can see are very nice. I hope to flush out the antifreeze next. I pulled the water pump off to be able to get it flushed out easier. I was going to send the pump in to be rebuilt but decided to wait. I want to get this running as good as i can before I start the process of sending stuff off to be rebuilt. I want to know what I am up against first.

    #12187

    jensenracing77
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    I added 2 gallon of gas and hauled it about 5 miles on the trailer to slosh the fuel around. I drained it again and added 10 gallon of premium and added a little to the carburetor through the vent hole. Now it fires right up. I then installed the manifold to turbo pipe and down pipe and fired it again. I was surprised at how well it ran for original 1962 plug wires. Now to work on the crystallized antifreeze in the intake and heads. I think I am going to have to pull them off but I will try some radiator flush first and see what happens.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ld6itkgC8
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jetfire+2nd+start

    #12199

    jensenracing77
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    I have some hope!!! If you listened to the videos above you can hear a noise. It sounds worse on the video than it is but at the same time it for sure has a mechanical noise. With not knowing why this car was parked in 1974 I feared it had a rod knocking. I always fear the worst but the sound was not quite solid enough to be a rod in my opinion. I pulled the driver side valve cover and it for sure has 2 stuck lifter. I need to pull the intake anyway because of the antifreeze issue so I think before I run it any more I will pull the intake and clean out all the water passages I can and attempt to clean the lifters and get them free. Not sure if that is possible? I know I am going to rebuild it but I just can’t bring myself to do it till I can get it running good as it is first. I will only be out an intake gasket this way so it is worth a try.

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