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  • #14095

    jensenracing77
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    Not that I know of. I don’t have and never had a single car with an original on it. I would like to see what it is supposed to look like. I did think about sending them the filter bowl to carb line but I had enough nice originals I just had mine zinc plated. I may end up having that one done also. Do you have the pump to filter line?

    #14090

    jensenracing77
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    I got the new tube from Inline Tube. It is a VERY close to perfect match. I test fit it on my extra engine and it will require a very minor tweak at the water outlet at the front of the intake. Nothing worth bringing to their attention.

    I really like these because duplicating the really tight bend at the very end of the line (turbo side) is difficult to duplicate if you make your own. To make your own that tight you have to bend it first and then cut it off and flair the end but most flair tools can’t have a bend that close to the end.

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    #14088

    jensenracing77
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    For engine parts, I always feel you get what you pay for. I would not look for the best price. I would look for a quality set first and then look at price. Valves for these cars are readily available and most places will have them. Most machine shops will be able to get them and recommend the best ones for your use and application.

    #14087

    jensenracing77
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    I did not find any documents under the seat of this car. I do have the Protecto Plates.

    What stats on the show board?

    #14082

    jensenracing77
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    I installed the carpet, back door panels and seats today. I am almost done with the interior. I took it for another drive. I went around the block (4 miles) and all went well. I stopped and checked the temp and it was only 170. I do not have a thermostat in it for now. I decided to go around the block again but it died on me after 1 mile. I called my wife and she sent my 12 year old girl to fetch me on the SXS. She pulled me home with it and done a great job of pulling me. Turned out that the fuel pump quit pumping. I changed it out and all is good again.

    #14080

    jensenracing77
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    I have brakes now! Took it for its first drive. I went a little over a mile round trip. The video turned out sideways..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noWuehg8OoQ&feature=youtu.be

    #14079

    jensenracing77
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    Working on the brakes now and going really well. I can reuse all the brake lines (other than the rubber ones) and all the wheel cylinders and master are rebuildable. I believe I will be able to take this car for a drive by the end of the day Saturday!

    #14076

    jensenracing77
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    Here is another video. I have it running really good now. I had changed oil in it before I started it up to begin with but after running it tonight for an hour I changed it again. Had an oil leak at the oil pump that I fixed also.

    This video is not public so it is only by link. I will not likely post any more videos public till a later time. A more professional video is being made of this car and will be featured in a publication sometime next year. Till then I am keeping the public videos at a minimum.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Dfejfw_rY&feature=youtu.be

    #14071

    jensenracing77
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    After an over 40 year hibernation it is alive!

    I only had a float bowl full of gas in it so it only ran a couple seconds. I did not want the pump feeding more fuel to it till I knew what would happen. This way if there were a fire it did not have much gas to cause problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJeUoQy98sc&feature=youtu.be

    #14066

    jensenracing77
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    Well, Till I know more about the engine and how it runs I decided to just do a basic rebuild on the carburetor and put it back on the turbo and fluid system. I hate doing that because anyone restoring the car in the future will have to take apart everything I just done. If it don’t rain tomorrow I should be able to start the car up. I have not put a battery in it yet so I could have other electrical issues. I can’t find anywhere that mice have chewed the wiring so I am hoping to not have anything shorted out.

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