Faulkner gets a Redo



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Post by Faulkner » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:13 pm

Michael's headed straight for the panhandle - I hope that by now, Dick, you are headed south to Palm Beach Gardens, and not still driving US 10. Send up a flare, will ya?!?

I think I'm going to go ahead and order those long J-bolts from Vans, on the likely prospect that your straps are not for a (rare) 23 gallon tank.
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Post by Dick Koch » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm

Just got home a couple of hours ago. Let me find the straps and get back to you.
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Post by Dick Koch » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:02 pm

Nope - Mine measure the same as yours. All you need is a coupling nut and a short piece of threaded rod. At my ACE we have coupling nuts up to 3/4" and threaded rod 3" and 6" long or longer.
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Post by Faulkner » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks Dick! I think if I were going to use a coupling nut, I would just use a bolt at the right length rather than all thread and a nut. But I ordered the longer J-bolts before I saw your reply, so let's see how I make out with those.

Glad to hear you are home safe and sound from "Cruisin' the Coast. Post some pix in "It's Show Time"!
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Post by Faulkner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 pm

There's a chance the J-bolts will arrive tomorrow. Meanwhile, some more tinkering in the engine compartment...

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I backed out the fitting and put in a close nipple, in hopes I could turn an elbow without having to remove the thermostat housing; no such luck
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So, off it came - here's everything back together
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Before I installed the recently rebuilt heater valve, I wired it closed - I need to rebuild the heater assembly under the dash, but I don't want to commit to that before Carlisle. There's enough gasket fragments to make a template for a replacement I'll make from a neoprene sheet
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Getting there! A busy day tomorrow, but maybe the radiator goes back in on Sunday
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What's the fitting for?


Oh yeah! What's this fitting for in the last pic? I seem to recall it from before, and wondering what - if anything - goes there. Is it for servicing? I don't think I had anything connected to it.
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Post by Faulkner » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Rechromed. Rebuilt. Renewed!

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Post by Faulkner » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:49 pm

(*Tap*, *Tap*...) Hey, is this mike on?!?

What's this fitting for?

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Post by Dick Koch » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:55 pm

It's the vacuum connection to the vacuum advance on the carburetor. This picture is from the 2 bbl. On the convert.
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Post by Dick Koch » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:10 pm

This is a picture of Greenies 361 four barell carburetor, it's the vacuum connection to the vacuum advance.
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Post by Faulkner » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:02 pm

D'Oh! But of course. I have to hunt around in my stash of parts for that male fitting, and replace the rubber tubing. Here I was thinking this doodad - a thin little tube off of the rear vacuum line for the power brakes- was where the vac advance had been plugged into. But now I realize, that's for the dashboard heater control switch. I'll have to put a cap on that until I'm ready to redo the heater controls.

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I never got to hang the radiator today, but I did finish the power brake hoses and install the radiator core. In the process, I also managed to snap a bolt :o :shock: It's in an inconspicuous spot, and wouldn't be noticed - but it's bothering me now. I guess I'll drill it out... (*sigh*.) Nibbles of the elephant.

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Post by Dick Koch » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:30 pm

I would suggest that instead of rubber hose you use the white poly tubing, thats what is on Greenin and zero chance of collapsing. Can be sourced at ACE.
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Post by Faulkner » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm

More nibbles. I'm beginning to like the taste of elephant!

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It turned out to be quite easy drilling the bolt out with a hardened bit.
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Ran a tap to clean out the threads, new bolt is in, Voila! Now I have a clear conscience 8^)
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Radiator's in, some more of this and that.


The J-bolts arrived from Vans, and they are quite longer! Now to reshape the straps, and bolt the tank in.
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Faulkner » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:20 pm

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The J-bolts arrived from Vans, and they are quite longer! Now to reshape the straps, and bolt the tank in.
Yeah. Well, maybe tomorrow - the best laid plans, and all that.

I did find the vacuum fitting for the carb - and it was attached to the metal vacuum tube! I bought some of that white poly tubing to make up the connection to the vacuum advance - I recall it being black, but I think I tossed it because it was dry-rotted.

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I expect in a week or two, I'll be firing up the 318 - after I crank it for a while with the coil wire disconnected to get the juices flowing. I plan to first strategically put drops of oil on the valve guides before lashing down the valve covers. Hey, should I also put a few drops in each cylinder? It will make for a helluva smokey mess when I fire it up - but maybe it will be so loud without exhaust, I won't even notice :twisted:
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by Faulkner » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:25 pm

...and the tank is in! Those extra long J-bolts were what I needed.

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A little paint touchup here and there, but all hooked up. Notice my Gary Goers ground strap to the frame! A little obsessive, mebbe...


I think next weekend is the big crank - first without a coil wire. What do folks think of my "oil in the cylinders" idea? Not particularly helpful?

Oh yeah - question #2: How many inch-pounds on the valve cover bolts?
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Re: Faulkner gets a Redo

Post by RICKYMOPAR » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:17 am

Do it...but just ground the coil wire, do not leave it out.
valve cover bolts are torqued to 50 inch pounds.

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