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Username Post: Progress at last!        (Topic#342204)
Nailheadv8 
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01-25-17 10:29 PM - Post#2673573    



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WagonCrazy 
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01-25-17 10:55 PM - Post#2673578    
    In response to Nailheadv8

Clue us in George...what have you made for progress?
Is this the ElCo you drove to CFAC last year?

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Nailheadv8 
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02-04-17 06:51 PM - Post#2675199    
    In response to WagonCrazy

The progress so far is ,that now I have a working A/C and heater. While the A/C shop had the front end off to replace the condenser, I took the grille home, removed the tarnished chrome strips, and painted the grille semi-flat black.
The engine has an HEI distributor and the wiring was from the old points system ( maybe 18 ga.), I replaced it with a 10 ga. wire from the fuse box directly to the dizzy and changed the plugs. What a difference that made!! a proper tune-up on the carb and I now have a much better performing car.
I also discovered that the fuel pump was leaking and not providing enough gas to keep up with the demands of the 383 stroker engine. I have the pump on hand and when the weather a ( and my damn sinuses ) cooperate I will install it. More later!! I have the parts for the interior and a new radio and speakers to install.



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swbatt 
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03-12-17 03:18 AM - Post#2681018    
    In response to Nailheadv8

You are motivating me George, that sounds like a whole bunch of progress. Good job. I can't believe six month to next CFAC. Now I need to get going.


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