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Username Post: reviving my 71 monte carlo        (Topic#336333)
Posts: 26

Reg: 10-05-14
06-02-16 09:35 PM - Post#2631838    

1971 monte carlo 350 2bbl

After many years of other priorities my objective is to get my 71 up and reliably running.
Overall it's a pretty solid vehicle (Arizona car) but has seen very, very limited use over the last 8 years, being started maybe once every year on average. Of course i will be going through the entire car, tuneup, lines hoses etc.

I have started the car several times lately and the motor "appears" to be running ok.
I realize stale sitting fuel is not a good thing, So i know i am starting with a reliable base, My questions are...

1) should i have the carb rebuilt
2) should i change the gas tank
3)any other suggestions?

Fuel stabilizer was not used very much and the tank was only half to quarter full this whole time.

Thanks for the opinions


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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
06-05-16 07:58 PM - Post#2632342    
    In response to ct409

If the gas is that old it probably doesn't have ethanol in it, which is good. If it seems to be running okay, I'd leave it alone.

Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


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