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Username Post: Tommy49's 1949 Deluxe Sport Coupe        (Topic#349880)
tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-12-18 06:39 AM - Post#2748506    
    In response to tommy49

Well, the 49 came off the jack stands and did a couple test laps around the property with some success! The engine's running rough and rich, something it wasn't doing during it's breaking period. It shudders good when in drive, foot on the brake, but everything looks good, timing, vacuum advance is working, no evidence of vacuum leaks (vacuum gauge reads in the green). I even swapped out the Pertronix module, wires, and plugs, with no change. The carb is sitting on the bench now. There's a video coming to youtube soon.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-12-18 02:21 PM - Post#2748527    
    In response to tommy49

Here's the video of the 49's test run and first time using 2 new video editors. I need practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmddz5oIvLU&a mp;fe...

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
one4dad 
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one4dad
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Loc: Baton Rouge La
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10-12-18 03:20 PM - Post#2748531    
    In response to tommy49

Tommy, great looking car and I know that was a special moment.
Bill

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.


 
tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-12-18 03:50 PM - Post#2748533    
    In response to one4dad

Thanks, Bill! It was a special moment! Even though the ride was short, it was fun and I was able to find & fix some small issues, mainly coolant leaks. A couple extra turns on the clamps fixed those. I was concerned about the heater core leaking. The PO had it bypassed, but after reforming the dented inlet & outlet pipes, it had no leaks. I do need to get the car out on the asphalt to test the brakes. My drive is dirt and the road was muddy, but I did put some ruts in the drive braking. The car's back on the jack stand for inspection and we put the hood on. I'm going to reset the valves just to make sure everything is OK. The lifters are hydraulic, so it's an easy job. The main job will be getting the engine to run better.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
postalcop 
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postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
10-12-18 05:27 PM - Post#2748539    
    In response to tommy49

Looking good Tommy. I can't wait till I get to that point on my car.

53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
Keith_Knox 
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10-12-18 09:29 PM - Post#2748546    
    In response to tommy49

Glad to see you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with your build.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
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tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-13-18 04:26 AM - Post#2748554    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
Glad to see you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with your build.



Yeah, but I think I'm looking through the wrong end of the telescope. Actually, this was the first time in years that I worked on the car all summer instead of outdoor projects. Just take a look at our pond, it looks bad! This winter I'm just working on getting the car ready for the road, no body work!


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-19-18 07:23 AM - Post#2749043    
    In response to tommy49

I've taken my Rochester BV apart for the first time for a cleaning and rebuild. The carb came with the $100 1962 235 I bought for the rockers & shafts. After taking it apart and a lot of reading, I believe I've found the problems for the rough running and rich issues. The power piston was frozen and the small spring for the accelerator check ball was missing. The parts have soaked overnight, so they should be ready for cleanup and assembly.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
tommy49 
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tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
10-27-18 05:08 AM - Post#2749665    
    In response to tommy49

Good news! I've rebuilt the carb and the engine is running much better. The rich condition is gone and the accelerator pump works great! Now the bad news. The intake is leaking at the head. I did a down-and-dirty reseal attempt on the gasket with some copper silicone just to see if it would make a difference, It did, somewhat, but the intake/exhaust manifold is going in for machining. I have another manifold set, but that needs sandblasting, then it goes in for machining. So, since the 49's down, we're going to start painting the shop. I'll be back and thanks for stopping by!


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
tommy49 
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Posts: 2470
tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
11-17-18 06:00 AM - Post#2751596    
    In response to tommy49

Here's an update on the 49:

I didn't take the intake manifold in for machining, determined it didn't need it. I did get a real gasket, a Remflex 2027 graphite gasket, and with the assistance of Kat, the intake leak is cured.

I found the source of the engine vibration. My trans adapter kit came with three 3/32" washers to be used as spacers between the torque converter and the flywheel to ensure the converter engages with the trans pump. The problem was, the washers were thick enough to pull the converter pilot out of the crankshaft, thus being off center. I had forgotten about the washers until I went to disconnect the converter from the engine. Removed the washers, bolted up the converter, vibration gone and the pump works!

Still plagued with hard starting. Adjusted the lifters, timing's been set everywhere, and checked the fuel supply to the carb. I rebuilt the carb, but I'm not happy with the accelerator pump output, it dribbles instead of squirts. I'll bench test it with mineral spirits. I'll figure it out.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
tommy49 
"4th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 2470
tommy49
Loc: Kaleva, Michigan
Reg: 09-28-12
12-05-18 07:02 AM - Post#2753457    
    In response to tommy49

Haven't worked much on the 49, taking December off to do some woodworking projects and paint the shop.

I did fix the accelerator pump issue. When I rebuilt the carb, the old pump didn't have a garter spring under the cup, so I used the one supplied in the kit. I thought the pump was working when it went back on the car, but it wasn't, it just dribbled gas. I found that the pump was too tight in the well and wasn't making a full stroke. I took a garter spring from another Rochester B and found that spring to be a much lighter construction, so I used the OEM spring. Now the pump works perfect, starts better, but not running right. Time to step away for a while.

Thought I fixed the vibration problem, but it's back, but not as bad. When I get the engine running good, I tackle that problem. If it's the trans, There's a 2004r sitting in the shed.

Here's a photo of the accelerator pump garter springs. The "new" spring came in the kit, I used the "old" spring that came from a spare carb. :






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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



 
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