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Re: Electrical systems
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Congratulations!

Posted on: 2023/2/19 10:07
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Re: Electrical systems
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Hey thanks Jerome I appreciate it and I appreciate your help too turns out it was just the points now I just got to figure out the adjustment and adjustment on the carburetor so it at least idle by itself and then I can tackle the nightmare of the fuel pump installation

Posted on: 2023/2/19 10:16
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Re: Electrical systems
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Yes, the points. Can't collapse the field in the coil if there isn't a field in the first place!

I don't know whether the carburetor really needs adjustment, or it just has been sitting for 20 years and therefore has clogged passages. You could try taking it off and cleaning it. Or - they sell rebuild kits for these carburetors for ~$50. It should be a Carter WCFB 985S or 2084S. There might still be the tag on the carburetor.

Max and Kanter both sell kits for those, or Daytona Carburetor, or Mike's Carburetor.

Other folks may have some better suggestions for smoke, but some judicious application of Marvel Mystery oil into the cylinders through the spark plug hole may help unstick the rings, if that's the problem. Make sure to turn the engine some with the starter but with the spark plugs out afterwards, wouldn't want to accidentally cause hydraulic lock. Could simply be the carburetor is messed up and you are running way too rich, as well.

People have been running 10w30 or 15w40 engine oil, some people have been using 15w40 diesel engine oil.

The transmission uses Type F, you check the level after having run the car in park or neutral for at least a minute.

Probably eventually it would make sense to change all of those fluids.

Posted on: 2023/2/19 10:41
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Kenken
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Absolutely definitely going to change all the fluids I just got some I just ordered antifreeze oil filter I got the Shell rotella t4 1540 I believe but as far as the carburetor it has been rebuilt already oh it's probably been a couple years anyway I don't think it's been any more than 3 years tops but I mean it'll run but I have to hold the throttle open a little bit in order for it to stay running I don't know if maybe just cuz like you said it's sat for a while and you know maybe it just needs to work its way through but I will definitely look into cleaning it at least

Posted on: 2023/2/19 10:56
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I mean the smoking isn't too bad I mean it was really bad at first like I'm inside the garage and it filled the entire garage both the base but it has subsided a little bit so I think it'll be okay just needs to run and with fresh oil

Posted on: 2023/2/19 10:56
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Re: Electrical systems
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The smoke should subside as you drive it.

Posted on: 2023/2/19 12:56
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Re: Electrical systems
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Ernie Vitucci
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Just a humble suggestion...If you are holding the throttle so that the old girl will idle, you might just adjust the idle screw in the linkage to increase the idle RPM...after you drive it a bit, then you should be able to slow it down a bit...Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 2023/2/19 13:16
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Kenken
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But it's actually what I was thinking cuz like you said I have to hold it in order for it to idle it seems like after a little bit I'm able to decrease the amount of pressure I put on the throttle without it stalling. I mean this car has literally not run in 40 years give or take so I know it's going to take a little bit of time for it to come back around work it's kinks out

Posted on: 2023/2/19 13:19
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I mean I'm actually just tickled that it actually runs I did not have very high hopes for it but it runs and when I hold it to idle the engine actually doesn't sound that bad I don't think I actually hear anything you know knocking or anything

Posted on: 2023/2/19 13:20
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My car hadn't run in over 20 years and smoked really bad when I finally got it started. I'd change the oil and filter a couple times over the next frw months as your probably going to be flushing out gunk.

Also, I put in a quart of Lucas oil stabilzer, and when for a 100 mile freeway drive. When I got back, all the smoking had stopped as that was enough to free up the stuck rings.

Posted on: 2023/2/19 13:36
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