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  • BlackVic_P71
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    Originally posted by BluLightning View Post

    Ooh, I see woodgrain!

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  • BluLightning
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    Originally posted by BlackVic_P71 View Post
    I installed the front brakes today, now to run a new rear brake line and fill the system.
    Ooh, I see woodgrain!

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  • BlackVic_P71
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    I installed the front brakes today, now to run a new rear brake line and fill the system.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Originally posted by BlackVic_P71 View Post
    Gotta finish installing the front brakes, and get some miles on her before heading out. New shocks arrive tomorrow, gotta bend new brake lines since my originals decided to quit.
    Just don't cheap out and not replace the wheel cylinders and then regret it later. Ask me how I know.

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  • BlackVic_P71
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    Gotta finish installing the front brakes, and get some miles on her before heading out. New shocks arrive tomorrow, gotta bend new brake lines since my originals decided to quit.

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  • BluLightning
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    Well I finished the exhaust on the Cutlass today. Other than washing and waxing, she's ready to go!
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  • a_d_a_m
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
    You don't need no stinking vacuum advance.
    Hope you’re right.
    Put a brand new Delco advance on today. Runs the same as the old one. Disconnected it, capped the vac line off the carb, runs better than ever.
    Gonna just leave it plugged and run it without.
    (then start saving up to put a Coyote under the hood)

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Hope so!

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  • Andy4639
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    Originally posted by oletrux4evr View Post
    Does the new filter have a flow arrow on it? If not, you might try to swap it end for end. Could save you the cost of another filter.
    I talked to my good friend this morning over breakfast. He is retired mechanic and is the guy who helped me build my 71 c 10. He told me to crank it up and warm up then hold the choke closed and work the throttle a few times to blow out the carb. On the 3 time doing it I herd it spit out something and instantly I could tell a difference in it running. I put the breather back on it and drove it with no filter and it ran great. So I put the filter back in it and it ran good again so I hope it all done now.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Does the new filter have a flow arrow on it? If not, you might try to swap it end for end. Could save you the cost of another filter.

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  • Andy4639
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    Originally posted by oletrux4evr View Post
    Good news Andy.
    I sure hope so.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Good news Andy.

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  • Andy4639
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    Tank isn't vented as per another line but the cap is a regular cap. It has the vent tube in the filler neck. Haven't ever checked the fuel pressure. It's a mechanical pump.

    I think I found my problem though. When I picked up the tank Wednesday they had the 3/8" filter on the sale table. Replaceable brass filter insert by Elderbrock so I got one. I think it's starving the carb. I took the fuel line loose at the pump and attached a 6 foot piece to it and ran it to a gas can. Cranked the car up and it had plenty of fuel. Cut it off put the filter in the end and it barely had any fuel. I took the filter off again and I hooked the 6' of fuel line straight up to the carb just to see and it ran fine. I'll go back tomorrow and get the type filter I had before. I hope that fixes it. That's the only thing I have changed other than the tank.
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  • oletrux4evr
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    Tank vented?
    fuel pressure at the carb?
    Inline filter orientation?
    Just guessing here.......

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  • Andy4639
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    I swapped out the old gas tank for a new one today. It runs worse now than it did. What happen? Wrecken I got air in the fuel line between the tank and the pump?

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