Monday, June 29, 2015

Holly HP Annilhilator Fail

I lost power  to my new coil. The only part I didn't replace was the ignition control box. These are definitely not made to be rebuilt, but cool looking at after taken apart. You can see where things got too hot. Coating melted back on wiring.  More work for me.  I have purchased an MSD 6AL to replace the Holly unit.
    

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mustang Parts For sale

http://madison.craigslist.org/pts/5097114295.html

Old 5.0 engine from 1979 truck used in Mustang and used for Hobby stock racing. Bored .030 for sale has 28 oz rotating assembly. Needs Overhaul. Selling Cheap to clean garage out.  Cylinder wall look good but bearing aren't in best shape. This engine would be cheaper to neutral balance than anything 82 or newer. Originally designed Hydraulic flat tappet, I would recommend converting into a roller cam setup.


Old tail pipes for sale as well.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Troubleshooting fuel system

I was having issues with getting fuel from the tank to the carb.
Checked fuel pump and it was good to go. Took it apart and put it back together no issues.

Disconnected main fuel line and ran separate line to a can of gas engine fired and ran. Hooked main line up no fuel. Moved car out to the drive way. Disconnected fuel line from pump and put it in an empty bottle. Took my shop air hose and a rag then pressurized the fuel tank with assistant watching bottle up front. No fuel up front, but hear fuel hit the ground. Found that when I was welding I accidentally hit the fuel line towards rear seat area. Made the repair and we now have fuel pumping to the carb again.

To the naked I, you couldn't see the hole it was facing the floor pan and the undercoating hid it well.
 


 
Here is how the car sits today in case anyone was interested. It's getting there. Looks good with the 1980 Cobra / 1979 Indy 500 Pace Car hood. No clearance issues with the engine.