Thursday, November 16, 2017

Polished Holley 4160 Carburetor 1 Year after installation

Follow up on the Holley 4160 carb I bought.
I wrote up this post 1 years ago.
Vacuum Advance Diaphragm already shot and leaking. Not happy about it, haven't even touched that part of the carb. Only thing I have touched is the  installing it that has been done has been the installation of different accelerator pump cams.
Car is still not running 100% correctly yet. Have had more than a few challenges to say the least.
I had to buy another complete rebuild kit to get a vacuum advance diaphragm.
I rebuilt the Road Demon JR 625cfm and putting it back on the car. I just might too.
I will play around with the Holley a bit longer and see how it goes.

Do I swap or not swap... lol To be honest I am not sure if it will deliver enough fuel for the new cam, so it may go back on the shelf for a another day or project.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

How to Install Spark Plug Thermal Sleeves for Racing and Hot rod Applications

How to Install Spark Plug Thermal Sleeves for Racing and Hot rod Applications

Before anyone asks about the hat. Yes, I was a part of the 4th Infantry Division.

 Now sleeved boots are ready to install.

Thank you for watching and following my blog.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

1979 Ford Mustang Trunk Lock Replacement

There are differences between a 1979 ford mustang trunk or hatch lock than later generations of the Fox body Mustangs. 

Regardless of what people tell you on eBay or any parts store. Most these people are going off of what a vender is telling them or supplied information from an alternate source. I will tell you that you will need to make modifications to the lock in order to make it work if it's a re-manufactured part. 

If you can find OEM you'll have less time invested. 

This is the lock retaining clip later mustangs don't have. I am making a new gasket for it. 

The dirty Lock is the original for the hatch. You can see there are some differences and modifications will be required to make the new lock work with retaining clip.

 Additional differences found 

Here you can see missing machining needed for the retaining clip to be used. 

I will fix this manually, because I don't have faith in finding anything different and for some reason most of the salvage yards I have dealt with in Wisconsin have smashed the early Fox body Mustangs treating them like they are a dime a dozen. Ignorance is bliss. 

This is where an air file pays for itself. These little fabrication jobs would be time consuming without this tool.

Harbor Freight sells them cheap and they work awesome.

Wrapped tape around to reduce chance of debris in lock. 

Match that gap was the goal and it was success. 

Air file worth it's weight in gold.

Test fitting the retaining clip.

Side by side comparison 

More Machining to match original. 

Retaining clip is pop riveted in place. That should be your last step.