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Nate81camaro
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Finally! Reply with quote

Well, my fatherinlaw is up for the week...and "together" Embarassed we got the car running pretty damn good.
I had tried to tune the carb (I had it tuned for my old motor) by adjusting the idle mixture screws. It ran ok before. When I was turning the screws out, I never heard the motor differ as it did when I was leaning it out (thats what I was listening for). So then I said fook it, and turned the screws all the way in, then out 3 turns (where I thought they were). Little did I know when I set them originally was 3 HALF turns out, I set them at 3 full.
So we changed the plugs, fired it up, HE adjusted the carb/timing and then we found out my choke wasn't working. Turns out after the motor was in and we (my friends and I) saw the loose wire that should have been hooked to the battery, we grounded it. So I fixed that and took it around the block - HUGE difference. Guess thats the difference of some 25 years.
I'm not mad at myself or anything, at least I'm out there learning. Hell mistakes will be made, I just gotta learn from em.
btw - I adjusted the linkage on the trans. Have yet to drive it, hopefully it'll fix that (pretty sure *crosses fingers* it will)


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restomod
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as long as you are willing to learn and not worry about mistakes you will do well.
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Paul P
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool learn something every day if you can. thumbsup
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Nate81camaro
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm pretty happy now. Took me maybe 10 minutes to adjust the shifter cable, tranny works perfectly now. I went to wire up my choke, and when I was screwing the screw on the toggle to the wire, the damn connector snapped off. No biggie. I'll get that tomorrow.

I'm glad I stuck with it...I got depressed with the car for awhile. But I still took my time, and it's fixed now, plus I learned alot of things I'd otherwise have no idea about; so it seems it's all worked out great in the long run.

Thanks for all the help guys. It won't be forgotten!
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clay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everybody in this hobby gets down about their stuff sooner or later. You stuck it out and it turned out good and learned something in the process. That's what I like when I come out of a slump. Good going. Clay
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artinla
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good going Nate. Way to hang in there and learn something. Keep that up and one day you will be the one doing the teaching! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The key when making mistakes is to only make a particular one once.
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clay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The key when making mistakes is to only make a particular one once.

This is my goal exactly. Clay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to stick with it! Sometimes the easiest problems are the hardest to figure out.
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