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10-19-2009, 06:13:35 PM
Well got the car over to Don's severice right there on St Andrews ch rd, Ricky And Curtis I went to school with Ricky,, I think his dad had that place long as i can member. See what he thinks about the lifter ticking from time to time. and get that carb tuned up ..Rick was building blower motros back in high school,,i'd trust him. I talked with my Cuz he said he is bout ready for the car.. He is the one that is doing the Body work and paint..
Then maybe tis time next yr I will Be, could be, maybe almost, have it back together and INT IN YUPPPPPPPIE
10-20-2009, 06:56:19 PM
stop by nutten Rick said the motor sounded and ran great:happy: HUH i told him after I had changed the plugs Sunday I started it several times
No lifter click I did not notice when I took it to him Monday morning .
He said hmm could have been a lifter sticking a bit , But sounds good now.
He is going to ck the vacume advance hook it up adjust the carb ck timing
see how it runs ,, hope to pick it late wed, Would be nice :bowtie:
10-20-2009, 07:02:50 PM
sweet, ask him how much he'd charge just to look at and adjust a carb as he see fit. when i'm at a stop and floor it it kind of bogs down then takes off.
10-20-2009, 08:08:27 PM
I Can do that, I know he will ask so yr and size motor
you have, I know you have already changed the plugs right,
Oh and carb and any rebuild going on
motor or carb ect/they are pretty good like i said his dad had that place there while we was in school, Rick was building blower motrs back then
While in school..well i'm sure he had help but he has been doing this and around it all his life, You know where it is DONS AUTO SERVICE.
ST, ANDREWS CH RD, I will ask him don't think it would a whole lot??
10-20-2009, 08:41:12 PM
81 z28, 350 with a holley. i dont know what size carb it is though. i've been on st andrews church rd. is his shop on the right about 2 miles down st andrew from dixie?
10-21-2009, 09:47:05 AM
if your coming from dixie
1st light you come to is st andrews and blanton lane
keep going straight grade school will be on your right then the high school
oh about a 1/2 to 1/4 past the high school on the right is the shop you are talking about that would be claasic muffler the fellows name there is Jim
He is big into mopars ...Dons is prob another 1/2 mile up on the left
before the next light .If you go through that light you passed it.
so yes prob 2/3 miles from dixie on the left side
what you are saying you can cruise fine no miss just when you
get on it it wants to fall or bog on you then go? sound right..
I had a 750 holly on my 72 monte yrs ago that did the same thing I had to change the power squiters.to larger ones to get a bigger shot of gas
10-21-2009, 09:58:57 AM
just talked with curtis for ya 60 bucks to set carb timing fine tuning
10-21-2009, 06:44:51 PM
sounds good thanks
10-21-2009, 08:55:20 PM
Sounds like a fair deal, hmmmmmmmm I need a good timing an carb tune.
I also need 4 steel rims sand blasted and one wheel may need just a cunt hair of torch. If any local guys can hook me up with a affordable price PM me.
10-21-2009, 09:57:08 PM
got the car back now you know this would happen
it never made the sound in 4 days I pick it up drive to brandenburg
to my cuz body shop hang there for a while, Come back up 1638
hit snyder,,,Drive around a while stop at the paint shop ck on spme paint cips
for the strips Got back in guess what :eek: i'm like crap ...it's back.
so I guess i'll just drive the dang thing for now . Like he said if it's not making the noise why tear it down,,, so it never happen while he had it.
He adjusted the carb and timing and hooked the vacum advance up.
The dose seem to idel ? sp ck on that ,, than it ever has.
as far as running it seems hit and miss Good thing it was on the miss side
while leaving Brandon's house today. The man had just turned the corner heading my way.;) :crazy:
gas mileage seem a heck of a lot better today. The carb has an adjustment
to allow the 4 barrell to open faster or slower ,, I'm gonna play with some
10-21-2009, 10:22:47 PM
Right after you left and got on it I seen the Cop, I thought he was turning around to go get you, but luckily he kept going:confused:
10-22-2009, 07:51:31 AM
:eek: i said to myself oh shet.. I think he may have been on a run
I hit the breaks never even looked at him ...:shy:
10-31-2009, 09:37:36 AM
any of you ever use Drew over at Street and Strip off Woodlawn ?
I buy parts from him, but have never used his shop services.
saw the "Papa's" Z28 there yesterday; don't know what they were doing to it, but several guys under the hood and fluttering around.
moms1978: I was cutting thru off Poplar Level yesterday, dodging traffic.
south on Poplar Level, off the Watterson, turn left at the bottom of the overpass, (by the Produce place), turn right on Illinois Ave,,, don't remember where from there.....:crazy: I was cutting-thru to Bishop Lane.. but I remember seeing a place that advertised sandblasting on a banner on a fence back in that area somewhere.. it was a sanitation place (dumpsters, packers, etc.).. Advance, American,, something or another....
we have a guy out here in Bardstown that does it reasonable if you want a hook-up.
10-31-2009, 05:52:58 PM
place on 3rd street also I can get the name this week .If i don't forget :o
11-01-2009, 06:12:12 PM
All great info. Thanks everyone for posting up. I used Carter's on Preston years back -they were highly recommended (and very reasonable) for the carb rebuild on my 72--
but I think they moved...
to Dixie Hwy... Anybody know about this? I think they're under the name "Carter Alternator and Starter?.."
Anyway, had good luck at Hunt and Knights in the distant past...
Guy named Shannon Anderson in Austin, IN does absolutely fantastic, second to none resto work. Many years ago he worked at Brown Bros. on 4th Stt, and went to work for the Dilgers who owned Nationwide Restoration in Jeffersonville. The Dilgers were also clients of mine, and Brown Bros., for a number of years. He retired, and sold the business, at which point Shannon moved back to the Scottsburg/ Austin area in his business. Absolutely amazing work.
I'll post his info if anybody is interested. I plan on seeing him soon for my car. I really don't know that I would trust my car to anyone else.
11-02-2009, 09:24:14 PM
yeah know i'm still getting a bog as well. Car seems to be running better
But that dang bog. I had a 750 once that did the same it was the power squiter had to go to a bigger size. But this is a qf carb ??? I'm gonna call Mike at Bob hook Tue , See what he would recomend
11-03-2009, 03:55:01 PM
the old Carter Speed Engineering on Woodlawn off Preston is now Drew Tarr's "Steet and Strip".
I don't know if any of the original Carters are still around or not; most of my wrench turners are from out here in the "Country" as y'all say..:happy:
11-04-2009, 09:30:22 PM
well the qf has an adjustment on the side to slow the opprning of the rear 4
you can adjust it to come in slower or faster .. Now fellow at qf here at yhe street rod nationals told me to keep it to the slow side.. Well i tweaked here and there. Today I got thinking hell maybe the engines needing the petro faster not slower Maybe that could be my bog>>>???
Well i thought heck I'm gonna back it ouit to the fast side see what happens WOW what a diff i'd say 99 percent better ,,,
rolling up ramp to get on genesnyder from stone street , Had it in dr
got into it a lil then a lil more rhen quite hard WOW did not look at rpms
just grinning it was not bogggggging ,,,now were are rolling i shifted into od
felt rear move a bit and sounded like tires roasted
11-05-2009, 05:49:08 AM
Sounds good David, I want another ride:bowtie:
11-05-2009, 07:04:07 PM
good feeling to find~and~cure it yourself.. ?? :)
I've been a long, long time in trying to master the art(s) of timing and carb adjustment techniques.
don't be hesitant; get a tool and just do it !! :bowtie:
11-05-2009, 09:12:58 PM
yes I hope it has taken car of it. I drove for a lil while yesterday
seem to be a 100 percent in the right way. Need to drive a lil more maybe
one day this weekend. Got hm today have that flu bug feeling
eys throat ears bla bla.. cold meds going bto bed get some rest...
prob having no int no rear window had a lil something to do with this:eek: :o
But hope to get at the body shop in the next few weeks .. did I say Hope.
Cuz is busy .. waiting on him...
11-06-2009, 02:30:06 AM
Yeah, Ive been feeling a little crappy myself...
I HOPE he takes the car soon, I can't wait to go cruising together when your car is "finished."
I'm gonna be looking into a radiator soon, so I may be needing a hand:crazy:
11-06-2009, 11:56:32 AM
got back from doc.. few meds. Said I had a sinus infection. yuk hate em
i use to get em all the time last few yrs it's whenever the weather changes
lol round here that would be all the time :rolleyes:
i can help ya all i can should not be no biggie