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Glens67
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posted 07-25-2002 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey just thought of something else. What power valve should I be using if I only have 6" vacuum at idle? There is a 6.5 in it now Fuel pressure still dropping off to 4.5 psi even after installing a new mechanical pump with the holly red pushing. Going to pull the sending unit check the fuel line replace all of the soft hose.
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steve'66
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posted 07-25-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen,

That power valve is opening at idle, it must be a PITA to adjust the idle mix. A 3.5 power valve would help, but it's not the problem downtrack. Even the 4.5#s of fuel pressure should keep the carb's bowls supplied.
I'm suspicious of the low vacumm, that's just not right.
I hope someone on this comes up with the solution. Good luck

SteveW

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What would cause low idle vacumm? Tight valves, cam too far advanced, vac leak (not in this case). That cam should give 12+ inches of vac at idle. IDEAS? Come on guys, we're the best.

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Glens67
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posted 07-26-2002 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While checking the fuel delivery problems. I used the electric pump to empty the fuel tank. As luck would have it I used a piece of clear hose, I saw what looked like air bubbles traveling in the gas stream at the pump discharge. They dissappeared before they got to the end of the hose, and there were no bubbles in the container. I popped the gas cap on the Mustang's tank and found that I had pulled a vacuum on the tank. Is a 67 mustang suposed to have a vented tank? I keep finding more small things on the fuel system. What is the best way to vent the tank?
One friend (Dave 460 mustang white FB) said that he collapsed his tank with a Holly Blue pump. he soldered a tube fitting on the filler neck and used a PCV valve and a short hose.
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speedy
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posted 07-26-2002 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use a power valve rated 1 to 2 inches below idle vacuum. Auto trans., take the vacuum reading with the trans. in drive.

Andy

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68 S-code GT
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posted 07-26-2002 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I?ve used the red and the blue pumps in the past and never had a problem with the tank collapsing or having enough fuel being pushed through. I only had problems with the magnets in the pump motor coming lose! You might have some kind of blockage. Have you checked the pressure at different points in the fuel line?

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steve'66
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posted 07-27-2002 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ttt,

Someone's gotta know what could cause low idle vacumm, besides a vac leak.

SteveW

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Larry Jennings
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posted 07-27-2002 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How sure is the timing mark?

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Glens67
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posted 07-27-2002 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
0 right on when degreed in and TDC #1 checked.

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Larry Jennings
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posted 07-28-2002 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you locked the dist, or does it still have a curve in it?

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Glens67
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posted 07-28-2002 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mallory Unilite All in at 3000. 12 inital 26 in the dist. 38 total

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Larry Jennings
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posted 07-28-2002 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just for giggles dial it up to 38 at idle for a second and check the vacuum to see how happy it would be if it were locked. If you do lock it you can still drive it on the street, just don't pull a trailer with it .

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