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65_302
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From: Bixby, OK
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posted 11-22-2002 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was talking to a guy today about our richness problem and he asked me if I had checked the "wires". When I said not to my knowledge what are wires, he said he just heard it somewhere. Anyone know what he is talking about?

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steve'66
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posted 11-22-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Electric choke?

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65_302
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posted 11-22-2002 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No choke. He talked like it was a inside the carb somewhere.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-22-2002 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they ground the muffler bearings.

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Just Strokin
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posted 11-22-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would think he is asking you if you have checked your plug wires to make sure they are okay.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 11-22-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Just Strokin:
I would think he is asking you if you have checked your plug wires to make sure they are okay.

Let us hope this is the case.

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johnmustang
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posted 11-22-2002 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can not believe that you guy`s don,t know what he is talking about , with all the gearheads on this site I am amazed. It is the wire that runs through the base of the carb down to the cam and winds up real tight , then when you hit it out of the hole it launch`s your car to give you fantastic 60 and 1/8 times. You just have to be very careful when you back up to re-tighten the wire , so that it does not snap off the base of the carb and get tangled in the crank , this will cause you to run like a chebbie , and , causes all the pinging you hear in a motor , and , you thought it was pre-ignition

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-22-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only car ever made that I know of which uses special wiring in the carburator is a Rolls Canardly. I believe that they were onlyproduced in Canada.

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steve'66
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posted 11-22-2002 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
The only car ever made that I know of which uses special wiring in the carburator is a Rolls Canardly. I believe that they were onlyproduced in Canada.


I 'Canardly' believe it.

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Dave_C
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posted 11-22-2002 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The guy was prob talking about using a piece of wire (like a section of paper clip) in the idle feed well of your metering blocks.

It's a trick I've seen in some magazines, but never tried. Supposed to help with idle control issues if turning the mixture screws has no effect.

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65_302
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posted 11-22-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are funny. I like the wire to the cam bit And the muffler bearings were bad too, so he said I should get the next bigger size

I finally got to him again and what he was talking about was using different size wires to clean out certain passages on the carb and metering blocks. He didn't present it like that the first time we talked.

Anyway.............it was good for a laugh or two.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-22-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I think they ground the muffler bearings.


Are those anything like the left-handed smoke shifters?

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 11-23-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA...
ROTFFLMAO....
Is that the same as those darn powerbands?
quote:
Originally posted by johnmustang:
I can not believe that you guy`s don,t know what he is talking about , with all the gearheads on this site I am amazed. It is the wire that runs through the base of the carb down to the cam and winds up real tight , then when you hit it out of the hole it launch`s your car to give you fantastic 60 and 1/8 times. You just have to be very careful when you back up to re-tighten the wire , so that it does not snap off the base of the carb and get tangled in the crank , this will cause you to run like a chebbie , and , causes all the pinging you hear in a motor , and , you thought it was pre-ignition

JOHN


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Big D
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posted 11-24-2002 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,,

I think I broke my carb wire the other night,, winding it out through all 5 gears..
Now I have a big time miss..

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65_302
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posted 11-25-2002 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don,

You sure it wasn't your cam return spring that broke?

James

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