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Atlanta, Texas
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By skrapmetal

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After making adjustments to the timing, carb/mixture, plug gaps, I took an 8 hour round trip drive, and was able to get 31 mpg driving between 65-70mph. Not bad after bringing it up from 17mpg! Needless to say, I'm happy.

Test Drive

By skrapmetal

I was playing with the camera and thought I'd record a test drive after getting my engine back together. I had a cylinder head stud pull out of the case which took the threads with it. After a little ingenuity, and some red Loctite, it's back on the road!

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New Gauges

By skrapmetal

Finally finished installing gauges in my newly painted console. I'm pretty happy overall with the way it came out. The air/fuel gauge wire did not reach so I had to buy an extension wire at Radio Shack. They didn't have a male/female wire so the jerk in there sold me a female end that's supposed to go on a phone jack instead of an ethernet type wire and I didn't realize it until I got home. Since Radio Shack is 30 miles away, I decided to just splice the wires together and tape em up. Not the right way to do it, but at least it's hidden. All that's left is to tap my header and weld in the bung!


By skrapmetal

I finally decided to paint my console black, get rid of my white gauges, and install 4 new VDO series 1 gauges, along with my Air/Fuel gauge from Tech Edge. It's coming along, just waiting on my new gauges to arrive.

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