Re: New (old)truck owner
I don't think this truck will ever make it to a track. I am really far behind on all of my projects, plus a kid due in August. I wanted the truck to be functional for a while before I were to start fixing it up a little, but it has been nothing but a hassle.
I rebuilt the carb that was on it, and had to get a new fuel inlet, and re-did the rest of the fuel lines, but for some reason, I have extra pressure in the rear bowl, and fuel squirting out of the needle and seat/float adjuster(when loosened) I DID have some debris in there, and had the bowl off quite a few times, but do not understand the constant overflow now.....unless the needle and seat got messed up.
In addition to that, I DID buy a donor disc front end, that was supposed to be a bolt on and go unit, but basically everything on the front end is just useable as a core, and all of the bushings need replaced.
I am having trouble finding the correct booster, and all were missing at the junk yard. I got a master from a friend, that is brand new (rebuilt) never used, that seems the same as the donor part, but I don't know if something internal would keep it from working.... this unit is for a '71 torino, the donor stuff is from a '78 f-100. the piston on both is 1".
I had some trouble with the choke, and for how many times I had to take things apart, made a kink in my new cable from the set screw, and when reinstalling, it settles back in the same area, instead of where I want it to go. I said 'F' it and ordered an electric choke last night along with see through site plugs for the bowls.
In addition to all of that, I have the battery disconnected at all times, otherwise the turn signal/brake light stays on and drains the battery. The last time I had it running, it seems that nothing electrical was working correctly including headlights.
I don't really want to give up on the project because I really like this style of truck, and of course, it has a 429...... but I really don't think it is feasible to keep it.
1959 ford galaxie 332, 2013 ford fusion titanium, 1971 ford f-100, 1968 sportster, 1970 triumph bonneville