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Old 10-06-2014, 04:03 AM
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So we have a member that's stationed in Korea and returning home next week.
For the past few months, we've been gathering info to get his ride back on the road.
His old transmission went out last year, so the El Camino sat in the backyard while hes gone.
We built up a stout 350 transmission to stab in next week.
When we first saw it 2 weeks ago, we noticed some things need to be addressed in the engine bay, so looks like its time to dive in to get her ready for the unveiling on the 25th!
He has something we can work with for sure.







We have a half tank of old gas thats been there for a year or so, so do you guys think the tank should be dropped or should we go ahead and run it through the carb since we'll end up rebuilding it?
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:10 AM
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Ehhh a year is a long time. Might be a LOT of rust in the tank. If you have time I would consider dropping it and cleaning it out.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:33 AM
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Ehhh a year is a long time. Might be a LOT of rust in the tank. If you have time I would consider dropping it and cleaning it out.
X2. You will be better off dropping it. Hidden trash IS most likely lurking around.
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I've dropped gas tanks before, so its pretty easy. We may do it. It has an electric fuel pump but its mounted away from the tank in the engine bay. I've never seen that since I thought all electric fuel pumps were pushers.
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especially with the way gas is formulated these days,it's life is a lot shorter.i think you're rite,the pumps are mounted that close to the tanks because they are pushers.your buddy's gonna be stoked you fixed up his car for him while he's fighting for our freedom.
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especially with the way gas is formulated these days,it's life is a lot shorter.i think you're rite,the pumps are mounted that close to the tanks because they are pushers.your buddy's gonna be stoked you fixed up his car for him while he's fighting for our freedom.
Oh yeah! He's pumped! When we looked at his engine, it didn't have provisions for a mechanical fuel pump, so we're unsure of what this engine came from although it does have worked Vortec heads. I noticed theres no fuel pressure regulator, so how is this pump working correctly with the Edelbrock carb?
I thought AFB carb were sensitive when it came to fuel pressure?
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Most carbs are pressure sensitive, Holley and a handfull of others make a 6-9 psi fuel pumps made just for carbs.
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Most carbs are pressure sensitive, Holley and a handfull of others make a 6-9 psi fuel pumps made just for carbs.
I see. Well I'm assuming if it ran before, it should be ok without a regulator.
It looks like it its a TBI block.
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nice work.. helping out a guy in the service is awesome!!
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I see. Well I'm assuming if it ran before, it should be ok without a regulator.
It looks like it its a TBI block.[/QUOTE]

Generally speaking, yes it should. It may have the fuel system off of what ever the engine came out of, or something close to it!
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