Parked out front.

Parked out front.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

The parts came in the other day. The car pretty much decided what I need to do next. Yesterday I started it up to take to work and the carb completely flooded out. Gas was draining all over the place. Apparently, the pump is too powerful for the turbo carb and pumps too much gas into it. To fix the problem, a return line is placed from the fuel filter back to the gas tank to handle the overflow. My car is missing the fuel filter and the return line so the gas has nowhere else to go but the carb. That's the theory at least. I haven't had a chance to get under the car yet to see if the return line is still there or not. I have the whole kit here, so I should have everything I need to install the fuel filter and return line. It will give me a chance to see what underneath the car looks like as well.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

I just ordered more parts for the car. Parts in are marked in red, parts on order are in blue. Unfortunately, the turbo heat shield is going to be a hard find. Clark's doesn't have it and a few inquiries at other venders has not been sucessful.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

So I put together a list on the sidebar. I'm sure its not complete. What started as just a few things is quickly ballooning up to a sizable list. A lot of the stuff is not critical. I can get by without a stereo for some time and my headlights are mostly working. Other stuff needs to be looked at soon. The suspension/alignment is top on the "big projects" list. The list is more of a reminder to me than anything else. Hopefully I'll be able to put a sizable dent in the list over the next few months, time permitting.

Monday, January 05, 2004

IT IS ALIVE!!! The new Carb and turbo assembly are in and the car is running great. I had to purge a bunch of oil out of the engine and muffler from the leak, but within a couple of minutes, most of the oil was burned away and the car is running pretty much smoke free. There may be some residual oil left in the muffler that still needs to burn away, but things are looking great.

Upon re-installing the carb and turbo, we discovered that there is no fuel filter on the fuel line. That will be a top priority. I just need to splice in an aftermarket filter into the line. I have to sit down and build a list of what I would like to do. Once that's done, I'll post on the side bar and start checking off items as they are done.

Regardless, I'll be taking the car out for a cruise today!

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