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  • #61
    on my 3+3 dually, it had a performer carb on it and it would loose its prime after sitting. i had bought a fuel filter from jegs or summit, i cant remember, anyways it had a built in check ball to keep the fuel from bleeding back to the tank. it was an aftermarket in-line filter.well, the q-junk proved the reputation today. it started leaking fuel again (maybe the hard to start problem) and now it doesnt run very good at all. i took it apart and it looks like i am going to buy an edelbrock after all. the carb body itself has a crack in the front of it and the base is warped 9 thousandths from corner to corner. the stock intake is also cracked. i tore it down to the block and nothing there, but i am stumped now. what would cause the carb and intake to crack up like that? if i get time tomorrow, i will post pics of it. it can barely be seen up close, so i dont know how well it will show up in a pic.
    welder_one

    nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
    www.sicfabrications.com

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    • #62
      i finally got my front drive shaft back from the shaft shop. the splines were worn so badly that it wouldnt pull itself, just slip. i have to put new u-joints in it now. i put one in two weeks ago. the one at the rear diff. now its time for the rest of 'em
      welder_one

      nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
      www.sicfabrications.com

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      • #63
        Originally posted by welder_one
        "The carb body itself has a crack in the front of it and the base is warped 9 thousandths from corner to corner. the stock intake is also cracked. What would cause the carb and intake to crack up like that?
        Without looking at it and seeing exactly where it is cracked, I would guess either over-tightening the carb mounting bolts, or uneven bolt torquing. Causes wierd things to happen over time.

        Later,
        Jason
        Later,
        Jason

        Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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        • #64
          I have to agree with Jason. I have never seen one crack on its own, especially an intake. Somebody may have tightened one corner down real tight then did the other causing it to crack. Can't guess why the intake is cracked unless its at a bolt hole, or dropped or something
          Scott
          HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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          • #65
            i took pics of it, but the crack doesnt show up at all. it goes from the top of the cam valley up the front fo the intake to the top. the crack follows the same into the carb. all the way up to the top. oh, well. got a new carb and intake anyway.
            welder_one

            nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
            www.sicfabrications.com

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            • #66
              That is wild. Can't figure how that happened unless something to do with the mounting of the intake. Probably the effect of someone elses work before yours. I only work on stock vehicles, never hot rods, so maybe the other guys would have seen this on after market intakes. Never seen it in a stock intake before. Always something new huh
              Scott
              HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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              • #67
                yup, always something new.
                welder_one

                nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
                www.sicfabrications.com

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                • #68
                  BTW, I am still using this truck daily. I found an old AEAD legend 200 le that ive bolted on (old truck deserves an old machine)... i get smirks and giggles when pulling up on jobsites n all, but, i burn the same amount of fuel, just dont have a truck or welding machine note to pay for... I also have my 3/4 ton duramx with TB 302, but i enjoy welding off that old legend better than the newer machines....
                  welder_one

                  nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
                  www.sicfabrications.com

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by welder_one View Post
                    ... i get smirks and giggles when pulling up on jobsites n all....
                    Pffffftttt! Let 'em Smirk and Giggle....

                    You made a wise investment quite some time ago and built yourself a simple, reliable, work platform that is PAID FOR and is still in use today....

                    I'll wager a bet that you are putting more money in your bank account than the "Boys with all the Flashy New Toys"....

                    So....Who's Smirking and Giggling NOW?

                    Carry on, Steady as she goes...

                    Good to see you back on here.
                    Later,
                    Jason

                    Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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                    • #70
                      Now that's something I would be into! I'd much rather drive something old, paid for, and easy to maintain (for work anyway) than something new that I care about scratching all the freaking time.

                      Now, idea time...take out the carpet, and have it sprayed with rhino liner on the floor...clean up only takes a rag with some water!

                      I'm turning a 1970 Chevy C20 Longbed into a work truck of sorts...mainly a parts hauler, and as a reason to justify spending long nights in the garage turning a wrench.
                      Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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                      • #71
                        I LOVE IT!!!! gonna be my next thing on the to do list for this truck!!! thanks for that
                        welder_one

                        nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
                        www.sicfabrications.com

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                        • #72
                          No worries. Its something I've had on my mind for a while, to do to my truck...But my list of things is longer than my bank account will cover. So, slow but steady.

                          Just make sure you leave some all thread in the seat mounting holes when you do it...or it'll be a royal pain to clean it out of there...Had to do that to a 34 Pontiac business coupe. NOT a fun time.
                          Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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                          • #73
                            http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/

                            Beaucoup info on older Chebby/GM trucks of that style.

                            I have a couple myself including a wrecker, (gotta tow the Fords home with something reliable) and like 'em a lot.

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                            • #74
                              Well, i found a deal on a third rig, and i couldnt pass it up.... got the truck for 3500 bucks and the machine for 5000.... 94 f250 with the 7.3 and a 5 speed manual and it runs great. the machine is a 2007 pro 300... pics to follow... (havent had time to build a proper bed for it, so i tacked brackets to the bed to hold the machine in place, lead racks, and boxes...... will show progress pics when i have time to shut this truck down...
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                              welder_one

                              nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
                              www.sicfabrications.com

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                              • #75
                                Nice find.... I like those 87-92 Body styles.
                                Later,
                                Jason

                                Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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