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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #120 on: January 03, 2019, 11:15:33 AM »
  Beautiful work Drew! Your attention to detail on coloring is awesome.
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« Reply #121 on: January 04, 2019, 07:51:54 PM »
I just love 660's.
This set is going on a tunnel port.

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« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2019, 11:03:32 AM »
Drew do you have a FB account for the carbs ? I was wanting to show you some pictures of a chevy 396/375 427/425 carb with adjustable idle air bleeds

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« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2019, 11:34:54 AM »
My personal account is my name.
Carb stuff is found at "Air Fuel Spark"
I document most of my builds there.

Yeah the adjustable air bleeds.... a lot of Chevy carbs had those.  I normally drill them out at the main body face and install a restriction there.

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« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2019, 12:00:23 PM »
We had a discussion a little while back on needle and seat Orings.
The old wisdom was "buy Holley parts" because they are superior.

Here is a brand new Holley needle and seat, straight out of a trick kit.

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« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2019, 08:59:31 PM »
Apparently the "trick" part is getting it to seal. ::)
That seal tells me that the kit has been sitting on a shelf for a good deal of time.
Doug Smith


'69 R-code Mach 1, '65 427 MR, 2x4, 4-spd, 4.30 Locker
2 1965 Galaxies with 390s
1970 F-350 390
1958 Ford Ranch Wagon 390

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« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2019, 10:00:24 PM »
Drew,
You do many secondary metering block conversions for the 660's ? I realize this is modern mostly made on all out race carbs and also that for alot of the 2x4 street setups there's just not enough room on the standard manifolds commonly used on the street.
Just a curious question, no rime or reason.
Keith.  KB MAX Racing.

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« Reply #127 on: January 14, 2019, 02:57:27 AM »
Nope, can't say that I do.  As you mentioned, most are being used inline, so space is more critical.

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« Reply #128 on: January 14, 2019, 04:38:12 PM »
   I have used the #4841 secondary metering block on sideways 660's and it works fine. There are special secondary plates that accept replaceable jets out there. The '60s version was made by Eelco and was pot metal like the carbs. Newer versions ( Quick fuel and others) are aluminum. I have used both on my Ford inline intakes ( non high riser) with no ill effects. Replacable jets are FAR better.
     Randy

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #129 on: January 17, 2019, 02:26:29 PM »
Hi Drew sent you a message for a pair of 600s  . Thanks Marc

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« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2019, 02:32:45 PM »
I replied but it didn’t go through. Probably this bad cell service.
Anyway they’ll be done the first week in March.
I’ll be home the first week of February and will most likely msg you when I get close to completion.

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« Reply #131 on: January 17, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
To keep this back on a technical level....
If you roll through this whole thread you will see the main bits changing in color somewhat.
I’m using most of the same chemicals, just in different strengths and combinations.

There is no “correct” way that I’m aware of yet, but the acid etch to open the pores is different for each chromate. I have officially tried out a handful more since I’ve started and the results are wildly different.

PH monitoring has become an hourly process while working with both the acids and chromates.
Surface prep and cleanliness is much more specific now. I’m using a cleaner that is designed specifically for zinc die cast. E163, Epik, and EPrep have been added to the roster.

I wish I knew what if any presoak Holley originally used. I’m inclined to believe that they wouldn’t need to since the castings were fresh and already clean on a molecular level.
The only reason I think they did use a presoak/etch is you can often see it’s tell tale trace of washing out the chromate in a few spots.

On another note, I’m only a handful of carbs away from documenting the calibration of every Ford Fe performance carb of the 1960’s. I hope to make this information available in printed form in a year or two. That isn’t for any glamour on my end, I’d just hate to see the information lost to time.

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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #132 on: January 17, 2019, 08:09:53 PM »

...On another note, I’m only a handful of carbs away from documenting the calibration of every Ford Fe performance carb of the 1960’s. I hope to make this information available in printed form in a year or two. That isn’t for any glamour on my end, I’d just hate to see the information lost to time.

Which ones are you missing? Any we can help with?

Thanks in advance for making the info available.
Kevin Rolph

1967 Cougar Drag Car ( under constuction )
1966 7 litre Galaxie
1966 Country Squire 390
1966 Cyclone GT 390
1968 Torino GT 390
1972 Gran Torino wagon
1978 Lincoln Mk V

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« Reply #133 on: January 17, 2019, 09:01:23 PM »
Some of the early 390 and 406 carbs. I’m cutting a deal for a few of those. Not a bad thing tho, as most of those cores are under $400.
I’m woefully inadequate on the CJ carbs, mostly due to them being too expensive to just outright buy. So I pretty much wait for customer stuff to trickle in.

I’ll eventually post a list on my page offering a seriously reduced rate to restore the ones I’m missing.
It wasn’t even something I thought about until roughly a month ago when I was asked to restore a few different 2x4 sets and realized when I’m done with those I’ll have done every 2x4 set ford made for the Fe. Got my wheels turning.

As always, if anyone wanted a specific calibration, just ask.
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Re: Carburetor madness by Drew
« Reply #134 on: January 17, 2019, 11:36:46 PM »
On another note, I’m only a handful of carbs away from documenting the calibration of every Ford Fe performance carb of the 1960’s. I hope to make this information available in printed form in a year or tow. That isn’t for any glamour on my end, I’d just hate to see the information lost to time.

That would be one of the most useful things I've seen in a long time. I'd get in line to pay for the information.
Doug Smith


'69 R-code Mach 1, '65 427 MR, 2x4, 4-spd, 4.30 Locker
2 1965 Galaxies with 390s
1970 F-350 390
1958 Ford Ranch Wagon 390