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Old 06-18-2014, 02:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I put manual chokes on carby stuff- they work EVERY TIME.

Plus I don't care if there's a hesitation or anything at cold idle... because I DON'T COLD IDLE. I start it and go. If it means feathering the throttle a bit for the first 30 seconds, so be it. I will survive. And I have.

The '59 doesn't even have any choke on it; I disabled the auto choke and meant to put a manual in but I've found that a couple of pumps of the gas pedal will get her started, then a little of the aforementioned feathering, and we're off in style! Of course I don't use it in the winter, though.

Re: cracked manifolds: If I couldn't find one, perhaps it could be successfully welded? If not, couldn't a header be fitted?

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I put manual chokes on carby stuff- they work EVERY TIME.

Plus I don't care if there's a hesitation or anything at cold idle... because I DON'T COLD IDLE. I start it and go. If it means feathering the throttle a bit for the first 30 seconds, so be it. I will survive. And I have.

The '59 doesn't even have any choke on it; I disabled the auto choke and meant to put a manual in but I've found that a couple of pumps of the gas pedal will get her started, then a little of the aforementioned feathering, and we're off in style! Of course I don't use it in the winter, though.

Re: cracked manifolds: If I couldn't find one, perhaps it could be successfully welded? If not, couldn't a header be fitted?
How do you put a manual choke on an electronic choke vehicle? Wouldn't that mess with stuff?
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Never done it but I'd pull the wire off and tape it.
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Well I called him and he said it runs great, but the bearing or something is making a weird noise when it's in gear, he said when you push the clutch, it goes away. If he wasn't so damn far away, I would go look at it today, but it's a 40 mile each way round trip, and I don't even have the money with my anyway, it's at home. If anyone else lives around and wants to go grab it, please do. I would hate to see some hot rod kid pick this up and ricer it out.
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IIRC, that's an indicator of a problem with the input shaft bearing or the throwout bearing. The latter is easier to remedy than the former. Both require removing the transmission. The part itself is only like $100 but the labor is much costlier (unless you invest your own time, then you get slave wages).
From the description the current owner gave you it would be the input shaft bearing (ISB). It's not a cheap fix if you don't know how to rebuild transmissions.





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If my hypermiling in the Insight cancels out the effects of just one gap toothed git-er-done in his big dumb F250 dually with his inbred kids and pitbull hanging off the side rails in the back, glaring at me as they roll coal around me . . . . . then maybe there will be some gas left when my grand kids start to drive.
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