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Lobby / Re: Any pro plumbers here?
« Last post by Ford5of5 on November 21, 2019, 12:07:58 PM »
According to the towns dpw the only solution is a pressure pump. They say the pressure issue is caused by being so close to the tanks. Water runs down slope and folks at the top of the slope get the least pressure.

I had to have a new supply installed at my house. The old pipe was 128 years old and made of LEAD! My house is literally older than the USA according to town hall. It was 3/4" but was stuffed with calcium deposits narrowing it down to roughly 1/4". I live less than a mile from my customer as the crow flies and I get awesome pressure with the new pipe. In my house the 3/4" gets stepped down to 1/2" on the exit side of the meter.
Projects & Restorations / Re: 79 TATA Project in VA
« Last post by ryeguy2006a on November 21, 2019, 11:59:00 AM »
Wow, that motor looks great! Depending on what gauges you use, you probably won't need that stock oil pressure sensor. If using the stock gauges, you would use the stock Pontiac sensor, or if aftermarket you would use their specific sensor.
If there is a post again with the details requested above I'm positive we can determine the issue.
Yes my motor is turning I tried with breaker bar and I just bought that car a month ago before seller told me it was parked from almost 10 years and motor have a oild inside I changed the oil before and there is no milkyness in oil
Projects & Restorations / Re: 79 TATA With 35,000 Miles Project
« Last post by cyber104 on November 21, 2019, 10:55:33 AM »
I have never heard of fuel "back-flowing" out of the bowl - I don't even think it's possible since the fuel level is below the seat.

Is your choke working correctly?
Projects & Restorations / Re: 79 TATA Project in VA
« Last post by MNBob on November 21, 2019, 10:39:32 AM »
Very cleanly detailed!  That should look really nice installed.
Projects & Restorations / Re: 79 TATA With 35,000 Miles Project
« Last post by MNBob on November 21, 2019, 10:34:28 AM »
Thanks guys for the encouragement!  The first project up is a little carb work:

Long Starts - No Fuel in Carb Bowl
This problem has been going on for a long time.  After one day, the starter take a few extra spins to start the car.  After 3 days or more, it takes 15-20 seconds of cranking or more to start.

I rebuilt the carb a few years ago with a Cliffs' kit.  At that time, I added O-ring plugs to the secondary metering wells and tapped plugs with epoxy to the primary metering wells.  To my surprise, this work did absolutely nothing to address the above issue.

So now I have a new theory, the fuel is going out of the bowl though the needle and seat.  My theory gas goes like this:  A small amount of the ethanol fuel evaporates.  This causes the float to drop a little.  This lifts the needle clip and the needle opening the fuel inlet.  The fuel then back feeds out of the carb toward the fuel pump.  Never mind that there is the correct fuel filter and spring and the filter contains a check valve.

I have purchased and am waiting on a non-windowed seat.  This will only allow the fuel level only to drop to the top of the seat (about an inch tall).  I will post again when this new seat is installed.
Lobby / Re: Any pro plumbers here?
« Last post by Jack on November 21, 2019, 09:23:56 AM »
I fixed my low pressure issue by replacing the incoming steel line with a 3/4" copper. Steel was common in the 50s and often the diameter decreased as steel corrodes and fills with sediment. I suspect the same thing happened with your project but the plumber chose to use 1/2" pipe. Unfortunately the only fix is to replace the incoming line, I can forward you the contractor I used if you like (eastern MA).
Number Crunching / Re: 1977 Cowl Tag Help
« Last post by Steve B on November 21, 2019, 09:12:06 AM »
I believe it's supposed to be the secondary interior color, but I don't know what FIR stands for.  Maybe Firethorn Red?  I know BLK means black.
Number Crunching / 1977 Cowl Tag Help
« Last post by PeterC on November 21, 2019, 09:00:15 AM »
What does FIR stand for, located under the 19L 19UPNT.

Line 3 after WS4

Thank You

Projects & Restorations / Re: Project 1972 Esprit
« Last post by roadking77 on November 21, 2019, 08:28:59 AM »
I despise spot weld cutters. Maybe I never used a good one. I too will grind them down, then I have a thick blade putty knife I hammer in to split things apart. Also use an air chisle. Grind everything smooth and good to go.
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