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Old 08-20-2015, 02:56 PM   #351
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Have you checked the Sock in the Sending unit inside the gas tank?
Sometimes in old cars they get all gummed up and the sock breaks down and get sucked inside the tube !

Happened to my 1969 Galaxie XL with 429/360hp way back when.

Actually had a second problem, a cracked hose connecting the Sending Unit to the gas line.

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Old 08-20-2015, 03:37 PM   #352
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Have you checked the Sock in the Sending unit inside the gas tank?
Sometimes in old cars they get all gummed up and the sock breaks down and get sucked inside the tube ! Dan
Good point, Dan. I had an old Camaro that I went through that with. I don't remember having the tank out of the car. It's worth a look!
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:42 PM   #353
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Went crazy recently with big cube Ford on the dyno couldn't get it rich enough. The cam was over scavenging,
Thank You, Lee! I tell people that and they say I'm nuts!
With that being said, with the wacky heads on this car, even though I have a very small exhaust lobe in it, the new headers could be doing something similar. I might be smart to just try the original headers again.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:25 PM   #354
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You read it right, this winters project is going to be something that should do away with all of the excuses for not being able to afford to go Stock Eliminator racing!
One of my racing buddys just bought a 1979 Pontiac GP out of the local shopper for 500 bucks and through some good scrounging, good dealing and(hopefully) good luck we are going to try and get it under the U/SA index for 1000 bucks or less(or more) not counting the price of the car.
We've got it in the garage and up in the air so stay tuned for updates.
So, it's been 3 years and 8 months since I last had this poor old GP out at the track. That last day, the crank in the $200 short block broke and the car has become another place in my shop to sit stuff on (LOTS of stuff). I'm thinking of resurrecting the parts out of it and sticking them in something a little more presentable.
Is there any interest out there for me reviving this thread?
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:36 PM   #355
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Definitely, I love reading about your low buck projects
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:48 PM   #356
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So, it's been 3 years and 8 months since I last had this poor old GP out at the track. That last day, the crank in the $200 short block broke and the car has become another place in my shop to sit stuff on (LOTS of stuff). I'm thinking of resurrecting the parts out of it and sticking them in something a little more presentable.
Is there any interest out there for me reviving this thread?
Absolutely, revive the thread, you always have good stuff to read and think about.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:48 PM   #357
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Yes Sir Billy
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #358
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:03 PM   #359
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We never stop learning, Billy! Keep those cards and letters coming!
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:18 PM   #360
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Yes sensai..........
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