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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by chetbrz on May 07, 2021, 09:28:11 AM »
Hi Chet.
Still having fun with my 1956 Thunderbird. In the process of moving to Winchester. Found a house with the required garage.
Jim Yergin

Thatís great good luck with the new house and most importantly the new garage.
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by Jim Yergin on May 07, 2021, 08:32:48 AM »
Hi Chet.
Still having fun with my 1956 Thunderbird. In the process of moving to Winchester. Found a house with the required garage.
Jim Yergin
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by frankp on May 07, 2021, 01:00:09 AM »
Congrats, again!  Keep having fun!
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by racertb on May 06, 2021, 11:05:04 PM »
Looks great and good to hear!
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by chetbrz on May 06, 2021, 11:04:41 PM »
Looks great!   Did you have to prime the vacuum tank or did it hold a prime from the last run?

Russ,

I didn't do anything to the Vacuum pump.  My original problem was it overfilled after 5.9 hours of just engine idle time before the car was drivable.  I'm at 4.8 hours @ 113.5 miles.  Obviously driving uses more fuel than an idle engine so I am hopeful the load created by average driving moves the pump operation into equilibrium with the average need for fuel.  The heaver the load the more gas an engine will consume.  Either way I am tracking driving conditions, runtime, and mileage to get a deeper understanding of the mystery of this Kingston pump.   When I am not using the car I do have a valve to shut the gravity feed to the carb this helps prevent evaporation.   With no check valves the Vacuum pump must operate in equilibrium with the engine's need for fuel.  The tank holds enough gas to compensate for minor deviations in run conditions.  Theoretically  :)

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the kind words.  Nice hearing from you.., BTW what are you driving these days ?

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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 06, 2021, 09:28:45 PM »
Looks great!   Did you have to prime the vacuum tank or did it hold a prime from the last run?
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Drive
« Last post by Jim Yergin on May 06, 2021, 05:16:31 PM »
Chet,
You have certainly come a long way. Congratulations and enjoy.
Jim Yergin
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General Discussion / 2021 Drive
« Last post by chetbrz on May 06, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
I took the old car out for the first time since December.  She started right up no problems.  Drove about 22 miles around the neighborhood.  That makes 113.5 driven miles on my rebuilt engine.  Also 4.8 hours of runtime since I primed the Vacuum fuel pump.  The car may be running a little rich something I will fine tune over the summer. 

 :)
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General Discussion / Re: Temperature Check
« Last post by racertb on May 03, 2021, 10:48:08 AM »
Thanks!  The springs did come out nice and a quieter ride with everything done.
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General Discussion / Re: Windshield riser
« Last post by Russ T. Fender on May 03, 2021, 08:28:11 AM »
The gear shift pad should work for me as my car is an early 30-U.  The pedal pad still might work depending on what the differences are.  I will try to get the dimensions for it from Steel Rubber to see how they match up with what I have.  Anyone  have any information on the Filling Station windshield riser mechanism? Thanks.
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