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  1. darth_linux

    Fuel sending unit filter

    If you’ve got your fuel sending unit out of the tank for any reason, it’s always a good time to change the filter. I found this one on Amazon for about $15 and it’s a perfect match to what came out of the car. Hope this is helpful to some of you. It originally fits Ford vehicles of the 60s and...
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    Crank no start? Compressor pulley seized?

    Yeah, you should TDC the engine and then look to see if the rotor is pointing to the #1 tower on the cap. If it’s off by very much you’d then remove the water pump and housing so you can get to the timing cover and do a visual on the chain and gearset. Some local wizards here can give you...
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    Crank no start? Compressor pulley seized?

    Nylon tooth on timing gear broke perhaps and now it’s completely wrong on timing?? That could explain the back firing and cranking without catching .
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    I’ll check out the adjustment, thanks.
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    Adding a little info to this thread just "for the record" in case someone else experiences this problem. I pulled the plugs to give them a quick read and they were very black and sooty. I gave them a good clean with a wire brush and brake cleaner and reinstalled them. I then pulled the air...
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    I removed the fuel filler cap while this was happening with no change, so I don't believe it to be a vacuum or vapor lock issue. Thanks for the tip.
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    The engine restarts easily. I’ll double check the battery terminals and take the air cleaner off so I can observe the choke plate during the warm-up process, as well as the choke pull-off diaphragm. Thanks for the tips.
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    The tank filter is brand new, but the filter at the pump is maybe a year or two old. I’ll look at replacing that.
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    No, it’s happening about half warmed up, choke partially open.
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    Idle gets slower and slower . . .

    The idle on my 66 Newport 383/2v gets slower and slower until it stalls. What do you think could cause this issue? Car ran fine when parked for the winter in November. Fuel in the tank and carb is non-ethanol 91 octane. Started it back up after sitting for three months, and now it doesn't...
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    How to remove the stock pcv valve?

    For future viewers and searches, I got my “stuck” PCV valve holder off by gently pulling on the valve with one hand and striking the holder with a wooden mallet in the other. Took a couple of taps to break the gunk free but it then easily slid off. Percussive persuasion was the solution!
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    What octane fuel?

    I run 91 ethanol-free with my 66 383 2V. No issues at all.
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    Anyone replace a fuel tank sender with tank in the car

    I've had the sending unit out of my 66 Newport twice in the last two months to replace the float and then the filter. I ran it down to about 1/4 tank of gas and then parked on an uphill slope so I didn't have to worry about gas leaking out while I removed the unit. No problems, plenty of room...
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    original carb is missing - what should it have been?

    Took about 30 minutes with a tubing bender to make the new line. An experienced bender could have done it in 5 minutes….
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    Oh crap, I just changed my oil with a low-zinc oil, what should I do?

    Throw some STP Oil treatment in there and call it good. No need to panic.
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    original carb is missing - what should it have been?

    No need, I've since sourced a Stromberg WWC for it and it runs like a champ now. Thanks.
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    Replacement Aftermarket Camshaft for 383-4 and 440HP engines

    Sounds like your rebuilder is Mopar Nick.
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    Carter BBD issue on 1966 dodge Monaco

    Photos would probably be very helpful when you get a chance.
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    8-10 mpg

    UPDATE: spent the last few weeks driving very conservatively. Also adjusted the kickdown setting to be two turns more than stock for a little bit of preload as suggested by @CBODY67 and I netted 148 miles with 11.6 gallons, or 12.75 mpg. As soon as summer break kicks in, I'll take the SS...
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    How to remove the stock pcv valve?

    Ok, I’ll try percussive persuasion.
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