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Flashback
11-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Today started out as manifold day. Intake, water and exhaust. However I didn't pick up some stuff I needed and it may end up just being Intake day, LOL
Got all the stuff ready for the intake, including the SS block offs for the exhaust crossover, ( THANKS to Jeff Rice ). Notice he marked them for me as to right and left. LOL LOL.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/intakeandcarburetor007_zpsc57043a3.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/intakeandcarburetor007_zpsc57043a3.jpg.html)

As soon as I spray gaskets with K & W Copper Coat, the intake is ready to sit on.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/intakeandcarburetor008_zpsdd30232d.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/intakeandcarburetor008_zpsdd30232d.jpg.html)

Got it on and fitting carburetor, lines, linkage, pvc, etc. As soon as I get the isolator, I will finish the carb and linkage up.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/intakeandcarburetor013_zps9ad69176.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/intakeandcarburetor013_zps9ad69176.jpg.html)

Moving on to the water manifold and the exhaust manifolds, with the plugs and wires coming after that.

jeds55
11-15-2014, 03:32 PM
No matter what the size, it all starts with the intake....


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Good luck with your project, it's looking good so far...

warrlaw1
11-15-2014, 04:19 PM
I've seen that truck before, Jed. Looks nice and sounds nice, too.

studerodder
11-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Been working on mine too.39305

jeds55
11-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Thanks Dave, We've been on the road since '06.

tim333
11-15-2014, 06:17 PM
39308Just reinstalled my intake, valve covers and carb after a small fire. Luckily all that burned was #8 wire and a vaccuum hose. Had to repaint the intake and valve covers, reapply decals and clean the carb exterior. This was after just painting everything in the engine compartment. Carb leaked a little, engine backfired and fire ensued. Luckily I was 30 yards from my friends' shop who ran out with an extinguisher. Cause of backfire was intermittent loss of ground in the dizzy. I since installed a Pertronix. Drove about 20 miles today and everything was fine. I had also replaced wiring along the firewall with correct colors. PO had about 15 splices using one color!! Luckily the fire didn't touch the new wires. Top pic is after the fire repaint, bottom pic before the fire.

tim333
11-15-2014, 09:00 PM
39309This is the mess I started with:

warrlaw1
11-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Tim, I had the same engine fire in my first 55 Commander. Backfired through the Stromberg and burnt through an oil line. Didn't have an extinguisher handy but we had blankets and we smothered the engine with them. Now I carry an extinguisher. Glad you saved it.

warrlaw1
11-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Jed, I'm pretty sure you peeled out near the Half Moon Motel when I was at the races one year. I enjoyed watching it.

tim333
11-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Dave, I had a towel on my seat but smothering didn't work! I too now carry a fire extinguisher in the car.

SN-60
11-16-2014, 12:38 PM
Nice looking engine!:!:

StudeRich
11-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Today started out as manifold day. Intake, water and exhaust. However I didn't pick up some stuff I needed and it may end up just being Intake day, LOL
Got all the stuff ready for the intake, including the SS block offs for the exhaust crossover, ( THANKS to Jeff Rice ). Notice he marked them for me as to right and left. LOL LOL.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/intakeandcarburetor007_zpsc57043a3.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/intakeandcarburetor007_zpsc57043a3.jpg.html)

As soon as I spray gaskets with K & W Copper Coat, the intake is ready to sit on.

Got it on and fitting carburetor, lines, linkage, pvc, etc. As soon as I get the isolator, I will finish the carb and linkage up.
Moving on to the water manifold and the exhaust manifolds, with the plugs and wires coming after that.

Very nice looking Intake setup.
Your otherwise very complete Picture, is missing the Vacuum line Plug or fitting for a vacuum gauge or Power Brake Booster line! :ohmy: Which is it going to be?

bezhawk
11-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Often if you have a back fire through the carb, you can extinguish the flames by cranking the engine. It often will suck in the flames and they will go out.
If it has continued enough to burn fuel lines, then use a fire extinguisher.

tim333
11-16-2014, 02:12 PM
The car died out, wouldn't restart I got out to open the hood and saw black smoke starting to billow at the rear edge of the good as I was opening it.

DEEPNHOCK
11-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Modern AFB has them on the carb.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=75864&d=1374426898


Very nice looking Intake setup.
Your otherwise very complete Picture, is missing the Vacuum line Plug or fitting for a vacuum gauge or Power Brake Booster line! :ohmy: Which is going to be?

StudeRich
11-18-2014, 03:19 AM
That Edelbrock power brake fitting is real cute, but why wouldn't you put it where it belongs, in the Manifold?

Since Manifold Vacuum is Manifold Vacuum, why not connect the PCV where it belongs in the Back where the P/B is recommended to go for Chevrolets without anywhere else to put it?

DEEPNHOCK
11-18-2014, 07:06 AM
So contrary you try to be....
That carb fits multiple applications, some of which might not have your sacred vacuum port in the intake runner.
Just accept it and enjoy life.


That Edelbrock power brake fitting is real cute, but why wouldn't you put it where it belongs, in the Manifold?

Since Manifold Vacuum is Manifold Vacuum, why not connect the PCV where it belongs in the Back where the P/B is recommended to go for Chevrolets without anywhere else to put it?

StudeRich
11-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Not contrary Jeff, just Studebakerly! ;)

Thats fine for non-Stude. Engines, but most of us here have Stude. Engines and could care less what the "Majority" do with their Comeros! :mad:

"Different by Design." And much Older. :ohmy:

DEEPNHOCK
11-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Your bias is showing.
Using a central port for that function is better for the engine than drawing vacuum off of one individual port runner.
But, you stick to your 1960's mentality and cherish it for all it is worth.
There are a lot of people here who embrace upgrades and modernizing their equipment for both performance, safety, and reliability.

I respect those that 'restore' their vehicles to only the exact the OE spec's.
Personally, I do not have the discipline to build a car (or truck) up today, and only build is as marginal as the 1960's technology and manufacturing realities would allow.

This is a circle jerk of a conversation, but ignoring any update in technology for nostalgia sake is pretty harsh.
Might as well go Amish.... (Even they would change powerplants when a better one came along)....



Not contrary Jeff, just Studebakerly! ;)
Thats fine for non-Stude. Engines, but most of us here have Stude. Engines and could care less what the "Majority" do with their Comeros! :mad:
"Different by Design." And much Older. :ohmy:

Flashback
11-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Modern AFB has them on the carb.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=75864&d=1374426898

No vacuum gauge or power brakes. You are right Rich, I didn't show the plug.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/06be49c0-77ec-4ec5-a8bd-84bbd9a501f3_zpsd86cda3d.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/06be49c0-77ec-4ec5-a8bd-84bbd9a501f3_zpsd86cda3d.jpg.html)

And since we are on the PVC location. Look here and lets hear opinions.


http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/005_zpsa50194db.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/005_zpsa50194db.jpg.html)

Jerry Forrester
11-19-2014, 07:33 PM
No vacuum gauge or power brakes. You are right Rich, I didn't show the plug.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/06be49c0-77ec-4ec5-a8bd-84bbd9a501f3_zpsd86cda3d.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/06be49c0-77ec-4ec5-a8bd-84bbd9a501f3_zpsd86cda3d.jpg.html)

And since we are on the PVC location. Look here and lets hear opinions.


http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/Flashback53/005_zpsa50194db.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/user/Flashback53/media/005_zpsa50194db.jpg.html)

The 3/8" tube with the rubber cap on it. IMHO

DEEPNHOCK
11-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Until looking again at the pic, I thought it was an AFB carb we were talking about....
But it is a Demon carb.
Apples and oranges....
But....
Here's the Demon vacuum line info....

http://www.demoncarbs.com/Assets/docs/Products/Technical/LIT701rev4.pdf (http://www.demoncarbs.com/Assets/docs/Products/Technical/LIT701rev4.pdf)

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