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  1. neilswheels

    Tri power manifold rust

    Quick update for those interested, I tried the citric acid in a small tank, but found that it needed to be fully submerged on its side to let all the air escape, otherwise you end up with rusty areas where the oxygen is trapped, that’s the first pic. So I made a bigger tank, and submerged it on...
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    Loctite, inlet manifold

    Thanks
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    Loctite, inlet manifold

    I’ve removed the baffle and the plug from my inlet to clean/de rust. I’ve tapped the old rivet holes in the manifold to replace the baffle, and plan on using Loctite on the bolts and the plug to stop them falling out. Anyone know which loctite? I have 272 which is rated to 180c, is that...
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    A Day In The Office

    Just found this today on off ya Insta page, seems to fit perfectly here. This is the W motor build room ar GM in the 60’s
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    Tri power manifold rust

    Just in case anyone ever needs to know, that hole is 3/8 npt.
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    Tri power manifold rust

    Feeling slightly foolish, I’ve realised the rust was coming from the water ways in the manifold, not the fuel runners, which are actually pretty clean. I’m still gonna de rust it tho, all that crud won’t do the water pump or radiator any favours. Another question tho, does anyone know what size...
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    Tri power manifold rust

    Yes, using it would be the perfect solution
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    Tri power manifold rust

    I’ve just drilled and tapped my manifold for vacuum take off, which resulted in finding a fair bit of rust inside the manifold. I’ve decided to clean it with a tub of citric acid, I’ll let you know how it performs. My question is, how can I stop it happening again? I’ve seen pics of inside of...
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    Tri Powers inlet, couple of NB questions..

    Thanks guys, and thanks for the tip on the rivet replacement.
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    Tri Powers inlet, couple of NB questions..

    So I’ve removed my tripower inlet to drill and tap for vacuum takeoff( aren’t they heavy!!) and noticed two things. One should this vent be shut like this, it’s just under the pcv outlet on the back of the manifold, and there’s a reasonable amount of rust in the runners by the heads. What’s the...
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Done
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    Dynamat / Fatmat / Sound Deadening & Heat Reduction

    Just talking about this today. Heavy dynamite is good for heat and noise suppression, they also do a ‘foam’ that is self adhesive and goes over the top of the heavy dynamite. The guy I was talking to did this in his shoebox ford and really rated it, ‘like driving a rolls Royce’ were his words...
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Thanks everyone, much appreciated , and I understand a little bit more of it, a little bit more..
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Looking at the carb base, I can see that the tapped hole in the middle carb is ‘fed’ by both sides of the carb, which I assume provides a constant vacuum? So if I tapped the manifold, but only into one side , would that be an issue? Does that make more sense?
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Thanks Don. I was thinking more for neatness, a hardline running out the back of the manifold would be more discreet, but would it work if it was in ‘one port’ so to speak, so I assume getting more vacuum when the piston below is drawing in, or am I waaay off?!? Not sure if that makes any sense..
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Slight hijack (sorry Gofish) but I’m looking at kinda the same thing, I want a vac takeoff for a vacuum gauge. Center carb being used for PCV, and there’s nothing else, so I was looking at drilling the manifold in the same place, below number 3, any reason why this won’t work? Thanks
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    Need more vacuum ports

    Slight hijack (sorry Godish) but I’m looking at kinda the same thing, I want a vac takeoff for a vacuum gauge. Center carb being used for PCV, and there’s nothing else, so I was looking at drilling the manifold in the same place, below the back carb, any reason why this won’t work??
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    tri power

    Nothing to do with me, but might help some one.. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/chevy-349-tri-power-with-extra-carbs.1189535/
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    Quick Question, oil line thread size

    looks like 1/4 then, thanks guys.
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    oil pressure sending unit????

    What size tap did you use?
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