Truck project

dm62409

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72 pick-up project that has been in the same unfinished status for 8 or 9 years. Built the .030 over 350 , 9 yrs. ago, picked up the air-gap Q-jet intake last year, and swap meet 650 spread bore Holley double pump carb., should be a responsive tire lighter, with the 3.73 posi rear. Haven't had the shop space to get it in to get any work done on it. As my neighbor says " I'll get around to it one of these days". image.jpg image.jpg
 

Don Jacks

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Dave,That Holley dosn't have the "smog-legal" or reverse idle mixture does it? :scared If so,change the primary metering block.The one in it stock is lousy!:deal
 

dm62409

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Thanks for the reminder on that Don, I'll check it tomorrow. In the past, the spreadbores that I have owned had the standard idle circuit, and all were double pumpers. I seen one that was reverse idle, but it was a new carb,& vacuum secondary.
 

Jeff Olson

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You probably want to ship me that gas pump so I can put it inside where its warm and toasty until the snow melts.........
 

tripower

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Looks like a fun project Dave...:brow Is it a short box? Can't beleive your not using full length headers?:dunno
 

dm62409

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Its a short box, thats off the frame now. Needs floor work. Plans for the headers is to cut off the collectors, and modify them to long tube, tri- y design. I'm not sure if I'll keep the T-350 trans, as I have the complete clutch pedal assembly, Z-bar, & links. Have either a iron case BW t-10, or saginaw 4-speed just to make it a little more fun to drive.
Bought those stainless shorty headers at a garage sale for $20 .
 
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Don Jacks

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Dave,If that Saginaw even thinks you're trying to put anything resembling power to it,it'll break!The iron case BW should be your only choice here.Been there,done that on a 75 Monza once upon a time long ago.:confused
 

blkblk63ss

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I had a Saginaw 4 speed in my 66 short wide for 10 year's and never had a issue with it. One day racing of 4 or 5 hard off the line tire smoking start's it never gave any problem. I paid 225.00 for it out of a 1967 Camaro and never did anything to it ,just put it in.
 
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