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Randy 02-11-2016 09:31 PM

Its started as dirty as it was i'm surprised!?
rusted plugs, oil was black thick something. fuel line had rust, last tags are 2009, put a fuel in gas can put a little in carburetor and some WD40, and WD40 in pistons when changed plugs,
(i didn't have Mystery oil)
been doing a lot studying here on the Square thank you. there are some wise experienced mechanic, that will go to great links to help you, not to mention there time, just search most of the question have been discussed, Thanks. O that reminds me, I was reading a post about rebuild a 352 detailing the
differences of before 1960 and after 1960, I don't seem to be able to find it again, I wasn't doing a particular search I was just going back two hundred or so pages, well I thought is was something I needed in the future, and wanted to read it again and save it.
Back to starting eng. I hot wire the bird (haven't found key switch problem.) one wire from battery to coil and thicker one from battery side to ignition side of relay, what it cant be that easy! yep when I touch the relay it started it only for 3,4 seconds, I was smiling big, my lovely Bride came out said "what was that you didn't start it with me did you" No I didn't mean to just seeing if my wire work. you see all week while I was taking my time getting rusted in plugs out and reading how and such, Terri would say are you ready to start. No not yet, Ok don't start without me! I didn't think it was going to.
So I poured so more gas in carburetor sprayed wd40 in, touch the the relay it had to turn over a bit longer not much more it started up, it had some knocking going not to bad, about 15 seconds noticed gas coming out of carb. top front side from a hole, quick turn it off, gas, turn the key, No WIRE!! that was fun!! We laugh. so i guess it time to learn about carburetors. but for now I cut a piece rubber bad plug the
hole up. just to see, It ran at idle 7,10 mins. and slowly kept getting quieter the video is right before I turn off, I wanted to check everything, and see about rebuild carb.

1960 352 by Randy harsha, on Flickr

Tailfins4ever 02-13-2016 06:31 PM

That sounds great! Nothing like the sound of something that hasn't run in a long while starting up. Congrats, it's also nice watching someone in a Hawaiian shirt when it's 15 degrees here.

jopizz 02-13-2016 07:43 PM

There's a small vent hole in the top of the carb. If gas is coming out either your float is stuck or bad or the needle valve is bad.


Randy 02-13-2016 08:43 PM

A Swell Howdy Do!!
a big shout out to....
Simplyconnected> I was looking at those 4 bolts on the oil filter when I under there. I didnt see your note until after.
I borrowed a big pipe wrench, I was some what frustrated but I got, I tried everything I read, except the infamous screwdriver trick. LOL
.To Tailfins4ever
It did sound good I was surprised to say the least.
Hawaiian shirt that funny just this week Terri got me a mechanics shirt and pants, all i have is Hawaiian.
.To Wudro
haven't tried the foil yet. I saw blue spray paint on your car just like on side of my 59 part car. weird.
.To jopizz
for the tips on fuel pump. And hole in carburetor.
.To Ron of Florida ,
for help me have a good time. YaY..
.To Dan Leavens
for keeping score. and how about those Canadian oil sands. ouch.
.To bird60 for Noticing.
This is how long I've wearing Hawaiian.LoL

Randy 02-17-2016 08:28 PM

Look what I scored today Big Tomato picker,
.and some shade its been 80+ for 2 weeks now. not complaining.
I know impressive, Yes lol

Dan Leavens 02-18-2016 09:22 AM

Randy look at you go with your new TBird home:D
Is that a Shriner badge I see on the grill?

Randy 02-18-2016 01:12 PM

(Re:) Dan
No Shriner, Dealer Heritage, Cadillac, Eldorado.
That's why the Bird has to stay out side, Cad and Birds don't get along .

Dan Leavens 02-19-2016 09:14 AM

At least the Bird has a home:D

Randy 02-22-2016 10:56 PM

New Carb.
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Put on the carburetor its worked fine, not like the fountain of the original one! ..you can see for your self. For 30 sec.
.................Video 352


Just $68.00 i'll thke it. COAE-J. my old one is COAE-K


I got eng. going I best to start on the DASH...

Randy 02-22-2016 11:21 PM

Dash ....
I have for your enjoyment, a few videos, that you can make fun of me taking the dash out . on flicker.


I didn't have tool for wiper switch, so i put Finishing nails on both side of pin then use a plug wire puller with rubber end. to turn it

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