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Old 10-30-2008, 02:19 PM
tjacobs tjacobs is offline
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I have had my '59 for a few months. I bought it from the original owner who had it stored since 1981. I has the 352 engine. The rebuilt motor has only 5000 miles.

I just had the carb rebuilt and it is very hard to start without starting fluid. Once it starts and I accelerate the rpm drops very low and often dies. There is backfiring from the carb. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I run hi-test (if you can call it that) with ethenol. I trust the mechanic, and he is trying to remedy the problem. I am looing for suggestions.

I understand the electral system is almost fuseless and the ones that are there are in line. Correct?

How do I remove the clock?
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:38 PM
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I have had my '59 for a few months. I bought it from the original owner who had it stored since 1981. I has the 352 engine. The rebuilt motor has only 5000 miles.

I just had the carb rebuilt and it is very hard to start without starting fluid. Once it starts and I accelerate the rpm drops very low and often dies. There is backfiring from the carb. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I run hi-test (if you can call it that) with ethenol. I trust the mechanic, and he is trying to remedy the problem. I am looing for suggestions.

I understand the electral system is almost fuseless and the ones that are there are in line. Correct?

How do I remove the clock?
Yes, the system is almost fuseless, has about 8 total I think under the dash.

Clock is pretty easy to remove. Grab the bezel around the clock, pull on it and it should pop off the dash, then you will see three small screws(I think it's just three), remove those and you can pull the clock out.

My advise, replace the clock with something useful, like a tach. That's what I did. Unless of course you are trying to stay all orginal, then by all means rebuild the thing.

I was going to post a pic of my dash with tach, but I can't find it.
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