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Old 01-15-2006, 12:31 PM
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I noticed just recently that the carb spacer is not flat, but is thicker at one end than the other. It is positioned on the manifold so that the thick end is towards the front, so that the carb sits level in relation to the ground. I also noticed that when I put the air cleaner on, it interferes with the accelerator mechanism at the rear of the manifold. If I were to reverse the spacer so that the thick end was at the back, I think the air cleaner would clear the mechanism. Which way is it supposed to go on?


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Old 01-15-2006, 09:47 PM
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The carburetor should lie flat relative to the ground. If you have the correct accelerator/kickdown belcrank, it is a simple matter of adjusting the rods so that they do not hit the bottom of the air cleaner. The shop manual has the details for this.


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Old 01-16-2006, 04:32 PM
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http://www.squarebirds.org/images_pcv/oil_cap.jpg

I don't remember offhand how the carburetor spacer goes. See if this picture helps.

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Old 01-16-2006, 10:48 PM
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I believe the thick end of the spacer should be at the back of the motor to keep it level
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:34 PM
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I checked the carb again with a level as it sits with the thick end of the spacer at the front of the engine. It is very level. I haven't gotten to making the throttle linkage adjustments yet because....

....now that I have the coil installed for the first time, I have a different problem, and it would definitely be made worse if I were to put the spacer thin-end-to-the-front: the coil is very much in the way of the air cleaner fitting even close to correctly. It is not a reproduction coil and is about an inch longer than the original. Has anyone else run into this problem? It looks like the original coil would get in the way just as much...
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:24 PM
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I checked my car, the thick end of the carb spacer is at the front. The coil was mounted in in several different positions on the Squarebirds, varied by year and whether the car had A/C. A/C cars tended to have the coil mounted on a bracket behind the surge tank or to the right of the surge tank. There are several variations. Non-A/C had the coil mounted on a bracket on the front of the left cylinder head.

The stock mustard top coil was only 3 3/4 inches long.

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I just shot seveal pics of the carb linkage abd can email them to you, but nee your email address.

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:11 AM
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E-mail them to me, and I can post them.

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Old 01-18-2006, 05:35 PM
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My car is a '59 with A/C so it has the coil mounted right behind the surge tank pointing toward the back of the car. I have the original coil too, though it is in bad shape. When I get the chance I will test-fit it in there and see if it fits. Of course it should but it really didn't look like it would be short enough. I hope that I will be able to return my new coil if there is no way to make it work.
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:58 PM
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Is your coil mounted like the picture above? That is from my 1959 Thunderbird with A/C.

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