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DriveTrain / Re: Fuel lines, may be the death of me.
« Last post by 1976 SE SF on November 21, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
The pre bent ones aren't exactly like the originals. I mirrored the new ones to my old ones with a hand held bender and zip tied it to the originals. Mine is a Pontiac motor so the fuel pump is on the driver's side and return line runs down the passenger side and underneath the motor and attaches to the subframe like in those pics. Take your time bending and test fit as much as possible.
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Parts Suppliers / Re: Rock Auto VS local auto parts stores
« Last post by 1976 SE SF on November 21, 2018, 10:56:42 PM »
You had 20 years in the auto business and went to work for a parts store? The people that take that job usually don't know a thing about cars. If they did then they would probably charge mechanics prices. If you don't know what year your Chevy small block is then you shouldn't be putting it into 1940's cars and asking high school kids how it works. I worked at O'Reilly's for a year and came to understand how entitled people are to put their foot on you in order to make themselves seem superior. Chevy didn't put small blocks into 1940's cars so you know for a fact it won't come up in the computer and you know for a fact they're going to look it up anyways and you watch them do it specifically so you can make them feel stupid. I would have sold you the 1/4 paper gaskets for your valve covers just so they leaked all over your smell block.
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DriveTrain / Fuel lines, may be the death of me.
« Last post by petecp on November 20, 2018, 08:11:41 PM »
I've been searching for days and can't seem to find how the fuel lines are routed in my 79 403. I've got the pre bent lines but I'm not sure how it crosses over from the driver side to the passenger side. Can someone please please please point me in the right direction. In this case pictures would be phenomenal. I've got the return line and the brake line both installed. Thank you for any help
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Suspension / Re: 78 TA Leans
« Last post by 78w72 on November 20, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
lean on these cars is common, can be anything from a bent frame/subframe mount area to bad body bushings or springs installed wrong.  if you said you replaced everything i assume you installed them right & replaced the body bushings.

i had a car that had been abused or maybe even jumped like the bandit or dukes of hazzard & it bent the floor area where the rear subframe bushings mounted, i had to use some washers as shims to get it straight.

aside from physical damage, you might want to check the install of the rear springs, make sure they are lined up with the holes in the shock plates & tightened evenly.  also check front end links, they can pull the car down if over or unevenly tightened.  best of luck figuring it out. 
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Electrical / Looking for info/feedback on aftermarket head lamp relay harness
« Last post by rickspiller on November 19, 2018, 11:19:22 AM »
have a 75 TA which I would like to get the load off the head light switch.
Any feedback appreciated. There seems to be many after market harness available.
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DriveTrain / Re: Brand new speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Crisis on November 18, 2018, 10:20:49 AM »
The old speedo is just bouncing (between 0 - 15mph) but shows correct speed.
Yes, I use my GPS to know what speed I reach when driving.
The speedo is accurate at 44/45mph.
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DriveTrain / Re: Brand new speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Aus78Formula on November 18, 2018, 04:57:06 AM »
Ok because that's the bit I had no answer for, it didn't make sense.

The rest you said was there with old speedo and remains with new speedo. It may just be a 1970's design mechanical speedo. Changing gears and ratios will only affect if it reads fast or slow from a starting point of 0, not both. There's no fix for that. At what point is the speed accurate? have you run with a GPS app on phone or similar?
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DriveTrain / Re: Brand new speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Crisis on November 18, 2018, 04:38:34 AM »
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, I've a cruise control which is new too. But the problem was already there with the old that i've replaced because of this problem.
No ratio adaptor. Yes, I know  speedogear and ratio, I've checked all and all are the good ones.

Miles counter is OK, my mistake. Only the crazy and floating needle problem remains. I keep searching but don't find any cause for now.
I've wrote to Classic Industries which has sold it to me but i've got no answer, yet.
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DriveTrain / Re: Brand new speedometer doing weird things
« Last post by Aus78Formula on November 17, 2018, 08:49:46 PM »
That's very odd. I can't even think how it is possible to have one of those slightly out and the other many times out.
Does your car have cruise control? And does it have a ratio adaptor box in the speedo cables or just one from gauge to transmission?
Have you seen what speedo gears are in use and know the current diff ratio?
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