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  1. PurpleBeeper

    Stripped afb choke housing screw

    drill & tap that hole and don't be afraid to use metric or whatever is just barely larger. OR, you can put some epoxy in the hole...pack it in there good... and drill/tap that epoxy. Just make sure to tighten that epoxy hole gently. OR a heli-coil
  2. PurpleBeeper

    6 Barrell A/F help

    Side Note - There ARE a/f screws on the outboard carburetors. They are on the front of the outboard carburetor baseplates behind some lead plugs & they are often frozen in place. There's a good chance you'll need to uncover & adjust these a/f screws (idle mixture screws) at some point. Your...
  3. PurpleBeeper

    Thermoquad dry fuel bowl at cold start and restart

    I'm no thermoquad expert.......but I can't think of any way a vacuum could be applied to suck the fuel out, and it won't evaporate that fast, so my GUESS is maybe a crack in the main body of the carburetor? It would have to be something that would let the fuel leak out
  4. PurpleBeeper

    440 + 6 Pictures

    Just an FYI - on the other side of the six pack, the "outboard return linkage".....make SURE you have the rods oriented in/out correctly. Otherwise, the back one can just barely hang up on the side of the intake when you floor the motor.....engine goes wide open and stays there.... ask me how I...
  5. PurpleBeeper

    Gasoline- what's the difference between the stations?

    I worked in the automotive chemical industry. One of our suppliers (who also sold gasoline additives to Shell, BP, etc) told me this: 1. All "base fuel" in your area comes from same gasoline refinery in your area 2. At the refinery, when filling up the tanker trucks, each brand of gasoline gets...
  6. PurpleBeeper

    Which Eldebrock for Stock 440

    650cfm on a stock motor
  7. PurpleBeeper

    Replacing metal gas tank on 72 Satellite

    Well....I would recommend welding up the tank you have or replacing it with a factory replacement metal tank AND (as mentioned), keep your factory original sending unit if it's working.... the aftermarket ones all suck. Just put a new in-tank "fuel sock" on it
  8. PurpleBeeper

    The end all be all PCV and Grommet Thread ;)

    I can see you've thought this through. From a slightly less technical aspect, if that PCV valve is too long and hits the baffle (???), then why not just trim that nipple a little bit so it doesn't hit the baffle? If it were me, I'd "roll the dice" for $7.15. That's a small gamble
  9. PurpleBeeper

    Carb sputtering on six barrell engine

    My first bet is accelator pump...make sure it squirts like mentioned above by just looking and moving the throttle
  10. PurpleBeeper

    Holley sixpack issue

    Yes, make SURE your secondaries are closing quicly. You might double check to see if your carb linkage is TOTALLY clear of the side of the intake manifold. It will install backwards, then hold you at wide open throttle by dragging on the intake... I lost an engine that way. IF your carbs are...
  11. PurpleBeeper

    Aluminum fuel lines, thoughts?

    I've run aluminum fuel line for 20+ years without any issue at all. Stainless steel would work too, but is harder to work with, more expensive and doesn't offer any benefits over aluminum as far as I can tell
  12. PurpleBeeper

    Choosing fuel sending unit.

    You are best off to re-build your original sending unit. The aftermarket ones are junk
  13. PurpleBeeper

    Edelbrock Brock dual bolt pattern on a thermoquad manifold

    I've not done this, but I would be VERY tempted to use a carb adapter since you can buy them off the shelf at O'Reilly for cheap.
  14. PurpleBeeper

    Another throttle cable question

    These guys are on the right track. As long as the ends are correct, all you need is any cable that no more than about 4"-6" too long (they can bind if they're a foot too long)....otherwise, any one that fits is correct. You do get some "wiggle room" where the cable clamps onto the bracket. If...
  15. PurpleBeeper

    1970 Dodge Charger 440 4bll carburetor questions

    Somebody here knows, but I think the Carters are in the 625cfm to 650cfm range. Some factory '70 440's came with 600cfm Holley's (I think the non-high-performance ones...like New Yorkers, etc). Be advised that many Holley's have clearance issues with factory intake manifolds (& that Carters...
  16. PurpleBeeper

    custom air cleaners for intake systems and air grabber hoods

    @RSZ28 - so, what's the answer?
  17. PurpleBeeper

    custom air cleaners for intake systems and air grabber hoods

    I've not done that swap, but you are correct that it's pretty much factory intakes or a C4HB (or something??? - can't remember part number) and that's it. If your efi setup isn't more than 1/2" taller than a Holley, it bolts up to intake and fits inside the air cleaner (modified?) it will work...
  18. PurpleBeeper

    Vacuum advance, springs, etc.

    You're asking a few different questions...no problem. If you just want to drive the car, then leave the 600cfm Holley on it since it's not "that" small. On the 600cfm Holley, that tube has "venturi vacuum", which is what Chrysler used originally (can of worms opened? check). If you're trying...
  19. PurpleBeeper

    What kind of air filter is that? (472 Hemi 2x4)

    I have no idea what that filter is, but I suggest you look for a K&N brand filter that fits your aircleaner