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Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm
by Rebel
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Aaron

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 pm
by 870Mike
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:02 pm
by BIG JOE
Back then they called us Shade Tree Mechanics. Give me a vehicle with a distributer, point's and condenser.No microprocessors.

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm
by Rebel
more carbs the better.
My favorite color is chrome.
Aaron

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:22 am
by 870Mike
Rebel wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm
more carbs the better.
Until you try to tune/sync 'em... [smilie=012.gif]

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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:25 pm
by Rebel
I bought my UniSyn back in 1970, it's well used but still in the original box with receipt and SU carb jet wrench. Synced 3 but never 6.
35 DCOE's?
Aaron

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:18 am
by gforester
Rebel wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm
more carbs the better.
My favorite color is chrome.
Aaron
1966 Pontiac GTO with 389 Tri-Power for the win!

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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:52 pm
by BIG JOE
If you can tune six weber's your in the wrong business. 3 duce's I can do that.

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:47 pm
by Rebel
Not that hard to sync them at idle. Most just do that.
Getting them synced at idle and through the throttle range is a different story.
Currently have a 63 Rivi with 2 4's and a 57 Desoto Adventurer, also 2 4's.
Both are progressive linkage. easy peasy.
(also 63 Corvair Greenbrier with 2 1's)
Aaron

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:10 am
by avmech
Vacuum gage for carbs, light bulb and wire for timing, feeler gage or matchbook cover in a pinch for points.....
Used to ue a vacuum gage with a T to set carbs on my Corvairs, just pinch one of the hoses and set the other carb and then switch

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:03 am
by fish
I like old Diesels.
Have a 7.3 Powerstroke and a couple of very old Mercedes.
If they have fuel and air, they run.
Easy to troubleshoot and work on.
No computers (the 7.3 has an IDM, but it is pretty simple)

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:36 pm
by g.willikers
In comparing new cars to the easy to maintain classics, one thing seems to really stand out.
How little things have really changed, aside from the insane complication differences.
My 1970 Volvo station wagon accelerated from 0 to 60 in ten seconds and got 28 miles per gallon.
My 2014 Ford mini style van does 0 to 60 in nine seconds and gets 28 mpg.
The old Volvo was a shade tree mechanics dream.
The new van is a mystery to even the factory trained "technicians."
The old Volvo rarely needed the hood lifted.
The new van has had six recalls.
And if there's ever an emp or serious sun flare event, guess which one would be still running.

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:27 pm
by Villafuego
870Mike wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:22 am
Rebel wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm
more carbs the better.
Until you try to tune/sync 'em... [smilie=012.gif]

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40IDF's on a 5.3 Jag V12 ????

Re: Why I like Old Cars

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:45 pm
by kmagnuss
g.willikers wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:36 pm
In comparing new cars to the easy to maintain classics, one thing seems to really stand out.
How little things have really changed, aside from the insane complication differences.
My 1970 Volvo station wagon accelerated from 0 to 60 in ten seconds and got 28 miles per gallon.
My 2014 Ford mini style van does 0 to 60 in nine seconds and gets 28 mpg.
The old Volvo was a shade tree mechanics dream.
The new van is a mystery to even the factory trained "technicians."
The old Volvo rarely needed the hood lifted.
The new van has had six recalls.
And if there's ever an emp or serious sun flare event, guess which one would be still running.
Comparing apples to apples... a new volvo wagon does 0-60 in under 6 seconds and gets 30 mpg. http://www.caranddriver.com/volvo/v90-cross-country