Why I like Old Cars

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Why I like Old Cars

Post by Rebel » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm

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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by BIG JOE » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:02 pm

Back then they called us Shade Tree Mechanics. Give me a vehicle with a distributer, point's and condenser.No microprocessors.
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by Rebel » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm

more carbs the better.
My favorite color is chrome.
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

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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

Post by Rebel » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:25 pm

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?
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by gforester » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:18 am

Rebel wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:12 pm
more carbs the better.
My favorite color is chrome.
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by BIG JOE » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:52 pm

If you can tune six weber's your in the wrong business. 3 duce's I can do that.
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by Rebel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:47 pm

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)
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Post by avmech » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:10 am

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

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Post by fish » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:03 am

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)
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by g.willikers » 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.
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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by Villafuego » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:27 pm

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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Re: Why I like Old Cars

Post by kmagnuss » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:45 pm

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
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