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    Thread: A TCL First? '67 Rolls Royce project thread...

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      04-13-2012 05:39 PM #451
      excellent, sounds like a trip by Ace is in order tonight

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      04-13-2012 05:41 PM #452
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      excellent, sounds like a trip by Ace is in order tonight
      In case Ace doesn't have it, here is what their website lists as licensed dealers:

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      04-13-2012 05:42 PM #453
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      It's absolutely the best stuff I've ever seen and I've tinkered a lot on 40+ year old cars.
      I keep a can of PB Blaster at all times just case I get in a pinch, but if this stuff is better - awesome!
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      04-15-2012 09:59 PM #454
      good news all around this weekend - push rod came out with some persuasion, nothing was damaged, and the intake manifold was a breeze to remove.


      intake manifold off, just one bolt holding the whole thing down (once the fuel lines and couple hoses are unhooked). so far of all the things ive serviced on this car, this is probably the most well thought out system - easy to remove for service. was probably due for removal as the main gasket was in pretty sad shape.


      shot of the corroded pushrod. we soaked the little chamber it sits in, in some penetrating fluid and eventually were able to hit it hard enough to knock it loose. bumped the starter and the cam was able to pop it back up, and out it came!




      manifold/carbs... after a closer look i might try to get some new gaskets for a couple of the carb bits also... i have new stuff for the intake manifold


      carbs broken loose


      and this is why im replacing the upper intake


      hoping to get my hands on some new parts this week and we should be in business by the weekend...
      i still have to pull the rear pump while the intake is off, and service both pumps while theyre out, but those should be minor jobs this week.


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      04-15-2012 10:13 PM #455
      A+ for documentation. I love following threads like this, wish more people took the time to entertain me

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      04-15-2012 10:33 PM #456
      Quote Originally Posted by Albeezy36 View Post
      I keep a can of PB Blaster at all times just case I get in a pinch, but if this stuff is better - awesome!
      PB Blaster is OK, but in comparison it falls well short. I call it "peanut butter blaster". At least there's oil in peanut butter, as WD-40 is like salt water when held up to Break Free.
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      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      04-15-2012 10:36 PM #457
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
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      Whoah. It looks as if you could put a carb adapter and Holley carb on it!

      No, I wouldn't either, but it sure looks like an easy mod.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      04-15-2012 10:55 PM #458
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Whoah. It looks as if you could put a carb adapter and Holley carb on it!

      No, I wouldn't either, but it sure looks like an easy mod.
      and you'd get rid of those horrid SUs

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      04-15-2012 10:58 PM #459
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      and you'd get rid of those horrid SUs
      Yeah, but batting that intake charge around has to make it a lot quieter, besides the fact that a 14" paper element Edelbrock chrome air filter would look, ahem, "out of place".
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      04-15-2012 11:24 PM #460
      I'm not sure what shape your SUs are in, but just in case they're not, here is a good resource:

      http://www.sucarburetors.com/index.html

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      04-15-2012 11:44 PM #461
      we have a couple of these at my work at the moment. neat cars and you've done a helluva job with the build..well done sir!
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      04-16-2012 11:13 AM #462
      Quote Originally Posted by Lethbridge_man View Post
      I'm not sure what shape your SUs are in, but just in case they're not, here is a good resource:

      http://www.sucarburetors.com/index.html
      looks like those guys are somewhat local too, very nice!

      will probably have a talk with our buddy in canada on what to do with the SUs before putting them back in... access is definitely easier with the manifold off so we may as well take advantage of that.

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      04-16-2012 11:18 AM #463
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      looks like those guys are somewhat local too, very nice!

      will probably have a talk with our buddy in canada on what to do with the SUs before putting them back in... access is definitely easier with the manifold off so we may as well take advantage of that.
      There's also Joe Curto in New York who is THE s.u. authority. He's a good guy (a little gruff on the phone, but he gets hundreds of calls a day so he's usually in a rush) and he offers everything from parts to full exchange/rebuilds and restoration services. 718-762-7878... number is committed to memory!

      Also, Chapel - those SU's aren't awful at all! I figured you would know better!

      Zenith-Strombergs are awful. Rochester Quadrajets are awful. S.U.'s are actually quite sophisticated and well refined... they're just very often misunderstood.
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      04-16-2012 11:24 AM #464
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Zenith-Strombergs are awful. Rochester Quadrajets are awful. S.U.'s are actually quite sophisticated and well refined... they're just very often misunderstood.
      Quadrajet carbs are misunderstood as well. I have talked with guys who are really good with them and yeah, they're finicky if you don't know them well, but the right guy with a good selection of metering rods should be able to make them run extremely well. Of course, they got their bad rep in the smog era, so there's that to compound the issue.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      04-16-2012 12:56 PM #465
      the real problem is the carbs in general



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      04-16-2012 01:02 PM #466
      Quote Originally Posted by Dobes View Post
      A+ for documentation. I love following threads like this, wish more people took the time to entertain me
      thanks, thats why im here...


      and i think its interesting to see as its not a car you see people working on all that often, outside of the closed club forums anyway

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      04-16-2012 01:05 PM #467
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Also, Chapel - those SU's aren't awful at all! I figured you would know better!
      I hate SUs... they make little to no sense to me whatsoever... therefore... they suck

      they're fine if you live in a country where you have people who can work on them...

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      04-16-2012 01:38 PM #468
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I hate SUs... they make little to no sense to me whatsoever... therefore... they suck

      they're fine if you live in a country where you have people who can work on them...
      I suppose you hate Strombergs too?

      Don't buy a Brit car (or an old Volvo)...just sayin'.

      Plenty of people know how to work on SU's/Strombergs in the US.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I hate SUs... they make little to no sense to me whatsoever... therefore... they suck

      they're fine if you live in a country where you have people who can work on them...
      Man, you're in New England! There are literally dozens of old men with gray beards, flat caps and Union Jack sweaters who know how to work on SU's.
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      04-16-2012 03:11 PM #470
      Wow, TCL has to be honored to witness such car..
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      Quote Originally Posted by tiopedro View Post
      Wow, TCL has to be honored to witness such car..

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      04-16-2012 04:16 PM #472
      Quote Originally Posted by Lethbridge_man View Post
      I'm not sure what shape your SUs are in, but just in case they're not, here is a good resource:

      http://www.sucarburetors.com/index.html
      Nice. These are pretty.

      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      04-16-2012 05:26 PM #474
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Man, you're in New England! There are literally dozens of old men with gray beards, flat caps and Union Jack sweaters who know how to work on SU's.
      I know, I know... I'm more of a Weber DCOE or DellOrto DHLA man myself.

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      04-17-2012 02:44 AM #475
      some more shots from tonight...
      front brake pump is MIA because its soaking in penetrating oil



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