Builds Ole Blue 60 gets a fresh start- EFI and more

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I'm going to do the Holly. Also, think I can do it to the old 20r in my pickup. (Never have been happy with the Webber.) Thanks Nolan
 

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Spa day was a success.

Started in on the drivers side, cleaning and tucking things away. Got a good clean on the aluminum and paint.

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A mouse had made a home in my hood isolator so I removed it and cleaned all the junk out.

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Back when all this started I had painted the hood the wrong blue. The dark still lives under the hood isolator. I just had him repaint the top. Funny.

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Dirty girl

I needed an AC belt so I went ahead and replaced the other two and made the old set my spares.

I also upgraded my fuel filters to higher pressure models after our previous discussions on the paper ones being wrong for my setup.

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All pretty

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I put in a new Delco charcoal canister and a new gas cap. I blew out the system good and made sure my evaporator in the rear fender was clear. Hopefully this fixes my pressure issue I had in Big Bend

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Very pleased at how well everything cleaned up.

I’ve been sitting on this piece of jewelry for a few weeks. I’m so exited. This and the deep clean make my engine bay look good as new.

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That's the ideal right there! Looks clean and uncluttered, unlike how it came from the factory. I feel bad for the engineers that had to accommodate the smog laws of those days. A clean running engine is an efficient one.
 

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I’ve developed a bit of a rough idle lately. The truck ran the same overall but if you were at 750 rpm the shifter was shaking.

Not knowing exactly where to go with it, I started simple.

I removed the DUI cap. Checked it out. Looked fine. You can see where the rotor contacts the sides. Kind of uneven. No idea if that’s correct.
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Cleaned the contacts real good with Kroil and a Scotchbrite.

Then I removed all the livewires and added a tad bit of dialectic grease to all the contacts.

Pulled the plugs. Cleaned them and gapped to .040

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All good now. Nice and smooth.
 

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Looks great! It seems odd that the rotor physically touches the cap contact. The only time I have seen that, the cap ended up in pieces. Does DUI run a special cap and rotor setup where contact is expected/engineered to happen?
 

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Looks great! It seems odd that the rotor physically touches the cap contact. The only time I have seen that, the cap ended up in pieces. Does DUI run a special cap and rotor setup where contact is expected/engineered to happen?
I actually have no idea. I’ll crack open the one on my 40 and see.

Now that you mention it, the marks did not look like scrapes it was just a color change. Maybe it is from the current running through it.

I’m distributor dumb to be honest.
 
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I've seen how dust can collect on stock breather vents until they clog. Then one hot day you go through a cold stream and shock cool the diff and it blows the seal. I just run the tubes up into the engine bay and cap them with a fuel filter, but it doesn't look nearly as sano.
 

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I've seen how dust can collect on stock breather vents until they clog. Then one hot day you go through a cold stream and shock cool the diff and it blows the seal. I just run the tubes up into the engine bay and cap them with a fuel filter, but it doesn't look nearly as sano.
Yep lots of people do it this way and I did in the days of my Jeeps, but heck if you have the kit, why not.
I also have the fancy ARB system, slick simple to install and looks great
 
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So, I have most of the parts to begin my desmog and Holley Sniper install on my 60. I'm leaning towards leaving the carb cooling fan on board thinking it may help the CPU in the throttle body live longer. Any thoughts on that? I was also thinking of adding a hidden security switch for the fuel pump. Wondering why Holley didn't add this feature to touch screen with a pin number.
 

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How will you trigger the carb fan? Can’t see that it would hurt.

Isn’t your truck still a manual transmission? That should be pretty good deterrent right there :)
 
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How will you trigger the carb fan? Can’t see that it would hurt.

Isn’t your truck still a manual transmission? That should be pretty good deterrent right there :)
I honestly don't even know how it works now😄. I've worked on many different cars over the years but all the bigger jobs were on cars that didn't have all these smog controls. I just got the air rail removed, it was easy until I got to the last port closest to the firewall. It was challenging working in that little space behind the heater port and engine hook. I will put off cracking open a beer until I get the idler pulley installed.
 

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If you still have the heat sensor for the carb fan and the wire hasn’t burnt off, it will still work. Otherwise, you can just connect that wire to ground and it will run for 15-20 minutes every time you turn the truck off, regardless of temp. There’s a “computer” in the passenger (I think) kick panel that has a timer.
 

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...I was also thinking of adding a hidden security switch for the fuel pump...
Wire it to the switched ignition lead on the Sniper. Shouldn’t have many amps flowing through it and that way the system won’t even turn on.
 
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