Project Old Blue - 1973 (1 Viewer)

EStein

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If you can eliminate the bad things… head gasket, something cracked… Do you think it might be worth the investment to put an OEM carb back on? I feel like that’s usually the best option. I don’t know much about the other aftermarket options.
 

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So shifting course in a new direction... I was able to pull the 40 outside and let it run for a bit. When I really rev it up, black smoke roars out of the exhaust. This engine has a Weber 38 (EMPI Spector Clone). So I'm leaning towards an over rich condition. Doing research on here, points me towards finding out what jets are installed and playing with the air-fuel ratio tuning. At the end of the day, almost wish it had a Cityracer or Trollhole carb, even a rebuilt OEM.
Take a hard look at the Holley Sniper set up it is easy to install and works great
 

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Don’t know if I found something new or just late to the party. When I was working on the rear fender area, I pulled the grommets out that run the wires for the rear side lights and license plate light to the rear harness down below. I then notice the original grommets were the same as this accelerator grommet for pre-72 models. So I ordered a few from Toyotaparts to have on hand.

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Don’t know if I found something new or just late to the party. When I was working on the rear fender area, I pulled the grommets out that run the wires for the rear side lights and license plate light to the rear harness down below. I then notice the original grommets were the same as this accelerator grommet for pre-72 models. So I ordered a few from Toyotaparts to have on hand.

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Whats the latest with Old Blue?
 

KingAir Driver

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Made some progress this weekend. Removed the Weber 38 and all its associated hardware. Installed the rebuilt factory carb. Missing one carb stud which is on order from Cruiser Outfitters along with a new accelerator cable. Installed an inline fuel filter and a new choke cable from @ToyotaMatt. Also got a 1/2 to 3/8 barb reducer to hook up pvc valve, since the stock hose is NLA.

Hoping to get it started again soon!

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@Racer65 cowl drain hoses and OEM grommets installed the other day. Passenger side was 10x easier than the drivers side. Can’t imagine trying this with the heater installed! Plus adding some lubrication to hose helped with getting it through the dry grommet. 🤭

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Don’t tell me that about imagine having to do it with the heater in place. I also need to order a pair of those tubes as well. Cruiser looks great! Looks like the same color as my 74.
 
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