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 1977 ford LTD II

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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSeptember 16th 2015, 3:20 pm

Well I haven't done much, but I have been tuning the carburetor and working on the exhaust. I cut the muffler off and ran a straight pipe for a few months, but got sick of it. I finally got a glass pac and welded it on. The next thing I am going to do is weld a 3" tip on it that comes out right behind the door and right in front of the rear tire. The next thing I want to work on is swapping the stock 2 bbl carb and cast iron manifold for a 4 bbl holley and aluminum manifold that I have.


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there is the glass pac. I just welded it to the end of the stock y-pipe where the original muffler was.



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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSeptember 16th 2015, 3:26 pm

Moose wrote:
would be a neat car to paint jet black and slam with some nice chrome rims just not low pros >.> hate it when people do that

Yeah I hate rubber band tires, makes the car ride really hard too, you can feel every ant you run over. I am considering painting the car black or maybe a blue like this or darker:

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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeOctober 27th 2015, 9:45 pm

Finally swapped my 4bbl intake onto this, bit it caught fire when I started it, so its time for a carb rebuild. found out my heads have really big ports, should be good for preformace, the passages are almost twice as wide and just as tall as the h.o. heads on my dad's 87 mustang.
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeOctober 27th 2015, 11:08 pm

Caught fire as in fuel leak on the outside or just in the carb throat? Was the filter off?
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeOctober 28th 2015, 10:36 am

The filter was off, I was trying to start it and it wasn't firing so the carb filled up with gas and the float didn't shut it off so it flowed out the vents on the bowls, and sat on top of the manifold. I got it started and let it run for maybe 30seconds, and then I turned down the idle and it died. I tried to start it but the battery was too low and wouldn't crank it, so I spent about 2 minuits hooking up the truck to jump it, which gave the gas on the manifold time to heat up and start evaporating. when I started cranking the coil connection arked, which lit the fuel vapor, which lit the gas on the manifold. got it out with fire extinguisher, so no I have to clean up the powder mess. I found a rebuild kit at autozone for $28 so I guess I will get that. the bowl gasket was shrunken really bad, that may have had something to do with the fuel leak. after I got it started the leak went away, so I think the needle came unstuck and started working. I guess I will see!
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 ford LTD II    1977 ford LTD II  - Page 2 Icon_minitimeNovember 3rd 2015, 2:00 pm

I found out the stock carburetor was rated for 287 CFM. The holley is 600 CFM. The stock carb would only spin the engine to 3600rpm, and the holley should get to 7000. So I am hoping I get more than the stock 130hp out of it.
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