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Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on March 31, 2008, 09:42:46 AM
I have not been driving my Newport much lately because I have not liked the way it has been running.  It was lacking power, spitting, running hot, and all sorts of things that have made me unhappy.
 
Two Fridays ago I drove it to Shafter - 20 miles one-way.  When I got there I could sware I was hearing a vacuum leak!  It would get quite loud and then back off.  Every time I opened the hood it vanished.  It was freaking weird!
 
I drove to Sonic that night at talked with the Doctor - Chris Fredericksen.  When I told him about my intermittent leak, he said I might have a piece of garbage inside the carb.  If it moves it will periodically hit a jet and cutt off the fuel flow.  I would hear it, but find no evidence when inspecting the motor.
 
I took off the air-horn that Saturday and found a clean carb.  Boo!  So, with no where else to turn, I checked the intake bolts.
 
Eureka!  Don't know why, but they had worked themselves loose.  One of them, on the back and holding down the throttle linkage, was about an eighth of an inch up!  I re-tightened and re-torqued all of the bolts and now my cars runs great again!
 
I still have no MPG to brag about, but the car is night and day!
 
Whoo-Hoo!
 
 
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2008, 10:57:28 AM
Just in time for the summer too.
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on March 31, 2008, 11:15:31 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Just in time for the summer too.
 
Which one?  He has four per year, the BUM!
 
Great news Snotty!  (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)
 
Dad always said "Never use a cheap tourqe-wrench or one that has been dropped or mis-used."
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Brian on March 31, 2008, 01:28:29 PM
Ahh the old heating, cooling, heating, cooling.....thing.  I always do periodic bolt torque checks on intake, carb, oil pan, tranny pan, manifolds....
 
Glad to hear that it sold your problem.
 
 
 
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2008, 01:54:06 PM
That just tells me it was never tight in the first place.
 
Actually, Shame Snotty. . .You've had the thing for 3 years. . .or is it 4?  I lost track.
 
Someday I am going to drive that 62 New Yorker. . . .
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Mike on March 31, 2008, 05:28:53 PM
Hey Fellas,

Would checking the oil pan bolts on B's car be worth a shot? I'll do it
becuase He'll monster them down and we don't need that. (Sorry B)



Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on March 31, 2008, 08:12:34 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
That just tells me it was never tight in the first place.
 
Actually, Shame Snotty. . .You've had the thing for 3 years. . .or is it 4?  I lost track.
 
 
November, 2003.  It will soon be 5 years!
 
It was running great until last June.  After the drive to the American Grafitti Show in Modesto it ran crappy.  I installed the new carb and intake the April before that.  Either it became loose or I never tightened it - but I doubt the latter.
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 31, 2008, 08:28:34 PM
The Lord works in mysterious ways Snotty.....or maybe it was Jesus (pronounced Hey-Zeus) trying to swipe yer intake! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on April 01, 2008, 10:44:58 AM
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It don't cost nuthin' but a little time to check 'em P!! I couldn't hoit!!!
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on April 01, 2008, 12:35:15 PM
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Just don't tighten them too much.  The bolt holes may become concave and cut the already weak gasket.
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Mike on April 01, 2008, 01:21:54 PM
Yes it was the same deal when we did the valve cover gaskets, good heads up though(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 05, 2008, 07:08:26 PM
that's what happens when you finger tighten yer intake bolts then forget to torque em.......(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 07, 2008, 11:57:01 AM
OK, wait until the next time I work on YOUR car!!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
 
 
Hey, it's about time we drive those GTX cars of yours!
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 07, 2008, 12:01:39 PM
no way, I don't want a wheel following me down the road when you forget to tighten the lugs !
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 07, 2008, 12:02:24 PM
I started them up a few weeks back......batteries were a bit low, but I charged them.....started right up with some carb priming........
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on April 07, 2008, 12:08:11 PM
Quote from: hurst1
that's what happens when you finger tighten yer intake bolts then forget to torque em.......(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
 
Especially when those fingers have fry grease on them (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 08, 2008, 09:38:05 AM
Hey!!  I'm only responsible for one hubcap!!  I've never lost a wheel!
Not on one of your cars that is....  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  I did forget to tighten the wheels on my VW once.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)
 
But, FINE!!!  Don't ask me to help with your cars.  I don't like driving V8s with 4 speeds anyway!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2008, 09:42:54 AM
Quote from: Snotty
 
I dunno why. . .  With all that deep Fry fat on your palms, you ought to be able to cut down the shift times (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Steve
Save the GTX rides for me when I'm there. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)  Besides, I'm coming out there to collect my free Chinese buffet from the Snots
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 08, 2008, 04:05:02 PM
He needs one hand free to hold the fried chicken leg !(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Better hurry, Arnold Streudelmaker will be handing out fines for old cars by the time you get here, they may be illegal........
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 08, 2008, 04:06:23 PM
I better notify The Chinatown Buffet that Polaraco and Snotty have been spotted in the area.......hide all shrimp before supply depleted by American All you can eaters !   Never go home, even after four hour !
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2008, 04:39:14 PM
"Four Hour"
Appetizer time (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 09, 2008, 09:00:11 AM
OK Punks, if we're going to eat shrimp, then we'll do it at Peking Palace, not some cheap buffet!
 
Sheesh!
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2008, 03:10:38 PM
Quote from: Snotty
OK Punks, if we're going to eat shrimp, then we'll do it at Peking Palace, not some cheap buffet!
 
 
Are the shrimp shelled?
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Stitcherbob on April 09, 2008, 06:41:15 PM
No, but they put a shovel next to your plate instead of silverware!

Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 10, 2008, 09:33:18 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: Snotty
OK Punks, if we're going to eat shrimp, then we'll do it at Peking Palace, not some cheap buffet!
 
 
 
Yes, and they have the best Chinese Shimp Dishes in town - Shrimp Foo Yun, Shrimp Chow Mein, Shimp Lo Mein, Shrimp Fried Rice - YUM!  However, their Egg Flower Soup is terrible!
 
Now there's Great Castle!  Not a good shrimp place, but their Sizzling Rice Soup is to die for, and it's filled with shrimp as well as chicken!  Oh, Heaven!  Have you ever had Moo Shoo Pork?  Save me!!!
 
Funny thing about Bakersfield; it has several great Chinese Restaraunts, but people will not agree on which is best.  I like Great Castle the best, followed by Bill Lee's, then Peking Palace, finally Rice Bowl.  My wife dislikes the first two and prefers the last.  Notice I did not even mention the place Fogle did?  That's what I mean! 
 
The Bake has a very large Chinese population as well as some great Chinese history; that's why there are so many places to eat.  One of our main streets is named Ming - yes, same as the Dynasty.  It is the name of one of the pioneer families along with the Lums.  I have performed many funerals for these two families.
 
I must say, you have not eaten Chinese food until you have done so at Great Castle with a Chinese family!  You get food that's not even on the menu!  Oh my!  The meal was three hours long!!!!!  And, for me it was FREE!!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
 
Eat your hearts out!!!
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on April 10, 2008, 01:01:35 PM
Yer hosts were probably afraid that they were the next course after watching you eat for tree howah... (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 11, 2008, 02:02:44 PM
you need to take Polar to Hop Li's House of Seafood near Dodger Stadium in LA......they have great Volcano Plate or sizzling platter........they bring out yer dish then pour it on a 500 F red hot iron platter which makes a huge splatter and noise.......everybody look to see what's going on.......man it's great......
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 11, 2008, 02:07:49 PM
Free? they probably thought you were the health inspector !  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Some dishes are good at some places, while others are not......I can't pick out one place that has it all........we go to the buffets so we can eat a variety of average dishes, and lot's of them.......
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 11, 2008, 02:09:22 PM
remember the 11th Commandment folks:
 
"If thou like it, then Snotty don't......if Snotty like it, nobody else go near it"
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 11, 2008, 02:16:46 PM
Here's the comedian who talks about the Chinese Buffet.....John Pinette
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwuiyO7hOU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwuiyO7hOU&feature=related)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Steve on April 11, 2008, 05:47:30 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 14, 2008, 01:40:18 PM
Nah, can't take Hobby to LA.  He spent one day there and hates it!
 
Hey Fogel, I had Lumpia on Saturday!  I know you know what that is!!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on April 14, 2008, 02:05:28 PM
"Lumpia"...



 
That sounds like something that should be aided by a medicinal cream...  Is it BAD shrimp or some other kinda' fish that should have NEVER made it to the consumer's table???
 
I don't have a chinkenese richardanary...  help us out Snotts!
 
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 14, 2008, 05:06:58 PM
Basically it's a tiny Filipino egg roll.......my wife made them for our Christmas party last year, but Snotty didn't show up !.......Scott Sislop ate the whole tray and said they were great.......I brought the red sweet chili sauce to dip them in.......yummy !
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 14, 2008, 05:30:13 PM
You had Lumpia on Saturday, Snotty?......try a little Preparation H, that should take care of it !
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 23, 2008, 10:17:59 AM
None needed!  These were great!
 
I didn't realize Emily made Lumpia for the party!!  I would have run by and grabbed some!
 
If you guys have not have it - ohh are you missing a great taste!
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 23, 2008, 01:53:14 PM
Indeed, crispy little wraps with beef in them.......when you dip them in the Sweet and Sour chili sauce, they're greeeeaaaattt   !!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on April 24, 2008, 05:32:37 PM
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l195/mocus1/th_chineseguy.jpg) (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l195/mocus1/chineseguy.jpg)

You here four hour Mr. Snotty !    You leave now......shrimp in short supply........eat vegetable !
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on April 25, 2008, 09:30:04 PM
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Ate at Frugatti's tonight with Frances, my Sis and Brother-in-law.  They were disapointed.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
 
They don't much like Chinese food.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on May 06, 2008, 09:52:45 AM
Hey I'm going to the Chinese buffet for lunch !.......I'll have to elbow that comedian out of the way, just to get to the broccoli and beef........unless Snotty took all the beef out of there first......I'm not planning on being there four hours......
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on May 06, 2008, 09:57:33 AM
I always hammer the orange chicken and sweet sesame roll.........they sure don't know how to make pizza at those buffets........even frozen DiGiorno is better than that........
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Matt Aker on May 06, 2008, 05:33:46 PM
I'm a beer and pizza guy myself Doc...  Maybe it's a Pennsylvania thing (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on May 07, 2008, 01:21:08 PM
yes, in PA, there's a pizza shop on every corner (with 4 bars packed in between)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on May 08, 2008, 04:31:23 PM
Quote from: hurst1
just to get to the broccoli and beef........unless Snotty took all the beef out of there first......
 
Hey!  How'd you know I do that?
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on May 08, 2008, 04:34:21 PM
When it comes to Pizza, Nor Cal kicks So Cal's butt!  I've been disappointed by the pizza here for 17 years.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
 
Caltado's isn't bad, but their service sucks!!
 
"Sir, when I ordered my kid was in Kindergarten, now he's a Dad!  Any chance of seeing my pizza in the next hour??" 
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: steve fogel on May 08, 2008, 04:57:03 PM
you told us !........taking all the beef and leaving broccoli for the next all you can eat vegetable eating slob.........plus East coast beats West coast at pizza........
Title: Problem solved!
Post by: Snotty on May 09, 2008, 11:38:24 AM
I don't know about that.  You can't get Dry Salami on the east coast unless it's bee shipped from a lllooooooooonnnnngggg way away.  Although it's an Italian meat, it's only made in Albania and San Francisco.  Cotto or Genoa Salami just doesn't cut it!
 
My Dad, born and raised in North Carolina, served in the Air Force and did a stint in Europe in the '50s.  He then sold Salami and Cheese for 32 years. He once said that every area he had been in in his life served its Pizza differently, reflecting the local flavors.  BUT, he also said that the first Pizza he ever ate in the U.S. that was anything like he had in Italy and Sicily was when he had a Pizza at El Chico #1 on Broadway in sacramento.
 
I always found that nteresting.