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General Tech- - BRAKES / Kelsey - Hayes Check valve
« on: May 02, 2008, 05:28:20 AM »
Hi guys.  On my 65 300 it has a  Kelsey Hayes break power break.  The check valve has two points.  I'll describe it as a round plastic part with a t. One side has a hose running to the engine which I take to be a vacuum hose.  The other side is not hooked to anything.   Should this open side be capped or do I need to find a missing hose which should be hooked to it?  Is it to be open for pressure or something?
My dealers service technical manual shows this valve with only one point for a hose.

Tech- - Engine / Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
« on: May 02, 2008, 03:56:16 AM »
I'm rethinking what carb it is.  My manual shows 2bbr and mine has 4bbr.  The gas was really bad bout a year or more older.  Have a service here in FL that works on boat fuel tanks filtering and removing so I had them come take out the old.   My next plan of attack this afternoon is to fill the float and see what happens.  If nothing I will check the fuel pump.  Big worry right now is what polaraco said about the water.  Tank was not full and I know better.    Heck what fun would it be if I didn't make more work for myself?

« on: May 02, 2008, 03:47:38 AM »
Thank you for the welcome.   This site is great. 
Sorry bout the pics.  I can take them and get them on my computer but do not know how st send over here yet.  Once I learn this I will post the pics and tell you my story not sad but true. 
She's in to good of shape to be parted out .  Has been garaged her whole life.  Only real wear is the front seats are split.  Hoping to find or be refered to a good place to get NOS and have them redone here.   She only has 84,000 original miles.  All numbers match.  The only thing I'm not sure about is the Carb.  Gramp had her worked on for non-lead gas back in the early 80's or late 70's.   It's a 4 bbr and from my shop manual it looks like they had 2 bbr.   Just noticed last night the voltage regulator on the fire wall says SEARS.  Might leave it for conversation.
Again thanks for the welcome and I look forward to chating with everyone.  You can not believe how happy I am to have found this and the other site.
PS my spilling isn't too good.  If you cant read a wurd go fonic.

Tech- - Engine / Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
« on: May 01, 2008, 04:30:37 PM »
Thanks guys.  I did pour a bit of gas in the carb but not sure how much was to much so I used a very little bit.
Not sure of the make of the carb but think it's original 4 bbr.   The vent tubes are the brass tubs out over the inside of the carb correct?   About how much will it take to fill the vent tube?  Table spoon more less?  Also should I fill all four or will filling one take care of float bowl.
As you see I'm pretty new to this.  Love the video.  That's you and your car correct? 

Tech- - Engine / Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
« on: May 01, 2008, 03:36:58 PM »

After letting my car sit for over a year I figured it was time to get her running again.
Pulled the pulgs on three cylinders this afternoon.  All had light oil/gas and no rust. Dip stick showed oil and was good color so I figured good to go and put them back in.  Put in 2 gallons fresh 93 Oct gas took out bad gas yesterday.   Got my daughter, needed someone to run the key, pulled coil wire and turned over 3 times for 10 seconds each.  Everything moved.   Put wire back in pulled off the air cleaner and tired to turn her over.  No dice.  Just would not fire.  I went to engine starter fluid.  Figured it would help turn it over and also provide the lubrication I was concerned about. She'd fire off for a second or two trying to run.  Without spray nothing.  With spray she tries to fire.
I'm thinking gas not getting to her.  Should I see a spray/mist coming out of the carb barrels?  I don't see anything.
Any thoughts.

General Tech / Hello all.
« on: May 01, 2008, 03:28:49 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  
Yes the engine compartment matches the outside.  What's left of the battery tray is also same color.  I guess I'll have to hope to find one which fits my car and paint it.

General Tech / Hello all.
« on: May 01, 2008, 09:43:51 AM »
As you see I'm a new member here.  I have a 65 300 non letter 2dr hard top with a 383.  Lots of questions and hope to learn more from everyone here.  Foun this site from another site member asking me to join.

Two questions to get the ball rolling.   

On my Chrysler the engine compartment it white.  At all the car shows it always appears this is black on mopar cars.   Do I have something odd.  What triggered this was looking for a battery try (no luck finding one) they are all in "correct" black. 
I also need a new washer bottle and found them.  The car is original and all matching numbers so I want to keep as authentic as possible.  The bottles come in white and yellow for the aged look.  What is best for showing car or is it just what I would like with no effect on judging.
Just two of many many questions to come.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to talking with everyone here.

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