Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 45

Thread: Going to the dark side

  1. #11
    Senior Member OverlandMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Rowlett, TX
    VIN
    5482
    Posts
    269
    Can I disconnect the 3 vacuum lines coming of the plastic connection in the Y pipe ( I think its officially called the thermal vacuum switch)? I was looking at my old K-Jet diagram and looked like this part was supplied vacuum from the old K-Jet intake anyways. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't creating a leak.

    Also, can the same be said for the vacuum solenoid?

    Does a document exist somewhere of all the K-Jet, Lambda, evap control, etc. that can be removed from the vehicle during/after a carb conversion? If not, I will volunteer to make one for future reference.
    Jeff in Dallas

    My Car http://dmctx.blogspot.com

  2. #12
    Senior Member OverlandMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Rowlett, TX
    VIN
    5482
    Posts
    269
    I completed my carb conversion. I ended up putting the car on jackstands and bypassing the accumulator by plugging the rubber line after taking it off the back of the accumulator. Everything is running great now. Seriously, the engine in this car has never run this well. I only have one current problem with the conversion. The bowl on the carb goes dry after sitting for 1 day or less. I cannot spot any leaks so I'm curious if the bowl is draining backwards through the supply line. Bill mentioned there is a check-valve in the mechanical pump. I will test it tomorrow. While this is a bit annoying, I'm still very pleased with the progress of this conversion.

    I still need to finish putting some of my interior back together and a long awaited test drive is in my near future I hope, as soon as I can resolve the disappearing fuel act inside the carb. Any advice or experiences with this is appreciated!
    Jeff in Dallas

    My Car http://dmctx.blogspot.com

  3. #13
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Upstate NY
    VIN
    04728
    Posts
    3,669
    Good to hear...post some pics!

  4. #14
    Senior Member OverlandMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Rowlett, TX
    VIN
    5482
    Posts
    269
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    Good to hear...post some pics!
    These are linked off my car blog.

    Started here:


    Prep:


    Carb + Intake:


    First leg of the install completed:


    Finished:
    Jeff in Dallas

    My Car http://dmctx.blogspot.com

  5. #15
    Just Plain Nuts Boo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Long Island
    VIN
    5835
    Posts
    5,481
    Where that video steve posted with the toilet bowl carb?
    Lou and "Boo" - The man you love to hate.

    Boo- The car you love to hate.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Boo"-VIN 5835
    'Fastest naturally aspirated PRV'
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Blue"-1985 Fiero GT
    3800sc swap
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Spalding"-1973 MG Midget
    All original

  6. #16
    Just Plain Nuts Boo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Long Island
    VIN
    5835
    Posts
    5,481
    Quote Originally Posted by OverlandMan View Post
    I completed my carb conversion. I ended up putting the car on jackstands and bypassing the accumulator by plugging the rubber line after taking it off the back of the accumulator. Everything is running great now. Seriously, the engine in this car has never run this well. I only have one current problem with the conversion. The bowl on the carb goes dry after sitting for 1 day or less. I cannot spot any leaks so I'm curious if the bowl is draining backwards through the supply line. Bill mentioned there is a check-valve in the mechanical pump. I will test it tomorrow. While this is a bit annoying, I'm still very pleased with the progress of this conversion.

    I still need to finish putting some of my interior back together and a long awaited test drive is in my near future I hope, as soon as I can resolve the disappearing fuel act inside the carb. Any advice or experiences with this is appreciated!
    I have bills carb on a Peugeot 604 manifold. The bowl will go dry after sitting for a few days. I just turn the motor once so the rom relay kicks on and then on and off with the key and I can hear the fuel pump and when the sound drowns down a little then the bowl is filled and good to go
    Very fumey though
    Lou and "Boo" - The man you love to hate.

    Boo- The car you love to hate.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Boo"-VIN 5835
    'Fastest naturally aspirated PRV'
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Blue"-1985 Fiero GT
    3800sc swap
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Spalding"-1973 MG Midget
    All original

  7. #17
    Senior Member OverlandMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Rowlett, TX
    VIN
    5482
    Posts
    269
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou and "Boo" View Post
    I have bills carb on a Peugeot 604 manifold. The bowl will go dry after sitting for a few days. I just turn the motor once so the rom relay kicks on and then on and off with the key and I can hear the fuel pump and when the sound drowns down a little then the bowl is filled and good to go
    Very fumey though
    I'm using a mechanical pump so right now there's not an easy way to fill the bowl other than manually doing it. It's also going dry on me within 24 hours, so all that fuel appears to be going somewhere and not just evaporating. I'm going to do a test this weekend by putting a piece of paper under the intake and above the valley and manually fill the bowl. Then I'm going to see if the paper gets wet over the next day. If so, I've got a leak somewhere in the casting or plumbing. I know the pump is working because I can run the car for extended periods of time and then look in the bowl immediately after I shut off the engine and its full.

    Right now its the only little kink in my conversion. Everything else has gone smooth and the engine runs great when fuel is in the bowl.
    Jeff in Dallas

    My Car http://dmctx.blogspot.com

  8. #18
    Uncensored Hypocrite stevedmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    VIN
    16510
    Posts
    5,481
    Gas evaporates. I'm not the smartest guy in the world but that paper isn't going to be wet when you check it, whether or not there is some sort of leak.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk because I'm too lazy to turn off the mobile signature thingie on my phone.
    Rest assured, we have a backup of Farrar's car blog and it will be restored in the near future. (Steve Rice - March 2016)
    Rest assured, we have a backup of Shep's posts and all of them will be restored in the near future. (Steve Rice - March 2017)

  9. #19
    Just Plain Nuts Boo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Long Island
    VIN
    5835
    Posts
    5,481
    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I'm not the smartest guy in the world

    I beg to differ sir.
    Lou and "Boo" - The man you love to hate.

    Boo- The car you love to hate.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Boo"-VIN 5835
    'Fastest naturally aspirated PRV'
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Blue"-1985 Fiero GT
    3800sc swap
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Spalding"-1973 MG Midget
    All original

  10. #20
    Uncensored Hypocrite stevedmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    VIN
    16510
    Posts
    5,481
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou and "Boo" View Post
    I beg to differ sir.
    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk because I'm too lazy to turn off the mobile signature thingie on my phone.
    Rest assured, we have a backup of Farrar's car blog and it will be restored in the near future. (Steve Rice - March 2016)
    Rest assured, we have a backup of Shep's posts and all of them will be restored in the near future. (Steve Rice - March 2017)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •