Progress Thread The Tale Of Elsuperpinto (The Return of ElSuperBackburner... running edition)

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74stang2togo

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I luv my Edelbrock
I think I'm going back with Edelbrock. They're still family-owned, I've NEVER had an issue with one of their carburetors (and I've had four of the things on various cars), and hell, I may still have a 650 Thunder AVS in the garage somewhere (which seals the decision).

I looked into the new Brawler line from Holley (very impressive features at the price), the new Street Demon (which is kind of a mutt between a Thermoquad and a Carter/Edelbrock... in a good way), and a few others, and it really came down to the Edelbrock carbs I already know or giving the Street Demon a try.


EDIT: Found my old Edelbrock! The old man swapped it for the Holley that was on the Capri when I wasn't looking!
 
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So... the Mostly Starts Dammit Atomic "EFI" will be on Ebay by this weekend.

I took the ol' Edelbrock to work today and went over it with an old toothbrush and some carburetor cleaner and it cleaned up real nice. Decided I'll throw it straight on the car and find out if I'm gonna need a rebuild kit or not the hard way... after all the other parts get here. That shopping list includes a fuel pump, fuel line to run from pump to carburetor, a few brass fittings, air cleaner stud, possibly a fan controller now that the EFI won't be turning it on and off (I'm considering just setting the current relay up to turn the fan on when the key is on).

In the meantime, I had a mental breakthrough in two departments.

I've figured out exactly how I'm going to convert it over the LED tail-lights (the finished product should be awesome, we'll see), and I've figured out how I'm going to put reverse lights back on it... well... a reverse light:


This reverse light:

Will be installed into this bumper:

Now I've just got to get the EFI sold to fund it!
 

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A suggestion on the fan controller: you could add a toggle as well to give you more control over it. I have one installed in my car inline with the controller now, but I have had it installed to manually turn the fan on as a redundant safety just in case the relay in the controller were to fail. You could do that to get your car going again while waiting on a controller....
 

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A suggestion on the fan controller: you could add a toggle as well to give you more control over it. I have one installed in my car inline with the controller now, but I have had it installed to manually turn the fan on as a redundant safety just in case the relay in the controller were to fail. You could do that to get your car going again while waiting on a controller....
With the Derale relay I'm running, I'd just run a wire that's hot with the key on to trigger it after hooking the ground up to the mounting screw (the Atomic EFI triggered the ground side of the relay).

No switch to forget.
 

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The reason I mentioned a toggle switch is because, as I understood it from years ago, there were 2 reasons electric fans became prevalent. To reduce engine drag and once you were going a certain speed the fan acted like a block and actually impedes airflow. With an electric fan, and later with the advancement of computer control, electric fans could be turned off when they weren't needed. For example, when the car is already under a preset temperature (we'll say 185) OR if the vehicle was traveling at a predetermined speed (we'll say 45 MPH) the fan would be turned off. The toggle switch would at least give you that control so the fan wouldn't needlessly spin constantly. I'd like to think it wouldn't impede air flow like the old steel belt driven fans as I think air speed would most likely overpower the electric motor, but it wouldn't hurt to have it shut off instead of being pushed while running. Just my 2 cents - and probably not even worth that.... ;)
 

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The reason I mentioned a toggle switch is because, as I understood it from years ago, there were 2 reasons electric fans became prevalent. To reduce engine drag and once you were going a certain speed the fan acted like a block and actually impedes airflow. With an electric fan, and later with the advancement of computer control, electric fans could be turned off when they weren't needed. For example, when the car is already under a preset temperature (we'll say 185) OR if the vehicle was traveling at a predetermined speed (we'll say 45 MPH) the fan would be turned off. The toggle switch would at least give you that control so the fan wouldn't needlessly spin constantly. I'd like to think it wouldn't impede air flow like the old steel belt driven fans as I think air speed would most likely overpower the electric motor, but it wouldn't hurt to have it shut off instead of being pushed while running. Just my 2 cents - and probably not even worth that.... ;)
I just know from experience that I'd forget to turn the thing on.
 
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Still no update, and more than likely none this weekend. Car starts and runs, even drives, just idles ridiculously high because MSD.

Haven't made it to the junkyard to source a few IACs, haven't gathered all of the parts for the carburetor reversion (still need a fuel pump and some fittings, and I'm having a hell of a time deciding on which fuel pump to go with), and haven't sourced the give-a-damn to remedy the situation.

I could try to do so this weekend, but I work until 5ish tomorrow at the shop, then I'm hauling ass down to Cotton Bowl Speedway to watch the sprint cars race with one of my buddies from Carmax (Hi Kenneth! Hurry up and join the forum dammit!) then getting up Sunday morning to go ride some trails on mountain bikes with my boss (kind of have to, it's my fault he got into it!)

So... ElSuperBackburner is back!
 

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I had a Holly 600 years ago and it was a great carb but being a daily driver and in the midwest I was always adjusting it. Any environment changes required adjustments. It's best days were cold but not freezing temps. It always ran but rarely ran great without tweaking for conditions. Admittedly I don't know :poo: but it was always troublesome for me.

I swapped the same engine into a daily driven truck for a few years after scraping my old II. I put an Eddy 600 on it. It just worked. Minor adjustments out of the box and that was it. No need to fiddle constantly. Needless to say I have another Eddy today.
 
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