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Restoration / Re: "Flint #1" sticker on 1968 L48 valve cover??
« on: February 21, 2018, 03:20:35 AM »
Thanks for the info..... wish i had a time machine!

Restoration / "Flint #1" sticker on 1968 L48 valve cover??
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:28:21 PM »
Hello all... trying to get my engine bay correct....  i have a numbers matching L48 68' SS. I'm seeing a Flint #1 sticker online... some say its correct others say only on painted 69' L48 covers, im thinking none at all on the 68' chrome covers..

Is this a some had it others didn't argument? Or am i just seeing more incorrectly represented items for sale?

Thank you all in advance

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:12:02 PM »
Good to know i can inspect the advance.
Between looking at the distributor, measuring the balancer, and using my light with a dial and tach, i should be able to get it to 36.

I know im on the dartboard just looking for that bullseye

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 07, 2017, 04:32:28 AM »
Just got back so looking forward to getting dialed in

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 04, 2017, 06:44:13 PM »
Hello everyone  i have been away from the car as I'm out camping... before i left i put 22 degrees at the crank... car ran great and much more pull than at 10 degrees. I dont know what i have for vacuum,  I will take a picture and post it when I return where the vacuum line is connected at the carb...

I have no idea as to what the internals of my distributor are currently...

Can i tell by pulling the cap and rotor and inspecting?
I did pick up a tach from a buddy so I can see where Im at 3500 rpm. I do have the dial on my timing light so I can set that to 36 degrees to be at zero on my timing mark. That is a goal correct?

Thanks again for the help as I'm new to the hobby.

Have a great 4th everyone!

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 02, 2017, 01:14:22 AM »
Hmm... yes i see. Right now the distributor is cast iron with a pertronic ignition module... probably the stock internals other than that.

Its cool out today so no issues with my drive.  I will set it up to 16 degrees in the crank and see how it goes..

Thanks for the direction

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: July 01, 2017, 06:54:33 PM »
Bumped up the timing to 10 degrees on the crank... hope to get out for a drive today. I ran the same set up last summer with no issues of the gas boiling in the carb.

The distributor was bumped over the winter so i hope that is the problem.. although i like the idea of blocking the ports.  Just don't want to take the intake off... again..... haha

What i would like to do is get to 36 degrees total timing but i gave no tach to see if i have ended the mechanical advance

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:14:14 PM »
I mean "have to pull the intake " haha

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 28, 2017, 04:42:54 PM »
Great idea. Was hoping to not habmce to pull the intake!

Did the plugs seat into the manifold well?
I also think i can advance the timing by a few degrees...

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 27, 2017, 08:13:48 PM »
Thanks for the tip.

I will get this done in the next few days and report back

Thanks again

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:21:33 PM »
I could try and Advance the timing a bit, right now I believe I'm eight degrees before top dead center on the marker... but it could be less than that I would have to check again

How far Advanced would you suggest I go?

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:13:08 PM »
Have you ever tried any of those tin block off plates that come in some gasket sets?

Just got this thing put back together to!

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »
Ok... got a break from the desk!!

Stock cast iron intake... the exhaust crossover it is unmodified.
Attached is the gasket set-up.

Are you speaking of the heat Riser valve in the air cleaner?

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:21:19 AM »
Here is the fuel line at the radiator

Maintenance / Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:18:05 AM »
1968 L48
1965 #461 heads (1.94's)
Comp cam XE262H
Cast iron intake, Q-jet
180 thermostat

Temperature outside was 93... although this has happened at lower temps also... in the 70's

Car runs fine for about five miles and then when you come to a stop it stutters and stalls out.

Opened the air cleaner operated  the throttle no fuel, only a little vapor.... poured some gas into the carburetor and could hear it sizzle!!

Fuel pump was hot to the touch, so I got a bag of ice and set it on there for about 20 min. Car started after that and I was able to get home. This is happening more than one occasion

Insulated the fuel line near the rear tail pipe with high heat tape, had no impact. Thought that was a problem because it was only a half of an inch away

Here are a few shots under the hood, I have the steel fuel line from the fuel pump to the carburetor and you can see the distance from the rubber hose to my radiator hose, and my steel fuel line to my headers.

I'm not sure what to do here other than perhaps and electric fuel pump. I do not know what temperature the engine is so I will put a gauge on it this week and see if it's running crazy hot. But the car did not overheat at all.

Any ideas suggestions comments?

Thanks everybody in advance

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