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Old 06-01-2016, 08:16 PM
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Best description I ever heard for running a Detroit was "Drive it like you just slammed your fingers in the door"
must be why King of Obsolete's is the Screaming Ford.

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Old 06-01-2016, 08:28 PM
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I thought I was the only guy in the world with a Starrett speedo.
They work fine.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:20 PM
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must be why King of Obsolete's is the Screaming Ford.

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I was told run it like a pipey 2 stroke 125 dirt bike. On the pipe and work the gears...
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:25 PM
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I thought I was the only guy in the world with a Starrett speedo. They work fine.
you are not the only one. Someone on SFT got one at an auction or sale and posted a "what is this?" A while back. I forget who it was.

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I am also the proud owner of one in the original box
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I thought I was the only guy in the world with a Starrett speedo.
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I have one or two myself..
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:49 PM
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I am thinking I might have to due some more adjustments. While digging out the stump yesterday, I know noticed that the engine seemed to lag accelerating up to max rpms. It would get there, just not as quick as I think it should. I do have to check the throttle pedal linkage and possibly do some fixing there. That might be my problem, with it not actually pulling the throttle lever in the governor back all the way. But I will say that it is nice that it does start up and idle now, and I can get off to hook up chains or whatnot and it does not die. I am just wondering if I might need to adjust the injector push rods again, or the rack? Or just leave well enough alone? I will say that the water temp Guage seems to run a little cooler at about 185-190. I think before that it would sometimes creep up over 200 with the miss adjusted injector.

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Had to do a repair to the starter solenoid. One of the copper bolts needed some attention. Took it to work and added some copper to it with tig welder. Why, because I can. I should start looking for the correct parts, but at least it will start again without shorting across the terminals.Click image for larger version

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good job !!!!!!

got to set them both at same time to make it right

just a old army man--the 3-53s are awesome when right

gamma-goat military units will fly with that stuff right--they came with 3 or 4-53

got to run some dello 100 or like oil---not dello 400-----that top end looks gummy and sticky

they need less that 1.0% ash or they will gum up rings and die
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