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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338536 Sat Dec 21 2019 01:34 AM
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Or it could have been the MERLOT.


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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338557 Sat Dec 21 2019 05:23 AM
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Y'all reminded me that the actor Michael J Pollard recently passed away. His most famous line came after he fixed Bonnie and Clyde's V8 Ford. "Dirt!", he exclaimed, "Dirt in the carburetor!" Then he joined the gang.


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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
Jim Bow #1338565 Sat Dec 21 2019 01:57 PM
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Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: "Its never the carburetor"
Jim Bow #1338571 Sat Dec 21 2019 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Bow
Y'all reminded me that the actor Michael J Pollard recently passed away. His most famous line came after he fixed Bonnie and Clyde's V8 Ford. "Dirt!", he exclaimed, "Dirt in the carburetor!" Then he joined the gang.


Talking about Clydes V8 Ford ,,I could of probably lifted the hood and touched the Carb on it some years ago.. The wife and I stopped at a Casino out of Reno and the Ford was in a room all by its self with rope fencing around it .. The fencing was so close I was able to stick my finger into a few of he holes in the drivers side door.. the sign said no touching ,,and the wife reminded me of it ..

I too thought of the movie while standing there by it ,,and your posting brought back these memories










Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338626 Sat Dec 21 2019 09:53 PM
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So if one sticks one's finger through said hole, is one actually touching anything?
Perhaps someone needs to revisit this discussion with his wife to straighten her out, hmm?

Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338627 Sat Dec 21 2019 09:56 PM
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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
2-Ton #1338679 Sun Dec 22 2019 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 2-Ton
Who better than HRL riding Shotgun?
He will hear just one plug misfire one time and know what cylinder the plug that misfired goes to.
Yes, Jerry is that good!

Don


Don, you are so right. We were cruising along trying to keep up withe the rest of the Stovebolt greeting party. Actually, we were losing ground to them. That's when I noticed Jerry wasn't talking as much and had a strange look on his face, intently listening to the 216...then ol Charlie started spuddering a tad bit and we eased over to the shoulder. I was sure it was the carburetor.......Jerry not so much
Let's just say that there was a really good 261 tech tip that came out of that weekend.

Milliman, my fault? Hey, I was just the steering wheel holder..... laalaa
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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338773 Mon Dec 23 2019 02:45 AM
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Bill, I believe that ride was after the 261 transplant, wasn't it? The carburetor with the float half full of gas didn't concern me half as much as watching the oil pressure dropping, and listening to that worn connecting rod bearing get progressively more noisy. When John dropped the oil pan, he found one bearing down to the copper backing, and a scored crankshaft! I'm just glad I was able to keep another 261 from ending up as a boat anchor with a hole through the side of the block!
Jerry


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Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338802 Mon Dec 23 2019 12:51 PM
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Hey look! It's a ...
Before the transplant ... after the transplant ... la la la .... laalaa I only brought it up because I think it illustrated the OP's point. Or not ...

But wait a minute ... Jerry .... seems to me (after being the Northern distributor for your wife's uncle's, neighbor's grandfather's adopted nephew's rocket fuel in a mason jar -- it *is* smooth, by the way, from what I could remember. My taste buds all went off line after the very first drop hit them) that your big plan to rebuild the 261 centered on a used Bud Lite can and a pair of tin snips ... Which once again, had nothing to do with the carburetor.

Just sayin.

[elvis]


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: "Its never the carburetor"
52Carl #1338915 Tue Dec 24 2019 01:33 AM
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You are the man, John!! And a darn good story teller too!! I laughed out loud.

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