Chevrolet 1911-1920

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With over a century of existence, Chevrolet is one of the better-known automaker brands around the world, with sales exceeding 2 million cars just in the United States. Chevrolet exists as a subsidiary of General Motors. Everything starts on November … Continued

Carburetor Choke Types

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We have 4 different carburetor choke types, Integral, Divorced, Electric & Electric Conversion. Each of these chokes are described below. You should know which type of carburetor choke you have, which will help you order the correct part. Intregal Choke … Continued

Carburetor Percolation

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Percolation can happen when your engine gets hot, then you turn the engine off and the fuel boils over, sometimes over the top of the carburetor, or more often, simply evaporates. Back in the day we called this vapor lock, … Continued

How a Choke Works Integral Type

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When the engine is cold a richer fuel mixture is needed. As it warms up the mixture must be leaned out. This is where the automatic choke circuit comes into play. Choke Thermostatic Coil The choke shaft extends through the … Continued

Motorcraft 4300 Power Piston

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The Motorcraft 4300, 4 barrel carburetor power piston is used to supply extra fuel when powering up. Motorcraft 4300 The power piston is made of brass (at least the piston itself is) and fits into the float bowl top. See … Continued

Gas Tank Fuel Gauge

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For most original gas tanks, the tank gauge unit is located in the gas tank. The tank contains a float that is attached to a resistance device similar to that used in an electric oil pressure sender. See the resistance … Continued

Tips on Removing Frozen Parts

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Over the years I have learned the hard way how to remove screws & bolts that are frozen. Using the techniques below I seldom need any specialty tools for removing screw, bolts & nuts. Here are some ideas that might … Continued

Stromberg WW Worn Throttle Shafts

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Stromberg Worn Throttle Shafts Stromberg WW carburetors are notorious  for having worn throttle shafts. Unfortunately unlike most carburetors, the WW wears out the shaft instead of the throttle body.  As I mentioned, most carburetors wear the throttle body and while not a simple process, re-bushing … Continued

Late to the Electric Party

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April 1st, 2016 Tesla unveiled their much anticipated Model 3. Thousands put down deposits, even though Tesla itself says, “Model 3 will begin production in late 2017,… ” That’s a long wait, but early adopters aren’t easily dissuaded, as shown … Continued

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