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    #46
    Originally posted by cody1234 View Post
    Just put new rubbers around the windows. Wow what a difference. That high speed hissing and whistling was annoying. I can actually hear myself think now. Replaced yet another fuel filter.. Good to go. Only $2 so no problem to me
    Hi Cody; can you detail the window rubber install? This is something I've got to do on my cars and I am having trouble building confidence that I have located the correct materials.

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      #47
      I found a 1988 celebrity at the you pull yard and I pulled the rubber out of the doors. It was like new. The whom car was like new. If I had more money I would have stripped it to almost nothing

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        #48
        I had luck i guess with those rubbers. It was a 1988 celebrity it looked like almost showroom quality compared to the other junkers there.. Shame that it is there being stripped and crushed.. I would trade mine for it. But i like my old carburetor celebrity.. If it was a fully loaded 1982 with the 8 track radio and cl package that looked that good i would trade straight up.


        On another note i finally got new brake pads. And 2 tires i needed. And she starts right up now in the cold. So she is ready for winter. ... Again.. Now if it would quit backfiring that would be great.. Going down hill in 3rd. Doing 60 pop pop pop bang bang bang bang pop pop bang the whole way. When it idled at 1200 it didnt do it but it sucked up gas more. Got it at around 600 now. Other than that it runs really good now. Probably better than ever since i installed the rebuilt carb and egr and new gaskets on both. Didnt hurt the fuel milage much either.. Still around 23-25. And it still shows very lean but it runs better so oh well. Idk if the guage is retarded or the sensor or something that it always shows lean except when flooring it. Even if the choke is shut its lean. Not very lean but leaner than it was with the other carb before the last carb. . Even with a vacuum leak it would be ok. But now 1 vacuum leak and its almost impossible to start. I forgot 1 hose and it wouldnt start. .

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          #49
          Originally posted by cody1234 View Post
          I had luck i guess with those rubbers. It was a 1988 celebrity it looked like almost showroom quality compared to the other junkers there.. Shame that it is there being stripped and crushed.. I would trade mine for it. But i like my old carburetor celebrity.. If it was a fully loaded 1982 with the 8 track radio and cl package that looked that good i would trade straight up.


          On another note i finally got new brake pads. And 2 tires i needed. And she starts right up now in the cold. So she is ready for winter. ... Again.. Now if it would quit backfiring that would be great.. Going down hill in 3rd. Doing 60 pop pop pop bang bang bang bang pop pop bang the whole way. When it idled at 1200 it didnt do it but it sucked up gas more. Got it at around 600 now. Other than that it runs really good now. Probably better than ever since i installed the rebuilt carb and egr and new gaskets on both. Didnt hurt the fuel milage much either.. Still around 23-25. And it still shows very lean but it runs better so oh well. Idk if the guage is retarded or the sensor or something that it always shows lean except when flooring it. Even if the choke is shut its lean. Not very lean but leaner than it was with the other carb before the last carb. . Even with a vacuum leak it would be ok. But now 1 vacuum leak and its almost impossible to start. I forgot 1 hose and it wouldnt start. .
          Yeah some carbs are leaner than others. What sort of air/ fuel gauge are you using? If it is a "narrowband" gauge (such as one using a one-wire oxygen sensor) then it will probably read either "full lean" or "full rich" because the sensing range is so narrow. That is not a bad thing, it's just telling you which side of stoich you are on.

          Highway tuned systems operate at 15 or 16 AFR under cruise, and 11 or 12 AFR at wide-open. The "narrowband" gauge will read "lean" under cruise conditions and it will read "rich" under WOT. Nothing wrong at all.

          The backfiring is annoying I'm sure. If I am not mistaken, there was a vacuum valve of some sort that would activate at very high vacuum conditions (decelerating) and cause an extremely lean condition (basically a fuel cut) to prevent the backfiring. That's one of the things the ECM takes care of on the EFI systems.

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            #50
            Ok. Well that valve is not connected.. Originally it made no difference. Because it doesnt build a real good vacuum. I was getting like. 14 psi before. I haven't tested since i fixed the carb and egr.. But i noticed it would just pop and close on and off high vacuum and open that makes vacuum lower and closes.. So. Instead of pop pop pop pop. It was more.. Pop.... Pop..... Pop...... Pop ... Pop.. But still there.. I was thinking about having a valve to manually open from inside the car and keep a large vacuum leak while coasting.. Maybe get an extra 1 mpg as well.. Or like i did with fuel injection.. Shut the key off. On fuel injection would cut the fuel 100%. Turn on and continue driving. But on carburetor car.. It keeps sucking fuel.. Then.. Key... BANG.. Fireball out the muffler. ... Oops..

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              #51
              The plus side is doing that you have one built up backfire thats loud vs. 8 million pops and small bangs... But fireball backfires are fun. Guy behind me slammed on the brakes

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                #52
                LOL!

                I had a bad ignition coil on my 72 Chevy Nova, that would cut out whenever it felt like it. One morning I was trying to start the car, and it made a WHOPPING HUGE BACKFIRE that blew the muffler clean off the car! There was a bare spot in the gravel driveway where all the gravel was blown away by the explosion.

                I have to say this was when I just got the car and it wasn't in good shape. The muffler was very rusted already and the pipe wasn't good either.

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                  #53
                  Lets just say my exhaust needed replaced as well. I want to get a straight glasspack or something that can stand the backfire those regular mufflers like flying off or blowing holes out the side once they rot.. . .. And using my smog pump as an oil pump and make some smoke clouds. I had a whole pile of smoke rolling down the road and i pulled up to a gas station and a bunch of younger honda people were there and i ahut the car off and it deiseled real bad and BLAM. I heard one guy say that must be uncle bucks car.. Then when i left i floored it out the road. It sputtered then took off. Leaving a massive smoke cloud . I am suprized i never got pulled over for that

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                    #54
                    It dont always do that but sometimes it does

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                      #55
                      Would be nice if they made an am fm stereo with cassette and cd. That can play mp3 cds. With aux and usb drive inputs. And maybe have the display panel flip down for a hidden 8 track slot
                      With weatherband service. And 40 channel cb radio.. .. But staying the same size as a delco radio.

                      While at the same time. Having the cassette heads the same non moving heads as the auto reverse decks. And making an 8 track head that has no moving parts. All 8 tracks having its own part of the head. Eliminating bulky mechanicals. And not needing adjustment.. And it would be cool for the 8 track to use a direct drive motor setup. No belts. And a speed control.
                      Last edited by cody1234; 12-16-2015, 04:46 AM.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by cody1234 View Post
                        Lets just say my exhaust needed replaced as well......my smog pump as an oil pump and make some smoke clouds. I had a whole pile of smoke rolling down the road ....

                        LOL! I always wanted to make a smoke device!

                        I have seen some modifications to the washer fluid reservoir where they filled it with transmission oil and rigged it to pump into the exhaust manifold. LOL

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                          #57
                          Mine.. My first setup was flawed. I just put a lawnmower fuel tank on top of the metal line into the manifold. Well. The hood didnt agree with that. So. I am making a line to a pump and having an electric oil pump do that.. My roadmaster doesnt like oil being pumped in while its off. The valves are right where the smog lines are. Idk if it tries to lock up the motor or what.. Took 6 trys to start. And if that big starter has problems then something is happening.. But boy that thing can smoke. There was a car behind me. I hit the gas. And i couldnt see him through the smoke

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                            #58
                            I will have to make a video with the buicks smoker once i finish it up. It will be weird when i put dual exhaust on. This engine the smogger is hooked to passenger side manifold. So it will just smoke that side. Maybe i can get a smog port on the other side. Idk if the lt1s were smoggers or not. I do not have plans on making duals for the celebrity for a while. If i do its going to be during an engine rebuild.. When i find a 81 citation x-11 motor. I would get the complete engine. And rebuild to what i want if i do. That 2.8 the exhaust is set up different and is easier to make duals with.

                            I noticed the 3.4 engine. Is similar to a 3.1 which is a stroked 2.8. Is the 3.4 block compatible with 2.8 heads and stuff? To be carbureted?

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                              #59
                              I am sticking with iron all the way. No aluminum blocks or heads.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by cody1234 View Post
                                I will have to make a video with the buicks smoker once i finish it up.....
                                This will be very entertaining to watch!

                                I noticed the 3.4 engine. Is similar to a 3.1 which is a stroked 2.8. Is the 3.4 block compatible with 2.8 heads and stuff? To be carbureted?
                                The engine block is compatible with iron-heads. They sold a 3.4 iron-head engine in the Camaro and the U-vans if I remember correctly. The Camaro spec engine would require re-drilling the starter bolts

                                You would need to carefully research the compression ratio and the piston dish configuration on this one before exchanging parts from one engine to another. If you get an iron-head 3.4 and use it as-is (just swap the manifold for carb) it wouldn't be a problem.

                                Originally posted by cody1234 View Post
                                I am sticking with iron all the way. No aluminum blocks or heads.
                                In general, you see much less gasket trouble when you stay with similar metals on the block and heads!

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