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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: BJ BK new carbs
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:04:50 AM »
Having now went through many sets of reproductions, the calibrations change slightly over time.
Some have emulsion tubes, some do not.

For the price and work required to go through them, I would consider a set of List 1849 or 2652-1ís and use those as they are the same size, far cheaper and look more appropriate.

I have the carbs, linkage, fuel log, etc.
I think the only unspoken for bk/bjís are 63 dated.

The only Medium Riser intakes I have are a C7-A and a no number one.
Pm me if you want to get put on the list to have the carbs restored. I do not sell cores, only finished stuff.

If original non-matching, I do have a pile of BD carbs which would probably suit your usage better.

I have access to a few but they are all 69-70

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Holley 715 opinions and advice
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:48:36 PM »
An example... some 660ís I recently did. We kinda thought the castings looked cool as is.
To be honest, once the air cleaner is on all you are gonna see is the baseplate and throttle shafts.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Holley 715 opinions and advice
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:29:00 PM »
Since my name got dropped.....

As Dan said, coatings donít last forever. In truth (most restorers wont tell you this) the original coating is waaay better and more durable than anyoneís replacement chromate. The reason is simply due to 50 years of the castings degrading and absorbing god knows what contaminants. 
Stuff is original once.

Many times with a project like that you can clean up the castings really well and just replate the hardware. Iíve also just cleaned castings as best I can and sent pictures for approval....  easier to decide later.

The good part is it can always be cosmetically restored later. If driving is the goal, just rebuild it and run the joker.

Mr Joe does nice work as do many other restorers. I donít know their protocol, but for me it pays for a customer to be highly specific. I donít do this for a living and frankly I donít care how long it takes to get right.... kinda enjoy the challenge of someone pushing me to make the job higher quality. Guess that is why itís a hobby 😂

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Local Holley Guru ?
« on: February 23, 2020, 01:53:14 PM »
I am going to send him my 715 LeMans later this spring when his schedule loosens up

Iíve been waiting three years for my schedule to open up 😂

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Local Holley Guru ?
« on: February 23, 2020, 09:37:02 AM »
Thanks Craig. We talked for a bit. Iím backlogged a month and he is dealing with a generic 600MS. He found a local guy that can build it in a day.

The Lounge / Re: We're there.
« on: February 13, 2020, 06:42:44 AM »
I understand both sides

I have a couple retired neighbors. They stop by my shop everyday, ya know... drink coffee, see what Iím working on, give me unasked for advice, that kinda stuff that folks 30 years older than you like to do. 

One of them is really into cars. Well, not the cars perse but owning and flipping them.
He will buy a classic for $12,000.

I used to think he wanted to keep one for enjoyment of the car itself.
But nope, every time Iíd go over and help him fix one up, heíd go and sell it for $20,000.

He would literally double an asking price if he had to change the battery.
I told him that I thought what he was doing was wrong because it simply drove up the cost to play with older cars. He shrugs and says that is just what he does.
I made it clear I was not interested it helping him fix up any cars, and aside from giving advice, I do not assist him.

He is a great neighbor, I could have easily gotten mad about the situation, but I love the ole fella....
I cannot change who he is, but I can have very good boundaries in my own life.
Sometimes you just have to take people as they are, not everyone has my exact moral code.

Do I feel that some people ruin my hobby with their rampant materialism?  Yes.
Will I let those feelings grow into hate? No

By being accepting, I find I enjoy my life more.

Services Offered / Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:01:54 AM »
I work 84-115 hours a week offshore.
When I come home to work on Holleys it is to relax.

Concours Talk / Re: springs restoration
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:29:53 PM »
Be wary of plating springs.
Hydrogen embrittlement is a real thing.

I have plated springs incorrectly on purpose to find failures, Iíve seen springs literally snap, pop, and break in front of me.

Black oxide and certain phosphating techniques would be best.

Services Offered / Re: List 3259 I recently did for a member here
« on: February 10, 2020, 06:31:16 PM »
^^^ About as solid a testimonial you will find in these parts.

Randy and many others were instrumental to this when I had a two year long thread testing out different chemical concoctions trying for different effects.
Those who gave constant feedback, often visiting my shop to give feedback on what they remembered the parts looking like in 1965,and the 100ís who sent me carbs to restore when my technique was less than perfect are the real heros here.

Now on my third year, Iím still learning and improving, just trying to preserve a craft that would otherwise be lost during my lifetime. I am currently 41 years old and would like to continue doing this for as long as I can.

The Lounge / Re: Any good Holley Carburetor rebuiders on here?
« on: February 09, 2020, 09:53:02 AM »
Idle air bleed.

Stock for 550cfm carbs like yours should be.070
Your secondary carb had .070, the primary had .061 on one side and .070 on the other. Would have made tuning impossible.
If mixture screws were set properly at idle you would have had trouble at light throttle, like idling around a parking lot or slowly taking off from a stop light. Probably would have bucked, or shuddered as it swung lean/rich/lean. Just guessing tho.

The Lounge / Re: Any good Holley Carburetor rebuiders on here?
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:35:57 AM »
WTF? Why?

The small jet?  Just an oversight. Slow down and inspect each part.
The large jets, extra bleed holes, etc?  Arrogance. Thinking you know better than the engineers in 1963.
Iím smart enough to know that Iím not that smart lol.
Very few factory carbs need much massaging, if so it is very very small changes. Stock BJ/BKís really only benefit from changing the pump nozzle from .021 to .025, and if a massive radical engine, maybe enlarge IFR from .026 to .028

The Lounge / Re: Any good Holley Carburetor rebuiders on here?
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:26:57 AM »
One of my favorites.
An old established company did this.

Stock jets are 66.  They had a 74 on one side, other side wasnít drilled, only had a .024 pilot hole.
The saddest part is they did a lot of drilling in the metering block on a pair of bk/bj Gt500 carbs. Very hard to plug .026 holes. Had to drill and tap with mini set screws to return to stock calibration... but original parts are forever altered.

The Lounge / Re: Ethanol and old carbs
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:20:13 AM »
The needle and seats themselves are fine being viton tipped.
The oring that seals the needle assembly in itís bore does degrade.
Holley still uses BunaN for that oring. I buy bags of a super soft viton o rings in 008 size. They stand up to years of use and abuse.
Just be careful of hard viton as itíll shrink a lil bit and leak.

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