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Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by tarafied1, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. jims6t6

    jims6t6 Active Member

    Ethanol ??
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    That's what I would think except I have run my Holley for years on pump gas with ethanol and it's never done that.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  3. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I remember the 1957 Chrysler New Yorker that had a 413 'Golden Lion' engine in it. The Carter AFB carb's accel pump was leather
     
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  4. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Ethanol: the devil in gas!
     
  5. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Concur, Midlife
     
  6. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    yeah, I'm sure ethanol is a factor but this carb is new and only been in use since last summer. Less than a year.
     
  7. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I smell a rat
     
  8. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    do rats eat gaskets?
     
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  9. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    is he running E85?
     
  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    These days you can never count on anything being quality just because of the brand. Very possible they import that gasket. I have no idea about Holley, just speaking in general. I should also add that just because something is made in China doesn't mean it's bad either. Hope I cleared things up for ya! lol
     
  11. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    As usual, concise and to the point. I'm sure everyone feels smarter now after reading your dissertation.
     
  12. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Rats eat everything
     
  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Good morning! We really need a ball kick emoji
     
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  14. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Nevermind
     
  15. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Never mind. Found one but it won't show up.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  16. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I think just a ball bearing is sufficient
     
  17. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    no, just the 10% stuff. He typically buys his gas at a Shell station here in town. The car pretty much just runs between home ans school which is 30 miles one way ans then to work which is in town only a couple miles. So he is buying gas pretty much always the same place. Not sure that it matters...
     
  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    IMG_7730.JPG Here is s pic of some of the blue gasket costing that is coming off and clogging the carb. this is just what was left after we pulled the gasket off but the float bowl area was full of this blue stuff. Some apparently got in the needle and seat and caused the car to flood out.
     
  20. jims6t6

    jims6t6 Active Member

    If it's that new Ethanol should not be a factor.
     

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