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  1. I’m currently putting thr Holley Sniper EFI system on my 64 425 but the temperature sensor that comes with it is way too small for the threaded housing. Anyone know of an off the shelf sensor that will fit or if not, what the thread size is so I can have an adapter made up? Thanks Dave
  2. This will be looked at when it is in the shop for the EFI swap in a week or two.
  3. The EFI decision is based on the experience of a friend who did the swap on his Mustang. He saw a 20% improvement in gas mileage which at $11 a gallon is something we always have to consider in the UK. At a cost of $1250 for a full kit with fuel pump and hi pressure lines it won’t take too long to get my money back. it’s not the original carb and has run badly since the day I got it. I know for some fettling a carb is a source of joy but not for me. I’m more of a fan of driving it. The EFI may be overkill but I want reliable starting as well as the mileage improvement. I’ll report out on how successful it is. As the car is poorly restored and by no means original (changed colour inside and out) I’m happy to go down a slight restomod route. No bodywork modifications though. That can’t be improved!
  4. The carb will be for sale shortly as I am fitting a Holley Sniper EFI unit this winter. I will be going down the oil/filter change and a treatment of additive fr now to see how it goes.
  5. Thanks for the advice. I'll try the oil additive when I next change the oil. Cheers
  6. Hi The 425 in my Riviera sounds very ‘tappety’. I’ll be honest that this is this is the only nailhead I have ever heard in real life (I’m in the UK). Is this a feature of this engine or should I be investigating further? From the front of the car you can’t hear anything else. Odometer shows 55k but the rest of the car indicates that this is at least 155k. There is no history with the car. if you think this is unusual, is there any short term fix before I pull the cash together for a rebuild?
  7. Anyone tried chrome wrap on bumpers?
  8. OK, so this issue is fixed but what I have noticed now that I am driving it some more is that when I pull up to a junction, if I sit on the brakes with the car in D, there is a knocking noise from the rear of the car. If I shift into neutral, it disappears. It is not there when moving. Any ideas?
  9. Congrats. The gearbox expert says the governor is jammed but not broken. Reckons taking apart, cleaning and reassembly should cure the problem. Hope so! This is a $200 fix compared to a $1000 rebuild.
  10. Unfortunately none of the above seem to be the issue so the box has gone an expert to analyse and possibly rebuild. Very disappointing. I’ve managed to get 40 miles out of it during the best summer the UK had for 40 years☹️
  11. OK guys, I've found a few sources. Why are Standard products twice the price of everyone else (eg FRAM)? Are they higher quality or just ambitious marketing of the same Chinese sourced products?
  12. Thanks guys. My mechanic is now telling me it may be the actuator on the side of the gearbox (is this what you are calling the modulator?) If so, where would I source one? I'm in the UK but happy to buy from US companies.
  13. Thanks Vacuum comes from the carb inlet? Would the fact it is a replacement (Edelbrock) carb make a difference?
  14. Hi all Looking for some help My 64 Riviera with the 425 engine and ST400 automatic box will not shift up from first gear. It was running fine for 40 miles or so and then refused to shift up. The transmission fluid is the correct level and clean/pink. Certainly not burned. What else could it be?