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  1. Car now has a Holley Sniper EFI system. A/C is on the car but not functioning. I’ll have a look tomorrow. thanks for the info
  2. Hi i have a 64 fitted with a 425. I am trying to set it backup after major work but I am struggling to find the correct timing settings. Can anyone help with the correct details?
  3. The ballast resistor on the coil is now considered suspect. Anyone know the part number as I can’t find a source for one (I’m in the UK) Thanks Dave
  4. By next week the car will have New Flamethrower coil Electronic ignition New distributor cap New rotor arm New plug leads New plugs Fuel is getting in via the EFI and it has brand new fuel pump, filters and lines. The distributor was 180 degrees out and the plug leads had been moved around to get it to run. This has now been put back to the correct position. I'll let you know how we get on. Thanks for the advice so far.
  5. Replacing the distributor cap and rotor compression is fine
  6. Manuals ordered from Rockauto The engine turns over and catches but does not run for more than a second or two. I recently imported the car and it has had work done ( new water pump) and has a brand new edelbrock carb that is obviously not original spec.
  7. All My 64 Riviera (425ci) has never run well since I got it. It had a new carb fitted which was poor running and then decided to stop altogether. I have since fitted Holley EFI but it will still not run properly. I suspect the timing is well out. I don't have a manual. Any advice as to what the timing should be? Thanks Dave
  8. 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
  9. This will be looked at when it is in the shop for the EFI swap in a week or two.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks for the advice. I'll try the oil additive when I next change the oil. Cheers
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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☹️
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. Thanks Vacuum comes from the carb inlet? Would the fact it is a replacement (Edelbrock) carb make a difference?
  20. 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?
  21. Hi all So it seems my survivor 64 that I had shipped to the UK barely survived and is actually a repaired crash damaged and severely messed around with car. Ho Hum, you live and learn. On the basis that it is not the original colour or interior and has quite a few other issues (only the speedo works on the dash, A/C, radio not working), I've decided to do a slight restomod job on it. Has anyone fitted a FiTech or Holley Sniper EFO throttle body to a nailhead? If so, how has it altered the driving experience and did you come across any problems fitting it? Thanks for any insights Dave
  22. Hi all where would I find the engine block number on a 425 in a 64 ? I need it for UK registration paperwork thanks