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  1. Cleaning out some neato parts, i've had these about 20 years now, had the outer rims powder coated when I got them, never had the centers polished out, these are very nice, straight, clean wheels that'll fit most full size GM products from around '59 to '70ish, of course, they're more at home on a '65 Catalina 2+2 but who has seen one of those lately? You'd be guaranteed to have the only SS Impala at the show with these extremely rare wheels, you can see in one picture where I spent about ten minutes with some Mothers polish on one spoke, these will have no issues getting to show quality with
  2. In my quest to locate the problem, I pulled apart and inspected the brand new airtex I bought on Ebay and the oldy, they both looked perfect, the older diaphrams didn't look as "fresh" as the new but still serviceable, when I bench test them pumping the levers, they're very firm and seem to be in operating order, the new one was on the car and driving then I back into the driveway stopped and it acted like it just ran the carb smooth outta gas, which it did, checked the tank, it had some flakes in it so I replaced it and the sending unit, blew out line both ways, new fresh pure gas, put back t
  3. New tank, new sender, old hard line (blown out) new fuel pump, can't get fuel from the pump no matter what, it was working, even hooked up gas can directly to the pump to eliminate everything behind, nothing, tried an older pump that was supposed to be working, nothing out of it either. Now I've never installed an electric pump, I'm good with tubing and lines but crap with electronics, cruising the selection of Youtube pump install videos has not been fruitful, ideally, someone has a super crazy detailed step-by-step video of this install, explaining and more importantly showing exactly where
  4. Okay I can’t figure out what you’re talking about, can’t find a reference to that in the manual, I do know that I have the needle under the pump jet and the check ball under the hat underneath the acc pump, is it in the pictures I provided earlier in the post? are you talking about the “plug and gasket “ in the above photo at right? That’s in there
  5. No offense at all, I was waiting for your reply, I’ll double check that
  6. I was able to stake that cover down, what was interesting was the hole the check ball is in, it looked a little tight, I guess it just goes up and down slightly, anyway, that wasn't a big deal. I bought a very old carb kit on ebay and used the leather pump in it hoping to make the difference, no change whatsoever. So is the idea so far improper acc pump seal? where does the vacuum come from to hold the vacumeter piston down against the spring?
  7. took carb apart bench tested the acc pump with some gas, squirted fine pushing it up and down, good steady stream out of the two top nozzles, when I installed on the car, it doesn't work like that, it stumbles hard right off the bat, if you increase throttle super super slow it comes up as it should but if you try to apply in any normal fashion, it instantly stumbles. I pulled the little pump cover off and noticed when I tried to give it gas, the needle bar setup was popping right up at the same time it bogged, loosing vacuum with piston perhaps, when I increased throttle real slow, the needle
  8. It does, don’t have much of a place or tools to fabricate so much, but if I can’t find something suitable then I’ll have to this my first visor and my first old truck, I’m not sure how it attaches repro center supports seem easy enough to find for $30, it’s really the sides that I can’t figure out
  9. Got a swinging deal on this visor for use on my dodge truck, hopefully someone here can identify what hardware is needed to complete and possibly where to buy it there’s no identifying marks on it for help
  10. Dang! A ‘59 convertible with a stick, that’s gotta be extremely scarce
  11. Don't need a whole carb kit, just need a new Accelerator pump check ball and retainer cap for a WCFB 2197 for a '55 buick I'm hoping someone has this from a spare carb kit, can't find it on eBay without buying an entire kit, thanks Jim in Tulsa 1955 Buick special
  12. I’ve got those, it’s in there so tight it bent the cheapo hook, that’s the first thing I tried sounds like I’m down to the drill bit, I was afraid of that
  13. No the bugered up check ball retainer thing also does this look like the right acc pump for the ‘55 wcfb?
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