56Twotone Posted October 9, 2022 Share Posted October 9, 2022 I'm working on a 1956 Century that has been sitting for 20ish years. The fuel system, excluding the carb, has been rebuilt and cleaned. My relatively uneducated guess is that the accelerator pump is leaky, along with God knows what else. Before I dig into that, I wanted to check vacuum + timing, since it idles very high and stalls out shifting into/out of gear. I found that most of the wiper/washer vacuum hoses were disconnected or routed in ways that didn't make sense, which I imagine would cause a pretty good leak. I've attached pictures of the way it is now while I wait for the battery to charge up. Can anyone with a similar car provide some insight or a picture of how this is all supposed to go together? Currently there is a vacuum line coming from the pump with a "y" joint that feeds into the wiper motor at two spots, and nothing at all going to the reservoir, except for a hose coming from the firewall. Two other hoses from that same hole are unattached to anything. The large diameter hose that assumedly brings fluid from the reservoir to the nozzles (which I also can't find) is loose as well. Thanks in advance, I am not used to working on vehicles older than I am. There is a diagram floating around that points to most of this being routed incorrectly, but before I tear it apart I figured I would consult the forum gurus. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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