140 Rebuild

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Steve62 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:48 pm

Thanks for the kind words! It's been a labor of love. :ty:
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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Steve62 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:32 pm

As an experiment, and for a bit of nostalgia, I thought I'd try a single-carb setup. I had one on a sand rail I built back in '77, and I got these parts with a salvage engine I picked up several months ago.
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Buggy 1-A.jpg
The sand rail...West Texas, 1977
Before.jpg
The salvage engine. I mainly wanted the heads, but I got much more!
Carb 2.jpg
Edelbrock 600 CFM. The monster! A bit much for this engine, but it can be tuned.
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It cleaned up nicely!
Carb 1.jpg
The runners and plenum cleaned up nicely as well...
Single Carb 2.jpg
I like the look!
Single Carb 1.jpg
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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Steve62 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:35 pm

It runs great on the stand! Under a load...we shall see...

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by toytron » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:02 am

Hey what is that sign you are doing in the last picture? It almost looks like the sign language symbol for step father.

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Steve62 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:35 am

I wish I could recall what we were doing, this was nearly 40 years ago. It was probably from a popular TV show. I'm seated in the buggy, my sister and her boyfriend were standing, and none of us use sign language, or have a step father. Maybe my sister knows... I miss that rail though!
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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by toytron » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:08 pm

That long ago it was probably something from Mork and Mindy. Lol

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by AC Orange » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:11 pm

Steve62 wrote:I wish I could recall what we were doing, this was nearly 40 years ago. It was probably from a popular TV show. I'm seated in the buggy, my sister and her boyfriend were standing, and none of us use sign language, or have a step father.
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Looks like the salute Robin Williams used to give in "Mork & Mindy" ......

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Joe B » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:47 pm

That sounds awesome! I've got half a mind to send you mine to redo!

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Steve62 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:53 pm

Mystery solved on the buggy salute...it's the Jimmy Buffett "Fins UP!" Hmmm...El Paso is a long way from Margaritaville!
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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by toytron » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:35 pm

Love it.

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Nicad » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:12 pm

Nice engine and splendid drawing . Congratulations!

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Nicad » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:14 pm

Nice engine and splendid drawing . Congratulations!

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Re: 140 Rebuild

Unread post by Darrin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:09 am

Congratulations and thanks. I am nearly finished with a 140 that has taken me way too long, almost a year now on and off. How long did this take? Beautiful.

Great pics. Great low mile core. They are still out there.

You should be proud.

Do you do the sofa blasting in that bench top blast cabinet?

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