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    At least someone is getting some work done!

    I happened to run across a turbo 4 cyliner that's in a late 70's Capri that would be a perfect upgrade for Cade.
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    As usual I had a couple of hours of work for Cade this morning. After he was done with that I decided to change things up a bit. Rather than work on his 74 I had him pull the old Edelbrock off the wife's Mustang.

    When I test drove it last week it acted like the secondary fuel passages were plugged.........with the wife driving it I doubt the the secondaries had been used in the last year.

    After he got the carb off, I pulled the lid and blew out the secondary passages then put it back together and let him re-install it. We took it on a short test drive and that seemed to do the trick. I suitably impressed Cade when I stabbed it a couple of times to make sure the secondaries were functioning properly.


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    So that was pretty much today. Next Saturday is a swap meet in Tucson, right now it's still up in the air if Cade will come or if I just go alone.



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    Hopefully he can go with you. Even if you don't buy anything the hunt is part of the fun for me. Maybe that bug will get him too.

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    I just noticed this.. as an aside conversation perhaps? But in the interest of safety.
    In the last picture, on the left hand side, resting on top of the battery there appears to be a screwdriver or nut driver.

    I know the handle is insulated but if the battery retainer strap was bare metal and the other end was touching the positive terminal.. some bad things could happen as I know you are already aware.

    I'm not normally "the safety guy type". But I'd hate to see Cade harmed in any way.
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    You know everyone has done that at least 1 time Mike! That's usually all it takes is to see and hear the fire works and you pay close attention to what you set on batteries from then on out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    You know everyone has done that at least 1 time Mike! That's usually all it takes is to see and hear the fire works and you pay close attention to what you set on batteries from then on out.
    Yep. And I watched someone have the battery blow up in his face! I'd prefer to save Cade that experience. Acid in the face /eyes.. bad day all around.

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    Yup good catch Mike, I didn't notice it. I have talked to him about it before, but missed it this time.



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    Back in the days of those "Slinky" type wrist watch bands------early 60s----one of the guys I was working with at United Airlines shorted out the hot battery cable with it and burnt his arm very bad-----it was pretty gross

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    Cade has had the lecture on rings, watches, and Dog tag chains etc.

    And Yeah I did dig up a picture of a "gloved" finger.......gross but leaves a lasting impression (I hope).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    Back in the days of those "Slinky" type wrist watch bands------early 60s----one of the guys I was working with at United Airlines shorted out the hot battery cable with it and burnt his arm very bad-----it was pretty gross
    A good mate of mine did that too.
    It was a salutary lesson to me.
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    In my case it was a wedding band and a Chevy starter in the late 60's, haven't worn any jewelry working on a vehicle since.
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    ".....In my case it was a wedding band and a Chevy starter in the late 60's, haven't worn any jewelry working on a vehicle since. ....."


    OUCH. I did something similar years ago . Gold is such a good conductor and also hold heat really well.

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    first week of A school we saw the finger in the jar . rings and rivets dont mix .

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    The first summer after high school, I was working inside the wheel well of a cab-over semi tractor. I managed to drop a wrench on the starter solenoid. The truck started lurching forward. I managed to pull the wrench out before the damn thing ran over me. Lesson learned.
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