It had a cracked manifold but did run and no rust I could see.
I decided to replace with headers...which led to new dual exhaust...then trouble getting it to run again after putting ZS Carb back on...never did get it dialed in...suspected a vacuum leak at the air intake manifold, but still not totally convinced it was true...
Then somehow...I found myself pursuing a 4 Mikuni conversion from scratch...
Did I mention before this car the only mechanics work I have done in 44 years was changing brakes twice, oil a few times...windshield wipers...maybe?
So thanks to all your help on this forum...as of yesterday I have everything pieced together, just need to reconnect the headers to the rest of the exhaust as I had them ceramic coated this past month before final assembly.
I NEED YOU ALL AGAIN!
I am nervous to actually turn the key and want to make sure all is well before I do.
From much that I have read on the forum, I am planning the following:
- Top up the coolant
- Remove valve cover and pour 1 quart of oil over everything
- Adjust Fuel Pressure Regulator to almost lowest setting (as Mikunis are gravity fed, so setting to near 1 psi)
- Turn the key
These are really questions more than they are statements. lol.
Any last advice?
If nothing else, I am proud of the art project I made for show-n-tell.