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Old 05-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Ugly little 78 4banger that was most likely saved from a big lift and a GM engine. Runs 70mph at 3200rpm. Standard with granny low. Gets about 23mpg at 60mph. Doubt I'll get it any better. Very good low end and keeps up just fine with my buddies rigs when I cant afford to put gas in my terra
has some good dings and rust. Looks like the only owner tried his hardest to stop the rust, thank god.
As u can see its my kayaking rig. Goes down to the river and gets back out. Thats all I need it to do.

Looking foward to taking it to rmihr this year with my terra
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1976 terra-304-The Duke. 420k miles
1977 traveler-304-furst fake hurst-unknown miles
1978 scout II-The Pumpkin-196-4spd-no power steering-67k original miles
1969 Loadstar 1700 392

1970 chevy c10/custom
1975 chevy chevelle
1985 irocz camaro(sold thank god)
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Well it happened. That Holley 1bbl carb pooped out on me. Looks like someone had "rebuilt it" and stripped out a bowl screw. Broke the vacuum and poof. There goes the neighborhood. I was in lubbock tx when this happened and had to limp it 350 miles home to lamar co. I lack the money and resources that alot of other people do so I was distressed. Went digging and found out my friend had scrapped his 300 straight 6 out of his f150. It had the carter 1bbl on it. Looked good so I put it on and prayed. Im sure people have done this conversion before so im not saying anything new. But if anyone has any heads ups about problems with this conversion I would appreciate it.

The carb is about 3in taller so I cut my air cleaner and the air cleaner screw down. Hood still doesnt clear it perfectly but its good enough. Didnt like the fugly Ford air cleaner so I used mine. So far so good. Its running smooth. Didnt have the money for a webber 2bbl and I didnt have the time to order a new carb period
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1976 terra-304-The Duke. 420k miles
1977 traveler-304-furst fake hurst-unknown miles
1978 scout II-The Pumpkin-196-4spd-no power steering-67k original miles
1969 Loadstar 1700 392

1970 chevy c10/custom
1975 chevy chevelle
1985 irocz camaro(sold thank god)
2 farmall m's

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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It will be interesting to see how the mpg holds up. 23 is pretty good for a Scout!
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Its the carter ck45, I know nothing about carters except my old thermoquad. I filled it up and drove 30miles. My dads and back. Put just under 1.5 gallons in. 1.437. So almost 21mpg. And that was alot of in town driving. Looks like the mpg's are doing ok. Im just crossing my fingers hoping it doesnt blow up.
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Criminals use guns to take what they want, Patriots use guns to keep what they have.

1976 terra-304-The Duke. 420k miles
1977 traveler-304-furst fake hurst-unknown miles
1978 scout II-The Pumpkin-196-4spd-no power steering-67k original miles
1969 Loadstar 1700 392

1970 chevy c10/custom
1975 chevy chevelle
1985 irocz camaro(sold thank god)
2 farmall m's

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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Bleepin bleep bleep bleeper bleep bleep. Thats what I've been saying all day. New carb works great. But on 110 degree days the p.o.s. Scout vapor locks. The fuel pump is weak. Already knew that. But now its gone. Found my Holley electric fuel pump. Have to put it on tomorrow. Not having fun anymore. Anyone want a 4banger?
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1976 terra-304-The Duke. 420k miles
1977 traveler-304-furst fake hurst-unknown miles
1978 scout II-The Pumpkin-196-4spd-no power steering-67k original miles
1969 Loadstar 1700 392

1970 chevy c10/custom
1975 chevy chevelle
1985 irocz camaro(sold thank god)
2 farmall m's
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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What we do when we're bored. The pumpkin now has no smog equipment, 3.73's, and some ugly terra top. It has the terra's rims and tires. And soon the traveler's tilt wheel and power steering pump.
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1976 terra-304-The Duke. 420k miles
1977 traveler-304-furst fake hurst-unknown miles
1978 scout II-The Pumpkin-196-4spd-no power steering-67k original miles
1969 Loadstar 1700 392

1970 chevy c10/custom
1975 chevy chevelle
1985 irocz camaro(sold thank god)
2 farmall m's
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