Made a little progress on the newly acquired '78. Got the new tank in, the MC 2150 rebuilt and reinstalled, some wiring redone on the tail/brake lights and thought I was to actually put a few miles on her. Nope.
Topped the thoroughly rusty radiator off and let her come up to temp, and watched the water pour back out from the water pump and several spots in the radiator. So radiator is at repair shop and water pump will be here Monday.
So in the meantime, a few questions....
1. Found several places that do a complete bolt kit for the 304, but I just want to replace the eleven bolts to the water pump right now. Anyone know of some place that sells just this kit.
2. Fuel lines. The metal lines run up to bottom of the firewall, and then are soft line from there: over 3' feet each of supply and return lines. Is this a stock setup ? Just curious as I am going to run some hard lines where I can: that is just way too much unsecured soft fuel line for me.
3. Air injection system. When I removed the smog pump and the other hundred items attached to the water pump, it didn't have the belt to it and probably doesn't work. At the top of the manifold tubes, is that a check valve ? I assume to prevent exhaust from back flowing through the emissions system ? If I remove the hoses from it, can I just leave the manifold tubes/check valve and run it this way ? Really don't want to try to remove the tubes based on what I read on here. (I would just test this theory, but have the radiator, water pump, PS Pump, etc removed)
Thanks in advance for any help !! This site is full of info: have read close to 400 back pages. I read and bookmark a few a day !