Time for an update for my glacial-progress thread here.
Had a visit from Colin a couple months ago, we went over all my new engine parts and he set me on the right path for what I need to do to get my short block put together. And no, I haven't made much more progress on it, lol. We spent a few minutes wondering why my bus wasn't running right, and we found tight exhaust valves. This was a surprise to me, as Robbie and I had done the valves around 1,000 miles ago. Anyway, it idled nice, but we didn't drive it.
I took it out a few days later and the same problems crept up. Stalls when you take your foot off the gas. I said screw it and sent the carb to Volkzbitz.
This piece of art came back:
I went to install it, and oops. Accel pump linkage hits the alternator. I didn't think to tell him I had an alternator when I sent it to him. So I send it back for the correct bracket and linkage. I get it back in the mail, crap, now I've lost my barrel clamp for the throttle cable. I've got quite a stash of random parts, maybe I have one somewhere. Finally find one attached to a heater box. As you can see, I'm also installing the correct throttle positioner pieces. I do a bit of research to see what hose goes where. Oh, one goes from the "altitude corrector" to the intake manifold. Hmmm, no tube anywhere on mine except for the brake booster. I knew it wouldn't be that easy. Back to the parts stash and find this, score. Now, can this be removed and installed without removing the engine or the center intake section?