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Rebuilt the throttle body, glad I did. (Pic)


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#1 fixture

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

I had the rocker assembly off so I figured I would rebuild the throttle body as well since I had a little more room to move. Glad I did. This is what I saw when I took it off.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:17 PM

did u get throttle shaft seals from brainpaul at LSP  ........they don't come in the rebuield kit !!!!!!!!! 1 buck each plus shipping   .look in parts for sale.........did the rims show up ??

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

Well worth the effort for sure.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, that looks like it a bit overdue for a rebuild.  It'll run much better!
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

hmm, just noticed my steering box is leaking from the bolt in the picture, lol. Another task on my list. This car has been full of surprises.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:05 PM

I've blocked off the coolant flow to the throttle body on a couple of mine. I never noticed a difference in how long it takes them to warm up in the winter. Or how they drive in cold weather. Anyway, that would help prevent corrosion too, but I guess it took 30 years to look that bad, so its not a big deal. I just wanted to try to keep the fuel as cool as possible so I blocked it.
The biggest thing that prevents fast warm ups is the clutch fan. My clutch fan cars take a good 12-15 minutes to warm up compared to 3 or 4 minutes on an electric fan car.
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