On the carb, grind a wrench down AND remove the cam/valve cover.
On the distributor, you must FIRST remove the oil pan and take the
gear off of the distributor, before it can be removed from the
crankcase. The distributor drive gear will NOT pass thru the
Personally, I would not disturb the oil pan yet. Most likely you
have rope seals, and they are a BEAR to install, in the car, and
have them not leak.
If you take the carb off, modified screwdrivers are required, to
disassemble it without damage to the jets and carb body.
Have you gotten your service manual yet. If not, the tow projects
that you are attempting, are leading you into some dangerous
On 6/4/2019 6:12 PM, Todd Swangstu via
So I stopped out at the 48 today just to get an idea if where
I am at with it.?? As mentioned I have never touched the car
before, bought it and she went in winter storage.?? So here is
what I found out and some questions.
-It is a cast iron block, installed the new 6V battery.??
Headlights work, dimmer works, dash ammeter works, horn works.
-Has an electric fuel pump mounted where the original went.??
There is power to the f-p but the pump itself is DEAD.
- power to the coil and to the dizzy but constant power at
ground side of the dizzy..., points open and close fine I am
guessing the condenser is probably bad.
-Starter turns over super strong and powerful.
-90% sure the coolant leak was from the hose leading from top
of the radiator to the block.?? It has a heater spliced in and
seemed to be leaking there and down around block.?? Went to fill
radiator and it was only low to that point the block was still
full of coolant which made me quite happy.
So, I decided to yank the carb and dizzy and take em home
with me clean em up do points and rebuild the carb.?? It is a
Tilitson.?? So here are my first newbie questions for ya'll
-What is best way to remove the carb??? the outer bolt was a
breeze the inner one was near impossible.?? I am guessing you
need to either remove the entire exhaust and intake manifold to
gain access to that nut or perhaps the valve cover and grind
down a 7/16 to fit in the tight spot....Tips, Tricks?
-Distributor, I removed the mounting bolt and the dizzy was
nice and free. It will raise up about 2-3 inches then catches on
something inside the block.?? I did not want to force it so
figured I would ask here FIRST.?? Is the dizzy removable from the
top or do you have to get at it from below??? Just thought I
would yank it for easier clean up-tune up install.?? Again any
-Fuel pump, should I go back to the old manual one or find an
Was pretty happy and findings today.??
Thanks for help