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Old 09-26-2003, 09:11 PM   #15
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It passed!

After replacing my old original Rochester quadrajet with a new edelbrock # 1906 electric choke carb, my MH passed with flying colors.
Now i can concentrate on other less important things like the leaking hydroboost, hoses, and belts.
Also was informed what I already knew that my left exhaust manifold has a crack. They recommended Thorleys. I'll wait. By the way, the old starter was shot, so i bought a remanufacture Delco for 70 bucks. So far works like a charm. We'll see if it lasts. If not, i'll go the route Alan took with the adaptable aluminum one.

Thanks everyone for all your help and in put on this one. Peter, your idea worked fine.

Roger, I'm not going back to these guys...I feel they were gouging the labor fees. I'll get other opinions since I have two estimates now from 2 different places.

YEA!
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Old 09-27-2003, 06:38 AM   #16
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Re: It passed!

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[B........... like the leaking hydroboost.....[/B]
those guys really got it down to scare people and make it sound expensive.
My take on the leaking hydroboost:
Your $3.50 rubber return lines from the powersteering to the hydroboost are leaking because the hoses got hard over the years due to the heat.
Tip: much easier to replace with the drivers side manifold removed, which seems to be part of your future repairs.
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Old 09-27-2003, 06:56 AM   #17
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I saw BRAND NEW replacment 454 manifolds on Ebay with BIN's of 70.00. AD copy says they are designed to rectify the OEM troubles with cracking.

Don't know if they are any good, but 70.00 is way cheaper than a dealer.
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