My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by Czechmate68 » 09 Nov 2018, 16:57

You do really nice work! keep the photos coming as I have a 68 too that I will have to do all this to when I get the thing in running condition!

Brian

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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 09 Nov 2018, 19:21

While my carb is out getting rebuilt by Joe Bunetic, I figured I should go through the fuel system so everything will be clean and fresh when the carb goes back on.

The tank looks like it could be original, still has the rectangle of particle board stuck to it:


But the inside looks like the bottom of a pond and it has a big dent in the bottom left:


I drained it and pulled the fuel sender and it was immediately apparent why my gas gauge has never worked:


The filler neck looks good, no rust to speak of, and I was able to get the particle board piece off the tank without breaking it. I have the replacement tank, fuel lines, and fuel pump all ready to go. I'm rebuilding the sender right now and hopefully everything will go back together this weekend and I'll just be waiting for the carb to come back.

Getting closer to being back on the road.
Steve
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1968 XR7 GT 4 speed - Augusta Green / Dark Ivy Gold


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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 12 Nov 2018, 00:03

Got the new gas tank, rebuilt sender, new lines, and fuel pump in. The WCCC fuel system overhaul video saved me when it came time to fit the long fuel line from the tank to the torque box. The tricky part of fitting the line in is at 23:48 in the WCCC video. You have to rotate and maneuver it from the side, in past the shock.

I was pleased with how the tank turned out with the particle board section epoxied back on.
Steve
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1968 XR7 GT 4 speed - Augusta Green / Dark Ivy Gold


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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by dzippy1 » 12 Nov 2018, 16:31

This car was better when it had a hole in the muffler.

Also, you should tell them all about the time I beat you in a drag race in a stock 5spd Manual 1993 Toyota Camry LE. That's my favorite part about this car. (That you could smoke the tires through all 4 gears without going more than 10ft).

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Re: Holley restoration

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 22 Nov 2018, 11:54

Just got my Holley back from Joe Bunetic. It looks brand new. Totally worthwhile.



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1968 XR7 GT 4 speed - Augusta Green / Dark Ivy Gold


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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by 67DanGurney » 22 Nov 2018, 13:38

wow, nice!
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you. :twisted:

with best regards, Sebastian ;)

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Re: C8OF-D distributor restoration

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 05 Dec 2018, 21:55

Just got my distributor back from Bill Upham at Mansfield. It looks awesome and I can't wait to get it in the car and fire it up.





Steve
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1968 XR7 GT 4 speed - Augusta Green / Dark Ivy Gold


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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by dzippy1 » 07 Dec 2018, 15:06

BOY-OY-OY-OY-YOING

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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by Blitz » 07 Dec 2018, 15:13

Very cool car, and nice attention to detail!
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

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Post by Royce » 07 Dec 2018, 15:49

With that distributor and that carburetor it ought to run great. Both of those guys are super craftsmen.
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