any ideas how to clear the ugly black stuff shooting out from my tailpipe? After a long layover, it really messes up the garage floor. I assume its carbon but am not sure how best to react to it. Thanks in advance

Views: 129

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Car is running rich. But......carbureted cars are very hard to tune so the black soot doesn't accumulate and spew out on warm ups.  You will need a dyno and a lot of time with an expert in carburetors to tune the carb.

It sounds like your choke is not set right. Check the shop manual for adjustments to it. It's not overly complicated. 

Because of our really warm climate, I wound my choke off.

It would drop a bit of sooty crap on the concrete..... doesn't now. :-)

I find, with one decent pump of the go peddle, then foot off the throttle, it just starts and idles. I leave the A/C off until I've backed it out of the shed, but by then, air on and idles like a champ.

Hmmm..... fuel injection doesn't have that problem ; )

How would you know Magoo.... you only started yours the other day, the first time in 12 months... hmmm.... hmmmmm .... hmmmmmm. LOL

I waited 12 months to start it as a test. I wanted to see how hard it was to start after 12 months of sitting. It went perfectly and started on first bump of the key AND no black smoke bahahaha!!!!

Belated Thank You!! I am anxious to get back at it soon. Had to move it the other day and it sounds like I've left her alone too long. It is a pretty good starter also. Better than my newer truck and car.  

Attachments:

I would do a very complete tune up then adjust the carb on a Dwell Meter ( on the --expanded RPM part of that meter ) if tune was not done in a reasonable interval
Adjusting the choke if that mechanism is working correctly
The engine needs to be serviced ever 6,000 miles ( if points ) per the manual
If pertronics a new cap and rotor Is needed
The condition of the carb could be part of the problem and may require a rebuild but that can only be determined after the above tune is completed
Do replace the ignition wires if you cannot remember when done last
That will always make the car a pleasure to drive again --unless there are other undelying issues that show themselves as you work on getting the engine to run on its correct specs

Enjoy

A large piece of carboard will solve any issues with messing up the floor from exhaust

I only get some white water vapor from condensation when i start the 64 after it sits for periods of time and goes away in a couple of minutes
I start run and drive the car on a regular basis to keep all lubed myself

Enjoy

THANKS so much for so quickly responding. I have goals now to follow up on with the suggestions. Looks very helpful.

I also would share that grocery stores that sell a lot of water bottles, will have some nice large fold able pieces of cardboard used to separate levels of product that really cover a lot of floor under the vehicle.

I try to beat their recycling actions they take. Some stores are likely to just give them away instead of bundling it up for removal. Some brands of water don't have these separators but I'm happy with what I've found. Best of luck, and thanks again for your kind responses.

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Blog posts

Started by Anders in Suggestion Box. Last reply by Anders 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

Think I figured out why blog posts are still posted instead of the preferred discussion posts.My guess is that members go to their "My Page" and from there click the "Blog Posts" and then post a blog…Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 11 hours ago. 169 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

MLK Day

Started by Chris Codd in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

A day late, but I saw a picture of MLK riding through Baltimore in a convertible and after a little research I found a different angle and saw that the car was a black '63 convertible so I had to…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

Blog Posts

Road Trip

Posted by Ray Schick on January 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

Got a little cabin fever this morning,decided to take a road trip to Hickory Corners Michigan, The Gilmore Museum. It’s about 2 1/2 hours from my home . Place is awesome,I was really impressed.

9A648CFF-E965-4CE0-8E91-8E194AC70DED.jpeg…



Continue

1964 429 Aluminum Front Cover For Sale!

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on January 12, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

  • I wound up with an extra front cover for my '64 and offering it for sale.

Purchased from a knowledgable part supplier with thorough hands-on knowledge of 63-64 Cadillac engines, who checked the part before sending it to me. The oil pump driven gearSee S bore and the pressure relief piston bore are both .002 over and within the .005…

Continue

Looking for the Rochester Choke Tube ...

Posted by Mack on January 10, 2020 at 1:14am 3 Comments

37E244B6-71C7-4857-8D50-1BD8C48077A4.jpeg

Looking to buy the choke tube for my Rochester... anybody have one for Sale???

AC/heater for 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville

Posted by Matias J. Adrogue on January 7, 2020 at 11:11am 9 Comments

Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service