Cobey
I've been cruising along in my autostick for a couple of weeks now.  I've noticed it's getting really warm, but the oil light never comes on and the rubber boots around the exhaust ports are missing so I think that what is going on there.

Anyhow, I have large hill to get over on my way to and from work.  Today was the first day I could get a good running start at it so I could see what it would bog down to before I reached the top.  So I hit the gas and started speeding up to get up to 70 or better before I got to the hill.  The ground was level and getting above 70 on the same terrain has never been a problem before.  I got up to almost 70, and then is started slowing down like I had eased off the gas.  Even with the pedal all the way on the floor, it kept slowing to about 55.  Then I got to the hill.  1/4 way up I dropped it into 1st and that got me up the hill at 45mph.  Once I was down on the other side, I tried to hit the gas again and she took off no problem.  Hit and held 70 without issue, and would go above 70 no problem.  Thinking back, it has done this a few other times, full throttle not getting anywhere.

So, any idea what the deal is?  Would the distributor advance sticking or losing vacuum cause this?  (Stock dual vac unit).  I ask because the PO told me oil had gotten sprayed all over the engine bay previously and things where sticky.  Also, the advance vac line it T'ed with the autostick control valve vac line which isn't normal.  (Replacment BOCAR carb doesn't have a vac port for autosticks.)

Anyhow, thanks for your thoughts!


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rlmill
Maybe check fuel flow.... Fuel Filter...

Rob

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Cobey
That I have done.  I replaced the inline filter with a new one last week.  Problem was there before and after. 
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Cobey
I got some time to get in there tonight and found a few things that might explain the extra warmth.

1.) Preheat hose connection on oil bath is broken off. I getto rigged it so I can get around, but, looks like I'll have to replace it or JB Weld the bit back on.
2.) Neither the preheat hose nor the two hoses from the fan shroud have the little rubber boots to keep heat from seeping in from the exhaust. I fixed them up with some bits from a Type2 seal.
3.) PO or the person who rebuilt the motor really gooffed up the engine tin. A couple small pieces missing, which I replaced, and a couple sections that are supposed to screw together don't actually have threaded holes. (Stuffed some more Type2 seal in the holes for now.)

After fixing that up, I changed out the hypoid oil in the trans with a nice synthetic. The old stuff was really black, and drain plug covered with metal shavings. Probably never been changed.

This weekend, I'll get in there and recheck the timing and mixture again, assuming it doesn't rain.
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