you just needed some mechanic juice to pep you up lol....... yesterday i put new valve cover gaskets on both my wife's 86 crown vic and my 66 and i think i found my miss i either have a collapsed lifter on #5 (valve closest to the front of motor) or maybe a cam lobe is wiping out it only has about 1/3 the movement the others do.... but even with that i am still maintaining a 16 mpg average but i do notice if i drive any slower than 65 i am actually loosing mileage the butter zone seems to be 72-75 (2250-2350 RPM) and if i stay in that range i don"t foul my problem plug as often(#6) i think it might be the lifter collapsed just from my drop in fuel mileage and motor noise it might be from that RPM allows that lifter to get pumped up good enough to allow full range of motion..... what do you guys think?
smoke n choken out the neighbors with wonderful tire smoke -Eli Hopkins
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Was going to drive My '59 yesterday, but gen light was still on. Took it to a shop downtown that still works on them, damn generator is shot, not putting out a thing. Where in the @#$% am I gonna find another gen? I wanna take it to a show in Chapman on Labor day.. DAMMIT!
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1959 F100 Custom Cab 6 cyl, 3 on the tree
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