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Online cudabob496

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Finding a vacuum leak
« on: February 13, 2018 - 09:39:52 pm »
Heard that using a propane bottle (not lit) is an easier
way to locate a vacuum leak, which I now have on my 98 ford Escort,
instead of spraying with carb cleaner?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018 - 12:59:54 am by cudabob496 »
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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018 - 09:28:55 am »
I've heard that also.  Have not tried it.

Makes sense though.  And it won't eat any of the paint or rubber parts. 
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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018 - 10:54:30 pm »
saw a guy do it on Youtube, seemed to work well.
Can locate the leak pretty quickly. Engine revs go up.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018 - 09:52:20 am »
I've done it. It works.

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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018 - 12:47:31 am »
I've heard that also.  Have not tried it.

Makes sense though.  And it won't eat any of the paint or rubber parts.

what's the story behind your picture with the guy and the snake?
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"

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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018 - 02:45:24 pm »
I think Cuda Hunter is keeping the guy with the snake in his skull a secret. I asked him weeks ago if it was a still shot from the movie "Snakes on a Plane." At about 30,000 feet hundreds of venomonous snakes are unleashed, causing violent mayhem as the vicious snakes attack nearly everyone on the plane. Very action-packed. I have the movie on DVD and will watched it again and see.

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Re: Finding a vacuum leak
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018 - 06:51:33 pm »
I figured it was a picture of him with his pet snake.
72 Cuda, owned 25 years. 496, with ported Stage VI heads, .625 in solid roller, 254/258 at .050, 3500 stall, 3.91 rear. 850 Holley DP, Reverse manual valve body.

1999 Trans Am, LS1, heads, cam, headers, stall, etc! Love to surprise the rice rockets with this one. They seem so confident, then it's "what the heck just happened?"