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......then pour dried rice into the carb a little at a time......then stand back out of the way of the crap that came out of the exhaust pipe.
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ROFLMAO,,,,, Dame Dave now you went a told how old we were.
I used that rice trick on a lot of 50's ventage Chevy's over the years,,, but you need to splain,, to them that the rice should be the Uncle Ben's converted rice not the hard long grain stuff. You can do some damage in the motor.
Looked like someone took a 12guage to the ground after I did that to a 59 Chevy one time that had a worn out ol 283 in it. After the treatment it purred real good
About the water,,, that was used buy the service techs at the dealership all through the 70's. It was standard procedure to take a 16 oz coke bottle of water and trickle it down the carb at 2k rpm on the rattling motors that came in all the old iron dukes that came in got it whether they needed it or not, in most cases they did
Remember the old pontiac 151 that was put in back in the early 80's, they had a terrible piston slap after a few 100 miles the "fix" was to pull the pistons and have them knurled
then replace them
Dam holes were out of round
Good post Dave!!!!!!!!!!!