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Well when I bought the car a month ago, it didn't smoke. In that time all I've done to the car (engine related at least) is:

new gas tank
new gas (with some Gumout carb cleaner)
new sender
new oil (with a little Marvel Mystery Oil)
new oil filter

Now the thing smokes like a chimney. It HAS to be the MMO or the Carb Cleaner - right? I'm NOT using any lead additive. Any chance that's doing it?

If not, I'm a moron and didn't notice the billowing, noxious smoke when I purchased it. Yes, I did check :)

-Aaron


Houston, TX - 67 Fastback in restoration. A-code, C-4, 9" Traction-Loc rear.

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Might be the marvel Mystery oil. We use to put power steering fluid or trans fluid in the oil (early 70's). Smoked like crazy.

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See, now you went and loosened all that gunk that was keeping it sealed up...*G*

I'm surprised that you're not springing oil leaks too...

Seriously....hate to say it...been there, done that..

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Ahhh don't use that GumOut carb cleaner! That stuff murdered by 2 bbl Weber DCOE... Nice $400 carburetor down the fricken' drain.

My advice to you is to maybe adjust your idle though. That GumOut screwed with my fuel mixture, turned it up a couple nothces or something. I have no idea how, but it did... I was running really rich.
Where is the smoke coming from and what color is it?
 

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Well crap! Maybe the MMO will burn off soon! Now that you mention it, there was some smoke comming from the carb when I shut it down. It was white/gray. The exhaust smoke was just a heavy white/gray as well.

Might the smoke from the carb be the Gumout? Now that I think about it, I probably put too much in it too. I put 5 gallons of gas in the tank but about 1/2 a bottle of Gumout (the bottle says for up to 21 gallons).

I'll try dilluting it with another jug of gas (car is not on the road yet) and report back. Please oh please don't be the rings or valve guides!

-Aaron

Houston, TX - 67 Fastback in restoration. A-code, C-4, 9" Traction-Loc rear.

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Too bad to hear about your DCOEs, some mighty carbs they are. But to original post, just drive around a few tankfuls, it might go away, if it is the Marvel Comics or some other unnecessary Gunout. I hope.

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