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A little advice needed. Should I put the donor carbs with the linkage/ wiring on the car and see if it will run that way, or attempt to transfer the wires and linkage to the carbs that are on the car currently? I have no idea really of the condition of either.
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I'd see if the current set is actually pumping gas before I took them off. If it will run long enough to pump the bowls full; check to see if they are pumping gas. With the car shut off just stick your head over the carbs. and run the linkage; you should be able to see the jets pumping. Unless the linkage is completely gone. If that is gone it may be simpler to put the other carbs on.

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A little advice needed. Should I put the donor carbs with the linkage/ wiring on the car and see if it will run that way, or attempt to transfer the wires and linkage to the carbs that are on the car currently? I have no idea really of the condition of either.

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I'd see if the current set is actually pumping gas before I took them off. If it will run long enough to pump the bowls full; check to see if they are pumping gas. With the car shut off just stick your head over the carbs. and run the linkage; you should be able to see the jets pumping. Unless the linkage is completely gone. If that is gone it may be simpler to put the other carbs on.
You hit the nail on the head. The linkage AND the wiring are missing. I was looking for linkage and got a deal on the whole setup, with carbs, so I bought that instead. As for the fuel, sometimes I think I hear it spraying, but can't see any visually. Looks like I better swap the carbs.
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I'd see if the current set is actually pumping gas before I took them off. If it will run long enough to pump the bowls full; check to see if they are pumping gas. With the car shut off just stick your head over the carbs. and run the linkage; you should be able to see the jets pumping. Unless the linkage is completely gone. If that is gone it may be simpler to put the other carbs on.
I think you are referring to the accelerator pumps.

The jets are typically in the venturis and don't have fuel flow unless air is going through and creating low pressure.

In any case, working accelerator pump is somewhat of a good sign, but as I have pointed out, the guy pulled this into a field to fix SOMETHING in these carbs and didn't finish. After which 2 years of dirt and dust and moisture into open fuel lines and carbs. So replacement ones are a better shot.
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How hard is it to remove a wiring harness from one of these cars?

I'm wondering if I should part out my 250 now.

My carbs need accelerator pump work because the car sputters at acceleration, but otherwise, it's running well.

Some things I think you could use:
- wiring harness
- my carbs, linkage, etc
- shifter column
- ignition and a full set if matching locks, and the datacard and full knowledge of the car they come from.



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How hard is it to remove a wiring harness from one of these cars?

I'm wondering if I should part out my 250 now.

My carbs need accelerator pump work because the car sputters at acceleration, but otherwise, it's running well.

Some things I think you could use:
- wiring harness
- my carbs, linkage, etc
- shifter column
- ignition and a full set if matching locks, and the datacard and full knowledge of the car they come from.



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I hoping that the shifter column problems is just a pin that is stuck or something simple. If you see the condition of this car's interior and the condition of the engine bay you would think it was two different cars. A couple of hours spent cleaning the interior and it will look like a million bucks.
Looks like I won't get to work on the car before Monday though. I work tomorrow and Keels and Wheels is Sunday. Maybe I will get to meet Wayne Carini. I am dying to get his opinion on the future desirability of the 107026.
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Got a chance to work on the car a bit this morning. Actually was able to make it idle for a couple of minutes. The replacement carbs I bought were only able to donate one linkage rod. I still need the long one with the two adjustment nuts, if anyone has one for sale.
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Some pics of the seats after I spent some cleaning them with some Mother's VPL cleaner. Slowly getting it into shape.
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You need to bring that to Centerville.

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You need to bring that to Centerville.
I REALLY want to, but looks like I won't have it ready in time. Still missing some carburetor linkage, need to pull the tank and make sure it is clean, and the steering column has a problem. The shifter won't shift out of park. Those are just the immediate needs and I probably won't get to spend more than 2 or 3 hours on the car in the next week, if that much. The plan at the moment is to drive the 380SLC 5.6. I haven't driven it that far before so it would be a good outing, if the climate control doesn't act up again.
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