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i have a weber conversion kit for that motor somewhere in the shop that I'm saving for that special 250C that comes up.
Front and rear sub frame on that car is the same as your SLC.

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i have a weber conversion kit for that motor somewhere in the shop that I'm saving for that special 250C that comes up.
Front and rear sub frame on that car is the same as your SLC.
I've read that the Webers are the way to go. That is a mod that I have on my list, but it will have to wait for awhile. There is a guy here that is a whiz with carburetors and he will rebuild both my Zeniths for $300, if needed, so I may have to do that. Switching to Webers is way out of the budget in the near future. If you have any spare Zenith Carburetor linkage for sale please let me know.
I thought about saving the '74 SLC drivetrain for this car, just in case, but I offered the car to someone at Keels and Wheels so it will probably be gone soon. I need the space more than I need the car.
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I bought the Weber Redline kit for my 114 years ago. It came fully loaded - adapter plate, etc. The car ran just fine too though I had issues with setting the choke properly.
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Found out today that there will be a swap meet at the annual Texas cruise to Centerville. Maybe I will find some carburetor linkage.
Probably out to take a few things to sell as well.
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In about a week or so, I should have decided which will be the parts car, and have some linkages for you.


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Thanks Fonzi. I appreciate the help. BTW, I was invited to join the board of the local MBCA section yesterday. I accepted. Hopefully, I will be able to increase the membership and participation of the classic/vintage owners.
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If anyone knows how to get the metal plate off the steering column, behind the horn pad, please let me know. I removed the 4 Allen bolts, but it won't budge.
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So you've got the car now running off fuel from the gas tank. So your fuel, air, and spark are all working (close enough to) correctly, and now you are doing what you can to figure out a way to fix the transmission shifter linkage. Right?

And you are trying to figure out why the column shifter won't move. Right?




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So you've got the car now running off fuel from the gas tank. So your fuel, air, and spark are all working (close enough to) correctly, and now you are doing what you can to figure out a way to fix the transmission shifter linkage. Right?

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After putting a scope in the gas tank we were able to see that it was surprisingly clean. I added about 4 1/2 gallons of fresh Super Unleaded to the tank, changed the fuel filter, and the rubber fuel line on both sides of the filter. The car idles great, but the rear carburetor leaks fuel pretty bad once the bowl fills so I can't run it long. The problem I have now is the shifter will not shift from park no mater what I do. I planned to remove the column, but would like a better solution, if anyone has any ideas.
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Have you looked under the car to see if the linkage is not bent up. You may also want to try disconnecting the linkage from the trans to see if it will suddenly free up.

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