I would have considered it except I already ordered parts for the one I have. Besides, I love messing with this stuff; wouldn't be as much fun if all I had to do is slam a new one in! Seems like a good acquisition for you too.
I'm curious, where are you moving from/to?
Dang-it Cap, if I lived in East St. Louis, I'd move too, ha ha! Seriously though, I just had a feeling you were close, that's why I asked. I live south of Waterloo in Monroe County. What town are you in or near to? I totally get it as to why you are moving, and I commend you to the highest. I'm very jealous!
I retired from NGA in St. Louis in 2012. Did you work there? Lots of military there.
Let's meet for lunch before you move. It can be any where or any place(even a fast food place). Let me know. Again, congrats!
I'm in the process of stripping this throttle body and the first thing jumped out at me: the vacuum tube to the fuel pressure regulator was rotten. In no way was it ever getting a signal. Any repros of that out there?
BTW, not 100% sure that "L"-shaped hose is anything but a simple vacuum elbow. If so, could probably substitute any properly sized elbow from the parts store - or simply loop a small piece of vac hose into a cursive "J" shape. It's probably 7/32" or 1/4"...
Just noticed your earlier post as well. I live on the north side of Collinsville, near I-55/70 and Hwy 159. One of my former work mates lives in Waterloo, so I've been down there a few times. You have a good Rural King and the Sears Hardware store. You're only 40-45 minutes away. Definitely down for lunch and a meet-and greet one of these days.
I'm a retired intel officer who closed out my active duty career at Scott AFB. I stayed on for four-plus years as an Air Force civilian before resigning in June. I've done a little work with some NGA folks, both at the (old) St. Louis facility as well as with liaisons based at Scott and in Northern Virginia.
Yep, you hit the nail on the head. I'll fashion my own vacuum tube. I measured 3/16. 1/8 fits too.
If that Arizona place is the same as the one I bought a fuel pump from, never mind. That guy was a jerk on the phone. I know he has lots of G body parts but I'd have to be pretty hard up.
I was Intel officer too, but under that moniker I was a Geospatial Analyst/photogrammetrist.
My Son was working out of Scott until a few months ago. Yes, meet and greet sounds good. When are you moving to TX? Sounds like we were made from the same mold, lol!
Pretty sure it has to go to the bottom. The clip may slide into the groove on the plug either way, but there's a protrusion on the bottom of the injector which the opening of the clip has to straddle.
The injector plug's male side has small retaining ears on the left and right sides, nothing on top, and that full protrusion on the bottom. Can't see how it would go on upside-down; it wouldn't clear that ridge on the bottom:
Yes Cap, you are correct as usual and it only goes on one way. The important thing to note is this: the LASER LIVES! Fired it up an hour ago. Massive exhaust leak and smokes like a bitch, from oil on the exhaust manifold, but all the bugs will be worked out later. It's been in the crypt nearly 2 decades. For now, back to the '67 Dodge Coronet I'm restoring.
Thanks to all for the information, and cool illustrations. Made it easy for me. Great forum!
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