Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby Alastair » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:29 pm

first thing i would be doing is pissing the sillicon off. go buy a blank sheet of gasket paper and whip up a new gasket... or alternatively buy one to suit.! might not be your problem now, but it will deff be an issue in the future.
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:08 pm

Keep it up coody, we'll get him
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby mof » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:12 pm

How did this end up? Are you sorted? :?:
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. MAYBE EFI REPOWER???

Postby coody » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:42 am

Nah,

Finally found some time yesterday to do a compression test on the engine, not brilliant.

A few pots on 120 psi a few around 105psi and then 2 as low as 75 psi.

Dont know if this is the whole issue but because it seemed to just start playing up all of a sudden one weekend and then got progressively worse.

I havent yet tried removing the carb and then using some proper gaskets.

Given the age of the current engine im not against an engine swap. However i would like to go injected, an engine out of an ef / el/ au falcon as my marinising gear will be a pretty much straight swap.

Does anyone have any experience with ecu setup etc etc that will be needed if i do go down that line?
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby nevergrew » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:29 am

coody wrote:Nah,

Finally found some time yesterday to do a compression test on the engine, not brilliant.

A few pots on 120 psi a few around 105psi and then 2 as low as 75 psi.

Dont know if this is the whole issue but because it seemed to just start playing up all of a sudden one weekend and then got progressively worse.

I havent yet tried removing the carb and then using some proper gaskets.

Given the age of the current engine im not against an engine swap. However i would like to go injected, an engine out of an ef / el/ au falcon as my marinising gear will be a pretty much straight swap.

Does anyone have any experience with ecu setup etc etc that will be needed if i do go down that line?


If you contact or PM Lewy on here, he is the guru with ford inboards and with efi
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby coody » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:58 pm

Awesome,

Thanks mate will do
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby mof » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:24 pm

Definitely time for a new motor or re-build with those compressions... Keep us posted if you go down the EFI re-power route, the biggest costs are wiring loom and ECU, fuel system and tuning. I know GM LS computers can be cheaply hacked and re-tuned by someone in the know. Ford is less common, but maybe lewy is your man.
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby coody » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:36 pm

Wiring shouldnt be an issue as we have 3 autosparkys at work who are very good so that one is covered.

I imagine i will need to get a fuel sender unit like on cars with the return lines etc etc, so that means new tank too.

A fair bit involved no doubt but something im very keen on, as far as im concerned a bit more work and a bit more money for something much better is a no brainer. Given that wifey and i have just bought a house id say new boat is off the cards for a long while so may as well get this one nice
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Re: 302 windsor / holley carb issues. PLEASE HELP!!

Postby 82Juddcraft » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:45 pm

Did ya find out what it was?
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