- Jun 28, 2020
Thanks J.J. was it to correct for variance in the factory springs?Welcome! Looks like a great score from here. The spacer was used to level them, that is a factory install and most had them. I left mine out on my '76 Scout II build myself when putting my 4 in Skyjackers under it.
JJ in TN
I did a Skyjacker on mine that was used. I had to get new u bolts so I did not have this problem. On your shocks, post up a pic, I don't think you'll have any issues with a longer bolt and spacer. My full size IHs have stock metal spacers. Im not a carb guy so I am no help on that battle.
Here is what the bottom shock mounts look like. The front barely clears and the back is making contact. I think I will swap the stock bolt for a 1/2" longer one and add 2 flat washers between the shock and mount.
Well poop. I spent the last hour meticulously taking apart the old thermoquad and taking enough photos to qualify for paranoia just to find that the plastic bowl is cracked. If anyone has advice on the best path to a new carburetor I'm all ears. I'm off to search all the carb threads. For what its worth, most of the emissions stuff has been butchered out by POs so it might be best to start over with a simpler carb set up anyway.
Thats the advice I needed JJ. Does the 1406 require any kind of adapter or is it good to go on a spread bore intake?Spacer should fix that.
and that is disheartening.
If it were mine, I would roll with a Edelbrock 1406. I have several IHs, and all of them except my '76 Scout have this carb (its a 2bbl Holley). Every single one that I have got was perfect right out of the box. Minor adjustments and go with it. Get one thats coded as a 9906 and you'll save some $$ there. They are 600 CFM, I think that will work on your 345. They have the electric choke. The 9906 is factory reconditioned with a warranty.
JJ in TN
Just ordered an Edelbrock 1406 and square carb to spread manifold spacer from Jegs. I will update when it arrives. Ka-ching. That spent my paycheck from guiding fishermen Tuesday.
The inline fuel filter was located in between the block and radiator below the air-conditioning pump. I didn't like the access at this location so I pulled it out along with the rubber and metal lines between the filter and carb. I replaced it all with rubber line and installed a transparent inline filter 8" or so from the carb. Cranked up the engine and once it had fuel it took off like a rocket. The only immediate adjustment I had to make to the 1406 was to turn down the fast idle. Im very pleased with throttle response and performance. Way better than the old thermoquad.