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    Posted: 12-February-2020 at 1:08PM
Hi Forum Members,

My name is Jim and I hail from British Columbia, Canada 

Currently working on a 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 429CJ

Hope to gain some members knowledge on these cars

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 welcome jim! post some pics when you get upgraded Thumbs Up
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Welcome aboard Jim! I have upgraded you so you have full privileges and can post pictures.  We'd love to see that Cyclone  it sounds great.
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Welcome. Yes pics. 
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I tried several times but no luck 

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did you view "how to post pics"? view the tutorial video i did there... thats for uploading from a computer but from a phone is similar
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Tried a few times with no luck, I did read through again

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Welcome to the forum.
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If you leave this box in reply, it won't work.Also, turn off screen rotation if on a droid phone.
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Thanks, but I don’t have that little box
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I’m getting a preview picture, but still can’t post

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Below the oreview are you clicking OK? Once you do that then you should be able to post reply.  It took me a while to figure it out.
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Welcome Jim!
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if you're seeing it but it don't post you must be missing a step???
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I agree, maybe something to do with size

 


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You uploaded the photo fine, I added it to your post. Nice Cyclone! 

Try watching the tutorial video we have in the how to post photos thread. If you see the preview of the photo, all you should have to do is click ok and it should post in the text box.
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Definitely nice. 
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Very nice. Not too many left.
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Hi Forum Members,

just came back on the site and see that my picture finally posted.

Story on the car is it belongs to my Uncle from Vancouver, he bought the car brand new but it hasn’t been driven since 1989.

I told him if he wanted I would come down from where I live pick the car up and bring it home. I’ve been puttering away on it for a couple of months and hopefully I might have it running this week.

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Make sure it manually turns over. That is a long time for exposed cylinder walls to be sitting without protection. Cracking a piston would suck.
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I’ve had the heads off and rebuilt, the engine turns over quite nicely, I also installed new timing chain and gears

For sure I’ll have my fingers crossed
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Excellent. Keep on keepin on.
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Udate

I got the 429 CJ running today, started right up but wouldn’t idle down, I think a little adjustment on the carburetor will help, sounded great and had good oil pressure.

I’ve got a small  coolant leak on the water pump, hopefully not a real big fix, I dread the thoughts of having to pull the timing chain cover to fix this problem as the water pump is bolted to it.

Overall quite happy with my progress for a car that hasn’t run in thirty years

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Why would you have to pull the timing chain cobec?
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Apparently the aluminum timing chain covers can get corrosion on them and the water pump bolts to the cover. Hence the coolant leak is actually caused by the timing chain cover and not the water pump itself 
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Makes sense. Fingers crossed for ya.
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 if you try to tighten or loosen the bolts and it don't feel right stop! sometimes the long bolts through the aluminum cover rust and corrode  if any are you can heat the bolt up and burn out some corrosion so you don't snap a bolt off Wink
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Hi There,

I got some things sorted out today, engine runs good with no coolant leaks, super throttle response.

It’s currently idling at about 1000 RPM, part of the problem is I have the timing set at about 20 BFTDC.
Tomorrow I’ll bring the timing back to 10 degrees and check the PCV, hopefully I can get the idle down to about 700 RPM

Starting to get excited about getting this old Cyclone out for a drive, hopefully in the next week or so

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