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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 06:05 PM
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OMG Tri-Power... I'd almost forgotten. Never owned one of course but there was this friend of a cousins brother in law......

Hey, I think I knew that brother in law's high school girlfriend's mother in law. Small world, huh?

Oh, wait a minute...
...turns out that was some other guy who knew her.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 07:36 PM
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Back in 65 my dad had a tri-powered gto, man was that thing fast. He traded it in, in 74 for a Plymouth Duster. At the time the goat had over 150,000 untouched original miles on it. They took it off his hands for $75.00 in trade. Yes you read that right 75 dollars. Years later we found out it was a 1 of 1 produced car with those options. I remember to this day my father asked me if I wanted the car. I said no who wants that old yellow thing. I think I made a mistake, don't you?

PS. My father who is 95 now is a widow, still drivers and lives by himself. I think that car had something to do with it.
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Linkage on those GTO Tri-Power carbs can be a real problem in the colder temperatures of Antarctica.
Strange the Tri power linkage on the 69 Corvette never was a problem .... well in arkansas anyway
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It never gave you a problem if you used it enough and it was made to be used.
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Well....there was two types of Tri-Power linkages, vacuum operated and progressive operated. Progressive (when adjusted properly) was the better of the two. There were quite a few 348 Tri-Powers back in the day (1958 - 1960)...........!
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I had a 1967 VW when I was a kid. All it had under the hood was the spare tire.

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I had a 1967 VW when I was a kid. All it had under the hood was the spare tire.
Mine had a spare engine in the trunk.
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i would think that either a cable is sticking a little or a vacuum leak,but then a vacuum leak should not be intermittent
Yes a vacuum leak can be intermittent. I just repaired a 3,0 Duratec that uses O-rings just like the GL1200. It would seal and run right then it would not seal and idle faster. luck of the draw. I feel like Dennis and his switches but I always check vacuum leaks first when there is an idle or low end issue that goes away with increased speed. Many times when a post reads idle issue or low end issue but runs fine at speed I think vacuum. Sorry Dennis. Didn't mean to pick on you. Especially seeing you are right on many times. Switches and vacuum leaks. GL's Achilles Tendon.

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Mine had a spare engine in the trunk.
That was a good car. It never used a drop of oil. It actually made oil. I would have to take a quart out every so often. Until one day it locked up.
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Hi,think I got the hang up issue cleared up,it was the 2/4 carbs butterfly valves not adjusted,I have not yet synced them but now I would like to see what you guys think of this,today on first start up it will backfire slightly after that it seems to do pretty good,then I let it sit for a while and and does it again then runs ok again,I have rebuilt carbs on bikes before with no problems,these on my 86 Goldwing Aspencade seem to want to be bit ornery.
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