Re: trouble with a ford 429
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> "79ford" <email@example.com> wrote in
>>its smocking white smoke but not loosing water.fouls plugs at or above
>>3200rpm.over heating at idle and road speed. can u help?
> Are you SURE it's not losing coolant?
> Check out the transmission Vacuum modulator... does the vac line have
> tranny fluid in it?
It's been a while, but, yes, a severely blown modulator will cause white smoke out
of the tail pipe and, curiously, not much difference in transmission operation.If the
line is pulled off the trans won't shift?. The overheating at idle may or may not be
connected. If the vehicle is equipped with a fan clutch, it's likely bad if original.
Model and year would help greatly. Is this a stock car, or a 460 in something modified?