1967 Chevy Camaro hedders

Tiny
RICHARD COURTNEY
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  • 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 62,000 MILES
Why do my hedders GLOW BRIGHT RED after car has run for 15 minutes. The car runs good but this is starting to bother me. Will it catch on fire or melt something down
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 4:59 PM

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Tiny
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You probably have it running to rich making it do that. It could be running on the lean side as well, depending on what part of the country you are in. LIke mountains out west. You should try detuning it a little bit so it can not get so hot. If you hav this setup for drag racing it won't matter if you detune it a little for he street. You can alwas set it up for the rack anytime, just write the stuff down so you can put it back. Check your exaust gaskets at the block for leakage as you may be getting air in there doing that as well.
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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I FOUND MY ANSWER AT A BOAT REPAIR SHOP ,BUY ACCIDENT. I PUT STABUL FUEL ADDITIVE IN THE TANK FOR WINTER STOREAGE. I DIDN'T KNOW IT WOULD RAISE THE OCTAIN OVER 100%. I TOOK HALF THE FUEL OUT AND PUT 87 OCTAIN BACK IN. CAR RUNS FINE NOW. I GUESS OLD CARS DON'T LIKE HIGH OCTAIN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. I WILL RESET THE CARB!!


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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
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If your car has over a 10.5-1 compression the octane rating shouldn't even bother the engine. But if you put in 87 octane and it helped i' would beleive it more bad fuel than anything else. I personnally don't use stabil as it was invented for 2 stroke engines which have oil mixed in the fuel not a 4 cycle engine. Fuel nowadays is only good for about a year so the best thing to do is make sure you use all the fuel in your tank so you start the fall orwhen you put the car up with fresh fuel. Alot of people beleive in stabil, I just don't prefer to use te stuff my self. Glad it fixed though.
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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 AT 4:07 PM

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