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    Hey,
    Been noticing this after starting the Eliminator. Has a Cleveland of unknown mileage. Is this oil, carbon, or excess fuel (which I doubt)?
    Thanks
    Randy
    68 Cougar XR7, Heidt's R&P, Blown 331, 9"
    69 Cougar Eliminator
    71 Pinto-289, auto-ex drag now on street

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    It's hard to tell by the pic but I'd guess the valve seals are going out and letting oil seep into the combustion chamber when sitting. Blowing it out when you fire the engine. Does the engine smoke a little at start-up?
    1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle Stang - Built Not Bought!
    2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle DD - 12 valve Monster

    Current CI Count - 97

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    • #3
      If you don't drive it very often I'd say it's just normal condensation blasting out accumulated carbon out of your exhaust. Since all our daily drivers are fuel injected these days we're just not used to seeing this anymore. You may want to look at how rich your carb is running, especially the choke system, this much sootiness is tough on the piston rings and cylinder walls.
      '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
      My Mach's restoration progress
      My Sprint's restoration progress
      "Never offer advice. Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it." ~ author unknown

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