If i win the lottery, i just may get one for my 2.8. It DOES have a vacuum leak from somewhere, i thought it was the water pump itself but upon listening closely i cannot conclude it is a "water pump bearing," its coming from my carb with two wires disconnected this is one of them http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_0101.jpg
(with melted-off connectors, one is green the other brown.) Ive started using really thin 5W-20 motor oil and it hasnt leaked, other sites say it "lubricates and transfers heat better, just as long as it does not get fuel diluted" and my engine runs strong, i cleaned it up with piston soaks, it runs very well i dont want to kill it though. So, if i win the lottery and can get this new Holley VariaJet carb shown here http://paceperformance.com/i-6108141...-64-70125.html
then also how much would a "ring job" a la "piston ring" job cost?
I dream of my car, want to keep it running optimal. I wonder if a new carb is needed, is it safe to say the old one may be shot?