1) Installed new fuel tank, checked for leaks. Ran fuel pump ressure test, read 5 PSI and held it. Problem was hardline between pump and carb was not cleaned out and trash in the hardline after the pump was pushed into the carb. With no fuel in you could blow through the hardline into the carb. But once fuel was added the large chunks blocked off the fuel and you could not blow through it.
2) Did system check, set cold idle @ 1,250 rpm and base line idle in park @ 600 rpm. Might need to fine tune it to achieve the factory spec of 450 to 500 rpm in gear.
3) Checked duration @ idle and its 29* which is 1/2* more than it should be. This should be fine to get by till I have the body removed from the car and I can install a new distributor. That is if I do not wire in a petronix kit while maintaining use of the reproduction wiring I purchased for the ignition system.
4) Next on my list is the air cleaner, I ordered a gasket set, the sevice decal is out of stock so will have to either wait or order it else where. I also ordered a new headlight switch as I believe this is why I can not manually switch on my dome light and why I have no instrument panel lights. I bench tested one bulb and it was good so I should have some illumination and I have none. Another thing on my to do list is to check the valve clearance. Last time they were set was back in 1963 around 75,000 miles and they are to be checked and adjusted every 15,000 miles. Currently miliage is 155,000, so I will be checking them and setting them to 0.019" hot valve lash, this should also smooth out the idle quality of the engine. It idles smooth but theres a slight roughness to it you can feel. If it does not then it is just how these old cars felt.
5) this wont be anytime soon as I still have to get the spare money. I need to have the orignal radiator recored and if I can not have it done I will have to purchase a new reproduction one for $525. I might be told it would be too time consuming to recore the orignal vs buying new. The other thing is also the brake system, I am looking at $305 before s/h for four wheel cylinders, front and rear spring sets, front and rear shoe hold down sets, two front and one rear brake hoses, a master cylinder, a reproduction metal master cylinder cap (new master cylinders come with plastic cap), and the required brass crush washers needed to attach the hardline to the master cylinder.