Re: where to set timing
I've been going back and forth on running the vacuum advance.
Alright, little bit of a lengthy update; sunday I reset the timing to about 20 deg initial, a bit radical but I figured what the hey, it seemed to run "okay" around the block, connected the vacuum advance and went to bed.
Drove her to work this morning (22 miles approx. each way) going uphill a few different times the A/F gauge leaned way out and the coolant temp gauge went up rather quickly, when I left work I pulled the vac advance and plugged the hose, seemed to run a little better, but I really couldnt tell (started to rain and there was one HECK of a wind today)
From what little knowledge I have I was thinking the uphill was either an indication of advance curve or secondaries not kicking in, I couldn't get any secondary springs today but I got the mr. gasket advance weight and spring kit.
When I pulled the distributor apart I broke one of the "towers" that the center plate presses onto, had to pull it apart and see what I could do, I ended up canibalizing a broken dizzy for that job, got her back together and selected the "medium silver" spring set initial timing at 17 degrees and went for a ride, not so good throttle response at all.
Gave it one more shot and selected the black spring and kept timing at 17 degrees barely got out of the driveway, popping out of the exhaust and NO throttle response...
I'm at my wits end with this thing. Nice looking car but a definate pain in my behind!