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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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i talked in a earlier thread about the carb and dist i had rebuilt from jerry macneish. anyway, i kept trying to get the int timing down from 30 but it wouldnt idle or want to take off under 1500 rpm. well i just kept moving the dist untill it ran good, i then checked the timing and it was at 40 at idle with the vac disconnected. i know this isnt right. i have a dial back lite, could this be out of calibration or am i doing something wrong? thanks
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I don't want to insult anyone here, but is your timing light connected to the front driver's side plug wire? Did you check to make sure your number one piston is at top dead center when your timing mark is at zero?

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i checked all that because it was a possibity. i figured that it was something i did on the exchange like wires switched or cap on weird. i went over everything with my brother to make sure i didnt goof up anything. i cant figure it out. thanks
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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and yes i brought up tdc and the rotor is just leaving the no1 post on the cap. nowhere near 40 degrees.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by beattie z28:
and yes i brought up tdc and the rotor is just leaving the no1 post on the cap. nowhere near 40 degrees. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Where was the mark on the dampner in relation to the timing marker?

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 12:33 PM
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At what idle rpm is it showing 40 degrees? Pull the rotor and put a rubber band around the advance weights to lock out the centrifugal advance and try it again (with the vac. advance disconnected) so you're measuring true initial advance. If it still shows 40 degrees, sounds like you have the plug wires mis-indexed at the cap by one tower and what you think is the #1 wire (where you have the timing light clamp) is actually the #2 wire, so the light is reading 45 degrees ahead of #1 in the firing order.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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thanks john, ill try that now. george
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 02, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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i went back to the carb that i had and the car idles fine and i can turn the timing down to 17 int without any problems. i dont know how the carb created that problem but it did
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