Hi, I'm having problems with my 67 camaro. I just pulled it out of the garage after replacing the springs and painting the floorboard. I decided I needed to check the timing on it but when I hooked my new dial back timing light to it, the light flashed erraticlly. For example, it would flash steady for a few seconds (maybe 10) and then miss a beat or two. I hooked my old light up and it did almost the same thing.
The things have done to try to fix this are:
-test the power wire to the distributer
-test the module (autozone tester)
-test the coil (multimeter)
-test all the plug wires (multimeter)
-replace the pickup coil (tested it with a multi meter but it looked a little sketchy)
-replace the cap and rotor
I hooked the dial back light up to my 96 chevy pickup to see if the light was good and it worked fine
The only thing I have come up with is to hook up the alligator clips for the timing light to the battery on my 96 and the inductive pickup to the 67 to see if maybe the motor is firing but the light is having problems pulling power from the battery in the camaro. Would it hurt anything to have the power for the light coming from another car?
The camaro has a 350, TH400 auto, HEI, Edelbrock 600 cfm electric choke carb, dual plane intake. This is all I know about the motor. The previous owner said work had been done to the heads but didn't have specifics. Also I think the cam is bigger than stock b/c I am having a very hard time getting it to idle well (before I had problems with the HEI)
Any suggestions would be appreciated as I have run out of ideas. If any more info is needed please don't hesitate to ask.
Edit: I did a search and came up with alot of info but nothing that I haven't already tried although I am still sorting through the posts.
[This message has been edited by ratchet (edited 09-17-2002).]