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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 02, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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tell me if this sounds like a timing problem. when i 1st start off driving , and it is in 1st gear, when i press the pedal (Not flooring it) it hits the second gear, BUT! the car takes off like a rocket as soon as the gears change, feels like an awful lot of torque for just entering i think 2nd possibly 3rd gear and im not even pusing it. theres no noises in the tranny nothing seems abnormal except the sudden surge forward, im thinking its the time , dont get me wrong, im not complaining i love the power and the car runs like a bat out of hell , especially since i blocked off an open vacuum port. mabey i shouldnt be too concerned? i have been wanting to test the timing, but i havent bought a timing gun to do so yet, also would the proper timing setting be 6, for a 305 carbureted enging? my chilton manual i beleive gives me the setting of 6, it does mention to find the timing setting on a sticker in the engine compartment, but i dont have one there. its an 1984 camaro 305 w/Rochestor Q-Jet non computerized carb.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 02, 05:10 AM
 
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Is it an automatic car? Sounds like your "second gear" is the passing gear. Not sure if those are vacuum actuated or linkage operated. Which "open vacuum port" did you block off?

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i always manage to leaver out some sort of detail....yes it is an automatic trans.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 02, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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i forgot to answer your question, the vacuum port on the back of the carb (Rochester qjet) its on the front right side of the carb, not sure which port, but i think it is called a ported vacuum (increases with acceleration) i put a hose with a screw in it. the port coming out of the rear of the carb, i ran to the TVS and then to the EFE valve. i hope i didnt leave anything out?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 02, 06:49 AM
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I'm inclined to agree with Judd, sounds like you are already in 2nd or 3rd and it's down shifting at part throttle and feeling more responsive...

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 02, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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im not to sure. i was playing tonight with it, going slowly and seeing what it did and it really didnt surge, but i tend to have a heavy foot , while on the subject, my car has overdrive, drive, 1 & 2 on my gear selector, which is the proper position for normal driving? ive been using the overdrive position, but for the past couple of days now ive been playing in the Drivve position, i notice my RPMS are higher in the drive gear as opposed to the OD. but hell what do i know...please advise. Thanks Guys err.. and Girls (if their are any females here)

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 02, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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well i found what i thought was a problem...you guys are going to think im stupid but...theres nothing wrong with the tranny shifting, im just a knucklehead, i forgot that i took up the slack on the accelerator cable, the previous owner rigged the cable in some ungodly way so that there was alot of slack in the cable, so naturally when i depressed the pedal there would be a delayed response. so i took off the slack and snugged it up a little, and NOW its responding correctly, its just that i was driving around for a year with the slack in the cable ...i guess we live and we learn..thanks anyway for you suggestions.

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