Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Jacksonville, FL. USA
I have a 69 SS 396 that I replaced the timing gears with a double roller chain, had larger 2.19/1.88 valves put in the heads. The problem is when I start the car it barely starts and runs like crap. I move the distributer back and forth and the best I can get it to run is at 16 deg. BTDC. When I put the distributer back in initially I set the #1 to TDC and pointed the rotor to that wire on the cap. I verified the wires and they are all separated and in the correct order, the carb has not been touched from before I tore it down.
Something else interesting is the #1 and #6 plugs seem to be fouled. I am running a Comp Cams XE 274 cam and Hydrolic lifters. I adjusted the lifters so using the EO/IC method and they seem to be ok.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I am at a loss here. I think I have done just about everything I know to do but for some reason this thing is not working. Any help will be gladly appreciated.
Team Camaro Gold #137
Team Chevelle 1856
69 Camaro SS396. Hugger Orange, Holley MPFI, TKO600 5spd, 12 Bolt 3.55.
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