Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: engine runs like crap why?
It sounds like a timing issue. If the crankshaft damper is origina, you can't trust them 100%. The outer ring can spin and give you a false timing reading. The spitting sounds like timing. Mine did that when I had it 180* out. Is the timing pointer original to the engine? It really sounds like the timing is off. Do the fingure over the #1 cylinder trick or get yourself a piston stop. With the piston stop, you are going to have to remove a valve cover and watch to make sure the pushrods on #1 cylinder are free and not opening the valves making #6 tdc. Then set your dizzy again. Did you have the timing chain off for any reason? If so, when you lined up your marks on the timing gears, did you point the dots toward each other? If so, then you are supposed to spin the crankshaft over another 360* to get the cam gear at 12 and the crank gear at 12. If you left the dots pointed toward each other, then you have timed it at #6 tdc.
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