Re: distributor installation
Followed Steiner's notes above:
The engine is not running very smoothly at all--I checked the timing after the distributor install, and was only able to move it to about 6 degrees BTDC (I cannot "turn" the distributor any more due to wire length--and to be quite honest, it already seems way off from where it used to be. Prior to removing the distributor, it was set at about 14 BTDC, and the tach/batt attachements on the HEI, etc were at about the 3 O'clock position (give or take)...now, at 6 BTDC, those same terminals are at about the two o'clock postion already.
I plan to pick up a new set of wires to fix the lenght issue, but why would the dizzy seem to be so far off of where it used to be?
Also I shoudl note, that I am having a really hard time getitng the engine to run smoothly (it does have a big cam and has always been "lumpy"), but the idel has been very hard to set--I think I may have blown out the carb's power valve--when first starting her up, she had a couple of major backfires, through both exhaust and carburetor.
I know this is long-winded, but any suggestions? (possiby on tunig the Holley 750cfm vacuum secondary carb as well as any timeing concerns)...seems the carb and idle shoud be set before I mess with the timing?
I know this is long-winded--hopefully someone will read it and give me some tips--it is not fun trying to run with the new 4 speed while trying to "nurse" the motor to keep her from stalling out!
406, 10:1, comp xr282HR, Dart Iron Eagle 200cc, Holley Contender dual plane, Holley 750 DP
GM 8.5, 3.73 posi