gutless going uphill, dies in "R"
My car seemingly runs fine on the level, and will creep also forward at just above idle.
However, going uphill the car can barely get out of its own way until the rpm's creep up to 2500rpm, then the power kicks in like an on/off switch.
At idle, the engine dies when I shift the TH350 to "R" and try to move. The car will creep forward just off idle, but cannot handle reverse unless I gun the throttle. Which kind of sux because I have to back into a tight parking space, and if I don't stop in time, I will knock over my Shovelhead.
The R problem baffles me, but the gutless on hills is reminiscent of the time I had the timing belt one tooth off on a DOHC Mazda.
Here are the specs:
GM 350ci/290hp crate engine
Initial timing set at 6BTDC because I could only get 14lbs vacuum at 4BTDC
Car gets 17lbs vacuum at idle, with dizzy plugged into manifold (full time) vacuum
Edelbrock 1406 (floats properly adjusted now) w/stock 4lb step up springs
MSD 8360 Pro Billet dizzy, dead stock:
VA can 10 degrees max at 15lbs
21 degrees stop bushing
Silver (slowest) advance springs
Right now, the only adjustments immediately available to me are initial timing and step up springs. Everything else seemingly involves springs or jets I don't have at hand. Sorry I cannot post full advance curve numbers, but I'll procure me a dial back timing light during my June trip back to the US of A. I do have the full set of step up springs available from Edelbrock.
67 RS in Japan.
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