About the only way to check for fuel when running is a inline pressure gauge, correct? As far as I know, i've got plenty of fuel to the carb. It will rev up fine if I gun it, just is rough and misses when rpms are slowly increased and are held.
I've been into the distributor and the cap looks good. The posts on the top outside look like they've been scraped, but the distributor rebuild is fairly new. The coil was checked, the module was checked, the cap/rotor was put on new, etc. Any advice as to how to check those out now? I don't have another HEI on hand. Well, I do, but it's in the grain truck (and that runs great
). I know the plugs are getting juice and the cylinders are firing, but that's at idle. Should I try to short them out at 3400 rpm, or isn't that safe?
I believe these are suppression carbon core wires as they are OEM replacements, the quickest wires to get and try at the time. I was running on 4 cylinders at the time before I reset the valves, put in new R44T's, and put in these wires.
I've sprayed aerosol cleaner and also tried using an unignited propane torch in around the intake sealing areas in the front-back-and on the sides, and on the carb base area. I've got a fluctuating vacuum at idle, but the idle is also fluctuating at idle.
I've gone through and reset the lifter preload at 1/4 past zero, or actually 1/4 past quiet while it was running.
I tested both the resistance of the wires that are on there now, and the old Moroso Blue Max 8mm spiral cores, and listed that in my second reply.
One other thing to note is that the plugs on the driver side (side with a possible valve seal leak after revving it hard) are light gray, but show a heat range. And the plugs on the right side are the normal tan with a heat range.