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Old 12-21-2012, 05:14 AM
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i have developed a new situation with this motor, ive lost oil pressure .i have about 20 lbs ,it was running about 60 warm,also the no 1 plug is not firing .i changed plug and wire no difference .i dont know if that would be in the cap or what would be causing this .i havent pulled valve covers yet to check on travel on rockers to see if cam lobe is worn.im getting frustrated with this motor ,and so is the wife lmao

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Sound to me like your timing is off. I know you said u checked the wires but make sure they are not moved one post over. Or you might have it 180 out. I once had my El Camino with the wires moved one post over and the timing 180 out and it stil ran without missing so try that. Did u installed the timming gears stright up. I dont know about oil pressure. Your cap and rotor could be bad also.
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the spark is very weak in the no 1 cyl
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:15 AM
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Sounds like the guy sold you a junker. Thats why im always cautious about buying other guys projects. What was his reasoning for selling the motor? Id sell it and start all over with my own build idea. I am a fan of 305's cause there cheap, readily available, and responds well to bolt on performance parts. GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER YOU DECIDE AND HAPPY HOTRODDING
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i have a 385 stroker sitting on stand,she needs to be gone through i had it built and have about 10,000 miles on it.everything was newly worked or new. block was bored .040 over with new 400 crank cl383,scat rods5700,keith black pistons 134,hastings rings,cam kit cl12-239-3.racing heads with 202 in take and 1.6 exhaust,pete jackson geardrive,scorpion roller rockers,push rods 7812-16,bearings, balanced assembly ,i took this motor out hoping for better fuel milage with the 305,i would like to go with a lumpier cam. the cam that is in it is a rv cam 262/270 duration with 462/480 lift 1300 to 5600 and it didnt have the rumble im looking for .i dont know if there is enough info for letting me know what i want for a cam to make this thing rock.i should also tell you its in a 73 chevy 4x4 with 6 inch lift ,th350 auto 3.73 gears and 35 inch tiresi could use some advise on what to do with it. thanks, bud
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Take number 1 plug out of head. Tell someone to tap the key over while holding your finger in the #1 plug hole. Just tap the key not hold it. When the compression forces your finger out of the hole put the plug back in the head. Take off the distributor cap and see where your rotor is facing. Should be towards #1 cylinder. If its not which it sounds like its not then keep pulling out the distributor and turning it one tooth at a time and dropping it back down clockwise till the rotor is facing #1 cylinder. MAKE SURE all wires are on the right posts. Google a image search of 85 chevy V8 firing order to see what whires go on each posts. Yes Im sure you know the firing order (18436572) but make sure they r on the right post. Does this happen to have EGR by chance?
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no there is no EGR in this
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