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Old 03-16-2013, 11:53 PM
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327 idle problems

I have a 1968 327 with vortec heads dome piston edelbrock intake and 600cfm thunder series carb and I think 292 comp cam hydraulic lifter. I can't get it to idle IM not sure if the carb is adjust right but since I got the car I couldn't get it to idle it runs go od just won't idle. It been sitting up for awhile now and I am going to start work on it this week and I just thought that y'all might be able to help me thanks

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:19 AM
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How much initial ignition timing has it got? If its a 292 comp cam, it will need a ton of static timing to idle properly or just use locked-out timing.
Auto or manual?
If auto, what stall torque converter?



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Do you find that many high compression engines that are used as driving vehicles have hot start issues? I believe there must be. The remote mount solenoid for heat soak will not help . Some beasts have so much seat pressure and compression, they are impossible to turnover after a 100 mile journey. You end up spending some time were ever you end up.

A interrupt is a good idea to try and get it to make that first revolution.

Any other cures?...A timing starter retard might help too. MSD makes a good one.
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I didn't builds the car the guy I bought it from did it does have a 3500 stall and a shift kit it a 350 transmission and it ain't been drove much in fact it ain't been drove on the roads since 08 I been really wanting to get it back going it will run find as long as I keep my foot on the gas but as soon take my foot off it dies set the idle screw I on it and it's pretty much works fine but I thought it wasn't right it has a Mallory hei. How a electric choke would work vs a manual thanks

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I just looked at the motor it doesn't have a vacuum ported it has a spot for it but it's blocked so should I put one on it thanks
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Another hot start tip would be to run a reasonable gauge wire, and keep them short in length.
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I was wrong about the cam it's a 268 comp cam I just talk to the guy who built it he said that the distributor moves when revving up so IM going to check the marks later today thanks
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I was wrong about the cam it's a 268 comp cam I just talk to the guy who built it he said that the distributor moves when revving up so IM going to check the marks later today thanks
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