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Dirtdolla 05-12-2012 01:27 AM

350 sbc ...large cam new dist wont start
 
Ok guys ima be honest I'm not a mech but some things I do know...got a new hei vac adv dist and put in this 350 and now unit barely starts and hard to keep running...i know when I bought car I was told it had a larger than normal.cam ...that and the fact you can hear it ...special instructions when setting initial timing when large cam involved

Richiehd 05-12-2012 09:23 AM

So did it run before? Sounds like you are a tooth off, retarded timing. Bring to TDC on your timing mark, make sure you are compression stroke. Set dist. in pointing to #1 ON THE CAP. Does this help any?
Before you pull dist out, you will see you are a tooth off. Pull dist and then you will have to geta long screwdriver and turn the oil pump shaft until dist. drops right in where you want it.

Energi2DMax 05-12-2012 11:24 AM

did you wire it up correctly the proper firing order that could cause problems and once it is good check timing like the post above me this could help you Firing Order

Good luck

Dirtdolla 05-12-2012 01:57 PM

Yes it ran fine before ....the vac advance studs broke on old one so had to replace ....do I need to adjust the springs that came on there with some other? With the larger cam do I need to do anything different from regular cam? Firing order is correct 18436572....what am I missing

Dirtdolla 05-12-2012 01:59 PM

Richie ....I got it pointing to approx 5:30 and lining up with terminal post ?..do I need to adjust or compensate for cam or possible vac adv weight springs


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