Originally Posted by Stubbs82
Found my problem i believe. The #8 exhaust valve lobe on the cam is gone. doesnt look like enough left to even open that valve. And the fun begins now. Thanks for the help though.
Ouch. Looks like you will be buying parts.
One more thing about ignition timing: You don't always need to run the vacuum advance. Mine is plugged, I don't even use it.
When you run a larger cam, they like more initial timing. If your mechanical curve is enough, then you are all set.
My distributor is set for 18 at idle, and around 36 max when I rev it up.
Vacuum advance is plugged.